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Search: Posts Made By: castorp
Forum: News Feeds 03-15-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By castorp
Re: Sailor pulled from frigid water after sailboat capsizes - The Salem News

"I'm the sailor that was rescued from the drink Wednesday morning and, without hesitation or doubt, absolutely owe my life to all the responders and care-providers involved—THANK YOU ALL!!! Your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,026
Posted By castorp
Re: Falmouth Cutter 22 vs Allegra 24

Many thanks for the feedback, kwalersmi, as well as for the link to your excellent write-up on pocket cruisers!
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Re: Charter business

This is all great info as well!
Many thanks again!!
It certainly sounds like a challenge to make a living wage at the business, even if one is additionally diversified with other related gigs, but...
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Re: Charter business

again, many thanks!!
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Re: Charter business

Thanks Yamsailor, that's excellent information!
Do you have any thoughts on the San Diego area? Is it a likely spot to either start such a venture or to find employment with someone else's...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,822
Posted By castorp
Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

This makes a lot of sense of course, and I would presume that if the forecast turns terribly sour the passage would be scrubbed...
But yes!, mother nature must indeed be the final arbiter!!
fair...
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Re: Charter business

so, the baby-sitting seems to be the common offensive factor here...
hmmmm
I'm currently a teacher and so am pretty enured to that...
can it be turned to a gainful income though given the right...
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Re: Charter business

Hi Dale,
I'm already a sole-proprietor and so understand that any business involves a certain amount of drudgery, a large amount of plain ol' hard work, and that ultimately you're at the whim of...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,822
Posted By castorp
Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

PS 'don't know how relevant it is here, but a former Mass Maritime instructor recently quiped to me something to the effect that "the older [and presumably more experienced] one gets, the less risk...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,822
Posted By castorp
Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

'fair point, but so is it your view then that any mariner considering such a passage is perforce "foolish"? or is it just LT PrebleBoy, USN and myself that you would consider to be foolish??...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By castorp
Re: Greetings from Cambridge!

Thanks Dale & Steve!
I actually trailer-sailor mostly out of Salem with my JC9 and so know and love those waters off Cape Ann well. :)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,822
Posted By castorp
Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

I'm a dinghy frostbighter here on the Gulf of Maine so I guess already probably a little "crazy"... plus I like the cold, the wet, the hardship! :eek:
Besides, what have countless generations of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-17-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,811
Posted By castorp
Re: Small Boat for Solo Sailing

A bit smaller perhaps than what you may be looking for, but what about a Wayfarer (15'10")?
Frank Dye made numerous epic passages in one, including crossing the North Sea!
:)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-17-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,067
Posted By castorp
Re: practicing with sextant on land

Teacupnav is a neat app!
thanks for sharing!!
has anyone tried building Farley's octant?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-17-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By castorp
Re: Who uses the Coast Pilot?

I love the Coast Pilot, especially as it can be readily downloaded!
'also a huge fan of Eldridge Tide & Pilot.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By castorp
Re: This guy, setting a bad example for the rest of us.

Drunk ninny + sailboat = B A D
He does indeed set a strikingly bad example. :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By castorp
Re: Head conversion options?

The Airhead's a great design and works marvelously well!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,026
Posted By castorp
Falmouth Cutter 22 vs Allegra 24

Ahoy all,
I'm on the prowl for "the right boat" to the tune of either a Falmouth Cutter or an Allegra 24 and am curious to hear the collective wisdom to the effect of: if you had to choose one,...
Forum: Chartering 01-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By castorp
Charter business

Ahoy all,
I'm interested in taking my sailing passion to a different level and either working afloat for a charter company or starting my own charter business.
Are there any of you out there who...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By castorp
Greetings from Cambridge!

Ahoy all,
'love this community and board!
Many thanks for the many many great reads past, present, and future!!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By castorp
Re: "....Your boat is sinking, call the harbor master!"

I love this story! Many thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,822
Posted By castorp
Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

Not to hijack the thread here (sorry jslade!) but I'm unable to send PMs right now...

Chris:
I'm very interested in your proposed passage and am wondering a) how far up in ME the boat is (I'm...
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