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Forum: Iberia & The Med   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Too bad we just moved to Montgomery AL (where there's lots of sailing :rolleyes:). I could have just driven down the road to find out whatever you needed.

If you are going through Sail Italia they...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

On the exploring side, you'll be able to cover most of Prochida on foot as it's a small island. If you do Ischia I recommend a car rental once you land. They have a bunch of Mini Mokes (which are...
Forum: Provisioning   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 6,192
Posted By John Casey
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

Tbone, I have no idea if it is the same book, perhaps an later edition or something someone built on.

The one in the link above is from 1981.
Forum: Provisioning   01-27-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 6,192
Posted By John Casey
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

Here's a link that works.

http://cruisenews.net/sailfarm.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 7,002
Posted By John Casey
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

I can think of 3 general reasons with my limited experience:

1. GPS errors/problems, which are rare but do happen. Software/hardware/comms issues occur, and likely right at the wrong time;
2....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,173
Posted By John Casey
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Interesting idea, just appears to be not too well executed in the end.

He should partner with a young graduate marine engineer looking for something interesting as a thesis.

Good on him for...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By John Casey
Re: Maltese Schools

We got our Coastal Skipper while on passage to Hammamet.

I posted about it here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/iberia-med/159377-tunisia.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By John Casey
Checklists

Now that we have a few miles under us, we have taken all the various checklists that we have come across through forums and Google searches and developed our own.

We had a few templates/drafts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,685
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

TakeFive, good Lord. Take yourself less seriously.

Actually my statement was, "I have no personal experience having this issue with boat insurance, but I have with car insurance, and a lot of them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,685
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

I just got back from a passage to Hammamet, sorry I missed some of the pleasantries on this thread.

James, check my posting IP location if you think I am somehow shilling for some company in the...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Pedsto, good that you're still around.

Thanks for the trip recap.

We're living in Pozzuoli, just outside Naples at the moment, so we'll likely get a chance to sail the islands around here once...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-24-2014
Replies: 5
  Tunisia
Views: 449
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tunisia

Actually €40 (I edited above). I was converting to $ when I wrote it.

The area was spared during the Arab Spring, but since has been neglected a bit it appears. One of those places that looks...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-24-2014
Replies: 5
  Tunisia
Views: 449
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tunisia

We visited this marina on 20 Aug 14 in a Bavaria 46. Approach to the entrance from the east was straightforward since we had seen the marina plan and satellite photos before departing. Fuel, Port...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,685
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Maltyea, another argument about certified courses paying for themselves could be when you buy insurance.

Regardless of the relationship you have with your broker, the underwriter may require...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-15-2014
Replies: 5
  Tunisia
Views: 449
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tunisia

The port-of call is Hammamet.

Anyone been there recently?

Issues?

Secrets?
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-13-2014
Replies: 5
  Tunisia
Views: 449
Posted By John Casey
Tunisia

Anyone been to Tunisia recently?

We're flying to Malta on the 16th for some overnight passages, and depending on the weather/wind could head south as far as Tunisia.

Any locations to avoid?
...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Not that I don't like Italians (nervously looking around the room) :P
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Well, you've now got one more.

Heading to Malta on Saturday. More English speakers there ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,685
Posted By John Casey
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Malyea, don't think it has to be a binary choice. You can also have a certifed course that is taylored to your wants/needs.

There are lots of instructors out there that have CYA, RYA, ASA...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,103
Posted By John Casey
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Anyone with a military connection remember the brief period when UAV stood for Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle?

That lasted a couple years but quietly faded away, universally acknowledged as silly.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By John Casey
Re: Maltese Schools

We ended up going with Sailing School Malta (http://www.sailingschoolmalta.com/).

Found them via Sailing Schools - Malta Maritime Directory...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   08-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Casey
Re: naples, italy

Pedsto, did you ever get there yourself?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,103
Posted By John Casey
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Good advice to follow i.e prevention/mitigate on the front end vs cure/solve at the wrong time.
Forum: Weather   08-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By John Casey
Re: Free Dashew Weather Handbook

Great that they are now providing them for free.

Very useful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 4,971
Posted By John Casey
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Growing up on the East Coast I came across a few orphan dinghies, both afloat and ashore.

Always had to be "brave" to peek over the side to see what might be lurking within...
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