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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-07-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 46,731
Posted By sausagebarn
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

My wife and I were reflecting on when our kids were these ages....it really sucked. It was wonderful and magical and stuff but when I look back it was pretty sucky. And I am sure it would be nice to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By sausagebarn
T-mobile Data in Caribbean

I saw recently that data is free for T-mobile customers in most parts of the caribbean if you have the int. plan. Has anyone used this? Is it reliable/fast?
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By sausagebarn
Re: Too Much Sailing for a 9 day trip?

Thanks for the great advice.
My family has sailed all day on 4-5 hour legs before but never for as many consecutive days. In fact, never more than two.
Great advise about adding in flexibility...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By sausagebarn
Too Much Sailing for a 9 day trip?

We are planing a cruise this weekend and my wife thinks I am a little over ambitious. What do you all think?
We have a C&C 29 MK3.
An 8 y/o and twin 6 y/o children.
We are generally somewhat...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-02-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 7,691
Posted By sausagebarn
Our experiences is about the same. 5 y/o daughter...

Our experiences is about the same. 5 y/o daughter with 3 y/o twins on a catalina 22!
This will be our third summer with buttercup and we love it.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-23-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 7,691
Posted By sausagebarn
One thing to consider is your wifes ability to...

One thing to consider is your wifes ability to handle the boat in your absence. I have been sailing with my wife and 3 kids (all under the age of 7) for a while when it dawned on me that my wife had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2011
Replies: 436
Views: 57,615
Posted By sausagebarn
I am 36 with 3 kids (does that make me older or...

I am 36 with 3 kids (does that make me older or younger, I often wonder). We have a '74 Catalina 22' (since '09) and we go out as least twice a month on overnight trips around the puget sound in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 3,233
Posted By sausagebarn
I don't know if I could handle letting my...

I don't know if I could handle letting my daughter sail around the world like Jessica Watson has. Nevertheless I have found her story to be just amazing. I bought the book and have been reading it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 12,315
Posted By sausagebarn
I have often wondered where all the HD video...

I have often wondered where all the HD video taken from helicopters at ocean racing events end up...it is a wonder that there is not someone editing this into a nice IMAX-ish video spectacular!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,824
Posted By sausagebarn
Just add about 1000% of the cost because it has...

Just add about 1000% of the cost because it has anything to do with safety or boating...or both ;)
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,773
Posted By sausagebarn
JM3, that is very inspiring and some great...

JM3, that is very inspiring and some great advice.
I have been planing to sail up solo and then pick up the family from Anacortes because we wanted to spend less time in transit and because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By sausagebarn
Has everyone seen this?!?!

Hold Fast on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/15351476)

I was absolutely blow away by this.
I love this.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   11-11-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,773
Posted By sausagebarn
Thanks everyone for your awesome replies. I...

Thanks everyone for your awesome replies.
I have gotten some great ideas. Net and shrimp fishing at night sounds like something I might even have fun with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By sausagebarn
http://gallery.me.com/sausagebarn#100098/DSC_0019&...

http://gallery.me.com/sausagebarn#100098/DSC_0019&bgcolor=black

Larry does not love sailing but he would rather be sailing in hell with me than not with me...
I have a C22 and keeping an eager...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   11-05-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,773
Posted By sausagebarn
Thanks for your replies.

I think its going to be great but my wife worries it will be like a really LONG road trip. We camped for ten days last summer in the Olympic Nat'l Park and I think we will spend a roughly equivalent...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By sausagebarn
I read your story today about being on the...

I read your story today about being on the fence...very moving.
I am new to sailing but can definitely relate.
sausagebarn just seemed to stick along time ago...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   11-04-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,773
Posted By sausagebarn
7 days in a Catalina 22 with all 3 kids!?!

Here is the plan; 7 days in the San Juans next July/August in our Catalina 22 with our 5 y/o b/g twins and 7 y/o daughter. I'll sail up there and the wife and kids will drive. We'll rendezvous in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By sausagebarn
New sailor

Hi Sailnet,
New-ish to sailing but have been looking at this site for about a year.
I am craving spring when I cant get back out onto the water.
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