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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-11-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
VHF Channel to use in the Solomon Islands?

I am writing a novel set in Solomon Islands and I want to make a VHF radio conversation realistic.

Can anyone tell me what the 'change to' radio channel would be for a yacht-to-yacht or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Dear hellosailor, Thank you very much for...

Dear hellosailor,

Thank you very much for your advice! This helps a lot - really appreciate the detailed answer.

I take it you have the 275N then? Do you find it is significantly bulkier? or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Hammer vs Pro-sensor (paper disk)

Have pretty much decided to get a Spinlock 170N Hammer life jacket but....
is there anything I've missed?

The Plan: 1-2 years of boat deliveries and shakedown cruises in the Med before a...
Forum: Apps & Authors   11-09-2011
Replies: 544
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 139,411
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Capable Cruiser, by the Pardeys

I just finished Capable Cruiser, by the Pardeys. Classic. Definitely on my 'must' list.

Wrote a short post about it: http://thecruisingki...r-reviewed.html

I'm planning to read all the Pardey,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome to SN, Ian. Are there any community...

Welcome to SN, Ian.

Are there any community or coop type boat clubs in your area? It's worth a quick internet search.

If you're near any size city with a waterfront, there is usually a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Worth It To Join A Cruising Association?

I just wrote a post summarizing info I can find online about a few of the bigger cruising associations. They all seem to have amassed and made very accessible amazing amounts of cruising information....
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 8,970
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
I guess the aft berth is bigger on the Mk I. Is...

I guess the aft berth is bigger on the Mk I. Is there anything else key?
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 8,970
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Hallberg-Rassy 31 Mk1 versus Hallberg-Rassy 31 Monsun?

OK. I can see the specs for the Hallberg-Rassy 31 Mk1 show it's a bit bigger (a few inches) in all directions than the Hallberg-Rassy 31 Monsun. And the Hallberg-Rassy 31 Mk1 has the nice teak deck....
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome Geoff. Consider joining a boat club...

Welcome Geoff.

Consider joining a boat club to get to meet other sailors and take some group lessons.

Are there any community or coop type boat clubs in your area? It's worth a quick internet...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome to SN, triathjohn. Are there any...

Welcome to SN, triathjohn.

Are there any community or coop type boat clubs in your area? It's worth a quick internet search.

If you're near any size city with a waterfront, there is usually a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome to esguerra too.

Welcome to esguerra too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Costs of Cats on Boats?

Any other costs of cats on boats that I've missed? Here are all the ones I can think of...

Regular living costs:
food, water, kitty litter and tray, vet fees

Safety equipment:
harness, boat...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome to SN! If you have a background as a...

Welcome to SN!

If you have a background as a teacher or youth worker, there are opportunities to volunteer in the UK, for example at Sail Training Voyages and Adventures | Tall Ships Adventures...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome to SN!

Welcome to SN!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-18-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
I also look longingly at the BBC 28. 16...

I also look longingly at the BBC 28.

16 years sounds like as strong a recommendation as you can get.

Welcome to Sailnet!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome aboard.

Welcome aboard.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome Shawn! You have an interesting...

Welcome Shawn!

You have an interesting background and plan. We're looking forward to hearing your updates.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Welcome Chris! Hope your live aboard...

Welcome Chris!

Hope your live aboard situation works out.

The thought of living aboard going into winter in Canada sounded pretty hardcore for a first experience... but then I checked the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-17-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Hi Vince, Welcome to Sailnet! I've just...

Hi Vince,

Welcome to Sailnet! I've just joined recently too. Have found nothing but encouragement and good exchange here.

I see you're from the same area as Paul & Sheryl Shard (sailing movie...
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,573
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Many thanks for the suggestions! Off to do...

Many thanks for the suggestions!

Off to do more research...
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-16-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,573
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Yacht designs with 70+gal water tanks as part of regular specs?

Any recommendations for blue water designs that have 70+gallon fresh water tanks installed as an integral part of the regular specs for a 28-32 foot yacht design?

Does such a thing exist?

I...
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 8,091
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Dear John, I can only find positive comments...

Dear John,

I can only find positive comments about these boats too. But I wonder about breakage on 2 key points and what happens then.

Do you think you could get away without a bow thruster on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
I've done the Yachtmaster and Day Skipper theory...

I've done the Yachtmaster and Day Skipper theory - theory only. Getting in as much crewing as poss before doing the practical exams. And have an arm-length list of specialist RYA courses I'd like to...
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 8,091
Posted By TheCruisingKitty
Southerly 32 Owners Feedback?

I'd be very interested to hear opinions from anyone who owns/owned a Southerly 32 - or any kind of Southerly. Or has sailed on one.

I checked the 'Boat Reviews' section, but none. Did find an...
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