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Forum: Electrical Systems   06-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By kymbie
Re: Autohelm 600 Control unit

I have a complete Autohelm 6000 system available that was taken off our boat during a complete systems upgrade if you are still looking for one
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By kymbie
Thanks for all the suggestions :D I will...

Thanks for all the suggestions :D

I will get in contact with Garhauer and see if they can customize their davits to meet our requirements. I will also see if I can locate Ed Snyder as I am in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By kymbie
I actually have the Garhauer catalog on the desk...

I actually have the Garhauer catalog on the desk at this moment - we are going with their traveller system.

Their davits look good but not necessarily that easy to integrate with our current...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By kymbie
Custom Davits - who makes them?

Can anyone recommend any Stainless Steel Fabricators with experience of manufacturing davits for sailing boats? Preferably in Texas...

We are looking to have some davits made for our Spindrift 43...
Forum: herSailNet   07-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 5,162
Posted By kymbie
Sorry I'm a bit late joining this thread..... ...

Sorry I'm a bit late joining this thread.....

Me and my husband just bought (last week) a 1984 Spindrift 43 that we plan to restore and then take on a 9 month trip from Texas back to the UK. This...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-09-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,897
Posted By kymbie
I don't know about the sailing schools on the...

I don't know about the sailing schools on the East coast but one of the sailing schools down in Kemah, TX offers an option to sleep on one of the boats they have available for charter in the marina...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 6,915
Posted By kymbie
Thanks Faster, I've actually exchanged emails...

Thanks Faster, I've actually exchanged emails with the people who's website that extract came from, very nice and really helpful on the history of the boat and the yard. I've also searched on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 6,915
Posted By kymbie
Ron Amy Spindrift 43

My husband and I have recently purchased a Ron Amy designed Spindrift 43 (1984). Unfortunately the last owner did not have any of the original information in relation to the design of the boat or...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5,577
Posted By kymbie
Completed the 103/104 combo at Bay Area...

Completed the 103/104 combo at Bay Area (Sacketts) this last weekend it was a great course, and as I already had some saling experience they recommended that I challenge out the 101 course - this...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By kymbie
Hi Greg, I can definitely recommend Bay...

Hi Greg,

I can definitely recommend Bay Area... I had a great weekend of sailing and lots of fun. My instructor was a great guy called Tony who teaches on his own boat which is a Pearson 385. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-23-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By kymbie
Hi Greg welcome, I'm not really a Texan (from the...

Hi Greg welcome, I'm not really a Texan (from the UK) but currently reside in the Houston area and have found myself saying y'all every now and then :)

I'm doing the combined ASA103/104 course...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-23-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,019
Posted By kymbie
Thanks for the link - I'll check it out, I'm...

Thanks for the link - I'll check it out, I'm still very keen to get a copy of this

The other guide that has been recommended to me is Skipper Bob's guide to the Gulf Coast but I believe this is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By kymbie
Thanks John I'll check it out.... unfortunately...

Thanks John I'll check it out.... unfortunately the boat we were looking at needs a little more than just TLC :-( and will probably need to spend a few months out of the water if we can get it here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By kymbie
Boat Yard Needed

Does anyone know of a boat yard in the Houston area (Clear Lake, Galveston etc..) with haul out facilities for 18 tons, where the yard will rent space and allow owner renovations?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 11,325
Posted By kymbie
What about a cross-bow? I'm not really sure...

What about a cross-bow?

I'm not really sure how these are classified here in the US but you can legally own one of these (for sporting puprposes) in the UK without a license. Find an archery...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-16-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6,410
Posted By kymbie
Thanks for all the great info on marina's, we are...

Thanks for all the great info on marina's, we are planning a trip round many of them this weekend to see who has space and where looks best. Ideally we are looking for somewhere with floating docks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6,410
Posted By kymbie
Thanks for all the great advice.... I have...

Thanks for all the great advice.... I have Skipper Bob's guide to the Gulf Coast on order!

As long as the weather looks good we'll probably try the outside route, I don't mind the lit rigs (except...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6,410
Posted By kymbie
ICW in Texas

We're going to be sailing a boat from Corpus Christi to Clear Lake in a few weeks and are currently debating on whether to take the ICW or sail out into the Gulf and along the coast. The ICW looks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,019
Posted By kymbie
Local Info

Thanks for the link - some good local info

We're new to this area and in the process of buying a boat in Corpus Christi which we will then sail back to Clear Lake, so all local knowledge is most...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,019
Posted By kymbie
Cruising Guide

Hi Tim,

Can you really get copies of Campbell's Guide???

I have been looking for this for ages with no joy, I even tried calling the publishers but just got an asnwering machine.

I would be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By kymbie
Did you end up buying the Spindrift?

Did you end up buying the Spindrift?
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