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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,266
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

Excellent top 5 tips. Thanks for sharing. Totally agree.

1. Keep sail plan simple is a must especially at nite, even it means it will go slower. When wind picks at night, darkness and stiff...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,684
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

The problem is for an old boat, you can put as much as money into her, you won't get back. So $20K boat and put another $20K in, it is still a $20 K boat.

Be wise and work out all scenarios and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,684
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

This may be off the topic, but is related to the other threads that you started.

It was not clear to me what is your ultimate goal in the next two to three years in sailing. If the objectives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,505
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Engine problem vs Improper functioning of the Prop

As I promised to keep the "good" folks on Sailnet informed about the fate of the diesel engine problem of the Chicken.

The lack of power and heavy smoke of the engine have been resolved. Bay...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 16,313
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

It will get easier the next time. When you reach landfall, you have a sense of accomplishment. Ability to taste the awesome of the sea, it humbles you and makes you a better man, priceless. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 7,411
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Modern day blue water sailboat?

Cute little salty boat of the yesteryear:

CONTESSA 26 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=601)

The new 30' boat is today's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,871
Posted By rockDAWG
Go Green, Cruisers!!!

I have my share of using AA and AAA batteries. In my other life, I use lot of them for camera flashes. To my surprise, there are not many sailors use them at all. Not sure why? I have been using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,462
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Mutiny has its reward, perhaps???

I am glad that I am not the owner, I don’t need to sweat in front the Custom of Jamaica. Don’t laugh, the owner filled out about 14 forms and I filled 6 forms because Captain B was so fed up, before...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,462
Posted By rockDAWG
Mutiny has its reward, perhaps???

I don't think so.

But hardship and raging sea will make us all better sailors. Perhaps it gives us more appreciation when kindness comes in our way.

This is my first delivery this year...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 185,551
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Post Note:
Shortly I got home. I heard from the news that tropical storm Floosie is on its way to Hilo. I guess Jake and I save the boat and her owners. :)

Hurricane Season 2013: Hawaii Braces...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 185,551
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Sorry for the delay. Wifey had work for me to do at home :)

Here is the second part and more stuff (pics and others) will follows
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Day 13, July 20
It was exhausted and very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 185,551
Posted By rockDAWG
Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

My crewing/captaining luck finally ran out on me, I was shaken but not broken. I need reinvent my luck to continue to sail the great ocean ours.

Here is my daily log while on board a 2002...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Out of the Dungeon and Back into the Light

Have we met, you look like Somebody That I Used to Know

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know feat. Violet - YouTube

:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2013
Replies: 454
Views: 33,918
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Just hang in there, Jim. Sun will shine again, the ocean await for you to enjoy. There is always a happy ending. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Sat Phone - Rent or Buy and which one

Hey Aaron, good to have you to chime in. Like OB said, which company you were dealing and what phone?
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