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Forum: Chartering   07-16-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 4,691
Posted By haukebo
I did it.

I bought a used boat, coming out of the Sunsail fleet. Then I placed it in charter in a "second tier" company in the BVI for 5 more years. I agree with everyone's comments about wear & tear, stuff...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-19-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By haukebo
Cruising the Capitol

We're thinking of sailing to Washington DC to do some sightseeing. Any good anchorages within a reasonable distance to the usual tourist spots? Where can you leave your dinghy? Any bad...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,400
Posted By haukebo
If you really like your music.... Go to a...

If you really like your music....
Go to a wakeboarding supplier and get yourself a set of big speakers that those speedboats mount on their arch... They seem to be well designed for outdoor...
Forum: herSailNet   06-07-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 13,007
Posted By haukebo
puffy feet

My husband and I have taken week long charter trips to the caribbean for years, and now we're moving on to full time cruising. Among my long list is how to deal with this problem:
For some reason...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-14-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By haukebo
Question Welder in the Upper Chesapeake?

I have some cracks in aluminum davits that I'll need to get re-welded. Anybody know a good welder in the upper chesapeake who has the portable equipment to come to my marina?
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 6,080
Posted By haukebo
Summit North is nice

We moor our 51' Kanter at Summit North Marina (Summit North Marina (http://www.summitnorthmarina.com)) It is a nice facility with good amenities. Only problem is that it is a long way (5 miles)...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-30-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,284
Posted By haukebo
Taxes...good point

Maybe I should keep my boat in Delaware for the summer, as they have no sales/use tax on boats there...anyone know of any good marinas there?
Forum: Living Aboard   12-18-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,284
Posted By haukebo
Chesapeake Bay Marina recommendations?

I'm buying a 50ft boat in Florida, but would like to get it out of there for Hurricaine season. I'm guessing that the insurance savings to bring it up to Chesapeake Bay or somewhere more north would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By haukebo
Time to overhaul?

Thanks for all the replies. Given my direct question, I did not mind an engine dealer quoting direct prices!

Next question...How long does it typically take a competent mechanic/shop to pull an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By haukebo
Overhaul Cost

Looks like I may need to have my 85 Hp Perkins overhauled. Anyone know what that will likely cost? How does an overhaul compare to buying a new engine?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 3,343
Posted By haukebo
How long to be gone?

Anyone care to interpret Florida law for me? So if I buy a boat there, register it federally, and leave the country within 90 days, I understand that I don't have to pay sales or use tax on my new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3,126
Posted By haukebo
Why have a gray water tank?

I just inspected an otherwise nice yacht and was confused that it had (separate from a black water holding tank) a fairly large grey water tank. Why would one want to hold onto gray water as opposed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-28-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By haukebo
WE Did It.

We bought a boat out of a BVI charter fleet about 5 years ago. Yes it was used, but very well maintained in my opinion. And a great value compared to anything in the US. We found we were able to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By haukebo
to Cruisingdad

Phenergan suppositories will melt in the tropical heat, and my wife hates having to look at a suppository sitting next to her food...so I carry a couple single dose vials of injectable Phenergan. It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-26-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By haukebo
almost everywhere you might want to sail in the...

almost everywhere you might want to sail in the BVI, with the possible exception of Anegada, will be in protected waters. Even the stripped down charter boats still have sails that can be reefed. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By haukebo
physician opinion 2

As a general guide, only carry the meds you'll need until you can get proper medical attention. Consider your medical kit a means to take care of minor problems, and major problems only until you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By haukebo
US physician's perspective

As a cruiser and a physician, I have several bits of advice:
First of all, keep in mind that anyone who walks into my office asking by name for a narcotic will immediately have any good doctor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By haukebo
French Tax boat

I believe this probably refers to the following: Up until a few years ago, there was some sort of French tax loophole that allowed the French to deduct their charterboat expenses twice. Because of...
Forum: Chartering   01-20-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,950
Posted By haukebo
Conch Charters BVI

I would have to agree that Conch Charters was a fabulous experience. They are a smaller company, and the owners of the company are often out working the docks and boats alongside the employees. ...
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