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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By bvander66
Available for delivery crewing

Experianced cruiser available as paid crew for delivery. Experianced on ICW, Eastern US seaboard, Bahamas and offshore. Retired military, lots technical experiance with boat systems. Non smoker, good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,091
Posted By bvander66
re: Cruising may be too safe

What I find frustrating is every time a crime is reported in Nassau people warn that the Bahamas is unsafe, when in fact the many small settlements and outislands are some of the safest places on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-28-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,864
Posted By bvander66
Re: Anybody missing a sailboat in the Exumas

We were in Black Point anchored next to Cimeron the day police searched veasel, took numerous items, including cross bow and rifle with scope and owner away. Boat was secured, with police...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By bvander66
Re: Avoiding marinas

If leaving for extended time try to find fellow cruiser, or someone ashore you feel you can trust and have them keep an eye on the boat. I have also ferried people to shore, picked up later so they...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 40
  Cuba?
Views: 2,864
Posted By bvander66
Re: Cuba?

Maybe the cruising disconnect for me is the freedom that I associate with being able to move on my boat at will. I don't believe they allow that, at least not without reporting requirements. No...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-30-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,281
Posted By bvander66
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

Pay to dock dink in Key West, Boot Key Marathon, St Augustine, Norfolk, Chub Cay, Cat Cay just to name a few.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,316
Posted By bvander66
Re: Long Island (and slightly east) anchorages

Mystic is nice.
really liked Northport, Huntington not so much.
Stratford during festival
milford during oyster festival, anchor behind charles island
South Norwalk
Oysterbay
didnt enjoy Port...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By bvander66
Re: Watermakers - brands et

Quality Water Inc out of NC tailor makes watermakers to fit you need. Uses industrial parts to easy to repair. Price great compared to marine specific ones.
Forum: Caribbean Islands   04-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By bvander66
Re: Runway at Stanial Cay, Exumas closed for repairs

Problem is no regular inspection schedule, so inspector finally shoes ip and surprise, runway unsafe. Big shock to the island and carriers.
Forum: Caribbean Islands   04-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By bvander66
Re: Runway at Stanial Cay, Exumas closed for repairs

Estimates are 2 months to repair, but govt contract so who knows?
Reason for closure is runway surface declared unsafe by inspector.
Govt team in Stanial and Black Point yesterday talking about...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   04-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By bvander66
Runway at Stanial Cay, Exumas closed for repairs

Stanial runway closed, watermakers and flamingo using Black Point.

thebahamasweekly.com - Runway at Staniel Cay, Exuma Temporarily Closed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 174
Views: 16,416
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

Sometimes works great, Dec two years ago was closed for three weeks, many boats stuck on wrong side.
Jan this year we were stuck for 5 hours because rr bridge broken, two weeks later 15 cruisers and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 174
Views: 16,416
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

We talked to the marina and some folks register the boat in the Bahamas, others renew cruising permit, both seemed cost effective. Our boat wont fit there, as well waiting list is long.
we also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 174
Views: 16,416
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

"You dont know what you have lost till its gone"
We have spent a lot of time over past 6 years in Dinner Key. During winter months there are conservatively over 250 visiting boats, many doing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 174
Views: 16,416
Posted By bvander66
Re: Florida is at it again

Bahamas, Cuba, Central America welcome cruisers. Have friends who even gave up storing boat in Florida, some up in Ga, others in Green Turtle
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By bvander66
Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

We use petit on our rib, but if i had soft bottom would just haul up every night
Forum: Caribbean   03-04-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By bvander66
Black Point Settlement School Fund Raiser- 14 Mar

Calling all cruisers in Exumas mid March

Black Point Settlement is holding a school fund raiser on Saturday, 14 March. Lots of activities, music and classic Bahamain food. Starts around noon.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By bvander66
Re: Westerbeke whine

On previous boat had a W21, heat exchanger went and they wanted crazy price for new one, got an after market with same volume specs and mounted it off engine on bulk head and saved major $ and gained...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By bvander66
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

Practical Sailor did a good review assesment of the deckvest after the fatality, worth a read. Indications are conditions were quite severe and implications are that fatalities could of occured...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By bvander66
Re: Georgetown Cruising Regatta

Garmin and C Map have incorperated Explorer Charts into their chips, including routes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By bvander66
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

Being wearing spinlock deckvest for about 15 years, presently on second one and love it. Have worn them for extended periods and find then very comfortable.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,736
Posted By bvander66
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Have a rotozip anduse the metal cutoff wheell
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By bvander66
Re: Georgetown Cruising Regatta

Has Navionics incorperated Explorer charts for the Bahamas yet?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By bvander66
Re: Spot, DeLorme Trackers?

We use a basic spot for the past 5 years to keep family infod on loc and that we are ok. Tied the 411 button to tow boat US, used that once. Great piece of kit, not expensive, and suits us fine for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By bvander66
Re: PFDs for your tender

We have two foam to cover cg reqr, usually have inflatable belt when in dingy if rough or current. Easy to stow in seat, and keep our expensive pfd/harness aboard mothership
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