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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Medical issues while cruising.

Guitarguy
It may depend on the specific foods or one's constitution. We have eaten 'street food' in a few dozen countries, including China, and have had only two occasions where we ended up with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By seaner97
At least potentially not. But it is most...

At least potentially not.
But it is most likely just a risk you'll have to live with if you choose to go. Your options seem to be body bag in a cockpit locker or stateroom or sea burial, preferably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Medical issues while cruising.

Try here.https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/travel-insurance-quote



Excellent coverage for both travel and medical insurace coverage. Very well regarded by international travelers....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Medical issues while cruising.

I was an ex islotated duty medic in the air force and back county emt in Idaho (vol basis) - so when we left 8 years ago at age 62 I put together my own first aid kits. We have been out now 8 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Medical issues while cruising.

Phil,

I'll share some of my wife's condition and see if it's pertinent to your research. When my son was born during the epidural his blood mixed with my wife's blood (how?) either way her blood...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Medical issues while cruising.

I will think more about specifics from our circumnav. For now, one thing that comes to mind is that an app would be much more useful than a web site. I imagine that the two could be structured in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By rckfd
Re: Medical issues while cruising.

Some precautionary things would be nice, like I didn't know about how you can get sick from eating reef fish. I was down I the Caribbean in 13 and 14 and pretty much lived on snapper and barracuda...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By outbound
I'm a cruiser and a retired neurologist with...

I'm a cruiser and a retired neurologist with boards in stroke, sleep and neuroepidemiology. Inspite of this training and trauma training I am woefully deficit in tropical medicine, dermatology and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-27-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 6,443
Posted By DounUnder
Re: Is it really a dream come true?

[QUOTE=Delezynski;3411697]

During our cruising we met many people who you will not see posting here. They are boat prisoners. They sold out and cast off with no bail out plan!!! I felt sorry for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-29-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 6,443
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Is it really a dream come true?

What? Do a bit of maths yourself.
He did a Pacific crossing that year.

I did 1 year the same, about 8,000nms and 2 years later did 15,000nms in a year.

:)


Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
'Uneventful' is perfect. Well done! As for home...

'Uneventful' is perfect. Well done! As for home made ice cream at sea... tell your wife I am single!

That NZ leg can get a bit scrappy, glad it went well for you.

Mark
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   08-01-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,226
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

AGMs are the worst choice for any bank that will be neglected. Reading Maine Sail's posts on this are very clear.

AGM Battery Issues (from Maine Sail)
AGM Batteries - Making The Choice -...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,606
Posted By Uricanejack
Forum: Living Aboard   09-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,444
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

Hi Phil,

Thats a good list, I rearranged it in order of occurrence from anecdotal and own experience.

Common in First months of cruising only:
Cuts, not deep
Burns and scolds
Rope burns...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wenchhandle
Update from LaPaz, Baja, Mexico

This email is from our friends in La Paz that asked we pass this info on:

HURRICANE ODILE -- TRIED HIS BEST, WE SURVIVED!

PLEASE, let everyone know that WE are ok. Our boat is secure, although...
Forum: Living Aboard   09-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,444
Posted By Group9
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

I didn't have DAN insurance on my last foreign cruise, but I'll have it the next time.
Forum: Living Aboard   09-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,444
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Medical care while cruising.

Self-help resources:

"When There Is No Doctor," David Werner, Carol Thuman, Jane Maxwell

Ship Captain's Medical Guide, GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/health-and-safety-on-ships)
Forum: Living Aboard   09-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,444
Posted By paikea
Re: Medical care while cruising.

very useful thread!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,652
Posted By mr_f
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Apparently this really isn't true.



http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/catenary.php
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,652
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

OK, here's the general approach to proper anchoring. I can't tell from your description what you did, but perhaps this will help.

As you are aware, anchors only hold by digging into the substrate...
Forum: Racing   04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,538
Posted By Stumble
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Ok, I will say it again with more authority and cites. While racing the only rules that pally between racing boats are the Racing Rules of Sailing (or local rules). The colregs do not apply (at least...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-29-2014
Replies: 960
Views: 82,102
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Why on earth would I take a writing course - which imposes an arbitrary schedule and does not adhere to USCG standards?
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-14-2013
Replies: 960
Views: 82,102
Posted By outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

By 1995 I had done multiple Marion/Bermuda and a Newport Bermuda race as well as several passages to Caribbean. But then in 2002 stopped sailing for 8yrs. The world has changed in those 8yrs. Before...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-14-2013
Replies: 960
Views: 82,102
Posted By capta
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I'm sorry gentlemen and ladies, I really tried to stay out of this, but I just can't.
I've made a dozen or so voyages from the NE to the Caribbean, even one around early February on a 50 footer...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-11-2013
Replies: 960
Views: 82,102
Posted By Ajax_MD
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I've read most of this thread, and have formed some strong opinions.

After careful consideration, I've decided not to share most of them because:

1. I am still unsure of all the facts, despite...
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