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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By Skipper519
This has been occurring since at least the summer...

This has been occurring since at least the summer of 2007. I brought my boat down from Boston Harbor to Savannah, Ga. coastal cruising and going down the ICW. Unfortunately, when we left Boston...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By Skipper519
Lightening strikes

The best protection is a good insurance policy. A friend of mine (really, it's not me) kept his 22 ft. boat stored on his trailer (rubber wheels, but metal on wood trailer tongue support) in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-30-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,655
Posted By Skipper519
Remote boat buying

I agree with Remetau; you should definitely see what you are buying. There is no substitute for a hands-on inspection. Having said that I did buy my current boat remotely. However, I flew up to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2010
Replies: 233
Views: 53,012
Posted By Skipper519
How do they do that???

How did those seals get aboard in the first place? The freeboard looks substantial.
Forum: Chartering   10-15-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,751
Posted By Skipper519
Ferry Schedule

I flew into CA a few years ago and caught a ferry to Tortola. Unfortunately, my flight was delayed and I arrived in Charlotte Amalie after my planned ferry had left. I stopped by the tourist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,119
Posted By Skipper519
Rum for rummies

Iron Jack, but it's mainly available on Carriacou.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,442
Posted By Skipper519
A note on tax laws

Caveat, I'm not a tax attorney nor even an attorney, so the following comment is not based upon an education in the law but experience. Tax law is different from other types of criminal law in that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 8,469
Posted By Skipper519
Boat buying negotiations

I guess I am too emotional or don't trust my knowledge of boats, but I approach boat buying like house buying. If the boat is of significant value (requires a survey) I use a broker. Therefore,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-06-2009
Replies: 329
Views: 45,367
Posted By Skipper519

I, too, am a fan of CN; as I was taught "the prudent navigator does not rely on any single means of navigation, but heeds all the navigational data available". Having said that I also believe CN is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,247
Posted By Skipper519
Sail time

A question - does time spent on the boat working on it count as sail time. I currently have a 3 or 4:1 ratio of work time on the boat versus sail time. But then since I bought a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2008
Replies: 338
Views: 17,149
Posted By Skipper519
These postings have all expressed several good...

These postings have all expressed several good points. I myself do not favor a boating license, but would accept one if the licensing fees would be reserved for upgrading our waterways, i.e. the ICW...
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