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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2012
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Views: 458,953
Posted By Amazing Grace
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,664
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Big goals or big dreams?

Honestly, I read some of the crap on this thread and wonder how some folks can get so side-tracked and full of themselves. Stick to the question at hand for $#@& sakes. Moderator's where are you?
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,664
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Big goals or big dreams?

Yes. Generally, Customs/Immigration will come to you (some countries you go to their office). There is generally a place where new incoming yachts go. Once you clear customs/immigration (they will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,882
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Help me decide on a name

Ah. I see you chose Sparrow. Nice choice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,882
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Help me decide on a name

Hmm. Toss up between Sparrow and Lullaby. Sounds like you have a special tie to Lullaby. There's a saying in NZ..."up at sparrow's fart"...meaning an early riser. If that helps. Or not. :-)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,664
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Big goals or big dreams?

Have you considered a catamaran as apposed to a trimaran? Lots of living space there. I'm not fond of sailing catamarans bluewater, but that's because I'm just a monohull kinda gal. Cruisers I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2012
Replies: 1,143
Views: 295,319
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/amazing-grace-albums-atlantic-crossing-sunset-picture1450-atlantic-crossing-sunset.jpg

Atlantic Crossing
Forum: herSailNet   05-31-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,262
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Sailing off...

Hey Sailorgirl, I haven't read all the posts, but enough to get the drift, so to speak. You've got a dream. I think that's wonderful. I had one too, nearly 20 years ago. I was a novice sailor...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Getting Her Ready

And flares. Med kit. Very good life vests with built in harness. Kindle.
Forum: herSailNet   05-20-2012
Replies: 263
Views: 93,172
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: sailing braless!

Nope! In fact, topless in the middle of the ocean when it's warm, and ohhhh lots of layers in cold weather sailing. :-)
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Getting Her Ready

There's so many things to remember to get - you look like you're well underway. One thing we've carried with us - and it has definitely come in handy for us or others - is underwater epoxy puddy. ...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Getting Her Ready

There's so many things to remember to get - you look like you're well underway. One thing we've carried with us - and it has definitely come in handy for us or others - is underwater epoxy puddy. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-05-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 7,120
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Hot water

Hot water on demand via LPG hot water heater. Runs directly off propane. Much more efficient than heat exchanger. Works on same principal as at home on demand LPG hot water heater. :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,287
Posted By Amazing Grace
Re: Florida: Stuart or Jupiter

Hellosailor! It's a very good point. I have US citizenship, so this should not be a problem. The challenging part is finding a place that fits my needs.

Cheers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By Amazing Grace
I think you need to get out there. Take the...

I think you need to get out there. Take the kids, if you must - you wouldn't be the first - or last. Join a crew that's going offshore somewhere. No more excuses. Things really do work out in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,287
Posted By Amazing Grace
Hello! I work in the corporate world now. ...

Hello! I work in the corporate world now. Sounds like not much of that where I may be looking. I've also worked on luxury yachts and charter yachts as mate and chef. So I imagine Ft. Lauderdale...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,287
Posted By Amazing Grace
Thanks all; I really appreciate all of your...

Thanks all; I really appreciate all of your feedback. Gives me lots to think about. Carl Hiassen; love his books. I'm sure I've read them all. Such a hoot!

All this feedback has given me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,287
Posted By Amazing Grace
Extremely helpful - thank you. I've always been...

Extremely helpful - thank you. I've always been under the impression that Florida was a more affordable place to live in regards to buying a home (especially compared to Hawaii and Auckland, for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,287
Posted By Amazing Grace
Hi, John, looking for somewhere to live on...

Hi,

John, looking for somewhere to live on land, and berth the yacht in a marina. Sorry, should have made that clear from the onset.

Many thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,287
Posted By Amazing Grace
Florida: Stuart or Jupiter

Hi, I'm considering other places to live, and would like your opinion on Stuart vs. Jupiter in Florida.

We enjoy sailing - it is a major aspect of our lives. Offshore. Spend lots of spare time...
Forum: herSailNet   02-21-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,890
Posted By Amazing Grace
It's a wonderful goal. The Pacific Cup back in...

It's a wonderful goal. The Pacific Cup back in 1992 was my first ocean crossing. Since then, my husband and I have sailed short handed all over the south pacific, NZ & to the islands more than 7...
Forum: There's This Place...   02-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amazing Grace
This would be Manele Bay, Lanai.

This would be Manele Bay, Lanai.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2012
Replies: 143
Views: 12,536
Posted By Amazing Grace
Well done! Now that you've shared it, you gotta...

Well done! Now that you've shared it, you gotta go. Just do it; don't talk about it anymore - GO! All the very best to you. We did the same over 18 years ago (with motor tho), and there were highs...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Amazing Grace
Hello Jason, looking forward to your posts.

Hello Jason, looking forward to your posts.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Amazing Grace
Hi Bob, our first sailboat was an Islander 44,...

Hi Bob, our first sailboat was an Islander 44, Bill Lapworth design. We sailed the south pacific in her. Her lines were very much like the Cal 40's (another Bill Lapworth design, right?). She was...
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