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Search: Posts Made By: svzephyr44
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

Like many cruisers I carry tanks on my deck. And I frequently sail well offshore. A couple of notes:

1. Wave action can be brutal. I have had two of my tanks cracked by wave action. It's not fun...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,087
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Another place to look

OCC Forum :: Category Index (http://www.oceancruisingclub.org/index.php/forum/index)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,087
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Craig:

Now I am going to talk to you like a father - since I am most likely old enough to be your father, or even your grandfather....

[Metaphor alert!]

You are "flogging a dead horse." Let...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,087
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Novice: Certifications? Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

First, let me say that Captains are as individual as boats. I would have to look up your certifications because I don't have any and have no idea what they represent. I have been sailing for over 50...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By svzephyr44
Small Vessel Reporting System

After my last return to the United States I decided to look into the US Customs and Border Protection "Small Vessel Reporting System." The program lets you register as a Master and register your...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,087
Posted By svzephyr44
The 6 point plan

Aim high, start low...

Consider six absolute facts:

1. A Captain is much more likely to give you an opportunity that is low risk for the Captain/boat then high risk. Getting your first...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: World ARC

I too have run into the World ARC on my travels. It does seem that they are in a hurry - it is about getting around the world, not smelling the roses. They do overwhelm small ports.

I think people...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Wave direction Off shore?

Without taking away from what everyone has said so far:

Wave patterns are different depending upon what ocean you find yourself. You mentioned the Atlantic. Notwithstanding the pointers to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Nav Light Location

Keep in mind that the COLREGS require you to have "side lights" not a "bow light." You can put the lights anywhere you want including on the stern as long as they are visable from dead ahead to 22.5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Spinnaker dowser

OK
At the top of the rig should be a double loop - most likely steel. The top of the spin gets attached to the bottom (inside) and the top of the loop gets attached to the spin halyard. On the...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 08-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

First, let me point out to you and the OP that this is a personal opinion. I grew up on the North Shore and have sailed LI Sound many times. I also went to school in New Jersey (we rode our dinosaurs...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-28-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,226
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

You are correct that it depends upon the boat design. There are three generic hull forms: displacement (as in stuck in the water,) semi-displacement (hull lifts out of the water but not the entire...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,226
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Not to move this into the realm of $500 per month but ...

My friend Ed just purchased a Cascade 29 for $1,500. It is a very old boat but is in quite good shape. Now Ed solo circumnavigated on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,226
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I learned on a Sailfish. Not even a "cockpit" as those who learned on a Sunfish will understand. (For the rest of you, a Sailfish was the grandfather of the Laser - a plank with a centerboard,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 9,215
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Give AIS a rest

They use two high marine VHF channels 87B & 88B. They have approximately the same range as VHF channel 16 which is basicly line of sight (remember that the line of sight from 100 feet in the air to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-17-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,508
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I am sorry that you didn't have the time to correct those items that you thought I had stated in error or were misleading. That does not help people reading this thread.

"Twist" simply refers to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,508
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Anyone every used Crewbay.com?

No but I have used findacrew. I will visit crewbay to compare.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,226
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Paikea..

I loved your long post and thank you for the complement.

In the United States the Navy Seals are one of (in my humble opinion the best of, but then I spent 30 years in the Navy) the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,226
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

OK, a number of things:


Size of Boat: In general bigger is more comfortable but more important is faster. An increase in average speed of one knot means 24 NM per day. When you are doing 2700...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,226
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I find myself in a conversation I have been in before...

If you want to live on a boat in a marina then go find an old catamaran with blown out sails, burned out engines, questionable standing...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Inexperienced crew looking for opportunities

Next thread:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/hersailnet/128762-circumnavigation-partner.html

Enjoy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,111
Posted By svzephyr44
re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

A couple of notes.
1. Radios don't tend to wear out. Yes, a new radio will have a bunch of great features like DSC. But my guess is that what is more likely the problem is that you masthead antenna...
Forum: Chartering 03-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Charter area advice - Belize or ??

Belize has some great upsides (fantastic diving and interesting atolls) and some downsides (mangrove swamps and mosquitoes that will carry you away.) The language is English, the people are nice, and...
Forum: Electronics 03-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Placing a coin under the mast:

The ceremonial practice is believed to originate from ancient Rome. One theory is that, due to the dangers of early sea travel, the coins were placed under the mast...
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