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Search: Posts Made By: outbound
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By svzephyr44
Small Vessel Reporting System

After my last return to the United States I decided to look into the US Customs and Border Protection "Small Vessel Reporting System." The program lets you register as a Master and register your...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Team Vestas coming back

All the boats are using the same program, a very powerful routing tool named Expedition... I doubt the software program itself had much of anything to do with this incident...

I'd be a bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,732
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I can't agree. Lines led aft increase the chances of a failure which means you are more likely to have to go forward to fix something when conditions are unpleasant. The more boats I sea with lines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,732
Posted By Barquito
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

FoolishMuse has offered it for free here:
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Agm expense


I generally only recommend AGM when the system has specifically been designed for them. In general terms, if you got crappy life out of regular old flooded deep cycle batteries then you...
Forum: Beneteau 05-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Sailing ... transmission in reverse?

I would pop it into reverse to get it to feather, then go back into neutral just in case some weeds force it to un-feather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,243
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Modern day blue water sailboat?

Cute little salty boat of the yesteryear:

CONTESSA 26 sailboat specifications and details on (

The new 30' boat is today's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,148
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Surviving Storm

I think my first plan for coping with this would be to sitting about 2500 miles south of this position. Man that is nasty stuff. I can only imagine what it is like at 3 am (my fave time of course)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Preventing spade rudder line fouling?

Here you go... I wouldn't be without one of these, particularly sailing in cold water...

LED lighting, soundproof, Sailor's Solutions Inc....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Atlantic Gyre cruise

If we are going to do it, decide in the next year or so, I think I would start in New England and go as quickly as possible to the SW corner of Newfoundland and spend at least a month there (or the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 14,519
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

Outbound...we are in the med at the moment.
If you want an Ideas of what is around have a look at our blog on

Cygnus III | Sailing around the world slowly (

If I can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 14,519
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

In the last three years cruising round Europe I have never once been asked for any form of certificate to prove my competence to sail.
In general the requirement is you should have the certification...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Must see places on the eastern seaboard.

A list of links (,%20ICW,%20bahamas,%20Erie%20and%20New%20York%20canals.htm) for your perusal
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Cruising on $10k a month.........Powerball Winner

Any recollection where that article is? I know a couple that did the Great Loop on a 50+ Nordhavn trawler. Pretty sure they blew their retirement on it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 10,233
Posted By bobperry
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

No I won't take that into consideration. Too nebulous and can't be applied with any guaranteed consistancy. I'll just assume we are talking about boats loaded as most mom and pop boats are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 12,626
Posted By Melrna
re: Husband killed as he defends his wife from yacht robbers in St Lucia

Here is an excellent article written a few years ago that recaps all that is said here.
This site also has some excellent cruising guides for free that are cruising the Caribbean.
Free Cruising...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-21-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 409,586
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I once read something to the effect that we are never truly gone until the last person with a memory of us dies.

I kind of like that - it's a pretty long time even for very ordinary people.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-19-2014
Replies: 153
Views: 21,020
Posted By PCP
Re: The Loss of The Alpha 42 "Be Good Too"

Yes, that sometimes happens with small specialized brands and in the US certainly it happens with Jboats. But that can only be maintained if the boats are competitive and that's the case with Jboats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 8,993
Posted By manatee
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

I have a list of free ebooks here ( The recommended reading thread has good stuff all through it.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-07-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 5,397
Posted By smurphny
Re: Learning to dock shorthanded

Every docking procedure is different: different wind, current, swing room, cleats or pilings, etc. One of the best improvements I ever made was installing midship cleats. Singlehanding, it makes it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 8,163
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The economics of sailing around the world

That appears to be changing, actually, with more cruisers treating the Pacific as a destination in itself, and not necessarily part of a Milk Run circumnavigation... These numbers and the trends they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 8,163
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: The economics of sailing around the world

I agree.
But if you want to do more than just one ocean then you 'must' circumnavigate (Unless you want to sell your boat in some foreign country; or buy in a foreign country)

For example: If I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 8,163
Posted By DRFerron
Re: The economics of sailing around the world

Detailed spreadsheet for this particular couple at the bottom:

S/V BeBe: Costs (

They did an interesting podcast interview. Episode 31:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,889
Posted By Omatako
Re: Water Useage/conservation Cruising

What I am going to fit to mine (have seen it on several other boats) is a by-pass from the membrane-to-tank line that comes to a tap in the galley. The WM runs for a short while and a sample is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 409,586
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

To reduced maintenance ,start with clean steel . I get all my plate wheelabraded and primed with cold galvanizing primer, 87% zinc dry film by the steel supplier. My current boat was done that way...
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