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Search: Posts Made By: bvander66
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By bvander66
Re: Watermakers - brands et

Quality Water Inc out of NC tailor makes watermakers to fit you need. Uses industrial parts to easy to repair. Price great compared to marine specific ones.
Forum: Caribbean Islands 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By bvander66
Re: Runway at Stanial Cay, Exumas closed for repairs

Problem is no regular inspection schedule, so inspector finally shoes ip and surprise, runway unsafe. Big shock to the island and carriers.
Forum: Caribbean Islands 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By bvander66
Re: Runway at Stanial Cay, Exumas closed for repairs

Estimates are 2 months to repair, but govt contract so who knows?
Reason for closure is runway surface declared unsafe by inspector.
Govt team in Stanial and Black Point yesterday talking about...
Forum: Caribbean Islands 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By bvander66
Runway at Stanial Cay, Exumas closed for repairs

Stanial runway closed, watermakers and flamingo using Black Point.

thebahamasweekly.com - Runway at Staniel Cay, Exuma Temporarily Closed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 10,433
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

Sometimes works great, Dec two years ago was closed for three weeks, many boats stuck on wrong side.
Jan this year we were stuck for 5 hours because rr bridge broken, two weeks later 15 cruisers and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 10,433
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

We talked to the marina and some folks register the boat in the Bahamas, others renew cruising permit, both seemed cost effective. Our boat wont fit there, as well waiting list is long.
we also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 10,433
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

"You dont know what you have lost till its gone"
We have spent a lot of time over past 6 years in Dinner Key. During winter months there are conservatively over 250 visiting boats, many doing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 10,433
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

Bahamas, Cuba, Central America welcome cruisers. Have friends who even gave up storing boat in Florida, some up in Ga, others in Green Turtle
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By bvander66
Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

We use petit on our rib, but if i had soft bottom would just haul up every night
Forum: Caribbean 03-04-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By bvander66
Black Point Settlement School Fund Raiser- 14 Mar

Calling all cruisers in Exumas mid March

Black Point Settlement is holding a school fund raiser on Saturday, 14 March. Lots of activities, music and classic Bahamain food. Starts around noon.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By bvander66
Re: Westerbeke whine

On previous boat had a W21, heat exchanger went and they wanted crazy price for new one, got an after market with same volume specs and mounted it off engine on bulk head and saved major $ and gained...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,722
Posted By bvander66
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

Practical Sailor did a good review assesment of the deckvest after the fatality, worth a read. Indications are conditions were quite severe and implications are that fatalities could of occured...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By bvander66
Re: Georgetown Cruising Regatta

Garmin and C Map have incorperated Explorer Charts into their chips, including routes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,722
Posted By bvander66
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

Being wearing spinlock deckvest for about 15 years, presently on second one and love it. Have worn them for extended periods and find then very comfortable.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By bvander66
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Have a rotozip anduse the metal cutoff wheell
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By bvander66
Re: Georgetown Cruising Regatta

Has Navionics incorperated Explorer charts for the Bahamas yet?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By bvander66
Re: Spot, DeLorme Trackers?

We use a basic spot for the past 5 years to keep family infod on loc and that we are ok. Tied the 411 button to tow boat US, used that once. Great piece of kit, not expensive, and suits us fine for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By bvander66
Re: PFDs for your tender

We have two foam to cover cg reqr, usually have inflatable belt when in dingy if rough or current. Easy to stow in seat, and keep our expensive pfd/harness aboard mothership
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By bvander66
Re: Does anyone use belt PFDs?

We use them in our dingy when anchored in areas where there is a current.
small, easy to don and stow in our seat once ashore.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By bvander66
Re: Helping an old head

If you have a good head dont need a spare pump. Our PhII is 12 years old and only part ever replaced is jocker valve.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By bvander66
Re: Highfield Ultralight RIBs

I have been looking at new ribs and was leaning to al hull.
rethinking that, present rib is going on 13 years and while tubes have many patches the fiberglass hull is perfectly intact. Only thing I...
Forum: Florida - Eastern 02-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By bvander66
Re: Need Information on Sailing in Ft Lauderdale Area

Biscayne Bay great for your size vessel, and nice and close to keys as well for long weekends.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,744
Posted By bvander66
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

We have done the ditch 7 times, slipping outside when we have tome constraints.
we love the ditch, great places to anchor, explore and enjoy wildlife and see all sorts of rural america. The key is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By bvander66
Re: Highfield Ultralight RIBs

Friends on Anneteak just bought (Dec 2014) the 10' light and have a 15 hp outboard. About the same wieght and size as the AB al 10' for almost $1K less. The are in Exumas and very happy, but their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,516
Posted By bvander66
Re: Question regarding Rocna Anchor's Roll Bar

Lot of talk about oversize or up one size for anchors. 10+ years ago this was true as the Delta/CQR vintage anchor tables were typically rated for 30 kts. Newer anchor recommendation tables are...
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