"hey joel..thanks for your comment on gulf coast sailors... I truly appreciate you speaking up.. I don't have a proble with anyone here. think we might get some warm weather soon? its beautiful out today but not as warm as I hoped..."
"You're correct Bella, one is a river, one is a bay, but seeing as how she had to transit the mouth of Tampa Bay to get to the Manatee I figured she knew where Tampa Bay is and could thus decipher what "across Tampa Bay" meant. Regatta…"
Are you or will you be in the Caribbean this winter? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that are close by? If so, then you should join and share your experiences!See More
Single sailor living aboard Miss Magoo, a Columbia 45 sloop with my dog Lola. Former Navy officer. Caught the bug when I came to Pensacola for Navy flight school many years ago. Just love being around the water. Work in an engineering firm. SCUBA certified, sport pistol shooting.
S. Pasadena, FL
By boat...US west coast, FL west coast, various ports on east coast. Hawaii, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Phillipines, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay
Joel, I figured out a way to cruise around the world and get paid for it. I have to tell you that professional crew work their butts off.....the owners get to have the fun while you are working. It wasnt all bad or I wouldnt have done it for 8 years. I have some great stories for when I am on the porch in my rocking chair!
Awesome picture up there of the ole' girl ....got some more you want to share? Im thinking maybe we ought to start a Columbia Group out here ...i hear there are other Coumbia owners amongst the ranks.....
It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following:
a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes!
Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"