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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By TQA
Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

I don't want the weather stuff it is an extra $400 a year and does not cover my area.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By TQA
Re: Minimum electronics for coastal cruising

Simple hand held GPS [ Garmin 72 ] + paper charts Nauticat you are not alone!
VHF
Depth Sounder
Autopilot

Little point in radar where I sail and as for chart plotters several times a year I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By TQA
SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question. I have a JVC KD-X320BTS car dash radio that is marked SiriusXM ready. If I add a SiriusXM SXV300v1 receiver and a Audiovox Sirius SIRMARINE Marine Mount Antenna...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,204
Posted By TQA
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

I was preparing to ride out some nasty weather in the USVI and part of that was checking out the boats around us for likely draggers. You know race boats
with little toy anchors and rope road....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By TQA
Re: Best Old 35-45 foot liveaboard boat for 2?

New Bombay Trading Company Explorer 44 centerboard version ticks most/all of your boxes. Not many were built but they do come up from time to time. Excellent ventilation from 7 hatches. Biggest...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By TQA
Re: Volume of returned fuel?

In line 'jerk' pumps and standard injectors return very small quantities. Think along the lines of a cup an hour.

Rotary pumps and pressure time systems like the Cummins will return significant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By TQA
Re: Drone for sailing video

I am an old aeromodeller been flying RC models including helis for more than 50 years.

If Lily is half as good as that video clip it is worth the money.

I still find it hard to believe that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By TQA
Re: Pinhole Leak in Bilge Wall (see pic)

I am not sure that I would drill from the inside to make a hole I can plug from the outside but I have to admit it is not something I had thought of doing as I suspect it would lead into the CB well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By TQA
Re: Deck Painting Project - Topside Paint & Compatible Primers

2 part International Perfection will almost certainly react with Rustoleum. You may get away it but the result if it reacts will reduce you to tears and leave you with a major mess.

It sounds to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By TQA
Re: 30 day stay immigration / BVI question

The BVI authorities are notoriously reluctant to extend visas for visitors. Yes as Zanshin says it CAN be done but there is absolutely no guarantee that it WILL be done.

I found this out to my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By TQA
Re: Avoiding marinas

Hm leaving a boat at anchor and unattended for long periods of time dramatically raises the likelihood that it will be broken in to. If you can arrange someone to boat sit or at least visit on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By TQA
Re: best way to ship 55# foldable dinghy?

Talk to Tropical Shipping. Weight is not relevant. Weekly service.
But I suspect it will not fit neatly on a pallet so shipping it will be expensive.

If you want to get it delivered to a marina...
Forum: Outboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
  Price?
Views: 283
Posted By TQA
Re: Price?

In the Carib that would go for 250 to 400 $ US.

2 strokes are preferred over 4 strokes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By TQA
Re: Pinhole Leak in Bilge Wall (see pic)

Can anyone see a reason not to just use a stainless self tapper with a soft washer and some sealant?

No need to haul it then .

That is after some serious tapping to check for voids.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By TQA
Re: Aluminium for a radar arch?

My arch is ali. Carries my solar panels and I use it to hoist the dink at night.

About 9 years old now and although it has the odd scuff still looks good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By TQA
Re: Drone for sailing video

I have taught quite a few people to fly both rotary and fixed wing models.

How long would it take - some will never learn to land in restricted areas - some young people who grew up on Playstation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By TQA
Re: Bent bow rail

Big plank to spread the load and a car jack.

Drill a hole the dia of the tube through a bit of hard wood. Saw in half. Use to protect the tube as you use a hammer.

Not rocket science.

Could...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By TQA
Re: Advice needed....or are these excuses??

They are excuses.

BTW the trip from Trini up to St Lucia is often tough going. Esp. St Vincent to St Lucia.

Try it the other way!

Rum can be even even cheaper if you visit a rum factory on...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1,108
Posted By TQA
Formentera 3 dead 3 in hospital after a sailboat hits the rocks

A French flagged 10 m sailboat with 6 people on board was driven on to the rocks and broke up. The location is given as Formentera just south of Ibiza.

3 people made it ashore 3 did not.

All...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By TQA
Re: Need Help Planning Family Adventure

Just remembered something to factor in. Trinidad does not like people arriving on one way tickets. However I am pretty sure the people at Dynamite Brokerage can furnish you with the vital paperwork...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By TQA
Re: Drone for sailing video

Buy a cheap one and go practice until you can fly a figure of 8 DOWNWIND of you and land it inside a 3 ft circle and do this repeatedly.

The bigger ones with all the bells and whistles still have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By TQA
Re: Looking at a 1977 Morgan 30

Upper teens for a 77 30 ft boat. better have a good diesel, newish sails and be generally in excellent condition. Even then that is top dollar.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By TQA
Re: Swapping jibs sailing solo with no autopilot

Get a stick autopilot.

Life will get easier and MUCH SAFER!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By TQA
Re: Need Help Planning Family Adventure

Great idea.

There is often a group of 'kid boats' in Grenada in the southern anchorages during the hurricane months. They have a whale of a time.

Join the Trinidad and Grenada Cruisers...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By TQA
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

A beach cat is another possibility. Something like a Prindle 16

Depending on how you will transport it the phrase " some assembly required " may apply.

Lots of fun to sail but they are a bitch...
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