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Search: Posts Made By: TrishLambert
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 2,331
Posted By TrishLambert
Recommend cruising boats

Greg--You ask the age old question!!! Yes, there are other boats that would qualify for your cruising plans in your price range...probably LOTS of other boats. If you have an affinity for the IP and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By TrishLambert
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(Actually, I accidentally posted the above message twice, so erased this one!)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By TrishLambert
I''m giggling...I think we''ve proven that, like...

I''m giggling...I think we''ve proven that, like any other question about cruising, there are LOADS of answers!! I''m finding that answers like "It depends," and "According to your tastes" work...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By TrishLambert
World cruising guides

The only government publications that we keep on board are the ones dealing with tides and currents. I''ve found that many of the other pubs are really focused on commercial traffic, and contain info...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By TrishLambert
Best Crusing Guide for Fla?

We use chartbooks rather than individual charts. We like the convenience of having the book in the cockpit (we have a plastic sleeve it goes in to keep it dry!).

For the ICW, I am a big big fan of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By TrishLambert
World cruising guides

Oh--forgot one other book category. We have a "dynamic" set of books on the shelf--the cruising guides for the specific area we are currently traveling. These get given away or traded to cruisers...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By TrishLambert
World cruising guides

Jack made a good point...you will likely stock certain books in your library BEFORE you go that you will slough off once you''re on the water. Things like "This Old Boat" "The Finely Fitted Yacht"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By TrishLambert
Stacey is right. There are different strokes for...

Stacey is right. There are different strokes for different folks when it comes to mags on living aboard and cruising. Lats&Atts can be a little "in your face" style-wise--that''s the "persona" that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-01-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By TrishLambert
6-9mo cruise from Vancouver down Westcoast

Well, that''s embarrassing! Your time frame is right in the title of the thread and it was staring at me the whole time! Duh!

Sorry about that!!!

Trish
www.takehersailing.com
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-01-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By TrishLambert
6-9mo cruise from Vancouver down Westcoast

Magnus--

Another strategy cruisers use is to go south to Mexico, then out to Hawaii, up to Alaska, and home again home again. I know it sounds like a pretty extreme way to avoid the Baja Bash, but...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-30-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,852
Posted By TrishLambert
Many questions

Rob--

Specific to cruising budget, it can vary widely. In my three cruising lives, I have lived low, medium, and high budgets. The "low" started with a year in Baja California, where we spent $250...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-30-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,384
Posted By TrishLambert
buying a live a board

Rocil--

I have some info you might like to receive. If you want, go to: http://www.takehersailing.com/quiz2a.htm

and fill in the form and submit it to me. It doesn''t cost anything (promise!)...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-30-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 7,028
Posted By TrishLambert
On bigger sailboat, bathtub/shower install

I''m with you James! A bathtub on a sailboat makes me giggle! I''d settle for a shower stall...like someone else said, all the boats I''ve seen with stalls or tubs were using the space for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-30-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,966
Posted By TrishLambert
What''''s the best toilet (head) and...

Lavac toilets have gotten rave reviews from the cruisers I know. I''ve been trying to get hubby to agree to switch from our Raritan.


Trish
www.takehersailing.com
Forum: herSailNet 09-25-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By TrishLambert
vacuum packing

Vacuum sealing is GREAT on a boat!!! Yes, your material should be fine, and neither it nor the beanie babies will need moth balls. I have my entire Mola collection from my sojourn at the San Blasa...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2003
Replies: 63
Views: 10,847
Posted By TrishLambert
It can happen

What an experience! I am happy to know that you and your family came through, though I am very sorry to hear about your wife''s injury.

I am an enormous activists about wives/partners knowing how...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-22-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 1,114
Posted By TrishLambert
Sad news in Baja and the Sea of Cortez

La Paz, a cruising center in southern Baja California, was dead in the path of Hurricane Marty today. The damage is extensive.

Marty is moving on across the water to the mainland...keep your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 2,952
Posted By TrishLambert
full time cruising insurance ??

Having or not having insurance depends, I think, on how much risk you can tolerate. My first boat HAD to be insured because of the bank loan, my second boat wasn''t and we were mentally prepared to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By TrishLambert
ICW Norfolk to Jax need advice

I concur with the info above...doing the Ditch reminds me of driving the Interstate,at 5 mph!!! Mostly motoring, with a few sailing opportunities as cited.

Another book I HIGHLY recommend is the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 2,759
Posted By TrishLambert
mcain-- I think you''ve done an excellent...

mcain--

I think you''ve done an excellent job of budgeting. Very realistic, and good insight into the things that can be dialed up or down to stay within your numbers. There really ARE a lot of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-07-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By TrishLambert
Medical courses for offshore cruising

There are a number of seminars and course for cruisers about medicine, as well as companies that sell offshore first aid kits.

Suggest you browse the web to see what''s out there...I did a quickie...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-07-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 2,759
Posted By TrishLambert
Boy, this is one of those Pandora box questions!...

Boy, this is one of those Pandora box questions! There are so many factors that go into a budget....cruising style being one of the big ones, and cruising location being another.

I cruised Baja...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-07-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,218
Posted By TrishLambert
Offshore?

And some people call the Westsail 32 a WestSNAIL, but it is still a good offshore sailboat. Hans Christians and the Union Polaris 36 are cousins of the Westsail that improved on the design.

There...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-07-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By TrishLambert
live on/learn on/cruise on

Win,

You are thinking very clearly! If you will be comfortable in a small boat, go for it! As Ken said, you will get a lot more use out of it...and the costs will be far less than larger vessels....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-07-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By TrishLambert
only using achorages

Don''t know about the Caribbean...suspect that the ability to live solely at anchor is getting to be less and less.

On the other side of the continent, though, one can still live at anchor. Baja...
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