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Forum: Electronics   12-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,843
Posted By RealityCheck
Re: KISS-SSB grounding package review?

Installed a KISS SSB system in the BVI last year and it has worked well with my M802 for all services including with the Pactor. Now in Grenada until the spring and am using it for several purposes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,544
Posted By RealityCheck
Re: St. Thomas to Tortola Ferry questions

At some point in March 2013, American Eagle will STOP flying into Tortola/ Beef Island AP. When this occurs, you may see lots more people making St. Thomas the connect point.

This will probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 5,989
Posted By RealityCheck
Re: Living on Island Time...

MMMmm I thought a Watch was something you did when making a passage.... You mean to tell me it is also something you put on your wrist???? What does it do??? Does it not hinder getting your drink...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 11,186
Posted By RealityCheck
Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,

I hate all dark hull boats because you can not see them as well at night. We have many here in my area and it is a real problem if you are returning from an evening sailing and have to attempt to...
Forum: Chartering   11-17-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,884
Posted By RealityCheck
Re: BVI budget

All should be aware that almost ALL mooring are now $30.00 / night and higher at some locations.

The store at Sopers Hole / Marina Market IS a RiteWay store as is the smaller one in Fat Hog bay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By RealityCheck
Re: How is sailing on large bodies of water?

I find that large bodies of water totally different to smaller bodies and near coastal different from being out in a sea 100 miles from the nearest land where you can not see anything but the sea and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-28-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 107,606
Posted By RealityCheck
The Hobby Horse action while even at a mooring is...

The Hobby Horse action while even at a mooring is one disadvantage on some full keel boats. I was a Bay Host a reasonably protected bay (Leinster Bay, St John USVI), a year or so back, when a Ferry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2011
Replies: 147
Views: 10,181
Posted By RealityCheck
I lived in Palm Beach and Brevard County for more...

I lived in Palm Beach and Brevard County for more than 30 years and have used the ICW from North of Titusville to the Keys on a number of occasions in a mix of boat types. For the largest part of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,500
Posted By RealityCheck
Agree that removing the tank is the best bet if...

Agree that removing the tank is the best bet if reasonable possible. Also endorse the use of a double sock of small rocks and keep cleaning the rock bag/ replace the sock until it come out clean.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 17,779
Posted By RealityCheck
On a boat, if you move it to use it... the...

On a boat, if you move it to use it... the difference between 49# and 70# would most likely be a huge difference.

I have the Honda 2000i and love it. But even at 49# it gets a bit heavy getting...
Forum: Chartering   03-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By RealityCheck
Be very careful how you handle any inputs you...

Be very careful how you handle any inputs you receive on this subject from ANYONE who has some other motive in mind.... such as separating you from your $$$ with some scam.
Forum: Provisioning   03-16-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 7,046
Posted By RealityCheck
Easy way to fix the Green need is to sprout...

Easy way to fix the Green need is to sprout seeds. I really like the Mung Bean and only takes a few days to start and once you get your amounts right you can harvest enough for two for several days...
Forum: Chartering   02-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By RealityCheck
About any body wash soap will work fine. ...

About any body wash soap will work fine.

I've tried dozens of them over the past few years and the ones with the less gunk added seem to make you feel cleaner.

The trick is to take a swim for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,092
Posted By RealityCheck
I also have a SH HX850S and love it. My main VHF...

I also have a SH HX850S and love it. My main VHF is at the Nav Station which is of no use in the cockpit when doing things like docking at a strange marina. It is been in use for more than 18...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By RealityCheck
You should also look into a on-board Vacation/...

You should also look into a on-board Vacation/ Sailing School option. Many exist here in the BVI and the cost is just about what the vacation would be if booked alone. Swan Sailing School at Nanny...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By RealityCheck
It is a light duty unit.... had two which only...

It is a light duty unit.... had two which only lasted half a year or less each. Got a 1200 unit which has been in service for more than 17 months.

They do have a significant loss so when not in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 11,208
Posted By RealityCheck
Some people just do not like change and never...

Some people just do not like change and never will. My Grandfather never bough a car with an automatic transmission and my great granddad though cars were a bad thing and stuck to mules and such....
Forum: Chartering   06-25-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,241
Posted By RealityCheck
For a short charter like your talking about, I...

For a short charter like your talking about, I totally agree with the poster who said you are wasting your valuable time in self provisioning. Go with some place like Bobbies... you will have all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By RealityCheck
My boat list to port... that is where the House...

My boat list to port... that is where the House Batteries and two spare anchors and chain are. That is a hell of a lot of weight so I try to put most of my supplies on the Starboard side but still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By RealityCheck
I can tell you something I hope you already...

I can tell you something I hope you already know.... When you start doing it full time...you will wonder what the hell took you so long!

Hope you can join us soon!
Forum: Chartering   04-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 7,436
Posted By RealityCheck
I've also used BVIYC and had great experience...

I've also used BVIYC and had great experience with them. Only beware... I bought a boat because I loved it so much and now living on it in da islands.
Forum: Chartering   04-01-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,866
Posted By RealityCheck
While each mooring provider typically has their...

While each mooring provider typically has their own rules the most frequent one I have seen is they "Warn/Require" you to leave the mooring if winds exceed 40 MPH. They are tested to a load limit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By RealityCheck
Agree! Located in Nanny Cay they have a very...

Agree! Located in Nanny Cay they have a very talented group of Instructors of which I know several and many of their students. One of the Best is known as "Toddy", a Brit with extensive experience...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By RealityCheck
The big question is what do you mean by Live...

The big question is what do you mean by Live aboard..... Are you going to use the boat primarily as a house which you may occasionally take out or one you will be cruising in full time and using it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By RealityCheck
The problem with this type question is that...

The problem with this type question is that everyones opinion of what living and surviving is. Tons of similar discussions on half a dozen forums and they all boil down to "it depends".

Some say...
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