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Search: Posts Made By: chuck5499
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 46 Minutes Ago
Replies: 386
Views: 36,381
Posted By chuck5499
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

We put our 6 years of cost data out here someplace but this forum will not take excel data so someone put it on but it hard to use.

When we were in the Caribbean we spent between $2,500 and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

We don't have a car. We have a sailboat and i 8 years visited several hundred ports and anchor off and dink in and almost never pay to tie up the dink. Most people look at cruisers as someone coming...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

I do not remember as it has been a while but it was based on length of the dink. The only other time I can remember paying for a dink was in Treasure Cay in the Bahamas but they gave us free water,...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

We sailed in a number of years ago and anchored near the submarine. Then launched the dink and found we needed a costly permit to tie up anywhere and i mean anywhere. So we got one for 24 hours and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By chuck5499
Re: 6 years of cost data

Sorry the file did not come through. I tried 2 times to post it but it would not go. Can someone give me a hand with an excel file that is about 25kb? It is summarized so not to big but i can not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By chuck5499
6 years of cost data

Here is 6 years of cost data from full time liveaboard/cruisers. ALL expenses are included. This past year we sailed the Med so our marina costs went up a bit but our insurance went down as our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,160
Posted By chuck5499
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Last time we haules was in Carricou. We have a small sander on board and i started sanding and it was hot and i was soaked when the admiral came down and took one look and said enough - get one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,160
Posted By chuck5499
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

We paid a lot this year and are not done. Just after arriving in our winter home in Tunisia i was changing out the anchor rode and ripped a shoulder tendon muscle. Surgery with 2 screws and 2...
Forum: Weather 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

Do you have a wind speed indicator on your boat at the top of the mast??? If not get one and yes it will be a bit expensive but very useful when sailing.

As for the wx station we got a weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

We got some from West Marine - not sure they even make them but we found them warm and reasonably comfortable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

[QUOTE=MarkofSeaLife;2588113]Yes, avoid cold weather, winter, storms, machine guns, illegal immigrants.

There are no safe countries in North Africa. Tunisia last night had an ISIS attack.


...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By chuck5499
Re: sailing Panama

Not sure where you are sailing from? If in the Carib and from the north your first port will be Bocas. Very stright forward and like checking into any other country.

The only quirk is in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Disagree with the North Africa. This is our 2nd winter in Tunisia and there is no theft, graft, gun assults, ect here. The same for Morocco. But of course Libya is a bit of a mess and probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Well i can only tell you what we did last summer. We left Port Yasmine Hammamet Tunisia and sailed to Sardinia, over to Rome, down to Messina Straits, across to Albania, up to Montenegro and on to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Preventing chafe of rode on bow cleat...

We tie to a dock all winter and this winter has been bad with 3-4 weeks of winds between 25 and 45k so a lot of pressure on it. We do not loop it but tie it off on both ends. Looping with cause the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

We went into Brunswick Landing on a long sail back from Bahamas to clear in, rest and get ready for a run north. We got in and cleared customs and the next day got a call that we had a family...
Forum: News Feeds 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Coast Guard rescues four from sailboat off of North Carolina coast - WECT-TV6

Another one! Does anyone in the USA check weather anymore or are they just so macho that they can take on any weather and safety be d#$%ed. This is just the height of stupidity and arrogance.
...
Forum: News Feeds 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Father, Son Rescued From Disabled Sailboat in Winter Storm - ABC News

Now this is stupid. Everyone in the entire world knew this storm was coming so these idoits decided to go play and endanger themselves and the Coast Guard who now must come and rescue them.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,666
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Not sure where you have sailed but in the USA we generally did not have an issue but still we did use a stainless steel cable with a strong lock. But if someone wants your dink they will take it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By chuck5499
Re: More newbie questions

I think somewhere along the way you mentioned that your wife was going to sail with you.

I again would suggest an asa sailing class for the both of you at the same time as the instrutctor if...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Ship-to-Shore radio (handheld or wired)

Wow you guys really get into the minutia don't you and i guess for those coloring within the lines that works.

We are cruisers we don't color inside the lines so we could give a rats behind what...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By chuck5499
Re: North Carolina to Key Biscayne, FL

If staying in the ICW the entire time? We averaged about 50nm a day. Sometimes more sometimes less.

Suggestion: we go as far as Beaufort, NC then duck in and out of the ocean and make a lot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

Surprisingly enough we got a Stanley rechargable light a few years ago and it works great. Takes a 12v charge as if primary sales are for autos, can go underwater to a depth of 10m i think and we...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Ship-to-Shore radio (handheld or wired)

A couple of thoughts.

First great on the cell phone if someone answers and you are close enough to a tower and that someone who answers can then call someone close to you to get help in a timely...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Hello from Connecticut

Welcome. We bought SoulMates from Ted Novakowski at Sound Yachts in Brewer Yard in Westbrook. If there or by there he is a great guy, excruiser, knows boats and the sound. Without his help we...
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