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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By TQA
Re: WAECO ADLER BARBOUR CU-200 Air/Water-Cooled Super ColdMachine Compressor

I have one. It is mounted under the cockpit but one hatch away from where I sleep.

With the hatch closed it is barely audible, hatch open it is audible but does not prevent sleep.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,587
Posted By TQA
Re: Help A College Student! Help me understand some things about Sailing.

The standard tender to a cruising sailboat in the Eastern Carib is a 10 ft approx RIB [ rigid bottom inflatable ] with a 10 to 15 hp 2 stroke outboard.

We find 2 strokes more reliable and when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By TQA
Re: Dripless shaft seal

You could be prepared with a piece of motorcycle inner tube jubilee clipped onto the stern tube and the excess tubing folded back and held on to the stern tube with a zip ties.

In the even of an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By TQA
Re: Best Place to Start a Sailing Blog for Cruising

Google Blogspot is as good as it gets. I like the way it deals with pics. which are posted on your blog then stored in a separate file in Google photos.

Probably the least likely operation to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By TQA
Re: Caveats for a Craigslist sailboat?

A bit over priced but if it is ready to sail maybe worth it.

I would replace the tires though. 7 years and they are done.

Compare it with this Catalina 22 and trailer...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By TQA
Re: CSY cabin to cockpit port

Have you found the CSY owners association.

CSY Owners Association (

Post your query there and some one will most likely know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,408
Posted By TQA
Re: Biggest Decision of my Life - Need Advise

I recommend you get the following three books

World Cruising Routes by Jimmy Cornell Tells you what routes work and more importantly WHEN TO GO.

Sailboat Maintenance Manual by Don Casey. What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By TQA
Re: Fiberglass Repair on Hull at Rudder Bolts on Prindle 16

That plate looks to be sufficient to me.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,358
Posted By TQA
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

As Chuck says above that is a lot of money for a 74 boat.

For about the same you can find a younger Catalina 30 which is a better liveaboard. Look for one with a roller furling jib if you plan to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By TQA
Re: What type of boat is this?

I am with the majority on this one. It may not be worth fixing up.

However before you give up on it see if the engine runs. Should not take much time to check it out if you can find a good heavy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,525
Posted By TQA
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

Makes life so much easier.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,399
Posted By TQA
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

There are a great many old 30 ft boats for sale and relatively few buyers. It is a HUGE buyers market.

The Tartan is very overpriced IMHO worth about half.

I like the looks of the Bristol...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By TQA
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

There are a couple of Youtube vids by a 70 yr old Brit who bought a boat of Ebay for little money and sailed it down the ICW. It gives a pretty realistic snapshot on what to expect.

It is in 2...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,083
Posted By TQA
Re: Retiring soon...

Hi Eric welcome to Sailnet.

I am a 67 year old retired full time liveaboard on a 44 ft monohull cruising in the Eastern Caribbean. This is the biggest boat that I feel I can manage singlehanded.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 19,271
Posted By TQA
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The video in post 59 raises a number of interesting points.

First the storm is clearly visible and telegraphs it's presence at least 3 to 5 minutes before it hits. These black walls coming out of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-21-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,282
Posted By TQA
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

While people have made long passages with such small tankage it is unusual

I would never rely on a flexible bladder tank especially on a trade wind circumnavigation. The continuous rolling does...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,308
Posted By TQA
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

I am a full time liveaboard and like those quiet deserted anchorages where I can jump over for a swim before breakfast.

I always worried that I might not deploy the clip on ladder that came with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By TQA
Re: Hit by Lightning??

Steel 38 ft ketch at anchor on chain rode in Beaufort NC.

Strike was on the mast head and vaporized the TRI VHF aerial and little upside down broom anti lightening device. Little metal balls were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By TQA
Re: noob question

One of the areas that you can get work is the charter business, specifically as a skipper / cook combo taking people out on skippered charters.

You will need some quals, and be able to demonstrate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By TQA
Re: noob question

There is a lot to be said for buying a smallish boat and just going sailing. Get someone who knows what they are doing to go out with you on the first day to show you the ropes.

This was the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By TQA
Re: Winch Bases Needed

These are the goto guys for Barient spares HUTTON-ARCO Yacht Winches (

They can do bases at about $500 US

I have a pair of Barient 32 STs on my 1978...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By TQA
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

WHOA THERE Do not use sail repair tape in the region UNLESS you sew the top and bottom edges.

Without that there is a near certainty that the tape will ball up and jam the sail in the foil track.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By TQA
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

I am pretty certain that the Corbin will have a cored hull.

In that case you need a good surveyor who is familiar with cored hulls and their problems.
Forum: Chartering   12-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By TQA
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

If the wind is North of East go South.

If South of East go North.

If going North leave early from St Pierre and sail all the way to Prince Rupert bay skipping rolly Roseau.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By TQA
Re: Van De Stadt 40 - steel hull - preliminary inspection

An endoscope will help you inspect behind things. They are cheap as chips now.
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