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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 5,688
Posted By jack_patricia
internet access

Just to clarify for readers of this thread, the use of the term ''internet'' gets things real confused, real fast when the generic topic is ''communication''.

It sounds like Ironwind is un usually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By jack_patricia
Mexican Marinas

Paul, the ''trans-Mexico Canal'' rumor has been around for quite a few years and once again was debunked by Latitude 38 in their June (I think) issue. Their view was that one only has to consider the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-15-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By jack_patricia
Looking For A First Coastal Cruiser

Boxer, first off...what a great boat dog a Boxer is! Or at least ours sure did love the water. Ahh, the memories...

You have so many choices in front of you - and we know so little about your...
Forum: herSailNet   07-15-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By jack_patricia
Home School Programs

Heidi, we don''t have current experience with the school programs - we used Calvert some years ago - but I would suggest you consider looking at the curriculum carefully to determine if a) it''s...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By jack_patricia
Television on boat?

Ethan, you''ll find the 13" TV draws more power than the 9" for the simple reason it must fire a much larger tube. The more pressing issues, however, tend to be where a 13" set can live without...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-12-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By jack_patricia
TURKS AND CAICOS

Eric, the T&C are interesting in several respects and IMO worthy of a visit for sociological reasons as well as to dive. But it lacks more than a handful of foul weather anchorages and some of its...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By jack_patricia
Sailor Wannabe''''s

Well, I''ll confess...I didn''t really mean "Stop reading, forever!" but just get past the intellectualizing of it and into the doing. I''m glad Jeff added that correction because most of us continue...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 6,076
Posted By jack_patricia
CPT Autopilot

For Lisa & Neil...congrats on the decision & I surely hope you''re pleased. If you would like to chat some more after your initial install, feel free to email me at n3fyp@winlink.org (24/7 on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By jack_patricia
Baterry Charging System

To Hoa & Horizonlight: Great, we''ll listen for you on the Net (each morning on 68). Please give us a call and say ''hello''. We''re probably going to leave before January, but hope to spend Xmas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By jack_patricia
Info on Experience with Roller Furling

Rob:

I too think this is one of those areas where the marketplace has worked well for the consumer, and that you can pick between 4 or 5 systems and be pleased, assuming proper installation. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By jack_patricia
Sea Sick info needed

Oh, to Jeff...

I''ve had good success buying Stugeron direct from the UK. I''ve ordered it from an apothecary outside London on several occasions and had it delivered via USPS to my home address....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,277
Posted By jack_patricia
Bahamas trip

Prelude...

The most accessible part of the Bahamas (the Abacos) may be the least desireable for you. They are more susceptible to the fronts that will still be barreling thru the Bahamas in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By jack_patricia
Sea Sick info needed

Anne, we''ve had excellent success with the Relief Bands you now see being advertised in mags and available from West Marine. These are bands worn on the wrist that produce a repetitive, adjustable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By jack_patricia
Baterry Charging System

Hello, Hoa - and after reading your question, my head started hurting, too! <g>

Your questions, lumped together & with the expected end goal of a workable & reliable electrical system on a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By jack_patricia
Sailor Wannabe''''s

Hi, Ronbob...

Since our homeport is St. Pete, I think I can offer you some thoughts that might prove useful...

First, the Bay is a great place to start your sailing adventures. Great weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By jack_patricia
standing rigging

Dave, I''m sure everyone would appreciate it if you would place BB messages in lower case.

I''d encourage you to visit www.briontoss.com and move to the Spartalk BB to pose your question. In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By jack_patricia
Vangaurd Improvements

Elliot:

I''ve not had experience painting formica surfaces, ''tho I''m sure that would be possible given instructions from a knowledgeable source. But for improved appearance, you might consider...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-07-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 3,517
Posted By jack_patricia
A 5yr. plan to a cruising retirement

Dan, don''t mean to jump in front of Jeff, but one choice you might consider is a Bristol 40. Strongly built, cruising layout (tho'' not the Barn Dance interior of the OI 41) and available in large...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
Posted By jack_patricia
Morgan 41 Sail Configuration

Ernie, an addendum...

Went to the dentist this a.m. & found the 4/01 issue of Cruising World, which had a nice write-up on Earl & his wife. I''ll bet the Editorial Staff there will have a current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 2,135
Posted By jack_patricia
Help!! Florida sailing?

Troy, I can offer you some observations on Charlotte Harbor and the W coast of Florida, FWIW - which won''t be much, since this is such a personal thing.

We owned a condo in the PG/PC area and,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,592
Posted By jack_patricia
Columbia''''s Chysler-Nissan engine

M&J, please see my post under Buying a Boat...

Jack
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
Posted By jack_patricia
Morgan 41 Sail Configuration

Ernie, I''ll offer a reply at this location as others might also be following your discussion of OI 41''s.

A big resource for you is Earl Hinz and I would strongly encourage you to contact him. He...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 3,699
Posted By jack_patricia
Columbia yacht''''s Chrysler-Nissan engine

Madhuri & Jeff:

It sounds like the Columbia 45 has grabbed your heart, perhaps a little earlier than might prove wise. All of us with older boats (mine is a 1979 Pearson 424 with a Westerbeke...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-05-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By jack_patricia
Inland Waterway

Eric''s asked a good question, as suggestions vary a bit based on where you''d like to pick up the boat.

Don''t overlook posting your ''ad'' in marinas & yacht clubs in the major sailing areas...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-05-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 11,460
Posted By jack_patricia
Albin Ballad 30

Dodger:

If you''d like to exchange further info on this boat, probably not one most Sailnet readers care about, please feel free to contact me at jack_patricia@yahoo.com, which I''ll have access...
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