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Forum: Provisioning   05-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

I'll at a vote for the Boat Galley website by Carolyn Shearlock. Very informative. I have the Magma stackable pans with non-stick coating, removable handles, and really like them. I use a large...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,670
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Congratulations! We started on a Seafarer 30 and never looked back. Agree with previous posters, especially about both of you being able to take on all roles on the boat. I read everything I could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2013
Replies: 1,185
Views: 86,613
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

yes, extremely lame. 'nuff said.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-26-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 6,778
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

We are on the Chesapeake, have a CQR with all chain rode (120 feet?) , use only hand signals, and generally 5:1, going to 7:1 if stronger winds expected. Agree with the statements that anchoring is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: BVI charter

So glad everything went well for you. Chartering in the Caribbean is such a great way to get in some sailing during the dog days of winter! The memories are worth every penny.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2013
Replies: 308
Views: 37,486
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

We echo all of the above, and send warm thoughts your way. Hope it gets better soon. You have many people pulling for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,143
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Boat Name Protocol ?

Yes, name it, but keep it two or three easily pronounceable syllables. You want someone to understand you and take you seriously when you hail on VHF. A friend who has a stupid punny name for their...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Knee Replacement

My sister was an active 50-something, triple black diamond skier and blew out her ACL. The choice was to live gingerly and not be as active, or replace it. She is now back to doing everything she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 9,070
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

We have this same grill on our 35 foot boat... works great, we like the attached cover, which you can also use as a windbreak when needed. No problems with it at all... things cook quickly, which is...
Forum: Chartering   03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,485
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

We just got back from 10 days in the BVI, chartered Horizon out of Nanny Cay. this was our third time in BVI. Most people do a general counter-clockwise approach because of the prevailing winds in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,773
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Chesapeake charter early August?

I'm replying rather late to this thread, but do think any of the plans for June in the Chesapeake would be great, on your own boat. If I were doing the week in August, I agree with others that New...
Forum: Caribbean   02-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: sailing BVIs in February for a week

for your first time make the first day's sail a short one to get used to the boat and get someplace nice quickly, eg Norman Island, or Deadman's Bay for the afternoon, then proceed to Cooper Island....
Forum: Caribbean   02-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: BVI -Ferry - St Thomas to Road Town

That is even easier. If you are spending the night in Charlotte Amalie, you will basically have the whole next day to get on a ferry... even if you miss one, there are many that go each day. And,...
Forum: Caribbean   02-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: BVI -Ferry - St Thomas to Road Town

agree with above. We have never made reservations, just take taxi to where you want to leave from, and take the next ferry. This year we'll be going from Red Hook to West End (charter is Horizon out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Reassurance and your thoughts?

"enjoy the experience and learn slowly about our boat and the techniques req'"
.... this is what it is all about. Go for it! For those of us who did not grow up sailing, this is what we all end up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,127
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Anybody have an e-reader?

I love reading, and the feel of a book in my hands. I also have a Nook, which does all it is supposed to do. The Nook is great for a small sail boat, as you can pre-load it with reading material and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2012
Replies: 219
Views: 17,789
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Sailing specific songs

Many songs by the great Van Morrison, including a personal favorite:
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic (Original Version) - YouTube

"Into the Mystic".... enjoy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Lewmar Folding Wheel

Love our 36" Lewmar folding wheel. One of the best improvements we've made to our Caliber 35LRC.... really frees up space in the cockpit,and don't want to be fooling around with re-installing the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: head problems

gladrags has a good point. We don't flush toilet paper either. We keep a small, COVERED wastebasket under the sink in the head, and all paper goes in that. Gets emptied regularly with the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 5,893
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: VHF Radio in the cockpit

agree with Jiminri and others.... VHF with DSC at nav station, RAM mike in cockpit. Works for us!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,682
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: First Boat - Pearson 26 vs Seafarer 26

our first boat was a 1980 Seafarer 30, which had been impeccably maintained. We liked the fin keel/skeg-hung rudder so much we looked for the same in our current boat. don't know how the 30 compares...
Forum: Chartering   11-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,488
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

so glad it worked out for you. Flotilla really is a great thing for first-time charterers, and your experience confirms that.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Thinking about upgrading...

"Lots of choices, but if you buy basic strong construction over "dock side condo" styling and quality, you will always be happier in the long run".

I really agree with this sentiment as you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By bobnpaula
status of Nichols Marina in Great Kills Harbor?

A friend's sailboat is still up on jackstands at Nichols Marina in Great Kills Harbor. He has not been able to drive into the park that the marina is located in, and having trouble getting any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By bobnpaula
Re: Lesson from Sandy

Everyone in the path of this storm made a decision on how to handle it for their boat, and their location. No one can predict the future, or the severity of any storm. Personally, we moved to a more...
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