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Forum: Chartering   03-24-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
copacabana, Indeed I need this one last post #10...

copacabana, Indeed I need this one last post #10 before I can send a pm.
Forum: Chartering   03-24-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
Rancho, Are you saying you have only motored...

Rancho, Are you saying you have only motored around? With main sail up? I'm not expecting a 30 knot rail down beat to windward but I'd like more than 3 knots!!!
Forum: Chartering   03-24-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
Mark, I would LOVE a cruising guide. Is it in...

Mark, I would LOVE a cruising guide. Is it in English? I can handle basic Spanish but will have to look up Portuguese. Fortunately I have the Yachtsman's TEN Language Dictionary and guess what? ...
Forum: Chartering   03-19-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
I thought I had the crew convinced. However,...

I thought I had the crew convinced. However, someone likened steering a group of women as an effort with about the same results as herding cats. Now they are talking about the Caribbean but I think...
Forum: Chartering   03-16-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
I have met with crew and they have two concerns:...

I have met with crew and they have two concerns: one is regarding lack of wind. Understanding that there is no guarantee regarding weather but are there some general guidelines? Are there mountains...
Forum: Chartering   03-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
Mark, I wrote a detailed reply last night but it...

Mark, I wrote a detailed reply last night but it appears to have been gobbled up. Computers &^%#*!!! Gist was there are two boats available from booking agent - Beneteau 473 and Bavaria 49. I...
Forum: Chartering   03-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
You have convinced me (along with my research);...

You have convinced me (along with my research); now I must convince crew (great food counts). I found article in May 2002 issue of SAIL providing me with good overview as well as suggested NGA...
Forum: Chartering   03-11-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 15,894
Posted By MAD
Ladyhawke, I have had great success with ginger....

Ladyhawke, I have had great success with ginger. I always travel with crystalized ginger - the kind you get in produce section with oriental foods. It is tastier than fresh ginger and not as hot. ...
Forum: Chartering   03-11-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
Thank you so much for suggestions. I've been...

Thank you so much for suggestions. I've been doing a bit more research. Flight times and expense may be a factor. Sixteen hours to Rio vs a minimum of 21 to Brisbane. I did find a charter agent...
Forum: Chartering   03-11-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By MAD
Froeign Charters

I'm looking for a foreign charter location in September, preferably in a non-euro country for a group of seven who like their creature comforts on a monohull sailboat (45 - 50' range) but would...
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