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Search: Posts Made By: DuaneIsing
Forum: Chartering 11-17-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 5,794
Posted By DuaneIsing
BVI and USVI Customs Clearance


There is a website called Traveltalkonline which has a whole forum devoted to BVI sailing and vacations. You will get all the info you could possibly want there.

We enjoyed St. John, by...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-11-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By DuaneIsing


We insured our boat with Allstate for $100K, homeport in FL and valid anywhere within 100nm of lower 48 states. The premium was less than $500 per year and when hurricane Charley did...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-29-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By DuaneIsing

I bought 2 Stearn''s auto inflatables with the integral harness. We liked their design, but only chose them over their competitors because my buddy works for an outfit that got the Stearn''s products...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 20,507
Posted By DuaneIsing
Sabre 386 or Tartan 3700???

Congrats, bluewaterdreamer! You should really enjoy your boat.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,368
Posted By DuaneIsing
Twas the night before Frances (hurricane humor)

<rec''d via email with no attribution>

Twas the night before Frances

''Twas the night before Frances
When all through the state
Not a gas pump was pumping
Not a store open late

All the...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-26-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,638
Posted By DuaneIsing
and thats without the f word


Sorry to hear of your marina''s destruction. Good luck with recovery of your boat.

Forum: Chartering 09-21-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By DuaneIsing
New to chartering - advice, please

Author: Austinsailor
Does anyone have any recommendations for chartering/sailing books on the BVI or Antigua?

I believe the most common one is "Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands" by Nancy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By DuaneIsing
Good luck with Ivan!

With my Internet still slow and fluky since hurrcane Charley, I just have a quick momnet to post a "good luck" for all in Ivan''s path. We will make a decision tomorrow regarding evacuation from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By DuaneIsing
Duane& Diane Ising OK


With all the stuff people can find out about you these days, it doesn''t seem to matter if I list my street here for you. It''s Brentwood Court in Punta Gorda Isles. We have streets all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By DuaneIsing
Pirate Survives Hurricane, vessel unknown

Ahoy, BigRed. My connection to the Internet has been horrible to nonexistent since charley, but I finally got through. So glad to hear you are OK, despite the boat damage.

Our community in Punta...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-10-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By DuaneIsing
day charter boat and other stuff

Quote: "Also are there used Cats in my price range?"

The easy way to check is to go to Yachtworld and see. Just place in your upper price range and choose the catamaran design, and you''ll have a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-08-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 9,889
Posted By DuaneIsing
Singlehanding to and from the dock

Another habit I developed is to ensure that my reverse gear is fully functional LONG before I need it. This can be especially important if you have a non-fixed prop and you are relying on the prop...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-08-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By DuaneIsing
Consumed toilet paper

One problem with using a LOT of water to flush paper is filling your holding tank more quickly. Some folks keep cheap ziploc-type plastic bags in the head for containing the paper.

We''re not sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By DuaneIsing
Vibration dilemma


If you have one of those dripless shaft seals, I know they can vibrate under certain conditions.

If you have one and wish to check it, you can VERY carefully observe it while the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-20-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,890
Posted By DuaneIsing
What makes a functional cruiser?


I think Jeff meant to use the term D/L instead of L/D. Then his statement makes sense.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-20-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,890
Posted By DuaneIsing
What makes a functional cruiser?

What makes a functional cruiser?

Apr. 24 2004 1:16 AM

Author: sskimberdreams

"...I will gladly research any websites/past threads/books that you can recommend on this subject..."...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2004
Replies: 37
Views: 12,870
Posted By DuaneIsing
help with lifes dream


You admit it will be a 4-year plan of getting ready, so your most recent post asking for "boat size and makes" is really way too premature. If you follow through with your stated learning...
Forum: Chartering 05-19-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By DuaneIsing
Experience and Crew Required for Chartering


From what you write, it seems to me that you should have no troubles. Handling the boat is only one aspect of skippering. If your judgment is sound, and you have even mediocre navigational...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By DuaneIsing
And the deed is done...


Right you are, me lad, but a sharp lookout is still critical.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By DuaneIsing
Cleaning Electric Cord

I just discovered I have the same problem, but I cannot experiment right now as I am 1300 miles from the boat.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-13-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 4,403
Posted By DuaneIsing
Best Florida Sailing in Retirement?


Well, best of luck to you in Naples! Enjoy.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By DuaneIsing
Any Cape Coral/Ft. Myers sailors?

BTW, W~N, make sure you carry sufficient bottles of rum as tribute for the Pirate of Pine Island, should his mast appear over the horizon.

I''m told he''s a master with a cutlass, but even better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By DuaneIsing
Any Cape Coral/Ft. Myers sailors?


We''re just to the north of you in Charlotte Harbor (Punta Gorda).

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By DuaneIsing
And the deed is done...

Steve, of course I''ll be patronizing SailNet (I am a SailPerks member) for most of the future goodies. I just needed some stuff quickly like soap, biocide, MSD deodorizer, brushes, etc.

I really...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By DuaneIsing
And the deed is done...

Steve, Denr, Chas, and Bill,

Thanks much for your enthusiastic congratulations. You are definitley welcome at my dock. We recently had the dock area dredged to 7+ feet at MLW. The channel into...
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