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Forum: Chartering   02-25-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By sherbet
anyone familiar with these one-way discount charters?

https://www.sailonline.com/discount_charters/auctions/auctions.html

these are apparently repositioning charters that can be had for a good price. Anyone ever do one? A Jeanneau 45 for 10 days for...
Forum: Chartering   02-25-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By sherbet
Charter Available

I''m interested! I live in NYC and am always looking for a way to sail. I tried renting day-sailers last season but it was far too much work.

email me at jerry_killam AT yahoo.com and we can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,052
Posted By sherbet
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

We took the canal instead of rounding the cape. It''s very easy as long as you have good charts and pay attention to the navigational aids.

We anchored for free in Cape May harbor.

Delaware...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By sherbet
Lin & Larry Pardey are back!

I''ve enjoyed reading all their books, but one thing I''ve never understood. When someone asked them in one of their books, "did you really sail all the way from Victoria in that?", they said "yes!"....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,052
Posted By sherbet
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

Barnegat Bay is a tricky entrance. Depending on tide and winds, there can be large (even breaking) waves in the channel as you enter. There is also shoaling that changes over time, so they move the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-09-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,252
Posted By sherbet
no tax in St. Martin?

I just read a yacht broker''s website that said St. Martin (sp?) in the Caribbean is a great place to buy a sailboat. They said prices are a little lower than North America, AND it is a tax free...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-09-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By sherbet
no tax in St. Martin?

I just read a yacht broker''s website that said St. Martin (sp?) in the Caribbean is a great place to buy a sailboat. They said prices are a little lower than North America, AND it is a tax free...
Forum: Chartering   09-22-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By sherbet
anyone for the BVI''''s this winter?

My usual charter partner has gone and bought a boat, so I''m on my own. We used to charter a sailboat for a week in the winter somewhere interesting.

Anyone know a good way to find partners for a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By sherbet
Anyone for the BVI''''s this winter?

My usual charter partner has gone and bought a boat, so I''m on my own. We used to charter a sailboat for a week in the winter somewhere interesting.

Anyone know a good way to find partners for a...
Forum: Chartering   09-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By sherbet
Bahamas winter charter--good,bad,ugly?

I would not recommend Abaco Bahamas Charters.

The barbeque on the back of our boat was apparently attached with a rusted out screw or bolt. It fell off the back of the boat when we were underway,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By sherbet
Shared Ownership

I''ve been looking for the same thing for a couple of years (I posted on here about it a while ago). Same boat size, same money, etc.

Only difference is I want to split the boat up in PORTIONS OF...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By sherbet
wind generator

Just a point on terminology. Two of these posters used the term "amp" when they really meant "amp-hour". You cannot generate an amp of electricity in a given amount of time, since an amp is not a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 6,080
Posted By sherbet
IOR...CCA... help!

Thanks for that amazing detail, Jeff!

So just to clarify, the ''79 fastnet race was more or less the end of the IOR''s influence on design.

What year did the CCA rules start influencing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-04-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 6,080
Posted By sherbet
IOR...CCA... help!

I frequently read mentions of racing rules that heavily influenced the design of various sailboats, but I''ve never been able to find a concise summary of them all.

Can someone post a quick...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By sherbet
the lowdown on free-wheeling shaft generators?

Does anyone know where I can get a detailed evalution of generators that get their power from the free-wheeling shaft spinning while you are sailing?

output, effect on engine/shaft, speed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 796
Posted By sherbet
Paying to live on someone else''''s boat?

In a year or two I will be buying a sailboat (morgan 382,tartan 37, etc.) for extended cruising and live-aboard. I am currently sailing as crew on a number of different boats to get a feel for what I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By sherbet
Help the marriage

Yahoo personals and other websites are a good way to meet potential mates. If you specify in your criteria you''re looking for someone who likes sailing, you should be able to find a new wife pretty...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-01-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By sherbet
Cruise to Martha''''s Vinyard

definitely interested. I live in NYC and was thinking of chartering around Martha''s Vineyard this summer.

jerry_killam@yahoo.com
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-17-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 4,243
Posted By sherbet
Crew Needed for East coast & Carribean

Definitely interested in the NYC-Ft Lauderdale segment, or a portion thereof.
(I live in NYC)

Looks like you''re starting in less than a week so let me know!

jerry_killam@yahoo.com
Forum: Chartering   04-07-2003
Replies: 5
 
Views: 1,323
Posted By sherbet
actually we had other problems with the charter....

actually we had other problems with the charter. The engine developed a leak on our fourth day, so we had to wait around for half a day for someone to come from the charter company and fix it.

The...
Forum: Chartering   03-27-2003
Replies: 5
 
Views: 1,323
Posted By sherbet
We had a bad charter experience in January with...

We had a bad charter experience in January with Abaco Bahamas Charters in the Abacos that I''d like to relate. I''d be interested in hearing people''s comments on what to do.

We chartered a Morgan...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By sherbet
Columbia vs C&C

bcavileer

Glad you are happy with your Landfall 38! I too am looking at purchasing an older one. I''m wondering if you looked at any Morgan 382''s in your search and if so, how did they compare?...
Forum: Chartering   03-14-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 8,739
Posted By sherbet
bad charter with Abaco Bahamas Charters

I''d like to share an unfortunate experience I had with a charter in January in the Bahamas. I''d like to hear people''s opinions on what happened and perhaps get some advice on what we can do.

We...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-12-2003
Replies: 26
Views: 8,509
Posted By sherbet
Sailing partner

40 year old, living in Manhattan, definitely interested in crewing on some short trips. Have skippered 2 bareboat charters (Abaco and British Columbia) and done lots of other sailing.
...
Forum: Chartering   02-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 3,296
Posted By sherbet
bareboat Abaco

One thing I must warn you about. There is a charter company called Abaco Bahamas Charters in the Abacos that you need to be wary of. We chartered there for a week and the boat was poorly maintained....
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