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Search: Posts Made By: svzephyr44
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,130
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Give AIS a rest

They use two high marine VHF channels 87B & 88B. They have approximately the same range as VHF channel 16 which is basicly line of sight (remember that the line of sight from 100 feet in the air to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I am sorry that you didn't have the time to correct those items that you thought I had stated in error or were misleading. That does not help people reading this thread.

"Twist" simply refers to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 6 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Anyone every used Crewbay.com?

No but I have used findacrew. I will visit crewbay to compare.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 4,776
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Paikea..

I loved your long post and thank you for the complement.

In the United States the Navy Seals are one of (in my humble opinion the best of, but then I spent 30 years in the Navy) the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 4,776
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

OK, a number of things:


Size of Boat: In general bigger is more comfortable but more important is faster. An increase in average speed of one knot means 24 NM per day. When you are doing 2700...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 4,776
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I find myself in a conversation I have been in before...

If you want to live on a boat in a marina then go find an old catamaran with blown out sails, burned out engines, questionable standing...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Inexperienced crew looking for opportunities

Next thread:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/hersailnet/128762-circumnavigation-partner.html

Enjoy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,515
Posted By svzephyr44
re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

A couple of notes.
1. Radios don't tend to wear out. Yes, a new radio will have a bunch of great features like DSC. But my guess is that what is more likely the problem is that you masthead antenna...
Forum: Chartering 03-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Charter area advice - Belize or ??

Belize has some great upsides (fantastic diving and interesting atolls) and some downsides (mangrove swamps and mosquitoes that will carry you away.) The language is English, the people are nice, and...
Forum: Electronics 03-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Placing a coin under the mast:

The ceremonial practice is believed to originate from ancient Rome. One theory is that, due to the dangers of early sea travel, the coins were placed under the mast...
Forum: Electronics 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Things to do while mast is off:
Drink
Party
Make Friends

Oh, you mean on the boat...

1. Take all of the standing rigging apart. If the spreaders come off take them off. Take off the spreader...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 2,256
Views: 142,120
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I guess that like the cost of cruising "it depends." Mostly it depends on where you cruise. As pointed out there are areas where AIS is of very limited use - primary because few other boats are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 2,256
Views: 142,120
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I said I would not post again on this thread. I recant only to provide information on AIS.

Who has to carry: Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 330
Views: 22,924
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Cruising Destinations

After I finished my previous post it struck me that there was an area that I had not really addressed in the lifestyle section: cruising destinations. If I was naive about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-20-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,050
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Cruising yachts behaving if they're doing us a favour

I normally sail alone but have taken on crew for both an Atlantic transit and traveling around the Caribbean. My particular rule is crew contributes to food, pays for their own customs fees (rare),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Rio Dulce Guatemala

Contact the people at Texan Bay Marina. They can help with your questions - they are very nice.
http://www.texanbaymarina.com/ (Texan Bay Link/)
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