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Search: Posts Made By: svzephyr44
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Spinnaker dowser

OK
At the top of the rig should be a double loop - most likely steel. The top of the spin gets attached to the bottom (inside) and the top of the loop gets attached to the spin halyard. On the...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

First, let me point out to you and the OP that this is a personal opinion. I grew up on the North Shore and have sailed LI Sound many times. I also went to school in New Jersey (we rode our dinosaurs...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

You are correct that it depends upon the boat design. There are three generic hull forms: displacement (as in stuck in the water,) semi-displacement (hull lifts out of the water but not the entire...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Not to move this into the realm of $500 per month but ...

My friend Ed just purchased a Cascade 29 for $1,500. It is a very old boat but is in quite good shape. Now Ed solo circumnavigated on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I learned on a Sailfish. Not even a "cockpit" as those who learned on a Sunfish will understand. (For the rest of you, a Sailfish was the grandfather of the Laser - a plank with a centerboard,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 6,701
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Give AIS a rest

They use two high marine VHF channels 87B & 88B. They have approximately the same range as VHF channel 16 which is basicly line of sight (remember that the line of sight from 100 feet in the air to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-17-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,742
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I am sorry that you didn't have the time to correct those items that you thought I had stated in error or were misleading. That does not help people reading this thread.

"Twist" simply refers to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,742
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Anyone every used Crewbay.com?

No but I have used findacrew. I will visit crewbay to compare.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Paikea..

I loved your long post and thank you for the complement.

In the United States the Navy Seals are one of (in my humble opinion the best of, but then I spent 30 years in the Navy) the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

OK, a number of things:


Size of Boat: In general bigger is more comfortable but more important is faster. An increase in average speed of one knot means 24 NM per day. When you are doing 2700...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I find myself in a conversation I have been in before...

If you want to live on a boat in a marina then go find an old catamaran with blown out sails, burned out engines, questionable standing...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Inexperienced crew looking for opportunities

Next thread:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/hersailnet/128762-circumnavigation-partner.html

Enjoy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,706
Posted By svzephyr44
re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

A couple of notes.
1. Radios don't tend to wear out. Yes, a new radio will have a bunch of great features like DSC. But my guess is that what is more likely the problem is that you masthead antenna...
Forum: Chartering 03-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Charter area advice - Belize or ??

Belize has some great upsides (fantastic diving and interesting atolls) and some downsides (mangrove swamps and mosquitoes that will carry you away.) The language is English, the people are nice, and...
Forum: Electronics 03-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Placing a coin under the mast:

The ceremonial practice is believed to originate from ancient Rome. One theory is that, due to the dangers of early sea travel, the coins were placed under the mast...
Forum: Electronics 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Things to do while mast is off:
Drink
Party
Make Friends

Oh, you mean on the boat...

1. Take all of the standing rigging apart. If the spreaders come off take them off. Take off the spreader...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 2,411
Views: 161,738
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I guess that like the cost of cruising "it depends." Mostly it depends on where you cruise. As pointed out there are areas where AIS is of very limited use - primary because few other boats are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 2,411
Views: 161,738
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I said I would not post again on this thread. I recant only to provide information on AIS.

Who has to carry: Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 377
Views: 28,034
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Cruising Destinations

After I finished my previous post it struck me that there was an area that I had not really addressed in the lifestyle section: cruising destinations. If I was naive about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 377
Views: 28,034
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I too was frustrated by the "it depends." I own a 42' sailboat and have done some cruising in North and Central American, Portugal, Spain and the Canaries, and in the Caribbean.

Initial Capital...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-20-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,208
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Cruising yachts behaving if they're doing us a favour

I normally sail alone but have taken on crew for both an Atlantic transit and traveling around the Caribbean. My particular rule is crew contributes to food, pays for their own customs fees (rare),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Rio Dulce Guatemala

Contact the people at Texan Bay Marina. They can help with your questions - they are very nice.
http://www.texanbaymarina.com/ (Texan Bay Link/)
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