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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 11,821
Posted By purplemoon
I agree with Uspirate, We did the passage from...

I agree with Uspirate, We did the passage from San Francisco to Hawaii, and it beat us up for the week and a half heading out there. We used an Autopilot only for when we were eating meals and during...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By purplemoon
Thats Great. it gos to prove your never too old...

Thats Great. it gos to prove your never too old to get out there and do it. Wife and I have been cruising for 5 months now and were in Equador, heading out in a few days for Easter Island. Maybe our...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By purplemoon
Welcome to Cruising Seagypsies. My suggestion...

Welcome to Cruising Seagypsies. My suggestion would be to look around the 37' length. Much easier to handle with less experience.The designs on them these days allow for plenty of room for comfort...
Forum: Beneteau   08-11-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,035
Posted By purplemoon
We love Benneteau boats. Enjoy her, we enjoy ours.

We love Benneteau boats. Enjoy her, we enjoy ours.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-11-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 14,589
Posted By purplemoon
I couldnt imagine loosing the rudder while making...

I couldnt imagine loosing the rudder while making passage. I have heard of people loosing a keel tho, and that was followd by disaster, but it was only on smaller vessals and in lakes.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By purplemoon
Paying that much in fees is insane! We are...

Paying that much in fees is insane! We are currently in Equador heading toward Easter Island, and have been thinking about heading toward Gallapagos. Good info none the less, i guess we will just...
Forum: Provisioning   08-11-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 7,715
Posted By purplemoon
The Wife and I have a PVC hydroponics set up to...

The Wife and I have a PVC hydroponics set up to hang off our port side, were able to grow tomatoes, green beans, squash, and cucumbers. just have to keep the fresh-water pumping thru it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,784
Posted By purplemoon
She is an absolute beauty!!! You should get many...

She is an absolute beauty!!! You should get many years of enjoyment out of her.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 6,904
Posted By purplemoon
Where do you plan on sailing the Gulf Pilothouse?

Where do you plan on sailing the Gulf Pilothouse?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By purplemoon
My wife and I visited Belize, and had some...

My wife and I visited Belize, and had some difficulty naving the reef south of the port of Belize,the depths off the reef where very difficult to read. However on the north side of Belize was much...
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