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Search: Posts Made By: kiprichard
Forum: Chartering 03-13-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 18,769
Posted By kiprichard
Re: Conch Charters, BVI

Chartered with them 8 times in the past 9 years. Once we left it too late and couldn't get a boat so we went with Sunsail. Conch is just as good, or maybe better, and a lot cheaper. Will never go...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By kiprichard
Re: Learning to sail in Alberta

I sail on Ghost Lake and know the guys who operate the school well. They do an excellent job. Highly recommend!
Forum: Chartering 01-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By kiprichard
Re: Charter Trip Insurance

I think most charters companies offer it or at least they can give you advice about where to look. Talk with them and see what they got.
Forum: Chartering 01-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By kiprichard
Re: Charter Trip Insurance

August is hurricane season so it might be a good idea. I think I probably would.
We sail there pretty much every year.and have never purchased trip insurance. Actually we're leaving tomorrow but...
Forum: Chartering 11-30-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 7,248
Posted By kiprichard
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

Just got back. Highly recommend Conch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,035
Posted By kiprichard
Re: New main sail

Most of us own sail boats for pleasure. If you're trying to make a sound economic investment there are a hell of a lot of better choices. Actually, pretty much anything would be a better choice....
Forum: Chartering 07-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By kiprichard
I've chartered a lot with both Island Cruising...

I've chartered a lot with both Island Cruising and San Juan Sailing. Never had a bad experience with either. As a matter of fact, we have a charter with Island Cruising booked for Sept.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,110
Posted By kiprichard
Hotfoot 20 Manuals

I've had no success in locating an Owners Manual and/or a Rig Tuning Manual for a Hotfoot 20. Any suggestions?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,022
Posted By kiprichard
We use it all the time. Seems to work great. You...

We use it all the time. Seems to work great. You can even color code lines. I concede it's probably not as good as whipping but it sure is fast. We use a heat gun set on low so I doubt there's any...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 04-14-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,742
Posted By kiprichard
Watch the tide

If there is a flood there is often a back eddie that flows down the Vancouver Island coast to Race Rocks. We like to ride that and then cut across. It keeps you out of the Victoria - Port Angeles...
Forum: Hunter 04-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,517
Posted By kiprichard
I leave mine up...

I do, however, run up sacrifical halyards. Any old line will work. Good quality, non stretch halyards are too expensive to leave exposed all winter if you're not sailing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By kiprichard

I've always been satisfied:
The Binnacle Boating Supplies - (
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By kiprichard
Did it in Dec.

Look at this site:
Navigating to Anegada (
The entrance is well marked. If you're concerned just hang around until another boat shows up and follow them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 6,487
Posted By kiprichard
Gotta vote for WIND. The story's a chick flick...

Gotta vote for WIND. The story's a chick flick but the sailing is outstanding.
Forum: Chartering 02-28-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 17,166
Posted By kiprichard
Gotta vote for Conch! Good service and reasonable...

Gotta vote for Conch! Good service and reasonable prices. The boat wasn't new but we saved about $1000 compared to what The Moorings offered. I'm going back next year and it will be with Conch.
Forum: Chartering 02-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 5,609
Posted By kiprichard
Blue Pacific in Marina del Rey. We found them to...

Blue Pacific in Marina del Rey. We found them to be very good. Ask to talk to Jason or Silvia.
ASA Sailing School and Charter Boat Services Southern California - Marina del Rey, Southern California...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,743
Posted By kiprichard
Weems & Plath

I have one on my boat. I like it so much I bought a second for home.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By kiprichard
Harken Catalog

If you have access to a Harken catalog they have some pretty good diagrams. My copy is 2007 and they're on p31.
Forum: Chartering 12-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By kiprichard
Try Conch

Just got back. Chartered with Conch for 8 days. It was just 3 guys from our sailing club so we weren't looking for any frills. We just wanted to sail. Their boats aren't new but ours, a Jeanneau 40,...
Forum: Chartering 12-23-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,294
Posted By kiprichard
Just returned

We went to sail so we didn't go to some of the tourist & diving places others may prefere but here's my list:

-The Bight - Norman Island (foreget Willy T and go to Pirates )
-Marina Cay (...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By kiprichard
Cajun Trading

Cajun Trading Company, commercial and pleasure marine cordage rope products, Boating and Yachting Supplies, running rigging kits (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By kiprichard
To Sell

I'm not going to use it, I'm going to sell it. We have a small chandlery and do get requests for them from time to time. None of our suppliers know of any manufacturer. I'm just trying to satisfy a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By kiprichard
Digital Inclinometer

Any one know who makes a digital inclinometer? I'm sure they are available but I can't find a manufacturer or retailer.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By kiprichard

Their 15% off annual sale starts Oct. 1.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By kiprichard
Bahamas Charter

Have a 6 day charter in the Bahamas in mid March with the "Moorings". We know nothing about the Bahamas. Any advice from those of you who have been there? Any "must see" places?
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