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Search: Posts Made By: labatt
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By labatt
Re: Why Children should go cruising

Just so this is searchable (and not in PM)...

Bimini is great. We spent two weeks in a slip at Bimini Sands marina and dinghied to North Bimini when we wanted to go over. By being in the south...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By labatt
Re: Why Children should go cruising

Best places on the east coast for kids (that we stopped at)? Lots of activities for both adults and kids that aren't tough to get to when anchored off in the following locales:

Charleston,...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By labatt
Re: Why Children should go cruising

Brian -

The current end to the story is.. my wife so enjoyed home schooling our kids that when we got back she went for her masters in education, and is now a fully employed full time teacher at a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By labatt
Re: What should be on my Launch List

Yes... if there's water covering it, or if it leads to water if you unhook it - make sure you deal with it before launch. Stuffing box, through hulls, paint, transducers, zincs, etc. Then splash...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,838
Posted By labatt
Re: Deader in the Bahamas/Is Nassau getting that dangerous?

When we were there 2-3 years ago we spent 2 weeks before the Exumas there, and then a week and a half on our way back north there (prepping for our passage to Charleston).

We had a wonderful...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-14-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,144
Posted By labatt
Re: Ditch bag

I don't know what commonly accepted principles are with regards to that, but we put our ditch bag at the foot of our companionway when we were underway. Plus, we had well over $2k worth of gear in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-13-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,144
Posted By labatt
Re: Ditch bag

Good suggestions above. I need to remind myself of what's in our ditch bag (the Landfall Nav bag mentioned above, which is VERY well built). One thing we throw into our bag... in addition to...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By labatt
Re: Why Children should go cruising

Wow.. just read this thread and I have to say that I very much disagree with Mark's comments. We lived on our boat for two years, a year and a half of which was cruising from Lake Champlain to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,645
Posted By labatt
Re: A basic ships LogBook

Here's the log I created before our cruise. Page1 would be filled out before a "passage". One or more page 2's would be filled out during the passage. Page 3 tracked people we met. I had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By labatt
Re: Sailing Backgrounds/Screensaver Pics Here

Don - nice pic! Love Seguin Island.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By labatt
Sailing Backgrounds/Screensaver Pics Here

I just posted a bunch of pictures I've taken while on our boat... I use these as my backgrounds and screen savers. If you click on the link, then click on the picture you like... then look just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 4,626
Views: 267,366
Posted By labatt
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

LOL.. That was quick! Buck buck buck for it's other name - Chicken Harbor. We got down there in time for the Family Island Regatta (not to be confused with the Cruiser's Regatta). Here are a bunch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 4,626
Views: 267,366
Posted By labatt
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

This one shouldn't be too tough... it's a popular destination. Buck buck buck.

http://gallery.svpelican.com/d/1759-2/P4250136.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 4,626
Views: 267,366
Posted By labatt
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Fallard - Weymouth/Dorset, England, UK.

Anyone I know still hang out here? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By labatt
Re: Stuck in a Hudson River Marina heading from Toronto to St Maarten.

I actually rode out the storm at Haverstraw Marina with Pasquale and another cruising boat they were hanging out with. The marina and the river became one, but because of its design we still made it...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,986
Posted By labatt
A great place to make friends for your kids while...

A great place to make friends for your kids while cruising is Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas. From February - March there are usually a lot of kid boats there, and then they head out after. When we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,771
Posted By labatt
Sorry to go OT... in the US paper charts are...

Sorry to go OT... in the US paper charts are overrated and I consider THEM backup to my chartplotter and PC these days. My PC has the absolute, latest greatest NOAA charts on it using Rosepoint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,771
Posted By labatt
Yeah... it's a shame the 400C was discontinued...

Yeah... it's a shame the 400C was discontinued but I did recommend it because it's a great unit. It's now been replaced by the 450 which is more expensive. I recall why I have such great street...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,205
Posted By labatt
From what I understand there are two crew...

From what I understand there are two crew overboard situations - one in which a safe recovery is possible, and one where it is not (i.e. crew not in sight, conditions do not allow for a safe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,771
Posted By labatt
I highly recommend the Garmin 400C - we use it as...

I highly recommend the Garmin 400C - we use it as a backup to our chart plotter. Full nautical coastal and lake charts (no need to download the area you need), color sunlight readable screen, touch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By labatt
Great trip... arrived at boat in VA on Monday,...

Great trip... arrived at boat in VA on Monday, left on Tuesday, made it as far as Cape Canaveral on Sunday before I had to get off. The boat is now in Tampa. The longest we stopped at any point was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By labatt
We've been looking at larger used Passport's,...

We've been looking at larger used Passport's, Tayana's, Hylas's, Taswell and a few other designs. We've found that we really like the quality of the woodwork and detail on the Taiwanese/Chinese...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By labatt
Late to the post... just saw it. We love our...

Late to the post... just saw it.

We love our Passport 40. Yes - the engine can be noisy in that spot but if you work on soundproofing you can make the sound level drop to levels lower than many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,025
Posted By labatt
That's a nice site! One other page I forgot...

That's a nice site!

One other page I forgot to include... Gulf Stream location/info (click on speed/currents NOWcast)... NLOM 32 degree page (http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_nlom32/gfs.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By labatt
Psyched up... getting offshore again!

A friend we met cruising who has a Manta 42 cat needs to move it from Deltaville VA to Tampa (to sell). He just decided to do it this coming up week and called me to help him move it. Deltaville to...
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