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Search: Posts Made By: AlanBrown
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,039
Posted By AlanBrown
Diving on the anchor accomplishes 4 things: ...

Diving on the anchor accomplishes 4 things:

1. It gives you a chance to cool off on a hot summer's day.

2. You get to look around for all sorts of neat stuff on the bottom.

3. It gives you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,039
Posted By AlanBrown
See, see! I't not just powerboaters that don't...

See, see! I't not just powerboaters that don't know to anchor!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-26-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 6,522
Posted By AlanBrown
Seller signs the bill of sale in front of a...

Seller signs the bill of sale in front of a notary and has his signature notarized.

Buyer signs bill of sale in front of a different notary and has his signature notarized.

Bill of sale now has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By AlanBrown
The feed bag method is also quite common on the...

The feed bag method is also quite common on the Erie Canal. In fact, you used to be able to purchase filled bags at either end of the canal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By AlanBrown
Great trip report! I'm amazed that you were...

Great trip report!

I'm amazed that you were able to include so many interesting observations in such a short post.

Where to next?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By AlanBrown
Contact Gulf Marine Ways and Supplies in Ft....

Contact Gulf Marine Ways and Supplies in Ft. Myers. I don't know how much dry storage they offer, but if they can't help you, they may be able to direct you to someone else in the area.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By AlanBrown
I not sure why you want to replace 10-year old...

I not sure why you want to replace 10-year old rigging, unless you are seeing serious signs of rusting or stretching.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 5,072
Posted By AlanBrown
MadChef, Why not ask your cellphone lovin'...

MadChef,

Why not ask your cellphone lovin' friend to read this thread. It will sure be an eye opener for him!

If he's still talking to you after his reading assignment, let him crew for you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By AlanBrown
Try these. Coastal/Great Lakes Forecasts by...

Try these.

Coastal/Great Lakes Forecasts by Zone (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/usamz.htm)

SailFlow.com-xt_Bahamas Wind data

There are several other sites that provide useful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By AlanBrown
Marsh Harbour Boatyard may now have some space...

Marsh Harbour Boatyard may now have some space available.

Abaco Yacht Services on GTC, as Craig mentioned.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By AlanBrown
I believe Knot got it right!

I believe Knot got it right!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-07-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,715
Posted By AlanBrown
I always considered my boat to be my second home....

I always considered my boat to be my second home. Even the IRS felt the same way. Eventuaslly it became my only home.

The major difference between a house and a boat is that you can change your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By AlanBrown
When thousands of folks were stuck in Europe...

When thousands of folks were stuck in Europe because of volcanic ash, what did they do? They went back to their hotels, hunkered down, and prayed for a quick resumption of air travel. The same held...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By AlanBrown
The crack sounds as if it is located in the prop...

The crack sounds as if it is located in the prop strut. This is the piece where the prop shaft passes through the cutlass bearing. You should glad you noticed it!

I had 2 prop strut failures on my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By AlanBrown
I've been living here in the States, off and on,...

I've been living here in the States, off and on, since 2001. During this time I have kept my boat in Nassau or the Abacos. I fly over for 3 weeks a year, use it as my vacation home, then fly back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By AlanBrown
Hey Coco, I've fallen into the "old post"...

Hey Coco,

I've fallen into the "old post" trap more than once myself, so don't worry.

I entirely concur with your response and think your info. will be useful to others.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By AlanBrown
Watch out for blistering.

Watch out for blistering.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,158
Posted By AlanBrown
Jay, Crossing the Gulf Stream from Miami to...

Jay,

Crossing the Gulf Stream from Miami to Bimini, or from Ft. Lauderdale to West End, is a choice all Bahamas cruisers must make. Their decision is usually based on what parts of the Bahamas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By AlanBrown
Whatever you decide, determine if there are any...

Whatever you decide, determine if there are any dealers/repair shops in your area that can handle any problems which may come up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,158
Posted By AlanBrown
Back to Herb's original question. Where are you...

Back to Herb's original question. Where are you headed to in the Bahamas. If Abacos, West End, etc. If Nassau, Binini, etc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By AlanBrown
Back in 2000 I was living in Nassau. Out of...

Back in 2000 I was living in Nassau. Out of economic necessity (divorce) I was forced to sell my 35 ft. powerboat and switch to sail.

The first time I took my Hunter 30 out for a sail, I ran over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,291
Posted By AlanBrown
I have always been under the impression that...

I have always been under the impression that there is a time factor involved in the re-naming decision.

If you wait to long before performing the naming ceremony, like 30 days, the old boat name...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By AlanBrown
Gringos, That was good!

Gringos,

That was good!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By AlanBrown
Picked this off another forum. (credit goes to...

Picked this off another forum. (credit goes to speciald@ocens.)

Speaking of salvage - don't mean to highjack the post, but... Two weeks ago I was watching tv in my 6th floor condo at the entrance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 6,888
Posted By AlanBrown
Take a look at the Walker Bay products. Their...

Take a look at the Walker Bay products. Their rigid inflatable looks like the best of both worlds.

I may have to dump my 8-year old Achilles airfloor this year, unless I can get the air leaks...
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