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Forum: Cruising & Sailing Wiki Discussion 07-18-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,462
Posted By Footprints
The <A...

The <A HREF=https://www.cruiserlog.com/wiki/index.php?title=Medical_Kit>Medical Kit</A> page on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki (free, online, world cruising guide) needs you to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-18-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,762
Posted By Footprints
As a budding cruiser,I was always under the...

As a budding cruiser,I was always under the impression that Gin and tonic (aka GnT) was the drink of the cruising fraturnity, but it wasn't until I was speaking to a really "old salt" about this...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-18-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,703
Posted By Footprints
Unhappy Dont know if this will add much value to your...

Dont know if this will add much value to your question or topic..... however we have opted for the insurance path, as we have sunk everything we own into our boat, so it has now become our life, our...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-18-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,522
Posted By Footprints
lol.....at you all.... ...

lol.....at you all.... https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

I thought this was a cruising website not a racing one.... how easily we all drop back into...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-18-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,091
Posted By Footprints
Just to add our two cents worth...... and after...

Just to add our two cents worth...... and after being in the Royal Australian navy for 15 years... (not that it accounts for much).. we have always been told that a ship is anything over 3000 tonnes...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-25-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,037
Posted By Footprints
Richard, I would suggest while conducting...

Richard,

I would suggest while conducting this test you circle the mother ship, other wise it could be a long paddle back to the boat! ...
Forum: Other Equipment 02-25-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,712
Posted By Footprints
Jeanne, You couldnt be any more on the...

Jeanne,

You couldnt be any more on the money! We are running around each day ticking things off the list. The hardest part is being in Perth West Oz (still in the Navy) while the boat is 4000kms...
Forum: Other Equipment 02-24-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,712
Posted By Footprints
Post Hi Rick, On our boat we have a heat...

Hi Rick,

On our boat we have a heat exchanger from the engine running through the hot water holding tank (approx 60 litres). We have looked at getting the on demand hot water system but am a...
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-14-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,562
Posted By Footprints
Hi Richard, Not in Cairns just yet, although...

Hi Richard,

Not in Cairns just yet, although our boat is. We are just in the final throws of our discharge from the Navy over in Perth.

We did discuss the option of repair with Raymarine...
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-14-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,562
Posted By Footprints
Hi everyone, I am hoping that someone,...

Hi everyone,

I am hoping that someone, somewhere can help us with this. https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif

Our boat is fitted out with the Raymarine...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-04-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,187
Posted By Footprints
When we went cruising up Qld coast this year,...

When we went cruising up Qld coast this year, garbage was a big consideration for us right from the outset. Every item purchased at the supermarket was scrutinised for its packaging and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-04-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By Footprints
Hi Guys, I emailed a friend of mine, who is...

Hi Guys,

I emailed a friend of mine, who is currently stationed in the Marshal Islands, the same question about 12 volt versus 6 volts. It explained to me the benefits of having my current (...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-24-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By Footprints
Richard, Thanks for your reply! We...

Richard,

Thanks for your reply!

We currently have 6 x 6 volt Trojan 105's running the 12volt system. We have 2 x 120amp alternators, 2 x 120watt solar panels and an AirX wind gen. The solar...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-23-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By Footprints
I have question about the use of 6volt and 12volt...

I have question about the use of 6volt and 12volt batteries for use as deep cycle house batteries. I have looked through the database and could not find anything that looks or discusses this topic.
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-19-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,993
Posted By Footprints
https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emot...

https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif Fantastic advice David... You are right Port is a very special place and I am lucky enough to have family there. My mum...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-19-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,993
Posted By Footprints
Hi all, We have been avid readers of this...

Hi all,

We have been avid readers of this sight for some time and many of you have passed on incredibly helpful advice to us since we first began our journey to our dream. Cruising!!!!!!!!!! ...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-25-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,304
Posted By Footprints
I agree! Big Boat, bigger problems and more of...

I agree! Big Boat, bigger problems and more of them. I myself don't like sailing on a vessel larger than what I could handle alone. I think that fact is inherent in most cruising or passage making...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,384
Posted By Footprints
Richard We have considered placing the...

Richard

We have considered placing the tender on the tramps during long/rough passages and possibly installing a purpose made bracket for the outboard on the base of the targa bar, or maybe even...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-09-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,521
Posted By Footprints
Hi PoPo I have never re-named a boat,...

Hi PoPo

I have never re-named a boat, however I have been involved in a couple.

The cleverest was instead of changing the name, we just called/used the same name in a different language. That...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-09-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,384
Posted By Footprints
Richard, We dont have covers for the tubes...

Richard,

We dont have covers for the tubes yet. We have been looking at them, but we are still in two minds as to whether to get tube covers or go with a full cover.

Our tender sits on the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-09-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,384
Posted By Footprints
In my mind a good all round tender is just as...

In my mind a good all round tender is just as important as the fridge that keeps your beer cold. It can make the difference between a nice day and excellent one. ...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,815
Posted By Footprints
Willskene, Was instantly drawn to your post...

Willskene,

Was instantly drawn to your post as we have only just purchased our dream boat and as with all dreams so far nothing is to plan. I have had precious little sailing experience in my...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-20-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,368
Posted By Footprints
It has been some time since we last posted....

It has been some time since we last posted. However, it does not mean we have not been reading.....

Our first post (searching for a Heading) seemed so long ago. (less than 6 months) So many things...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,351
Posted By Footprints
Thankyou so much guys, the info is good and we...

Thankyou so much guys, the info is good and we have taken it onboard.

Trust me when we say that after 13 years each in the navy serving on submarines, we know how to live in close proximity to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-28-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,351
Posted By Footprints
Thanks for your input guys, we really appreciate...

Thanks for your input guys, we really appreciate it!

CLAY: Sounds like we are all in the same boat, so to speak. At the same stage at the very least. The thing that has us at a cross road is the...
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