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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-29-2014
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Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Crew wanted for Gov Cup Ches Bay MD

No racing experience, but have taken a 45' boat from MD to the Dominican Republic.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

O believe me I am quite familiar with Mr. Parker's webcast, and his advice is definitely sound. I've also used buoy weather, which I do like, but I found they tend to under estimate. If you use...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

Yea the more I looked into it the dumber it seems. So basically its 400 miles to Bonaire, with no places to stop other than say the uninhabited island of Blanquilla. Being uninhabited means it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

Another quick question, In making the hop from Grenada to Bonaire is Isla Margarita, Venezuela a safe place to stop for a few days? I really don't know much about Venezuela, but I have heard some...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

Yea Nanny Cay doesn't work for two reasons. 1. Does not significantly improve the hurricane safety of my boats current location. 2. I'm planning a 2 month cruise this spring and Nanny Cay would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

Yes I agree when diving a new place its best to go out with a local guide, what worked beautifully for us in the Turks, where we've been multiple times, definitely would not work in Cozumel because...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

So basically Grenada or Bonaire. So, how about places to stop between DR and Bonaire? I was thinking stops at Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Guadelope, Dominica, Grenada, Venezuela?, Bonaire. What places...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

TQA- If I was in Bonaire would it just make more sense to loop along the North coast of South America, up the East coast of Central America, around Cuba, East to Turks then South back to Bonaire. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

Tim R.-I've just started researching and Grenada looks affordable and nice, but I'd be concerned about hurricanes.

York- Can you estimate how much the marina costs on a monthly basis? Also, the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Best places to Summer the boat in the Caribbean

hello community. In March I'm renewing my sailing adventure. The boat is currently at Puerto Plata in the DR, and I have to move it in March due to visas expiring. I plan on leaving the boat in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

and 48 hours is only a conservative guess. I think it was 180 miles, so probably closer to 36 hours.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Well the thought is one day ICW Charleston- Hilton Head to recapture our sea-legs (and to see how the 70 year old grandfather will do). Then I'd like to go outside from HH to Jax or St. Augustine...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

I could see why you'd want to shorten the schedules, as we rotated every hour or two at the helm while on the ICW, due to the associated fatigue. However, assuming we get the right schedule together...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

We have a crew of 3, and plan on working with a 3 man rotation, where each member is primarily responsible for 8 hours, and assists another 8 hours, with then 8 more hours for sleep. I'd like to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

If I wanted to run 24 hours a day from Hilton Head, SC to say Jacksonville or St. Augustine how feasible would that be? I certainly wouldn't run the ICW at night due to numerous crab pots, fish trap...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

We have yet to begin, left the boat in Charleston for two weeks so we could return to our dreaded work lives. Also getting some things fixed/ added to the boat prior to the crossing. We'll start...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-17-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Anyone have experience doing an offshore leg from Hilton Head, SC to Jacksonville, FL? In current conditions the Gulf Stream is far enough offshore there to run inside of it, probably on a counter...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 23,348
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

For those of you who referenced providing IT services while living aboard, how do maintain internet access in blue water? I'm looking for essentially a mobile hotspot that obtains its connection via...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

The ICW from Charleston-Norfolk was quiet pleasant, and no serious issues to report. The fixed bridge in Isle of Palms was clearing 63' feet at high tide, so we drug our VHF antenna on the top. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Jimgo,

We ran typically from 7a-5p down the ICW, going about 6 knots @2500rpm. I do believe we could have ran 6a-6p and gotten +75 mi in a day, maybe even 100 mi with favorable currents or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Jimgo,

We did 75 miles doing roughly 6 knots @2500rpm. When I say in a day, days were typically 7a-5p. I think we could run offshore, but inside of the Gulf Stream from SC to Jacksonville,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Justified,
A cruise hugging the coast down from Hilton Head to Lake Worth, Lauderdale, etc. is not a bad idea, but I have not sufficiently researched that alternative. I know the ICW would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Thanks for the advice guys, much of it is sound. In particular, all advice about weather, and approaches to avoid will be heeded, I don't think there is one right way to do any passage, but there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

I mean the ditch was fun in someways and has its purpose, but I'm after some open water. Seems there is definitely a wrong way to do things, but with proper route planning there are many routes and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By ambitious/rubbish
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Have you guys seen buoyweather.com I started clicking around today, seems to provide the required weather info exceptionally well.
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