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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-29-2003
Replies: 54
  Drugs
Views: 5,864
Posted By FTHOMSON
Drugs

One quick little infusion...

They searched me in Israel (with dogs). They searched me in Cyprus (with dogs). They searched me in Turkey (with the damn dogs). Bottom line: I still have my boat and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-29-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By FTHOMSON
Med Updates

Hi all...

So far... Ashkelon Israel to Larnaca Cyprus to Limisol Cyprus to Finike Turkey to Kekova Roads... Kas later this week. WOW! What an adventure. Quick list:
1 check valve failure _...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-22-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By FTHOMSON
Cruising & War?

First off, let me say that I have enjoyed the conversations here,learning some new things and relearning some things I thought I knew. Reading the advice given to others by some very knowledgeable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,162
Posted By FTHOMSON
Boat Names

I saw one that was called "HITO", over a beer the owner explained it as "Hole In The Ocean"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By FTHOMSON
my god, sorry

No worries. We all make mistakes. I think that when I quit making mistakes they''ll be shovelling dirt on me.
Forum: Living Aboard   02-05-2003
Replies: 26
Views: 7,325
Posted By FTHOMSON
Advise to those moving aboard?

Cannot live without: A good 12 volt system
Biggest Pain: My 12 Volt system. :-)
Wish List Item: A desal plant.

Newbie or not newbie? Hmmm... I was first exposed to sailing in the summer on Lake...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-01-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By FTHOMSON
license value??

Is it the ASA lic or the Israeli one? As my wife and I are currently in Ashkelon perhaps we can help.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-17-2002
Replies: 101
Views: 12,601
Posted By FTHOMSON
The perfect Sailing Song

How about "Orinoco Flow by Enya"?

-Fred
Forum: Living Aboard   11-16-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,016
Posted By FTHOMSON
Marina Ettiquette

Secure your *&^%$ halyards. :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By FTHOMSON
Need to run a/c mooring, no gen?

acmecoyote...

I too have given this some thought and while I haven''t researched this very well (I''m waiting till I go home to Canada for Christmas) it is an idea that occurred to me.

If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By FTHOMSON
What is REALLY up at Sailnet?

Sam...

I appreciate Sailnet, believe me you have no idea how much. A little background: I''m a civilian contractor working for a peacekeeping mission in the middle east. My address is an armed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-28-2002
Replies: 48
Views: 7,579
Posted By FTHOMSON
Cruising Advice

Steve...

Crusing Budgets, that''s a real can of worms. It depends on your tastes; Do you plan to stay in marinas or live on the hook? Do you plan to dine out every night? Rent cars? What size...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By FTHOMSON
9/19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day

p.s. Many happy returns, matey.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By FTHOMSON
9/19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Blast! Where''s BigRed56 when ya need ''im?
Forum: herSailNet   07-13-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 4,470
Posted By FTHOMSON
Looks - detriment or asset?

MaryBeth...

On appearences: If the skipper in question is really that shallow a person then I guess (to him [it could be a her]) it matters. To most people, it doesn''t.

Fred T.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2002
Replies: 61
Views: 4,830
Posted By FTHOMSON
When does BigRed56 get out of jail?

If BR56 comes back with a hook then we''ll know he really did glue his hand to the hull.

:-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By FTHOMSON
theft, pirates, anyone?

BR56... I knew you would get the reference. :-)


-Fred
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By FTHOMSON
theft, pirates, anyone?

Second star to the left and straight on till morning? :-)
Forum: Living Aboard   01-07-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 5,192
Posted By FTHOMSON
Just wanted to be the first

Hi...

My girlfriend lives aboard our 35'' Cheoy Lee and I manage to get there on weekends, work allowing. We try to go out for a sail on the weekends but it is not always possible. We are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By FTHOMSON
Today''''s Tip of the day

...but to answer your original question; Try using cedar. You can purchase red cedar in strips or convienently cut into little balls. Spread them around your locker<s> and the insects stay away and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By FTHOMSON
Today''''s Tip of the day

Life: That thing that happens to you while you are trying to plan your future.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 3,059
Posted By FTHOMSON
bird droppings

Hi...

I use a sponge, rubber gloves, and a little dish soap in a bucket of warm water to remove the droppings of the incontenent(sp?) crow that likes my rigging.

-Fred
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-04-2001
Replies: 158
Views: 22,798
Posted By FTHOMSON
First Time Ocean Crossing

Hi Richard.

Would you be kind enought to add my name and email me a copy as well?

Thanks,
Fred
fthomson@pvt.co.il
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By FTHOMSON
The "Plan"-response

Hi Jeff...

I''ve already encountered that :-( as I had to replace half the plugs on the deck and a couple on the toerail. It''s a trade-off, varnishing or oiling versus diligence on plug...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By FTHOMSON
The "Plan"-response

Hi...
I can relate to this. I started upon the Plan about 25 months ago and currently I am about 23 months away from lifting the hook. I am currently working overseas.
I purchased my 35'' Cheoy...
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