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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

I have been bashed by every mooring ball Ive ever been on. But as they are always transient I havent been able to solve the problem.

What about some sort of soft sock? Like a fender cover, or...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-13-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,072
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I think you have a right to say whatever you like. :) I dont think its too critical for you to say you think some are too critical of Charlottes "hysteria". Mind you, I dont remember reading that...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,072
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

My preventer is just two bits of rope that come down to the amidships mooring cleats, not the toe rail.

Then at the boom I have some very thin lanyard, 96 kg breaking strain, thats looped twice....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,072
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

A gybe when the main is prevented puts the boat on its ear. Or racing with a shy kite and it broaches puts the boat on its ear.
Both are bloody scary to the uninitiated! Until someone lets go the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 1,766
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

No, the boat should have tethers. But it wouldnt hurt to ask if he has a harness for you.

So if you can keep yourself warm and dry he shoudl keep you safe.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,760
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I dont know about the specifics of those areas, but i can tell you a bit about solo sailing off shore at night.

You can do it in one big non sleeping stint.... But the chances are you will be too...
Forum: Electronics 04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 1,911
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Entry level AIS?

Just one more pont before I leave ya alone...

Have a look at that screenshot in my previous post....

Consider yourself in that situation but 20 minutes previous (the length of the stick outta...
Forum: Electronics 04-20-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 1,911
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Complete Nav set up for $1,000

Ok here is the system I am using and that you can get for $1,000 with the odd proviso...

I guess every boat has a VHF and mast head antenna so they are not factored in. Everyone has a laptop or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Strength Training for Sailors

I go to the gym most days when near one.

The trick is to do weights and cardio. One weights per week and five cardio.

I want my heart rate up to 150bpm for 20 minutes 5 days per week....
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,076
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dropping the hook for the here ok?

I used Active Captain on my i-useless-pad and found it excellent for the ICW.

Updated continually be people just before you the information is great. I dont think I ever came across wrong...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-10-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 9,329
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Yeah. He turned deliberately as he said in the tv interview to chase hurricanes and get the wind behind him. He had no intention, by the looks, of staying to the east of it. If he had he would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Confronting Fear

I enjoy sailing at night. Very much so with a moonless night as the stars are wonderful.

Its just the same as daytime sailing, in several ways easier... You can see ships and boats further off...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

You dont get the boat till 6pm?
Well that SUX!! So you will have to spend the night on their dock?

Right, well, they may allow you to scoot around to,a very close anchorage, only a few hundred...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 128,504
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Vastly more than this thread suggests. I have been out for 5 years.
My outgoings projected for the boat this year to upgrade and maintain is close to $15,000. $20,000 if i want a few luxuries like a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,698
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

My longest solo passage has been 30 days when were wasnt any wind trans atlantic. It was still easy, i didnt go more bonkers than i was before. I got a bit bord by the end but mainly with food, not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,429
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Purchase an ex charter boat

I've circumnavigated on mine.

They are great. No one has ever got on my boat and said: "oh, I see its an ex-charter boat".

The sails were fine, the genoa lasted the whole circ, the main...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Team sinks two pirate ships :)

What a gross and disgusting thing to say
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 5,917
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

Because a shackle wont go through the gypsy.
So when the C link comes up through the gypsey I shackle the one foot long bit of chain losely either side of the C link. It takes a slim shackle to go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 21,825
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

You can't when peanuts just extol their BS in multiples of posts. The morons win the day as they so often do on the internet.

Sorry, Faster, I know you try, but the reason Moderators can't control...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 21,825
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Ummmm. No, 3 alleged perps are in Jail.

They will suffer the full letter of their country's justice system. The two attacked are not shying away from their witness responsibilities and their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 90,621
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Show me your sailboat's interior

Benteau 393, 39 foot, 2001.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 7,516
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Does anyone work on the Internet while sailing?

If that is $40 per month everyone would be using it. Thats what I pay for crap wifi.
I understand broadband like that on boats is $5,000 per month.

Ring them and find out what the catch is.
Forum: Provisioning 09-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Weird food from around the world

One of the news papers have a nice series of photos of food from around the world you can provisioon with!

bf6396ca-ecfa-11e2-a799-ec5c9dace08a | World's weirdest fast foods |
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: The economics of sailing around the world

I agree.
But if you want to do more than just one ocean then you 'must' circumnavigate (Unless you want to sell your boat in some foreign country; or buy in a foreign country)

For example: If I...
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