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#163467 - 01/16/09 07:12 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...How do those things stand up to heavy use?..."


Beats me, I have never used one. Closest I came was talking to a couple of RV'ers as they launched theirs, they said that they loved it...

Here is some more info on them I found...
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#163613 - 01/17/09 09:49 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: OldBaldGuy]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Okay. "Almost for sure" approvals from the marina and boat insurance guys. Working on California DMV paperwork. Hope to sail the boat to its new home the weekend of January 24th. Transition to liveaboard probably take a couple weeks, fully moved out of everywhere else . . . ?

Scrub down, basic equipment for liveaboard, shakedown mini-cruises in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Franciso Bay area, maintenance schedule, upgrade priority list, navigation class(es), etc. Goal is to cruise out under the Golden Gate bridge for some limited coastal cruising - possibly by Fall 2009 and certainly by Spring 2010. Ultimately intend to cruise to Mexico and Alaska.

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#163620 - 01/17/09 10:13 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Do You have your Pie Rate flag yet?!!!

I wish you all the best on your voyages, nothing but the finest kind.


Edited by scafool (01/19/09 11:44 AM)
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#165320 - 01/27/09 07:36 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: scafool]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Sailboat purchase closed - seller financing (it's good to have friends). Insurance purchased for the year. DMV paperwork filed and fees paid. Marina fees to be paid today or tomorrow. Sailing her home Friday, and if necessary, Saturday.

The adventure begins!

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#165328 - 01/27/09 07:55 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
scafool Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
"I have done more for San Francisco than any other of its old residents. Since I left there it has increased in population fully 300,000. I could have done more -- I could have gone earlier -- it was suggested.
- undated letter quoted in Mark Twain: A Biography"

Anchors away my friend! Here's to a life of adventure on the high seas.


Edited by scafool (01/27/09 09:06 PM)
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#165341 - 01/27/09 08:52 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: scafool]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
AWESOME!!

Congratulations with your purchase I am truly very happy for you!

-Todd
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#165342 - 01/27/09 09:03 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Ah, a life at sea... I'll be lifting a glass of rum tonight in your honor!

-Blast
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#165348 - 01/27/09 10:06 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: Blast]
yelp Offline
Member

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 169
Loc: Colorado
Cheers!

We look forward to updates from the high seas!
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#165361 - 01/27/09 11:58 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: Stu]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2800
Loc: La-USA
In my experience, all of the onboard dogs that I have been around, go to the bow or "A" mount (or mount 81, 31, 51, or the fwd missile launcher) to do their business.

The crews keep a square bladed shovel nearby to scoop the solids overboard, and a hose to wash everything down.

On a fiberglas boat, I'd recommend a plastic scoop and a 5 gal bucket with a long line tied to the handle. You can use seawater to washdown the designated "pooping spot"!!!
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#165372 - 01/28/09 12:19 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
Yuccahead Offline
Member

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 199
Loc: W. Texas
I'm more than a tad envious. Congratulations.
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