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Search: Posts Made By: pointyendfirst
Forum: Chartering 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Best Bareboat Charter companies in Phuket Thailand?

we chartered a Wharram Tiki from Siam Sailing- small operation run by an old Dutch salt who was incredibly helpful and laid back. We chartered the 30 footer which was basically like a hobie cat with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,312
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I've been off for a while and was just shocked to hear of Smack's loss. He has been such a help to me and so many others, providing info, support and humour as well as a few needed smacks and it's...
Forum: Chartering 02-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Review of Phuket, Thailand area charter

I am trying to figure out where to go in late may/early June and can't make out from what i am reading about which side/place in Malaysia would be protected from the high winds? at that season....
Forum: Chartering 02-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Review of Phuket, Thailand area charter

Thanks so much for the info! I am going to KL for a meeting in late May and hope to charter on the east coast (Tioman area) or Langkawi, haven't decided yet. Review was very helpful for convincing my...
Forum: herSailNet 06-26-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Melissa Renee, I am going to look into my FF ticket back to the states for the SSCA gam/ABS, I really look forward to meeting all these great sailing women! Am trying to get my cousin to sail up for...
Forum: herSailNet 06-26-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

Love the idea of using a cordless drill to winch- I am mid-fifties and somewhat arthritic so anything that spares the thumbs, knees and elbows is great! I am 5'10" so don't have dainty hands..
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,649
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Estimating Time to Restore a Boat

SV Tatia and others, I would love to see how you made your plan (I know time estimates and even task lists are extremely approximate as someone noted- you never know what lurks beneath whatever layer...
Forum: herSailNet 06-26-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

I agree with PCP about the tasks being gender-neutral- e.g. I look under maintenance for info on re-seating chain plates or whatever- but what i find female-specific is the emotions that accompany...
Forum: herSailNet 06-25-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

i like that approach to fiberglass, makes it seem less daunting. about to start on that.

electricians, yeah, i hired one, but he was a Masai. Masai warriors are great if you need to defend your...
Forum: herSailNet 06-25-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

thanks to all for the encouragement as I am currently in the stage where the to-do list is pages long, everything is interdependent, and some days i go to the boat, poke at things with a screwdriver,...
Forum: herSailNet 06-25-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

And Donna, I really like your approach "I too, bought a boat to refit on my own. Albeit a small one. I took refuge in the fact that any mistakes that don't sink me or set it on fire wouldn't be known...
Forum: herSailNet 06-25-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

ok this totally cracks me up- DRFyou are my hero, and I would love to have that cool drink when next I am in the B'more/Annapolis area where i am based in the states. SSCA Gam/Annapolis Sailboat show...
Forum: herSailNet 06-25-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 17,414
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

i have been a member for several years but almost exclusively lurk, partially because i am timid about asking for help and partially because i am afraid of being beat down or jumped on if I say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: DIY Porthole Gaskets

Reddone, what did you end up doing, and how did it turn out? I am stuck on exactly this same issue for my Westerly 28. BTW i got your PM but i can't PM back since i dont have enough posts- can you PM...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-22-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,675
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Has anybody gone the sub £5k route for a liveaboard?

I have a W28- plenty of room for several couples to ____ if needed, she's a sturdy boat and doesn't rock much....

The W28 doesn't have a specific place for a shower, but you can adapt it with a...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-21-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,675
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Has anybody gone the sub £5k route for a liveaboard?

Soverel 28 is what i spent my first years sailing on (ages 8-12!) and I now have a Westerly 28 which is my first boat that I've owned/captained/taken care of. It's worth the compromises to have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By pointyendfirst
South Africans freed by Somalis after 20 months

BBC News - South Africa couple freed from Somali pirates (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18532305)

Friends at the yacht club here were crewing another friend's boat to South Africa,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-21-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 12,684
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

David, I have a 1967 Westerly 28 which i got without a working diesel so i just use a 5hp outboard. For power I only use solar but i keep my use very low as i only do short cruises e.g. 7-10 days at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,191
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: My seaon is screwed GRUESOME IMAGE

ok, i am rethinking my foray into using an angle grinder for the first time today......maybe i will just use a chisel.

Hope you get better soon, and maybe you can just supervise by pointing your...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-19-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 11,473
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Female 1st Mate Wanted

this makes sense to me- I prefer sailing with a female first mate as well. Especially since I can't get my husband to sail! good luck finding a compatible crew and enjoy your boat:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By pointyendfirst
Re: Moving genoa track from teak rail to deck

I am also in the process of chasing leaks around my 1967 Westerly 28 and would love to compare notes. I don't have enough posts to be able to PM you but if you see this, please do respond and we can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-30-2010
Replies: 3,269
Views: 455,225
Posted By pointyendfirst
Tanzania and Zanzibar- off for a week in southern...

Tanzania and Zanzibar- off for a week in southern Zanzibar bays and Stonetown on my 1967 Westerly 28. Thanks to all Sailnetters for all the useful stuff I've found here!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2009
Replies: 3,269
Views: 455,225
Posted By pointyendfirst
Tanzanian coast up to Kenya and down to Mozambique

lots of people stuck here who were heading for the Seychelles...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By pointyendfirst
thanks for info on solar

yeah, my lectric needs are low since I have almost zero systems- no pressurized water, frig, radar, etc. We mostly go off for one-two nights to local islands so need running/anchor lights,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By pointyendfirst
bought my first boat- in Africa, far from any West Marine....

After growing up sailing with my family on the Chesapeake, then living in various 3rd world ratholes for public health work, we've landed here in Dar es Salaam, sailing paradise. So although I can...
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