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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Strength Training for Sailors

I go to the gym most days when near one.

The trick is to do weights and cardio. One weights per week and five cardio.

I want my heart rate up to 150bpm for 20 minutes 5 days per week....
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dropping the hook for the here ok?

I used Active Captain on my i-useless-pad and found it excellent for the ICW.

Updated continually be people just before you the information is great. I dont think I ever came across wrong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 7,398
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Yeah. He turned deliberately as he said in the tv interview to chase hurricanes and get the wind behind him. He had no intention, by the looks, of staying to the east of it. If he had he would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Confronting Fear

I enjoy sailing at night. Very much so with a moonless night as the stars are wonderful.

Its just the same as daytime sailing, in several ways easier... You can see ships and boats further off...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: BVI charter cost is cheep!!! for the Jenanneau 36I

You dont get the boat till 6pm?
Well that SUX!! So you will have to spend the night on their dock?

Right, well, they may allow you to scoot around to,a very close anchorage, only a few hundred...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,094
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Vastly more than this thread suggests. I have been out for 5 years.
My outgoings projected for the boat this year to upgrade and maintain is close to $15,000. $20,000 if i want a few luxuries like a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,202
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

My longest solo passage has been 30 days when were wasnt any wind trans atlantic. It was still easy, i didnt go more bonkers than i was before. I got a bit bord by the end but mainly with food, not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,999
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Purchase an ex charter boat

I've circumnavigated on mine.

They are great. No one has ever got on my boat and said: "oh, I see its an ex-charter boat".

The sails were fine, the genoa lasted the whole circ, the main...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Team sinks two pirate ships :)

What a gross and disgusting thing to say
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 5,393
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

Because a shackle wont go through the gypsy.
So when the C link comes up through the gypsey I shackle the one foot long bit of chain losely either side of the C link. It takes a slim shackle to go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 21,138
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

You can't when peanuts just extol their BS in multiples of posts. The morons win the day as they so often do on the internet.

Sorry, Faster, I know you try, but the reason Moderators can't control...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 21,138
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Ummmm. No, 3 alleged perps are in Jail.

They will suffer the full letter of their country's justice system. The two attacked are not shying away from their witness responsibilities and their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 84,917
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Show me your sailboat's interior

Benteau 393, 39 foot, 2001.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 6,695
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Does anyone work on the Internet while sailing?

If that is $40 per month everyone would be using it. Thats what I pay for crap wifi.
I understand broadband like that on boats is $5,000 per month.

Ring them and find out what the catch is.
Forum: Provisioning 09-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Weird food from around the world

One of the news papers have a nice series of photos of food from around the world you can provisioon with!

bf6396ca-ecfa-11e2-a799-ec5c9dace08a | World's weirdest fast foods |
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 6,438
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: The economics of sailing around the world

I agree.
But if you want to do more than just one ocean then you 'must' circumnavigate (Unless you want to sell your boat in some foreign country; or buy in a foreign country)

For example: If I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-10-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,081
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Was the freighter messing with me, or did I mess up?

The bit I want to mention is what I call points of confluence (it probably has a proper name in navigation but I dont know it).
When there a point, headland etc that makes all, or many ships come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 6,438
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: The economics of sailing around the world

My boat cost $100k and I spent about $30k per year. Maybe a little less.

Now I'm finsihed the Circumnavigation and 'just' cruisin' it still costs me the same amount :) But in reality active...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 2,746
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Self steering dilemma

If the question is 'why dont you have an automated back up" then I would say that its not necessary. If it was I would have a second Auto Pilot before I would have a wind vane steering system.
Forum: There's This Place... 08-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Passports, visas, etc. . .

Countries are too big to just stumble upon unawares. Its not like sailing in the Atlantic and suddenly you sight land and find it on the chart and it says "USA" and you wern't expecting it. "Shall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 155,456
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Its easy to say "I would have taken one look at the boat and got off".

But thats a big ask when you've paid for your air flights (a lot of crew fly into the Canary Islands for a trans atlanitc and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 15,358
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Lost Yacht Nina An Unsafe 'Lead Mine' - national | (

Posted on another forum (CF)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-27-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

My boat is a Beneteau 393, 39 feet, 11.62 m, 7.5 tons light and 8.5 tanked.

the chain is 10mm wich is similar but not exactly 3/8th inch. I dont know what standard or Proof coil are... but its the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 15,358
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

I do hope the family dont read this thread. I know they are reading others on the net.

I have a rule which I hold very strongly and I offer it to those about to cruise as a rule they should set...
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