"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.....
I am glad that you found my post informative. At this time of the year, I have the panels and the bimini top at home. I have just took 2 photos. As you can see, I have 4 "corner triangles" made in acrylic. That was the way I…"
"Denis I too installed an ElectroMaax but I went with the 140A model. Also installed the serpentine belt kit and Balmar regulator. Like Scott stated John and his people did a great job and is very supportive. I too changed out the battery isolator as…"
"Hi Dennis. I just did that upgrade 2 seasons ago and couldn't be happier with the results. I put in a 160 amp Eelectromax alternator with Serpentine pull-up kit, Balmar Smart regulator, up sized battery cables and a digital battery isolator.…"
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising? I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Hello,Has anyone upgraded the Hitachi OEM alternator to a high output one with a serpentine pulley kit ?We currently have a Mastervolt 90 A with an alphapro regulator driven with a single v belt, I think it slips a little and was looking for an upgrade to automotive type serpentine pulley system.Thank you.DenisSee More