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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 590
Views: 33,703
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

There was photos of huge holes in the deck where the wood had rotted away. And this wasnt timber over fibreglass deck, this was timber over stringers.

The photos are in this thread somewhere and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 590
Views: 33,703
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

You are missing the points that the boat wasnt worth anything!!!!!!!!

It was leaking through the deck from the pointy end to the bow and the blunt end all the way to the stern. It wasnt worth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,332
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Double enders have very small cockpits. They get pooped more often i.e. Waves over the back, the are old designs.

There isnt much going for them as a cruiser.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

I agree with Mr FWIW, however not to the fullest extent... Why does one need an anti siphon loop?
Some installations need it, some dont.

Work out if yours does. I don't know, but I know my 2...
Forum: herSailNet 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: For Us Female Navigators Out There

My ex-gf liked OpenCpn because she was a very PC oriented person with get office skills etc. She didn't like the chart plotters at all because she thought they were too slow. With a mouse, wheel and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,626
Views: 269,281
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Actually it was a bunch of local kids who found a native bee hive 20 shops along the water front. and as any 9 year old kid knows to get the honey you gotta smoke the bees out. So they lit a fire,...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

Hi Trinny,

I have only sailed there once..., well, once in, once out :) so I am not a local at all.
I thought the area NYC to Cape May was pretty tame in summer... Mind you, there was some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,200
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....


"Hey, Honey, I just killed another land lubber guest! He tripped over the Traveler!"
"Thats terrible! Is the traveler OK?"

As they say cruisers at mostly at anchor even in active...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Herniated jibsheets

Wot? Like this??
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

I have been bashed by every mooring ball Ive ever been on. But as they are always transient I havent been able to solve the problem.

What about some sort of soft sock? Like a fender cover, or...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,703
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I think you have a right to say whatever you like. :) I dont think its too critical for you to say you think some are too critical of Charlottes "hysteria". Mind you, I dont remember reading that...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,703
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

My preventer is just two bits of rope that come down to the amidships mooring cleats, not the toe rail.

Then at the boom I have some very thin lanyard, 96 kg breaking strain, thats looped twice....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,703
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

A gybe when the main is prevented puts the boat on its ear. Or racing with a shy kite and it broaches puts the boat on its ear.
Both are bloody scary to the uninitiated! Until someone lets go the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 1,828
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

No, the boat should have tethers. But it wouldnt hurt to ask if he has a harness for you.

So if you can keep yourself warm and dry he shoudl keep you safe.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,889
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I dont know about the specifics of those areas, but i can tell you a bit about solo sailing off shore at night.

You can do it in one big non sleeping stint.... But the chances are you will be too...
Forum: Electronics 04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 2,060
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Entry level AIS?

Just one more pont before I leave ya alone...

Have a look at that screenshot in my previous post....

Consider yourself in that situation but 20 minutes previous (the length of the stick outta...
Forum: Electronics 04-20-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 2,060
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Complete Nav set up for $1,000

Ok here is the system I am using and that you can get for $1,000 with the odd proviso...

I guess every boat has a VHF and mast head antenna so they are not factored in. Everyone has a laptop or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Strength Training for Sailors

I go to the gym most days when near one.

The trick is to do weights and cardio. One weights per week and five cardio.

I want my heart rate up to 150bpm for 20 minutes 5 days per week....
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,141
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dropping the hook for the here ok?

I used Active Captain on my i-useless-pad and found it excellent for the ICW.

Updated continually be people just before you the information is great. I dont think I ever came across wrong...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-10-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 9,946
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Yeah. He turned deliberately as he said in the tv interview to chase hurricanes and get the wind behind him. He had no intention, by the looks, of staying to the east of it. If he had he would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Confronting Fear

I enjoy sailing at night. Very much so with a moonless night as the stars are wonderful.

Its just the same as daytime sailing, in several ways easier... You can see ships and boats further off...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

You dont get the boat till 6pm?
Well that SUX!! So you will have to spend the night on their dock?

Right, well, they may allow you to scoot around to,a very close anchorage, only a few hundred...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,412
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Vastly more than this thread suggests. I have been out for 5 years.
My outgoings projected for the boat this year to upgrade and maintain is close to $15,000. $20,000 if i want a few luxuries like a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,907
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

My longest solo passage has been 30 days when were wasnt any wind trans atlantic. It was still easy, i didnt go more bonkers than i was before. I got a bit bord by the end but mainly with food, not...
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