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Search: Posts Made By: boatman61
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By boatman61
Re: Solo Offshore Overnight- Advice Sought

On the heaving to bit I'd suggest you put 2 reefs in the main and drop the headsail... leave your board down and try turning her head to the wind... if you've no drive shake out one reef and try...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,016
Posted By boatman61
Re: Congrat to Bob Perry

Mr Perry Sir... Congratulations..:)
Phil
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,119
Posted By boatman61
Re: 21st Century Seamanship?

MAY apply....
Big Brother is here... goodbye Hemingway...LOLOL

It's important to note that this currently proposed AIS Requirement is for fishing vessels only and that the insurance requirement...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By boatman61
Re: 1st boat purchase - advice needed please

Hi Simon... I would suggest you start with an older boat.. and a strongly built boat.. they're easy to sail solo and have a fraction over 6ft headroom..
I sailed and lived aboard a Westerly Longbow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By boatman61
Re: Wafi

Ignore the WOFS mate... they're getting fewer out there as the fuel prices rise... over this side anyway
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,325
Posted By boatman61
Re: Sailing Alone in the 21st Century

+A1... Ease yourself into the solitude... its not for everyone and its broken many...
Another thing... boat handling is very important and you need to be able to tackle things almost automatically...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,119
Posted By boatman61
Re: 21st Century Seamanship?

If memory serves me well all her rigging was sound when she was abandoned... the problem was the engine hence no way to charge anything and also no means of cooking as the gaz sensor could not kick...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,119
Posted By boatman61
Re: 21st Century Seamanship?

If your on a crossing you only need it on for 5mins twice a day to get a fix...
If your coastal maybe 4 times a day... 8 batteries have lasted me 4000 miles.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,119
Posted By boatman61
Re: 21st Century Seamanship?

Its the 21st century... sail in what ever way makes you happy...:D
Stop worrying about what others think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,325
Posted By boatman61
Re: Sailing Alone in the 21st Century

I'd say something but... it'd just be noise... :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 26,658
Posted By boatman61
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

This would do the trick... and leave you change for a furler and new genoa...http://www.towndock.net/classads/images/tatum_pearsontriton.jpg
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-05-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By boatman61
Thumbs up Experienced skipper available

Hi..
I am available from late Oct onwards for deliveries to and from the UK/Atlantic EU/Med and beyond... e-mail or PM me if you've a boat that needs shifting..
Thanks for looking in..:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 11,129
Posted By boatman61
Thumbs up Re: All is Lost

For a US sailor going to sea without SSB/EPIRB/Sat Phone... and just VHF... most peculiar...:confused:
For us old farts to your East... a H/H VHF is considered well equipped... and whats with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,027
Posted By boatman61
Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

LOL... 40kts is deep reefed and hove to with kettle on and digestives out for me...
Your a bolder man than me Gunga Din...;)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-16-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,030
Posted By boatman61
Re: Sleeping While at Sea

I go to sleep...
Its my life...:laugher
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-16-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 15,926
Posted By boatman61
Re: Heaving-To versus Bare Poles

I'll heave to every time... Jib n Jigger.. Fore n Main or just the reefed main on its own... depends what I'm sailing.
Have been known to lay ahull as well but that gets a bit uncomfortable.. so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,027
Posted By boatman61
Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

Tsk Tsk... the guys a beginner give him a break... if he had years of Offshore racing experience in Europe and the Med then abandoned his Swan would it be any different... not really... experience is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 13,753
Posted By boatman61
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

No...
Nope... don't use those either...:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By boatman61
Re: Anything new on our missing nina?

Needle in a haystack... and with the weather eased/improved down that way till the coming Sunday according to the PW site I was hoping something would 'pop up' over the next few days...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By boatman61
Re: Boat Shifter... :D

Well that job proved a waste of time and money...
Back on the market for Deliveries UK/Atlantic/Med.. crew available if required...
25ft to 55ft Sail boats...
reasonable and reliable..
been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,468
Posted By boatman61
Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

Idyllic today... Yes.... but I remember Antigua in 1966.... and look at it now... dead reefs... cruise ships galore with 1000's of 'Lobsters' stomping all over... the friendliness has gone wiped out...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By boatman61
Re: Boat Shifter... :D

Booked till end of August... open for September onwards...
Thanks for looking :thewave:
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By boatman61
Re: Can I make this trip as a novice

Stick to the channels and deep waters on the chart, stop over night one the way if your motoring... its a get it home delivery right.. save the playtime for home waters..
Make sure the engines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,468
Posted By boatman61
Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

LOL... and that beautiful scenery that was posted quickly turns to ****... WTH you got a boat fer...:confused:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,468
Posted By boatman61
Thumbs up Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

Pacific would have to be French Polynesia.. ahh.. love the Marquesas...
Panama as a low budget live aboard is okay if you never want to go anywhere much again... both sides are a pig to get away...
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