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Search: Posts Made By: skelmir
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By skelmir
Re: Hook and Moor by Robship

Yes. I own one. Doesn't get used much because most of the pad eyes we need to grab are too small for the Hook and Moor to fit. Very smooth when it works but heavier than a regular boat hook. So...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,946
Posted By skelmir
Re: Just the Keurig won't work

If the water is too cold then the Keurig will not be able to boil it. So if you took bottled water from the fridge it will never complete the boiling cycle. Don't know if that's what you did but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 5,660
Posted By skelmir
Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

So when you are unsure what to do in a particular meeting situation you could say: "Ok Glass, Google COLREGS". Or better yet you could say it over the VHF and the "offending" boater would be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-09-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,110
Posted By skelmir
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

If the barge is being pushed ahead as part of a composite unit then it's considered to be just a powerboat according to COLREGS. That being said, since I'm a recreational vessel usually with no...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-16-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,124
Posted By skelmir
re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

Sounds like that person needs to buy their own boat and go cruising. Apparently they think that paying 39 euros a day is expensive and at that price they should be able to lounge around in a hammock...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 22,078
Posted By skelmir
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

I wasn't really being serious. I suspect attacks of this kind aren't all that random and the attackers scoped out their victims ahead of time. Sometimes you are just in the wrong place at the wrong...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By skelmir
Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

You need to contact Útlendingastofnun / "Directorate of Immigration" www . utl . is

Living aboard a sailboat in Iceland over winter doesn't sound pleasant. It's probably possible but would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By skelmir
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,269
Posted By skelmir
Re: First time singlehanding, bad things happen, the sound of breaking fiberglass, et

Shorten up a forward stern spring line and back down on your engine. The bow will swing forward and you can release the stern spring line from your helm station without having to run anywhere. Live...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,354
Posted By skelmir
Re: Know the rules!

You are correct. It does not specify a separate lookout or even that the lookout be a person but does specify that the lookout should be able to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,354
Posted By skelmir
Re: Know the rules!

Yes the rules are setup that generally both parties are at fault. Most recreational boats are at fault by default because they fail to have a separate lookout and person on the helm. Not to labor the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,354
Posted By skelmir
Re: Know the rules!

Technically both those cases are within the rules. You were the stand-on boat but choose not to be by reacting first. According to the rules you first course of action should have been five short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,166
Posted By skelmir
Re: James Bond sailboat for sale

I assume at 15 $million the current owner and probably the future owner don't know either and probably don't care. I imagine the discussion is more like: "But honey I wanted one with the heated towel...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By skelmir
Re: Docking Troubles Causing Doubt

Practice, practice, practice. Remember that even pros will have docking mishaps and in all likely hood you will also have a mishap. Just go slow and the damage will be minimal.

I hired an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By skelmir
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

Bringing down a regiment of anything is going to take more than one round trip. But invasion by sailboat certainly appeals to my viking heritage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

Yes it's probably not the most practical use of both time nor money. But it's more exciting than sitting up on the hard plus this way I get to sail to Florida.

Next year when I'm older and wiser...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

But I'm trying to have my cake and eat it too ;-)

Chartering is an option too (we have in the past), I'm just trying to evaluate the pros/cons. My wife really seems to enjoy the fact that it's her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

Thanks for all the tips so far. I've put in a request with my insurance provider to modify my cruising area to include Florida (excluding hurricane season) and get a quote for a rider for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

The boat itself is documented but the dinghy is registered. So I was wondering if I needed FL registration numbers on the dinghy in addition to the MA registration numbers, but apparently I only need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

So the costs are going to be insurance, mooring/slip fees, maintenance, and the costs of the trip back and forth itself. In addition to flights back and forth to use the boat as well as possibly a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Re: Florida or not?

"Do you have enough free time, and spare money, to be going back and forth often enough to make it worthwhile?"

That's a valid point and partly what I'm trying to figure out. Once I get a better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,119
Posted By skelmir
Florida or not?

I'm a new owner of a 44 foot sailboat in Boston, MA and I see that winter will be coming too soon.

I'm wondering about the practicality of extending our use of the boat by bringing it (or having...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-03-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,434
Posted By skelmir
Re: Reasons for knowing TVMDCAW

Just because you own a calculator doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to perform basic arithmetic by hand (or better yet in your head). Knowing the basics allows you to not just place blind trust in...
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