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Search: Posts Made By: Robes
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

I can't believe I never got back to comment on the trip... I put together a web page to tell the story, so if you'd like see: 2013 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (http://www.axoplasmic.com/bvi/)

:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Robes
Re: Practical Maritime Law

Thanks especially to Capta & DRFerron, the most help.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Robes
Re: Practical Maritime Law

We will be spending 3 months in the Antarctic, it is a risky voyage. I believe he is undoubtedly in better shape then far most his age. I have a medical background. There is probably no one who will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Robes
Arrow Practical Maritime Law

I've done searches here but find nothing. I'm about to embark on a very long voyage with an 80 something captain. He has circumnavigated the world 3 times, been through the NW passage and sailed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Thank you all-

Great advise from everyone.

And KELLYSAILS, awesome trip report, so close to what I have planned.., great read!

Thanks everyone, I maybe over planned but for that reason...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

I have an Oregon 450 usage question.

Say I have a 5 point route for day 1. Lets say I want to jump into the route midway at point 3, skipping the 1st two waypoints of the route. Do I have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Hey People, I'm leaving this Sunday for Tortolla...!

My first real charter, not counting my Chesapeake Bay charter. I got the GPS "Oregon" all loaded with daily routes and multiple alternative...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

I'm using my iMac not an iPad. I'm going to download the BC g2 Mobile, Active Captain & North American charts for the iPad tonight and play with that. Sure with I could somehow load my SE Caribbean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Thanks, the map & compass separate-that's what had me confused, I didn't realize what I was setting here. Then I held the GPS very still and changed between True & Magnetic and sure enough two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Hello-

I think I'm confusing myself....

When I plot a route on HomePort do I want to set HomePorts preference 's for "HEADING" as Automatic Magnetic Variation rather then True?

With...
Forum: Chartering 03-14-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,461
Posted By Robes
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

I was planning to pack a few food items, tea, spice, maybe some noodles, dry items, granola bars where ever they fit, nothing in large quantities (dozen+ candy bars). I see you have to have an IMPORT...
Forum: Chartering 03-14-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,461
Posted By Robes
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Sounds great. I plan to go over every inch of the boat on the sleep over, have a list of questions ready also. They mention on their site somewhere to call them before noon of the previous day,...
Forum: Chartering 03-12-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,461
Posted By Robes
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Thanks for all the helpful answers everyone!

So, after the overnight on the boat I expect to get out of Conch by Noon on MONDAY 4/8/13. Is Monday a good day (less charters leaving) or a busy day...
Forum: Chartering 03-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI Flag Etiquette

Well, the flag you attached is what I called the Union Jack above, and it is that which flies on the boat, although I couldn't see the "VIGILATE". But, Conch Charters has it flying ~5-6' above the...
Forum: Chartering 03-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI Flag Etiquette

Hey..., It's 2013, Pirates have come a long way-:D
Forum: Chartering 03-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By Robes
BVI Flag Etiquette

I made a pirate flag (Private Signal) to use during our BVI charter. I have seen a Conch Beneteau 403 (same boat I'm chartering) with the British flag on the what appears to be the starboard shroud,...
Forum: Chartering 03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,461
Posted By Robes
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Yes, we're doing the sleep aboard. That should be a big help....:D
Forum: Chartering 03-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,757
Posted By Robes
Forum: Chartering 03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,461
Posted By Robes
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Thanks for that great itinerary Bermudahigh, appreciate it ;)
Forum: Chartering 03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,461
Posted By Robes
Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Hi All-

It seems most sailors who depart Tortola head to Norman/ Peter/ Salt islands their 1st day, then proceed toward Gorda Sound.

I have 10 nights and plan passage to Anegada. Do the...
Forum: Chartering 03-05-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,757
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI Sail Destination Times?

Thanks for that info- That's what I'm thinking 1st day, get to Norman but anchor either Water or Treasure Pt Bays, dingy in to The Bight.
Forum: Chartering 03-05-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,757
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI Sail Destination Times?

Thanks so much for posting those video's, a great steady hand, great resolution, and I was there on my full screen 27" iMac- beautiful shooting!

So your return from Anegada was to Trellis Bay;...
Forum: Chartering 03-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Robes
Music situation on charter boats?

I will be chartering from Conch next month, Bene 403, 2002 boat. My guess is, it's a gamble expecting a boats CD player to actually work.
What's the trick here, I assume an iPod? Can some sort of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,600
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Hi Everyone-

So, I have my new Oregon loaded with the most up to date SE Caribbean BlueChart g2 HXUS030R (from Landfall). I will make my preliminary route on my home computer using HomePort and...
Forum: Chartering 03-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,757
Posted By Robes
Re: BVI Sail Destination Times?

A rough logbook...? Ha- Maybe a logbook to die for!, love it. When I get a boat I will model one after yours! Exactly what I was hopping to see, exactly!:D

Thanks everyone....:D
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