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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 18,072
Posted By Group9
Re: Florida is at it again

I watched someone do the same thing with some mangroves that were spoiling their view in Sunny Isles Beach in Florida. Chainsawed them and bulldozed them with the DEQ guy jumping up and down and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-08-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 9,771
Posted By Group9
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

From having interviewed thousands of criminals, I would respectfully suggest that you are giving them way too much credit in the thinking and planning department. They shoot at their victims...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,849
Posted By Group9
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Bon Yoyage Smack! All the best to you and your family. Hope to run into you somewhere cruising one day! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,540
Posted By Group9
Re: Dinghy theft protection

When I leave mine floating behind the boat, I always padlock it to the boat with chain. But, when I was at a marina in Nassau for a week, I put that sucker on the foredeck (and then padlocked it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,540
Posted By Group9
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I lost my respect for clubs when I lost the key to mine, called a locksmith, and watched him pick the lock in about two minutes. :D
Forum: Living Aboard   02-03-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 28,738
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

After Katrina, we had a lot of people where I worked who had lost everything (me included). In an effort to help, our headquarters called and kept wanting to know what they had lost. We kept saying...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 5,014
Posted By Group9
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

People living in the USA, often get the idea that every country gives a wagging finger and stern lecture to illegal aliens because that's the way the US handles it. I've traveled all over the world,...
Forum: Boat Reviews   01-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By Group9
Re: Hunter 30 Reviews

I sailed quite a bit on one of those in the early 80's that a friend owned. I always liked it. It could be a decent first boat if the condition and price are right.
Forum: Living Aboard   01-05-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 28,738
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

As we get older, most of us start to do a serious reassessment of our priorities in life, and a lot of us start to realize that we had it wrong.

I turned 18 in 1976 and was in my prime earning...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-12-2014
Replies: 426
Views: 28,738
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Aint' that the truth. I have an attorney friend, who now represents a middle aged woman, whom he had known for several years, and who has worked at a minimum wage job that entire time. She came to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By Group9
Re: Is cruising the Bahamas with 8' draft possible?

Nope, never done that run! :D

But, lots of people here have.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,770
Posted By Group9
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Hey, I heard you moved north. We are trying to get ready for a May departure on our next extended cruise and we are basically stripping the boat down to nothing for repairs and cleaning, so we're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 17,383
Posted By Group9
Re: Possible 27' Bluewater Boats

Tons of Cape Dory 27's around. If someone told me I was going to have to cross the Atlantic in a 27 footer, that's the one I would get.
Forum: Living Aboard   09-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,898
Posted By Group9
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

I didn't have DAN insurance on my last foreign cruise, but I'll have it the next time.
Forum: Cruising Videos   09-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By Group9
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 19,897
Posted By Group9
Re: Florida is at it again

Anybody here, think for one second, that any Florida legislator or politician, would have any thoughts whatsoever, about boats and anchoring, one way or the other, without some deep pocket campaign...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-10-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 15,368
Posted By Group9
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Navy showers. Wet down. Lather up. Rinse off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2014
Replies: 88
  Icw
Views: 5,289
Posted By Group9
Re: Icw

On my last trip from the Mississippi gulf coast to the Florida Keys, I took the ICW as much as I could, all the way down, anchoring some nights and staying in marinas some nights, just poking along,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-08-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 9,434
Posted By Group9
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

I used to have one on the salon wall (and a smaller one on the wall of the main stateroom). We used them to watch movies, but I took them both out when we got back from our cruise because I didn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By Group9
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Sometimes we think we're funnier than we are. You're right, the guy is just wanting some ideas from people who have been there and done that.

To me, the way to do it, is to move on the boat and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 19,897
Posted By Group9
Re: Florida is at it again

I know Marathon is a godsend for certain people, but I spent a month in Marathon in my boat, and to me, the Marathon mooring field was as close as you can come to a floating mobile home trailer park.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 19,897
Posted By Group9
Re: Florida is at it again

Yeah, but the problem with any kind of legislation like this is that it can be introduced over and over and over again until it passes. They won't stop. Every time they lose, they identify why they...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By Group9
Re: Travel to Cuba

That's true, but since Obama has been elected, not many people are being prosecuted. Ask Jay-Z and Beyonce. All you have to do is say it's a humanitarian mission, and pat a couple of kids on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 93
  Watches
Views: 6,343
Posted By Group9
Re: Watches

You have to set the lat lons into it and is a pain in the ass, to be truthful, especially if you are on a trip. I have to admit, that it is usually easier to just look at the tide tables :D.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Group9
Re: Night Vision

The only time I have ever been air sick in my life, was after looking through some stabilized binoculars for 30 minutes while flying as a passenger in a small plane. I've used them on boats and they...
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