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Forum: Destinations   08-03-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,995
Posted By tdw
Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

Oh duh .... he'd just deploy his sea anchor. That's what everyone does isn't it ? . I thort yu gnu about this sailing malarky ?
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,120
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: The Prodigal lost

Quote = Michael Hurley (Facebook response about his boat)

"A 1965 Allied Seawind Ketch. Old as dirt but built back when they built boats for the apocalypse. She won't be winning any races or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 5,061
Views: 457,634
Posted By rrslider
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

This is Sint Maarten, looks like you were at Oyster Bay sitting back and enjoying a nice margarita while enjoying that beautiful light blue water.
Forum: Beneteau   04-02-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 12,586
Posted By Fleur de Mer
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Lessons Learned
Since posting on this site, Iíve received a number of private emails from potential buyers from diverse locations who unfortunately have had or are experiencing many of the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bene505
Obama Executive Order Declaring Sailingboats Tax-free

Washington DC, Monday, March 30th 2015.

In a stunning move today, Obama signed an executive order declaring all naturally-powered vehicles tax free in all regards. Covered by the executive order...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 5,883
Posted By sugarbird
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

Dude! You're making me (and others) crazy! You want real stories from beyond the pale? Okay here's one, some years back...left Puerto Plata, DR, headed east. The C&I guys were very clear, no stopping...
Forum: Diesel   01-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Bedding compound for diesel fuel tank sender.

While I agree with this, I doubt it will be easy to find in the islands. Don't forget our friend is not down the street from a industrial chemical supply house. I think going over the surface with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 11,063
Posted By killarney_sailor
Just Go!

I am currently anchored in a bay with about 100 boats in it in Grenada, ranging from seven figures (a new Amel 54) to a lot less (a Canadian Chrysler 26ish, that I would want to check carefully...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By btrayfors
Re: "Callaloo" adrift, no rescue, Jan 4th

There's a Leopard 39 cat of the same name which charters out of the BVI. From their website,

"Based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, “Callaloo” is a 3 cabin/2 head owners version of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,858
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: Diesel   12-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Plastic bolts! $&@$?

Mark--The next time you need to clean the sediment bowl, the easiest method is to use a pressurized can of WD-40 with the long plastic straw attached. With the filter element removed from the filter...
Forum: Beneteau   12-15-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 12,586
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call. I called Chris Doscher, who is the North American Sales Director for Beneteau. Although Chris does not know me from Adam, like last time I called, he called...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-07-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 7,269
Posted By mbianka
Re: Interesting little video

There are none! Don't you know in the Caribbean heads never break or clog. Refrigeration and engines always work and if they do break parts are always available in the local hardware store no need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,631
Posted By Stumble
Re: Blocks, Sheaves and Pulleys: Did I screw up???

A coupke of things....

Increasing block size from 40mm to 52mm reduces friction by half. For a number of reasons, but bend radius, and bearing shaft size play the largest part. A 40mm block will...
Forum: Beneteau   11-07-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 12,586
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Beneteau does not have a shortage of 'teak' and they are not stopping or slowing production of boats. I don't know what the deal is with Fleur de Mer, but I could not let this one lie without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,591
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

We all develop online personalities here, so any messages you post are taken in the context of the personality you've exhibited in your prior posts. So it's not out of context as you claim, it's in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Jib catches while tacking

While not common now, there was a time when many would rig "rungs" between the fore'n aft lower shrouds to form a "ladder" by which one could climb up to near the lower (or only) spreaders to give...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By B.J. Porter
Re: Cruising Finances

At age 47 my wife and I are in that minority. As a rule we are generally either the youngest couple in a social group, or the oldest...

In our case its a matter of planning ahead, amassing assets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,498
Posted By RichH
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

Typically oil from a refiner is VERY clean and VERY dehydrated, it only degrades over time in storage - oxidizes, forms gums, etc. and can grow a lot a microorganisms ... when the conditions in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,248
Posted By TQA
Re: Anchoring

A Bahamian moor is a really bad idea unless you are the only one there or you KNOW FOR SURE everyone else is on a Bahamian moor.

Otherwise expect close encounters of the third kind as other...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-11-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 53,193
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And the pararescue guys had a sat phone and brought medical skills and the youngster was stabilized and transferred to an FF...and then the Captain decided to scuttle his boat rather than sail it to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,346
Posted By hellosailor
Re: How Dangerous?

Phil, you trivialize the magnitude of the task and then you would conveniently foist it off on someone else.

There are 193 member states in the UN. If half of them are landlocked that still leaves...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,121
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

When you are in the middle of an ocean and have nothing better to do during a watch that starts at 0300 you have lots of time for 'what-if' discussions with yourself (if you are by yourself and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 17,570
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

In general I would disagree with your thoughts on this. Some comments:

Experience really matters. My first several offshore passages where NYC to/from Bermuda. It seemed like a huge distance at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 17,570
Posted By chall03
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Fatigue management is the major factor yes. Well for us at least it certainly is.

I disagree. While fatiguing, if your doing it right it should be easy and relaxing the last thing that should...
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