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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-01-2012, 06:11
Replies: 32
Views: 17,856
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Challenge of a 6 Foot Draft in the Keys and Bahamas

We are in a 6 ft. draft sailboat and heading for the Florida Keys. We can't decide if we should go down the ICW or take the Hawk Channel. How far
down can we go?
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 03-01-2012, 06:06
Replies: 52
Views: 55,119
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Inexpensive Ice Maker ?

Update: we have been using our Newair icemaker for several months now, and are very happy with it. Got is on Air-n-Water.com. When motoring, we run the icemaker off our Xantrex 2k watt inverter. When...
Forum: Navigation 15-11-2011, 05:35
Replies: 0
Views: 1,311
Posted By Sailorman1249
Navionics on Droid smartphone

I have a strong recommendation to make, based on personal experience over the last week.

On reading in a Westsail Owners Assn blog that the Navionics navigation s/w on Droid smartphones is a great...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 05-11-2011, 06:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Clean Wake - Trash Reduction

...In the Bahamas, we just had to get rid of our trash once and paid $2 a bag at a marina. That evening back on the boat at anchor, we had a nice surprise: They were burning all the trash...just...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 04-11-2011, 07:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Clean wake - trash reduction

Thanks Mike. I've considered constructing a compactor from a simple lever & reiinforced container. Curious what kind of contraption you mention. Can you tell me about it?
Best wishes
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 04-11-2011, 05:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By Sailorman1249
Clean Wake - Trash Reduction

Hello all,

We are in South Carolina, getting ready to head South for a cruise of indefinite period. A life-long dream for both of us.

Among the things we are researching is ways to mitigate the...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-11-2011, 03:02
Replies: 154
Views: 96,617
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Rule Bilge Pump Float Switch Problems

Thanks for all your thoughts. It seems my concerns about the Rule float switches are confirmed. In the end I bought another Rule and a Johnson. We do have natural energy sources--wind & solar. But...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 01-11-2011, 07:25
Replies: 154
Views: 96,617
Posted By Sailorman1249
Rule Bilge Pump Float Switch Problems

I have a Ruleamatic standalone float switch that surprised and concerned me when it began sticking "on" when testing it by running water into the bilge. I looked at customer reviews on WM, and thru...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 19-05-2011, 02:47
Replies: 52
Views: 55,119
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Inexpensive Ice Maker ?

Thanks for all the great ideas! More than I expected, all very helpful.
Best wishes for fair winds,
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 13-05-2011, 13:56
Replies: 52
Views: 55,119
Posted By Sailorman1249
Inexpensive Ice Maker ?

I see a lot of inexpensive ice makers coming on the market ~~$200. Anyone had experience with any of these? Any recommendations? Thanks!
Will
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 13-05-2011, 13:52
Replies: 216
Views: 24,234
Posted By Sailorman1249
Re: Any Coffee Drinkers ?

I boil water on the stove and run it thru a Melitta funnel with cone filters. Best & simplest way, since 1970. Funnel cost me $4 and refuses to die.
Forum: The Library 26-09-2009, 02:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,134
Posted By Sailorman1249
Thanks Cormorant. I checked out Bookfinder, very...

Thanks Cormorant. I checked out Bookfinder, very cool. One note: a search for one of my favorite authors, William A. Robinson's Return to the Sea, turned up 17 books on Bookfinder, none of them...
Forum: The Library 24-09-2009, 14:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,134
Posted By Sailorman1249
Glad you had a good experience, Solitude. FWIW,...

Glad you had a good experience, Solitude. FWIW, Abebooks is a small programming shop in Victoria B.C., basically what a portal for used bookstores around the globe. When I was out there recently...
Forum: Meets & Greets 24-09-2009, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sailorman1249
Thanks for the welcome, Cliff, John, Blueayes ...

Thanks for the welcome, Cliff, John, Blueayes
Spent the day prepping the port side for bottom paint job. Tired and sore. On to Starboard tomorrow! We anchored one night at the mouth of Broad Creek...
Forum: The Library 19-09-2009, 12:26
Replies: 7
Views: 2,134
Posted By Sailorman1249
Best Used Book e-Store

IMHO, hands-down slam-dunk best place on the web to shop for used books:
www.abebooks.com (https://www.abebooks.com)

Got everything Moitessier, William A. Robinson, Smeeton, etc. wrote, good...
Forum: Meets & Greets 19-09-2009, 06:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sailorman1249
Captain Bill, You're right, just 10 miles away....

Captain Bill,
You're right, just 10 miles away. We anchored overnight at Broad Creek on our way to Ocracoke a few weeks ago.
Will
Forum: Meets & Greets 19-09-2009, 03:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sailorman1249
Thanks for the welcome. I'm at Sailcraft yard,...

Thanks for the welcome. I'm at Sailcraft yard, been here since the 10th. Inspected and serviced all my older thru hulls-- 1 Wilcox Crittenden, 5 Groco SVs. Next: bottom job.
When we first arrived in...
Forum: Meets & Greets 18-09-2009, 10:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sailorman1249
Greetings from Oriental, NC

Hi everyone,
I joined Cruisersforum today after a Google search on a specific topic turned up some great information.
I have retired for a while and am busy preparing my Westsail 42 Varua Ti'ama...
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