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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Crew for Delivery Turkey to Abaco Bahamas

Sounds like a scammer. $25 a day for the privilege of working, and it is working, on someone's boat ?!?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,899
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

Boat shoes have been a source of frustration for me recently, particularly since I seem to have become a more regular foredecky on the boat I'm racing on.

I've tried Ronstan neoprene topped ankle...
Forum: News Feeds   01-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By Scottyrocket
French sailor missing

Grave concerns for sailor adrift on a liferaft south of Tasmania as rescue described as a 'very big if'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Taking inflatable PFDs on airplanes?

I flew with my PFD in my hand luggage a week ago. They picked it up as it went through the xray machine then did a visual inspection. Eventually they let it through.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Scottyrocket
Newbie looking to join a crew

It is probably prudent to get some sailing experience via a local yacht club before you even consider crossing an ocean. I've been sailing a few months in protected waters but am currently sitting in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Traps of buying a boat in the US

As I understand it, if you buy a yacht that is built in the USA and sail it back to Australia, you do not pay import duty because of the free trade agreement between the two countries, only the 10 %...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By Scottyrocket
Traps of buying a boat in the US

In the next few years I will be looking to buy a boat in the 40ft range and have noticed the substantial price difference in boat prices between Australia, where I live, and the USA. Sometimes the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Scottyrocket
A payed crew position with little real experience...

A payed crew position with little real experience ?! Good luck. If you happen to find something I will put my hand up too :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,484
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Bluewater Sailboat Question

Not trying to be a smart ar$e here, but surely if you are transiting the Panama Canal and heading for Indonesia you don't need to go anywhere near the Southern Ocean.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By Scottyrocket
Woman looking for long-term crew position

Everyone wants something different in life and it's clear Cindy wants this. It's your life Cindy.

Best wishes.
Forum: Racing   04-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Race yacht sinks, crew plucked from water.

ORCV run races in some of the most treacherous waters in the world so most crew, if not all, have done practical sea safety and survival courses. ORCV, AMSA, the crew of the stricken yacht and the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   04-07-2012
Replies: 228
Views: 28,225
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Sailnet Suggestion Box

Why is it that new members to this forum are unable to access Guilleta's "How to" videos ? It seems to me that these would be the most useful part of this site to beginners like myself.

I will...
Forum: Racing   04-07-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: VOR down to two boats

Either way you look at it these are still fast boats. Reading the following article about racing near the ice exclusion zone in the Southern Ocean teams had to throttle back from 30 knots to a snails...
Forum: Racing   04-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Scottyrocket
Race yacht sinks, crew plucked from water.

Racing in very tough conditions in the Bass Strait (Australia) a yacht began taking on water and sank soon after. Read all about it here:

All sailors return to safety in Port fairy Race...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2012
Replies: 334
Views: 38,827
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: Do you carry firearms while cruising?

An American hating rant ? What so any criticism of America's foreign policy follies by any non American makes us anti American ? I don't think so.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-28-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,772
Posted By Scottyrocket
Re: How to do your own marine survey

Thanks for sharing Boatpoker. I've got your site bookmarked for future use when I eventually buy my first boat.
Forum: News Feeds   02-06-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Scottyrocket
More boat trouble in Bass Strait

Freezing pair winched from Bass Strait after yacht hits rocks
February 6, 2012 - 10:14AM
Read later
A Victorian couple has been winched to safety from their yacht which ran aground on rocks near...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Scottyrocket
Greetings from Melbourne

Howdy everyone,

After years of dreaming about how much fun it'd be to sail, I finally stopped procrastinating and completed a RYA Competent Crew course here in Melbourne, Australia. Hopefully this...
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