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Search: Posts Made By: pwillems
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-23-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By pwillems
Question Fast cat hull speed and overpowering

Hi all,

Complete newB here just wondering if someone can clarify a couple things that have been on my mind. I'll not be doing my first sailing course for a couple more weeks, but have been doing...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,912
Posted By pwillems
Hmmm, cool invention... But at US$39 + postage...

Hmmm, cool invention... But at US$39 + postage for two little bits of coloured plastic, I don't think so.

As to the idea above of coloured SLR filters on binoculars, I've had a look around and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-31-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,912
Posted By pwillems
That's actually an interesting (and easily...

That's actually an interesting (and easily implemented) idea. I think I'm going to do a little testing to see if that is practical.

I wonder if you can get binoculars that would take a screw-on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-25-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 62,515
Posted By pwillems
Now that's a bit sexist... Who said my wife would...

Now that's a bit sexist... Who said my wife would be the one operating the washing machine? She's got me rather well trained :laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-25-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 62,515
Posted By pwillems
That's exactly where I was taking this... My...

That's exactly where I was taking this... My feeling is that money has lot to do in what is "essential" gear and what makes an ideal cruising boat probably just as much as seaworthiness. Yes, of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 62,515
Posted By pwillems
Yes, agreed most definitely... But what if money...

Yes, agreed most definitely... But what if money isn't an issue. I mean what if you can afford that brand spanking new Lagoon 400 with all the desirables from the options list that all the "cruising"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 62,515
Posted By pwillems
How about if money isn't an issue?

This is really a very interesting topic for me... How about if money wasn't an issue? Most arguments I have seen here for the ideal cruising boat are based around the exponential increase in purchase...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-01-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,912
Posted By pwillems
I'm colour-blind, is this going to be an issue?

Hi All,

I'm about to get started learning to sail with the overall goal to get my Yachtmaster Ocean cert over the next 15 years or so. This is of course with the final goal of throwing away the 9...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-16-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,632
Posted By pwillems
It seems quite a few of you are actually doing...

It seems quite a few of you are actually doing the 6 months on/6 months off thing... How do you work out the 6 months on shore? Have you kept "stuff" (house, furniture etc...) for this? Or do you put...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,632
Posted By pwillems
Who is truly hoping to do this indefinitely?

I just finished reading Anne Vanderhoof's "An Embarassment of Mangoes". Her and her husband set out from Toronto and cruised to Trinidad and back for a couple years. The last section of the book was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By pwillems
Just finished devouring Ann Vanderhoof's "An...

Just finished devouring Ann Vanderhoof's "An Embarassment of Mangoes". Fantastic read, not so much about the sailing, but about taking a good look about what is important in life.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By pwillems
Right there with ya' :(

Right there with ya' :(
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 03-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By pwillems
No, never taken him out. He has been on power...

No, never taken him out. He has been on power boats, driven them sitting on my knees, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. ( What young boy wouldn't enjoy having his hand on the throttle stick of a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 03-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By pwillems
Sailing with special kids

Hi All

Just noticed a post from Bene505 in the thread about finding a liveaboard family for a reality show where Bene505 mentionned he sails with his 4 kids, one of them autistic.

I also have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-28-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By pwillems
As a matter of fact, I do read French... but...

As a matter of fact, I do read French... but already having enough trouble getting my head around all the English maritime terminology, not sure I need the extra confusion just now :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By pwillems
Thanks guys. Just ordered "An Embarassment of...

Thanks guys. Just ordered "An Embarassment of Mangoes" from Amazon.

Eryka, just read your blog... Looks amazing. Tell me, what are your long term plans with the cruising life? Are you and your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By pwillems
Thumbs up Book Recommendations

Hi All,

My wife and I are both dreaming of the cruising lifestyle later on in life. We are both complete newbies and have 15 to 20 years to make it all the way from where we are now, to seasoned...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By pwillems
:laugher Hilarious

:laugher Hilarious
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By pwillems
Question Define "bluewater" for me

Hi all,

I am sure this has been discussed before, so feel free to direct me to any relevant threads.

Like many here, I dream of a cruising life after retirement. I have no sailing experience...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By pwillems
Thank sailingdog. That is precisely the kind of...

Thank sailingdog. That is precisely the kind of information I am chasing.

Repped :)
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By pwillems
That is of course most certainly part of our...

That is of course most certainly part of our plan. We intend to spend 2 to 3 years just learning the ins and outs of sailing while crewing other boats before splashing out on a small cruiser for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-08-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By pwillems
We most certainly will, but probably just day...

We most certainly will, but probably just day sailing or short weekends with the (4) kids. One of them has special needs and by the time we get him off and living his life alone, we will have earned...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By pwillems
Question My 15 year plan

Hi All,

My wife and I have recently decided that once the kids are all grown up and out of home, we are going to set sail and visit this planet. That gives us around 15 years to go from complete...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-08-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By pwillems
G'day

Hi All,

Just introducing myself. I'm a 33yo married with kids type with a recent found interest in sailing. I have spent most of my life in, on or near the ocean. I have owned and operated a dive...
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