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Search: Posts Made By: wayne56
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,695
Posted By wayne56
Re: Experienced Crew needed from Tahiti to Fiji

Hi DebbieDragonfly. I take your points.

I'm shortly off on a 10 day delivery (unpaid BTW...I'm one of those people who does this once in awhile for fun) so I'm probably too short of time to put my...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-15-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,695
Posted By wayne56
Re: Experienced Crew needed from Tahiti to Fiji

Sounds like could be a terrific opportunity, but a long way to go (for some) on very little info. Finding the right fit is about mutual expectations and compatability as much as it is about the boat ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-27-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 6,634
Posted By wayne56
Re: Tips on Watch Standing

A great thread; lots of terrific info and comments, with a bit of a debate about how rigorous the watch routine needs be before it drives crew crazy. Bottom line, it's the skippers call and while...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By wayne56
Re: florida to NY

Replied by email...looking forward to updates!

Cheers,
Wayne Olson
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-19-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By wayne56
Re: Hi! Bought a sailboat without knowing how to sail..

Dont know the boat, but agree it sounds like a perfect size for a first pocket cruiser.

Agree with other members comment....the "goal of making her pristine has taken down more than one sailor"!...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By wayne56
Re: Details on this 'lost at sea' story?

Given the number of cruisers making passages every year it's amazing how seldom I hear of losses like this. My feeling is that most ocean sailors and their boats are pretty well prepared before...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-19-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,325
Posted By wayne56
Re: Curiosity About These "Crew Wanted" Posts

I have found two offshore crew spots here, one 1000nm from USVI to Bermuda, and the other a 3000nm Atlantic crossing. I did whatever homework I could on both before signing on. In one case I flew...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By wayne56
Re: Hello from Canada. Looking to plan a long trip, any help would be appreciated.

Great plan!

Lots of fantastic experience and knowledge on these forums; as you browse through the various topics you might start to build a picture of how you could proceed. Reading everything...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By wayne56
Lovely boat, Cruiser2B! How's the interior?

Lovely boat, Cruiser2B! How's the interior?
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,956
Posted By wayne56
Wow...a slip at your house! Wouldn't it be...

Wow...a slip at your house!

Wouldn't it be great if could trade access to your slip for shared access to a boat as a way of getting some water under your keel (and maybe some mentoring at the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-25-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,655
Posted By wayne56
In the spirit of "been there, done that".... ...

In the spirit of "been there, done that"....

I was helming at the time of the grounding of a just refitted and relaunched 52' ketch in Lower New York Bay. First time on this boat and in these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2011
Replies: 162
Views: 14,840
Posted By wayne56
Still a short few years shy of 60; but hoping to...

Still a short few years shy of 60; but hoping to become one of those weatherbeaten 75 year old sailor guys. Last spring, anchored in a cove in the Spanish Virgins, we met a couple who were on their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,917
Posted By wayne56
All great advice and cheers to all 60+ sailors or...

All great advice and cheers to all 60+ sailors or those with plans to become one. I'm almost there.

A good 9.9 will have lots of reserve power for a 1500k displacement boat. I ran a 9.9 on an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,501
Posted By wayne56
Any boat that will get you sailing is a great...

Any boat that will get you sailing is a great boat, but is not likely to be your "perfect" boat. Unless money is no object, I suggest starting small, get some water under your keel and be prepared...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-12-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,098
Posted By wayne56
I would never again run a pressure alcohol stove....

I would never again run a pressure alcohol stove. My last experience was trying to light one of these things after a period of sever weather during an overnight race; not realizing that the supply...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-08-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By wayne56
Good advice Wandering Star. I responded to a...

Good advice Wandering Star. I responded to a Sailnet "Crew wanted last year, and had a great atlantic crossing on a 52' ketch with a crew of 2 Italians, 2 Canadians and a South African. Only the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By wayne56
I've used neoprene dingy boots (like zip up high...

I've used neoprene dingy boots (like zip up high tops) for boath coastal sailing and ocean crossings. Not winter rated but generally dry, warm and good traction. Wear with thin wicking socks under...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By wayne56
Not sure I would agree that most mags and boat...

Not sure I would agree that most mags and boat shows target 50'+. Maybe I just get the wrong publications, but I see most newer boats in my market (Toronto) in the 30' to 40' range. Also, Murphy's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,721
Posted By wayne56
Sure, lots of people have done crossings in...

Sure, lots of people have done crossings in simple-well founded boats in the 30' to 35' range without a lot of redundant electronics. I sailed across the Atlantic last year with a (very experienced)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 356
Views: 115,821
Posted By wayne56
Great tutorial! A million ways to do things...

Great tutorial! A million ways to do things wrong, but with the right knowledge / guidance...
Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,914
Posted By wayne56
Wow...great video and commentary. Having...

Wow...great video and commentary.

Having done a couple of longish ocean passages on 40' and 52' monohulls but only sailed a cruising cat in island-hopping mode, I'm impressed! When you say that a...
Forum: Boat Reviews 09-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,701
Posted By wayne56
In my experience, progressing though dingies,...

In my experience, progressing though dingies, daysailors, pocket cruisers and now sharing a 33' Hunter on Lake Ontario, the 26' to 30' range would be a good size for a first keelboat. Manageable,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By wayne56
Thanks for the PM. Here are a few more thoughts...

Thanks for the PM. Here are a few more thoughts about sailing resources and strategies in the Toronto area that might be useful....

-Canadian Power Squadron (CPS) for general boating, navigation...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By wayne56
Aruba to ?? Capatain required

If you are still looking, please send me a Sailnet private message, we can discuss further. I sail for the pleasure, not for the money...however, I'm not a certified captain, so if this is an...
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