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  1. CaptainShawn

    The Magic Homemade Mooring Secrets

    Ok Captain Shawn back with a few more sailing secrets. Straight off my crappy cell phone in the harbour. Anyway a mooring is little more the dead weight on a chain. Currently im on 3600 pounds of rock concrete in plastic barrels via 3/4 inch chain. On and off 2 years 70 ft of combined sailboats...
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    How to heat your Boat, Van, Bus or whatever the hell you decided to travel and life in

    This is just my advice on how to heat your space and some ideas. Personally living on sailboats for the last 3 years in the pacific northwest I have had to experiment with a few heating systems so here we go. Anything Marine heating will also adapt to your Van, Camper, Rv, Or tiny house...
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    Anchors or the curse of the dreaded lunch hook

    This my advice on anchors. First of bad anchoring not only can cause loss of your boat and your life but also damage to other peoples boats in the harbour which at the least will cost you money or get your ass kicked. That being said here it goes. How big is your boat if its 20 to 30 ft theres...
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    Outboard Motor and Generator Troubleshooting

    Heres a few tips from Captain Shawn on how to get that frusterating POS running again. First of all a motor needs 3 things to run AIR, FUEL, SPARK Lets start with spark. Pull the plug is it oily corroded oxidized? 2 strokes get very oily and wont start try this trick got a propane stove great...
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    Campervan or 4x4 truck and camper?

    So im selling my 2005 blazer and using the cash to buy ethier a van or truck and camper to tour the states for 4 months (canadian max allowed stay) im using approx 2000 of the cash for this. Wondering everyones ideas on ethier buying a pos rv van, building a stealth van or buying a decent truck...