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Forum: Chartering   05-05-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,904
Posted By rjcaudle
Re: Charter fleet ownership

My goals are not to make money, or end up with a boat of my own in 5 years. My desire would be to travel to the boat or other locations 4-5 times a year and decrease the costs of chartering.

I...
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,904
Posted By rjcaudle
Charter fleet ownership

I'm looking for advice regarding owning a boat in a charter fleet. I know that there are negatives, but it's very appealing to me to be able to visit a boat in the
BVIs or elsewhere for 5-7 days...
Forum: Chartering   05-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By rjcaudle
Horizon Yacht Charters

Just completed bareboat chart with Horizon out of Road Town, Tortola. Experience was a positive one and very reasonably priced. Staff was excellent during both checkin and checkout. Boat was in good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 8,057
Posted By rjcaudle
Re: Closing seacocks

I have 6, and usually don't close because I am lazy. But I think I should.
Forum: Chartering   05-08-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,004
Posted By rjcaudle
Cool BVI's must see

Greetings all.

Chartering for 5 days out of Tortola next week. Have been there once. So, would like to know the 5 day and 5 night travel to spots from the experienced out there.

Day

1. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-29-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 14,581
Posted By rjcaudle
My first sailing instructor emphasized " Slow is...

My first sailing instructor emphasized " Slow is Pro"

Second lesson in docking was aft spring line. Forward momentum is stopped and keeping throttle in slight forward nestles boat up nicely to...
Forum: Good Old Boat   01-29-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 34,571
Posted By rjcaudle
Nice job GoodOldBoat!

Nice job GoodOldBoat!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rjcaudle
Wanted to leave Morehead City to Bermuda mid...

Wanted to leave Morehead City to Bermuda mid April, returning second half of May.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rjcaudle
Survey is a year and a half old. Had not thought...

Survey is a year and a half old. Had not thought of that, which would run the cost of this trip up even more. I considered going without insurance, but I planned on leaving the boat in Bermuda for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 4,656
Posted By rjcaudle
I only have a year and a half of experience. But...

I only have a year and a half of experience. But based on that time I have to agree with jameswilson. Most important tning to have is checkbook!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rjcaudle
No offense taken. I am indeed an offshore newbie....

No offense taken. I am indeed an offshore newbie. But my captain is as experienced as anyone. So hopefully this will work out.

Thanks, I will inquire of an agent.

rjc
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rjcaudle
I'm speaking of Bermuda, no the Bahamas. In...

I'm speaking of Bermuda, no the Bahamas. In regards to experience, I have limited offshore experience. But I am hiring a captain that is licensed and delivered boats all over the world with 40 +...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-07-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rjcaudle
Um, my insurance is with Boat US, that's who...

Um, my insurance is with Boat US, that's who won't cover Bermuda. LOL

Any other suggestions. Something about 34 ft boat was their response
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-07-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,497
Posted By rjcaudle
Sorry, meant clipping on directly without...

Sorry, meant clipping on directly without jackline.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-07-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,497
Posted By rjcaudle
If clipping directly to a padeye with jackline,...

If clipping directly to a padeye with jackline, the line needs to be short. The force of a person falling 6 feet with a wave can pull out the attachment point unless it is very strong.

Also the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-07-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rjcaudle
Question Insurance Question ???

My Tartan 34' is insured for U.S. and Bahamas. However, I wish to take the boat to Bermuda next Spring (not covered)

Any advice on who would insure for a 4-6 week trip?

Thanks for all advice.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-03-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,497
Posted By rjcaudle
Thanks for all the feedback. The article by pdq...

Thanks for all the feedback. The article by pdq regarding breaking strengths is very interesting.

Please check out the Aladdin clamps and see what u think. These allow the jack line to by mounted...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-29-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,846
Posted By rjcaudle
Wasn't on my ASA 101 exam! Or maybe I missed...

Wasn't on my ASA 101 exam! Or maybe I missed that question. I've never heard the question asked.

Good question.

Rjc
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-24-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,497
Posted By rjcaudle
Jack lines

As to position of jack lines, I am going to try the recommendation of adding an Alladin clamp on the shroud on each side which allows the jack line to be suspended up 5 ft or so. That means when u...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-24-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,497
Posted By rjcaudle
Cool Jack lines and tethers

Preparing for offshore sailing. After some experience and a lot of reading, I am curious about what experienced offshore sailors actually do. The more I read, the more problems seem to come up. Even...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By rjcaudle
Dinghy Outboard

Need outboard for 12' dinghy. Can go 9.9 to 15hp.

I have been told Yamaha is the best outboard in this size.

Would welcome comments. And is it worth trying to find a pre-owned or just go with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,594
Posted By rjcaudle
My goal is to be able to sail well enough and...

My goal is to be able to sail well enough and have the confidence to come in under sail alone. My instructor/broker brought my boat in when we lost power. As he was negotiating around anchored boats...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-06-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,779
Posted By rjcaudle
How would you guys compare a Laser to a Sunfish...

How would you guys compare a Laser to a Sunfish for a new learner?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2011
Replies: 198
Views: 13,554
Posted By rjcaudle
For me it's 2 and a half hrs. But I work out of...

For me it's 2 and a half hrs. But I work out of town 10 days a month near the boat, so I can stay on it at night.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By rjcaudle
I spoke to several brokers before I found one...

I spoke to several brokers before I found one that seemed more interested in helping me, than making a quick sale. Commission was indeed split. My broker came to the sea trial, and eventually helped...
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