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Search: Posts Made By: 6string
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By 6string
I enjoy Cruising World. Interesting destinations,...

I enjoy Cruising World. Interesting destinations, some good articles on boat handling and Fatty Goodlander has an interesting take on life. I find it a good way to melt away the cold Wisconsin winter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 3,910
Posted By 6string
Until I get to the islands on my own boat, the...

Until I get to the islands on my own boat, the best way for me to feel like I'm livin on island time is no watch. Slow down and don't worry about the time when you are out sailing. There is a ships...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By 6string
When I was 12 my dad took me out on a Butterfly...

When I was 12 my dad took me out on a Butterfly for about a half hour and then let me go on my own. That afternoon the yacht club on the lake had a race and they invited me to join. Beginners luck...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-01-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 43,583
Posted By 6string
Cool Boats - vessels of freedom. When I get out on...

Boats - vessels of freedom. When I get out on any boat there is a freedom that I feel that I get nowhere else. I get a greater feeling of freedom when I can move along with just the wind as my...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 01-21-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 6,813
Posted By 6string
Why would you want that? I don't turn the one I...

Why would you want that? I don't turn the one I have on at home so why would I want one on my boat?


Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 39,352
Posted By 6string
I day dream about working on my boat. It's the...

I day dream about working on my boat. It's the middle of winter, its cold and I want to get out on the water. I'm dreaming about getting the work finished, getting out on my new boat to me and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 39,352
Posted By 6string
Cool We bought a Baba 40 this fall named "Mezzaluna"....

We bought a Baba 40 this fall named "Mezzaluna". We aren't too fond of that name. I have liked the name "Fafaki-Tahi". The Mrs. dosen't like it because you have to explain its meaning to everyone....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 5,309
Posted By 6string
What a great weekend. The weather was great. I...

What a great weekend. The weather was great. I bought a number of Ying lings over the three days as well as a few Pain killers for the misses and me and some good chow.

Well we just bought our '86...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,075
Posted By 6string
Let me share some ideas of how I use the...

Let me share some ideas of how I use the traveler. It is a very important control on my boat. As you can see by the picture in my Avatar that my boat is all main sail. We use the traveler...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 5,245
Posted By 6string
Baba 40 vs Tayana 42

I am in the process of looking at a Baba 40. I asked the broker to get me some comparisons on boats that have sold recently. I obviously want to see other Babas but asked to see what some other...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By 6string
You can. Just make it that way for yourself. Go...

You can. Just make it that way for yourself. Go and enjoy an extra day! I did on Friday.

:D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By 6string
I have a similar but slightly different scenario....

I have a similar but slightly different scenario. I have a boat that I recently looked at. The listing broker showed me the boat. I have had several people tell me that if I am interested in putting...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,801
Posted By 6string
All good suggestions here. Interesting problem....

All good suggestions here. Interesting problem. The boat that I am currently sailing is a 20' C Scow. It is all main sail. I race it. Something I have found on a few legs that started out as a run...
Forum: Chartering 03-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7,346
Posted By 6string
Thanks Zanshin

Thanks Zanshin
Forum: Chartering 03-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7,346
Posted By 6string
Free WIFI in BVI

I am flying out of Chicago Thursday morning for Tortola. We have a Bareboat charter with Footloose. Third trip, just love it.

I haven't taken my laptop in the past. I am wondering, is there free...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By 6string
One week from today I will be boarding our...

One week from today I will be boarding our charter in Road Town BVI. Can't wait. It may be 45 degees outside but we still have snow. Forecast in Milwaukee shows snow coming again next week before we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By 6string
Fascinating read, thanks. What wild characters.

Fascinating read, thanks. What wild characters.
Forum: Chartering 02-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,377
Posted By 6string
Thanks Cam, I think we will avoid that...

Thanks Cam,

I think we will avoid that situation. With a 9 and 13 yr old and only 1 week, there are plenty of other things to do just staying in the BVI

Jeff
Forum: Chartering 02-19-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,377
Posted By 6string
Regarding checking in and out of customs from...

Regarding checking in and out of customs from (Sopers hole) BVI into US at Cruz bay and then back again. Is it very time consuming?
Forum: Chartering 02-19-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,377
Posted By 6string
Ladyhawke My wife is also susceptible to sea...

Ladyhawke

My wife is also susceptible to sea sickness. She has been sick in the BVI. Scopalomine took care of the problem well, for her. You do need a prescription for it.

Jeff
Forum: Chartering 02-17-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,377
Posted By 6string
In planning our itinerary I am considering going...

In planning our itinerary I am considering going to St Johns. What is good to do there? Where is the best snorkeling there. Any good hikes on the island?

I am also looking for some places on the...
Forum: Chartering 02-17-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,377
Posted By 6string
Ladyhawke, I'm heading there soon also. We will...

Ladyhawke, I'm heading there soon also. We will be there at Easter. Are you going to be there then? If so, There is a catholic church in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. We went there a couple of years...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By 6string
Jody I do intend to make most repairs myself....

Jody
I do intend to make most repairs myself. We will be anchoring out most of the time as well. We would like to be as self sufficient as reasonably possible.

Valient
I agree with the idea of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By 6string
Jody, What I am looking for is the annual...

Jody,

What I am looking for is the annual maintenance cost. That was not initially stated in my question. I have edited to specify. I take it that the 40% would be for fitting out and rehab on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By 6string
40' vs 45' maintenance costs

I have been looking at 40'-42' boats for purchase. Valiant 40, Passport 40, Nassau Tatoosh etc. The misses and I are planning on taking off in 2011 and beginning a long term cruise of 10 yrs or so. I...
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