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About Elegua

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  1. Elegua

    Anchor sizing - i.e., bow roller fit

    The CAD system - Cardboard Assisted Design. Very useful. Sorry about your Bruce - we love ours despite the testing.
  2. Elegua

    The blight of generators

    I think you may have a serious case of whiplash. Call these guys: https://www.blslawyers.com/boaters-responsibility-for-own-wake-watch-your-wake.html Name and shame. It's the intarweb era: your sins will be televised.
  3. Elegua

    The blight of generators

    I thought that boats were responsible for their wake whether or not they are in a no-wake zone. Any priceless Ming vases fall off the salon table? Did you fall and sprain your neck?
  4. Elegua

    What's Cruising to you?

    That goes back to the simple boat discussion going on next door.
  5. True. But one might interpret this as you serve as the pump when you chuck it overboard.
  6. Elegua

    Show your boat not sailing

    The best looking one is the 43 Hinckley - the extra length really makes a difference- again, hard to find. Light to moderate they do well, and in heavier stuff the shortish waterline limits the fun. Surprisingly stiff for a CB. You should share your refit as you get her together.
  7. Elegua

    Show your boat not sailing

    I have the somewhat less good looking, but I think equally versatile Hood 38. A slight evolution of the big bottom. It's amazing how well they sail in light air, isn't it... I've also done a lot of work and still have a lot to go.
  8. That means you have to go outside like a heathen. I'll be down below with the genny running watching TV.
  9. LiFePO4 is our next addition when we add a bit more solar. I have half your former capacity in AGM, but our biggest draw is the fridge. Ice is required (after living in the sub-tropics for 30yrs). Most of our boat is manual by design. Can be operated successfully by a Kulak like me. I have an auxiliary with a high-output alternator, a watermaker, a fridge, an electric windlass and forced air heating - yet the yard keeps telling me my boat is super simple. Things must be very complex on those yachts we share space with. It's an interesting trade off - propane vs electric - not one I would have thought of. Of course, you'll pay later, I guess, with wear'n tear but you get to live now. I'm quite happy with toast done in a pan with butter - so no need for a toaster - eggs kejriwal - yummmmmm. Good boat food. Technically that's a head.
  10. Elegua

    The blight of generators

    Yes. Mostly works, but not always. I try to avoid super popular anchorages and/or use my shoal draft to stay far away. Interesting connection to the simplicity thread.... all these people going below into a/c living rooms to watch a movie. My sin is I have to run my engine every couple of days to charge because of my fridge.
  11. Increased reliability, lower electric consumption, better battery tech and better solar and wind/water generation options seem to have really changed the calculus on what is practical to bring on-board and remain, "simple". The longer I can stay away from the dock, and the longer I can avoid running the engine, the happier I am. That said, I consider ice the mark of civilization.
  12. Elegua

    Show your boat not sailing

    I love those boats. Hard to find.
  13. If it keeps me out of the bilge/locker fixing it...I'm all for it. That's the attraction for me. I do have an electric windlass and refrigeration.
  14. It's experiential. Why do people insist on bringing all the comforts and conveniences of home? If you want that, why not stay home?
  15. Got it. Turn 12 times take meat to yokohama and don't hit onion.