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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Always take a camera...

Nudibrachs are some of my favorite creatures in the sea. More ofter, and more colourful in the Great Barrier Reef and other coral areas.
...
Forum: Racing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: behavior on other's boats

When you are a guest on someone elses boat you are not the captain. You are a guest. Sit there and enjoy it. Be helpful but that doesnt include tweaking sails.... Or telling your host how to sail, or...
Forum: Racing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Traditional GPS vs App?

I havent used iRegatta but just saw it in Ap store.
For a racer who can put in nmea wind etc theres a couple of features that could be race winning... Lifts and acceleration monitor.

As some of...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Rule 18.3

This pic from 2 days ago at the start of the Caribbean 600 mile race

Wooden boat on starboard. White boat on port.

White boat dismasted after wooden boat clipped the backstay.

Great photo,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Compass and Electronics

I think Froggy gets the teapot or whatever the prize is. That a simple no cost trick to try that may do the, ummmm, well, trick.

If that doesnt work then I agree with CaptA: who the hell uses a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: My Boat Deal Offer Fell Through

Don't fret it. Another boat will come along at the right time, with the right deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,209
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

Its the restaurants fault. They should have had valet parking!


Mark
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,191
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Our first good video

If you donate $5 to me I'll get my clothes off and send you the video :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,083
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

Of course you need to be wealthy to own a boat.

The OP is a 15 year old unemployed kid with a 23 foot boat. Of COURSE he would find it difficult to afford one damn thing on that boat. With no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,083
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 years of cost data

And here it is if you wish to download it. Right Click and Save As...


ourlifeatsea.com/temp/costdata.xls (http://ourlifeatsea.com/temp/costdata.xls)



Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 years of cost data

Or email it to me and i will host it on my website as a dowloadable XLS then people can adjust figures, calcs themselves for their own use but they wont be able to adjust the original on my site.

...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Engine hour meter - how important for resale and options

Geez... One shouldnt get too pedantic. Get an engine survey, oil analysis etc, whatever, but if you so far up your own butt what sort of cruising life will you have anyway?

Theres people in every...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: A little traffic

Interesting that if you are not sailing on a shipping route there ain't much out there! North Atlantic the spread out a bit but everywhere else its damn lonely.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Engine hour meter - how important for resale and options

Well, that takes every Yanmar out of the market for you.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 13,197
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Beneteau 411 vs. Island Packet 380

This is a 15 year old thread and you are replying off its topic. You might be better to start a new thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,277
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Before I went cruising I was a highly skilled self employed person whose job, education and training had nothing whatsoever to do with spanners, screwdrivers, wrenches, or side cutters.

My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Its all true. Its happened to me a few time... But worse, I have been sucked under! My whole boat with me at the helm sucked 100 feet underwater. But fortunately each time a UFO has appeared and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

And the Russian wasn't fast enough.


Boom, boom!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

USCG busted a 40 foot sailboat with 800 kgs 1729 pounds marijuana 130nms south of Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. A Russian was arrested.

More to follow.
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

When I was last in the USA with my boat I bought one and its excellent!

It did die in the butt ater I left the USA and so I couldnt do a warrenty job on it.

The wind speed wont help on a boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,351
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

If I am wearing one then they have to.

But, by jingo, by crikey, if I am wearing one they sure as hell would already been praying to the powers, swabbing out the liferaft and drinking the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: OOPS! Could have lost the mast today

The rigger can have that job! Going aloft with a broken forestay just aint for me!!

Hope its a cheap repair :)

Glad it happened there and not mid atlantic!

Enjoy to pool
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Georgetown Cruising Regatta

If they got into Georgetown they already know how to navigate. ;)
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