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Forum: Learning to Sail   11-24-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By whosedream
Re: Sailing books

These books totally increased my knowledge and approach to sailing:
Sensible Cruising; The Thoreau Approach, Don Casey
The Capable Cruiser, Lin/Larry Pardey
How to Sail Around the World, Hal Roth...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-28-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,104
Posted By whosedream
Re: Removing Can Labels for roaches or bugs?

I'm currently commuter cruising the Sea of Cortez...so have been anchored as well as in marina's. I have canned, boxed and fresh food onboard from mini tiendas, small grocery stores and mega stores....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By whosedream
Clipper Route & Baja Bash

I've read the articles and posts in sailing rags (as well as Jim Elfer's baja bash book) and various websites about clipper route and baja bash.

I'm considering going the clipper route. I like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,799
Posted By whosedream
Re: Sailing alone??

I solo 99% of the time on my Crealock 37. I like single handing. I'm generally tethered. I plan ahead. I have a routine while sailing. I plan for the unexpected.

The skill set for single...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 7,234
Posted By whosedream
Re: Staysail: Purpose and trimming

I have a Crealock 37 and sail singlehanded 99% of the time. My stay is permanent.
A staysail is all about balancing and center of power for your boat.

I love my staysail and find it's my most...
Forum: Diesel   10-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,432
Posted By whosedream
Fire extinguisher damage concerns...

Will smoke and fire extinguisher use/residue cause any problems with other components in engine compartment? Concerns with air intake, other wiring & components, chain drive for wheel/rudder, rubber...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,879
Posted By whosedream
Re: Crealock 37 performance

A Crealock 37 offers form and function as well as style and substance. She's not a speed demon and she's not the slowest either with a PHRF 174.

I needed a sailboat capable of fun and safety while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,804
Posted By whosedream
Re: Canoe Sterns or Double Enders: A dying breed?

The superior function of a double ender may be arguable and difficult to quantify, as noted in a previous post.

What isn't arguable is the historical & ongoing record of double enders for...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By whosedream
Re: Crealock 37 Icebox questions

A space blanket is an inexpensive solution.

I'm currently commuter cruising (a week or so each month) Sea of Cortez.
I had same concerns.
Didn't want to blow up everything and rebuild...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 4,328
Posted By whosedream
Re: Economical Hand-Held Chartplotter?

Jump up your price a little (about double) and get a used IPAD (1 or 2 w/gps) with navionics.

Much more usable & capable than a standard handheld gps/chartplotter.

I've used my IPAD cruising...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By whosedream
Liferaft storage

I stow my Winslow ( 8 person) life-raft in the cockpit. I built a frame around so it stands upright and is easy to lift out...should I ever need it.
Keeps storage organized and seems to make more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By whosedream
Purpose of lifelines

Purpose of lifelines... I'm guessing you're always tethered, 1 hand for you and 1 for the boat, swimming distance of shore in warm water, COB drills daily, and all that sorta stuff.
Thankfully, I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,410
Posted By whosedream
YES,Mexico is safe

Yes, Mexico is safe for cruising, surfing and living.
Based on my personal experiences as well as conversations with ex-pats, locals, sailors & surfers. I have never felt in danger anywhere I have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By whosedream
PSC 37 logo

Hope this will be simple...I'm trying to find the psc 37 log (clip-art style) to use on my new boat cards.
Can anyone help me find it?

(s/v Island Time is currently in Cabo San Jose and will be...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   12-09-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 7,093
Posted By whosedream
Round the world

Am excited about the journey. Is this one of the go simple- go now voyages?
I will attend my initial ASA coursework online and am ready to depart within months. Please consider me for 1st mate...
Forum: Central America   12-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,897
Posted By whosedream
Sea of Cortez

Hola CoolBreezin,

I hope to run into you this winter. I was on haha with you.
Ill be commuter cruising and currently in Cabo San Jose marina. Hope to move up to La Paz ( Frailes,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By whosedream
La Paz marina's

I'll be heading south along Baja and into Sea of Cortez in a couple of weeks.
Plan on using La Paz as my home base while commuter cruising.

"Marina La Paz" is full. Costa Baja and Palmira have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By whosedream
I also have recently (this morning) replaced my...

I also have recently (this morning) replaced my mainsail. Good shape and condition. I'm in Marina Del Rey, CA
Jimmy
sv/ Island Time
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-23-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,212
Posted By whosedream
SoCal---PSC 37

I like the idea. I have a PSC 37 in SoCal (but headed for the haha & Mexico for the next 6 months or so and then back to Marina Del Rey
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By whosedream
Singlehanded sailing is a learning curve for...

Singlehanded sailing is a learning curve for skill development & fear reduction balanced by the joy of self-reliance and solitude.


Keep it up. Practice Practice Practice. Sailing with a gentle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2011
Replies: 1,103
Views: 282,420
Posted By whosedream
Mexico Sunrise

This sunrise still makes me smile
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