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Search: Posts Made By: gus_452000
Forum: Cruising Videos 11-02-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By gus_452000
Re: UK to Monaco

cant find that video, youtube says it does not exist :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 10,357
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

Well, I have 2 thoughts in my head (I am also based in the UK)
1) ouch thats a lot of money for a FC boat, I know Hull marina very well, a boat to its owner is priceless to a buyer its worth a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By gus_452000
Re: im going to get out of this rut

Life is full of unexpected changes, ask me 7 years ago if I ever thought I would be a single parent raising 4 children on his own, then I would have said you were crazy. Ask me last year if after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Repair of broken hull around keel stub

Sorry but that looks terminal to me, even with all the will in the world and free labour it would still cost more in materials to repair and make safe then buying another similar boat of younger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By gus_452000
Re: A boat story

Ah my colonial brothers, how strange your laws are at times to us from the old country :-)

I once got a letter 2 days after returning from whisking my wife away (to be know hence with as the “old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,933
Posted By gus_452000
Re: What is your End Game?

My great grandfather, had three daughters, he married them all off and set out on his yacht. Every three months they would get a simple postcard, from wherever he was, after 11 years they stopped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By gus_452000
Re: VHF noise / squelch

hmmm Splitters....... hate them (my own thoughts) should have 1 input 2 outputs (some have more outputs) the thing is very simple. the more connectors you have, the more chance something can and will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,251
Posted By gus_452000
Re: SSB vs sat phone for weather reports

I have both here, but always use the SSB for weather reception reports, when in receive mode the radio only takes a small amount of power, if you press the PTT key and start to talk, it use's a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2012
Replies: 171
Views: 28,266
Posted By gus_452000
Re: How "afraid" should we be of sailing?

hmmmm well try to be safe, live life to the full, know your limits and every once in a while push them a tiny touch or grow old in a retirment home, die of something you were going to get anyway...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,421
Posted By gus_452000
Re: What 3 things would you never sail without?

Simple :-)
1) No cares
2) No worries
3 My dreams

Everything else is already onboard
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-30-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,138
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Soon to be Cruiser with Kid

Congratulations on the new crew member, looks beautiful :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-25-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,474
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Bon Jovi...... Good and loud when we have plenty of wind and the world is good :)
Forum: Electronics 04-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,693
Posted By gus_452000
Re: KISS-SSB grounding package review?

WOOOPS the 1/4wave on 2mhz should be around 37.5 metres long not as I stated earlier as 75 metres long.

See what happens when you dont proof read before pressing return :)

Forum: Electronics 04-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,693
Posted By gus_452000
Re: KISS-SSB grounding package review?

Hmmmm a little suspicious here on the system, in the Amateur Radio World (HAM) theres a 1001 companies selling a "counterpoise system" thats great for all bands. Ranging from wires, like this to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 18,241
Posted By gus_452000
Re: hf radio modified marine or modified ham

Well for my 2 cents, I have an Icom 7200 for my HF side and a TM-D710E for my VHF/UHF both work really well for me, I was a Yeasu man for years but thought the 7200 looked better on board. Both work...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6,598
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Hanging "dress clothes", suits and such, in the boat

Its a bit of a nightmare, I agree, but I use an electric iron, and it works, but had a female friend, who went with us sailing for 5 weeks last year, all in the Med, and told her it was going to be...
Forum: Cruising Videos 04-20-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By gus_452000
Re: S/V East Coast Lady make her 1st trip in 4 years under sail

Shes looking really good, you should be very proud, have fun and enjoy yourself :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2012
Replies: 1,090
Views: 274,976
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Amazing photos all of them, and people wonder why we go to sea
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,249
Posted By gus_452000
Re: cruise ship captain ignores distress signals

Shocking, really shocking.....
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-19-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,596
Posted By gus_452000
Re: What are your kids doing when cruising?

Kite flying is great fun and I have just bought a tiny video camera that records to a micro SD card, going to fix it to the kite this year and see what the video comes out like. I have seen it done...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 23,124
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Irwin 52' video. You gotta' see this...

well with my lot the finish on that yacht wouldnt stay like that for long :) soon be scratched and bumbed, and filled with broken buscuit crumbs lol
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By gus_452000
Re: Umm...well...uh-oh...

Congrats and the best of luck, keep us updated here :)
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By gus_452000
Re: THIS is a great topic! IS it feasable for 4 kids?

Sailing with 4 kids, is possible, I am a single parent raising 4 kids and yes it is possible, once they learn what is and whats not allowed and where and when, I wouldnt be without mine now. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By gus_452000
Re: 85 yr old Sailor dies at the Marina

Same here, poor old guy, best wishes to his wife and family
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 8,752
Posted By gus_452000
Re: What goes in your ship's log?

I like the idea's of a hand written log and the graph logs, both have merits, although I use a netbook 99.99% of the time, so mine will mostly be simple stuff and the netbook will get the most of it...
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