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Search: Posts Made By: joyinPNW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,252
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

We were in Florida just a week before he departed and went out of our way to travel to St. Augustine to get a glimpse of the boat, which, as it turns out, was not at a public dock. We had to do some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: International Transaction Fee

Bank of America has a newer credit card called their "Travel Rewards" visa with no transaction fees plus it has the chip on it that many countries require. I use it exclusively when traveling...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Route Du Rhum Race 2014

I'm trying to follow this race and I wish I spoke French! It's hard to follow all the articles but it looks mighty exciting!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,655
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What boat for a 10-15 year trip?

May I suggest reading John Kretschmer's new book, Sailing a Serious Ocean. He goes into great detail on the considerations for choosing one boat over another, depending on what your needs are. If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Dropped my water fill cap.

Where are you in the PNW? Isn't there anyone in your club there that can quickly don a wetsuit and retrieve it at 20 ft, or during the lowest tide?

You're not the only dufus-we recently dropped a...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Jack- wondering if there are times when you would/should use the motor, rather than try to recover by sailing? I'm reading John Kretschmer's new book and he says to never even attempt to recover a...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

@Minnesail-the crewmember who was picked up by the 26ft boat was able to pull himself up onto the boat which is a feat I cannot imagine given the waves but he is also in great physical condition and...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Great products listed! Looking at the McMurdo or ACR Aqualink. The AIS alternative that Jackdale recommended makes sense if you have a crew that can pick you up with the boat you came off of, but I'm...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

@paul- yes, we wear and require PFD's on our boat. My question wasn't a judgement on the fatality that occurred, rather it had me consider other scenarios where locating someone might be aided by...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Just for clarification: I'm not suggesting this device would have saved this man's life, but it's got me thinking about safety in general and for me, what I take on the water here may make a (small...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

@MedSailor- here's the link to the race:sailboat racing death (http://www.nwyachting.com/2014/10/tragic-sailing-death-south-sound/)

@CapnRuss-I have that handheld but it's bulky. I'd like a small...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

Thanks for the replies- those nautilus devices look like what I have in mind. I'd like to see some reviews.

I'm surprised that there aren't more simple, clip-on, affordable tags to quickly locate...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By joyinPNW
Anyone wear a PLB?

We had a sailboat race this weekend in the PNW where a boat capsized and three people went into the water. A front came in fast and hard causing them to go over. 2 were recovered. Sadly, one was not....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Urgent shaft seal question

I'm curious--how old is the shaft seal? Did you burp it when you dropped in the water at the beginning of the season? Did you lube it?
Forum: herSailNet 08-05-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,011
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Making it comfortable for her

I appreciate the OP's original question and looking through the responses, I've yet to see the improvements that have made a difference for me on our boat. My husband and I are healthy and fit, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,602
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

It was quite a surprise when several inflatables were very slow to inflate, or didn't inflate at all when we did our pool exercise during the Safety at Sea Seminar. Two were Mustang and one was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,539
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: The run aground poll

I should say, my husband ran aground! I pointed out the shoal to him well in advance but as we got closer it "looked" ok to him despite what the depth sounder (and charts) indicated, lol. I was down...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,577
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Helps to have a basic vocabulary of sailing terms
Be dressed for the occasion
Bring a healthy sense of adventure
Have fun!

The rest will come in time--racing is the best way to learn how to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Turkey Charter--what anchorages do you like?

Thanks for the replies--we're heading south/ southeast. We have included Bodrum in our plans and the restaurant/anchorage issue is one I'm concerned about. Thanks for the heads up on that one.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By joyinPNW
Turkey Charter--what anchorages do you like?

I'm chartering for two weeks in Turkey with 3 friends. We'll pick up and drop off in Turgetreis and we won't be traveling to Greece, just the Aegean in Turkey. Does anyone have any suggestions for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 19,632
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

I attended the Safety at Sea Seminar held on Bainbridge Island this weekend and I just thought I'd share that the Cruising World magazine containing Steve's article was handed out at the seminar. No...
Forum: Chartering 01-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Greece: Dodecanese vs Ionian islands

I'll be following this thread with interest-we're chartering in Turkey this May for two weeks through Sunsail. I'd like to learn a bit more about the area around Greece for a future trip.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: It's Official

All the best of wind and health with a dose of adventure thrown in for good measure! Check back in and share your stories!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 10,856
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

When we cruised through the San Juans and Gulf Islands on our previous boat, a nicely restored San Juan 24, people would often remark how "cute" our boat was, and how we "were camping..." We had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,839
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Cold Weather Gear Recomendations

I love this subject-staying warm is a subject I'm familiar with since we're on the water all year long in your area. I'll share what has worked for me although most of the ideas are already presented...
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