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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By bvander66
Re: Anything to the doom & gloom rise in crime?

Six years in Bahamas no problem. Feel safer in Exumas than coast of Florida.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-29-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 8,277
Posted By bvander66
Re: Sailing Haiti

Really nasty murder of people in (name any large US city here) recently.

Beware!

Danger lurks everywhere, need to be alert to surroundings regardless of where you are. Even then sometimes bad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By bvander66
Re: Active Captain vs. Waterway Guide

Not sure the use of this thread, kind of thing you try and pick the one you prefer, or use both, or none.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By bvander66
New Service Offered by DAN

For cruisers out their DAN (divers alert network) is now offering a DAN Boater package which does Medivac and medical advice. Annual cost is $100 for family coverage.
Link is DAN Boater Travel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 7,143
Posted By bvander66
Re: Noise pollution in the anchorage

We like most music and so relax and enjoy the tunes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 7,143
Posted By bvander66
Re: Noise pollution in the anchorage

Noise, lights, dingys, nude people on deck, ugly boats.....experianced all and dont care.
Bad day on water beats good day in office, besides we cruise to get away from condo/nieghbour covenents and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,698
Posted By bvander66
Re: Mooring and Anchorage Guides

Didnt imply you outbound, but a few others are down right hostile, doesnt make sence to me. Not sure why people get upset about someone using a nav aid they dont like
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By bvander66
Re: Savannah, GA in November

Stayed down rown on wall, didnt like it, felt like a tourist attraction amd bumpy as container ships went by.
We stayed at Isle of Hope a few times and really like it. Nice family run marina,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,698
Posted By bvander66
Re: Mooring and Anchorage Guides

When we started cruising we were in the ditch, had both spiral bound glossy guide and skipper bobs anchorage guide. By the time we reached florida skipper bob was dog eared and weathered. Glossy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,698
Posted By bvander66
Re: Mooring and Anchorage Guides

Ditto on Active Captain as a good resource for ICW. I think of it as an interactive e version of Skipper Bob.
Have it integrated with C-Map on my tablet, do an update when we have good free wifi
Forum: Provisioning   10-01-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 25,722
Posted By bvander66
Re: Best BBQ for a sailboat

Over the past 20 years of owning a boat have run the whole gamit on grills, usually optong for cheap. They were great for weekend use, but found once we moved aboard and used consistantly they gave...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9,307
Posted By bvander66
Re: Cruising permit question

Nothing to do with the coast guard, strickly a CBP item, need to viait them and explain sit, with passport and vessel documentation. Recommend BOS as well.
Cruising Permit good for max 1 year, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By bvander66
Re: Travel to Cuba now allowed by boat

Rules are hard to understand, not sure why the restriction that vessel has to go direct, not via a third country.
Makes no sense to me, doesnt take in any of the vageritys of cruising such as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By bvander66
Re: USA iPad temporary SIM wanted

Verizon no go.
Shop around for no contract plans, also check coverage maps for where you plan to be.
Att, Sprint and T Mobile start point.
SIM will cost ~$20
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

Am not basing on ancedotal example, but a year in NE Africa working with NGOs on relief and water. Water quality, minerial and bio, is not linear, but a log scale. So a 90% solution doesnt mean the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

A tank being use means it should be completely emptied, then refilled. In a hot climate water sitting in a tank for a ling period will start growing stuff. If you have a full tank and o ly use a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

My apologies for coming across as boorish and insulting, not intentional. I am just stating an opinion based on observation and some readings that happens to be contrary to yours. I am not stating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

Recycling doeant exist in the majority of areas on this globe, for that matter lots of places in North America has no recycling and yet sell copious amounts of bottled water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,383
Posted By bvander66
Re: Anchor sizing

When looking at anchor recomendation tables dig deeper and find what wind velocity they are based on. Some use 30 kts, others use 50 kts as the basis for holding power. If on a multi hull should go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

Two studys I have read

Many bottle watercompanies are unsupervised and no controls on water quality, so you cant be sure what you drink when it comes out of a plastic bottle.

North American...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

I find it amazing the number of people who need plastic bottled water to survive,
So what do you do when you enter a place that doesnt have them?
People have lived for centuries from water in on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By bvander66
Re: tow or not

We tow our 10' rib down the icw and when hopping between cays in the bahamas, using a floating bridal and never with outboard mounted.
On ocean or long runs will out dink on cabin top, strapped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By bvander66
Re: Portable water container - Sailing

Lot depends on how often you use the boat.
Water in boat tankage needs to be used. If boat sits unused for 5 days at a time water can stagnate and grow stuff so bringi g drinking water aboard in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By bvander66
Re: What makes a good marina?

Customer service is key. Best marinas we have stayed at were memorable not because of amrnities, but rather the way staffed welcomed you and made you feel like family. Here are a few we found that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By bvander66
Re: Do Hallberg-Rassy make the best yachts?

"Best" is really a subjective term, sailboats are a list of comprimises so every sailor wieghts crierion differently. No doubt htat HR produces a grwat boat, but there are other manufacturers that...
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