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Search: Posts Made By: speciald
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,327
Posted By speciald
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

You can see St Thomas from the East Coast of Puerto Rico. It is not a long passage and can easily be done in Daylight. We usually leave early and get to Souper's Hole on Tortola by late afternoon....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,777
Posted By speciald
Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

I'm in Oyster Pond on the east side of Sint Maarten. Wind has not increased yet but sea are up. A few bands of showers so far. The storm will pass south of us in the next 12 hours + as a tropical...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 6,244
Posted By speciald
Re: How to establish residency for live aboard

Sign up with St. Brendan's Isle mail service and use their address as your Florida address. Change your driver's license, voting address, etc. to your address there 911 Walnut Street, #XXXX, Green...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By speciald
Re: Looking for Annapolis recommendations

Kenny Krasco is widely known as "do-it-again-Ken" it that stuff may be redone too frquently. I had his company do all the electronics on two boats and had alot of problems with failures. He does have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 21,875
Posted By speciald
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I have a titanium dive knife in a sheath mounted on either side of my dodger within easy reach from the winches. The purpose of these knives is to cut sheets should anyone's hand be caught in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,069
Posted By speciald
Re: Liveaboard friendly marinas?- Chessapeake

Annapolis Lading marina allows live-aboards. They charge $100 extra a month for living aboard which was a bargain for me as my electric bill (metered) in Baltimore harbor was $300/month. Generally if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By speciald
Re: St Thomas to Hilton Head Passage Planning

As the crow flies it would be about 1200nm. You might want to pass just North of the Bahamas bank to pick up the Gulf Stream and then ride it North. You could also stop for fuel in the Bahamas if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,646
Posted By speciald
Re: getting back on the boat.

I have a line on my stern ladder that can be reached from the water so the ladder can be deployed form the water.
Forum: Chartering 04-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,583
Posted By speciald
Re: Going BVI in May thinking about St Lucia in July

The VI's are like lake sailing. You can run the whole chain in one day. Most of the sailing is protected and navigation is by eyesight. From St. Lucia, you will be doing a lot mors open water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By speciald
Re: 4th of July in Annapolis?

Getting a mooring ball will be difficult unless you get there days early. Marinas will also fill up early.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By speciald
Re: America's Cup - anyone else interested?

I went into the Yacht Club years ago to see tha Cup on display. The Club members were wathing the trials and cheering against Dennis Connor (representing their club) and for the womwen's boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 114,800
Posted By speciald
Re: Show me your sailboat's interior

here are soome from the Yachtworld listing - David Walters Yachts (Fort Lauderdale, FL)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 114,800
Posted By speciald
Re: Show me your sailboat's interior

Some pressure treated wod and even mulch is treated with arsenic.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-09-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 10,246
Posted By speciald
Re: Thunderstorm in Chesapeake Bay

Coming back from the Caribbean a couple of years ago we experieced the worst weather of the trip just outside the bridge-tunnel atfter sunset. We saw it coming and furled the head sail. We had 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By speciald
Re: Shipping 30 ton IP 38 cross Country ????

60,000lb? I doubt it. My 60 ft boat is heavy and only weighs 60,000 lbs dry. The problem in shipping by trailer is not weight but beam. Over 8 feet requires 2 chase cars and travel is limited to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By speciald
Re: Looking for Annapolis recommendations

Bert Jabin's on Back Creek allows do-it-youself projects and also has a fleet of shops that can do anything you could need done. I would not suggest using N+Kenny Krasco ( do-it-again-Ken) for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,592
Posted By speciald
Re: Can you find your boat on Google Earth?

Strangely, mine is in two places at the same time - tied to the dock in Annapolis Landing Marina and in its slip at Captain Oliver's Marina in Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By speciald
V-berths are usless as sea berths n anything but...

V-berths are usless as sea berths n anything but calm seas. For off-shore sailing you will want berths low and close to the center of the boat or mast as possible. A pullman close to the mast forward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By speciald
Charter boats don't have holding tanks; no where...

Charter boats don't have holding tanks; no where to empty them any way. Next time your swimming in the Bight on Norman Island remember that fact.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By speciald
I just bought my wife a Nikon AW100 with case and...

I just bought my wife a Nikon AW100 with case and memory chip for $300 after reviewing and trying all the avaialble waterproof cameras. The Sony had a touch screen which wouldn't work underwater! I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 9,043
Posted By speciald
Years ago we were tied up in a marina on Jeckle...

Years ago we were tied up in a marina on Jeckle Island with friends after a sail from Jacksonville. Some how a conversation started about what to do if your husband fell overboard. One wife gave a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By speciald
Having done the passage 7 times back and forth, I...

Having done the passage 7 times back and forth, I agree that experienced crew, an adequate number of crew, and some younger and physically fit crew are very important. Now 64 and with health...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-11-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,258
Posted By speciald
I use the MaxSea weather routing application....

I use the MaxSea weather routing application. Grib files, polars of your boat, what the projected weather are are all used to produce a sailing route. The Gribs can be downloaded from their website...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By speciald
I will not be there but my boat will be. it will...

I will not be there but my boat will be. it will be at Strickly Sail - a 2002 Taswell 58 AS - seriously for sale as we have moved back ashore after 7 years living aboard. It is Listed with David...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By speciald
A 17' reaching strut would be a monster, was it...

A 17' reaching strut would be a monster, was it off an old J boat?

Measure you J length not the foot of your head sail. For racing, a pole can be J + 10% at its longest.
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