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Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 19-08-2012, 13:04
Replies: 35
Views: 4,850
Posted By drew.ward
Re: The real lifonomics of sailing / cruising

Well perhaps you guys just lost some of the labor and visa benefits other commonwealth countries get. Unless you've got a UK/Irish grandparent, it's been my understanding that Canadians are equal to...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 19-08-2012, 12:25
Replies: 35
Views: 4,850
Posted By drew.ward
Re: The real lifonomics of sailing / cruising

Oh I think you guys are on key with the self-made part. It's still the one characteristic that sets Americans apart from others. I have to say that having returned to college a couple of times...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 19-08-2012, 09:33
Replies: 35
Views: 4,850
Posted By drew.ward
pirate The Real Lifonomics of Sailing / Cruising

Hi everyone,

I've been reading through the various new and long-running threads about making a living while cruising and living aboard and how much it costs and the trade-offs and all of that and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-08-2012, 16:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By drew.ward
Re: Solar on the hull?

All good points...

I suppose I should have prefaced this with the fact that this is for a demonstrator vessel which will be testing and refining application of various green technologies to...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-08-2012, 08:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By drew.ward
Solar on the Hull ?

Just curious, has anyone on here every played around with putting solar on the hull of your boat?

We've been playing with the idea of attaching thin-film flexible solar all along the sides of our...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-08-2012, 08:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,542
Posted By drew.ward
Re: Pod Placement on a Powerboat Refit

@Heritage,

I got an email back from the president of Vycon. He's said that their product has to be so stable that even the small amount of motion of a ship would preclude them from functioning...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-08-2012, 19:17
Replies: 7
Views: 3,542
Posted By drew.ward
Re: Pod Placement on a powerboat refit

Thanks for the lead Heritage.

I had never heard of these guys but spent a while digging through their site. It looks interesting but the website itself seems to be a bit purposefully ambiguous...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-08-2012, 11:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,542
Posted By drew.ward
Pod Placement on a Powerboat Refit

Hi everyone,

I am working on a project that's a bit off from the norm for this site but I also know that you guys are an invaluable source of information (and sometimes entertaining...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-08-2009, 07:04
Replies: 29
Views: 15,643
Posted By drew.ward
It's definitely a matter of layout. I've...

It's definitely a matter of layout.

I've seen 30 foot boats that were rigged in a way that it seemed like they'd be a hassle for two people much less one. I've recently seen a 65' Bermuda custom...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-08-2009, 14:51
Replies: 33
Views: 3,294
Posted By drew.ward
Supposedly Florida allows them to dump as they...

Supposedly Florida allows them to dump as they are coming into port.

This state is weird. Some marinas (varies by county) just let you flush your untreated sewage right into your slip. And when...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-08-2009, 11:53
Replies: 33
Views: 3,294
Posted By drew.ward
No prob on the thread drift guys...it's a very...

No prob on the thread drift guys...it's a very valid issue that merits discussion.

I wonder if it could be a combination of updwelling and red tide. There have been a ton of pelicans out and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-08-2009, 09:14
Replies: 33
Views: 3,294
Posted By drew.ward
We actually haven't had much more than normal...

We actually haven't had much more than normal here and our main river (the Indian River) really isn't even a river but just a brackish space between the barrier island and the mainland.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-08-2009, 09:03
Replies: 33
Views: 3,294
Posted By drew.ward
Silly Ocean Question

OK, I'm asking this because I honestly don't know the answer and it has me curious:

Normally the water here in Melbourne, FL is sort of teal colored and a little cloudy but overall pretty clean. ...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 18-07-2009, 18:00
Replies: 15
Views: 3,130
Posted By drew.ward
If you have 5 months why not spend a few weeks in...

If you have 5 months why not spend a few weeks in Haiti. They need everything!

And if the kids are old enough, bring a book called Mountains Beyond Mountains for reading during the journey. It...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 18-07-2009, 17:58
Replies: 15
Views: 3,258
Posted By drew.ward
If Bill wants to prevent damage from Hurricanes...

If Bill wants to prevent damage from Hurricanes it's easy. All he has to do is run them on Windows and they'll likely make it just about to shore then lock up for some unknown reason and just...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 18-07-2009, 07:57
Replies: 69
Views: 6,392
Posted By drew.ward
(in order of my level of poverty at the time) ...

(in order of my level of poverty at the time)

Sol
Red Stripe
Franziskaner
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 17-07-2009, 11:53
Replies: 39
Views: 6,823
Posted By drew.ward
Actually this issue on tethering is with AT&T. ...

Actually this issue on tethering is with AT&T.

You could always do it with 3rd party software but it wasn;t an approved app.

The new 3.0 software has tethering fully built in now, but AT&T so...
Forum: Navigation 16-07-2009, 22:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By drew.ward
I don't know of any guides, but I lived in...

I don't know of any guides, but I lived in Veracruz for a year. Tuxpam is decent and you can pull up in the river in the center of town (it's where Castro left out of for the invasion). South of...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 16-07-2009, 20:12
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
Posted By drew.ward
Dude get it right away! That's coming from...

Dude get it right away!

That's coming from someone who was shopping around insurance companies and a month into the process my last boat sank in a hurricane.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 16-07-2009, 11:07
Replies: 213
Views: 21,556
Posted By drew.ward
Oh is that what those things are for? I used...

Oh is that what those things are for?

I used to see them in the super markets in Mexico sometimes. They look almost like a home made sieve or something.
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-07-2009, 09:15
Replies: 18
Views: 3,505
Posted By drew.ward
Right, on shore at the signal source it connects...

Right, on shore at the signal source it connects to a router, but on the boat all you need is a computer with a wifi connection. It's software driven. They do have a box that can run independently...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 16-07-2009, 07:15
Replies: 213
Views: 21,556
Posted By drew.ward
I think we call it a Chemex in the US. It...

I think we call it a Chemex in the US.

It looks like an hourglass with the top cut off and you simply pour hot water over ground coffee in a paper cone filter.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15-07-2009, 06:10
Replies: 196
Views: 17,727
Posted By drew.ward
You know the McDonald's jokes are crazy because...

You know the McDonald's jokes are crazy because in all my years I have never met an American that averages as much McDonald's in a year as most of the Europeans I know.

I was amazed by the sheer...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-07-2009, 06:02
Replies: 18
Views: 3,505
Posted By drew.ward
I've used a sling setup and loved it. You do...

I've used a sling setup and loved it.

You do need a good bandwidth connection at the source with a nice upload rate. That usually means you have to subscribe to one of the higher cable DSL...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-07-2009, 06:03
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By drew.ward
I have to say that in shopping for boats the one...

I have to say that in shopping for boats the one thing I can't get over, even though some of them have some great designs, is that so many multi-hulls are just soooo damn ugly!

I have seen a few...
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