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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Anchor question

It's a complicated question, yes a fortress type anchor works on surface area not weight and it's good in the right kind of sea bed, extra chain probably helps but it's not the be all and end all and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Trouble with Bareboat Catamaran Anchor

See the book 'How To Anchor Safely - So You Sleep Well!' Most anchoring advice is the length of a short article, rather than a comprehensive look at the subject only a full size book can provide.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: insurance Edward William Marine Services

For goodness sake, I only pasted today because someone else did, it's not a habit and they're not snidey or personal remarks, I simply reported what happened to me and the fact that this insurance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: insurance Edward William Marine Services

This event was months ago and I've moved on I'm not going to look for the files again, anyone can look at my blog, malcolmsnook dot the obvious if they want to see more, or they can just use a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: insurance Edward William Marine Services

Not looking for sympathy, just warning other people, you can make your own minds up, I have photographed the documents and pasted them in various places, I'm not going to spend more time on this just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: insurance Edward William Marine Services

Gotta say I agree with Capta. I know damn well the cover I asked for, in writing and paid for, when I was robbed I received not a single penny, just a two sentence letter rejecting the entire claim...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: insurance Edward William Marine Services

They're not listed by the Financial Conduct Authority as a company to beware of for no good reason, I suggest anyone reading posts supporting them checks with the Financial Conduct Authority. I'm not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 24,149
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

Are you a travelling liveaboard Marlene?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: insurance Edward William Marine Services

Edward William Insurance is unregulated, there is a warning about them on the Financial Conduct Authority website, they have a track record of not paying claims and are almost certainly just a scam.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 24,149
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

Thanks Aaron, I have a basic PADI Open Water and although 56 rather than 65 I don't think I'll make a dive instructor now. I've been trying to make a living writing books and blogs, but I think...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 24,149
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

I'm trying to extend my travelling life as it were by writing books and blogs but not much return yet! Google Malcolm Snook and you'll see I've been trying!!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-14-2013
Replies: 3,446
Views: 953,009
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hi East Coast Hawkeye I've been living aboard a Dutch Steel ketch for nine years and travelling extensively. After nine years I'm ready for a break and to try to earn some money on shore again too....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-11-2012
Replies: 128
Views: 24,149
Posted By sailorsnook
Making a living as a liveaboard

Is anyone interested in discussing ways to make a few pennies whilst being a travelling liveaboard? I've tried a few things, with limited success so far, which experience I can share, but always open...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-11-2012
Replies: 3,446
Views: 953,009
Posted By sailorsnook
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hi All, Malcolm Snook, liveaboard sailor for nine years, big mileage - all N hemisphere. Author of How To Anchor Safely - So You Sleep Well! and a couple of other books. Currently berthed back in...
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