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Forum: Chartering   06-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,107
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Charter fleet ownership

This thread beautifully illustrates that making the decision to put a boat in a charter program is a complex decision. Very complex.
We have had boats in charter programs for more than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Some information on some boats to buy

If this is to be a part time live aboard, I would make having a separate shower stall very high on the requirement list.
In evaluating the individual boats, take a good book to each boat, and find...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By dongreerps
Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

Just to put things in perspective, sometime try listening to the chatter of approach controllers at any of the NY airports. Those guys make tobacco auctioneers sound slow.
Forum: Chartering   04-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Chartering Options Beyond BVIs

LaPaz does not offer shopping or dining ashore, but it is a wonderful place to visit. The kids will see and experience sea life that is unbelievable. The sailing is easy, and the anchoring is easy....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,537
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Favorite old towing vehicles?

four wheel drive falls in the category you never need it until you really need it.

Has nothing to do with this thread, but a good story. I saw a really old junker truck in a snow plow dealers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2013
Replies: 308
Views: 37,968
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers


I join the multitude of voices offering prayers and support to you.

You have given so much helpful advise to others, here is some advise which will be helpful to you if you take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By dongreerps
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Knee Replacement

Make sure you have a surgeon who is really well trained and experienced in total knee replacement.
The metal on metal joint replacement prostheses were not well thought through. Do not allow a metal...
Forum: Chartering   03-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Healthcare Directive/Surrogate Documents

One further suggestion: Make sure your daughter knows about Robin Tattersol and the Bougainvilla clinic in Roadtown. A very skilled surgeon and a sailor besides!
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-04-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 14,699
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Free or low cost GPS navigation software?

I just spent totally frustrating time trying to download opencpn. Carefully following instructions on a desktop running W7, I was able to only download a decompression program. No navigation program....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Moving sailboat to Savannah from Seattle...

2913 miles. Long trip. I annually drive San Antonio to Rutland - 2100 miles Takes me 3 days, 2 nights, at the end of which I am whipped. Reading your notes it is clear you really want to drive the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Where to do USCG licensing physical/drug test in Northern California?

Free advise is worth what it costs, etc, but . . . A prior poster suggested contacting at DOT examiner. Examiners for flight physicals also do DOT exams (or at least they used to)
You might consider...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,360
Posted By dongreerps
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Now that we have all had a chance to poke fun I would be interested if anyone has taken the trouble to speak to the owner, and find out what the real story is
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Morehead City to Virgins in early Feb

"I'd rather be in the boat with a drink on the rocks than in the drink with a boat on the rocks"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 8,701
Posted By dongreerps
Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts

Not knowing for sure, I post this as a query. It is my understanding that in a trip such as this mine sweeper undertook there are a number of preliminary steps. First the ships C/O is ordered to go...
Forum: herSailNet   01-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,217
Posted By dongreerps
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

Wedding ring type rings can, and have caught on a protruding object, and caused degloving of the finger, which usually leads to amputation. Engagement rings can get caught by a flying line, and pull...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dongreerps
Re: A use for stinkpots: fire suppression.

Creative thinking outside the box!
Forum: Chartering   11-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By dongreerps
South Pacific chartering

We are considering a 7-10 charter next year. Some will be coming from the US, others from Korea. Experienced sailors. Thailand and Tonga have been suggested. One crew member is asking about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Notebook computer for cruising

Four adults in my family means a lot of laptop useage. We always buy from Staples bedcause: nearly all the salesmen also work in their repair desk, and therefore know shich units THIS year are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Sail Simulator game/training

do you know why you can't learn sailing from a book? The room doesn't rock
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Sail Simulator game/training

Do you know why you cannot learn surgery from a book? - The pages don't bleed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6,159
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Sailing alone??

Most nearly every post focuses on the physical ability to handle a boat. Seems to me that is putting horse before the cart. In order to safely sail solo it is important to be able to plan ahead. In...
Forum: Chartering   10-04-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Charter companies - BVI

My experience with Ed Hamilton is the same as Tim R. Quality folk performing quality work.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 5,147
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Our Medical Experiences in Mexico

The recovery in the states was prompted by the Mexican Medical staff's unease in following a patient who had had significant intraabdominal injury. No intervention needed, just experienced...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 5,147
Posted By dongreerps
Re: Our Medical Experiences in Mexico

A few decades ago I took surgical residents down to Mexico to repair cleft lips and palates. We worked with a Mexican plastic surgeon, and had excellent rapport. We frequently sent him patients for...
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