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Search: Posts Made By: ArgleBargle
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 07-16-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By ArgleBargle
west van anchorages

Is there anywhere anyone can suggest for overnight anchoring between point atkinson and first narrows in settled summer weather.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By ArgleBargle
Negotiating new boat purchase

Hi. Anyone have any first hand info on negotiating new boat purchases? Of course there is the "boat show special package", but how much more, if any, can be negotiated? Experiences in this...
Forum: Chartering 07-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,877
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Agree with Alex_sauvage - yes, seriously. Easier to manoeuvre dead slow into the wind in reverse when your bow doesn't get blown off by the wind, as it does in fwd. Plus the communications and...
Forum: Chartering 07-04-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,877
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

agree there are many mistakes to be made, and we have made many of them.

also agree with poster who suggested picking up from the stern. if chop/swell is not too bad we (a couple) always do it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By ArgleBargle
sailing at night

i have never wanted to sail at night around here because of all of the logs and crab/prawn traps, but obviously several races go overnight so i assume its quite doable.

anyone have any...
Forum: Chartering 05-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: Abaco early/mid November?

thanks guys. we are considering. if we go i'll post a review. cheers!
Forum: Chartering 05-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By ArgleBargle
Abaco early/mid November?

Hi

wondering if anyone has experience or opinions about Abaco charter out of Marsh Harbour early/mid November? In particular (small Hurricane risk aside) any thoughts about the weather - air/water...
Forum: Chartering 04-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: St. Lucia to Grenada Charter review

thanks for the responses. maybe this thread will be a useful resource in the future.

yes, B.J., they did make us go to the airport at Clifton, Union Is - customs near the waterfront, immigration...
Forum: Chartering 04-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By ArgleBargle
St. Lucia to Grenada Charter review

Hi.

Just returning from a 10 day one-way charter from St. Lucia (Marigot) to Grenada (True Blue) with Horizons on a Bavaria 45 and thought I'd scribble down a few comments. Will not review the...
Forum: Chartering 11-22-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: St. Lucia to Grenada versus Antigua to St. Martin

Hi

i did one way Antigua - St martin a few years ago in late march with Horizon out of Jolly Harbour, Antigua and had an amazing time. I'm doing one way St Lucia to grenada (also with Horizon)...
Forum: Chartering 11-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

Thanks again.

Ended up going with a Bavaria 45 from Horizon (though they dont have a St. Lucia base, you can pick it up there at either Marigot or Rodney and do the one-way to Grenada, which is...
Forum: Chartering 11-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

thanks all for the great info. very helpful.

i was starting to get worried about reports of crime, but after hearing more experiences seems like its maybe a bit overblown and i'm guessing likely...
Forum: Chartering 11-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

Thanks! What do you think about the wind and swell conditions that time of year?
Forum: Chartering 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By ArgleBargle
St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

Finally pulling the trigger this week on the 1st of potentially 2 charters next year.

St. Lucia - Grenada via the Grenadines 9 days last week of March/1 st week of April.

any info on the...
Forum: Chartering 11-06-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By ArgleBargle
Appropriate Med Charter

Hi

Looking to charter in the Med next spring/summeror fall (may-sept ok). The crew would like benign sailing conditions (i think read as light winds), with a mix of scenic &/or quiet anchorages...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By ArgleBargle
Iron Keel opinions

Hi

would most AGREE or DISAGREE with the statement:

"Although perhaps not as ideal as a lead keel, apart from expecting some maintenance such as sanding/blasting and re-application of a...
Forum: Chartering 09-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: Abacos @ X-mas/New Years vs other destinations

Thanks for all of the responses. After considering it, I have decided to leave Abaco until later in the season. Cheers!
Forum: Chartering 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By ArgleBargle
Abacos @ X-mas/New Years vs other destinations

Hi

looking to charter over the (admittedly high season) xmas new years break and considering Abacos. wondering about weather (esp is it ever really actually uncomfortably cool? high winds?) and...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 04-01-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By ArgleBargle
West Coast Van Is: Specific questions

Hi

have a few initial specific questions about going down west coast vancouver island. have read all of the usual guides and reviewed the charts but trying to complete my "due diligence". thanks...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 03-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By ArgleBargle
Epilogue

thought i would post an epilogue to my original post.

well, it was a completely uneventful trip north at the end of march. Campbell river through seymour narrows at low water slack, slopped at...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 03-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: Johnstone Strait - going North in spring?

Hi.

thanks for all of the excellent responses.

just to reiterate, i was sort of trying to compare going directly north via discovery/johnstone/broughton straits in the spring when the weather...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: New(ish) ca. 45 ft boats w large fwd&aft cabins

thanks for the responses.

i hadnt really considered buying a boat with 2 aft cabins and modifying it. i suspect that would add substantial cost, but dont really have much experience in that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By ArgleBargle
New(ish) ca. 45 ft boats w large fwd&aft cabins

hi

considering going a little larger.

looking for new or late model boats in the 45 ft range (pref 42-46) with 2 cabins - single large fwd cabin & single large aft cabin of comparable size.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 03-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By ArgleBargle
Johnstone Strait - going North in spring?

Hi

planning a staged counterclockwise around vancouver Is trip this summer. Campbell river to Port hardy looks like a bear into prevailing westerlies in the summer (even the more protected long...
Forum: Chartering 03-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By ArgleBargle
Re: St Maarten itinerary - 9 days

i know its a bit out of the way, but if the swells are NOT from the north when you're there, i recommend an ovenight at the small mooring ball field at Saba, dinghy to Fort Baie & take a little taxi...
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