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Search: Posts Made By: carib99
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By carib99
Autopilot Control Mount

I''m wondering if the fluxgate compass in the control head would affect the main compass?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By carib99
travel with PFD

I read a copy of the cfr regulation that specifically permits the inflatible PFD''s. I think the security people might not be knowledgeable though. Also the airline can disallow them if they want....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By carib99
Auto vs Manual SOSpenders

Get the auto inflate, but use the auto cartrige sparingly. It does auto inflate after a week or so in the Caribbean. Mine inflated during the day when it was resting in my cabin. Perhaps the delayed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-23-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By carib99
Bimini Islands..

What form of currency is needed to clear customs around the Caribbean? Is the US dollar universally accepted with a reasonable exchange rate?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 3,511
Posted By carib99
Mildew - cushion foam

I''ve heard and used diluted chlorox with some success on hard surfaces. I''ve also heard that apple cider vinegar helps keep mildew from returning. I am wondering if anyone has experience with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 3,511
Posted By carib99
Mildew - cushion foam

I have some cushions (v-berth) that have grey spots on them noticed when washing the covers. Is this mildew, and is there a viable treatment?
Thanks, Jim
Forum: Chartering 01-06-2004
Replies: 30
Views: 6,400
Posted By carib99
Assault by Moorings Captain

I hope you told Moorings!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 7,486
Posted By carib99
Navico PH-8000 Autopilot

I tried to get a Navico working again, and Simrad was willing to discuss it on the phone, but they were not able to help. They really don''t support the Navico line with parts or knowledge. I''d buy...
Forum: Chartering 01-01-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By carib99
Day Rentals in Tortola?

Many years ago we did the same thing and rented a "school" boat for a day - a Beneteau 21 I believe. We went to the caves. We''ve been chartering there ever since...
Good luck!!
Ours was based in...
Forum: Chartering 12-31-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By carib99
Prep for first charter

I would prefer to self provision. There is a regular Safeway (?) grocery store about 400 yds away and there is the "Moorings" provision cpmpany (Ample Hamper? ) on site at Moorings. My issue with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By carib99

West Marine hasn''t upgraded to the new ones that require submersion to inflate. I have a West Marine one that self inflated in my cabin after a week of sailing in the Caribbean - with some rain and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-01-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By carib99
Detroit and St. Claire Rivers

Radar not required, the channel is well defined. Going against the current will take a full day though - may need to be careful about fuel supply.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-27-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By carib99
New Orleans to Key West

No. but I''d be interested in such a trip. I''ve been from St Pete to Ft Meyers, and I''d love to see the keys.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By carib99
Airline Security Take Equipment!

Last night I searched the FAA site and found some info on hazardous stuff including the "brochure" they pass out at airports.
I found an item that states that self-inflating life jackets are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 5,251
Posted By carib99
Rebedding leaking lexan ports

Any suggestions for getting the ports out in the first place? Mine leak, but they seem firmly in place.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-17-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By carib99
Florida costs

I just found insurance in Dade Co. costs more than some others. Can anyone recommend a cost efficient location on the East Coast for marinas and insurance?
Forum: Chartering 10-20-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By carib99
Am I crazy?

I''m interested too. Let me know the particulars at
Forum: Chartering 10-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By carib99
BVI Crew

Late notice, but check out the Aug 22 entry, same subject.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By carib99
Boat registration

I''m wondering if there is a "best" place to register/purchase a boat for use (and storage) in the Caribbean. I''m looking for a 40''er to cruise with intermittently - hoping to do a lap of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By carib99
Insurance refused ?? Help

Keep trying. I was refused by three companies on my first boat, but my homeowners came thru. But that was for local use.
Forum: Chartering 09-03-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By carib99
Greece charter complete!

Actually I''ve never had that many problems with any two boats in the BVI - from second and third tier companies.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By carib99
Escape From Superior

I have not been on it. I read a book on it when I was considering the trip. You DO have to remove the mast.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-25-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By carib99
Escape From Superior

Yep, through Chicago into the Illinois river, and into the Ten Tom river system (parallel''s the Mississippi)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By carib99
VHF license for foreign waters

My understanding is there is reciprocity among nations, but that means you need to be actually licensed here.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-19-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By carib99
BVI berth available - 22Oct - 2Nov

We are heading out of Nanny Cay on Tortola. Captain has no blue water experience, but two of the crew do. BVI is mostly line of sight sailing and Blue water experience is not necessary. We have...
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