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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-02-2013, 08:29
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Posted By billgow
Re: Attitude

Nice Schionning G-Force 1500
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-02-2013, 08:15
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Posted By billgow
Re: Attitude

That's a sweet looking boat, Factor. What is it?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-01-2013, 07:22
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Views: 64,423
Posted By billgow
Re: If you could pick anything, what would you choose?

https://www.cruisersforum.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1142806_0_e8c24b1723448de814a922d8b4f57fbd.jpg
Forum: Meets & Greets 12-03-2011, 21:17
Replies: 21
Views: 2,386
Posted By billgow
Re: Cruiser Recommendations

Welcome to Cruisers Forum! This is a soft landing compared to what youíd experience at something like Sailing Anarchy (https://www.sailinganarchy.com/) so donít let anything so far discourage you....
Forum: Cruising News & Events 25-02-2011, 19:57
Replies: 277
Views: 35,068
Posted By billgow
Forum: Cruising News & Events 25-02-2011, 19:41
Replies: 277
Views: 35,068
Posted By billgow
Re: Another Yacht Has Been Pirated

I don't know what that's supposed to mean but the motto is;

Semper Fidelis Latin for "Always Faithful"
Forum: Challenges 17-12-2010, 19:44
Replies: 94
Views: 13,699
Posted By billgow
I didnít see anything in DOJís opening post to...

I didnít see anything in DOJís opening post to suggest there couldnít be discussion of the final option, he did say he doesnít want this to deteriorate into a ďgun threadĒ.

While Iím not only an...
Forum: Challenges 16-12-2010, 05:51
Replies: 94
Views: 13,699
Posted By billgow
What do you figure, 20 to 50 watts @ 12 V ?

What do you figure, 20 to 50 watts @ 12 V ?
Forum: Challenges 16-12-2010, 05:33
Replies: 94
Views: 13,699
Posted By billgow
That's what I got from the "big three" as well. ...

That's what I got from the "big three" as well.

Thanks for the heads up on JRC. I'll check them out.
Forum: Challenges 15-12-2010, 09:05
Replies: 94
Views: 13,699
Posted By billgow
Do you feel comfortable that this allows for some...

Do you feel comfortable that this allows for some measure of security? How far out can you set your perimeter? Does it pick up small things like inflatables, jet skis, swimmers? What kind of alarms...
Forum: Challenges 14-12-2010, 18:30
Replies: 94
Views: 13,699
Posted By billgow
I sent e-mail to Raymarine, Garmin and Furuno...

I sent e-mail to Raymarine, Garmin and Furuno asking about using radar to alert cruisers to approaching danger. I don't know a lot about these things but from what I got back, I think only Furuno has...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 11-12-2010, 16:38
Replies: 121
Views: 18,713
Posted By billgow
More like those who weren't there. ...

More like those who weren't there.

Everything we watch, hear or read is tainted by someone else's perspective Ė or worse Ė their agenda.

:popcorn:
Forum: Cruising News & Events 11-12-2010, 14:51
Replies: 121
Views: 18,713
Posted By billgow
Unless you were there, it's all speculation. ...

Unless you were there, it's all speculation.

I'm going to speculate the young lady scared the thugs off with what they assumed to be something much more threatening than a flare launching device...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 11-12-2010, 08:52
Replies: 121
Views: 18,713
Posted By billgow
Come on Gordy, youíre too valuable to loose. ...

Come on Gordy, youíre too valuable to loose.

You know you can be excommunicated on this forum for suggesting anyone might defend themselves with one of those g-word thingies.

Canít we change...
Forum: Challenges 11-12-2010, 08:34
Replies: 94
Views: 13,699
Posted By billgow
I like the high intensity light and sound (sirens...

I like the high intensity light and sound (sirens and recorded dogs).

I know any kind of canned gas will probably be a disaster for the user. Itís human nature to approach from down wind...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 06-12-2010, 20:30
Replies: 135
Views: 67,661
Posted By billgow
I would think a guy who sells jets would be a...

I would think a guy who sells jets would be a little more performance minded
https://www.gunboat.com/safari.php

This one will probably be a smoker too
2010 Morrelli & Melvin MM-62 Sail Boat For...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 05-12-2010, 17:48
Replies: 121
Views: 18,713
Posted By billgow
First Rule – Stay away from places where danger...

First Rule – Stay away from places where danger is a probability

Second Rule – If you just have to be there, be prepared to defend yourself.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 05-11-2010, 14:37
Replies: 85
Views: 9,558
Posted By billgow
I've never known beer to turn that fast. Of...

I've never known beer to turn that fast. Of course almost all mine went into 5-gallon soda kegs.

The only solution is to drink it faster!
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 04-11-2010, 18:41
Replies: 16
Views: 3,632
Posted By billgow
I think in this size, the cats from down under...

I think in this size, the cats from down under offer the best bang for the buck. If it were me, I'd be looking at something like this;

Grainger Raider 302 Sailing Catamaran: Sailing Catamaran for...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-11-2010, 17:53
Replies: 85
Views: 9,558
Posted By billgow
Sorry, I missed this. I was thinking the thin...

Sorry, I missed this. I was thinking the thin water bottles would probably blow too. I'm not worried about a beer getting skunky from a 5 gallon batch, it doesn't last that long... ;)
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-11-2010, 08:58
Replies: 85
Views: 9,558
Posted By billgow
I installed a 220V water heating element into my...

I installed a 220V water heating element into my kettle and put it on a timer. It was set to have the water at 180 degrees by the time I walked into my garage. I found this saved me a couple hours in...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-11-2010, 08:41
Replies: 85
Views: 9,558
Posted By billgow
The extracts I used when I started brewing were...

The extracts I used when I started brewing were liquid malts in sealed plastic bags, pre-measured for a 5-gallon batch. You would have to add your own steeping grains, hops and yeast. This gives you...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-11-2010, 05:54
Replies: 85
Views: 9,558
Posted By billgow
Interesting read. Like so many, I started...

Interesting read.

Like so many, I started out with extract brewing and ended up with a 40 gallon, all stainless brewery and small walk in refer consuming most of my garage. I even had an agreement...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 27-10-2010, 06:07
Replies: 98
Views: 27,909
Posted By billgow
Great stuff! Iím sketching out a catamaran...

Great stuff!

Iím sketching out a catamaran and lead acid batteries are not even an option. I had LiFePo batteries and solar in mind from the beginning with wind generators as a back up while at...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 13-06-2010, 14:47
Replies: 500
Views: 47,290
Posted By billgow
BINGO - Hand the man a cigar!

BINGO - Hand the man a cigar!
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