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Search: Posts Made By: RTB
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By RTB
Re: Picking a marina N FL- Gulf or Atlantic?

Check out Brunswick Landing Marina in Georgia. A nice area. We spent 4 months there last hurricane season. It's a sailboat friendly area, with plenty to see and do. The marina is nice, clean, and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By RTB
Re: Overnight Anchoring

I'll add a note here. In bad weather with high winds, in a crowded anchorage -

Turn on cabin lights, or deck lighting would be good too. We were in Green Turtle (Bahamas) with gale force winds...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By RTB
Re: I would love to sail from Miami to Colombia

That is a nice sail. I did it a few years ago with a friend on his catamaran. Hopefully you can find a ride.

Cartagena is an interesting place.

Welcome to Sailnet! Probably not many...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By RTB
Re: Sail up to reduce rolling?

Yes it helps. Still sucks....just not as bad as with no sail up in those conditions.

Ralph
New home | sailing away with R & B (http://www.sailblogs.com/member/brogdon/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By RTB
Re: Which weather/wind apps & sites are most accurate?

Windfinder has been accurate for us (most of the time) during our 19 months of cruising. I do look at passage weather and download Ugrib files. If these all vary, listen to the little voice that...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By RTB
Re: Yanmar diesel fuel filter water separator

Get a diver to find the dropped part. Probably cost you $50-$75.00. Personally, I second getting a Racor, and get rid of the water separator.

Ralph
Our temporary Galveston home | sailing away...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By RTB
Re: Hello From Baytown, TX

Check with the Houston Yacht Club. My wife took a course for women there (near you).

We bought our boat in Baytown, and have been cruising full time for 18 months - Keys, Bahamas, East Coast. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-04-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,154
Posted By RTB
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I certainly don't disagree. We aren't set up for long passages. Besides no AP, we don't have an EPIRB, life raft, or SSB. On cruising comforts....no windlass or davits either. We're just...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-04-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,154
Posted By RTB
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

We do 2 hours on, 2 hours off. Mostly we just get a break from steering and try to get comfortable. Sometimes a cat-nap. With an AP, I'm sure we could extend the shifts. I'll add an AP in Texas,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-03-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,154
Posted By RTB
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

It really is hard work, for us at least. We're on a 36' Hunter with no auto-pilot, no radar, no AIS. We are also over 60. Being 30 years younger might be of help.

We usually don't get any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By RTB
Re: Anyone in Boot Key?

Maybe for a year or two. We'll see. For now, it will be great to be closer to our son and my wife's sister.

The boat is due some work. Maybe even some upgrades.....maybe even an autopilot. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By RTB
Re: Anyone in Boot Key?

Sadly, we missed Katie and Jesse. I'm happy to hear Scallywag is just about up and running again. Good job!

Ralph
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By RTB
Re: How to run aground properly

I just got stuck pretty good in Boot Key late yesterday. Plenty of eyes upon us as we chose the shortcut to our mooring. Fortunately, a friendly cruiser came by and pushed us off with his dinghy. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By RTB
Anyone in Boot Key?

We just returned from our second season in the Bahamas. After spending last hurricane season in Brunswick, Georgia, we did the Exumas, Eleuthera, and the Abacos. We returned to Ft. Pierce, and are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 2,852
Views: 320,883
Posted By RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Nice video, Steve. It's great to see you guys out there on the Gulf, getting some BFS experience.

The boys looked like they were having a blast most of the time. Hey, you might want to try the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By RTB
Re: And so ends another season...

Sweet!

The end of our season is Aug-Oct for hurricane season. It gives us a little break, and time for those boat projects that seem to pop up now and again. We are about to head south, along...
Forum: Hunter 10-28-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 23,143
Posted By RTB
re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

No worries, CalebD!

The last post for the OP was 07-07-2010. :laugher These Hunter threads go on and on............

Why not just lock threads more than one year old, with no activity?
...
Forum: Hunter 10-28-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 23,143
Posted By RTB
re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

We've been cruising our 1982 Hunter 36 for a year now. It was built during 1980-1982, designed by John Cherubini. Maybe one of the better, old school Hunters? Like smack's boat, much nicer lines...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By RTB
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

So, are you on your way yet? A boat came in here today. I met them on the sidewalk, and asked where they had come from. Charleston was the answer. They had some wind for awhile, but motored for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,025
Posted By RTB
Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

Sure, go for it.

Just so you know, that doesn't always work out all that well. A friend of mine, with no sailing experience, decided that he wanted to sail around the world. He sold his home,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By RTB
Re: Has anyone actually had a ticket for having dinghy reg on a board?

You will see many dinghies with the boards in south Florida. No mention of problems that I have ever heard. Good question since I am about to make boards for mine since we seem to be missing some...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By RTB
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Thanks for the info. We'll try to get an earlier start next year, and finally make it up that way.

Ralph
| sailing away with R & B (http://www.sailblogs.com/member/brogdon/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,025
Posted By RTB
Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

Oh yes! Even our Australian friends, sailing production Beneteaus have circumnavigated. Hey Mark, your newest photos seem to make you look a bit heavier these days. Been eating too well, or is it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By RTB
Re: sideways on anchor?

My vote is a strong tide. Your experience is pretty common on the east coast of Florida and Georgia. Somewhat on the west coast too. This is just my experience, and I was pretty dumbfounded when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,025
Posted By RTB
Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

Andreas owns the boat, but Martin doesn't mention Andreas' experience.

But hey, the Bumfuzzles have done a RTW. and Pat says it's no big deal. Next thing you know, smackdaddy will do the same...
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