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Search: Posts Made By: dave c
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By dave c
boot key meeting with Fwc

If anyone is interested in what's going on between the cruising population in Boot key harbor and the Fwc I would recommend joining the Boot Key harbor cruisers on Facebook as there is a lot of info...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-02-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,764
Posted By dave c
?Liveaboard marina near Ft. Lauderdale or Miami

Try the waterfront times newspaper in Ft Lauderdale, they have a list of marinas and in the back a classified section for dockage both live aboard and non live aboard. I can't send the link on this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 3,679
Posted By dave c
Florida Anchoring and Mooring pilot program.

Check out the survey on the Fwc web page about the pilot program. I think you have sometime in October to do it. One of the questions is did it promote the use of mooring fields, gee closing off some...
Forum: Tartan 09-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By dave c
Re: Thoughts on 34 Tartan

Yes did a little reading and I think I can adjust to gas power on a sailboat. I hated the smell of the diesel fumes on my Westerly anyway! Thanks again!
Forum: Tartan 09-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By dave c
Re: Thoughts on 34 Tartan

Great info, much appreciated. The Tartan is such a pretty boat. I am going to start looking at them in person soon and I will post when I make the decision. Thanks again and Fair Winds!
Forum: Tartan 08-31-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By dave c
Thoughts on 34 Tartan

Just hoping for a little info on the Tartan 34. I am pretty sure my new boat will either be 34 Irwin or 34 Tartan. Anything like what you like the most or what has been the biggest pain. Any design...
Forum: Irwin 08-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By dave c
Thoughts on 34 Citation

I am seriously considering a 34 Citation for my next boat. Any Comments would be helpful. Anything that may have really been a pain or just the things you like best. I owned a 26 Westerly for 20 plus...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 134,672
Posted By dave c
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Tie between leaving extra battery cables disconnected and starting a mini boat fire and sailing home from the Forida Keys in Biscayne Bay single handed in a 50 knot microburst and getting scared then...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By dave c
Hold Fast

Actually I do like the pirate types you mention and cause the way you describe them many friends I have fit this description on and off the waterways. I have to take the good with the bad. I also...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By dave c
Hold Fast

I didn't make the video or break and enter. I like the fact they sail without a motor and take chances and are adventurous. I look to the positive things I saw in the vid and made a comment. If...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By dave c
Re: Hold Fast

Remember, Pirates started this whole cruising thing.
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By dave c
Hold Fast

I love this video. The true spirit of sailing and cruising.
Forum: Westerly 08-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,429
Posted By dave c
Westerly section??

When their adjuster came and looked at the boat he said it would not be much and asked me what I thought the boat was worth, I told him look at all the equipment I and upgrades I made in the 20 plus...
Forum: Westerly 08-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,429
Posted By dave c
Westerly section??

He in me head on doing 30 kts on a clear day while I was sailing about 3.5 kts. He had about 5 girls in bikinis and wasn't paying attention. I was thrown off the boat and my uncle held on. We were...
Forum: Irwin 08-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By dave c
Warning on Irwin water tanks

I am considering buying a 34 Irwin citation and never considered this, thanks for the tip I think I will buy one of those inspection cameras like they have at Home Depot and send it through a fitting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,495
Posted By dave c
Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

I also heard it went back and it's still 150 and 350 on Bahamas website.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 5,968
Posted By dave c
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

Here in Florida we have pumpout/holding tank laws, go offshore 2 miles from Hollywood and there is an area called the Stinkhole, a pipe constantly discharging untold amounts of "treated' water into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,718
Posted By dave c
Re: Best liveaboard sailboats for coastal cruising?

I am contemplating this too now. My 26 Westerly was wrecked by a careless powerboater so his Insurance Co totaled out my boat. I have only cruised South Florida and the Keys living onboard for about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By dave c
Re: Posting This For the Dreamers Like Me

This video so cool, I read one of his books in 1985 when I was a teenager and was inspired by his writings. Think about how he and other world sailors of his time had no satellite weather, Gps,...
Forum: Westerly 08-27-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,429
Posted By dave c
Westerly section??

Owned my Centaur since 1989 and someone is about to buy her. Her front end was damaged in a collision with a powerboat so I sold her as project boat. Great little cruiser. I can't post links yet but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-27-2013
Replies: 3,269
Views: 469,206
Posted By dave c
Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Dave from Plantation, Florida for now. Boat is 26 Westerly that was wrecked and now up for sale, now looking for 34 Irwin Citation or 34 Tartan to cruise Florida, Bahamas and maybe beyond!
Forum: Destinations 08-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,024
Posted By dave c
Tell me about your favorite marina restaurant

This post is old but want to put my 2 cents in, I will be the second vote for Calypsos in Key Largo but also love Keys Fisheries in Marathon, would not call it a destination marina though!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By dave c
Liveaboard Documentary?

There would definitely be a market, check out Project Bluesphere.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By dave c
Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

Just got an email from one of the Monroe County Commishes and the dock will remain open for a trial period with stepped up law enforcement. Thanks to them for not closing it and please everyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 2,591
Posted By dave c
What Band Will Play At Your Sail Party?

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes from New Orleans. I saw them a year ago at the Green Parrot in Key West and they rocked! Check out their video on youtube at Jazzfest their song Ophelia is my fav!
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