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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Needing to use engine alternator vs. generator

The Freedom 20 is capable of outputting 100 A DC into a 12V system. However, it has a power sharing feature. If you are also running your AC appliances at the same time you are charging, it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,801
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

Depends what is most important to you, Shore side amenities, cruiser friendly town, accessible cruising grounds, low costs, etc.
As far as places to live, I would vote Charleston. By far the the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Nice new sailing docomentary

I watched it yesterday. Fantastic story. Really well done!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: places to avoid in Florida....

I am surprised with your experience in St. Augustine. Generally it is a very sailboat friendly place. Can you elaborate on your negative experience?
Forum: Florida - Keys   04-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Best route from Melbourne to Key West???

From Melbourne, you have no choice but take the ICW S. to Ft. Pierce. Spend the night there, if the forecast is perfect go offshore to Lake Worth Inlet. If the weather is not perfect take the ICW. ...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: 7 days in the Bahamas. What should I put on the list?

If weather permits, go down to honeymoon harbor on Gun Cay and play with the sting rays, then a bit further south and have lunch at Cat Cay.
Forum: Caribbean Islands   04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: 7 days in the Bahamas. What should I put on the list?

Keep your feet out of the water next to the fish cleaning table at Big Game Club. There is a herd of Bull Sharks that would like a wave runner rider as a snack :))
Forum: Caribbean Islands   03-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: 7 days in the Bahamas. What should I put on the list?

If you only have 7 days, it really depends where you are starting out from. By far, the Exumas are the best cruising grounds in the Bahamas. If you are starting and ending your trip in FL, its too...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,124
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Must see places on the eastern seaboard.

I have done the same route many times. In my opinion:

Best cities-Charleston, SC, Key West
Best natural attractions- Exuma Land and Sea Park, The Baths BVI.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: St Augustine

Good protected dockage, marine services, full service yard with haul out, restaurant/bar, and sailboat school/rentals at Camachee Cove Marina on the north side of St. A. San Sebastian river has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,284
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: How do I keep travelift slings from topsides

I have seen yards use clear plastic sheeting. They sleeve the travelift straps with it. The straps can then stretch and slip inside the plastic sleeve which stays stationary against the hull.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: So. Florida, east coast, marina

Good plan, but you cant run the ICW with a 70' mast height. That will also limit you to marinas with no height restrictions from the inlet. St. Augustine has two options...Conch House Marina, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: An indelicate question

They work very well. The key to reliable operation is to flush often. I tell my guests to flush after every "splash". Don't park yourself on it with the New York Times for 20 minutes then get up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,441
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Forest green bimini, wheat hatch covers
Forum: Electronics   01-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: GPS Laptop set up for BVI Charter?

When I chartered in the BVI-first time there, I was worried about this too. As it turns out, it is quite fun to sit around the saloon table with your crew and spread out the paper charts to make...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,909
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

This entire thread sounds like a very good argument for an in-mast or in-boom main furling system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Boat paint, and color.

You can make it any color you want. White is the most forgiving. It does not show scratches and imperfections as much. Dark colors absorb more heat, making the inside of the boat hotter and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

Thats a pretty sh**ty first post on the forum :). Welcome!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,019
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Remote helm

This is the most common one available. Like others have said, they seem to be most common on mid sized power boats that are owner operated or have a small crew.

Yacht Controller - Wireless Remote...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

The chair has more rigging than the boat!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 17,308
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...

I would loved to see what the keel looks like....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,399
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: which genset

My previous boat had a Northern Lights 5 KW set with a soft foam sound enclosure. My current boat has a 5 kw Fischer Panda in the standard fiberglass enclosure. The NL was far quieter, and produced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,103
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Dark and Stormy .....

I consider myself a bit of a Dark N Stormy aficionado. After many different tastings, the best one I have come across is made with Goslings Black Seal Rum, and a ginger beer called Regatta. Regatta...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 434,774
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Nippers, Guana Cay, Abacos.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Capt.Alex
Re: Slip vs. T-head

I have my boat on a T-head. The advantages as stated above are: easier in and out, better view, more breeze etc. One disadvantage I am concerned about is being exposed to the other boats coming and...
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