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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 185,316
Posted By Johnno
I heard your boat was for sale. Where is she? ...

I heard your boat was for sale. Where is she?

cheers
Johnno
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-02-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,993
Posted By Johnno
Jeff H has done it again

Deleted as a personal attack. Personal Attacks are not permitted within forum rules.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-19-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 21,014
Posted By Johnno
The April article in Boat Owner (the British Mag)...

The April article in Boat Owner (the British Mag) relating to the loss of Maquini sadly reignites the issues that I raised previously.

Moquini was a 43 foot South African yacht which was found...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Johnno
What items would I take cruising?

Sasha,

I gotta tell you your post made me smilel!

The truth is we'd all love several of those nubile things on board to keep us happy. That's the dream. Sadly though the reality just isn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-19-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 11,356
Posted By Johnno
Pros/cons of winged keels

CB,

I know this is a late post but this may assist people reading it even now.

All the posts to date have made valid points. And your query is not uncommon. Ultimately the decision is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 21,014
Posted By Johnno
unsinkability

It was interesting reading the responses to what I posted before my last trip to the Pacific.

Essentially my post was to warn intending buyers that the concept of unsinkability was not all it is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 21,014
Posted By Johnno
the concept of unsinkable yachts

Jeff,


I would be interested to know what you say the apparent implication of the post was?

Over simplification is one thing but I am not too sure that we are on the same wave length.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 21,014
Posted By Johnno
the concept of unsinkable yachts

If you are in the market to buy a new yacht then think long hard before you part with your hard earned dollars or pounds or whatever before you lay them down for a boat that makes a claim to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-25-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 7,405
Posted By Johnno
Blue Water a Catalina 28 tall?

Sorry Larry but if you have to ask the question then you have a problem.

Not inherently because of your choice of boat but your lack of experience and lack of confidence in your boat.
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Forum: Living Aboard   06-25-2005
Replies: 237
Views: 96,099
Posted By Johnno
Who''''s living on what??

Hi,

This thread is a bit old now but for anyone thinking of liveaboard life there is a lot of very good information in the posts.

My advice for what it is worth after many years of living...
Forum: Provisioning   06-25-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 5,234
Posted By Johnno
Storing foods

Well Tammy it is good to see you are coming to this fine country. And tell your husband "good on yer mate" from me.

There is some very good information on what you need in Annie Hill''s book....
Forum: Provisioning   06-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 5,316
Posted By Johnno
REFRIGERATION

Yes I have a suggestion Jim, consider doing without the refrigeration.

Boat refrigeration is inherently wasteful of energy. If you are only doing coastal cruising that''s probably fine but in that...
Forum: Provisioning   06-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4,571
Posted By Johnno
2nd day meals

Hi,

Nobody has mentioned pressure cookers I notice.

Pressure cookers are not only the microwave of the cruiser but also a way of sealing food from the previous day so that it keeps in a safe...
Forum: Provisioning   06-25-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 2,973
Posted By Johnno
a good food idea

Hi Tegolin,

You are right Parmeson is one of those cheeses that does keep well without refrigeration.

In fact when provisioning it is best to look at those fresh fruits and vegetables that do...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-11-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By Johnno
OK, you’ve made the decision

wpsimas,

Selling all the stuff is the easy part and the posts have covered that well enough. The thing is it took a while to collect all that stuff and you will never replace it for what you get....
Forum: Living Aboard   05-11-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 8,421
Posted By Johnno
Life aboard a 24'''' sloop?

Deryk,

You are right you really don''t really need that much room to liveaboard on your own. But the previous post is right - we can convince ourselves of anything - experiencing the real thing is...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-10-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 13,484
Posted By Johnno
Onboard shower

Tee,

I would read all the responses carefully because there is something of value in all of them.

My comment is a general one based on years of experience. Call me old fashioned but showers...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,724
Posted By Johnno
ETAP- any good?

The truth is there is nothing particularly unique about ETAP boats. In fact I am not convinced that in the USA they hold their value either. Other boats notably Saddlers in the UK have "unsinability"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-10-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 2,450
Posted By Johnno
the ideal crusing yacht

The topic is as varied as sailors themselves but the reality is that there are some things that are common to them all - an understanding of boats and what they are intended for.

Everyone comes to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-28-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By Johnno
Big smile for our first little cruise

Well Allen,

If enthusiasm counts for anything you certainly scored top marks there. I admired your candor too!

All of us had to start somewhere and it is easy to be blase and forget some of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-24-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,548
Posted By Johnno
25 foot boat cruising

What I suggest is that you have a look at my post on the site "second thoughts on a cruising yachts" or similar on this Board. There is too much fiction being peddled on the Net that masquerades as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-24-2004
Replies: 44
Views: 11,044
Posted By Johnno
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

Hi,

After your good post I was hoping to read some informative stuff. Regrettably not so and you just got all the usual bias.

Maybe one day we will be able to get somebody who has done...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-22-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 10,498
Posted By Johnno
Second Thoughts on the Ideal Cruising Boat

Hi Stede,

What you put on this board is quite interesting and judging by the responses it has raised quite a bit of comment too.

Hmmmmm.....so what is the ideal cruising yacht? After reading...
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