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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By oldsalty
Re: February Miami-Tortola Sail---Wind/Weather?

We did not goo far enough north after leaving Pt. Canaveral. We beat for 12 days before cracking off to Culebra.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By oldsalty
Re: Seven years to retirement, figured this would be a good place to start!

There is a great deal of information in sailing books. Royce's book on sailing was my book of learning. I read all I could for a year. The 1st sailboat I was in was offered for sale & I bought it....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By oldsalty
Re: A cruising blog: Bahamas & beyond

Hi All; My wife & I did the trip with Oui Si (Yorktown 33). W@e didn't stop at DR but visited the DR later. (Met Bruce Van Sant while in Luperon--great guy & great book!)
I made good use of our...
Forum: News Feeds   07-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By oldsalty
Re: Woman aboard sailboat rescued after complaining of heat exhaustion - Baltimore Su

My wife had a similar experience on a trip up from Columbia to the Bay Islands off Honduras.
It was an imbalance of her electrolytes. She could not keep anything down & was sick topside--she was...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By oldsalty
Re: oldsalty (AKA Randy Harman)

Boy!! I've still got saltwater in the veins at 80 yr.! (I miss it a "bunch".) The years on OuiSi were the best in spite of some "hairy times".
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By oldsalty
oldsalty (AKA Randy Harman)

I'm glad to be aboard! I've be following SailNet for over 12 years--this should tell you that I like the site. (I have a biased interest in a way since I was a contributor back in 2000. The series...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2012
Replies: 280
Views: 86,562
Posted By oldsalty
Re: Knock Downs

Many decades ago on my 1st boat--a 17' daysailer--I and 3 passengers encountered 20' breaking waves a the harbor entrance. I made it through the 1st but was "dead in the water" when the 2nd hit. We...
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