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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,464
Posted By runexe
TB Thanks, I did miss the link.

TB
Thanks, I did miss the link.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,464
Posted By runexe
Ummm... oops? I have to ask, is there a story...

Ummm... oops? I have to ask, is there a story that goes with that picture? Cuz I'm very curious. Are those a couple medicine balls or something?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-07-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 8,696
Posted By runexe
Damn, there's never an aircraft carrier around...

Damn, there's never an aircraft carrier around when I need to do my laundry!:D:D

I wonder, does the method still work as well at 3-6kts?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By runexe
Welcome to St. Kitts. That's the marina they're...

Welcome to St. Kitts. That's the marina they're building down near Half-Way Tree (in the shadow of Brimstone Hill). Brand new travelift though - which makes it the best on the island.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By runexe
It is an all-wood - and I believe he wants to...

It is an all-wood - and I believe he wants to build a 19m version next. What you don't have a spare 3-mill around for that? I found a gallery one of the guys down here took of some pics last year...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By runexe
Haven't been able to see her in the water yet up...

Haven't been able to see her in the water yet up close and personal. I'm leaving the island in mid-Dec, so I'm hoping to get a call to help sail it around sometime before that - otherwise I may be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By runexe
Helping get 'Kate' ready for launch

This past weekend I got to spend some time with Phil Walwyn, owner of 'Kate' a Twelve Meter Int'l Yacht Racing Union boat (http://www.1906-twelvemetre.com/). She's a beautiful boat - hand built here...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-28-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By runexe
We got a good two days of heavy rain from this...

We got a good two days of heavy rain from this system when it was just a low passing south of us (it had moved west/southwest of us by the time it developed into a depression/storm). Still strong...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By runexe
Hurricane season in the eastern caribbean

Plenty of sailors wait out the hurricane season on the islands out here - usually with the boat on the hard. In this part of the E.C. (up in the northern end of the chain), Antigua and St. Maarten...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-07-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By runexe
I can tell you that things are generally pretty...

I can tell you that things are generally pretty quiet out here in the Leeward Islands. And by quiet, I mean the boarding parties usually are BYOB, with lots of local rum involved. Not so much with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,711
Posted By runexe
Well, for me this is the exciting part of the...

Well, for me this is the exciting part of the year - in the sense that I check the satellite images once or twice (or more) times a day to see if any waves coming off of Africa are going to become...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,501
Posted By runexe
Dean passed south of us, but I'm hearing some sad...

Dean passed south of us, but I'm hearing some sad news out of St. Lucia, sounds like at least two killed, lots of people without power there and on Martinique - lots of people lost the roofs off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,501
Posted By runexe
Yes, and those of us living on the islands are...

Yes, and those of us living on the islands are wondering how much we should spend picking up extra water/canned goods/candles this week. It's at least nice to know we should be planning a trip to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,439
Posted By runexe
Powerboats can be useful

This is a lesson we learned just yesterday. We were out on our local sailing club's Hobie Wave, sailed out to ballast bay (about an hour away from the beach we launch from), tied up on a mooring just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,126
Posted By runexe
Caribbean moorings

I'll second that - here on St. Kitts one of the moorings used mostly by powerboats just off one of the beach bars gave out several weeks ago (wasn't even a big storm - just a bit windy) - the owners...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-03-2007
Replies: 3,429
Views: 919,975
Posted By runexe
Saint Kitts, West Indies (way out in the eastern...

Saint Kitts, West Indies (way out in the eastern Caribbean).
Not my boat pictured below - but it was a nice sunset cruise I was on it for:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,709
Posted By runexe
OT: Myths

NASA didn't spend any money developing a pen that worked in space: Urban Legends Reference Pages: NASA Space Pen (http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,612
Posted By runexe
Snorkling out here in the eastern caribbean I...

Snorkling out here in the eastern caribbean I almost always hear a 'popping' sound like rice crispies if I'm in calm water (i.e. snorkling in a protected bay on the caribbean side of the island)....
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