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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,198
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Dear friends based Newport Beach CA...

Dear friends based Newport Beach CA pre-retirement had a 36' GB, though theirs might have been a bit older than yours, & they cruised Alaska, Baja, both coasts of mainland Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
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Most of those storefront mattress stores have...

Most of those storefront mattress stores have their own factories that should be able to make you a custom mattress at a more reasonable price than a specialty maker. If not, just drive to the next...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,226
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I've been doing RE deals for 40 years, & heartily...

I've been doing RE deals for 40 years, & heartily disagree with that as a blanket statement. Sometimes the person who put down the sign does not have the seller's best interest at heart. Besides,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
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Solar worked very well for me until transited the...

Solar worked very well for me until transited the Panama Canal from the Pacific, where the cloud cover was much less. Immediately added an inexpensive wind generator, which worked great & provided...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,898
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Why? Chances are with 3 cabins such a boat will...

Why? Chances are with 3 cabins such a boat will also have 3 heads, which means a lot more holes in your boat. If you are singlehanding, why do you need all that space & holes? your friends are...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-13-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,538
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I once had occasion to use this technique when my...

I once had occasion to use this technique when my sailboat engine died in the Sea of Cortez on the way to mainland Mexico & there was no wind. Slow, but worked well getting us into port. As I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,195
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Think it was about Feb 1989 I got a call from my...

Think it was about Feb 1989 I got a call from my RE agent in Oriental NC that my perfect retirement waterfront lot had become available. I was teaching in California at the time, so she sent me...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,768
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I've taught Medical Anthropology at the...

I've taught Medical Anthropology at the University of California & Cal Poly, & also have had medical care is several different countries, as well as extensive dental care in Costa Rica, & IMO the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
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Pacific Seacraft is a fine boat. Consider also a...

Pacific Seacraft is a fine boat. Consider also a Fantasia 35, an incredibly roomy boat, complete with a walk-in workshop, & capable of a safe circumnavigation. Peruse Katy Burke's classic "The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,702
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My late skipper used to delight in telling others...

My late skipper used to delight in telling others that I was the only person he ever knew who was disappointed not to have been shipwrecked. He was referring to my relentless research & planning for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
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I'd need a fork in one hand & an Epipen in the...

I'd need a fork in one hand & an Epipen in the other to eat Atkins! Each of us has to find a menu plan that works for us, & the key to successful human adaptation is variety--
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
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Haven't tried a slow cooker, but all your other...

Haven't tried a slow cooker, but all your other devices should bake good bread. I'd try the dutch oven first, with a trivet or something else to elevate your bread pan. Once you master basic...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
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I cruised several years hand-pumping all water. ...

I cruised several years hand-pumping all water. That is actually my preference because it is easy & saves water. I added a plastic tube to the galley spigot so it could be used like a sprayer for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,476
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Indeed, WA State is an entirely different climate...

Indeed, WA State is an entirely different climate than that of San Diego, where this thread initiated. The same principles apply, but in northerly climes you definitely need a boost for your ambient...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,904
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Thunderball was released in 1965; it was preceded...

Thunderball was released in 1965; it was preceded by Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963) & Goldfinger (1964). Interesting to me is that my skipper, Fly Boy, was cast as one of the underwater...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,476
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This is absolutely the safest space heater...

This is absolutely the safest space heater solution, & the only one I allow in my rental units. They are about $35 each at Target/Walmart, & each is sufficient to heat a salon or stateroom & more. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
Posted By Imp
My skipper spent 14 tours in SE Asia (supposedly...

My skipper spent 14 tours in SE Asia (supposedly Vietnam), eating some gawdawful things. One week he subsisted solely on rice bugs. He'll be 83 this fall. Wanna know what I feed him--whatever the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,087
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I dunno. I'm more of a rabid girls' HS...

I dunno. I'm more of a rabid girls' HS volleyball/basketball fan, but if great-granddaughter #2 makes it into Annapolis next year, I'd be tempted to hoist a goat standard.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Imp
Depends--California has been known to try to...

Depends--California has been known to try to claim taxes on out-of-country-never-to-return boats. A dear friend had to ride up bus 24 hours each way (have done that that & it is no picnic in a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Imp
This is what I did with now-grown grandson when...

This is what I did with now-grown grandson when he was a tot--"Wanna go see if we can find some whales?" With his mom, it was "We're going to Catalina, yeah!" The first generation of offspring just...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
Posted By Imp
Note that in tropical latitudes yeast goes...

Note that in tropical latitudes yeast goes bonkers, so normal recipe rise times go out the door. Even noting the minimal yeast measurement in this recipe, I recommend any bread baker keep a close...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
Posted By Imp
And the old is new again! Without the Splenda &...

And the old is new again! Without the Splenda & vanilla, that's how I've been making smoothies for the past 3 decades.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By Imp
I've always kept my logs in pencil in case of...

I've always kept my logs in pencil in case of moisture mishap.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
Posted By Imp
Diet fads cycle--today (& yesterday) Paleo,...

Diet fads cycle--today (& yesterday) Paleo, Atkins is long in the tooth, & I remember the days when high carbs were the fashionable way to health. Before that the fad was the Drinking Man's diet,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
Posted By Imp
In my experience, propane is available pretty...

In my experience, propane is available pretty much everywhere in the Western Hemisphere, though for convenience, I always carried a spare tank. It's really a simple & fun endeavor, well-suited to...
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