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Search: Posts Made By: Zanshin
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,015
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

I've got a Spectra Newport aboard. It makes about 17 gallons an hour here in the very salty and warm Caribbean waters.

Apart from the survival necessity of having sufficient water aboard, I find...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Pamlicotraveller - I suggest that you buy the batteries at a Sam's club in Miami and have them trucked to the 4-Star Cargo or Tropical Shipping building there; that shouldn't cost much and perhaps...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Zanshin
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

As has been mentioned above, you need to ensure that you charge at the right voltages for the right amount of time; this means you should use a battery charger. The Genasun line of MPPT and PWM...
Forum: Electronics 03-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,414
Posted By Zanshin
Re: New AIS Rule

The observer is at least 10 feet above the water (4 foot freeboard, 6 feet height) which gives 4NM visibility, the lights of a trawling fisher big enough for Class A is going to be a good 30 feet...
Forum: Electronics 03-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,414
Posted By Zanshin
Re: New AIS Rule

As a singlehander, AIS is very important to me, I want to see and be seen; thus this change is a great step forward. Odd that in this sailing forum this thread only has 8 responses and 397 views,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Zanshin
Video - why I love cruising the Caribbean

Here's my last video until I return to the boat and get to collect some new material (plus my demo license for Adobe just ran out). This video shows why I keep on returning to the Caribbean!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Zanshin
Re: ISAF Personal Sea Survival Course - FUN!

The ISAF is international, and there are all sorts of places where you can take the seminar. Most of the venues won't have a full hall for fires, or a simulation chamber for leaks and it is unlikely...
Forum: Chartering 12-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

I can recommend Dominica (Portsmouth anchorage with trips ashore from there) for a couple of days and then to the Saintes (it is only a couple of hours sail on a beam reach); both destinations are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Caribbean day sail rentals

The Bitter End Yacht Club ( on Virgin Gorda in the BVI has a full range of watercraft on offer, from windsurfers and Hobie cats to IC24s (see Fleet for the complete list).

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2014
Replies: 4,951
Views: 408,306
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

No, this is not the Enewetak Atoll, but you've got the correct ocean.
Forum: News Feeds 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Zanshin
Re: UK sailors missing after sailboat capsizes 1000 miles east of Cape Cod - Capecodo

The Fastnet race of 1979 with it's high loss of boats and life, and to a lesser extent the Sydney-Hobart race of 1998, forced manufacturers, designers and the race organizations to rethink stability...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Dengue Fever Like Virus in the Caribbean

The two cases were mentioned to illustrate how bad the effects can be. I just recalled that one traveler (on TTOL) mentioned that she'd gotten Chikungunya (Chikungunya on TTOL...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,792
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Advice on Clearing in and Out of the Leeward Islands

Advice on the this subject is bit tricky, since there is the letter of the law and reality to consider, so I'll talk about the official rules and then, in an aside, mention how it can really work.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Liveaboard Germany

It is a difficult matter in Germany. I asked about living aboard in Hamburg and they told me it would be OK for a month, but problems lie in living aboard for longer.

In Germany one needs to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Zanshin
Re: More Japan News

While this debris from Japan certainly exists, the article in is rather misleading. Among other things, it states

If one actually follows the hotlink to NOAA's report it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Jeanneau 45DS Leak Problem

Your best bet for this type of question is to head over to the Jeanneau Owners Forum ( and ask your question there.

Some questions you will be asked are:

1. Are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,980
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Understanding the Polar Diagram

Yes to the first part of your question. Since the configuration isn't specified in the diagram, I would assume what other manufacturers call "race conditions" which means that the polars are...
Forum: Chartering 08-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Anyone chartered with BVI Yacht Charters?

Havana - if you feel like it, take a gander at my web site (, there are some pages on the BVI, an interactive geocoded picture browser and lots of daily diary/blog pages...
Forum: Chartering 08-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Anyone chartered with BVI Yacht Charters?

I concure with FarCry - the BVI forums "over there" are full of charterers and there is going to be no lack of response regarding BVI Yacht Charters since they aren't a small outfit.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Zanshin
Re: New member suffering BVI withdrawals

Welcome to Sailnet!

I've found the BVI Forum at Traveltalk Online ( to be an excellent source on things related to the BVI and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,565
Posted By Zanshin
Re: How to negotiate the price of new boat ?

Much of the margin a dealer makes on a boat comes not from the boat itself but from the additional things purchased or performed during commissioning. Thus the price flexibility on the hull will be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Marina Slips in Caribbean

You will be looking at marina space during the high season, when many marinas will fill out to capacity with a large amount of profitable daily or short-stay visitors.

The French islands can give...
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