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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By drymartini
Delivery

Best advice... hire a pro!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By drymartini
Bahamas Cruise w/6ft draft

Yeah... took a look at the Exumas and they do certainly look inviting, partiularly in Jan/early Feb... just don't want to be rushing too much... only have 2-3 months and really want to be totally on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By drymartini
Bahamas Cruise w/6ft draft

Once again, all good info, THX!

Looks like a trip just a bit further south is in order. Thinking now of heading to Eleuthera (saving the Exumas for next time) after crossing the Bank. Maybe Jan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By drymartini
Bahamas Cruise w/6ft draft

Thx for the tip guys, but re: straight shot outside... as the trip home I have no problem (in fact its in the plan), but heading south I see two issues... first is prevailing wind & Stream, both in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By drymartini
Bahamas Cruising w/6ft draft

Hey, thx to all... soooo, here's the plan...

Work down the coast from Charleston early January (need to wait until after the holidays), some inside some outside as weather permits, reaching the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By drymartini
Bahamas Cruising w/6ft draft

Looking for guidance on spending this winter in the Bahamas aboard a 6ft draft full-keel cruising yawl... any suggestions? (other than cutting a foot off the keel :-)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-26-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By drymartini
Thx again for the additional info. We now have...

Thx again for the additional info. We now have some basics to start planning. Anyone else out there have any suggestions... is everyone on vacation? Let's hear it!

FYI, the vessel is an Alden...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-24-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By drymartini
Good info... thx. Can anyone comment more on the...

Good info... thx. Can anyone comment more on the cold front issue that time of year and its affect (we do have heat). How about weather in southern Florida and the Keys? Also would like to get a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By drymartini
Smile Mini Cruise South from Charleston to Florida

Planning a winter trip down the east coast from Charleston to Florida (maybe on to the Keys as well) after the Christmas holiday. Probably take anywhere from 3-6 weeks, there and back. Going to use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 11,594
Posted By drymartini
Hull Color

Hey SW... just replied to your post on the Alden message board site (see below)... I think we may have corresponded last year???

Hello, I'm the fortunate owner of Cythera (hull 992M). She was born...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By drymartini
EPIRB Insallation

Where is the optimum (yet out of the way) location on a 42ft yawl to mount a Cat I (auto release) EPIRB? Who has one and where did you mount it?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By drymartini
Hey... great input from all... thx much! Soooo,...

Hey... great input from all... thx much! Soooo, here's the plan: we leave NYC sometime during the week of Oct 5th (based on crew arrival and weather window), head down the coast down to Cape May, NJ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By drymartini
NYC to Charleston, SC

I'm planning a trip south soon and would like to get some input on best routing, best stops, what to watch-out for and what NOT to miss along the way. I will leave NYC sometime during the first week...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,961
Posted By drymartini
Bermuda 40, by Hinckley in SW Harbor.

Bermuda 40, by Hinckley in SW Harbor.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,961
Posted By drymartini
Thx SW... love to learn more about your trip......

Thx SW... love to learn more about your trip... things like nm/day, behavior in various conditions, seaway motion, handling under power...etc... when you get a chance.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By drymartini
arja, a few weeks ago you mentioned that...

arja, a few weeks ago you mentioned that once-upon-a-time your trip was from SW Harbor straight to P-town... wondering how long did it take (under what conditions). We're planning the same initial...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By drymartini
Got an update Gary? I leave for my trip through...

Got an update Gary? I leave for my trip through the canal in a couple of weeks and was wondering how your's went... BTW, spoke w/Sean at Hop-O-Nose and we're all set for him to handle the masts. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,961
Posted By drymartini
Guilty as charged... take the helm next week and...

Guilty as charged... take the helm next week and sailing to the Great Lakes for the summer, then down to Charleston, SC (home). From there we'll see...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By drymartini
How did your trip go Gary? I'm planning to...

How did your trip go Gary? I'm planning to sail/motor up the Hudson, then transit the canal in mid-June (1st time) and wanted to know if you had any pointers (best place to drop/raise the mast,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By drymartini
Good advice guys... I'll keep to the CCC route...

Good advice guys... I'll keep to the CCC route and get my collection of ref materials well beforehand. I'm quite familiar with the Race, Sound, Hell's gate and NY harbor... just didn't know what was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By drymartini
Thx... appreciate the guidance.

Thx... appreciate the guidance.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By drymartini
Down East to NYC Transit

I'm planning a delivery from Southwest Harbor, ME to NYC in early June... looking for route advice (and local knowledge). As I see it there are a few choices: A) off-shore beyond (south of)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-13-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9,961
Posted By drymartini
Alden Caravelle

Sharedwatch, if I buy the Caravelle listed I'd like to hear more about your restoration project as it unfolds. Have you found anyone else with one? These boats are classics (ditto the B40) and well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9,961
Posted By drymartini
Actually, the late model (1988 sloop) B40 for...

Actually, the late model (1988 sloop) B40 for sale is of that configuration. Your's (as pictured) is sweet. Got to love the lines of these boats! When was she built? Interested in the extent of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9,961
Posted By drymartini
Thx for all the input. Good to hear from a few...

Thx for all the input. Good to hear from a few different perspectives.

My personal view, in order of importance is seaworthyness and looks (both of which all the boats mentioned score...
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