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Search: Posts Made By: Capetinho
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Capetinho
Forum: Iberia & The Med 06-26-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By Capetinho
Brindisi Area?

Greetings, All,

I'd appreciate any information about sailing opportunities in the area of Brindisi, Italy, as I will likely be relocating there around the first of the year. There's not lot of...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-20-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,096
Posted By Capetinho
Re: Curiosity About These "Crew Wanted" Posts

I had done a bit of day sailing, completed three classes with U.S. Sailing and a charter in the Grenadines before responding to my first crew wanted post. I wanted to insure that I was at least a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,172
Posted By Capetinho
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

I've dragged my 1955 Conn 10M tenor saxophone through bars and seedy dives in some of the world's more interesting non-tourist areas for the past 13 years and will be interested to see how it stands...
Forum: Provisioning 04-11-2012
Replies: 292
Views: 33,323
Posted By Capetinho
Re: Rum enjoyment

The drink of choice among expats in Haiti is the rum sour -- 2 oz of 8-yr old Barbancourt, 2/3 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz sugar. Very addictive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By Capetinho
Re: Real-Time U.S. Wind Map

Ain't it? I keep looking at that wind shear north of Memphis, referring to normal weather maps and can't for the life of me figure out what is causing it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By Capetinho
Real-Time U.S. Wind Map

Came across this today and thought I'd share it, for whatever it's worth -- it's a graphic, non-commercial and updated hourly, showing the movement, flow, and speeds of wind across the continental...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,106
Posted By Capetinho
Good Work!

'cept you're not supposed to be doing this, mate. Initiative, critical thinking and hard work are dead in the U.S. these days. Didn't you get the memo?? :D
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-01-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By Capetinho
Crew Available Mar-Apr, US East Coast - Carib

Reliable, mature crew member available for deliveries or passages up to three weeks between March and mid-April in the Caribbean or along the U.S. East Coast. Experienced in both coastal and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Capetinho
For what it's worth, winds on the west side of...

For what it's worth, winds on the west side of Hispaniola are generally very light and there are no services available anywhere. There's no real Haitian Coast Guard presence to my knowledge and a...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Capetinho
Dunno about your iPhone, but my Droid seems to...

Dunno about your iPhone, but my Droid seems to lose track of the time after it gets out of cell phone range. It can be set it manually, of course, but it was very disorienting the first time until I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,547
Posted By Capetinho
Thanks, everyone, for the input. Lots of good...

Thanks, everyone, for the input. Lots of good information here. I guess the answer basically is you pays yer money and you takes yer chances. Am I more likely to be knocked unconscious and go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,547
Posted By Capetinho
Hi, Vega, The hydrostatic triggers sound...

Hi, Vega,

The hydrostatic triggers sound like a major improvement; I've heard tales of the pills dissolving too. Triggers are supposed to be good for five years and cost $80 to replace. Granted,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,547
Posted By Capetinho
Thanks for your thoughts. Hadn't thought about...

Thanks for your thoughts. Hadn't thought about the puncture factor. We sail a bit here in the Bay of Gonave, but it's on the lee-side of the island and both winds and waves are generally negliable....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-30-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Capetinho
I've made a number of these trips in the few of...

I've made a number of these trips in the few of years and have never failed to have a ball. Most important thing to bring is a good attitude, but you seem to already have that. I find myself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,547
Posted By Capetinho
Inflatable PFDs -- Manual or Automatic?

Was wondering about the choice between automatic vs manually inflatable PFDs. I can see an advantage to the automatic ones; it's kinda hard to inflate something if you're unconscious in the water,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,158
Posted By Capetinho
Hi, Margo, Sent you an email. Jim

Hi, Margo,

Sent you an email.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Capetinho
I did the U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat course with...

I did the U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat course with JWorld in Key West and the U.S. Sailing Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising with Colgate in St. Pete. Both were quality courses, but the Coalgate...
Forum: Chartering 08-23-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Capetinho
Curacao, Anyone?

Greetings, all,

The wife wants to do a diving vacation in Curacao. I thought to combine that with a bit of cruising in the ABCs, but haven't been able to locate a bare-boat outfit in the area;...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,026
Posted By Capetinho
Sailing Haiti

I've lived and worked in Haiti for almost five years and can't resist throwing in my two cents worth.

Despite its reputation for poverty, violence and (gasp!) voodoo, Haiti is neither worse nor...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By Capetinho
I'd have to rearrange a business trip, but I can...

I'd have to rearrange a business trip, but I can probably make it. Other than one delivery from Cape May to Ft. Lauderdale and a charter in the Grenadines, my experience is mostly limited to one and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By Capetinho
Sent you a private message.

Sent you a private message.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By Capetinho
The original question referred to establishing...

The original question referred to establishing and maintaining a legal residence. I've lived overseas for the past 12 years using only a post office box and a friend's phone number in CONUS as my...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-22-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Capetinho
Would be interested in discussing this with you,...

Would be interested in discussing this with you, but don't have enough posts to send a private message. My email is my screen name at yahoo. Send me a note and let's talk.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-14-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By Capetinho
It all depends, sailingdog. I probably would've...

It all depends, sailingdog. I probably would've gone out with him under those terms just for the experience, assuming he has the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude, as the cost really isn't an...
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