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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-02-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 24,160
Posted By estopa
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

I am in IT as well and currently work remotely as a "telecommuter". I do not liveaboard but enjoy summers daysailing with my blackberry connected to work. Our industry certainly has gone through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By estopa
Re: 10th annual Northeast O'day owners rOnDAYvous

Oday 222 making its appearance as well. So far thinking of leaving on Friday morning from Milford and leaving to come back on Sunday. I may leave Thursday if my schedule is light.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,238
Posted By estopa
Always keep a pole out while under sail. Usually...

Always keep a pole out while under sail. Usually use one pole with a dipping diver with a rubber looking fish. Then another pole with leaded line with a spinner bait for the strippers. Usually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 9,885
Posted By estopa
may he rest in peace. so sorry to hear.

may he rest in peace. so sorry to hear.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2012
Replies: 531
Views: 129,530
Posted By estopa
One of my favorite and happy times on the boat - ...

One of my favorite and happy times on the boat -
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Leisurely coming about Plum Gut,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By estopa
I think you are screwed by not setting it up as a...

I think you are screwed by not setting it up as a business. If you setup an LLC and bought the boat under the LLC you may have some case but again like others posted you will need that paper trail. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 30,889
Posted By estopa
I've thought of this before. If you get a swing...

I've thought of this before. If you get a swing keel or wing keel I bet this could happen with a stepped mast. I was looking into a O'Day 322 to do this exact idea you are thinking of. I was going...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Yep thanks for all the advice. Definitely taken....

Yep thanks for all the advice. Definitely taken. We will basically have 2 plans one to Bimini if the weather holds then another to the Keys if it doesn't. Else we will all just get drunk at the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Tell me about the Andros Bahama island just...

Tell me about the Andros Bahama island just southeast of Bimini. Any worth in sailing down that way?

If you were to head out to Abacos or Exumas where would you stop over?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Great Responses....Basically we want to have a...

Great Responses....Basically we want to have a few plans laid out so depending on weather we do some alternating.

Plan A is to still make it out to bahamas, if weather doesn't co-operate we will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-30-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Here's my Bahamas Itinerary for now: Fort...

Here's my Bahamas Itinerary for now:

Fort Lauderdale to Bimini (8 Days, 160 + nautical miles)

Saturday, March 10 – First night - Depart Fort Lauderdale to Biscayne Bay via the Intercoastal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-30-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Thanks for the suggestions. The boat is a...

Thanks for the suggestions. The boat is a Victory 35' cat with 3' draft and 48.5' mast height.

Time to work on the bahamas itinerary.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-29-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Great Key West points. I made note of them and...

Great Key West points. I made note of them and completed our Key West Plans in case bad weather deters from going to Bahamas. Check it out -

Fort Lauderdale to the Upper Florida Keys (7 Days,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-29-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Snorkeling, Diving, Sailing - no need for bar...

Snorkeling, Diving, Sailing - no need for bar stops as there will be 6 of us whom we grew up since the day we walked. We make the party where ever we go. We will bring plenty of booze. :)

So how...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-29-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
This may help. My Friend has only gone as far as...

This may help. My Friend has only gone as far as North Bimini. After google mapping it shows a lot closer than Bahamas. So maybe thats what we will do.

PLAN A - Honeymoon Harbor, Bimini
PLAN B...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-29-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
Oh I am sorry I will be on a 35 foot Catamaran my...

Oh I am sorry I will be on a 35 foot Catamaran my friend keeps in Ft Lauderdale. Oh my I don't think I would want to cross in my O'day :LOL...

Plan B is to continue going south and do the keys. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-28-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 8,946
Posted By estopa
I have a planned trip to the Bahamas next spring...

I have a planned trip to the Bahamas next spring for a week. Would appreciate any itineraries we can do in a week in the Bahamas. We are sailing out of Ft Lauderdale heading south then riding the...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-28-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 37,243
Posted By estopa
Someone needs to send the OP post to those Occupy...

Someone needs to send the OP post to those Occupy people to get their butts in gear.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,193
Posted By estopa
I was able to find it via torrent search. Google...

I was able to find it via torrent search. Google "Abandon Ship: Concordia torrents"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By estopa
When you rollover the waypoints and the picture...

When you rollover the waypoints and the picture and story update on the left. It took me a while to realize it was updating. I wonder if a pop up would make better sense or a larger piece of real...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-05-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 21,497
Posted By estopa
Regarding mooring and the wife in the dinghy. ...

Regarding mooring and the wife in the dinghy. Just go yourself to the mooring then bring the boat back to the docks to pick her up. 95% of the folks here do this. $25 vs $120 a foot, hell I'd row...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,342
Posted By estopa
Yes as same with me. 5 mins from Home and Work.

Yes as same with me. 5 mins from Home and Work.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,342
Posted By estopa
Funny i brought my boat from Candlewood Lake. ...

Funny i brought my boat from Candlewood Lake. The previous owner used to keep it up there.

Why not come down to Milford for a day and try out the location. Walk the downtown, Milford Landing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,342
Posted By estopa
For Milford you don't have to camp out. In fact I...

For Milford you don't have to camp out. In fact I saw a few open docks this season. Best way is to email the 'Milford Harbor Commission & Marina' - mfd.landing@snet.net.

City of Milford, CT -...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,342
Posted By estopa
Those moorings in Housatonic are taxable to the...

Those moorings in Housatonic are taxable to the town like property tax and you have to pay monthly dues for upkeep. I looked into those as well but for me the deciding factor was the 15mins of...
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