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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-17-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By WHOOSH
The wait is a function of the time of year. For a...

The wait is a function of the time of year. For a report from a couple that just transited, read the Nov 15-17 logs at www.lostonpurpose.com
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 6,382
Posted By WHOOSH
Rick: In addition to radar detectors (CARD)...

Rick:

In addition to radar detectors (CARD) and radar transponders (SeeMe is one brand, as I recall), you have a third option: AIS. Due to GMDSS, vessels larger than 300 tons are now required to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By WHOOSH
Wayne, if you haven't already, consider dropping...

Wayne, if you haven't already, consider dropping in at http://crew.net.nz/newForum/ as I think you'll find a number of Kiwi mates who will have a lot of experience you can draw on.

Your winters...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-26-2006
Replies: 3
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Views: 1,006
Posted By WHOOSH
Kim, Pete's a good source of info and there are...

Kim, Pete's a good source of info and there are also multiple threads at the SSCA site which touch on your query. Suggest you use the search engine there.

If heading into the Med from the West,...
Forum: Beneteau   04-25-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 21,192
Posted By WHOOSH
I don't mean to be negative about this particular...

I don't mean to be negative about this particular brand, but I'd suggest that another good source on Beneteau products are boat yards, particularly large ones in areas where Beneteaus sell well....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 5,222
Posted By WHOOSH
Jim, I would encourage you to dig into the boat...

Jim, I would encourage you to dig into the boat further if it's suitable for your needs (which should be about offshore cruising with this boat, not day sailing).

We would all like to find...
Forum: Jeanneau   03-29-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 8,478
Posted By WHOOSH
Joe, we've seen a number of newer Jeanneaus in...

Joe, we've seen a number of newer Jeanneaus in the larger sizes that are outfitted on commissioning with Solent Stays and this arrangement would meet your needs. The deck attachment hardware would be...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-16-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 15,488
Posted By WHOOSH
For an effective, homebuilt directional wifi...

For an effective, homebuilt directional wifi antenna, visit Eric & Sherrell's 'Projects Page' at SARANA's website - http://www.sailsarana.com/ This "3 tomato cans & an adapter" approach will work...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,832
Posted By WHOOSH
Faith, it's a shame you didn't come back to...

Faith, it's a shame you didn't come back to clarify what your plans were. As it is, I see errors in each of the above replies WRT what I 'presume' your plans are.

Also, sales & use tax for boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By WHOOSH
J: You might want to visit the...

J:

You might want to visit the Hallberg-Rassy website to see how they set up their boats these days for this purpose. We saw a new HR34 while near Oslo that had this arrangement and it appeared...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-04-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,271
Posted By WHOOSH
Frank, given the add'l info on your preferences...

Frank, given the add'l info on your preferences and the limits you face geographically re: your search, my hunch is that you have to give up on some to get the others. A shower can be retrofitted, of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,271
Posted By WHOOSH
Frank, my reaction to your posts is that you have...

Frank, my reaction to your posts is that you have clearly (and accurately) defined the kind of sailing you'll be doing and have an equally clear view of your (boat) preferences.

WRT your broker's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By WHOOSH
Maestro, this is one of those issues with lots of...

Maestro, this is one of those issues with lots of wrinkles and laden with personal preference; only the basics are true science. First, we need more info on use of your house bank. E.g. when the boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-27-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,128
Posted By WHOOSH
Tim, what you describe is commonly found...

Tim, what you describe is commonly found everywhere. Even small vessels engaged in fishing will often overwhelm their running lights with deck lights when working. The biggest offenders are the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By WHOOSH
Faithab: My opinion stems from seeing torn...

Faithab:

My opinion stems from seeing torn aluminum arches and watching cruising couples struggle with what to do as a result. The typical scenario is that an arch is constructed across the full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By WHOOSH
I meant to add that I'd recommend you stay away...

I meant to add that I'd recommend you stay away from aluminum arches; the material tears easily and is all but unrepairable.

Jack
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By WHOOSH
George, if it's any consolation, please know that...

George, if it's any consolation, please know that picking even a 'good' boat (let alone the 'right' boat) is tougher than it first seems. Here a couple of things to noodle on...

First, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By WHOOSH
You couldn't do better than to talk to Derek...

You couldn't do better than to talk to Derek (sole owner/operator) at JTR in Gulfport. This was the facility that used to do all Morgan, Gulfstar, Endeavor et al. stainless work. Big machines,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By WHOOSH
Acoustic, there is always a lot of discussion on...

Acoustic, there is always a lot of discussion on the topic of anchor performance - and rarely agreement. The basic problem we all have is that anchor performance out in the real world can not be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-17-2006
Replies: 70
Views: 37,451
Posted By WHOOSH
Frenzy, just as with picking a Mother Ship, the...

Frenzy, just as with picking a Mother Ship, the 'pros & cons' can vary quite a bit depending on how (and how often) you plan to use the boat. There's an excellent post on using a Portaboat on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By WHOOSH
David, I think you will find you need to sort...

David, I think you will find you need to sort your priorities a bit more as you're mentioning a number of variables which to some degree are mutually exclusive. Having said that and having migrated...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-14-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By WHOOSH
Hello again, Lacey. You voice a very common...

Hello again, Lacey. You voice a very common concern faced by almost everyone who wants to 'unplug' for a while. FWIW we've stepped away from careers on 3 separate occasions for extended cruising. In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,393
Posted By WHOOSH
You might want to consider having Plexiglas...

You might want to consider having Plexiglas (acrylic) companionway board(s) made up for your boat. Any plastics shop can supply the material, do beveled cuts, cut in louvers if you want them, and the...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-07-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By WHOOSH
Realistic Expectations

Open Seas:

Where will you be cruising? (Pac NW? Gulf Coast? Bahamas?) What kind of cruising? (Occasional offshore? ICW only? Moving seasonally, non-stop or not at all?) What condition is your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By WHOOSH
Varnish Removal Question

Wood''s surface is uneven and that''s one reason you''ll ultimately need to sand. However, I would recommend you buy a high-quality scraper or two (not those Red Devil things) and a 1000/2000 watt...
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