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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By davefromack
Re: Bahamas Checking in ??

I've had crew fly to the Bahamas to sail back to Florida. It's been my experience that if the crew has a copy of my Bahamian cruising permit, there isn't a problem purchasing a one-way ticket. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By davefromack
Rotating Mast Grease

I'm looking for advice about what kind of grease to use in the bearing of my rotating mast. The bearing itself is a ball and socket type joint. The base is mounted on the deck and is about the size...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By davefromack
The final outcome

I hired an exterminator who went to the mast head (fully suited up) and applied a fine white dust which I presume was toxic. It both drove bees out and killed the ones that remained behind.

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By davefromack
Many thanks for all who have offered advice, well...

Many thanks for all who have offered advice, well educated advice at that. There is a local pest control company that will get them out but it is pretty clear that I will have to pull the mast and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By davefromack
Honey dipped halyards

I'm hoping someone here is both a beekeeper and a sailor. I have a very active colony of bees living at the masthead of my 48' catamaran. Since I can't see a hive on the outside of the mast, I'm...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-17-2010
Replies: 498
Views: 85,734
Posted By davefromack
Caught out in a rage

Happened to me a couple of years ago trying to get back into Eizabeth Harbour in Exuma. I was returning from a 3 day cruise to Conception Island via Long Island. The first (and only) warning came...
Forum: Caribbean   02-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,246
Posted By davefromack
Question Marsh Harbour Mooring Rental

I'm moving my 48' cat from St. Simon's Island to Marsh Harbour in the Abacos in 2 weeks and I'm trying to find some information about who rents moorings in Marsh Harbour. Does anyone have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By davefromack
Looking for a rigger in Norfolk, VA

Greetings, I have a 46' cat in Norfolk about to head down the first part of the ICW. The only real problem is that, while the mast height is sligtly less that 65', with antennas, B&G sending units...
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