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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-15-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 4,512
Posted By carisea
Siemens 65 Watt solar panels

Could you please clarify how a wind generator can give you problems while under sail?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By carisea
Wind Generators

Just installed a KISS about 1200 bucks with pole regulator support struts. I can not tell you yet if it is good bad or indifferent cause the wind in Florida is very sporadic in summer. We are going...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-17-2003
Replies: 26
Views: 35,168
Posted By carisea
Marina''''s in Florida that are good for liveaboards

my wife and I live on a sailboat on the intercoastal in Jacksonville, Fl. We both work down town in center city (16miles) Cost is 9.00/ft for a liveaboard. Very close to Jax Beach, Walmart ,Publix...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By carisea
Prepaid Calling cards

what about down islands (windward leeward)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By carisea
offshore communications

I have an SSB transciever on my boat which came with the boat when I bought it. I have tried it but not in a disciplined way. Reception seems spotty. A pact I made with my wife when we decided to go...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-07-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By carisea
Caribbean - Food

St.Martin/Maarten may not br the most beautiful island you will see but it is a great place for provisioning and parts
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,272
Posted By carisea
Seacocks and Thruhulls

My seacocks appear to work fine, the hose and clamps appear reasonably new,all of the thru-hulls have what appears to be a plywood backing ring and two of these appear to be mushy one appears to be...
Forum: Chartering   01-30-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,569
Posted By carisea
Saint Lucia

we have not chartered with Oasis Marigot but when our charter was over we spent 4 days at a hillside villa at Oasis Marigot. The accomodations were wonderful and overlooked Marigot Bay. (One of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2003
Replies: 49
Views: 6,976
Posted By carisea
Hunters are built with countertop material

I purchased a used hunter 1992 Passage 42 a year and a half ago for cruising the caribbean. I went thru the angst about whether Hunter made a sturdy enough boat for offshore. Having done bareboat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-23-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,713
Posted By carisea
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Does this mean everytime you want to lower or raise anchor you have to attach or remove these weights. This might be acceptable when you know a real blow is coming but I would not use this method as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By carisea
FREE LIZA COPELAND!

I only have 2 sailing web pages in my address book. One is Hunterowners.com cause that is what I own and the other is Sailnet. I have gleaned more info from you guys than all the sailing mags...
Forum: Chartering   10-17-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 20,275
Posted By carisea
Failed SUNSAIL Charter in BVI''''s - Strike Two!

I have had 4 different charters with Sunsail at BVI, St. Martin, St. Vincent and never had a problem. This was 5 years ago so I guess things change. I chartered with tradewinds once because I want a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By carisea
Jacksonville FL, surveyor

As in the previous e-mail I have the surveyors name and number now--Larry Van Scoy Associated Marine Surveys 904-636-4382 He is a Sams/AMS accredited surveyor and works for the Navy also
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-30-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By carisea
anchorage mooring clutter

Why do I have this feeling that saving the reef system in the BVI''s has turned into a money making scheme. For the 10 day vacation crowd paying 20 bucks a night may not be a big deal especially if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-30-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By carisea
Jacksonville FL, surveyor

I will get you the phone number of a fellow at our marina who is a professional surveyor for the US Navy at Mayport and also does private surveys. He was a Chapman graduate and most importantly is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By carisea
Mermaid AC

It looks like I need to replace my main salon AC which was a cruise-air. I have found a Mermaid 16500 BTU reverse cycle to be very reasonable compared to other units . It does appear as though it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By carisea
Splicing Chain

woosh or jack --- thanks for the info I would assume that the midlink would require you to manually work that link thru the gypsy to continue weighing anchor. I guess that could be dicey
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By carisea
Splicing Chain

I currently have 50ft of 5/16 chain and 300ft of 3/4 rode on a 35# CQR and 15ft of chain and 200ft of 3/4 rode on a 35# delta
I would like to add 50ft of chain to the CQR but am concerned as to how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By carisea
ssb herb higenberg

Tried to tune in Herb Hilgenberg on 12359 on sunday@ 3-4 oclock. I was able to pick him up but very poorly. Here is my question-- I am in Jacksonville Fl. and I believe herb is in the Bahamas or am I...
Forum: Chartering   07-22-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,387
Posted By carisea
Tahiti or Tonga-Need advice

we did the tonga charter with the Moorings in 2000 This was an adventure cruise through cruising world. we had a flotilla of 6-7 boats that left the lower group of islands and sailed open ocean to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,302
Posted By carisea
access to diesel fuel tank

I would like to install an opening port on my aluminum diesel fuel tank. Is it possible to drill holes then cut with a sabre saw an opening with out making sparks and go boom!!!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-16-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By carisea
Cruising World magazine

Do not count on an objective review by cruising world. Beneteau is a big advertiser! At best you have to read between the lines to find any negativity in a cruising world review on any boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-17-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By carisea
St Lucia

We spent 4 days at Oasis Marigot after coming off a 10 days bareboat charter out of St.Vincent. There are cottages on the northern side of Marigot Bay which is accessed by a tram up the side of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By carisea
Marinas in Jacksonville, FL

We are at Palm Cove Marina which is on the main land side of the ICW of Beach blvd. Over the McCormick Bridge on the ocean side of the ICW is Beach Marine. It is nice as is Palm Cove but may have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By carisea
marine diesel/diesel

Thanks for info. If I compare diesel from gas station price with marina price the marina is much more expensive!
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