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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,227
Posted By mainmast
Re: Anybody have an e-reader?

I have an ereader (Cheapest Kindle) and it is something really worthwhile onboard. It saves a terrific amount of book space, it is SO much lighter than the 100 or more books we used to have to store...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mainmast
Re: New and with a lot of questions

well, that was my point, once you are out there, you are at the mercy of the elements, regardless of which ocean.. and experienced sailors would have the means of dealing with it, as opposed to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mainmast
Re: New and with a lot of questions

well, a course is a good start, but ocean cruising is something you don't do just after a weeks course, it's something that one transitions into after years of experience and being completely...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mainmast
Talking Re: New and with a lot of questions

or join a sailing club and offer your services for crewing....;)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mainmast
Re: New and with a lot of questions

all I know is that if we want it bad enough we can make a plan....I was determined and built a boat to suit my needs, you could convert an existing boat to accommodate your height to some degree. see...
Forum: herSailNet   09-03-2012
Replies: 263
Views: 93,015
Posted By mainmast
Re: sailing braless!

Lollah (laugh out loud long and hard) ummmm ye-e-e-e-es...I thought it was schnipple heiden, but my German is as rusty as my anchor rode... :)
Forum: herSailNet   09-03-2012
Replies: 263
Views: 93,015
Posted By mainmast
Re: sailing braless!

We were talking about the blue billed Boobies at Palmyra atoll, what happened? ;)
Forum: herSailNet   09-02-2012
Replies: 263
Views: 93,015
Posted By mainmast
Red face Re: sailing braless!

Why, Sailnet of course! and there are guidelines as to what photos we may post...just to help you keep "abreast" of the situation...:p
Forum: herSailNet   09-02-2012
Replies: 263
Views: 93,015
Posted By mainmast
Re: sailing braless!

I sailed solo a lot of the time and when it was mild to warm I never wore anything. When I had women crew I encouraged them to sail braless whether on a voyage or at an anchorage if it appeared that...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mainmast
Re: New and with a lot of questions

I can relate, I was once in your shoes a life time ago it seems, although I was never 6'4"!! I was young and impetuous and had this DREAM!!! And I was determined to acquire a yacht and sail around...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mainmast
Re: New and with a lot of questions

I can relate, I was once in your shoes a life time ago it seems, although I was never 6'4"!! I was young and impetuous and had this DREAM!!! And I was determined to acquire a yacht and sail around...
Forum: herSailNet   09-01-2012
Replies: 263
Views: 93,015
Posted By mainmast
Re: sailing braless!

It was the order of the day on my boat when I cruised, particularly in French places (Martinique, St Martin, etc ;)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By mainmast
live aboard Kaneohe

Thanks Oklahoma, I have since found out that the authorities have nipped that in the bud and are actually making it extremely expensive to live or own a boat in Hawaii. I have also seen that a large...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By mainmast
Thank you Wandering Star and Wandering aimlessly...

Thank you Wandering Star and Wandering aimlessly (are you guys family? :) I know things change a lot in twenty years and I would be very surprised if one were allowed to anchor and live aboard...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By mainmast
live aboard in Kaneohe?

Hi, this is my first time on Sailnet. I am a South African who built a sailboat there and have sailed extensively around most of the caribbean , Pacific and parts of the Atlantic etc. I currently...
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