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01-19-2016 04:13 PM
Re: Nassau, Bahamas to Charleston or Beaufort, tomorrow

Originally Posted by dramafree View Post
Does anyone go on trips together by following one another to learn??
On entering my first coral atoll in the SoPac, I saw a small interisland freighter a few miles ahead. As there were no charts of the interior of the lagoon, I figured that anywhere that ship could go safely we could too, so I began following him.
Long story short, he wasn't moving very fast as he'd probably been aground on that reef for ten years.
That was the first AND last vessel I ever followed.
01-19-2016 10:40 AM
Re: Nassau, Bahamas to Charleston or Beaufort, tomorrow

Welcome to SailNet dramafree!

Since the your question is a little off topic from the original post, and the original post is fairly old, it would be a good idea to just start a new thread. People often buddy-boat together, or even join a rally of many boats. However, if you really want to pick up knowledge, get on the boat of a more experienced sailor, or even better, get a more experienced sailor on your boat.
01-19-2016 10:17 AM
Re: Nassau, Bahamas to Charleston or Beaufort, tomorrow

Does anyone go on trips together by following one another to learn??
06-12-2009 07:30 PM
sailingdog Good to hear the problems were relatively simple and inexpensive. Fair winds labatt.
06-12-2009 01:24 PM
labatt Turns out the generator was just a clogged water intake. We blew it out with a dinghy pump and we're good - hopefully no impeller damage, but the flow looks like it should. The short in the nav lights was in the run between our anchor locker and through our bow pulpit. We jury rigged a new pair of wires for now so we can have lights and we'll fix them the right way when we have time to pull our bow pulpit off. Anyway, we're outta here and on our way to Charleston - about 400nm and we should hopefully be there Sunday evening. The SPOT is on...
06-12-2009 09:47 AM
camaraderie Labatt...sent a comment to your blog on options if the generator is NOT a simple fix there. Check it out. Fair winds!!
06-12-2009 02:38 AM
scottyt labatt, if you make it up to the chessy with the lights still being wonky i can look at em, either annapolis, rock hall, or baltimore inner harbor. i am cheap, i work for soda.

i am not a true boat sparky but a master sparky on land, who is pretty good at trouble shooting, and decent on boats too.
06-11-2009 07:39 PM
labatt They are NASTY here! My son came on the boat 20 minutes ago - they have fruit flies here, but they BITE! His first introduction... Of course they just raised rates here - $3.05/ft + $24 for power + $15 (mandatory) for water. It was $2/foot two weeks ago. Nice amenities though! We have an electrician coming in the morning, so hopefully we'll be outta here by 11am, Bahamian time.
06-11-2009 04:27 PM
camaraderie least you are in a nice place! Watch out for the no seeums though!
06-11-2009 02:34 PM
labatt Had a couple of issues including the fact that our nav lights have a short, plus the buddy boat we were with had engine issues, so we slowed down to be able to assist if necessary (which is the good thing about buddy boating). They ended up JUST making it into a boatyard that we contacted via our satellite phone - a bearing on their fresh water pump went. We're working on getting an electrician here this afternoon to help us track down this short - we just can't find it - and then we're hoping to head out in the morning. We ended up using a Davis Light on the stern and a dinghy red/green suction cup for the bow, but we need to get this sorted out before we spend a few more days at sea.
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