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Search: Posts Made By: kiprichard
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,449
Posted By kiprichard
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

Just got back. Highly recommend Conch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,297
Posted By kiprichard
Re: New main sail

Most of us own sail boats for pleasure. If you're trying to make a sound economic investment there are a hell of a lot of better choices. Actually, pretty much anything would be a better choice....
Forum: Chartering 07-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By kiprichard
I've chartered a lot with both Island Cruising...

I've chartered a lot with both Island Cruising and San Juan Sailing. Never had a bad experience with either. As a matter of fact, we have a charter with Island Cruising booked for Sept.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,059
Posted By kiprichard
Hotfoot 20 Manuals

I've had no success in locating an Owners Manual and/or a Rig Tuning Manual for a Hotfoot 20. Any suggestions?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,635
Posted By kiprichard
We use it all the time. Seems to work great. You...

We use it all the time. Seems to work great. You can even color code lines. I concede it's probably not as good as whipping but it sure is fast. We use a heat gun set on low so I doubt there's any...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 04-14-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By kiprichard
Watch the tide

If there is a flood there is often a back eddie that flows down the Vancouver Island coast to Race Rocks. We like to ride that and then cut across. It keeps you out of the Victoria - Port Angeles...
Forum: Hunter 04-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,293
Posted By kiprichard
I leave mine up...

I do, however, run up sacrifical halyards. Any old line will work. Good quality, non stretch halyards are too expensive to leave exposed all winter if you're not sailing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By kiprichard

I've always been satisfied:
The Binnacle Boating Supplies - (
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,297
Posted By kiprichard
Did it in Dec.

Look at this site:
Navigating to Anegada (
The entrance is well marked. If you're concerned just hang around until another boat shows up and follow them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 5,872
Posted By kiprichard
Gotta vote for WIND. The story's a chick flick...

Gotta vote for WIND. The story's a chick flick but the sailing is outstanding.
Forum: Chartering 02-28-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 15,671
Posted By kiprichard
Gotta vote for Conch! Good service and reasonable...

Gotta vote for Conch! Good service and reasonable prices. The boat wasn't new but we saved about $1000 compared to what The Moorings offered. I'm going back next year and it will be with Conch.
Forum: Chartering 02-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 5,098
Posted By kiprichard
Blue Pacific in Marina del Rey. We found them to...

Blue Pacific in Marina del Rey. We found them to be very good. Ask to talk to Jason or Silvia.
ASA Sailing School and Charter Boat Services Southern California - Marina del Rey, Southern California...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,223
Posted By kiprichard
Weems & Plath

I have one on my boat. I like it so much I bought a second for home.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By kiprichard
Harken Catalog

If you have access to a Harken catalog they have some pretty good diagrams. My copy is 2007 and they're on p31.
Forum: Chartering 12-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By kiprichard
Try Conch

Just got back. Chartered with Conch for 8 days. It was just 3 guys from our sailing club so we weren't looking for any frills. We just wanted to sail. Their boats aren't new but ours, a Jeanneau 40,...
Forum: Chartering 12-23-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,188
Posted By kiprichard
Just returned

We went to sail so we didn't go to some of the tourist & diving places others may prefere but here's my list:

-The Bight - Norman Island (foreget Willy T and go to Pirates )
-Marina Cay (...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By kiprichard
Cajun Trading

Cajun Trading Company, commercial and pleasure marine cordage rope products, Boating and Yachting Supplies, running rigging kits (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By kiprichard
To Sell

I'm not going to use it, I'm going to sell it. We have a small chandlery and do get requests for them from time to time. None of our suppliers know of any manufacturer. I'm just trying to satisfy a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By kiprichard
Digital Inclinometer

Any one know who makes a digital inclinometer? I'm sure they are available but I can't find a manufacturer or retailer.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By kiprichard

Their 15% off annual sale starts Oct. 1.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By kiprichard
Bahamas Charter

Have a 6 day charter in the Bahamas in mid March with the "Moorings". We know nothing about the Bahamas. Any advice from those of you who have been there? Any "must see" places?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-30-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By kiprichard
Hard to go wrong. Pretty much any of the places...

Hard to go wrong. Pretty much any of the places you find in your cruising guides will be great. One of my favorites is Gorge Harbour. Another is Octopus Marine Park ( If you go there be aware of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 9,525
Posted By kiprichard
I'd go ridgid vang. Garhauer make one that is...

I'd go ridgid vang. Garhauer make one that is excellent quality at a resonable price.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,663
Posted By kiprichard
Check Brion Toss Yacht Riggers, Sailboat Rigging...

Check Brion Toss Yacht Riggers, Sailboat Rigging ( I'm pretty sure his splicing wand would work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By kiprichard
I sail on the Canadian west coast often on boats...

I sail on the Canadian west coast often on boats up to 50'. There are no requierments for paper charts. Having said that I suggest you pay close attention to SD's reply. The west coast waters of both...
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