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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By capecodda
Re: What would you do in a sticky situation?

Our first trip to Nova Scotia, many years back. We timed the trip so we'd be offshore 2 nights. The wind was light, and we motor sailed making better time than anticipated, so we arrived off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By BarryL
Re: What would you do in a sticky situation?

Hey,

A few years ago my family and I entered a new marina. The place was small, like I barely had enough room to turn my 35' boat around. The entrance to the place was also small and hard to find....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: What would you do in a sticky situation?

We were coming into the marina, heading up the fairway towards our dock.

My elderly parents were aboard - my mum is deathly afraid of water.

I throttled back to make the turn into the dock...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Minnewaska
Forum: Weather   10-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Ditch Bag Essentials

Floating is pretty important. Tethered? I'm not so sure. I would be interested in others thoughts. The raft should be tethered (to the leeward side), then filled when it hits the water. In the...
Forum: Weather   10-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By aloof
Re: Ditch Bag Essentials

Make sure your completed ditch bag floats. Put reflectors and a painter on it.

I favor taking drinking water over many of things on that list. That and staying warm.
Forum: Weather   10-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By rnixon
Re: Ditch Bag Essentials

I have foil blankets in my ditch bag. I've never used them, but they are very space efficient. Bodily warmth may need to be shared - pick your crew wisely!
Forum: Weather   10-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Ditch Bag Essentials

I have a well stocked ditch bag, but for the coastal cruising we predominantly do, its overstocked. In the US, as long as you can notify someone of your emergency, the odds that you'll float in your...
Forum: Weather   10-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By rnixon
Re: Ditch Bag Essentials

There are no end of ditch bag 'essential' lists out there. It also depends on the type of sailing that you're going to be doing.

Here's what I'd consider the basics:

1. Fresh water - lots;
2....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Lobstering and Sailing

That is one fine looking creature. The dog and lobster ain't half bad either.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By jtulls
Re: Erie Canal electronic charts

You can check out the Navinoics web app for the coverage and detail their charts have: Navionics Webapp (http://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#@10&key=}axeG|g|rM)

I took a screen shot of just a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,080
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

You know I had to read your post 3 times... what I thought I read had me wondering. Darn that short attention span I have... thank you for making my whole day :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-03-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By outbound
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Gonna be a bit of a killjoy. I'm new at this. Started lasted November. But think things that will surprise you are very personal. Think they vary greatly person to person.
Examples for me:
How...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

See Mahina Expedition - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising (http://www.mahina.com/cruise.html)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/133009-ssca-ssu-updates.html
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By hpeer
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

When and how do I sign up?

Very topical for us.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Looks like its good you asked. You were gunna talk about the theoretical details of nav, electrics etc but people want the personal stuff, the lifestyle, costs etc.

It looks like if you just talk...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By MedSailor
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Sounds like fun! Good luck with the talk. The usual stuff like storms and safety gear will be much asked I'm sure.

Do you mind if I turn things around? What questions do you think we should be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By 4arch
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

It would be great to have the insights of someone who has done this recently. I've given a long list of questions I would have. I don't know that any one person can cover them all though.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Based on the number of times I've seen it asked around here, many people will be interested in how to pay for/afford cruising and your personal story as it relates (investments, working while...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Bugs, tell us about the bugs both on board and on shore.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By Tempest
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

I'd be interested in Tips and Tricks for clearing into various ports and the Paperwork/Protocols/Fees involved in each... if they vary. eg. Does the entire crew present themselves in port A, but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Many people are interested in provisioning - hints, tips, etc.

I am sure someone will ask you about the budget, which is the same as asking how long is a piece of rope.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By TQA
Re: Selling the house or renting

Selling simplicates your life.

I regularly hear of cruisers having to fly home to deal with some rental crisis.
Forum: herSailNet   08-14-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 5,768
Posted By Livia
Re: For Us Female Navigators Out There

I'm the main navigator aboard as well. I use a combination of OpenCPN and iNavX but would highly recommend using SASPlanet as well:

Electronic charting on Estrellita: SAS Planet & OpenCPN ~ SV...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   08-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,435
Posted By ufdiver
Re: Long-Range Wifi Installation

Oh man, SVAuspicious nailed it; He made some very good points, but also missed a few things: the video and audio quality were horrible, the editing was bad, and that poor girl in the video had a...
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