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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Dockage in St Maarten & Antigua

The posted chart is for anchoring in English Harbour or in Falmouth harbor, the dockage rates are much higher. I spent 2 weeks in Falmouth and ended up paying quite a bit more than I expected, after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Water shortage in the Carribean -- anyone seeing this?

I spent a whole month in Antigua this season and didn't get a drop of rain, although one squall dropped a bit of water within reach one day. St. Martin and BVI are also going through droughts this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,748
Posted By Zanshin
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

Passing ships won't relay AIS signals. Marinetraffic and similar sites rely on receivers hooked up to computers which are hooked into the internet to display near-real-time information. So until Mark...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By Zanshin
Re: What NOT to do with an Oil Fire

I can recommend taking an ISAF offshore safety course, at my last one I got to play with some fires including attempting to extinguish an oil fire with water, I've got some video and pictures at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Faster - the second one gave it away in a hurry for me, I recognized those tires on the dock immediately, and with that location in mind I also placed the first picture - I've stood in that exact...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 6,748
Posted By Zanshin
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

The winds has been gusting strongly here in St. Martin; it was over 20 knots steady just now, I motored into it for two miles to reach my customs & immigration office in Anse Marcel and in a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By Zanshin
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

A couple of clicks with google and it turns out to be a Dragon 2 - Luxury Boat | Vismara Marine (http://www.vismaramarine.it/yacht/dragon-2-2/) and those pictures look like the anchor does come out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By Zanshin
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

While that wasn't clear in the original post, the pictures do seem to support that. What a novel concept - underwater anchor deployment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By Zanshin
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

I've seen several boats where the anchoring system is concealed and folds underneath the forward deck, then folds out and over - which explains why the bow stainless is split.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Zanshin
Re: 30 day stay immigration / BVI question

As with so much in the Caribbean - it depends.

If you arrive in the BVI on a boat then you don't need an airline ticket as they will correctly assume that you wish to depart on the boat. Depending...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-16-2015
Replies: 237
Views: 97,252
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Who''s living on what??

Ok, here's another liveaboard - I live aboard a 57 foot Jeanneau. Since I am alone aboard most of the time, I have quite a bit of storage, space, and "mod cons" as the British would say.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

FarCry - even though I have a good feeling for my boat's inertia when approaching a mooring, I've now actually switched to your method. I'll still go from downwind, but with a slight bias to one side...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

The pennant is nice, but getting a private buoy in the BVI is quite difficult for non-belongers and the rental buoys don't lend themselves to attaching private flags onto.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

Some have something similar. I have the Raymarine remote wireless SmartController and it is waterproof, so one can clip it on and use it to bring the boat back to you once overboard (in theory). I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

gon2C - I know Giles as well and just mention "Zanshin" to the folks at BVI Yacht Sales and they'll probably tell you stories I don't want to know about!

My first boat, the 43DS, was ex-Sunsail...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

The only book by John Vigor I have is "The seaworthy offshore sailboat" (See my list of books aboard at http://www.sv-zanshin.com/sailingbooks.php if you are interested). I tend to disagree with his...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

gon2C - All of Jeanneaus I've been on, and other boats with wheels where I looked, had a wheel brake as a friction-fitting on the hub; I use it a lot when sailing since the forces on the wheel when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

I started singlehanded sailing in the BVI years back, on an ex-Sunsail Jeanneau 43DS. This is now my 4th boat and I'm still singlehanding in the Caribbean (this note comes from Deep Bay in Antigua,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Mark narrowed it down to Antigua - and I just sailed from where the picture was taken to an anchorage right next to Five Island Bay (Deep Bay). So we'll give him honorable mention.

Faster, on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Hint 4 - this island is small and uninhabited and just a 4-iron away from the main island, which is much larger and definitely inhabited. The natives speak English.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Hint 2 - No, it is not in the BVI
Hint 3 - Slightly different angle from same position that the first photograph was taken.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx305/Zanshin_Pics/whereisthispicture_zpsm47axbi3.jpg (http://s766.photobucket.com/user/Zanshin_Pics/media/whereisthispicture_zpsm47axbi3.jpg.html)

Hint 1: These...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

fallard - I didn't mean to steal your thunder, sorry! I should add that I did research the locks on the internet and, should Zanshin someday make it to Scotland, I'll get to see them myself.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I had to edit out the scantily clad vixens in this picture first... Where is this?

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx305/Zanshin_Pics/whereisthispicture_zpsm47axbi3.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,180
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Andrew - you might as well get your new picture ready for throwing out on the WWW, independent sources (i.e. Google picture search) have confirmed that you have correctly guessed the posted pictures.
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