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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,251
Posted By FarCry
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

If you do a search of Zanshin, he's a member here and on other forums. Zanshin has been single handing around the BVI-St Martin some 40ish foot boats and is currently on a 57'. Clearly it can be...
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,398
Posted By FarCry
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

There are ample places to go around St John and St Thomas to spend a week or more for those that don't wish to enter the BVI. As mentioned previously, St John has numerous pristine beaches not...
Forum: Chartering   01-13-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,103
Posted By FarCry
As Takefive mentions, there are moorings at the...

As Takefive mentions, there are moorings at the locations you've listed. Rarely would you need to anchor in the BVI if you don't want to. If you pull into a busy anchorage late in the day, your odds...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By FarCry
Re: Anyone in Culebra ( Ensenada Honda)

Very good friends of mine are there. They are not members here. Feel free to PM me and I can pass on your request.

I was there the week of Christmas and had a blast!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-05-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 8,764
Posted By FarCry
Re: Freedom Mast Pros and cons

I think the pros and cons of Freedom carbon fiber masts have been covered. For those viewing this old thread, keep in mind there are some Freedoms out there with freestanding aluminum masts too.
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Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-11-2014
Replies: 2
  Hello!
Views: 357
Posted By FarCry
Re: Hello!

Welcome Kerry. There are really only two charter companies I can recommend in the USVI. One is Island Yachts and the other is CYOA. You might also take a look at traveltalkonline dot com they have...
Forum: Chartering   11-30-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,103
Posted By FarCry
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

Rather than ask on this forum whether you have the credentials to charter a boat, why not ask the charter company you would like to use? Most companies will have you fill out a simple resume and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,224
Posted By FarCry
Re: Purchasing Soon (hopefully)!

Congratulations!! Glad to hear all worked well on your initial time on the boat. Hopefully you will get years of enjoyment out your BC31 like I did mine.
Forum: Diesel   09-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By FarCry
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Parts Manual

You mean like this? http://www.lsm-diesel.dk/2012/yanmar/pdf/motordele_2qm15.pdf
Forum: Diesel   09-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By FarCry
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Cooling Maintenance

When was the last time you replaced the two zincs in the block? If they are very worn they can fall off the stud and pieces could migrate into your cooling system. I don't have a manual in front of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By FarCry
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

Yes they could easily pass you at twice your speed with the same wind. Read about Steve Dashew's Deerfoot designs or the Maltese Falcon.

I crewed on a Santa Cruz 70' and recorded nearly 14kts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,196
Posted By FarCry
Re: High out put alternator

I had a 2QM15 on my previous boat with the same nearly worthless stock 35 amp alternator. I put an 80 amp Hitachi on it and it worked fine. It cut my charge time down. Months later I put on a 150...
Forum: Engines   09-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By FarCry
Re: Pondering a question on propeller performance

Reefmagnet, go look at Cambell Sailor props. It appears that may be what you have. Even if it isn't, there is quite a bit of info on the site that you may find useful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By FarCry
Re: Seldon In-mast furler

davidpm if you look at the slot in your mast and the mainsail you will see that it furls counterclockwise. If you put the wind slightly on the starboard side (maybe 5-10 degrees) with the traveler...
Forum: Boat Reviews   05-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By FarCry
Re: Free standing rig

I riveted new vang brackets on both of my booms. There was a lot of experimentation before drilling to determine how far out from the goose neck to rivet the bracket. I ended using a lot of line...
Forum: Diesel   05-20-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,577
Posted By FarCry
Re: Cleaning my Yanmar injectors?

I've been on SN for 7 years and you are the first person that's motivated me to research this function. Congratulations!!!-------:puke

Can I block posts, emails and messages from specific users?
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Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-27-2014
Replies: 3,445
Views: 950,067
Posted By FarCry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,788
Posted By FarCry
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

Hello, I'd like to introduce myself as the craziest person alive!!!! Call Guiness and the TV stations, I want to milk my 15 minutes of fame.

I've bought two boats and didn't get a survey or haul...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,130
Posted By FarCry
Re: Best boom brake?

I'm not sure that those responding are actually familiar with the OPs sail plan. The headsail is, by necessity, pretty small on her Freedom and will give very little drive downwind alone. It is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,892
Posted By FarCry
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

You are on the right track. I help out people for a day or two on a pretty regular basis here on St Thomas. Typically we go through the boat systems, safety gear and MOB procedures before leaving...
Forum: There's This Place...   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By FarCry
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

The best way to see what's available for hurricane haulout or for slips is to contact the marinas I suggested directly. I can't keep track of their policies, another subject all together!

If...
Forum: There's This Place...   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By FarCry
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

I assume you reviewed this thread you started last year? http://www.sailnet.com/forums/cruising-sailing-children/93787-how-expensive-virgin-islands-live-board.html

I'm not a live aboard but I do...
Forum: Orphan Brands   07-27-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 16,327
Posted By FarCry
Re: Bombay Clipper 31

I have not spent a lot of time offshore on a BC31.

I've never sailed in the Pacific and have no idea what conditions one might encounter on the way. It's my understanding that you would be...
Forum: Orphan Brands   07-24-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 16,327
Posted By FarCry
Re: Bombay Clipper 31

Well it depends..... Water we could go a long time but we used a lot of salt water for most things and rinsed with just a little of the precious fresh water. You can put a few 5 gallon water jugs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By FarCry
Re: which genset

I work for a charter boat company that installs and maintains both Northern Lights and FP so I won't comment on other brands because I do not have as much first hand experience.

FP are installed...
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