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Search: Posts Made By: luv4sailin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Bermuda jumping off point

Agree. A non-stop sail from New England to Norfolk should be a good shake down. Then either Norfolk to Bermuda or inside to Beaufort and then to Bermuda. On to the the Virgins or Antigua or Sint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Southeast Florida Coastal Cruising Q's

While Ft Lauderdale is a very nice place, for a sailor you will always be taking a day sail unless you take a long trip. For folks who work, their sailing is generally confined to weekends. Some Ft...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Westbrook CT to Narragansett Bay

You've got a long day ahead of you. You may want to have a bail out stop if the weather does not cooperate. Stonington is very nice and one can pick up a mooring there as the field is run by Oldport...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Cape Horn windvane. Anyone installed one?

One might do some research on the Norvane and talk to folks who have used them before writing the check. With the Aries, Monitor and Cape Horn you know you are getting a vane that will take you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Cape Horn windvane. Anyone installed one?

A buddy did on his Southern Cross 35. He did it himself. but you MUST have the boat first to be sure that it can be installed. He really likes his. It will even steer down wind in light air,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

I have Stay-Set X for my halyards and like it for its relatively low stretch. When I got it, Stay-Set X was the top of the line. I'd use a dyneema product if Grand Prix racing, but that is not what I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Iridium 9555 + RedPort Optimizer + XGate

I just used the Iridium 9555 and the Redport 102 Optimizer in the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race to download GRIB Charts from Ocens with excellent results.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Centurian 32 Thru Hull question

Suggest that you go to the Wauquiez owners site to discuss with folks who own sisterships.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Windvane for Tartan 37, self-steering questions

Either will work just fine. May have circumnavigated with each.

May I suggest that you contact Scanmar and/or check out their web site to see how the Monitor is attached to a T37. They'll have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,259
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

By E I mean the length of the boom. Mine is 12 feet and my UK sail cover system is built for a boom of that length or near it. I know most folks like the Stack Pack (Doyle) or Lazy Cradle (UK)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,259
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

What is your E dimension? I have a nearly new UK Lazy Cradle for sale cheap if you are interested.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,210
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: training for solo non-stop circumnav

What do you need?

Well a trust fund would be helpful, but failing that working for a hedge fund on Wall Street for a few years would certainly be helpful. Buying the boat and properly preparing it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

The problem with keeping a boat in slip at Hurricane Cove, or anywhere on the Miami River for a sail boat, is all the bridges between you and the open water. Plan on at least an minimum of an hour if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

I keep my 35' sloop at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club on a mooring. There is security and 24/7 launch service on demand. Cost: $9/foot per month + $65 per month flat fee. One does not have to be a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-04-2014
Replies: 900
Views: 49,915
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Ha, ha, ha.

Smackdaddy and Jon on a boat together for days?....We'd need dental records to identify their bodies.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By luv4sailin
Inflatable PFD on airplane?

What does one do to carry one on a plane? Can one? Can one pack one in luggage if on can't carry it on?

Thank you in advance for your counsel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,408
Posted By luv4sailin
re: What made you buy your boat?

The devil made me do it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Looking for a used set of sails for 18' catamaran

Try Bacon Sails in Annapolis. They have a good selection on consignment. I've had great success with them.

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,479
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Stephen neglected to mention that the reason that in Cuba old machinery is appreciated is that it is the only machinery available. And old machinery beats the hell out of no machinery at all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Sail Sale...Best Sail Broker?

Send them to Bacon Sails in Annapolis.‎

They are very, very good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,941
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

I used mine just yesterday. As I left the last green mark exiting Dinner Key on Biscayne Bay to starboard, my chart plotter said I was leaving it to port. Go figure.

My reservation with plotters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By luv4sailin
Chute Scoop Spinnaker Snuffer?

I just saw a lightly used spinnaker on the Bacon Sails site that looks very interesting. It has a ChuteScoop snuffer. My only experience is with an ATN. Does anyone know anything about the ChuteScoop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By luv4sailin
Best Gulf Stream Web Sites?

Can anyone provide me with the best Gulf Stream web sites? I have not used the ones I have in 6 years and know that there may have been changes and/or updates.

Thank You.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By luv4sailin
Alternative of Ocens Weather Software?

Does anyone know an alternative to Ocens Weather Software that they would recommend? I have a Mac so it would have to be Mac compatible.

Thank you in advance for your input.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: rat infested ship likely sunk

Yikes!!! And complain about sailboats that are abandoned but not scuttled.
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