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Search: Posts Made By: SeanRW
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By SeanRW
Sponsors, Supporters & Sailors

Hello all !!
I've recently been accepted on the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.

For those that don't know, the race is the following
- 40,000 miles
- 13 Countries
- 1...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-20-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 10,119
Posted By SeanRW
Loos & Everyone else out there considering...

Loos & Everyone else out there considering ratings, here's something to have a look at.

A bit of history: John Neal on his website (http://www.mahina.com/cruise.html#boats4cruising) has a list of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Waaaaa.....it rained here and the 'squitos were...

Waaaaa.....it rained here and the 'squitos were out with a vengance. Ohhh how I long for open, bug free water :mad:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Ocean: The OVNI has the lifting keel and the...

Ocean: The OVNI has the lifting keel and the Cigale has a Centerboard as I recall. As for lack of speed, compared to the 22kn that was mentioned a few posts ago, sure you won't hit that in an OVNI...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-05-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
BAH...I know all about you Tree Huggers in the...

BAH...I know all about you Tree Huggers in the North West....I used to live in Vancouver and had to deal with the Birkenstock, Granola, Latte types all the time...But you have got some wonderful...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-05-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Seriously, Paulo had earlier introduced a...

Seriously,

Paulo had earlier introduced a few of us to the Cigale, a French aluminium racer/cruiser that featured some serious chines and a salon in the stern of the vessel.

Well, Alubat make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-05-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Socks ? You heathen....what kinda cruising sailor...

Socks ? You heathen....what kinda cruising sailor are you ? Bare foot or at the very least some overpriced, totally unsuitable but thoroughly fashionable boat shoes you found advertised in the latest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-03-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Gulp....I can have an all chain rode on the...

Gulp....I can have an all chain rode on the primary anchor AND a windlass ?
I can have a dodger/bimini of some sort ? (praying it's not f-ugly)
Dinghy can be stored deflated if need be.

I love...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By SeanRW
Nice !! Do you by chance need any crew ? I...

Nice !!

Do you by chance need any crew ? I mean a third pair of hands is surely in order. I could learn spanish real quick and act as a translator, I'm handy in the galley (haven't burned water in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
ps (edit)....Absurdly expensive even when...

ps (edit)....Absurdly expensive even when compared to the Luffe but i've always felt these things were pretty cool.....

2008 K&M Yachtbuilders Bestewind Bestewind 50 Sail Boat For Sale -...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Paulo, I agree that the POGO; or any of the...

Paulo,

I agree that the POGO; or any of the other racers mentioned; would be a different approach to sailing and cruising. The ride itself would definitely fall into the Ferrari category. Fast,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Well, that's the thing. At first glance I thought...

Well, that's the thing. At first glance I thought that the POGO's interior was spartan and bare but then I had a second look at the photos on their website. After a while I grew fond of it. I imagine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2010
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,470,848
Posted By SeanRW
Wow....

Ok, I've been away from the forums for a while and just recently stumbled on this thread and am absolutely stunned at what's available in terms of these smaller yards.

Being in Canada, my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 12,598
Posted By SeanRW
Good for you !!! Congratulations man. You...

Good for you !!!

Congratulations man. You must be happier than a pig in....well...you must be happy :D

Let the adventure begin. P.S are we all invited for BBQs and day sails if we visit Philly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 4,757
Posted By SeanRW
MMR, Thanks for the link. Great resource !!!...

MMR,

Thanks for the link. Great resource !!!

I'm planning on getting me a copy of Bowditch...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 4,757
Posted By SeanRW
Dan, Here's a link to some of the blogs to...

Dan,

Here's a link to some of the blogs to get you started. All just regular Joes & Janets out there sailing.

Cruising Blogs and Narratives - CruiserlogWiki...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 4,757
Posted By SeanRW
Dan, A few of the books I read when getting...

Dan,

A few of the books I read when getting started on planning for something more than sailing on Lake Ontario.
- The Voyagers Handbook - Beth Leonard
- Cruising Handbook - Nigel Calder
-...
Forum: Chartering 09-22-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,066
Posted By SeanRW
Smack, Make sure you don't charter with...

Smack,

Make sure you don't charter with these folks ! They were cheap, sure...and it was a shallow draft so I could get into all those nice anchorages....But man....it handled like a pig,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By SeanRW
You mean it's not covered by the TARP programme ?...

You mean it's not covered by the TARP programme ? I was sure that my rider was still attached to that bill :D

Kidding....I'm pretty sure it's the buyer, at least my experience here in Canada.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By SeanRW
You mean it's not covered by the TARP programme ?...

You mean it's not covered by the TARP programme ? I was sure that my rider was still attached to that bill :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-22-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 4,757
Posted By SeanRW
Dan, Without knowing who wrote the book(s)...

Dan,

Without knowing who wrote the book(s) that you just received I can still say that he/she has way more experience than me but.......

Bear in mind that nowadays, with modern sailboat design,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,728
Posted By SeanRW
My rules which I am adamant about others...

My rules which I am adamant about others following though occasionally I stray. We use the Mustang auto-inflating vests with the harness (2 onboard) and the auto-inflating vests (6 onboard). Whistles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By SeanRW
Not sure about the 380 but the 390 looks like a...

Not sure about the 380 but the 390 looks like a nice boat. They're generally accepted as pretty solid if "quirky"boats. Full keel means it's solid, won't point as high and 'cause of the large wetted...
Forum: Provisioning 09-21-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 14,963
Posted By SeanRW
Best way to get a great cuppa ? drive to your...

Best way to get a great cuppa ? drive to your local Tim Horton's and get a double double. But that only works if you're a Canadian (or live in NYC).

At home/boat/camping I use the french press....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-21-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 4,757
Posted By SeanRW
Dan, Just to clarify a few simple things...

Dan,

Just to clarify a few simple things like the nomenclature used (all that fancy boat-speak)...

Blue Water usually refers to open ocean but could refer more generally to offshore & out of...
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