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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 25,304
Posted By Faith of Holland
In 39,000 miles, circumnavigating the world, we...

In 39,000 miles, circumnavigating the world, we rarely found "bad" vendors. There was the occasional incompetent vendor, but all in all, in the sport (hobby, lifestyle) we've chosen, the people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By Faith of Holland
It seems you agree on survey now, and probably...

It seems you agree on survey now, and probably the deposit, however you should firm up what happens to the deposit should the buyer walk because of some precondition on the sea trial.
I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 5,412
Posted By Faith of Holland
The starboard chainplate sounds like a non-issue...

The starboard chainplate sounds like a non-issue right now.
I like the idea of removing the rudder if possible, and orienting the bow toward the water, if you can keep it up.
You mentioned...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Faith of Holland
Regarding anti-malarials

We crossed the Pacific, and used doxyciclin (?) where the World Health Organization's guide told us we ought to. Doxy wreaks havoc on the stomach, and causes strong reactions to exposure to the sun....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Faith of Holland
Great List Vega

Those four things on your list are great advice. We followed them on our whole circumnavigation, with exception of the pfd at the dock.
Gregg
Sailing Faith: Home Page...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,459
Posted By Faith of Holland
Before our cruising life began, I went to a...

Before our cruising life began, I went to a construction sling outfit (anytime you get a marine item from a non marine outlet, you save money), and bought a 300 foot roll of 2" webbing, and had them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Faith of Holland
Boasun, ouch on the potholes. I had opportunity...

Boasun, ouch on the potholes.
I had opportunity to ride a ferry two hours through 2 meter seas to get to a clinic with my four (or more) broken ribs, and one broken shoulder blade. I was getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Faith of Holland
I'd like to hear some things about what the OP...

I'd like to hear some things about what the OP asked about.

I'm a little slow, what does OP mean?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Faith of Holland
What health issues have you experienced?

I would like to start a thread where sailor's can recount stories of health issues they have had to address while at sea, or in ports other than at home.

I just begun recounting my own malaria,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-19-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By Faith of Holland
Boredom happens as a part of human chemistry and...

Boredom happens as a part of human chemistry and attitude. My daughter, when quite little said, amid a group of people, "I'm bored." An older woman, full of the wisdom of her years, said to her,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Faith of Holland
Sailing Vessel Faith got us around the world

How can my favorite boat not be the boat that took us around the world. Our boat, Faith. 1991 Taswell 56, cutter rigged, 8' draft, 16.5' beam. She took good care of our family and me, and didn't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Faith of Holland
Yes, Xort, as in Holland Michigan. When we...

Yes, Xort, as in Holland Michigan. When we purchased her, we needed a home port for documentation, and Holland sounded better than Middleville where we call home. She's never seen Michigan, or...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Faith of Holland
Home after the cruising life

Hello.
We put Faith on the hard in Virginia last June (08), after completing our family's circumnavigation. After 38 countries, 35,000 miles, and four and a half years, we are trying to acclimate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By Faith of Holland
I voted for Sturgeon because I happen to like...

I voted for Sturgeon because I happen to like big, prehistoric, freshwater fish, but had there been a place in the poll to vote for stugeron, I would have cast my vote there.
We have nearly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,168
Posted By Faith of Holland
We purchased our Iridium in the Caribbean in...

We purchased our Iridium in the Caribbean in 2003, used it very little through the Pacific on account of annoying voice delay, and cut off calls. Received a call from my mother once who was later...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-11-2006
Replies: 3,406
Views: 883,434
Posted By Faith of Holland
We sailed out of the East Coast of US a couple of...

We sailed out of the East Coast of US a couple of years ago, currently in Malaysia, or about halfway around.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-09-2006
Replies: 329
Views: 43,800
Posted By Faith of Holland
We too have a sextant onboard and use it little. ...

We too have a sextant onboard and use it little. We've travelled halfway around the world using $200 handheld gps's. We only pull out the old $1,500 (you may wish to find a different supplier)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,107
Posted By Faith of Holland
The ship's dc ground and her bonding system are...

The ship's dc ground and her bonding system are integrally related, effectively grounding and providing corrosion control to all of your dc components. Forget about buying anything, and connect your...
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