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Search: Posts Made By: killarney_sailor
Forum: Outboard 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Maintaining an outboard

I have used a Mercury , 4 stroke very heavily for a number of years. I have gotten very good at stripping and cleaning the carb. You need a couple of screwdrivers - larger Philipps and a smallish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

The new line is likely slipperier than the old one which is the immediate problem. The other problem could be with the cleat itself. There are springs under the cams and they may not be as robust as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Case Study in Surviving a Cat 1 Tropical Cyclone

Do they get cyclones at that latitude (8°N)? I doubt very much it was a cyclone but that is not to say that it was not very windy. Also cyclones last a lot longer than a few hours.

Did you try to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Health Insurance While Cruising

I think if you keep searching you should find several discussions on this topic. Most people who are cruising self insure since the cost of healthcare in most countries is quite reasonable. Generally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: What do cruisers do?

It just occurred to me to quote an example. The most relaxed place I can ever remember was in Mangareva in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia. We were there for three or four weeks and did...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,117
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I think there is a big difference between a delivery on an unfamiliar boat and a couple sailing a boat they have been on for a few years and know intimately, both in terms of handling and knowing...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

When you are in the middle of an ocean and have nothing better to do during a watch that starts at 0300 you have lots of time for 'what-if' discussions with yourself (if you are by yourself and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 128,490
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike if you can get the right size and afford the extra cost, the aluminum tanks are very nice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: One Motor mount or all ?

I would leave toward getting the four done. One less thing to go wrong.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Credit cards to travel with

I think Scotiabank is quite a bit bigger in the south. Once you are out of the Caribbean it does not matter. I find it mildly astonishing that I can go to an ATM in Vanuatu or Lesotho and it will...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Credit cards to travel with

We typically used local currencies, but in most places where travellers go you can use smaller US bills as well. There can be problem when you get to a new country and have not found the ATM (it may...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Credit cards to travel with

Mike, I agree with you about the US. You would be nuts to be there without health insurance. We have an extended health care policy that includes foreign coverage for 92 days (why that number I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,020
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

This is a very important post (not mine, the one above) in case you missed it. We did not do a circumnavigation because we wanted to do a circumnavigation. We did it because it is the logical (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,020
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Anyway, that would be my reaction to it.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,117
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

In general I would disagree with your thoughts on this. Some comments:

Experience really matters. My first several offshore passages where NYC to/from Bermuda. It seemed like a huge distance at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: canal des deux mers (Canal of the two seas)

I have done a week charter on one of the many rental boats on the canal. We went from Carcasonne to Narbonne. It was a highlight of my life and we will go back at some point. Supposed to be doable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 9,822
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

This sounds very much like the parable of the blind men experiencing an elephant. So you (and I) get a really severe winter and it means global warming isn't happening. What response would you get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Darwin to philippines (indonesia)

The complications are the reason we went with the rally from Darwin (we are not rally folks generally). They arrange all the paperwork. The CAIT is the prettiest piece of bureaucratic paperwork I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,424
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Surviving Storm

I think my first plan for coping with this would be to sitting about 2500 miles south of this position. Man that is nasty stuff. I can only imagine what it is like at 3 am (my fave time of course)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: 18 months until we walk the plank

Some good questions
The Jeanneau would be fine for the Caribbean, if you decided you wanted to go throughout the Canal to points unknown westward it would not be my first choice, so try to figure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: sail quote

Don't know why your boat, or any boat, necessarily has a lot of weather helm. Not sure it is a characteristic of CCA boats if they were well-designed. Has your sail been done? If not, why not make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Atlantic Gyre cruise

If we are going to do it, decide in the next year or so, I think I would start in New England and go as quickly as possible to the SW corner of Newfoundland and spend at least a month there (or the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-27-2014
Replies: 326
Views: 21,465
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Not one of those, Newhaul. More like one of these TRAC Utility Folding Cart/Dolly - Trac Outdoor Products T10042 (http://www.iboats.com/TRAC-Utility-Folding-Cart-Dolly/dm/view_id.886267), although I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,613
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Sailplan Poll

Our sail inventory for 30,000 miles, mostly offshore on a heavy boat that can be driven. BTW, our trip from Norfolk to St Thomas was the second hardest (after Mauritius - South Africa) of the entire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,178
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Circumnavigation now complete!

OK, so onto an update of the trip. First of all, my overall impression of the trip from Cape Town to the Caribbean. Assuming that we did not have the rig breakage, it would have been a somewhat...
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