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Search: Posts Made By: bvander66
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By bvander66
Re: Health Insurance While Cruising

Check with DAN (divers assistance network).
their basic coverage includes medivac benifit.
as well they have an annual travellers insurance policy which includes medical coverage
which is likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By bvander66
Re: Handheld VHF range

Disagree, very handy to have a handheld.
-Great in florida for the bridges, can keep main on 16 and hand held on 9
-Great for dingy. Cruising islands many times long way from help, hand held great...
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By bvander66
Re: Internet Access

Dont rely on just one system.
We use wifi extender (power over ethernet) for when we can find an open wifi connection. Most marinas have wifi, some free some at a cost.
Also have a MIFI unit,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By bvander66
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

congrats, biggest hurdle is letting the lines go, after that its amazing
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By bvander66
Re: Cruising Permit

Most states don't care where the owner lives, they are more concerned where the boat stays/is used. Eg, many people in Pa and Md keep their boats in De (sales tax) even though they don't live there....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By bvander66
Re: Please recommend custom tank makers

Would not recommend any metal tank for holding.
I do recommend Raritan Engineering for plastic holding and water tanks. They have approx 1500 shapes/sizes in their catalog and will make any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By bvander66
Re: Blenders

Football tailgaters now have a gas powered blender.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,937
Posted By bvander66
Re: Heating Your Boat

Two good articles in the mag "Good Old Boat".
If you use any combustion source then highly recommend it is vented outside to prevent CO hazard and also reduce condenstation headaches.
We went...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By bvander66
Re: Cruising guides / charts for the Bahamas

Ditto on Explorer charts and on Pavlidis guides.
For Abacos Dodge's Guide is also superb.
If first timer then the Skipper Bob's guide on the Bahamas is also a good (and cheap) reference.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By bvander66
Re: Bahama Shoals?

we have cruised the bahamas for two years now with a 6' draft and while it does limit us a bit and force us to play the tides never had any problems on the x the bank routes outlined in Explorer...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-18-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By bvander66
Re: Limitation of Liability

I have no doubt that major race/rally organizers have waivers, this has been the norm since the Falmouth disaster. Even some sailing clubs/associations have a beginning of the year waiver for the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By bvander66
Re: Limitation of Liability

So seriously, there is so many things in life where in theory you could be liable. Think about the 10000s of boats racing once a week and the occasional weekend, should all those crews sign a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By bvander66
Re: Limitation of Liability

guess the answer is dont bring crew aboard in the US.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By bvander66
Re: Limitation of Liability

Own a boat for 25 years now, so getting back to you and have had crew aboard, also crewed on other boats, both coastal and offshore and have never experianced waivers. Even sailed with a lawyer once...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By bvander66
Re: Limitation of Liability

This thread is so sad. I guess a testemant to the times we live in. I have crewed on many a vessel and have never had to sign a waiver, but have always checked out the skipper and boat to ensure I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By bvander66
Re: Why not the GWB?

New York Harbour not a wonderful area to sail, lots of traffic, nasty currents, wierd winds. Gets worse up at the GWB. Better sailing out on LIS or Raritan Bay or even north around the Tappen Zee.
Forum: Living Aboard 09-11-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,473
Posted By bvander66
Re: Liveaboard Commuting to D.C.

Another option is Magothy River (Ferry Point Marina) and then grab the MARC train from Odenenton. Baltimore? and again the MARC train?
Annapolis is expensive in a marina, but there are a few places...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By bvander66
Re: Keeping in touch in the Bahamas

Spent two winters in Bahamas, about to start our third and here is what we do.
-Have a GSM phone that is unlocked and we have a BATELCO SIM card which gives us a Bahamian phone number. This can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,506
Posted By bvander66
Re: Best power tools?

Have a Ryobi 18V set, being using it for the past 10 years, only thing I have had to replace are some of the batteries. The new Li batteries perform great, but are pricey.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,239
Posted By bvander66
Re: Manual or Electric Windless??

We anchor a lot (liveaboard in the Bahamas) with a 45lb anchor and 200' of chain. We have a two speed manual (old sea tiger) with a 4' bar. In the high speed slot it hauls in a foot for every...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-06-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,022
Posted By bvander66
Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

First thing we decided on when we moved aboard was that this was our home and we were not camping, so all the plastic stuff went away and we loaded up some rugged crockery and our flatwear. We also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By bvander66
Re: A little disappointed with Newfound Metals

We went with them (Brass) and loved them. Ordered slightly oversize, with the understanding that would have to cut away and do some fiberglass work, but that should not be a surprise with an older...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,236
Posted By bvander66
Re: Port windows replacement

I have replaced some of our ports with the brass new found metal ports, little pricey but outstanding quality, kind which will last a long time. If you order them make sure you also order the buytl...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,490
Posted By bvander66
Re: Vented Loop Design?

Dont recommend marelon vented loops in the exhaust water, should be metal. Exception is Vetus makes an exhaust quality plastic/grp one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By bvander66
Re: shortwave radio..

go to the noaa site, they have all the frequencies and timings for wxfax broadcasts.
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