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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By kmeeks
My Availability - now looking for After November 4th

I've received a request for a 3rd contract extension for my consulting services with a current client - so it looks like shortly after November 4th will be my earliest available date.

Kelvin
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By kmeeks
Seeking Crew Opportunities after May 6th...

I'm wrapping up my latest client consulting project (in Phoenix, AZ) - and will be looking for crewing opportunities after May 6th.

I have over miles 1,600 sailing experience, single-handed my...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-26-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 9,242
Posted By kmeeks
I received an inquiry today by private message -...

I received an inquiry today by private message - and thought I would post my reply here...just a little bit of an update...


Hello,

Thanks for writing.

I am currently working on client...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-14-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,134
Posted By kmeeks
Cruising Preparation - $$$

Hello,

I completed a 5 month cruise in May of this year - having left L.A. January 3rd - and sailed South to Mexico.

Forgive me if I missed something in your post - but my recommendation is to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-15-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 854
Posted By kmeeks
S/V Renaissance departing La Paz Mexico

Hello,

S/V Renaissance, a 32 ft. Islander, will be departing La Paz soon...heading for Mazatlan...and then turning south toward P.V. and Acapulco.

I''m open to taking on one or two crew members...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-28-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By kmeeks
S/V Renaissance in La Paz

Hello,

I''m open to taking on a crew member or two possibly...

I''m in La Paz at the moment...have plans to cruise the Sea of Cortez, the Gold Coast of Mexico, and possibly heading as far South...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,884
Posted By kmeeks
Transmission Engages while in neutral...?

I''m observing a curious behavior with my diesel engine...

I pull the throttle out while in neutral and push it forward to set a higher RPM before starting my engine...this is just one of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By kmeeks
ideas for mounting wind generator on a 32 ft. sloop

Hi,

I''m looking for suggestions on hardware to mount a wind generator on a space-limited boat.

I''ve looked at an $895 wind generator at West Marine (Kiss brand, I think) - which can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,723
Posted By kmeeks
ideas for mounting solar panels on a 32 ft. sloop

Hi,

I''m hoping some of you may know of some web sites where I can find interesting ideas on mounting solar panels on a space-limited boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,985
Posted By kmeeks
Pacific Coast - Central America Ports?

I will be departing LA soon for a 6 month cruise to Mexico and the Pacific Coast of Central America.

Does anyone have good recommendations for places to anchor or good ports to visit in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-06-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 6,390
Posted By kmeeks
New Dufour 34

I was recently aboard a 34 while at the Long Beach Boat Show.

I liked it better than the comparable Hunter, Catalina, and Beneteaus that were being displayed.

It seemed to be of better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By kmeeks
mysterious leak

I had a mysterious leak at one point aboard my sailboat - turned out the stuffing box for the rudder post needed to be repacked.

I initially tightened the nuts - but after one afternoon of sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By kmeeks
Documentation and title search

I''m in the process of getting my vessel documented. The fee is $133 + $8 per page of your sales agreement.

I called their office and spoke to a clerk who told me it can take up to two months to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 9,340
Posted By kmeeks
my boat stinks

When I moved aboard my boat last year - it had just had a new head installed. During a trip to Catalina - I used it for the first time...using seawater to flush with...

Soon after I realized that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By kmeeks
Lin & Larry Pardey are back!

Its my understanding that the first boat, Seraffyn was boat in B.C. - Talesin, the 2nd larger boat was built in CA.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-13-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By kmeeks
VHF license for foreign waters

I just recently paid the fees and received my Restricted Radio Telephone Operator Lic. ($50).

I also submitted the application for a Ships Radio Station License ($200 application fee)

and also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-12-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 6,020
Posted By kmeeks
First boat: Ericson 27 or Catalina 27?

Hi John,

Before giving you my opinion - I want to be clear that I view Jeff as a guru on most topics - so this is just my guy-on-the-street quality level input.

Last summer I spent a fair bit...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-10-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By kmeeks
Liability Insurance for crusing in Mexico

I just read a blurb in BoatUS magazine last night about a liability insurance requirement for cruising in Mexico...

Does anyone have any info on this requirement?

What did you pay? Which...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-21-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By kmeeks
Boat buying and learing to sail

You obviously didn''t read my message very well - I pointed out two opportunities.

#1 - sea scouts

#2 - auctions by the marina staff

Regardless, getting a good deal is capitalism. As long...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-20-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By kmeeks
Boat buying and learing to sail

I have found some very interesting possible boats at the Sea Scout base in Marina Del Rey and in Newport Beach - I suspect you may have similiar opportunities in your area.

Within the last two...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-20-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,726
Posted By kmeeks
Cal 27 Sailor needed - Los Ang. Area

Hi Brian,

Contact me via email at kelvin_meeks at yahoo dot com

I''m in the Redondo Beach area.

I''m the skipper of a 32 ft. Islander - and have sailed a couple of 25-28 footers over the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By kmeeks
Sailing small

Read John Guzzwell''s adventure aboard Trekka a 20 ft. ketch he built.

Also...checkout the story about a modified Triton:
www.yachtatom.com

I would also look at a 28 or 32 ft. Westsail

The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By kmeeks
Sailing small

Read John Guzzwell''s adventure aboard Trekka a 20 ft. ketch he built.

Also...checkout the story about a modified Triton:
www.yachtatom.com

I would also look at a 28 or 32 ft. Westsail

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,258
Posted By kmeeks
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Another possibility may be loose fuel line fitting that is allowing the introduction of air.

Are there hose clamps in place?
Forum: Living Aboard   08-06-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 9,242
Posted By kmeeks
Reflections After One Year Living Aboard

Last year in August of 2002 I bought and moved aboard a 1971 32 ft. Islander. I''ve been tied to the dock for the last year her in Southern California at the King Harbor Marina - and have a few...
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