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Search: Posts Made By: LWinters
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By LWinters
Allanbc, If you ask around with the dealers...

Allanbc,

If you ask around with the dealers you'll find the most respected surveyor in Texas is Mike Firestone. I used him to purchase my boat as well and I can tell you the work was first class....
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-23-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By LWinters
Hey Ben, Your plan is solid. It was almost...

Hey Ben,

Your plan is solid. It was almost exactly six years for me from the day I decided I'd set sail on a circumnavigation to the day I actually left on my cruise. I grew up in the midwest...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,583
Posted By LWinters
Do NOT let anyone tell you you shouldn't go...

Do NOT let anyone tell you you shouldn't go sailing because you get seasick. As someone else said I also get horribly seasick, car sick, and any other kind of motion sickness. Always hated roller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By LWinters
Hey Floating Drs! I've just followed a very...

Hey Floating Drs! I've just followed a very similar route to Panama from Houston, TX hitting Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Colombia, & Panama. I sail with a 60 lb Siberian husky and haven't had a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 50,685
Posted By LWinters
Cruising, Dogs, and Guns

What I hate most about this discussion is the lack of non political, first hand experience that enters the conversation. I am on a circumnavigation and yes I have a weapon. The post below is from...
Forum: Provisioning 06-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,546
Posted By LWinters
I Love Debbie Meyer Green Bags!!!!!!! No, they...

I Love Debbie Meyer Green Bags!!!!!!! No, they don't sponsor or give me bags for free, but I seriously pull out a soapbox when I see this topic come up. I took a head of lettuce from the USA to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By LWinters
Freya's guide is great for Mexico and Belize. ...

Freya's guide is great for Mexico and Belize. Spent the last four months using it as my bible and it did me right. Moving south from Belize is another issue.

There is a book, "Cruising Ports the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,246
Posted By LWinters
I'll be sailing past Costa Rica in a few weeks...

I'll be sailing past Costa Rica in a few weeks heading south. I originated in Kemah, TX on the Gulf Coast. I did the crossing in big winds from Kemah, TX to Isla Mujers, Mexico in five days four...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 50,015
Posted By LWinters
I just turned 33 in May and left on an open ended...

I just turned 33 in May and left on an open ended cruise this past January. In the time I have been out here I have only met two boats owned and crewed by people younger than myself. One had a 26...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By LWinters
After my January single handed Gulf crossing I...

After my January single handed Gulf crossing I tied up in a marina for a few days to just be able to rest and avoid the anchor watch I was so spent. For the first five or six nights I woke up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By LWinters
Hello Anya.... One part of your question...

Hello Anya....

One part of your question struck me as a little funny. I left the states in a 39 foot allied mistress following your couples itenerary. I left the Houston, TX area on Jan. 10 and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By LWinters
Hey Val. To be clear I definitely did not feel...

Hey Val. To be clear I definitely did not feel this quake. What woke me was a sound like I'd never heard before. The whole boat seemed to be humming although it wasn't moving a bit. My assumption...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By LWinters
Nice link Selkirk. The epicenter was less than...

Nice link Selkirk. The epicenter was less than 100 miles from here which means at a velocity of ~ 600 mph I would have just under 10 minutes from the time I felt (mostly heard) the quake to the time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By LWinters
7.3 Earthquake - What should I have done?

I am currently anchored in 15 feet of water at French Harbor on Roatan, Honduras. The night before last we had a major earthquake several miles offshore to the north of us. The strange vibration...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 40,687
Posted By LWinters
Jargo was a horse my great grandfather rode into...

Jargo was a horse my great grandfather rode into a flooded river to save a woman and two infant children. The mother wrote the story down to preserve it for her family and I couldn't imagin a better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 6,282
Posted By LWinters
I am cruising now and carry the older eu200i on...

I am cruising now and carry the older eu200i on board. When I was freezing my butt off in Texas in December just before I left it saved me big time by running my boats permanently installed heater. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-07-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 44,549
Posted By LWinters
I guess I decided that if I was going to go to...

I guess I decided that if I was going to go to all the effort to buy and refit a boat, save the money, quit a good job, and go sailing then I was going for the long haul.

The plan is to use 2008...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By LWinters
LOL. Hey Steve, I was just about to send...

LOL. Hey Steve,

I was just about to send you my info when I clicked the link and saw the info for Jargo. Only then recognized the name. Hope all is well back in Kemah.

Lee
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-06-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 44,549
Posted By LWinters
I am a new poster on this thread so I'll go back...

I am a new poster on this thread so I'll go back to the original question. I started sailing on inland waters just over six years ago now. ASA classes gave me a start and I built on those in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,108
Posted By LWinters
Pretty good overall list when you combined the...

Pretty good overall list when you combined the add ins to what SD posted. My on board kit for cruising was put together after two years of refitting. Only way to know you have all the tools you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By LWinters
I grabbed this book as an afterthought right...

I grabbed this book as an afterthought right before I cast off the dock lines and headed south. It's been extremely helpful in refining my saltwater fishing techniques. Growing up on freshwater...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-23-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 23,168
Posted By LWinters
Here is an article I just posted on my cruising...

Here is an article I just posted on my cruising website Sailing for SOS = Helping Children Find Home (http://www.sailingforsos.com). I cross posting it here considering the topic. I couldn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,802
Posted By LWinters
Aftermarket oil pressure and temperature alarm.

The old westerbeke 4108 on my boat doesn't have any sort of high temp or low oil pressure alarm on it. As close of an eye as I keep on it I'd still feel a lot better if I had an audible alarm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By LWinters
I just got it broken down yesterday and found the...

I just got it broken down yesterday and found the markings inside the gears. Unfortunately I couldn't get anyone at Lewmar, but I'll try again on Monday. It a beautifully made and extremely heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By LWinters
Windlass Question

I started tearing down the ancient windlass that come with my boat and had a few questions. First, the markings indicate it is a SL 500. I am assuming this is Simpson Lawrence but it is defiantly...
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