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Search: Posts Made By: luv4sailin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Iridium 9555 + RedPort Optimizer + XGate

I just used the Iridium 9555 and the Redport 102 Optimizer in the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race to download GRIB Charts from Ocens with excellent results.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Centurian 32 Thru Hull question

Suggest that you go to the Wauquiez owners site to discuss with folks who own sisterships.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Windvane for Tartan 37, self-steering questions

Either will work just fine. May have circumnavigated with each.

May I suggest that you contact Scanmar and/or check out their web site to see how the Monitor is attached to a T37. They'll have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

By E I mean the length of the boom. Mine is 12 feet and my UK sail cover system is built for a boom of that length or near it. I know most folks like the Stack Pack (Doyle) or Lazy Cradle (UK)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

What is your E dimension? I have a nearly new UK Lazy Cradle for sale cheap if you are interested.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: training for solo non-stop circumnav

What do you need?

Well a trust fund would be helpful, but failing that working for a hedge fund on Wall Street for a few years would certainly be helpful. Buying the boat and properly preparing it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

The problem with keeping a boat in slip at Hurricane Cove, or anywhere on the Miami River for a sail boat, is all the bridges between you and the open water. Plan on at least an minimum of an hour if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

I keep my 35' sloop at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club on a mooring. There is security and 24/7 launch service on demand. Cost: $9/foot per month + $65 per month flat fee. One does not have to be a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-04-2014
Replies: 820
Views: 42,674
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Ha, ha, ha.

Smackdaddy and Jon on a boat together for days?....We'd need dental records to identify their bodies.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By luv4sailin
Inflatable PFD on airplane?

What does one do to carry one on a plane? Can one? Can one pack one in luggage if on can't carry it on?

Thank you in advance for your counsel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,235
Posted By luv4sailin
re: What made you buy your boat?

The devil made me do it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Looking for a used set of sails for 18' catamaran

Try Bacon Sails in Annapolis. They have a good selection on consignment. I've had great success with them.

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,380
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Stephen neglected to mention that the reason that in Cuba old machinery is appreciated is that it is the only machinery available. And old machinery beats the hell out of no machinery at all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Sail Sale...Best Sail Broker?

Send them to Bacon Sails in Annapolis.‎

They are very, very good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,672
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

I used mine just yesterday. As I left the last green mark exiting Dinner Key on Biscayne Bay to starboard, my chart plotter said I was leaving it to port. Go figure.

My reservation with plotters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By luv4sailin
Chute Scoop Spinnaker Snuffer?

I just saw a lightly used spinnaker on the Bacon Sails site that looks very interesting. It has a ChuteScoop snuffer. My only experience is with an ATN. Does anyone know anything about the ChuteScoop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By luv4sailin
Best Gulf Stream Web Sites?

Can anyone provide me with the best Gulf Stream web sites? I have not used the ones I have in 6 years and know that there may have been changes and/or updates.

Thank You.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By luv4sailin
Alternative of Ocens Weather Software?

Does anyone know an alternative to Ocens Weather Software that they would recommend? I have a Mac so it would have to be Mac compatible.

Thank you in advance for your input.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: rat infested ship likely sunk

Yikes!!! And complain about sailboats that are abandoned but not scuttled.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: February Miami-Tortola Sail---Wind/Weather?

Hey Jon:

I've always wondered if the best way to the Caribbean from Miami (my home) is to go north. Looking at the pilot charts for November on into the winter, it would appear that one would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: So. Florida, east coast, marina

Re: St Mary's

If you are willing to make the trip that far North, it could save you some real $ on insurance, as most companies will give you a much lower rate if you are not in Florida during...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: So. Florida, east coast, marina

First of all, marina's are no where near as safe as being on the hard. So if you are leaving town for months, being on the hard is the way to go. I'd look into Harbortown Marina in Ft. Pierce, FL....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,186
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Sailing NE Florida to the Abacos

Re: s/v HyLyte's posting:

Excellent, excellent observations!

One additional thought:

Clients have schedules but off shore sailors can't. Add that concept to the Gulf Stream and then add a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By luv4sailin
Re: Raymarine Wireless ST101 Wind instruments

May I suggest that you call Raymarine again? I've found that I sometimes don't get the same answer to a question when I've called their tech support area on an issue more than once.

Now perhaps...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By luv4sailin
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