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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

I don't have one. Overprice from the dealer and can get it way cheaper. I don't like OEM Doyle Sails that Catalina offers hence I didn't' buy them. I was not impressed with the sail loft in St...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 37,476
Posted By Melrna
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Cannot wait to hear about your adventures in the islands. Not too many BFS now. Enjoy it out here, a lot of fun and memories to be made.

Exumas Bahamas for now
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,366
Posted By Melrna
Re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.

Anne and I cannot thank Gary and Carol enough for hosting us. We had a great time in Marathon. We miss them already. We hope to see them this summer when we venture up the Chessie this summer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

Not an issue. We have added addition locking devices. I love our flex room (garage).

Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 16,812
Posted By Melrna
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

We just finished a 3 day passage from GA to NC all offshore. We saw a little of everything in the wind ( light, on the nose, on the stern and 30+), no seas to big seas and lots of traffic. We sailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 15,074
Posted By Melrna
re: Husband killed as he defends his wife from yacht robbers in St Lucia

Here is an excellent article written a few years ago that recaps all that is said here.
This site also has some excellent cruising guides for free that are cruising the Caribbean.
Free Cruising...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Melrna
Re: What about Barefoot Yachts Management

We chartered a catamaran in the BVI. One can see my post here on SN in the chartered forum. Also my reply on this outfit. I have more knowledge than most on the two guys that started this company in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10,475
Posted By Melrna
Re: Our New Boat

I have been asked this a few times from my fellow sailors and I will try to answer this the best way I know how.
Why did I choose a Catalina 445 for my world cruising boat

When I saw this boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6,018
Posted By Melrna
Pirate ship for sale

For all you pirates that dream of owning your own ship to plunder the seas with here is your opportunity.
Pirate Ship for Sale (
Forum: Chartering   05-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By Melrna
BVI Charter Lessons Learned

I won't bore you with my itinerary of a week in paradise but just my general observations of the state of paradise.
Charter companies.
Just a few years ago there was only a handful of charter...
Forum: herSailNet   04-29-2009
Replies: 263
Views: 90,990
Posted By Melrna
Same here

Same here
Forum: Hunter   08-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 23,227
Posted By Melrna
I live on a 06 Hunter 36. It makes a great...

I live on a 06 Hunter 36. It makes a great liveaboard. Pros and Cons.. Mr. Henderson come on board Hunter Marine in 2001. Hunter Marine was in trouble and they brought this fine gentleman to change...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 7,003
Posted By Melrna
OK boys and girls.. The long and short of GC vs...

OK boys and girls.. The long and short of GC vs rhumb line in sailing is unless you are in one of the around the world races (i.e. Volvo Race) or your boat is capable of breaking ice through the...
Forum: herSailNet   07-24-2007
Replies: 152
Views: 28,057
Posted By Melrna
Here is a list in my galley of must haves: Wok,...

Here is a list in my galley of must haves:
Wok, I use this for everything.
Slice and dices hand machine - Plastic with stainless blades ( got it at the state fair)
Great knife set not good or OK...
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