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#165436 - 01/28/09 09:27 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: Yuccahead]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Say Dweste, what are the laws regarding charging for short cruises in your area?

It might not pay all the bills, but even just a few friends going for a day sailing might possibly put a bit of fuel in the tanks.
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#165441 - 01/28/09 11:11 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: scafool]
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
A USCG "six pack" Captain's license might be a good place to start, along with the required first aid and CPR training AFTER getting several years good experience in all kinds of weather handling the boat. Not dock time mixing cocktails, but actual boat handling time.
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#165563 - 01/29/09 03:24 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: Stu]
MedB Offline
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Registered: 10/08/05
Posts: 108
Congrats on the boat!

Maybe it's a bit off the original topic, but I always thought the systems used on these vehicles might be perfect for a live aboard boat:

http://www.earthroamer.com/tab_xpedition_vehicles/xvlt1_overview.html

Diesel-powered ceramic stove
Effecient DC compressor fridge
Etc...

And a couple of solar panels will run everything for days/weeks. If you run the diesel and/or have wind turbine that it should go forever.
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#165572 - 01/29/09 05:23 AM 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...
Congratulations!!! Enjoy riding the waves (don't tell my wife, the former swabette, that I said that)...
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#165573 - 01/29/09 05:34 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
waves or W.A.V.E.S.??
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#165574 - 01/29/09 05:40 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: Desperado]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
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Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Whatever turns you on. I guess a lucky sailor might say both...
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#166093 - 02/02/09 05:49 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: OldBaldGuy]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Well, letting the other guy do the plan and prep work ended the way it does too often. The fun day-and-a-half sail through bays he knew into the delta waters I know turned into three-quarters-of-a-day of sailing without getting very far, a tow into a marina and another day-and-a-half tow into the boat's new home.

Venerable and supposedly never-fail diesel motor disabled for unknown reasons, aground once for a stupid reason, and just a long slow haul home. "Comedy" of errors.

Safe. Tired. Grungy. Determined to set a higher standard.

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#166103 - 02/02/09 07:09 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Ah, the life on the water.
Hey Dweste, you might want to look up Tim Anderson's writings on the Instructables site.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Maiden-Voyage-of-the-Free-Yacht/

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#166117 - 02/02/09 08:22 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
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"...diesel motor disabled..."

Major bummer. Good luck with repairs...
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#166182 - 02/03/09 03:54 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: dweste


Safe. Tired. Grungy. Determined to set a higher standard.


So long as you are learning and trying to set a higher standard, you probably will.

Good luck with the diesel.


Edited by Dan_McI (02/03/09 03:54 AM)

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