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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-02-2019, 07:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: How do most work in the city, but live on the boat?

My Wife and I lhave lived aboard from April until November on Toronto island for the past eight years. I commute to work in the city in a small Boston whaler. My wife works from the boat. We have...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 11-01-2019, 08:45
Replies: 36
Views: 3,775
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Will this dinghy be stable

What HP is it rated for ?
Does it have a v bottom?
How much does it weigh?
My first tender was a walker bay with a 2hp Yamaha it worked fine In protected areas.
Forum: Our Community 10-01-2019, 13:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Does anybody use or airbnb when away Cruising?

We live aboard for 6 moths of the year and Air B and B our primary residence in Toronto for that time. We have done it for two years now with no problems. And the income is great. We have a 6 nite...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 21-12-2018, 18:44
Replies: 157
Views: 21,663
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Why do people pay for somebody else's fun?

I have spent the last 25 years doing the heavy lifting on other peoples movies or television shows, so that I can spend evenings and weekends on our boat...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 21-12-2018, 12:35
Replies: 138
Views: 17,337
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Help Me Pay My Way (Well, Not Quite ... )

Now that is a subject i would happily pay to watch on a utube channel! Teach me how to live on my boat for 150 a month!

I have spent the last 25 years doing the heavy lifting on other peoples...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19-11-2018, 09:53
Replies: 65
Views: 7,567
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Garden hoses, what do you use

This year I tried a Stanley fat max garden hose. I think itís the best hose I have ever used. Reacts like rubber but not half the weight.
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 21-01-2018, 12:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By sweetjohn
Weather app that works

What app do you recommend? We are in Grenada and none of my weather apps seem to work.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-01-2017, 09:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,323
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Squeaky Companionway cover

Thanks everyone, some good ideas for sure.
I think the retirement one is the best! but since that is still few years away and the problem looks like fiberglass on fiberglass ware I will have to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-01-2017, 08:30
Replies: 12
Views: 3,323
Posted By sweetjohn
Squeaky Companionway cover

There is a horribly shrill squeak whenever our companionway cover on our Tartan 37 is slid open or closed. i have tried lubricating it with liquid wax. It got better briefly but then seemed to get...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-04-2015, 08:36
Replies: 30
Views: 5,771
Posted By sweetjohn
Re: Sanding with a Vacuum or Tarping and Sanding Without?

Hi Yeti,
One more for Vacuum here! and yes the festool stuff is awesome! however you can get a cheap rigid shop vac at Home depot and a random orbital sander, both for about a hundred bucks. but...
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