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Search: Posts Made By: John Casey
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 5,101
Posted By John Casey
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

I can think of 3 general reasons with my limited experience:

1. GPS errors/problems, which are rare but do happen. Software/hardware/comms issues occur, and likely right at the wrong time;
2....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,667
Posted By John Casey
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Interesting idea, just appears to be not too well executed in the end.

He should partner with a young graduate marine engineer looking for something interesting as a thesis.

Good on him for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By John Casey
Re: Maltese Schools

We got our Coastal Skipper while on passage to Hammamet.

I posted about it here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/iberia-med/159377-tunisia.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By John Casey
Checklists

Now that we have a few miles under us, we have taken all the various checklists that we have come across through forums and Google searches and developed our own.

We had a few templates/drafts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,010
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

TakeFive, good Lord. Take yourself less seriously.

Actually my statement was, "I have no personal experience having this issue with boat insurance, but I have with car insurance, and a lot of them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,010
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

I just got back from a passage to Hammamet, sorry I missed some of the pleasantries on this thread.

James, check my posting IP location if you think I am somehow shilling for some company in the...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Pedsto, good that you're still around.

Thanks for the trip recap.

We're living in Pozzuoli, just outside Naples at the moment, so we'll likely get a chance to sail the islands around here once...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tunisia

Actually €40 (I edited above). I was converting to $ when I wrote it.

The area was spared during the Arab Spring, but since has been neglected a bit it appears. One of those places that looks...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tunisia

We visited this marina on 20 Aug 14 in a Bavaria 46. Approach to the entrance from the east was straightforward since we had seen the marina plan and satellite photos before departing. Fuel, Port...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,010
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Maltyea, another argument about certified courses paying for themselves could be when you buy insurance.

Regardless of the relationship you have with your broker, the underwriter may require...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tunisia

The port-of call is Hammamet.

Anyone been there recently?

Issues?

Secrets?
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By John Casey
Tunisia

Anyone been to Tunisia recently?

We're flying to Malta on the 16th for some overnight passages, and depending on the weather/wind could head south as far as Tunisia.

Any locations to avoid?
...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Not that I don't like Italians (nervously looking around the room) :P
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Well, you've now got one more.

Heading to Malta on Saturday. More English speakers there ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,010
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Malyea, don't think it has to be a binary choice. You can also have a certifed course that is taylored to your wants/needs.

There are lots of instructors out there that have CYA, RYA, ASA...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By John Casey
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Anyone with a military connection remember the brief period when UAV stood for Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle?

That lasted a couple years but quietly faded away, universally acknowledged as silly.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By John Casey
Re: Maltese Schools

We ended up going with Sailing School Malta (http://www.sailingschoolmalta.com/).

Found them via Sailing Schools - Malta Maritime Directory...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 08-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Pedsto, did you ever get there yourself?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By John Casey
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Good advice to follow i.e prevention/mitigate on the front end vs cure/solve at the wrong time.
Forum: Weather 08-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By John Casey
Re: Free Dashew Weather Handbook

Great that they are now providing them for free.

Very useful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,893
Posted By John Casey
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Growing up on the East Coast I came across a few orphan dinghies, both afloat and ashore.

Always had to be "brave" to peek over the side to see what might be lurking within...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 4,589
Posted By John Casey
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Great thread.

More than I'll ever need to know about double enders/canoe sterns.

Especially for Jeff H and RichH taking the time with their posts.

Likely as much emotional opinion as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,160
Posted By John Casey
Re: Thoughts about liveaboard

Famoffour, what do you think now that CaptnBry resurected your post after a 2 year gap?
Forum: Tanzer 08-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By John Casey
Re: New to Me Tanzer 22

Wow. Tanzer 22. Growing up on the East Coast it was the image that was burned in my mined as a "sail boat." A friend of my father owned one, and there were a few other Tanzers in the area.

Good...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By John Casey
Maltese Schools

Looking for any comments (for or against) sailing schools in Malta.

I came across a list of 4 via the Maltese Maritime Directory.

We're just outside Naples, IT so planning for a...
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