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Search: Posts Made By: kevandraper
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By kevandraper
Smile sublime mathmatics

yep 140 bucks a week or less, all found to live on a yacht sounds pretty good to me. Or if you prefer 600 month
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By kevandraper
Cool Summer in the Sea of Cortez

I am looking for crew to spend the summer in the SEA OF CORTEZ,on a Hunter 42 passage, well equipped. Yacht is currently in La Cruz, heading to Mazatlan and then La Paz. Will then cruise Lower, mid...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-11-2010
Replies: 569
Views: 135,018
Posted By kevandraper
I was having a stainless steel radar pole made up...

I was having a stainless steel radar pole made up and the guy was doing the final fitting before welding up. He noticed that one of the welds on my swim platform had broken so he said he would take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By kevandraper
Thanks for your informative email and information...

Thanks for your informative email and information Cheers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By kevandraper
Yep it sure does sound very stupid but there is a...

Yep it sure does sound very stupid but there is a set of circumstances behind it which compounds things. I should have left in Nov but my divorce took longer to settle and had to give up more to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By kevandraper
Gave that some thought but if I go out and then...

Gave that some thought but if I go out and then come back for another three months, it will take me to Mid May, is'nt that the start of the hurricane season south of SD? I think I read in anothe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By kevandraper
Thanks for the responses, unfortunately I have to...

Thanks for the responses, unfortunately I have to leave due to my 3 month visa running out. The latest I can go is end of February, not sure that would be any better than mid Jan. I did think about...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By kevandraper
am about to do the same

Have just put in an offer on a westsail 32 in California, they look to be damn good yachts despite the "westsnail" syndrome. Will be heading from San Francisco to San Diego and the sea of cortez...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By kevandraper
San Francisco - San diego trip advice please

Hi,
Need some advice guys on the first leg of my planned trip in Jan from SF to SD. Will be doing this singlehanded in a Westsail 32. The charts don't show too many overnight anchorages, Half moon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By kevandraper
Thanks

Thanks everyone, especially maine for the good advice and for taking the time to explain in detail. My understanding of batteries has now increased by a factor of 10 !!!! Buying a good battery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By kevandraper
Cool Changing 6V to 12V Batteries

Hi,
Am thinking of replacing the current old 6Volt batteries and putting in 12Volt. Are there any issues with doing this. Don't really understand why some yachts have 6V and others 12 volt. Are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2010
Replies: 107
Views: 13,320
Posted By kevandraper
I have found using a climbing harness more...

I have found using a climbing harness more comfortable and easier to live with than a standard chest harness. Just wear it over my shorts. Although I did have an embarrasing moment up the mast, I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By kevandraper
Thanks

Many thanks guys
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By kevandraper
San Diego Slip needed for 3 months

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a good marina in San Diego, need it for 3 months starting late dec/early jan. Will be preparing yacht before proceeding down to mexico. Should take ownership of yacht in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
Posted By kevandraper
Some cruisers avoid Tahiti due to the bond and...

Some cruisers avoid Tahiti due to the bond and any re provisioning can be expensive, if you have a reasonable provisions on board and just buy fresh fruit and vegs then the cost is OK. Once you get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By kevandraper
Anyone live aboard in the mexican summer

Hi,
Do many liveboards remain the whole year in La Paz, PV or Matzatlan. Funding delays have pushed my plans back for the purchase of a yacht to January 2011. Have spotted a couple of yachts which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,809
Posted By kevandraper
Trisstan, Couple of other points. Have a radar,...

Trisstan,
Couple of other points. Have a radar, you can set a proximity and anything entering this area, your alarm will go off. Helps with the sleeping bit. Also when entering some ports or island...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,809
Posted By kevandraper
Trisstan, Some more info for you. You could try...

Trisstan,
Some more info for you. You could try getting some crew. I have done this in the past rather than single hand, however having crew has draw backs, you don't always get on with them, it;s...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-17-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 10,521
Posted By kevandraper
Wink Single handers sleeping at sea.

[QUOTE=trisstan87;645041]Can we please stay on the subject, I happen to be very interested in how this works and frankly do not care to hear about rule 45896 A-1B section 6.
Hi, I'll have a go at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-17-2010
Replies: 158
Views: 44,171
Posted By kevandraper
Having cruised 10 years ago for 25,000 miles, I...

Having cruised 10 years ago for 25,000 miles, I now have the opportunity to go again ( recent divorce). Am currently looking for something to single hand 36-40ft. As far as the yacht is concerned ,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-17-2010
Replies: 575
Views: 80,504
Posted By kevandraper
Hi, if you intend to really go blue water, may I...

Hi, if you intend to really go blue water, may I respectfully suggest light air performance should be secondary, it is bumpy , heavy weather you need to consider. having done a lot of blue water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By kevandraper
Smile small steps

Hi Pickett,
I agree with Post 2, you can learn alot yourself, just by taking small steps. Perhaps get to know the guys around you at the marina, tag along with them, everyone is always looking for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,507
Posted By kevandraper
Smile Suggestions for a 40" Bluewater Yacht

Hi ,
Need some suggestons /advice as I am about to purchase a yacht around 40 foot, needs to be bluewater as I will be sailing from USA back to Australia Have good sailing experience, about 20,000...
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