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Search: Posts Made By: gts1544
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 6,413
Posted By gts1544
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

davidpm, Log on to Youtube, search sailing and stand back!
Forum: Chartering 06-06-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,709
Posted By gts1544
Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

Since the only place to clear USC & BP on St. John that I am aware of is Cruz Bay on the western end of the island, you may want to look into a USC & BP program called the "Local Boater Option". ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By gts1544
Seamanship Tips for Multi-User Boats

Folks, We have a 41' Beneteau in the BVI's with multiple users at a month each, with 11 months between individual uses. The following is intended to be a Quick Reference refresher for us all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By gts1544
Uscg nvdc


1/6/14 E-Mail and Attached Renewal Form sent
1/7/14 E-Mail acknowledging receipt of Renewal Form
1/8/14 USCG NVDC Certificate of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,460
Posted By gts1544
Re: Help! Tmi 30

Almost any boat can be placed on a capable trailer. Go to, enter TMI 30 to get the specs on her. George
PS Watch the trailerable height with respect to overpasses.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,614
Posted By gts1544
Re: Trailer sailer

bcbrad, Let me approach this from a little different tack! My feeling is that your tow vehicle's limitations vs your intended usage for the boat are at odds. I have read all of the posts and there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 27,370
Posted By gts1544
Re: Cored deck soft spot repair

Gentlemen; Just passing on a thought! Awhile ago, I was looking at a larger boat, whose owner was actually present during her construction. When I inquired about soft decks, he explained that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By gts1544
Re: Wanted: Short notice coastal cruiser adventurers

azguy, Good point! I omitted to point out that the boat has a fresh coat of bottom paint and has been in the water and used all season. George
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By gts1544
Wanted: Short notice coastal cruiser adventurers


Forum Members: Feel free to weigh in if you feel that the following is fraught with potential pitfalls!

I have purchased, sight unseen, except...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By gts1544
Re: Lubricating Sail Slugs?

I second the suggestion of using "ordinary garden variety" silicone lubricating spray for lubrication. When she gets sticky, I simply spray the track at the base prior to each slug being raised. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By gts1544
Sea of Cortez Advice

I have always wanted to explore the Sea of Cortez. My plan would be to try to find an inexpensive, cruising boat ($10,000 / 30-35”) that I could use in those relatively, sheltered waters. Now to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,822
Posted By gts1544
Re: Recore Entire Deck

BillOcala, Despite having no knowledge, I have never be reticent about throwing in my two cents worth. I have a similar problem on a much larger boat, 43' cutter. I was conversing with a very...
Forum: Chartering 03-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,941
Posted By gts1544
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

Robes, I highly recommend picking up a Saba Rock Resort mooring ball at the far eastern end of North / Gorda Sound as it comes with a free bag of ice per night and a free water fill at their dock. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,791
Posted By gts1544
Re: Arriving to Puerto Rico from USVI read this!!!

Gents & Ladies, First, I freely admit that I haven't read all of the "replies" in this thread, but thought that perhaps, as an ex-commuter airline pilot from my youth (a long time ago), based in and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By gts1544
Re: 10 week trip Hampton Va to the Bahamas and back mid may-july

seanappleyard, I may be preaching to the choir, but would like to recommend this website for a Bahamas trip . Would love to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By gts1544
Re: Scaffold

Hillenme, Have you considered an "aviation style" maintenance stand with locking wheels that you can move around the boat as needed? You might try "borrowing" one not in use at the local airport...
Forum: Diesel 03-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By gts1544
Re: Replace Diesel Fuel Line

Bake81, It sounds like you have a good start by adding a shut off valve at the tank. I would strongly suggest that you add a good RACOR type diesel fuel filter between the shut off valve and the...
Forum: Diesel 03-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By gts1544
Re: Buying a boat with a non running diesel

My experience is that "commercial" diesel repair can be quite expensive by the hour. If you can locate a good diesel mechanic who free lances and charges about half of what the commercial shops...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By gts1544
O'day Build Quality in late 70's

Would anyone care to weigh in on the general build quality of the O'day brand in the late 70's? I am currently looking at a 1978 O'day 30 that I would be considering for coastal cruising with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,168
Posted By gts1544
Re: Storing spare propane tank

Google "fiberglass propane tanks" for a link to Amazon and others. gts1544
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 5,128
Posted By gts1544
Re: Used Aries Wind Vane -- Should I go for it?

obelisk, I bank at Wells Fargo in the USA and an international wire transfer is $30 for any amount. How does that compare to Western Union for $1700?
Forum: Chartering 01-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By gts1544
Re: Charter BVI next 60 days

jobberone, Explain your intentions to your broker or charter company and request that they assign you a Captain who will facilitate your goals. Then, as previously stated, if satisfied, Tip well. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By gts1544
Re: Puerto Rico Chandleries/Suppliers?

Maine Sail, There is a small chandlery at Marina Puerto Del Rey just south of Fajardo as well as a super Walmart just across the highway from West Marine in Fajardo. Additionally, Fajardo is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,689
Posted By gts1544
Re: Clean bottom how much?

MarkSF, How about some cell phones?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By gts1544
Re: Detailed anchorage (not mooring) map-BVI

I have been sailing the BVI's annually for the last 15 years for a month at a time and have yet to pay over $30 (Bitter End) for a mooring with the vast majority coming in at $25...
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