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Search: Posts Made By: Omatako
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Omatako
Re: slip vs. mooring

Over the years I've been in/on both and echo some comments above.

If money were no object a slip may be nice - the convenience and luxury of access and shore power, water etc. are certainly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Omatako
Re: Watermakers - brands et

Sure I think running a water maker in a commercial harbor is really not recommended but I would have based that belief on the almost certain presence of oil/diesel in/on the water and either of those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Omatako
Re: Watermakers - brands et

Other than distillation, is there any other purification method that does?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By Omatako
Re: Congratulations go the flying Gunboat....

Yes, it's astonishing how much can be saved when someone else has paid for the R&D.

And whilst I understand the above response is probably tongue-in-cheek, it would be a serious miscalculation to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,552
Posted By Omatako
Re: Too big a fish fishing off our boats?

There are so many responses to this thread . . I will limit my response to two points.

My son-in-law is a passionate angler, has a 40 ft sport fisher and targets game fish. When we want some fish...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Omatako
So it's the end of an era

With the announcement that the preliminary regatta to the AC will be held in Bermuda and not Auckland, the New Zealand government appears to have yanked the subsidy of Team New Zealand.

It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By Omatako
Re: Congratulations go the flying Gunboat....

Mmmmm . . . yes, especially when they were good enough to share the ideas with Team New Zealand and Oracle leading up to the last AC.

I feel about that statement like I do about the Korean car...
Forum: There's This Place... 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By Omatako
Re: Bora Bora Faanui Bay

Faanui is the bay in which you'll find the Bora Bora Yacht Club which isn"t a yacht club at all, more of a pub/restaurant. We chose to use one of the moorings owned by the "club" as the water in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Omatako
Re: FCC station license.

Yes, I would concur.

When I bought my boat, it was US registered. I had to de-register it before registering in New Zealand. In fact I was instructed to de-register by US Customs when I told them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cruising Gear #2

Now if you had had "Third anchor - stored", I would have checked a full house. Sorry, also never checked dish/clothes washer.

But as I mentioned somewhere else, I'm probably going to ditch the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cruising Gear

If you are a New Zealand registered sailing boat you will not get a Category 1 safety clearance without:

- A "regulation" storm jib that hanks onto, if not the main forestay, then a baby stay. No...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cruising Gear

I don't have a chart plotter (have an older laptop system but wasn't planning on having it on the boat, I use it now for planning at home) but now that I am prepping to go and looking at charts, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Omatako
Re: Boat or Cruiser

Neither description (boat, cruiser) specifically implies that it has a mast. :)

I think whether a boat is a cruiser or not is not so much in the design as it is in the owner's mind. I've been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,162
Posted By Omatako
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

If they're from a popular motor and you have the space, put these things back on the boat. They'll fetch a whole lot more money when someone far from shops needs them to keep sailing than they will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,162
Posted By Omatako
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Hey Mike, I just went back to read your original post and realised I never responded to your question, just postulated my inane thoughts. Sorry for that.

What would we keep?

Well we'll be lucky...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,162
Posted By Omatako
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Our view has been a little different. We're also winding down to the cruising life, a little further than you from it (now about 11 months) but our retirement starts end December.

Sustaining life...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,691
Posted By Omatako
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

Yeah right!

That's the "logical" route and also happens to be the recommendation from Cornell but don't let anyone tell you it's going to be easy. Cornell sort of implies that you have to be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By Omatako
Re: Hit by Lightning??

Being around lightening does not mean your going to get hit.

We were in the Pungwe River in Beira (Mozambique) when a storm hit us - we were not anchored and were in confined space so couldn't go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,691
Posted By Omatako
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

Maybe.

But my wife and I are starting the "final" preparations for our retirement and in that retirement we'll be voyaging around the South Pacific to as many island groups we can fit into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,691
Posted By Omatako
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

Seems most of the responses are about local sailing and since you asked, local day-sailing and even coastal hops from place to place are one thing.

Solo off-shore voyaging is another thing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Omatako
Re: cabin headroom?

Most of the cruising cats I have been on have the standing room in the cabins but only in the hulls. The bunks are often (mostly) in the bridge area between the hulls and these designs are all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Omatako
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Omatako
Re: making your own safety nets

I just bought netting from West Marine - costs $55 for a 40 foot length, 2 feet high - and you want to make it yourself? :eek:

I made a bird net with holes 4" x 4" to cover my boat - the amount of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2015
Replies: 2,749
Views: 238,766
Posted By Omatako
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Have you ever considered reefing? :p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2015
Replies: 2,749
Views: 238,766
Posted By Omatako
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

You can only do one side at a time and you'd have to stow the boat pretty well.
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