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Search: Posts Made By: sailor wench
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Could use some info!

There is another thread on here where people have responded to this exact same question before, "middle of the road cruiser" you may want to check it out.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Could use some info!

A little friendly advice from someone who is a full time liveaboard and has owned 3 boats and witnessed problems encountered by friends that also live aboard....avoid wood hulls. Also, avoid...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Sailing from Little River Inlet, SC to Morehead City, NC

I forgot to answer your question...Little River Inlet is deep and also well marked. You shouldn't have any problem in the daylight. If seas are heavy, it can get a little rough until yr well inside...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Sailing from Little River Inlet, SC to Morehead City, NC

This is not the ideal place to go outside. You may want to use the ICW until you get farther north because of the shoals. You have to go out so far to get around them, that you add roughly 15 nm or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By sailor wench
Re: east coast icw

Also, you may want to look @ the other route available to you on the map and see if it is shorter. You can go South, thru the keys, and up the West Coast of Florida. I've actually taken this route...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By sailor wench
Re: east coast icw

From Biscayne Bay to Stuart, you won't really have a "problem", per say, but unless you have the winds and/or currents with you, it will be a very slow go with an 8hp engine. My son followed me in...
Forum: herSailNet 04-28-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 14,118
Posted By sailor wench
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I've owned a total of 3 boats. I started sailing/learned to sail on a Chrysler 22. I started coastal cruising on a Chrysler 26. Then, I purchased the boat that I have now when I decided to become...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,649
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Courtesy Flags

You fly the country you are from off of the transom, on a flag pole if you have one. Then you fly the courtesy flag of the country you are visiting off of the starboard spreader. however, you have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Removing OLD OLD OLD State Stickers

If it's a thick stack (stickers on top of each other), u can use a single edge razor blade to get the majority of the stack off. Don't scrape all the way down to the bottom sticker. Stop right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Painting Question, if I may?

I would lightly sand with 400 grit, clean very well with wax/grease remover, then tack cloths, and then apply an enamel clear coat. Many brands are available. You can roll/brush it on, use those...
Forum: herSailNet 04-24-2013
Replies: 236
Views: 17,420
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

After my post Diane had asked how long I had been sailing, where I am, etc. I'm currently in Annapolis, MD, having just returned from Ft. Myers (on the West Coast of Florida) via the Florida Keys...
Forum: herSailNet 04-12-2013
Replies: 236
Views: 17,420
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?

I haven't been on in a while but have posted on threads when I felt I had something valuable to add. I posted at length on one thread where someone was asking about the best way to go about moving...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Funding the sailing lifestyle

My bad.....I thought he already had a boat because he said something like " I can't help but get jealous of people that have nicer boats than mine" or something to that effect???

No, he can't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By sailor wench
Re: A Middle of the Road Cruiser.

To the Catalina owner who posted a reply regarding Endeavors.....First of all I was NOT trying to insult Catalina owners in ANY way....the question that was originally asked included that they didn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Newbie seeks salty dog(s) for some sage advice

My husband and I currently live aboard. I am 40 and he is 47. before we moved aboard, we contemplated the same sort of things that you are right now. This is what we did:
Since we were not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Funding the sailing lifestyle

I'm sorry but I totally disagree with two of the replies you have received. Unlike the two people that posted them, I am actually living aboard my boat and have been for years, I'm not living in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Funding the sailing lifestyle

Where you live has an impact on making the lifestyle work. Living on the coast, or at least one of the great lakes, is essential. Also, you need to be able to work with your hands and have some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By sailor wench
Re: A Middle of the Road Cruiser.

I don't blame you one bit for not wanting a production boat, especially if you are considering a newer boat. The fiberglass in the hulls of the newer production boats (Hunters, Catalinas) is SO thin...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Insurance needed in marinas abroad?

When I went to renew my insurance policy, there was a new agent, and since they didn't know where I usually travel, they asked me about traveling outside of the US and informed me that if I did, that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,790
Posted By sailor wench
Re: sailboats that don't sail

:)I wrote an article in "Living Aboard" Magazine recently about this very subject....those who own sailboats that don't sail....I titled the article "WTF?". I think it was in the March/April 2012...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Crew wanted NC to MS

I'm very sorry....I misunderstood....I thought you were looking to hire a crew and possibly have some work done on your boat....Usually, when someone mentions needing a crew, it means hiring/paying...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,491
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Liveaboard Commuting to D.C.

There is White Point Marina, which is 10 miles up the Potomac, on the VA side, in the Yeocomico River, which is very reasonably priced for this area. (804)472-2977. There is also Point Lookout...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,725
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Boat Cat?

My cat has been living with me on my boat for almost 2 years and has only "jumped ship" twice. Once, out of curiosity and once, by accident. When I brought the cat aboard, I purchased a heavy duty...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,743
Posted By sailor wench
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

Are you in Jacksonville, FL or Jacksonville, NC because if you are in Florida, I know a guy that runs a marina there who will negotiate the rate with you if I call him. He let me have a monthly slip...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By sailor wench
Re: Crew wanted NC to MS

I am originally from NC and have traveled the ICW and ocean routes up and down the East Coast many times. I am mechanically inclined and there's nothing on a boat that I can not do, including...
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