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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mama_Cocha
offshore sailing

Darn...I just did the Anegada passage back and forth and I thought I was "offshore"...gonna havew to try harder....
Forum: Chartering   06-27-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mama_Cocha

No, they''ve had problems with their ISP and are in the process of changing and making it more reliable. They should be back up next week.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 3,638
Posted By Mama_Cocha
sailing in a thunderstorm

I don''t think you can properly ground a cat as lightning will search for the most direct path to ground, which is typically the mast and Keel in a mono, with the cat it would have to move at a 90''...
Forum: Chartering   05-21-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mama_Cocha

Their ISP had a change in IP will take a few days for the new address to filter down to the DNS servers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Folding or feathering props on Lagoon 410

Seeking advice on changing to folding or feathering props on our cat (lagoon 410).
any advice appreciated.
Forum: Chartering   04-05-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Chartering out of St Martin

Hi Matt,
We will be going ourselves in July out of the BVI. I have found a couple logs at and the people on the the traveltalkonline BB are very helpful as well.

My assistant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2002
Replies: 61
Views: 5,001
Posted By Mama_Cocha
When does BigRed56 get out of jail?

It''s got to be this time of year....There are 2 guys insulting each other in the cruising section about the ICW, now this thread...get your boats out of storage and go relax will you
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-23-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 3,897
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Cruising NY to Florida -- intercoastal

I have not been on the ICW yet but it looks like I should stay clear. You guys are suffering from "channel rage", take a chill pill
Forum: Chartering   03-22-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Chartering in Spain

The sailing in the Med can be a little more challenging depending on the season. You have local winds like Tramontane or Mistral that can blow pretty hard and get the seas pretty agitated. I...
Forum: Chartering   03-20-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Northerly Swells

I am not a weather expert either but I would probably say yes. The only anchorage in that area that might be uncomfortable is Mustique all other are well protected. Watch out for Kick''em Jenny.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Spinnaker for Lagoon

Looking to buy a chute for our Lagoon 410 and don''t know what is best. Assymetrical, symetrical, 1.5oz or lighter etc...Would really welcome some help and suggestions.


Forum: Chartering   03-16-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 9,341
Posted By Mama_Cocha
BVI Moorings Charter - Suggestions?

Hi Mike,
Here are a few answers that I hope will be helpful.
Bareboat vs. flotilla: if you have sailed before you do not need to be part of a flotilla unless you enjoy the "guided tour"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mama_Cocha
BVI Provisioning

Hey Jason...what happened to the boat show trip ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mama_Cocha
BVI Provisioning

What we typically do is bring dry food staples like pasta coffee etc..and buy the fresh stuff in Roadtown. You have 2 larger food market to choose from RiteWay and K Mark''s. Also there is a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mama_Cocha

I have not sailed the Tobago but my brother did and was impressed. I have sailed the Athena from FP and the boat sailed great even close hauled. We ended up buying a Lagoon 410 in a 3 1/2 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Reptiles, bugs and boats and florida?

Well Troy I have been living in the area for 21 years now and I can tell you it''s not like it used to be. Them gators hardly show up any more and we see water mocassins only a few times a year, them...
Forum: Chartering   01-24-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 2,837
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Chartering from Owner of Fleet Boat

We own a boat, Lagoon 410, in charter with Sunsail and I can assure you that you get same or actually better service than regular charterers when you book trough the owner and in our case a 25%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,336
Posted By Mama_Cocha
polars fo Lagoon 410

looking to find polars for the 410. It appears tha Lagoon does not provide them.
Any help would be appreciated.

Forum: Chartering   01-11-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 7,537
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Footloose Charters Vs Moorings

Hi Larry:

You may not have to give up anything to save a lot. Check this site and see if you can find a Moorings boat you like.

Forum: Chartering   12-31-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 986
Posted By Mama_Cocha
How to book premium charters at discounted prices

Most boats in the premium charter fleets such as Sunsail and Moorings are privately owned. Part of the contractual agreement between the owner and the charter company includes typically 6 to 8 weeks...
Forum: Chartering   12-30-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Chartering with the kids

Hi Pete:
Here is a quick run down of our favorites.

Cane Garden Bay...moorings
White Bay...anchor
Machioneel...moorings although they are filled quickly in the day.
Forum: Chartering   12-30-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By Mama_Cocha
Provisioning -vs- doing it ourselves

The best prices for provisioning in Tortola are at K Mark''s ( I know, I know ) and Rite Way. The Ample Hamper at Soper''s has some of the more exotic food i.e. European imports. We always do the...
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