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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
'Uneventful' is perfect. Well done! As for home...

'Uneventful' is perfect. Well done! As for home made ice cream at sea... tell your wife I am single!

That NZ leg can get a bit scrappy, glad it went well for you.

Mark
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   08-01-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,728
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

AGMs are the worst choice for any bank that will be neglected. Reading Maine Sail's posts on this are very clear.

AGM Battery Issues (from Maine Sail)
AGM Batteries - Making The Choice -...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Uricanejack
Forum: Living Aboard   09-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

Hi Phil,

Thats a good list, I rearranged it in order of occurrence from anecdotal and own experience.

Common in First months of cruising only:
Cuts, not deep
Burns and scolds
Rope burns...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wenchhandle
Update from LaPaz, Baja, Mexico

This email is from our friends in La Paz that asked we pass this info on:

HURRICANE ODILE -- TRIED HIS BEST, WE SURVIVED!

PLEASE, let everyone know that WE are ok. Our boat is secure, although...
Forum: Living Aboard   09-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By Group9
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

I didn't have DAN insurance on my last foreign cruise, but I'll have it the next time.
Forum: Living Aboard   09-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Medical care while cruising.

Self-help resources:

"When There Is No Doctor," David Werner, Carol Thuman, Jane Maxwell

Ship Captain's Medical Guide, GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/health-and-safety-on-ships)
Forum: Living Aboard   09-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By paikea
Re: Medical care while cruising.

very useful thread!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,200
Posted By mr_f
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Apparently this really isn't true.



http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/catenary.php
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,200
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

OK, here's the general approach to proper anchoring. I can't tell from your description what you did, but perhaps this will help.

As you are aware, anchors only hold by digging into the substrate...
Forum: Racing   04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,362
Posted By Stumble
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Ok, I will say it again with more authority and cites. While racing the only rules that pally between racing boats are the Racing Rules of Sailing (or local rules). The colregs do not apply (at least...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-29-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 75,874
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Why on earth would I take a writing course - which imposes an arbitrary schedule and does not adhere to USCG standards?
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-14-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 75,874
Posted By outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

By 1995 I had done multiple Marion/Bermuda and a Newport Bermuda race as well as several passages to Caribbean. But then in 2002 stopped sailing for 8yrs. The world has changed in those 8yrs. Before...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-14-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 75,874
Posted By capta
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I'm sorry gentlemen and ladies, I really tried to stay out of this, but I just can't.
I've made a dozen or so voyages from the NE to the Caribbean, even one around early February on a 50 footer...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-11-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 75,874
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I've read most of this thread, and have formed some strong opinions.

After careful consideration, I've decided not to share most of them because:

1. I am still unsure of all the facts, despite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heat Shrink Terminals

Nylon terminals with heatshrink over are ok, but more time consuming than terminals with heatshrink. It is also not as easy to get a good seal near the ring part of the terminal. Here is a link with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6,306
Posted By RichH
Re: Miami to Bimini

Damn good advice
Definitely thats the best way to get to Bimini !!!!! Ride the GS instead of fighting it. When going to Bimini, I typically anchor/wait at Rodriguez Key for my jump-off spot.
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