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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

Gloves? What gloves? We have been full time cruisers for 8 years and got a pair when we got our boat in 2003 and still have them on board with little use. We did get a couple of pair of cheap...
Forum: News Feeds   06-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By chuck5499
Re: This couple sold all their possessions to fund a sailboat journey around the worl

Nothing new here.. Lots of us have done the same thing a long time ago. For us 8 years for others we know way over that.
Forum: Weather   06-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Thunderstorms

If you can not deal with them then stay home. You need to learn to deal with them. We were in Fla for a few years and they just pop up. Got a lightening strike in the Bahamas that caused a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Airmail or RMS Express

I love AirMail and have for the past 8 years. Had a heck of time getting it loaded on a vista system but with a lot of help it worked great. Got a new computer with windows 8 and RMS express with...
Forum: News Feeds   05-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Man dies after falling off sailboat. He and wife were en route to Mexico - Florid

Be interesting to see what action the wife took. What training she had. Ect.

We sail 2 handed, never take crew and we have talked a lot about this and potential solutions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

I got my equipment at REI. But as I said above if you don't know how to use it properly it could lead to some unfortunate issues that you must be prepared to deal with. and yes I use ascenders and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

I have been using a climbing harness with a chest harness since we first bought SoulMates in 2003. BUT I am an ex mountaineer and member of mountain search and rescue and taught high angle rock...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By chuck5499
Re: At least 5 boats in trouble near the Azores 1 death reported

We crossed over in 2013 and it is known that you simply do not go before May and as above maybe mid May. We left May 1 and had a good sail over all. But about a 7-10days before we left there was a...
Forum: Chartering   05-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,554
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Sailing in Greece

Get Heikell's Greek Waters Pilot and read it. It will explain a lot especially about the weather. And if you have your own copy you can mark it up and make notes on where you want to go.
Oh it...
Forum: Jeanneau   04-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Flag pole for ensign

We sail a Jeanneau 40ds built 2001 launched 2003. I found a wood teak one in a chandler someplace but had to skinny down the base a bit to put in the holder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Too big a fish fishing off our boats?

We had a couple of big fish issues. One night after caching a nice mahi mahi I decided put the lines out open an overnight sail. At 0200 the reel went off. Woke the admiral up and landed a 5'...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Logistics, USA

We have been out 8 years with 6 years out of the USA returning for only 2-3weeks a year to see grandkids. For mail we used sons but after a few years that became a burden on them and started to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Watermakers - brands et

We also have an E80. Makes plenty of water for 2 as we ran it about an hour each day. We used it for 4 years in the Caribbean on both the east and west sides. Headed to Greece and will probably need...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-19-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,156
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

You of course are kidding. At least I hope so. If not i am awaiting your response on why you think so. Please educate us.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-18-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,662
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Il de Vache use to be the only place in Haiti that was reasonsably safe. Cruisers we knew went in and I think worked with a childrens home there or something like that. You did not need to check in...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-17-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,156
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

Oh forgot one thing. Where and how are you going to get weather forecasts? Or are you just going to pull a Columbus and ignore it?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-17-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,156
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

Oh my gosh you are 65 I would surmise from the postings. Wow that is getting old?
Well I sold out and left at 65 and this year will turn 70 and at age 68 did a 2 person crossing of the Atlantic. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By chuck5499
Re: First and last sailing adventure ends with pirate attack

That part of the coast is known for years as a bad place to be. Not the first time there have been problems there. It is known that if you are moving to Utila/Roatan you stay off shore and way off...
Forum: Chartering   04-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Croatia Bareboat Suggestions

I think for a week Dugrovnik is fine and lots to see. Try EuroMarine there. Great boats and people. Very well maintained. Did not charter but went in with my boat for repairs and they were...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,629
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Is a 32' Sailboat Over-sized for a Beginner?

My first and only boat is a 40'. Got her new in 2003 after my 1st sailing lesson in 2001. Since then been up and down the USA east coast a couple of times, all the Carib, across the Atlantic and now...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Am I an SOB?

we had the opposite as we got hit in the Bahamas and lost everything but could start the engine. A trawler from Switzerland was in the anchorage and made sure we were ok and lead us across the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,683
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Cleaning mold on aft cabin walls

We don't have access to the fancy stuff as full time liveaboatds/cruisers. We use a mixture of vinegar, bleach and lemon juice. Really knows it down and keeps it down for a while.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

When we bought our Trojans in Boca Chica I was worried about how long they had been sitting so I took the numbers and went on the internet and found they were only a couple of months old.
You do...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

We got a whale of a deal on Trojans in the DR at Boca Chica at a Walmart type store. They were new and below what we could have gotten anywhere else. I do not remember the name of the store but was...
Forum: Weather   03-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Best system for logging forecasts?

Depending on where we are we have to use a variety of forecasts from radio, to internet, to wx router, to gribs from the hf radio. We keep a small notebook and write the forecasts down and track...
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