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Search: Posts Made By: Yorksailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,532
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

Neither scenario is stressful...good boat(Tayana 55), solid skipper (my wife) and a good crew/mechanic (me) the only stress is fixing things before we go...Once off the dock all stress disappears!
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,680
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

It has always intrigued me... in the litigious USA...Do the owners of the Forum have any legal liability when they provide a platform for the recruiting of 'innocents' for a clearly dangerous and ill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,378
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Is it getting more crowded out there?

It is only crowded if you go where everyone else wants to go and have a need to anchor every night! Travel says that Marathon is full but you could anchor 100's of boats outside the harbor and on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Anybody ever go too big?

I am 66 and my wife 60, we sail a Tayana 55 and we are about to cross the Pacific...We plan to get roller reefing on the main when I am 80!

My wife and I sail her easily in heavy weather but the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,662
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Mistake #4: *Getting the Wrong Catamaran for Your Voyaging Agenda.

Gemini is a nice little boat but more of a coastal cruiser...I would take the Leopard if I was sailing to Bermuda. However, Gemini's have crossed oceans.

Phil
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,570
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Stick to the Bahamas and the Keys, Cancun is not easy to get to in a small boat. Going south the Yucatan Straights can be very uncomfortable in Winter and Spring and definitely not a place to be in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,570
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

We have been sailing together for 11 years and cruising for 7 years and one of the biggest issues my wife hears on other boats is that the male did not learn to sail and navigate sufficiently well to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Cruising the Caribbean With a Titled Vessel

I have sailed the Caribbean on boats that were documented, state registered, BVI registered and UK registered and as long as I had a document that stated the boat was registered somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Fishing off of a Sailboat?

Helps if you know how to heave-to when you get a big fish on...I have brought two 150 lb marlin up to the transom to be released but you need to be almost stationary.

Off Panama City recently we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,290
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: One Ship Stupid

My 1,000 sq ft genoa can have the cars moved by one person, either forwards or backwards, under load, by using 4ft of 3/8 line, a rolling hitch and a round turn and 2 half hitches!

Just a matter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: keel depth

Like Capta I have sailed the Bahamas with a deep keel...8ft...but it was a lot easier and less anxiety provoking in a centerboard boat.

There are a lot of good boats with centerboards or keel...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-04-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 9,138
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

NoQuarter,

Well, now we have all been negative...I will attempt some positive thought that I have seen be successful at my sailing club in Miami, Coconut Grove Sailing Club (http://www.CGSC.org)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Renaming Boat

We renamed two boats...Both original names caused confusion...

'Upsidedown" made everybody think we had capsized when we got on the radio!

"Big Fat Fun" was worse because my wife refused to use...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-03-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 9,138
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

As usual I mostly agree with Mark!

We have twice tried to take crew for long trips, over 2,500 nm, but they jumped ship when we pulled into a boatyard to do a weeks work before the trip. Scraping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,056
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Quick meals or snacks?

On a race from St Pete to Mexico in bad weather 4 of the inexperienced crew were seasick and their state was not improved when going off watch I had a beer and a bacon sandwich for breakfast!

Phil
Forum: Chartering 12-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

The Saintes are lovely with great food...one of our favorite places in the Caribbean. Much nicer than St Vincent and it's high crime rate.

Phil
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Any issues carrying windlass on plane to DR?

My wife carries 50 lb pumps in her handbag...The airline is not going to like 100 lbs in an overhead bin.

There might be significant tax in DR and the possibility of a Customs shakedown.

I had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,411
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Sailing is like many practical occupations should be 2% being taught and 98% practice but that does not mean that the learning cannot be accelerated by learning from experienced sailors.

In my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Moving boats to NE US from Caribbean during late winter. Tips suggestions...

The route I take is north of the Islands through the Old Bahama Channel, riding the wind and current, to the Florida Keys. From the Keys you can make your way up the East Coast picking weather...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: How do you start from nothing?

I have a friend/crew who has sailed with me in Florida, the Keys, Bahamas, BVI, Grenada, Trinidad, France and the UK.

The first time she sailed on my boat with 4 other people they left and she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,399
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

We have taken over 200 people sailing during the last 10 yrs including 12 Sea Scouts for a week in the Caribbean and it takes lots of patience...I almost never say a word when teaching...I just sit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 18,362
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Boat sank at the dock

More details of where it happened and the insurance company concerned?

Any recent work on seacocks, water pumps or prop shaft? I saw a boat sink because the prop shaft and not been keyed in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Bonaire and Curacao: No Coast Guard Patrols by Sea

Sans,

We have spent a total of 10 months in Bonaire and have made 200 dives there. It is the best place in the Caribbean to spend hurricane season. It has been safe and the moorings are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Bonaire and Curacao: No Coast Guard Patrols by Sea

The ABC's are very close to the Venezuelan coast and are a major hurricane season destination and transit stop for boats going from the Caribbean to the Panama Canal. Many hundreds of cruising boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Lets Talk Radar Mounts.

While mine is mast mounted I am a great fan of Garhauer equipment and the double use of the pole as an engine lift is very valuable...

We also use our engine lift as our MOB lift. Ours lift is...
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