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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By hellsop
Re: Someone help the fishing newbie, plz!

Seconding this recommendation. That's the book I've got and it's pretty detailed. Not only about rods and reels, lines and lures, but includes an extensive identification section, how to kill your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,799
Posted By hellsop
Re: Production Boat Liveaboard + Costal Cruiser + Occasional Ocean Passage (Beneteau

Here's a reference:

Bumfuzzle Cost for a Sail Around the World (

One dataset but it fits really nicely.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-04-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 203,963
Posted By hellsop
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

The weather's a little calmer than taking the Drake Passage south of Tierra Del Fuego, but the currents are horrible; there's a lot of pretty narrow straits that build up 4-5 foot tides on the...
Forum: Chartering   01-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By hellsop
Re: Gemini 105MC for charter?

BVI's probably your best bet. $3000/wk seems to be about the going rate. I know has a charter search that allows you to find by model of boat, so that might be a place to start.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-18-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,407
Posted By hellsop
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

Working on a similar plan myself but without the chartering part. Mostly the banking people I've talked to just need an address to which they can send letters, cleared titles, and process servers if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-18-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,661
Posted By hellsop
Re: Boat Loan

Now you know what BoatUS is doing with all those insurance payments. *grin*

I'm gonna second the idea of going to a specialist, broker or otherwise. That's the sort of lender that's actually going...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-31-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 12,501
Posted By hellsop
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

One also starts sliding more leewards. Keels spill the same way sails do. Which can mean more sailing to do to get to where you were intending to go in the first place, or some far-out heading...
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