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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Tethering singlehanded

Be very careful where you clip on the second leg of the tether. You do not want to open the quick release then find yourself still tethered. So don't clip it to your vest or the D rings. Mine goes on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,098
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: The heart of the matter

I can't recall where I learned it but keeping rudder angle < 6 degrees seems to map to "easy to steer", at least on my boat. Handy to watch the rudder angle indicator while hand steering to see what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,098
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: The heart of the matter

Another cruising couple asked me at Norman Island in the BVIs how I could afford to be out cruising since I'm obviously not old enough to be retired. They didn't seem to comprehend that you could do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Hallberg-Rassy...

Love my 34. We've comfortably beaten 40 footers into an anchorage and often have more stowage space to boot :)
But her underbody doesn't look quite like the bigger ones:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

We're probably headed there, arriving tomorrow (leaving Atlantic City this afternoon). Not sure how long we'll hang around since we've got to get to Nova Scotia but if you see Altera come say hi.
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,912
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

If you haven't been to the BVIs, it's worth going through customs, which isn't nearly as bad as you expect.
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,912
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

I love the BVIs but you could do it (heck, we were there about a month). I'd spend most of the week circumnatigating St John. Tons of beautiful anchorages on St John with good snorkelling and hiking....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,761
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Canada really does say you have to wear your PFD if it's inflatable: "REMEMBER: You have to be wearing an inflatable PFD for it to be approved on an open boat. If the boat is not open then you only...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,176
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Prindle 19, am I being foolish as my first boat?

Looks like the Prindle 19 is a pretty quick racing boat. If you're ambitious and start out in less wind, especially with 2-3 people you should be able to figure it out. The difference that matters...
Forum: Chartering   02-10-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,180
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

Oddly they didn't ask about money. We were in cruisers clothes and disgustingly sweaty from wandering all over town to try to find the office. All they seemed to care about was that we wouldn't work....
Forum: Chartering   02-10-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,180
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

Nope. You can go to Road Town and request an extension for up to 6 months near the end of your 30 days. Be prepared to spend half the day sitting in the Immigration Office to do it (Immigration &...
Forum: Chartering   02-09-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,180
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

We just spent about a month between St John & St Thomas. Stick to St John. We enjoyed bits of St Thomas but I wouldn't bother on a charter.

As per FarCry: Maho, Francis, Leinster, Lameshure, Salt...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,100
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Anybody ever go too big?

What do you want a bigger boat for (not being snarky, just thinking that bigger for the sake of bigger might not make you happier)? My HR 34 has a ton more storage than a lot of 34s and still has 2...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Dogs and foreign ports

It's often a pain but it varies dramatically by country. Lots of countries in the Caribbean now want you to apply in advance for an import permit for the dog instead of just showing up with generic...
Forum: Chartering   01-15-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7,685
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

I just spent 2 months eating what I could buy (and carry back to the boat) in the BVIs. You'll be fine. Bobby's in Cane Garden Bay is a good mid-trip stock up. You can also get good groceries in...
Forum: Chartering   01-15-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7,685
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

There's a better market in Gun Creek (Buck's) and a free hourly ferry from Bitter End if you have the time. Takes a little more time but we got some nice bacon wrapped tenderloins & bone-in pork...
Forum: Chartering   01-15-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7,685
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

That was still true a few weeks ago and the staff at Neptune's didn't say anything about putting in any when we asked.

And if you haven't been in a while, the channel at Anegada has been moved....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Anyone Cruising The BVI's...

Well, that is almost 80' of waterline ;)

Glad you're getting some good wind, the forecasts weren't calling for much.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Anyone Cruising The BVI's...

We're here hanging out in the Virgin Gorda North Sound today, possibly heading to Anegada tomorrow. Outbound (s/v Hippocampus) should be around somewhere too though he may be out of internet range....
Forum: Lake Huron   11-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,656
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

I know that Walter (Flandria), Wendy & Paul (Sapphire Breeze), and Eric & Jessie (Aeolian) from the 200/300 dock have been keeping tabs on us :) It'll probably get a little duller now that we've made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Spinlock Tether Recommendation

Make sure to try out the hooks yourself. I find the Spinlock ones terribly difficult to work with one hand but other people love them.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Iridium GO!

I've got the Kaito, which is really nice to grab weatherfax paired with an iPad (though it takes forever). In less than half the time to get one weatherfax I can grab half a dozen text forecasts, the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   09-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,632
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Kids or cruising first?

We went with bljones's advice. Bought a 34' sailboat, sold nearly everything (including the Hobie Tiger :( ), moved aboard a few months ago and need to start heading south in a week or so. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Charting a Course

It depends on the chart (specifically, the projection). I have a North Atlantic passage planning chart that has a conical projection (IMRAY 100). On that chart straight lines are great circle routes....
Forum: Lake Huron   08-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,656
Posted By ChristinaM
Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

I'm sorry but you'll find a marina dominated by sailors, so much so that the company that owns the place laments that it doesn't make as much $ as their powerboat-filled marinas :) They did let the...
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