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Forum: Apps & Authors   1 Day Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,373
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

$17.00 shouldn't kill the cruising kitty. Order here - http://www.waterwayguide.com/shipstore/index.php?cPath=29_31

I've seen Skipper Bob on the shelf at many West Marines too.

If you are...
Forum: Apps & Authors   1 Day Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,373
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

Pretty hard to find anchorages easily in the guides. The best by far IMO is Skipper Bob's (sold through WWG). Very quick and easy to find your next anchorage. Also, bridges are listed in order (by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By RTB
Re: Help with anchoring for storms.

I'm not sure a Danforth is the best choice. They do hold fine with some bottoms, but they are not known for their ability to reset. The problem with many storms is that the wind direction can...
Forum: Apps & Authors   3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,373
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

That looks a bit longer to me. Maybe you see something I don't? We stop at Morgan City, then on to Houma. That's only a 38 mile run. Houma is a neat stop, BTW. Even if, last time there, a barge...
Forum: Apps & Authors   4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,373
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

Yep, outside from Pensacola to Panama City because of bridge clearance.

We didn't use the Avoca cut-off. I never looked at that option.

If you are doing the ICW from Galveston, and didn't...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By RTB
Re: Bahamas-Sailing to Cat Island first time

You won't be novice sailors once you make it to Cat.

Go to No Name Harbor (south Miami) to cross. Farther south (Angelfish Creek, or Rodriguez Key) would be even better if you want to take the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,501
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I'm terrible at explaining stuff. I guess you've already read this? - Installing A Battery Monitor Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 14,628
Posted By RTB
Re: Florida is at it again

I just saw this on Facebook -

Update on SB 1548
After speaking with a Florida Senate intern, I want to encourage everyone to call Senator Flores' office this week @ 305-270-6550. The intern...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 464
Views: 37,501
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey Steve - It's good to see you making progress. It is a good feeling to finish a DIY project. You saved a few bucks, plus I believe the old saying...."If you want something done right, do it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,178
Posted By RTB
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I'm sorry I never met Alicia. After meeting you, it was very obvious what she meant to you. You two did a wonderful job raising your sons. You and "the Boys" are some tough dudes. I'm sure she's...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-31-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By RTB
Re: Looking to crew in Seabrook/Clear Lake area

We live aboard, and are currently tied up at Harborwalk Marina in Hitchcock, near Galveston. Swing by some time. We will be moving down to Rockport soon for a haulout though.

I recommend you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,595
Posted By RTB
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

We left Kemah back in November, 2012. We are back in Texas for a while, after cruising the past two years (5000 miles). The nice thing is that you can do the ditch to Pensacola, Fl., so not too...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,455
Posted By RTB
Re: Just Go!

I guess this thread was geared toward people with boats already, but waiting until they think they have the perfect boat. I've said it before, but all you really need is a safe boat, below the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By RTB
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

No other marinas. We did anchor out a few times. One good anchorage is off St. Simon Island, near Morningstar Marina. Quite a tide runs there.

Another quite nice anchorage we found, was off the...
Forum: Weather   11-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By RTB
Re: Florida winds

Don't forget tides and currents. I don't recall which bridge it was, but the tide was against us and we barely made it through (say less than 1/2 knot boatspeed). Was somewhere south of...
Forum: Weather   11-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By RTB
Re: Florida winds

It's a constant cycle really. Before a cold front, expect winds to go west before going north when the front hits. Maybe a lull in winds after a day or two, then going strong east to southeast. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 18,741
Posted By RTB
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Haha! I was like you many years ago. I had a brand spanking new Laguna 22', which was my first sailboat. I laughed at other sailors using their outboards, as I passed them under sail. This was on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By RTB
Re: Weather Guessing

You are right. Many times, the cold fronts either stall, and never make it. Or, at least slow down. Probably hard to predict this at times here on the Gulf.

For gribs, I use Ugrib - Software...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2014
Replies: 1,893
Views: 204,041
Posted By RTB
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You should post more, but maybe you're too busy cruising?

So....who buys these production boats? Obviously not (in most cases) the hard core passage-making sailors. The ones that need and want a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By RTB
Re: Hurricane hole in Bahamas

There is a "hurricane hole" on Stocking Island across from George Town. The good thing is that you could almost swim to Chat n Chill!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,471
Posted By RTB
Re: Funding retirement boat

My wife and I are 62 now. I just got my first S.S. check last week. That's the thing for many of us. We're getting older as the clock ticks. How many years can you cruise (different for everyone)?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,471
Posted By RTB
Re: Funding retirement boat

That depends. Do you want to go cruising, or live on dirt? You can't sail a house. Sure, a boat is a bad investment, but you need one to cruise. What to do?

We sold our home and went...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By RTB
Re: Hello From Baytown, TX

Check with the Houston Yacht Club. My wife took a course for women there (near you).

We bought our boat in Baytown, and have been cruising full time for 18 months - Keys, Bahamas, East Coast. ...
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