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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-06-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,214
Posted By benlolson
Live-Aboard Options... fixer-uppers?

Has anyone had any experience buying a "junk" boat with the intent to live aboard and fix it at leisure?

I live in Los Angeles, and am constantly in and out of town for months at a time, so the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-24-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By benlolson
CRUSING THE CARB IN SUMMER

Last year we did the BVI''s in August, which was technically the start of "hurrican season" and didn''t see one day without sunshine and clear skies. Obviously, there is a chance some weather will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-16-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 4,516
Posted By benlolson
Strange rumors about Belize being anti-American...

Please forgive me if this question is completely out of line, but I just got off the phone with a friend of a friend who gave me some strange information about Belize. We are planning to charter for...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-14-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By benlolson
few general crew questions

sportwa --

I couldn''t help but notice that you are looking for a crew member in June/July to the Bahamas... I''m interested. Is the boat in the Bahamas, and if not, where would you be starting...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-07-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,002
Posted By benlolson
Looking for 1 position - Florida to Belize

I will be in Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, the Keys, etc.) sometime in late July and am looking for passage to Belize. I am an able, experienced sailor and am looking to crew on whatever there is...
Forum: Chartering   05-04-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,292
Posted By benlolson
Good Bareboat Companies in Belize??

How much can we expect to spend a week in provisions? We live pretty simple... mac & cheese, ramen, that kind of stuff, usually have a few bottles of booze around,etc. In the BVI''s there was 6 of...
Forum: Chartering   04-28-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,292
Posted By benlolson
Good Bareboat Companies in Belize??

We''re heading down to Belize for the annual sailing trip during the month of August and I''m having trouble finding any good deals. I''m looking for a cat or mono about 42'' or so, and want to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-08-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By benlolson
Position wanted on dive boat / cruiser

I am going to spend a couple months in the Caribbean this summer (2004) and am interested in joining up with a dive boat for a short period of time to write an article for a magazine. I am an...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-26-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By benlolson
Around the World Crew Available

I am looking for passage from the United States across the Atlantic to Europe/Africa/anywhere. There will be four or five people total in the crew, most experienced sailors, and the ones who aren''t...
Forum: Chartering   10-22-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By benlolson
Where should we go?

I have thought about Belize, but I don''t want to go somewhere that is a typical tourist destination. We are all adventure seekers and want to get as far away from the nice hotels and clean bars as...
Forum: Chartering   10-05-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By benlolson
budget carribean cruise

We chartered through Conch Charters in the BVI''s this August and it couldn''t have been more last minute! I was busy with work and totally forgot to book the boat, so I thought me and my 5 friends...
Forum: Chartering   10-05-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 20,028
Posted By benlolson
Failed SUNSAIL Charter in BVI''''s - Strike Two!

Eva...

I am thinking about chartering a bareboat in Belize next year and wanted to know your opinion on the trip. I did the BVI''s last year, and want to make this an annual thing at different...
Forum: Chartering   10-04-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 6,444
Posted By benlolson
BVI charter report

I agree with all the above accounts of "indifference" of service, mostly with the waiters/waitresses. It became a funny little joke with my crew about what they would say to us next. I remember a...
Forum: Chartering   10-04-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By benlolson
Where should we go?

Myself and a group of friends have started an annual tradition of chartering a bareboat for two weeks in August. We did the BVI''s last year and had a blast. This year I want to go somewhere new,...
Forum: Chartering   10-04-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 2,161
Posted By benlolson
Conch Charter BVI

I couldn''t agree more. We must''ve just missed each other! We chartered the 37 Lagoon "Cat N'' Around" for two weeks and paid the same price, almost expecting to have all kinds of problems,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-15-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,592
Posted By benlolson
Around the World Crew Needed

I am planning a trip sometime next summer around the world on a backpack, and may be looking for passage across the pacific heading east (back to US). I don''t know your exact route, but am...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-01-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 874
Posted By benlolson
Shooting travel documentary in 2004 - looking for passage.

I am shooting a travel documentary sometime in 2004 and am looking for passage across the Atlantic. Destinations are not set in stone, as is the nature of the film. Myself and five others are...
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