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Search: Posts Made By: svzephyr44
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,319
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

The coat is cheap compared to the "mate" in it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: World ARC

I too have run into the World ARC on my travels. It does seem that they are in a hurry - it is about getting around the world, not smelling the roses. They do overwhelm small ports.

I think people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: clearing in and out of the USA for a non-USA Citizen

Having been down this path (see post above) a couple of comments:
1) There is no restriction on a foreign national legally in the United States crewing on a boat. They can not enter via a private...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By svzephyr44
re: clearing in and out of the USA for a non-USA Citizen

I strongly encourage you to read this:
Sailing - Reboot (USA 60493): The $4,500 Visa Saga (Not the Credit Card, the United States B-2 visitors visa)...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Wave direction Off shore?

Without taking away from what everyone has said so far:

Wave patterns are different depending upon what ocean you find yourself. You mentioned the Atlantic. Notwithstanding the pointers to the...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By svzephyr44
Unhappy SCS PTC-IIex Modem Problem

My modem has suddenly started to act up.

1) Power on, everything normal.
2) Connect to modem (57,000,N,8,1) all the lights on the modem go out.
3) No connection possible.
I am using a bluetooth...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 831
Posted By svzephyr44
Exclamation Crazy FREE Maps/Charts

One of the smaller blessings of traveling by boat in the United States is that all the necessary nautical charts are free. Most everywhere else in the world obtaining digital charts is equivalent to...
Forum: Weather 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,441
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Rallies again.

HAHA

I did my first solo offshore in 2009!

I agree. I am a different sailor too. Older!

Smarter?

Fair winds and following seas:)
Forum: Weather 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,441
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Rallies again.

How did he know?

Fair winds and following seas :)
Forum: Weather 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,441
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Rallies again.

Only if:
1) They can't read a weather forecast like Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather (http://passageweather.com/)
or
2) They are "immensely ...
Forum: Weather 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,441
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Rallies again.

Interesting that you bring this up. I am currently at JEB Little Creek in Virginia Beach, just down the water from Portsmouth, VA. Between the Carib1500, Salty Dawg, and snow bird contingents there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 8,698
Posted By svzephyr44
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Boat Insurance Rant

The cost difference between US companies (Boat US, Progressive, etc.) underwriting for boats operated only in the US and those companies that do international and blue water coverage is significant....
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Nav Light Location

It is worthwhile to remember "height of eye." Visibility is blocked by the curvature of the earth. The closer the lights are to sea level (and the observer too!) the closer one has to be to see the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Nav Light Location

Keep in mind that the COLREGS require you to have "side lights" not a "bow light." You can put the lights anywhere you want including on the stern as long as they are visable from dead ahead to 22.5...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Amp gauges?

Most likely one is AC amps (0-25) and the other is DC amps (0-100)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Medicines During Cruising

Although I can not help you on specifics I would share a story.
I am a heart patient. When I left the US for Europe I ran out of heart meds. Any attempt to get them shipped from the US was, for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Sailing to NYC

The 2014 Macy's fireworks are in the East River. There is no place to anchor in the East River. Currents are severe. The police will be out full force to protect the fireworks barges. In a nutshell...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,590
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: USCG Boarding Procedures

Found it!

http://www.uscg.mil/proceedings/summer2009/articles/29_Rasicot,%20Cunnigham_Coast%20Guard%20Boardings.pdf
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,590
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: USCG Boarding Procedures

I concur with the advice above. Ask what they want you to do, tell them your concerns. Usually they will be in a RIB so the need for fenders in minimal. Also after boarding the boat will usually veer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Contract for voluteer crew

I got lost in the detail but:

Hell no I would not sign it!

1) Presuming the Captain is getting paid I would expect he/she would carry insurance for anything that happened to the boat. You are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: boat for tall sailor

My Catalina 42 has an interior headroom of 6' 7" which is good as I am 6' 6"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,285
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

[Thread Hijack]
Dave - is there a sub-forum or forum for SSCA? I can't find it.
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Forum: Cruising Videos 10-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What is the Ocean Cruising Club?

A British based ocean cruising organization. Full membership requires a passage of at least 1,000 NM (as Captain or crew.) The club also organizes several rallies (groups of sailboats cruising in...
Forum: Chartering 10-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Dominica

At the southwest corner of the island is Soufirere Bay. There are mooring balls here - not in the part that is protected waters. You do pay the local hotel for use. The other thing to learn - bus and...
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