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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Can a USCG Masters license help pay my way sailing around the globe on my own ves

Never hurts to have a license. My Hispanic wife gets tremendous credibility from having a Master's license through out the world but especially in the Hispanic Caribbean, it even helped when we were...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Checking in...

Welcome...Crew members on Moon Dancer have sailed over 30,000 man-miles and the older we get more we take crew on the longer harder legs like Tonga to New Zealand...Next couple of years New Zealand...
Forum: Chartering   2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: BVI: When and where considerations

A little cooler in March but still lovely compared to the NE. I like CYOA their base is just a few miles from the airport in St Thomas so much more convenient than the BVI. Good supermarket which...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Crossing the Pacific in a Liveaboard?

We are about 2/3's of the way across the Pacific and will complete the run to New Zealand in the next 8-10 weeks. There are several smaller boats in the present crossing cycle and they do not appear...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Planning a distance sail. Need opinions.

Picking weather windows is now fairly easy and reliable...We have done 1,000 nm trips to and from the Caribbean that could have been done on a Hobie Cat! Just stay out of the wide off-shore parts of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Buying a boat with deck delam

In April we were about 300 nm behind 'Nivana Now' when she sank on a Pacific crossing.

End events of S/Y NIRVANA NOW | Breaking Free (

The Pacific is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Bareboat certification?

We were in the Moorings and Sun Sail base in Raietea near Bora Bora in French Polynesis 2 days ago. THey had 30 charter boats sitting idle...They want a resume of sailing experience but I am sure a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,546
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

My wife and I, both in our 60's, are about to sail 1,300 nm DW from Boara Bora to Tonga...A pole and Raymarine...Like Jon the only sensible way to do the journey!
Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Cruising Costs

Very realistic and does not include boat depreciation which adds $10-20,000 per year to the true cost. We spend less on marinas and medical now that we get Medicare (me) and Obamacare (Nell) but more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

These cute fuel polishing systems do not cure the fundamental problem that exists in 25 yr-old boats that have an inch of accumulated sediment at the bottom of the tanks. I have seen several boats,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,546
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

If you go long distances, short-handed, then a pole make sense...My wife and I have run with a pole and a preventer on the main for 3 and 4 days at a time and never touched the sails. Best run ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Actual maintenance experience.

For many years I sailed and enjoyed minimalist boats but when my wife, who thinks staying at the Holiday Inn is roughing it, wanted to go cruising full-time all changed. We now have all those...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Please help me not make a mistake:)

Keep a boat up north and charter in the Caribbean or even smarter just stay here...Bitter End Yacht Club - Home (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,103
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Catalina 30', How seaworthy?

We are out here in Tahiti with the boats crossing the Pacifica and 95%+ have show common sense and good seamanship...In 4 months in French Polynesia we have only met 2 boats where common sense was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,103
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Catalina 30', How seaworthy?

We are in Tahiti having just sailed there from Panama. There are about 400 boats crossing the Pacific this year and we 'know' about 150 of them. Of the 150: one sank, one lost its rig, one lost its...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-03-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Ready to learn!!


Just remember that there is an hour fixing and cleaning for every hour sailing...The only people invited back on our boat are the ones that offer to fix something before they leave.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,924
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Anchoring Etiquette?

We anchor at least 300 nights per year which means that last night was our 2,000th night at anchor in the 300th different location between Nova Scotia and Tahiti. In the last 7 years have only had...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Hello blue water sailors!

Berth available Aug, Sept and Oct on Moon Dancer a well equipped Tayana 55...Tahiti to New Zealand. All boat and food expenses paid by cruising couple with a combined 75,000 blue water miles.

Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Yorksailor
Tahiti to New Zealand

Moon Dancer is a well equipped Tayana 55 which has just completed an uneventful passage from Panama to French Polynesia.

Skipper has 50,000 blue water miles and professional sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Emergency tiller

Cut tiller short so that it clears the wheel and drill for a shackle.

Run a line each side from the shackle out to a block on the rail.

Run the line each side back to the center spoke on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-08-2015
Replies: 3,452
Views: 958,368
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Nuka Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia after a 33 day passage from Panama.

Beer is $3-4 a can and Jack Daniels is $78/bottle in the 7/11! Fortunately we took on 25 cases of beer as emergency...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,900
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

Neither scenario is stressful...good boat(Tayana 55), solid skipper (my wife) and a good crew/mechanic (me) the only stress is fixing things before we go...Once off the dock all stress disappears!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,154
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

It has always intrigued me... in the litigious USA...Do the owners of the Forum have any legal liability when they provide a platform for the recruiting of 'innocents' for a clearly dangerous and ill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,541
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Is it getting more crowded out there?

It is only crowded if you go where everyone else wants to go and have a need to anchor every night! Travel says that Marathon is full but you could anchor 100's of boats outside the harbor and on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,230
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Anybody ever go too big?

I am 66 and my wife 60, we sail a Tayana 55 and we are about to cross the Pacific...We plan to get roller reefing on the main when I am 80!

My wife and I sail her easily in heavy weather but the...
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