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Search: Posts Made By: hphoen
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-03-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By hphoen
And another...Ocean Prediction Center - NCOM...

And another...Ocean Prediction Center - NCOM Model Ocean Currents in Gulf Stream Region (http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/newNCOM/NCOM_GulfStream_currents.shtml)

Where are you headed?
Forum: Boat Reviews 10-16-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By hphoen
The Island Packet 32 has an 85 gallon water tank.

The Island Packet 32 has an 85 gallon water tank.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2010
Replies: 1,053
Views: 242,296
Posted By hphoen
Some pretty clouds at sunrise, over The Narrows...

Some pretty clouds at sunrise, over The Narrows between Nevis and St. Kitts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,628
Posted By hphoen
I used to buy teak boards at Siewers Lumber in...

I used to buy teak boards at Siewers Lumber in Richmond. They let me pick my own boards. Good quality, not cheap. Don't know if they sell teak ply.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,103
Posted By hphoen
Here's a link to check out... Ocean Angel...

Here's a link to check out...

Ocean Angel (http://www.sailwithoceanangel.com/)
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By hphoen
Urbanna's a long way from the Bay. My preference...

Urbanna's a long way from the Bay. My preference would be to drive thirty miles further at 55 mph vs. sailing (or motoring) at 5 kts.
Forum: There's This Place... 10-09-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 5,174
Posted By hphoen
Barbuda is exceptionally unique. We anchored near...

Barbuda is exceptionally unique. We anchored near Spanish Point, in the eastern end of Gravenor Bay, and were all by ourselves except for the dolphins playing and the seabirds. The next day we worked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By hphoen
As far as I know, Tim's still there. He was...

As far as I know, Tim's still there. He was living aboard there the last time we were in Admiralty Bay, back in 2006. He would sail up to St. Lucia to photograph the ARC boats, and to Antigua for the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,002
Posted By hphoen
Nickmerc's advice is right on the money. ...

Nickmerc's advice is right on the money.

The problem with having too many on board in 15-20 knots, especially if they're inexperienced, is that your ability to control trim is compromised. For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By hphoen
The sailing is great in the Grenadines! It's a...

The sailing is great in the Grenadines! It's a little bit more challenging than the BVI, but it's an easy step up in skills if you handled the BVI well. It's even more laid back down there. You'll do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By hphoen
If Bradenton isn't too far away for you, look at...

If Bradenton isn't too far away for you, look at Twin Dolphins Marina. Well managed by friendly folks and very nice facilities.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-04-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By hphoen
A couple more options off the Rappahannock River...

A couple more options off the Rappahannock River are Yankee Point Marine on the Corrotoman and Regent Point Marina on Locklies Creek. Both have active sailing clubs and a lot of friendly boatowners.
Forum: Caribbean Islands 06-20-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By hphoen
It depends on how much you want actually to sail...

It depends on how much you want actually to sail between islands versus dropping the hook and spending more time enjoying some of the anchorages and shore attractions.

Anguilla, St. Barth, Saba,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,136
Posted By hphoen
The Spanish Virgins are definitely worth a visit....

The Spanish Virgins are definitely worth a visit. There are some really beautiful anchorages there, and during the week you pretty much have them to yourself.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,197
Posted By hphoen
It really depends on why you want to anchor bow...

It really depends on why you want to anchor bow and stern.

For example, if you're simply trying to orient the boat to the swells in an anchorage in order to minimize rolling, you'd set your main...
Forum: Chartering 06-16-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By hphoen
I'll be with you in "spirit". ;)

I'll be with you in "spirit". ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,136
Posted By hphoen
Hi, Jim. I just noticed this thread, almost...

Hi, Jim.

I just noticed this thread, almost three months old. Glad you had such a great trip, and I enjoyed your write-up and photos a lot! Glad you enjoyed Nevis--come on back sometime!

That...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By hphoen
You'll need a mailing address that they can send...

You'll need a mailing address that they can send the registration renewal to. Some people use a family member's address--someone they can trust to forward the mail to wherever they may be at the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-13-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By hphoen
I agree with John. In all the years that I sailed...

I agree with John. In all the years that I sailed on the Cheasapeake, I never worried about the tidal current. It's so small that it's not worth agonizing over. I think the most I ever saw was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By hphoen
If your pet is kept onboard your boat at all...

If your pet is kept onboard your boat at all times, it's unlikely that you'll need to do anything. I haven't traveled in Central or South America so I can't guarantee this is the case there, but we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-18-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,093
Posted By hphoen
Seven or eight days isn't unreasonable at all. It...

Seven or eight days isn't unreasonable at all. It took me 4-1/2 days from Hampton, Virginia, which is about the same distance, but we were fully crewed, and the wind was blowing pretty good (well,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-16-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By hphoen
The New Castle Sailing Club has a bunch of small...

The New Castle Sailing Club has a bunch of small boat sailors. Nice folks, too. Call them at 328-1579 and see if you can get someone to help you out. Here's their website: New Castle Sailing Club...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By hphoen
I tried 40 lb mono. Didn't cut it--actually the...

I tried 40 lb mono. Didn't cut it--actually the fish cut it. Lost a few big ones.

Moved up to 90 lb mono and have been very happy with it. Biggest fish was a 48" bull dolphin (didn't have a scale...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By hphoen
Just whip it! <object width="425"...

Just whip it!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,108
Posted By hphoen
Hi, KeelHaulin. I single-hand my 38', 12 ton...

Hi, KeelHaulin.

I single-hand my 38', 12 ton IP. The autopilot is a second crew member. I can set it and walk the six feet to the cabin roof where the mainsheet winch and furling lines are...
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