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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By mussnot
Where are all the other peoples sailing videos?

I should have learnt my lesson better about going first when I was six... ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By mussnot
Video teasers for armchair sailors!

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.... :)
Here's mine:
Sailing a Yarmouth23 (http://ifno.info/Video.php)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,389
Posted By mussnot
So now it seems the difficulty with sailing comes...

So now it seems the difficulty with sailing comes down to chance. Be unlucky and you find yourself battling a waterspout and calling upon every skill you can muster to survive, while Joe Lucky gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,389
Posted By mussnot
http://ifno.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/s...

http://ifno.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sleeping-300x225.jpg

Ah... but how many sports allow you to make cups of tea while you're doing them, or take a nap for that matter...

hmmm......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,389
Posted By mussnot
Lightbulb Is sailing difficult?

I was recently asked this question over dinner with friends and I'm not sure they appreciated my answer.

I told them that for me “the most difficult part of sailing was earning the money to buy,...
Forum: Other Destination   07-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,585
Posted By mussnot
Cinque Terre as a destination

* Is this a reasonable place to cruise in May?
Yes, but it won't be very warm (average for that time of year is 20 degrees C). Note that it is the shoulder season for charter companies. Try to go as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,432
Posted By mussnot
Try running the site through bablefish like so......

Try running the site through bablefish like so...

Translation result for http://tanit.over-blog.fr/...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,432
Posted By mussnot
Tanit Blog

Here is the URL to the ill fated travelers’ blog.

Le voyage de TANIT (http://tanit.over-blog.fr/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,476
Posted By mussnot
So, how did you get into sailing?

I'd been reminiscing in my blog and thought it might be interesting to hear from others. Hence the post.

Here was my answer to the above mentioned question....

For me it all started on the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-19-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By mussnot
In September it's about 12 hours between sunrise...

In September it's about 12 hours between sunrise and sunset in Greece so if you can't sail at night you probably have a daily range of less than 60 nautical miles (working on a 5kt average speed)....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,439
Posted By mussnot
MorganPaul, You certainly have have a unique...

MorganPaul, You certainly have have a unique perspective.... hopefully I can stave off the heart attack and/or cancer for a while!

Gardeningal, I agree....I'm not waiting a moment longer than I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,439
Posted By mussnot
Wow… Thanks for taking the time for providing the...

Wow… Thanks for taking the time for providing the excellent suggestions and links. Omatakos’ 16 commandments for the frugal sailor will certainly be followed ardently! :)
Fortunately I own my well...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,439
Posted By mussnot
I lost my job... so I'm going sailing

When I read posts touting six figure sums for the cruising kitty it gives me the shivers!
Perhaps if I can count the zeros after the decimal point?

As I am about to be unemployed, I'm a little...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-12-2009
Replies: 3,429
Views: 920,368
Posted By mussnot
Mediterranean

Mediterranean
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By mussnot
What about using a battery operated livestock...

What about using a battery operated livestock electric fence unit to deter mischief? :)
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