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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: First Trip!

6 days is a quick trip for novices with so much to see in that area. I'd focus on a couple of places--maybe just Friday Harbor and Stuart Island. Stuart Island has two anchorage areas, Reid and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: NMEA Frustration

Can't help with your current setup but love the new ICOM DSC/Ais radio we put in with AIS that overlays on the chartplotter. At the time of purchase, I assumed it had a built in GPS (it didn't) so it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   06-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Sequim to Seattle - Novice Sailor, Advice Needed

Look at your charts and steer clear of Pt. Wilson near Pt. Townsend--it can get real nasty there and in a 28 ft boat, I'd want to avoid it. We left for Swiftsure crossing on what seemed like flat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: My New MOB Procedure

I'm following this and the other thread with interest. I posted earlier this year with questions regarding MOB recovery due to a fatality that occurred during a racing event here. What is important...
Forum: Racing   04-02-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By joyinPNW
Scatchet Head Race 2015

Here's some footage from a few weeks ago--we were not on this boat, nor were we racing there. This is the Seattle to Whidbey Island area and it was blowing! Two boats dismasted, and many blown...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 7,100
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Interesting thread! My husband probably had similar questions 5 years ago when he wanted me to start sailing with him on a small sailboat we had purchased. I'd go out with him once a week, but the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,446
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

--my first thought as i read the description of personality changes.

I'm so sorry and I'd prepare myself for other random acts that could endanger your boat there.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, what’s your next move?

May I suggest a recent book that goes into great detail about boat designs that make one vs another suitable for bluewater vs coastal sailing, along with safety discussions...great read by a long...
Forum: Racing   12-05-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 12,549
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

Agreed. But, these comments are nothing compared with other forums I've read where people are generally viciously unkind. It's disheartening and prevents many of us from learning actual lessons. I...
Forum: Racing   12-04-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 12,549
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I never want to be in that position. Ever. That video was scary and absolutely painful to watch. And, rather than the usual blame game, I'd love to learn more of what led them to overlook their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,810
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Black Water Thru-Hull Location

I'm a little late in suggesting this but I have the same boat, circa 1991, and Ward from Beneteau in S.C. is a great resource for specific design questions or locations of thru-hulls, etc. I believe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,283
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

We were in Florida just a week before he departed and went out of our way to travel to St. Augustine to get a glimpse of the boat, which, as it turns out, was not at a public dock. We had to do some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: International Transaction Fee

Bank of America has a newer credit card called their "Travel Rewards" visa with no transaction fees plus it has the chip on it that many countries require. I use it exclusively when traveling...
Forum: Racing   11-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Route Du Rhum Race 2014

I'm trying to follow this race and I wish I spoke French! It's hard to follow all the articles but it looks mighty exciting!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-31-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,522
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What boat for a 10-15 year trip?

May I suggest reading John Kretschmer's new book, Sailing a Serious Ocean. He goes into great detail on the considerations for choosing one boat over another, depending on what your needs are. If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Dropped my water fill cap.

Where are you in the PNW? Isn't there anyone in your club there that can quickly don a wetsuit and retrieve it at 20 ft, or during the lowest tide?

You're not the only dufus-we recently dropped a...
Forum: Racing   10-31-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Jack- wondering if there are times when you would/should use the motor, rather than try to recover by sailing? I'm reading John Kretschmer's new book and he says to never even attempt to recover a...
Forum: Racing   10-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

@Minnesail-the crewmember who was picked up by the 26ft boat was able to pull himself up onto the boat which is a feat I cannot imagine given the waves but he is also in great physical condition and...
Forum: Racing   10-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Great products listed! Looking at the McMurdo or ACR Aqualink. The AIS alternative that Jackdale recommended makes sense if you have a crew that can pick you up with the boat you came off of, but I'm...
Forum: Racing   10-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

@paul- yes, we wear and require PFD's on our boat. My question wasn't a judgement on the fatality that occurred, rather it had me consider other scenarios where locating someone might be aided by...
Forum: Racing   10-28-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Just for clarification: I'm not suggesting this device would have saved this man's life, but it's got me thinking about safety in general and for me, what I take on the water here may make a (small...
Forum: Racing   10-28-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

@MedSailor- here's the link to the race:sailboat racing death (http://www.nwyachting.com/2014/10/tragic-sailing-death-south-sound/)

@CapnRuss-I have that handheld but it's bulky. I'd like a small...
Forum: Racing   10-28-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Thanks for the replies- those nautilus devices look like what I have in mind. I'd like to see some reviews.

I'm surprised that there aren't more simple, clip-on, affordable tags to quickly locate...
Forum: Racing   10-27-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By joyinPNW
Anyone wear a PLB?

We had a sailboat race this weekend in the PNW where a boat capsized and three people went into the water. A front came in fast and hard causing them to go over. 2 were recovered. Sadly, one was not....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Urgent shaft seal question

I'm curious--how old is the shaft seal? Did you burp it when you dropped in the water at the beginning of the season? Did you lube it?
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