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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: My Boat Deal Offer Fell Through

Don't fret it. Another boat will come along at the right time, with the right deal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 years of cost data

And here it is if you wish to download it. Right Click and Save As...


ourlifeatsea.com/temp/costdata.xls (http://ourlifeatsea.com/temp/costdata.xls)



Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 years of cost data

Or email it to me and i will host it on my website as a dowloadable XLS then people can adjust figures, calcs themselves for their own use but they wont be able to adjust the original on my site.

...
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mercury 3.3 2-stroke question

The lever just needs to be pulled hard. The rod of metal the catch goes around will probably break off as mine corroded through.

Just drill a new, slim, bolt through to let the catch hook onto...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Yes, avoid cold weather, winter, storms, machine guns, illegal immigrants.

There are no safe countries in North Africa. Tunisia last night had an ISIS attack.


...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Iv'e zigged and zagged across most of it.
As a rule say 120 nms per day.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,709
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

Talking of virgins... I read the bible once (ok, I am bulls...ing already) and it mentioned an idiot and his money are soon parted (it could have been an Aesop's Fable!).

anyway, the point is, you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-26-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Looks like its good you asked. You were gunna talk about the theoretical details of nav, electrics etc but people want the personal stuff, the lifestyle, costs etc.

It looks like if you just talk...
Forum: Electronics 01-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Repeater Chartplotter Screens

Repeaters are very inaccurate because of electronic chart dissolution (in the ether... Some use an ether net to try and hold 'em in).
Its much better to rely on a sextant and a paper chart. Nothing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: New computer selection help??

I like small PC laptops with a mouse for nav software.

About $300 new.
Forum: Electronics 12-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: iPad 4 as a GPS ?

Yes, the Abacos are as far as GPS goes.

It used to cover the whole world but that Obama bloke (I'm not American, we have a Queen) nerfed it because Russia shot out a few satellites. No one knows...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Perfect gift for the navigator in your life

You abbreviated!!! Shame on you!

http://worldwar1atsea.net/Index-NavalMisc-CompassRose.jpg

I, myself, prefer the cushion. :p its comfortable to sit on while the Auto Pilot gets NMEA sentences...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 12-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
New EU Schengan Visa

The new EU Schengan Touring Visa



In mid 2015 the EU is looking at approving new Visa laws.
Its time now to look at the proposed provisions carefully and if you have an interest make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-26-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 6,127
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Interesting little video

(I added some spaces to improve your literacy)

You are spot on that its professionally made.

The team behind this are a bunch of up and coming, young-but-not-that-young filmmakers.

Kevin A...
Forum: Weather 11-16-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
For the Dags who disbelieve I65 USA to Caribbean

Hi Guys,

The weather for the next few days is really interesting to see for the I65 route from Florida, and north, down to the Caribbean.

Have a look at PassageWeather.com and see the way the...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

You can use two handicap methods in a race. say a standard one and a club handicap where last weeks winner is basically f@@@@ and by the end of the season/series everyone has won a race. Then in the...
Forum: Weather 10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Warning! Mixed Sky

I just took a couple of photos showing a mixed sky that we have right now as theres a developing bad blob just east of us, heading north but going to give us some squalls and stuff.

The reason I...
Forum: Weather 10-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,008
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

See Post # 70 for a Google Earth photo showing you a difficult area.

Many of the boats had people aboard, about half, maybe?
There were multiple reasons why people washed ashore:
Anchor drag...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

But not Turkish Gulets. None would survive that long, either in Turkey or anywhere else in the world. If their survival rate is 10 years they are doing well.

So these guys are selling a hulk with...
Forum: Weather 10-19-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,008
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

No. I know the boat but not the owners. Yes, it looks like an easy lift and drop with a crane.

Before the hurricane most of the yards were full so its very difficult to be lifted out at the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

They are built of soft pine and are junk.
Forum: Weather 10-16-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,008
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Ok, this GE is just one section of the Lagoon between Explorer Island, upper left, the Airport runway, lower part, and Witches Tit (sorry girls!) top right and the Causeway Bridge lower right.
...
Forum: Weather 10-15-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,008
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Midday expecting 45 knots. I still had the bloody sails up lashed to the boom and genoa furled... But by the time it became obvious it would be 60 it was too late to take them down... Then when it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 5,196
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

I have never seen Westerbeke parts in any country outside the USA. Maybe excepting the Caribbean. But Yanmar dealers and parts are everywhere. In really remote places you will see just a couple of...
Forum: Weather 10-13-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,008
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

About 20 boats on the rocks, two stuck on the bridge, one taking water.

My dinghy flipped so i gotta try unflip it and get the engine going. But cant di that till it quietens down, ts still over...
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