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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

When they allow guns on foreign cruising boats I may reconsider. I will not go unprotected and become a story about a wife getting a scar for life on half of her face. Its too crazy out here today to be unarmed, at least for us. I would rather shoot an intruder, roll them off the side and motor, then be a victim.
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I understand that but use the right tool for the job is what I was implying...ask cruisers and get local info...

much better than checking cnn or wikpidedia on the latest news story

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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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I understand that but use the right tool for the job is what I was implying...ask cruisers and get local info...

much better than checking cnn or wikpidedia on the latest news story

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Ah, gottcha. I will be using noonsite and forums for up to date information. That is how I heard about the mexican tax issue. Scarry stuff, and I have no idea where my HIN is, if I even have one.
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

back to voyaging cheaply

how many of you guys currently cruising are doing so engineless or with small outboards...


also who out there currently anchors by sail?

just for the hell of it?

just wondering...
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I have often wondered, can you properly set an anchor just using the sail?
Typically I back down on it full throttle... ?
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

full throttle is too much most times at least on my previous boats

I have done the anchor by sail many times especially on smaller boats...I just throw it over the side and dropped sails a few seconds later and bam...

but was wondering if any cruisers out there are doing it these days...or engineless sailing

and yes please no reference to the pardeys...we know about them Im talking about any of you guys out there, now and where?
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I drop anchor from sail occasionally - usually when there is a good enough breeze to be able to rely on the force of the wind pushing the boat back to help set the anchor. There's something satisfying about sailing into an anchorage, picking may way through to the right spot, and then stopping the boat under sail to drop the hook (I do roll up the jib first, though).

Sailing off the hook is equally satisfying, in my opinion.
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Yeah, We travel armed. So I do not worry much about it. Thou with our arms we cannot visit a few places. In fact we have 0 plans to stop in mexico. Between the anti-gun stance, the piracy, high theft, and bad murder rate, I have lost any will to stop. Thou belize would be nice as would costa rica.
Bringing your guns into Belize will be somewhat 'inconvenient', if not rather counter-productive in terms of self-defense...

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Every person entering Belize with firearms or ammunition in his
possession shall forthwith deposit them with the officer or constable in
charge of a police station.

(2) The firearms or ammunition so deposited shall remain in the
custody of the police officer in charge of the police station until the person
depositing them either produces to such police officer a licence under this
Act or satisfies such police officer that he is about to depart forthwith from
Belize, whereupon the firearms or ammunition shall be returned to him.

http://www.unlirec.org/Documents/car...awofBelize.pdf
Oh, well... The $10/person/day anchoring fees being randomly assessed throughout Belize were probably gonna blow your budget, anyway... :-)

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Bringing your guns into Belize will be somewhat 'inconvenient', if not rather counter-productive in terms of self-defense...



Oh, well... The $10/person/day anchoring fees being randomly assessed throughout Belize were probably gonna blow your budget, anyway... :-)
We are not going to anchor in places that our boat may be robbed while we are away. again, all fees for countries will already be set aside.

Sorry this is not a gun debate thread.
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

In our travels we have met two boats doing it engineless. Both are single handers. One in a Bristol 27. Last heard of him in New Zealand when his family got into a panic because they had not heard from him for some months and started a search. He was fine, just reclusive. The other was a guy in the San Blas with about a 33' that he had converted to a junk-rigged ketch (schooner?). The masts were flag poles and if he was not careful they would break so he had used several flag poles. His dinghy was a dugout canoe. Both these guys were managing on less than $500 for sure. I saw both anchor under sail with little drama.

We have only anchored under sail once in a serious situation. Anchored at Mosselbai, South Africa on an almost lee shore with about 20 knots of wind as it was just dark. Also there were several small mooring balls randomly placed in the area. If we had not got a good hook the first time (we did) I think we could have pulled up the anchor and gotten clear of shore, but it would have been 'interesting'.
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