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Search: Posts Made By: killarney_sailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: World ARC

We were in Mauritius when the World ARC boats came in and disrupted everything. They had the only good docking area reserved (even before they arrived you couldn't use it. I get a sense that it might...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I think this is called a predicted log. I am sure there would stuff on the internet about it.
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Since you are on a river you can have a pursuit race with a difference. You need three marks, with the start in the middle (perhaps two actual marks forming a gate) and an upstream mark and a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

You don't need to sand it smooth to pain. You just need to prepare the surface to accept the paint. Either a very light sand (you want the pattern for non-skid) or a chemical prep. if there are a lot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

I don't know about the 35 but I looked fairly seriously at a 42 many years ago and I am pretty sure it had a glass deck but might have had plywood core in places. Good, old S&S design and seemed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,420
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

one other thing to consider is that as well as the current moving you along, there are a couple of overnights (Gaspe to Magdalen, Magdalen to Port-aux-Basques) that also speed you on your way....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,420
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Couple of comments. You will not come close to doubling the distances that are listed. From Belleville to the mouth of the river it is pretty much straight-line distance with a really serious...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: CA-HI Passage and High Swell at sea

I looked at PassageWeather and did not see anything like 10 to 20 m waves. The maximum seemed to 5 to 6 m on Friday and that was in the worst spot north of Hawaii. Waves looked to be pretty much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 141,122
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Most countries seem to have a limit but we have never seen it enforced. Your alcohol store is taken to be 'ship's stores'. I assume if the customs guy had to walk across cases of booze covering the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

When we were in Indonesia there were large, traditional-looking craft that looked to be good for sailing-dive charters. From our experience you end up motoring a lot since the winds in southern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Buying my first boat please help

You should be able to get a buyer's broker who is paid for by the seller (like a house the brokers split the commission). Since it is your first boat it would be an even better idea to have a pro...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 4,792
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

Sorry to see you are providing your own version of global economic stimulus. We have a Westerbeke and it has been reliable but the part prices can be nasty. Long time since I had a Volvo so can't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Califonia to Brazil.

Donna, no particular need to worry about Canal speeds. They ask if you can do 8 knots. You say you can't and they say do your best. We came northward along the coast of South America on the way from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 14,552
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Possible 27' Bluewater Boats

To a large extent you buy boats by the pound rather than the foot. That list has such a wide divergence of displacements (not to mention other factors) that it seems pretty much useless. The safety...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

I can be intimidating at first but if you use common sense you should be OK. In some ways it is not all the difficult as long as you are good at seeing things and responding quickly in a non-panicy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: In-mast furler advice

My also have a rigid vang and we just let the boom sit on it while we furl. We have electric furling - don't know if that is the case for you. Probably the best advice I could give you is just be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,920
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

It is big 30 footer and not cheap but the Nonsuch 30 Ultra has a pullman berth. No idea how wide it is. There is also a 26 Ultra but the mast goes through the foot of the bed so one set of feet would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-04-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,439
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

It does take some money, but the amount varies enormously depending on the person. The boats we met in far places ranged from $3000 to $2 million+. if you want to do it you find a way. I taught high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2014
Replies: 383
Views: 34,326
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Don, you are continually putting down the experience of people who are actually doing what you say you want to do. Has it occurred to you that there are places where it is impossible (or nearly so)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 2,640
Views: 197,475
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

People are talking about provisioning as if it were one thing. Every place you go it is a different set of parameters - what is available, what are costs like, are there new things for sale that you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Mike, couple of things just occurred to me, one in the duh! category. You will be going into full locks of course so the attendant will just pass you the lines. You just pull up reasonably close to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 7,875
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

UP, I have been sailing for 40+ years and have done tens of thousands of offshore miles and I would never pretend to know as much about long distance passage making as you profess to. One of the most...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,894
Posted By killarney_sailor
Interesting little video

This was in the Newsfeeds and I think many people have this blocked. It is worth eight minutes of your time.

The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean
The Atlantic
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Navigating the Reefs of Andros

Something else to consider is that different e-chart makers have licensed proprietary data. Don't know if it has changed now, but Garmin had licensed the Explorer Charts data for the Bahamas which is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: windscoop

It has to be a couple of inches longer on each end than the width of the hatch you will be using it in. The idea is you hoist the scoop with a halyard until the dowel jams in place. You want to the...
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