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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Hour Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By outbound
Re: 8 boats lost.

We had too much fun. Thinking about doing western carribean next so your input appreciated.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   16 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By outbound
Re: 8 boats lost.

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Don't understand this. Just completed BVI to R.I. Passage. Voyage was benign. 2 days out it was clear we would landfall at night with little moon light and fair degree of cloud coverage. Even with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By outbound
Re: Walker Bay-Beware

I too like my genesis. My only issues are trivial. The forward attachment point inside the thing is recessed. This,makes it hard to,get the davit clip on it when it's rolly. Also the drain plug has a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 6,583
Posted By outbound
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Sorry Donna you're absolutely right. My bad so extend apologies. Have an egocentric outlook sometimes. Haven't seen many dinks ( to my knowledge ) island hopping. Work remains a four letter word I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 6,583
Posted By outbound
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Believe there are are two groups. The youngsters seeing the world home schooling their kids and fearless. The other other group is the old farts,usually retired and often second marriages. I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 380
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Re: 1/4" line in a 3/8" rope clutch?

Was told most clutches are sold with range of acceptable e.g. 8-12mm. Best if you drop top and bottom of range. So in above example 9-11mm acceptable. Some of this needs to take in account type of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By outbound
Re: Hello from a beginner

Welcome- There is wisdom and experience here. You will be able to judge where it comes from. Some reliable info from those in the trade and those who have ben doing it for awhile. Bob Perry is fun to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 5,220
Posted By outbound
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Next time the boat comes out of the water is very likely a Ventura 150 Spectra goes in.
1.It hasn't rained to any significance in over a month in the Caribbean. As said first multiple galleons...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By outbound
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

As I recall the yachtsman Baltic was cheaper than my mustang hydrostatics and way cheaper then the spin lock. Spray hoods are around twenty bucks.
On pleasant day sails either in lee wards or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By outbound
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Have a Baltic. They make a version with just closed cell foam, integral harness and crotch straps. I put the personal ais, a whistle ,and a rescue knife in one of the two,pockets. I have a water...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By outbound
Re: Just another "heave to" question ...

OP doesn't list his craft in his public profile. Without knowing this little meaningful discussion can occur. He states "all the usual reasons". The usual reason is to take a break in a storm the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 238
Views: 17,546
Posted By outbound
Re: My newest project

Wild horses still looks sweet. One of the wonderful things about your designs. Still look fresh decades later.
Diplomatic answer as well :-).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 238
Views: 17,546
Posted By outbound
Re: My newest project

Bob- before ordering my boat wandered around looking at various techniques and materials for boat building. In those travels went to Covey island in lundenburg, NEB and small plank on frame shops. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 4,658
Posted By outbound
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Come back to this thread to,share some experiences. Previously stated regardless of the size of your boat you should be prepared to be able to single hand it.
Took a couple ( he's been sailing all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By outbound
Re: Parasail.. Any good?

First time I flew it was in about 5-6k going up the center of L.I.Sound coming back from Annapolis. Figured in such light air couldn't get into to much trouble. Surprisingly it stayed open even DDW....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By outbound
Re: Furling line death trap

Have both on one side at heights to make run fair and allow reefing by hand in anything but very strong winds. Even then just need winch for first couple of turns.
Have multiple cheap...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By outbound
Re: Parasail.. Any good?

Oh- One big advantage is you fly the sail by its self. You drop everything, then raise the parasailor on a reach, then head downwind. I pretty sure performance is as good or better then asymmetrical...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By outbound
Re: Parasail.. Any good?

Yup the parasailor is for sale. She works great at 5-20kts. TWS. When I got her intended to use it in L.I. Sound and Mass Bay where that is the common range of wind speed. Since then plans changed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-23-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,220
Posted By outbound
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

The boat is plumbed and wired for the spectra. It gets installed this summer/fall. Surprisingly its absence has been a total non issue in the Caribbean cruising with the wife. Even rinsing off on...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-23-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 9,165
Posted By outbound
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Zypher- thank you for the kind words. On or about the 16th will leave to do the ~1500m to get to our home port. Will take another future Outbound owner with a masters ticket and a another gentleman...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,418
Posted By outbound
Re: Hi everyone

good on you
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-23-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,220
Posted By outbound
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Yofu has got it right. He alludes to water 101. For instance I'm preparing boat for passage home. 4 people total. 1500m. All goes well 8-14d.
20g in individual gallon jugs. Survival supply if it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-23-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,220
Posted By outbound
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Dock water goes through prefilter (2micron) then into tanks. All water out of tanks goes through whole boat filter (model B2-3M). A couple of 1 g jugs are kept in frig. They are filtered when filled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,106
Posted By outbound
Re: Getting a group together for discount captains license course

E- have the hours for 50t including sufficient offshore hours. Only rationale for me doing this. Is:
Learn something
Insurance break
Impact on required crew for insurance
Impact on being in EU...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,106
Posted By outbound
Re: Getting a group together for discount captains license course

Thanks E
But don't have intentions of teaching, running a launch or being jones act crew. Just wondering as an non charter yacht owner what impact 100t would have, if any, on insurance and crew...
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