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Search: Posts Made By: TQA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By TQA
Re: Fairly affordable IRIDIUM setup

1200$ + 100$ a month no contract.

Only activate when crossing oceans.

Sounds good to me.

Anyone want to buy an HF set and Pactor modem.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,197
Posted By TQA
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

PAIKEA

You have a circumnavigation in mind as a long term goal. A trade wind circumnavigation via the canals is one thing. Going down into the southern ocean and passing the two great capes is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By TQA
Re: High out put alternator

I don't remember seeing anything about regulators.

If you are using the standard automotive type internal regulator in the alternator you need to upgrade to a smart external regulator. Ideally one...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By TQA
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

I am not trying to belittle your experiences. These conditions are testing especially if you are used to light air sailing.

But here is a heads up for anybody thinking about chartering or coming...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,197
Posted By TQA
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

When he uses the word Caribbean I am pretty sure he means a tradewind circumnavigation avoiding the capes.

Less often the chosen route nowadays because of the Somalia pirates and Red Sea issues.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By TQA
Re: Picking up a mooring single handed

I have a line with a spring gate carabiner which is led back to the cockpit outside everything.

Put the cockpit alongside the mooring ball reach over and clip the carabiner on the top loop.. None...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By TQA
Modern anchor galvanizing longevity ?

I am contemplating the purchase of a new anchor. My [t]rusty 60 lb CQR has done splendid service but the cost of getting it re galvanized in Trinidad is going to be around $ 250

Having been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By TQA
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

I would look long and hard at the costings here and whether you would ever want to sell the boat. It will sell faster and for more money with a diesel. You will never get all the money back but it is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By TQA
Re: What do you wish you knew...

This is my second stint cruising, I was on a shoestring the first time for 7 years in the 90s. I almost never caught anything trolling. In those days spearfishing was OK almost everywhere except the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,942
Posted By TQA
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

Well I single hand a 44ft sloop with a full batten main. I get better sail shape and as I also have lazy jacks it is a considerable benefit to me that I just let the halyard fly and the sail self...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By TQA
Re: What do you wish you knew...

How to catch more fish.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By TQA
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

I use a simple grab hook on a single nylon line cleated off at 9 ft. Chain gets run out on the windlass until 10 ft to go. Clip on hook keeping a little tension on the line and run out the last 10 ft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TQA
Re: Something to hold tiller in place

I used this as a way of holding the tiller at any angle.

Vertical pin in the tiller mid way. I used a piece of 5/32 brazing rod.

String chain string. The chain needs to be sized to allow the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By TQA
French sailor rescued by UK RNLI as burning yacht sinks

A French single hander on passage from Iceland to Holland is rescued by the British RNLI offshore after he takes to his liferaft to escape from his burning boat. The boat was his home.

'He lost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By TQA
Re: My Retirement Plan - Finding the Right Boat

Make sure you have a look at a Catalina 30. It has one of the better and more spacious interiors of a boat that size.

Some have gas A4s but there some diesels around at your price.

It would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By TQA
Re: When Do You Reef?

I have learned that reefing the first time I think about it works for me. If the boat starts to feel pressed or and this is the most likely one for me to say "that was a good decision" when I see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,836
Posted By TQA
Re: Boat Explodes

It is hard to see how grinding would raise the temp.

Officials: 69-year-old killed when diesel fuel tank explodes | www.wsoctv.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,836
Posted By TQA
Re: Boat Explodes

We used to do a demo for students where we dropped lit matches into a bowl of petrol. The matches go out.

We then took a single spoonful of petrol, put it into an empty gallon can, shook the can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By TQA
Re: The Sloop John B

Only the Beach Boys are permitted to sing that.

As for the budgie smugglers, I am editing that out of visual memory.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By TQA
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

I think your original idea of plumbing in series is OK PROVIDING you have a gallon jug in reserve AND you are never more than a day away from a water supply.

If you plan to go offshore then I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By TQA
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

Headtorch is the ideal dinghy light. Does not blind the dink driver, illuminates what he/she is looking including the boarding ladder and finally lets you see the numbers on the combi lock.

I am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By TQA
Re: Purchasing Soon (hopefully)!

Hope it all goes through smoothly for you.

I am certainly enjoying cruising on it's big brother the Explorer 44.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By TQA
Re: Painting My GOB

:worthless:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 4,621
Posted By TQA
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Jeff Don't feed the troll.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By TQA
Re: foreign customs and warrants

The answer is no unless the offence on the warrant is an extraditable one. In that case the answer is maybe.

Essentially the State issuing the warrant would have to be actively pursuing you and...
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