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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Boat name/graphic: Where and how big?

Hey, Med, now you have the rules set out theres then the most important thing: the look of your name, font etc.
You may be a medical quack of the Nth degree but graphic artists have a talent for...
Forum: herSailNet 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

As soon as just one other person gets on board I refuse to single hand!




Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,844
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Is it necessary to stop in the Chesepeake? Zipping straight through to Norfolk will position you quickly at the start of the ICW early October.
The benifit is, there appeared to me when I did it, a...
Forum: Living Aboard 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

Hi Phil,

Thats a good list, I rearranged it in order of occurrence from anecdotal and own experience.

Common in First months of cruising only:
Cuts, not deep
Burns and scolds
Rope burns...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,844
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Are we in over our heads?

You can do trim jobs anywhere. The real priority is to get south now to more stable weather. You might need a couple of days waiting in NY for a weather window, so dont delay :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: boat upgrade list

Killarney, a 5 inch section is huge. Can one person lift it?


Mine is 2 inches. Heres a video of it in 25-30, and the day before was up to 45.

It did fine. Its done about 5,000 nms now. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: boat upgrade list

A whisker pole you can make yourself ... Buy two pole ends FORESPAR Ultra Series Spinnaker Pole Ends | West Marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: boat upgrade list

I am in the midst of spending a huge wad of money on one new thing for the boat... But its the same as a $20 new thing: its worth the money if it vastly improves my life aboard.

So look at those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Samson post or cleat?

Apple has decided the world can spell well enough... This weeks new IOS operating system has removed the squiggly red line under spelling mistakes in Safari.

I have dyslexia and I can't tell if a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 1,743
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

The manuals implication is corrct afaik. But you can use the AIS GPS for other purposes so you could cut your current GPS.

But you may like the backup.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Photos from La Paz, hurricane Odile

There but for the grace of....


Terrible situation.

Terrible death toll of cruisers, 4, inst it? And how many people on land?

Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,844
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I am in two minds about Spot for families... Remember a few years ago on the "other" forum when some guy on his first crewing adventure turned his Spot off accidently, and his paranoid wife called...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,844
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Are we in over our heads?

We didnt tell our families or friends we were going till 2 weeks before because I KNEW what they all would say and the pressure it would apply.

Dont tell them an exact day you are going. Just go....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Drogues and Sea Anchors

Not at all. I am just saying you dont know what you are talking about

<grin>
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,356
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Bermuda jumping off point

Hmmmmm thats a toss-up.


:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Samson post or cleat?

Everyone knows how to tie off a cleat, even non sailors. But you will always have to check who did the smapson post.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Drogues and Sea Anchors

Well, naysayers: go out there and LEARN! Don't ridicule me for knowledge you don't have!


:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Where and how much can you sail the ICW ?

I came the other way. Not being a local boat I wouldnt have been able to work out the safe places to sail.
If your sails are on furlers and you know the area it still wouldnt be much, probably....
Forum: Electronics 2 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 1,743
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Singapore Straites was one of the places I would have loved to have AIS!

Crossing the Straits each lane is 5nm wide and then thers a 1 nm traffic separation buffer zone and then the next lane. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: High speed ferry vs. race fleet

For a sailing forum its amazing how many here seem to hate people who sail!

The sailing race was probably well organised and had liased with the Harbour Master, Coast Guard or whoever the bloody...
Forum: herSailNet 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Spicy!

I agree.
Before my Key West to St Martin 13 day bash upwind I forgot to pack away my wine glasses. Accidently just left them where they live above the stove. Didn't need to go into that cupboard for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Home made ice cream!

And wheres our invitation!!?


:)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Drogues and Sea Anchors

I doubt internal heating will occur with the rope in the water, uraveled or whatever.
I have chain over the bow to stop chafe.
Nylon has higher elasticity.

100 meters of double braid is $1,000...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Drogues and Sea Anchors

As a proper parachute anchor or a JSD are very expensive people usually only have one, or none. i do have a standard drogue as well but its only about 3 feet in diameter and in a 50 knot breeze I...
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