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Search: Posts Made By: AKA44
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,505
Posted By AKA44
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Sherwood, you're on a good tack - requesting input through a portal like this - and you're getting a good variety of it. Here's mine.

Avoid locating yourself in some out-of-the-way, backwater...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By AKA44
Re: Sold my boat...

This is what evolution looks like!

Boats aren't our brothers or mothers or best friends but a platform for adventuring. 'Glad to hear you'll be out here for more of that, on whatever better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By AKA44
Re: Rust stains on non-skid

Hey! I've got a few of those tiny, almost pinpoint rust spots scattered on my non-skid, too. Located only in the wettest deck zones. Decided they were't biological as even bleach didn't alter their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 5,084
Posted By AKA44
Re: Concussions

Wow - Brian!
As usual, you're sharing valuable stuff. I hit my head on so many things this first season on the boat that I began to wonder if I was experiencing symptoms of accumulating trauma....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By AKA44
Re: First Season As Cruisers Shattered

Thanks, David. That's really just about it.

With no wood deck or cap rails, I'm going to close all through-hulls and try to get someone to simply gas the interior of the boat where the problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By AKA44
Re: First Season As Cruisers Shattered

We first found a thousand wings, all in a three day period, inside, all abandoned in front of ports. Then found what appears to be the principal colony, characteristically not huge but old enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By AKA44
First Season As Cruisers Shattered

Of all the things I had to consider regarding a first season on a new (to me) boat on the other side of the country from home, I didn't anticipate this - dry wood TERMITES came with the boat I just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By AKA44
Re: Average cost of a survey

I just paid $12/ft plus travel cost for an insurance survey. ~$600. The boat's on the hard and work was performed by a licensed guy in the Bahamas working for a well-known and highly regarded...
Forum: Diesel 12-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By AKA44
Re: I think I screwed up...

Informative thread. Thanks.

Please excuse my neubness - would someone describe fuel 'polishing' - when and why and to what extent our onboard systems accomplish this?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By AKA44
Document or register my vessel?

I hope that I am not co-opting this thread but how about this scenario, please:

I am a resident of Arizona. I am buying a boat that's registered in Florida but stays in the Bahamas where the POs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By AKA44
Advice on Sailing Home to meet my Baby!?

It's always very nice to have a large raft of good options to choose between, isn't, but weighing them can get tricky - no?

Congrats on your impending fatherhood. CD paints some nice pictures for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By AKA44
Re: A different way to handle a crash --

Point taken, Dfok. Yet, even in her own words, grace was forced by the overwhelming pain of fighting injustice. Peace be hers. I'm just sayin', sometimes, it takes a village.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By AKA44
Re: A different way to handle a crash --

Bad things happening to good people. Nope, I don't like hearing about this kind of behavior in our society of seafarers. It's another case of being forced into a situation and having to choose the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,683
Posted By AKA44
Key West

It's nice to have you back and writing, Brian. Along with your Photobucket blog, it appears that you guys are ensuring some awesome childhood memories for your boys.

BTW, while you we're out, I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 426,038
Posted By AKA44
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I started reading this post when it was new and used the discussion, in part, to validate my desire to have a steel yacht for unlimited voyaging. I just bought maybe the best Colvin Gazelle ever put...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-14-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,380
Posted By AKA44
California to the Virgins

J & J, finding and reading your blog, today, was time well spent. I am majorly impressed and motivated by your intrepid spirits and courage, and happy to hear that you've been rewarded with so much...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By AKA44

"So no, you can't do it. It is dangerous, extremely difficult, and only for those with several decades of sailing experience. Stay home!"

'Love it!
Of course I'll do the opposite.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By AKA44
Jeanne Socrates completes circumnavigation

Cudos, Jeanne. Your intrepid quest has been both inspiration and motivation. I'm right behind you!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 5,748
Posted By AKA44
Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

Trip planning with a chart at the nav station - 'north up', so I can read all the fine print.

Traveling with the chart plotter - 'course up' so there's no confusion about what's where.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By AKA44
Solar phone/tablet chargers

I researched and bought a Joos Orange. It holds four recharges for my iPhone, has good build quality, and made me happy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2013
Replies: 307
Views: 34,217
Posted By AKA44
Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smack, your generosity, especially in response to other's loss, has confirmed for me that I was a part of the right community. We're all here for you and your family, too. Peace.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By AKA44
Deck Soap, low cost

Thanks pdqaltair for the reality-check on environmental toxicity. We should not be participating in poisoning the environment we all share a love for. So, what's a creative way of performing this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By AKA44
Re: Video While Sailing?

I have a GoPro Hero II and like it a lot (because I don't have to worry about it in humid conditions). I use Windows Live Movie Maker for editing (because it's free). You'll soon be producing some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,086
Posted By AKA44
Re: Errors in judgement...


A close call! You've highlighted another reletively invisable maritime danger we're all frequently exposed to. 'Happy to hear that all you lost was a little blood and mobility for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By AKA44
Re: A trans-continental summer... (pic heavy)

Great photos, Faster. I'm another who thinks that the Pacific NW is spectacular, geographically, culturally, gastronomically... Just a few more years of practice in warm water and I'll be back there...
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