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  • Tue, Feb 24, 2009 - 01:27pm

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    Re: Any ideas on a haven?

Stpaul, thank you for explaining more about these filters. We think this was our best buy last year.

nime,
the reason I think we’re talking about water, is because water is the
first need, whether you live in a perfect place or not. Water can make
a so-so place be perfect. 

  • Tue, Feb 24, 2009 - 03:41pm

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Ultimately, international trade and travel will likely revert to sailing vessels. Seems like an optimum haven would include access to a port. If you did want to move sailing would certainly be easier than pushing a cart!

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Wouldn’t that be beautiful? 

  • Tue, Feb 24, 2009 - 03:44pm

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Nime,

Instead of just listening to all the suggestions we may have on the best place, how about you sit down and make a list of say 25 things that you want where you live, then prioritize them top to bottom, then begin your search.  We did this, in a very elemental fashion, four years ago, and were amazed at how quickly we found a place that suited our needs completely.  Of course, knowing our list of priorities would be of little value to you.  But it was amazing how much clarity it brought to our thinking.  So, why not make your own list. Then go for it.  Or, if you’re married, the two of you should make your individual lists first.  Then see if you can agree on how to combine them.  

It works!

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Great idea! And I will do that. The problem is that for me this place would include fast Internet access and enough electricity to power all my computers. And I’m not kidding. Computers, net, writing are my calling. Without them life will be well… not fun anymore. 

  • Tue, Feb 24, 2009 - 05:17pm

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Ultimately, international trade and travel will likely revert to sailing vessels. Seems like an optimum haven would include access to a port. If you did want to move sailing would certainly be easier than pushing a cart!

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Wouldn’t that be beautiful? 

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Nice call Nime. 

When I was a senior at the Naval Academy I sailed a 98 foot ketch from Annapolis to Halifax, Nova Scotia using only celestial navigation and sun lines.  We had a crew of 15 and it was simply amazing.  We sailed a reach most of the way – only used our jenny and mizzen staysail a couple of times, but sailing along at night under a smog free sky – the stars and Milky Way were so bright we could read our charts.  I will never forget sailing up into a pod of whales (humpbacks or grays) – we were making about 8 knots and absolutely no noise except an occasional creak from the rigging and sails and our wake.  You could hear the whale song well before we saw them and once we caught up to them they just moved to either side and continued on their way.  Every now and then one would broach and vent right next to us – you could look right into their eyes – I don’t know what you think about cetecean intelligence, but trust me, whales are smarter than we are.  So much expression in thier eyes.  I will tell you that a venting whale smells awful – but it was still a magical experience.

Sorry for the thread redirect, but yeah, that would be beautiful indeed.

 

  • Mon, Mar 09, 2009 - 02:22pm

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Hey, if this news article is on the level then apparently an Austrian village is offering free land for any who pledge to build a house on the land within 3 years and have a child within 10 years.  I’d consider it myself if I had more savings and spoke the language fluently Smile

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  • Tue, Mar 10, 2009 - 05:27am

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[quote=Dogs_In_A_Pile][quote=Nime][quote=ckessel]

Ultimately, international trade and travel will likely revert to sailing vessels. Seems like an optimum haven would include access to a port. If you did want to move sailing would certainly be easier than pushing a cart!

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Wouldn’t that be beautiful? 

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Nice call Nime. 

When I was a senior at the Naval Academy I sailed a 98 foot ketch from Annapolis to Halifax, Nova Scotia using only celestial navigation and sun lines.  We had a crew of 15 and it was simply amazing.  We sailed a reach most of the way – only used our jenny and mizzen staysail a couple of times, but sailing along at night under a smog free sky – the stars and Milky Way were so bright we could read our charts.  I will never forget sailing up into a pod of whales (humpbacks or grays) – we were making about 8 knots and absolutely no noise except an occasional creak from the rigging and sails and our wake.  You could hear the whale song well before we saw them and once we caught up to them they just moved to either side and continued on their way.  Every now and then one would broach and vent right next to us – you could look right into their eyes – I don’t know what you think about cetecean intelligence, but trust me, whales are smarter than we are.  So much expression in thier eyes.  I will tell you that a venting whale smells awful – but it was still a magical experience.

Sorry for the thread redirect, but yeah, that would be beautiful indeed.

 

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Dogs,

Must be because they need a hygenist for all of that krill !!

The aspect of sailing does sound intriguing. I have almost nil on experience but I do have a 16′ catamaran to use on the local lakes. The Port of Stockton is about an hour down the mountain and it connects to San Francisco Bay via the Sacramento River Delta. In the future I can see that area becoming a vital hub to connect Californias farm belt to other trading areas.  

Along that line, The Dimitry Orlov (you tube video referenced on this site) mentioned he was going to set up a small business based on sailing vessels to transport food. Dogs, you sound like a man of experience in this area but not sure how you are going to get the sail rigged on your sub!

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  • Tue, Mar 10, 2009 - 06:22am

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 Dogs, you sound like a man of experience in this area but not sure how you are going to get the sail rigged on your sub!

Coop

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Coop –

Subs already have sails.  It’s not called a conning tower anymore.  Laughing

BTW – are you coming to the Lowesville seminar?

  • Tue, Mar 10, 2009 - 12:37pm

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Coop, I remember hearing about the port of Marysville back in the
gold rush. Tall ships used to sail up there from SF Bay and offload
goods which would be hauled by mule train back to the gold country. My
small town was just off the Henness Pass Road, which was the Interstate
5 of its day. The Henness Pass Road was a main thoroughfare for
supplies going to the silver and gold mines at Virginia City, NV.

I
remember talking to an old-timer, now passed on, who worked on a
comparatively minor mule train going on another route to other mines
way back in the woods from where I am. He said if they passed a mining
camp along the way, the miners would come out and cook or make coffee
for them and make them sit and tell the news. The miners would be
offended if they didn’t stop. This would have been back in the 30s and
40s. 

Old times sound very different. I wonder if we will
circle ’round back and re-experience another version of those old
times. 

  • Wed, Mar 11, 2009 - 06:50am

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ceci1ia,

My bet is we certainly will revisit some semblance of the past eras. The town I am in was similar to Marysville as regards shipping goods to the miners. Sonora was settled around 1848 and was connected with Stockton via a stage line. Joaquin Murietta, Mark Twain and some other colorful citizens traveled through here and we have a town named after the latter called Twain Harte, located on the Mark Twain-Brett Harte Trail. 

Dogs,

The answer is YES on the Lowesville Conference.  We are flying into Charlottesville Thursday night and hope to tour Monticello before driving to the seminar. Not sure if Mike is still planning on that activity but we will be there regardless.

So a sub translates into a sail connected directly to an anchor!   What size vessel do you feel comfortable handling …..with a small crew?

Coop

 

  • Wed, Mar 11, 2009 - 06:26pm

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Coop –

I’d go up to about 44 feet by myself.  Any larger than that and it just gets too busy on deck for one person to handle safely IMO – backstays, rigging a jenny, tacking, jibing, etc.  And forget about putting up a mizzen staysail by yourself.

 

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