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Search: Posts Made By: goboatingnow
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-03-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 140,941
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

My experience is that most reasonably made production boats today are more robust then their crews, after that what else really matters.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,694
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: ASA Course test

I did the 101-103, 104 many years ago, not a bad set of courses, good on-water stuff etc. Not at yacht master standard but not bad. No talking during the written exams ( which was on the boat)

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2014
Replies: 639
Views: 45,879
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Very lame, and should result in keel hauling and other forms of punishment.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-26-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 140,941
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Can you detail the "growing over-dependance", I mean before that "dependance" what was there
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 140,941
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

well whiles its not the same the 2014 Baha is

Catalina 15
Beneteau 12
Hunter 11
Island Packet 5

after that its a mis mash of everything

Seems like a lot of people are prepared to take...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 140,941
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Given the small size of the US sailing market, it not surprising they are under represented in the European market. Very few US boats sell across the pond.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 09-03-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 58,960
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Correct. One might as well might take recent attempted ocean passages that failed and say diametrically the opposite
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,509
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: High out put alternator

In practice paralleling dead batteries with good ones will have little immediate effect allowing you to start your engine. Hence the paralleling switch is in my opinion superior to the 1:2 both
Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,865
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Obviously you have never sailed in an area with tides , come back to us when you have
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 4,438
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

French bread, vine tomatoes, Camembert and some nice deli meats. A bottle of nice chilled white.

Next

Dave
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,531
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Fibreglass doesn't float neither !!

If you want to take a log home out into the Atlantic in bad weather. , then let's see how that works out for you.

The building of Wood built boats was ...
Forum: Electronics 08-20-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: ipads or tablets with built in GPS

A-GPS, means that the system can download ephermis data from a cell network at much higher speeds then from the GPS sat network. ( 12 - 15 minutes) this greatly increases TTFX ( Time to first fix)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,738
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

The Target demographic is keenly researched by production builders, What they do is to appeal to both men and women.

* Easy sail handling
* Clean Euro interiors,( laminates, pastels, vinyls etc,...
Forum: Chartering 08-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Mediterranian Charters

Id suggest it might be the other way round!.

The big centres and Croatia, Greece, Turkey. If a newbie, perhaps you might consider the mainstream operators like Sunsail/Moorings. There web site...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,646
Posted By goboatingnow
Give AIS a rest

The Dover straits are acknowledged as the average busiest high sea area in the world. ( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Dover) with over 400 commercial ship movements a day.

Sea ports...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,646
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Give AIS a rest

The straits of Dover
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,698
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Least I be accused of anything, I have no commercial interest in sail training of any kind. But I used to have some involvement as a RYA cruising , VHF, radar etc instructor.

It has been my...
Forum: News Feeds 08-18-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Rescue in the English Channel

actually he only had a street map of Southampton !!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,698
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

I think to use the very select few international superstars as an example of anything is rather far fetched. These people are not representative of the vast majority of component sailors.

You will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,646
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Give AIS a rest

Having sailed for 30 years in THE most crowded waters on the planet, Id like to give my viewpoint.

Firstly anyone using AIS to "demand" rights is simply a moron. There are no "rights " at sea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,646
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Give AIS a rest

The yacht was NOT the stand on vessel, if you are going to make a point at least understand the rules that pertain in the waters where it occurred. sheesh
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,698
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Having leanrt to sail and have sailed in som elf these countries, what you say is a fanciful notion, perhaps true in the 1880s but far from the truth today.

Both the French ( ever tried Glenans...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,698
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

I think there is some attempts at painting a black and white scenario here,

for example the RYA yacht master Offshore ticket, is not a "course". Its also way way in advance of what is necessary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,728
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: foreign customs and warrants

certainly in Europe, if you are on the watch list, you will be detained.


dave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,698
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

perosnally , I learnt to sail on my uncles "knee", then sailed in my early twenties. I then realised most of the "old salts" had very specific knowledge, but often had large gaps, especially around...
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