"Well first off, well done for crossing an ocean that most people in the stuck up marinas you visited will never see - never mind cross. I do not believe they have made shore power cords in excess of 2 thousand miles yet. I am working to outfit my…"
This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it yourself or have it installed) to the Cost of Diesel and mantainence on your engine. and Enviroment
"Pressure cooker, spices, garlic, onions, potatoes, lots and lots of dried beans and lentils - a sprouter for the beans - you will always have fresh veggies this way.
Rolled oats, dried raisens and cranberries, nuts, honey, - make granola.
I love the minimalist sailing provides, the confines of the solitude, I do not care where I do it as long as I do not see anything but open space and water. I like to challenge myself, go a little further each time.
I love to cook, I love to cook on board even more. I enjoying diving and snorkeling, I earn my living as a photographer.
Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys
Live aboard full time, round the horn, circumnavigate solo.
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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!…"