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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,801
Posted By nical
Smile Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

Had my "Paki practice pipes" on the boat in Med Spain for about ten years. Not really a problem around those that like highland pipes. Only one other piper happened by one year, good fun doing a gig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 15,907
Posted By nical
Soon turning 65 and working full time prepping...

Soon turning 65 and working full time prepping the boat for a leisurely circumnavigation starting this year. It sure has been a long time coming! Anyhow we should all be conscious of just how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By nical
Thanks

Thanks for the response!

Cheers,

Nical
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By nical
Gnomonic chart source???

Good day, classical navigators. I'm having some problem finding a source for gnomonic charts for Atlantic and Pacific.
Can anyone point me in the right direction ( sorry...sigh) to acquire...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By nical
Thank you very much for the input! I will check...

Thank you very much for the input! I will check 'em out!

Regards,

Nick L.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By nical
FL sailboat storage yards??

Hi, all: I'm looking at a 33' sailboat to buy in the keys, but need to get it up on the hard for some storage and DIY work. Anyone out there have any suggestions of a place along the FL coast that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,792
Posted By nical
Some years ago, 5 of us were taking a 65' Swan...

Some years ago, 5 of us were taking a 65' Swan from Chile to NZ by way of Marquesas, tuamotus. then Papeete, etc.
Christmas at sea ; about 10 South. Tradewinds rig. A day just like any other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,045
Posted By nical
A fun thread! As a kid, I started with dyer...

A fun thread! As a kid, I started with dyer dhows and soforth, going up the ladder to Folkboat, Pearson Vanguard) Giles 38, currently Ohlson 38. But since I sail alone, an starting to get the...
Forum: Lake Superior   05-17-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By nical
Splash in Duluth??

Good day! I am moving my sailboat ( 38', Net 8, 6' draft) from the Gulf Coast up to the Great Lakes for a year or two. I reckon to start my wandering in Duluth. Has anyone a suggestion for the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By nical
Thanks

For the information!

Nick L.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By nical
Need advice for S. Cal Marina

Good day, all. I'm looking for some advice in selecting a marina in Southern California to prep my boat for a trip into the pacific.
I'd be offloading the boat, rigging and provisioning; would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By nical
Video Camera Suggestions??

Good day , all! I am soon to start some blue water travelling, and would like to make a video record of the trip (s). No doubt some of you experts out there have done just that; and possibly can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-19-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,566
Posted By nical
Interesting thread. I'm retired and getting...

Interesting thread. I'm retired and getting ready to go cruising...but with a wrinkle: Going to places where other people with my interests occasionally congregate. In my case, it's homebuilt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By nical
Thanks very much. I thought that USCG Certificate...

Thanks very much. I thought that USCG Certificate sounded...um...like a bit of a scam.
Nick L.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By nical
Question USCG Liferaft Certificate ???

Please excuse my abject ignorance: In getting a repack quote for my liferaft, the repacker mentioned a charge of $90 something for a USCG Certificate.
I asked him what that was...he just said: "...
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