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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,292
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Diesel Generator - Economical?

Wow, the watermaker makes a bigger difference than I realized.

Are the watermaker capacities similar for both options? You might consider whether you want to have to run the genset anytime the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,292
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Diesel Generator - Economical?

Would you be willing to share the details on what you can get for that cost advantage? (Now you've got me thinking about it again :-) )
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,292
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Diesel Generator - Economical?

How large was your last boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,292
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Diesel Generator - Economical?

You are comparing initial costs. I would be extremely surprised if installing a genset didn't cost more than expanding solar capacity, a DC (or engine heated) waterheater, and a diesel heater...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Need sailing with family advise!

I'm not personally familiar with the Potter 19, but a quick google search shows several reports that the boat is known for healing less than average for it's type.

Sorry if this is obvious, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By bacampbe
Re: cabin headroom?

A typical rear-cockpit monohull will have low clearance over the berth in the aft cabins. Some in your size range have pretty nice forward berths with high ceilings. OTOH, center cockpits often have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Mono hull to Cat

I own a monohull, and have chartered several cats. For the most part, your monohull skills will transfer under sail. It won't sail as close to the wind, and you may find that you have to motor-assist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Cruising Through Tax Season

Filing online is available. If your taxes are really simple (as in 1040EZ), I think you can file that online directly with the IRS.

Otherwise, I've used TurboTax online for several years. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By bacampbe
Re: How do I start my sailing adventures.

Does your school have a sailing club, or offer a sailing class?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Standard name for "Catalina Style" mooring?

It really depends on the sea-state of your harbor. It might get really unpleasant if you get significant wind and/or swell broadside, and the boat can't swing with it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By bacampbe
Re: J22 sailing

Breaking things down point by point:

-- Did the use of the crane contribute to your nervousness? I can see that being a pain, but it's different from the actual sailing part. I infer that your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 15,450
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

The double-back approach sounds useful. But I'd advise people to check that they can still further trim the winch without accidentally releasing the line. At least on my boat, if the tail does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By bacampbe
Re: cruising guides for Caribbean

For the Virgins, we've had good luck with this:

The 2013-2014 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands | Cruising Guides...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Mainsail Issues

Or the luff of the sail is cut too long. Did this sail/boat combo work better in the past?
Forum: Chartering   08-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 13,633
Posted By bacampbe
Re: What's up at the Moorings?

We chartered again from the Moorings in Tortola in May. We had a better experience than the previous time; there are signs that they are investing more in boat and base maintenance. A number of our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,705
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

I'd suggest a letter to Practical Sailor on this. Safety gear is a big deal to them. They did quite a bit of study on harnesses after the Lake Michigan race incident a while back. That resulted in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Cruisers question

We use two lines, one doubled back from each bow cleat. This cuts down on chafe (but dos not eliminate it) quite a bit because you get less sliding through the thimble.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Cruisers question

I've found mooring balls in different areas may have different setups. I haven't cruised your area, but for example balls in the BVIs usually have a single pendant. I run a pair of dock lines through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Sail care/storage

These are the instructions I've always heard. But out of curiosity, does everyone flake roller-furling sails? Or do you roll them around the luff?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By bacampbe
Re: light duty vs heavy duty

Once you actually get to the Bahamas, you might appreciate a shallow draft again. On a charter in the Abacos, we found even a 5 ft draft enough to make us very tide sensitive when entering or leaving...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By bacampbe
Re: mmsi numbers, ship radio and hand held VHF

Keep in mind a BoatUS MMSI is only good for use in US waters. Your boat may never leave the US, but is that may not hold true for the handheld.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Anegada chart

+1 on the BVIPirate.com Anegada approach chart.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Sailing SVI

We did it just after Thanksgivings in 2012. We stayed in the SVI the whole time, but had a good time. Some points:

-- Everything to the east is uphill most of the time. (Keep that in mind if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Need help identifying this boat

Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,909
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Probability of a lightning strike

The original post mentions 500 strikes per storm. I assume that's over the lifetime of the storm. If so, then the results are based on an implied assumption that you sail under the storm for the full...
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