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Search: Posts Made By: chuck5499
Forum: Introduce Yourself 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By chuck5499
Re: My 11 year plan!

did forget one thing - seasickness. have you tried ginger cookies? start eating before you board and eat them all day long. we have had a couple where we did not feel well while underway and they...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By chuck5499
Re: My 11 year plan!

retire at 57 - wish i had.
now on topic - i take it you are in your 40s and unlike some here i am not an advocate of going small then sell and get the boat you want.

we were never on a...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Sailing in Croatia - ready to give informations

we sailed into albania last year then up to montenegro and croatia -- it was great. this year we will head back to albania before going to greece.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3,336
Views: 693,346
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

currently wintering over tunisia - sailing albania and greece this summer - winter over turkey next winter
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,026
Posted By chuck5499
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

you might try giving her a gift certificate to an all womens sailing course if one is close. i use to be a ski instructor and we all knew you could not teach a loved one to ski. same for sailing. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,026
Posted By chuck5499
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

i can only tell you what worked for us and we have been full time cruisers 8 years now. i will also try and get her to answer but doubt she will.

we took asa lessons together and the capt made...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By chuck5499
Re: How far can we get?

ian -- i do not know the area but can give you what we plan. we sail a 40' jeanneau and all planning is done at 5k. if we do better great we get in early and enjoy an early sundowner. on long days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,552
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

it says you are in the pnw - if so you will more success in finding big foot than a virgin. but your name is med sailor so you may be in the med and if so the availability of finding a virgin is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 5,122
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Sailboat Insurance

you may also want to check with bill hodgens of yachtinsure. we bought our first and only boat, a brand new jeanneau ds40, and we were brand new boaters. we got turned down a lot but bill insured...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By chuck5499
Re: RF Main pros and cons

how many times have you seen or heard of this happening??

we have been sailing with ours for 8 years, 2 times up and down the east coast, all the bahamas twice, miami to mexico to colombia,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,433
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

an agent is required in cartagena, colombia and in albania. it is wise but not required to use one in mexico and guatemala.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,433
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

check noonsite as they are pretty good on where an agent is required. in the carib we checked with other folks on checking in at various countries via the ssb nets and even got recommendations on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,433
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

i am not sure if you are serious or been reading too many glossy mags and not sure if you have a boat. if you do not have one yet think twice before you get one. but for others i will respond a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By chuck5499
Re: RF Main pros and cons

the question is why this happened. what broke and why. does operator error have anything to do with it? the other issue of course is maintenance? then again having done some reading on it i wonder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By chuck5499
Re: RF Main pros and cons

we have a full bimini and dodger plus side curtains -- no issues.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By chuck5499
Re: RF Main pros and cons

we sail a jeanneau ds40 with rf main and love it. we have been out 8 years as full time cruisers sailing both the eastern and western carib then an atlantic crossing and now year 2 in the med.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Starting to look for a boat

i am not sure but i think annapolis has a used boat show in the spring. might go down with the wife just to spend the day out and see what her reactions are to various boats.

by the way we have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By chuck5499
Re: GPS track for mobile apps

not sure what you mean? i am not a techie. we use raymarine but use opencpn with a hamlet gps that is bluetooth and solar capable on a dell tablet running windows 8.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,433
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

we have sailed into probably 25 different countries over the past 8 years. unless you want major and i mean major problems you check into each and every country at the first port of entry you come...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By chuck5499
Re: boats with the most head room

we sail a jeanneau ds40 and there is probably 6'9". check out the Jeanneau DS line. should have plenty of height.
Forum: Iberia & The Med 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By chuck5499
Post Re: New EU Schengan Visa

We are a USA boat and about to enter our 3rd year in the Mediterranean. Schengren is a problem and we have over stayed just a bit each year. Fortunately we sailed Croatia last year when it was non...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Tunisia

This is our second winter in Hammamet Port Yasmine and we love it. The marina is well kept, the water is absolutely the cleanest in any marina we have ever visited allowing us to get an additional...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By chuck5499
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

We have been out 8 years now, sailed east coast USA three times then from Miami to Mexico to Colombia to Jamaica to Trinidad to Antigua then across to the Azores and on to the med. We just think...
Forum: Jeanneau 01-11-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By chuck5499
OK all got it fixed -- changed the solenoid - no...

OK all got it fixed -- changed the solenoid - no go
changed the stop engine button - no go
then talked to mechanic and he suggested relay - missed it when i looked at diagram - duhhhhh
took...
Forum: herSailNet 11-24-2009
Replies: 96
Views: 11,436
Posted By chuck5499
when someone asks i tell them patty is the...

when someone asks i tell them patty is the admiral and all i am is the bag carrier and boat driver - so if there is a question they need to speak to her

when we clear bridges and she has the...
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