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Search: Posts Made By: hughdon
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By hughdon
Re: US Boat in E.U?

RE: Staying aboard in the EU
I will compose our experiences in Portugal/Spain/Malta when I can
Our best authority is Mid Atlantic Yacht Services in the Azores (the Sweets)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By hughdon
Re: US Boat in E.U?

We are US and been living aboard our US Doc boat in Spain/Portugal for years
I will explain more on how this can be done when I have time to compose
Beware of advice by those not doing this in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-17-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By hughdon
building hard dodger

building hard dodger for PC 34
anyone don this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By hughdon
Re: Leaking fiberglass fuel tank

Good Luck on your FG tank repair
I have a larger tank 75 gal that seeks slowly.
I believe (hope) it is pinholes at a seam. The boat has other tanks built the same way and none show delamination....
Forum: News Feeds 05-09-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By hughdon
grommets

I am trying to do most of my own canvass work.
Has anyone used a 'grommet tool' other than the common hammer/die.
Something that can squeeze on Grommets while the canvas is in place.
I have found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2013
Replies: 442
Views: 66,209
Posted By hughdon
Re: composting toilet report

Is anyone familiar with the 'incinerating toilets' used on inland Tugs?
Cost?
Use too much electricity?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By hughdon
Re: What strategy do you employ when using a drogue

We always tow our 'drogue anchor' in the second wave behind boat (100ft+).
We can see it in clear water.
This 3 Kilo claw anchor is easy to retrieve with the a main sheet winch.
Clear distinctions...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By hughdon
Re: What strategy do you employ when using a drogue

We commonly tow a 'drogue' when off the wind with big following/quartering seas.
It remained deployed in 'normal' (and above) trade conditions from Cape Verde to Caribbean.
It is just a folding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By hughdon
Re: Thoughts on ProFurl in-boom furling?

I am definitely interested
what do I do next
I don't know what is a 'PM'
Bruce
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By hughdon
Re: Thoughts on ProFurl in-boom furling?

Pl advise if this used Pro Furl is still available for sale
thanks Bruce
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By hughdon
Re: sales tax and import duties

As EU, your boat will be subject to VAT when you arrive there.
'Foreigners' have up to 18 months
Contact Mid Atlantic Yacht Sales in Horta Azores about paying the VAT in Azores.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By hughdon
Re: Sailing in the EU

I am surprised at all the false impressions about cruising in the EU.
We are US citizens who have lived aboard our US Documented Boat in (and outside) the Med including N. Africa for years.
We are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-13-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By hughdon
hard doger

We would like to buy/build a hard dodger for our Pacific Seacraft 34
Seeking advice from anyone who has done one or seen one
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By hughdon
Re: Self steering on wheel steered boats

We agree
Self steering is as important with little (or no) wind as with wind.
That is why we suggest retrofitting a wind vane (like our Moniitor) with an 'trick-assist' electric or separate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By hughdon
Re: Self steering on wheel steered boats

Fitting a small electric tiller-arm autopilot to a Monitor is easy to do.
Then it works with no wind (calm conditions).
You 'trick' what the Monitor responds to by substituting the autopilot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By hughdon
Re: Self steering on wheel steered boats

we use a Monitor to the wheel on our Pacific Seacraft 34
Works great, but it will make you properly trim the sails
We also tow a warp down wind with big seas to make it work better.
Forum: Ericson 02-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,102
Posted By hughdon
Re: refrigeration

We have the big Engle (portable)
36L 20W 18H outside dimensions
We run at the lowest freeze setting (28-30 Deg) on 35 Amps 12V/day
Very Pleased, but must have the space and not cheap
Contact...
Forum: There's This Place... 02-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By hughdon
Re: Rio Guadiana

Thanks for your additions
Alvor
Tavira
Olhao
Culatra
Music to our ears
You are making us 'homesick'.
While it is not this subject thread, I want to add that Faro (near Olhao) is the best boat...
Forum: There's This Place... 02-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By hughdon
Rio Guadiana

We are originally from Fla with cruising experience in the Bahamas/Carribean.
We recently returned from the Portuguese 'Algarve' (east/west coast of Atlantic Portugal) and are returning to stay...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By hughdon
electronic charts on PC

We are new to Sailnet
Where we cruise in Europe (Atlantic Spain/Portugal, Med) most sailors use 'shareware' charts (versions C-Map) displayed on PCs (with thumbnail GPS).
These 'free'...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By hughdon
anchoring in Miami

The Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island is launching an initiative to attract visiting cruisers. Contact us at WatsonIslandAnchorage@gmail for more information
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