"During a trans-Atlantic delivery and three days out of Horta our fresh water tanks developed a leak during a F7-9 storm that contaminated our drinking water. We had plenty of bottled water so elected to continue on. Two days out of the Chesapeake we…"
Spending my days motorcycle touring, sailing, and family.
Sittin on my butt!
Delivery sailing and assisting owners sailing since retirement.
I've been lucky enough to have sailed both full coasts of the US and Mexico, the Great Lakes, entire ICW, Bahamas, PR, VI's, Vancouver Is, Horta, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, four trans-Ats, one transPac.
A Panama Canal transit and sailing the South Pacific is high on my "hit list" of places I'd like to sail.
Spend the rest of my time between sailing 'n riding the scoot.
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I installed Lifeline AGM batteries upon commissioning the boat when new. I used GPL 27T's on the engine start and bow thruster service. I used the 6 volt GPL 4ct's in the house bank ( total of six, 660 amp hour capacity)I just had to replace both of the GPL27T's. Boat was commissioned in July of 2008, so a bit over 7 years life obtained from those two. Hope to get at least a year or more from the house side, as they have been managed carefully.Just data for those interested,Sams/v LONGHAWKI B43…See More
"hawaii%20sailing%20002.JPG Tracker%20Round%20Trip%202015.PNG For anyone contemplating an ocean crossing with a Cascade 36, just wanted to share two items I incorporated, that were really useful on a recent round trip to Hawaii.
"Even though I owned an 1980 O'Day 30, I can't answer that question. However, a builder that screws in hand rails on a 30 foot cruiser would be asking for liability claims. I don't believe O'Day would have done…"
My Oday is an '84 Oday 30. It does have one or two white caps on the cabin overhead, but it also has an interior handrail that is mounted on black rubber blocks. I removed a bung from one of the interior handrails and…"
It depends. What model O'Day are we speaking about? Who put the rails on in the first place? Are there white caps about 3/4 of an inch on the cabin overhead under where the handrails are? If yes, the rails are…"