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Search: Posts Made By: mandovai
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 8,489
Posted By mandovai
If you want to do it fast and cheap, just put a...

If you want to do it fast and cheap, just put a linear electric cable with two plastic isolators that reaches the tuner, if you have one, Not the best performance, but fast and simple! You rig it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 14,685
Posted By mandovai
Your etap 28 designed in 1978, is a Belgian boat...

Your etap 28 designed in 1978, is a Belgian boat designed by Van De Stadt, a fairly famous DUTCH designer, not french.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-04-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 16,869
Posted By mandovai
A fireplace in the boat is a great thing. You...

A fireplace in the boat is a great thing. You don't get to imagine it until you see it and try it. I don't have experience of Alaska winters, but in New England autumn and New Zealand winters, it did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By mandovai
Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo a tutti!!!

Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo a tutti!!!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-22-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 3,551
Posted By mandovai
Davits on a normal sized cruising boat are great...

Davits on a normal sized cruising boat are great for coastal waters and island-hopping. If you are not a superyacht or a Big cat, you wouldn't want to use them offshore. Hard dinghies are great. If...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,490
Posted By mandovai
I perfecly agree with you, but I got upset when I...

I perfecly agree with you, but I got upset when I read that he should calculate the number of estimated hours to restore the boat and MULTIPLY by what he gets paid per hour!
In that case one should...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-21-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 4,195
Posted By mandovai
Shipping monsters not answering on the vhf, so I...

Shipping monsters not answering on the vhf, so I guess not on watch...like ME!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-21-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 4,195
Posted By mandovai
I think that every singlehander has his own way....

I think that every singlehander has his own way. When I was on crossing alone, I was trying to get short naps of half an hour all the time. Once outside of the shippng lanes , I was getting naps of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,490
Posted By mandovai
It is unbelieveble how much some people do not...

It is unbelieveble how much some people do not understand that someone can do something just for the pleasure, without counting the dollar per hour **** that makes it purely economically convenient....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-16-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 7,487
Posted By mandovai
It might be useful to tell the truth about the...

It might be useful to tell the truth about the hurricane that ONCE hit Grenada. First that wasn't a very long time ago (end 2004), second Grenada was literally devastated and about 300 yachts went...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By mandovai
If you could keep the boat outside of EU, you...

If you could keep the boat outside of EU, you would not have any problems, as you could even put a non-eu flag. If you are planning to sail the world with that boat, it would be far cheaper and more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-13-2006
Replies: 3,330
Views: 650,828
Posted By mandovai
New Zealand for 2006, heading Fidji next.

New Zealand for 2006, heading Fidji next.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-13-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By mandovai
When you are in Colon go to the Commercial...

When you are in Colon go to the Commercial center, where there are big shops that sell nice and cheap items, including reading glasses for 1 usd, t-shirts and other caps and so for the same price....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,745
Posted By mandovai
I agree with Jeff. By the way a boat designed by...

I agree with Jeff. By the way a boat designed by Ron Holland and built in Sweden, to me has on the paper a better pedigree than many others well known (known for their marketing and poor quality)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By mandovai
Giulietta, I have 3 inverters on my boat. One is...

Giulietta, I have 3 inverters on my boat. One is 150w/220v 10 years old, one is 500w/220v six years old and one is 175w/120v bought in the USA six years ago. All of them are working fine and I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By mandovai
phalo um pouco portugues, escriver es um...

phalo um pouco portugues, escriver es um problema!
I just sailed to brazil and made Amazonia 9 years ago.loved it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By mandovai
sempre brincadera giulietta, eh?

sempre brincadera giulietta, eh?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By mandovai
What is sure is that in a 12 volt system you need...

What is sure is that in a 12 volt system you need cable that is way bigger than in a 120ac, an therefore much more expensive. And yes, 11.5 amps are a little much for a normal 12v plug (usually max....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By mandovai
Not really, but the christmas gift for my...

Not really, but the christmas gift for my girlfriend will be a new mainsail, as she got tired of making patches on it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By mandovai
A thirty bucks inverter (at least 175 w) and a 7...

A thirty bucks inverter (at least 175 w) and a 7 bucks 120 ac blender will save you a lot, and you will even charge her cell phone, laptop,aa batteries.
For a hundred bucks inverter she will even be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-11-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 8,969
Posted By mandovai
Hi Monkos, my girlfriend and I crossed from...

Hi Monkos,
my girlfriend and I crossed from Galapagos to New zealand in 2005 on our 36 ft Westerly Conway. Galapagos to Marquesas was a very pleasant crossing. Society Islands to Tonga was a squally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 19,629
Posted By mandovai
I had a AH 4000 that I bought in 1996 in England....

I had a AH 4000 that I bought in 1996 in England. I had connected it to the gps. If yours is not older You should be able to do the same. As for reliability, my problems came from the drive unit (it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By mandovai
That sound nice especially if you know you will...

That sound nice especially if you know you will beat in the wind for most of the next crossing and you use a smaller one that has a better shape as you do not need to furl much of it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By mandovai
Usually crew racing doesn't bring much of a help...

Usually crew racing doesn't bring much of a help for us cruisers, but we can't say the same about single hand races around the world. The Globe Challenge, or Around Alone or whatever you wanna call...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 8,113
Posted By mandovai
I went cruising the world at 30. I am now 40 and...

I went cruising the world at 30. I am now 40 and I am still cruising the world.
I couldn't have made a better choice except that even in my case I am convinced that I could have started at 20! What...
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