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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-10-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,544
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: How do I get insurance and how much does it cost?

Is there something wrong with mentioning good carriers or agents people have had good experience with? It sure would help in the search.
Forum: Caribbean   02-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Dominican anchorages recommendations

Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. I am headed to DR in a month and my research led me to Frank Virgintino's free cruising guides Free Cruising Guides Frank Virgintino...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

So when you lose your radar reception you still have the AIS data on your chart plotter? I can see where AIS would be important, particularly with those tankers and freighters that carry them. But,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

That's good information, capta. I've wondered about going west from Florida. Some of the western Caribbean ports look interesting, but it seems everywhere is uphill, against the wind and/or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Thank you TQA. That is definitive information. The offshore route makes a day or so of Mona passage look much easier now.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Thanks SPECIALD. So, you don't go through Mona's passage. How is crossing PR's north shore? What is best anchorage on that shore or do you sail past PR?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Yes, I keep picturing the eastern Caribbean as all lying north and south.

So, to restate; instead of turning south through Mona passage why doesn't anyone (that I've read) continue east past...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Thanks TQA.

Yes, buying in lower Caribbean would be an ideal choice if I can find the right boat there.

By the way, why is it no one ever seems to skip Mona passage and continue east of Puerto...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

That's great information, thanks. I've had some of those debates over boat size and experienced it myself in my 40 foot ketch. It was much easier to manage than my previous 30 foot sloop. But,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Barquito, no I would get the boat in the area; Caribbean, Texas to Florida or maybe east coast. Sailing down the ICW seems doable single handed.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Re: Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Thank you for your reply Zanshin. My only concern is sail handling, reefing ect., single handed in sudden squalls I've read can come up quickly. And, with significant more seas than these protected...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,380
Posted By sv sea bird
Cruising Caribbean Single-handed

Hello, I am preparing to get a sailboat and single-hand cruise the Caribbean in about 4 months.

I have single-handed sailed my last boat, a Sea Wolf 40, but in the protected waters of Puget Sound...
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