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Forum: Florida - Western   11-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Group9
Re: ICW Crossing Tampa Bay - Need Information

I meant 2 and 3. The tide was rising as I went through. I just went right through the center of the channel as I was worried about shoaling, too. It wasnt even close.
Forum: Florida - Western   11-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Group9
Re: ICW Crossing Tampa Bay - Need Information

I just took a five foot draft through that cut and never saw less than 8 feet. I went right between 3 and 4.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   10-03-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 7,096
Posted By Group9
Re: U.S. coast guard searching for ship near Bahamas

They found a life ring, but they can't find a cargo ship? That doesn't sound very good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2015
Replies: 470
Views: 38,805
Posted By Group9
The derelict boat issue is a smokescreen. This is...

The derelict boat issue is a smokescreen. This is about, and has always been about, wealthy landowners who pay seven figures for waterfront property, and believe with all of their little black...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,753
Posted By Group9
Re: visit Cuba

Without a doubt. Same as with any other law. Those who aren't going to obey any particular law, for whatever reason, don't really worry about it. If they did, they would be following it instead.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 470
Views: 38,805
Posted By Group9
Re: Florida is at it again

I watched someone do the same thing with some mangroves that were spoiling their view in Sunny Isles Beach in Florida. Chainsawed them and bulldozed them with the DEQ guy jumping up and down and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-08-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 26,678
Posted By Group9
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

From having interviewed thousands of criminals, I would respectfully suggest that you are giving them way too much credit in the thinking and planning department. They shoot at their victims...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 40,426
Posted By Group9
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Bon Yoyage Smack! All the best to you and your family. Hope to run into you somewhere cruising one day! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,904
Posted By Group9
Re: Dinghy theft protection

When I leave mine floating behind the boat, I always padlock it to the boat with chain. But, when I was at a marina in Nassau for a week, I put that sucker on the foredeck (and then padlocked it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,904
Posted By Group9
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I lost my respect for clubs when I lost the key to mine, called a locksmith, and watched him pick the lock in about two minutes. :D
Forum: Living Aboard   02-03-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 53,310
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

After Katrina, we had a lot of people where I worked who had lost everything (me included). In an effort to help, our headquarters called and kept wanting to know what they had lost. We kept saying...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 6,886
Posted By Group9
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

People living in the USA, often get the idea that every country gives a wagging finger and stern lecture to illegal aliens because that's the way the US handles it. I've traveled all over the world,...
Forum: Boat Reviews   01-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By Group9
Re: Hunter 30 Reviews

I sailed quite a bit on one of those in the early 80's that a friend owned. I always liked it. It could be a decent first boat if the condition and price are right.
Forum: Living Aboard   01-05-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 53,310
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

As we get older, most of us start to do a serious reassessment of our priorities in life, and a lot of us start to realize that we had it wrong.

I turned 18 in 1976 and was in my prime earning...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-15-2014
Replies: 519
Views: 53,310
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I can remember being in college, and freshly married, being one of the happiest times in my life and filing a tax return showing I made $2600 for the year. A few years later, I was out and working...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-12-2014
Replies: 519
Views: 53,310
Posted By Group9
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Aint' that the truth. I have an attorney friend, who now represents a middle aged woman, whom he had known for several years, and who has worked at a minimum wage job that entire time. She came to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By Group9
Re: Is cruising the Bahamas with 8' draft possible?

Nope, never done that run! :D

But, lots of people here have.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2014
Replies: 2,880
Views: 312,360
Posted By Group9
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Hey, I heard you moved north. We are trying to get ready for a May departure on our next extended cruise and we are basically stripping the boat down to nothing for repairs and cleaning, so we're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 23,198
Posted By Group9
Re: Possible 27' Bluewater Boats

Tons of Cape Dory 27's around. If someone told me I was going to have to cross the Atlantic in a 27 footer, that's the one I would get.
Forum: Living Aboard   09-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,591
Posted By Group9
Re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

I didn't have DAN insurance on my last foreign cruise, but I'll have it the next time.
Forum: Cruising Videos   09-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By Group9
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 21,218
Posted By Group9
Re: Florida is at it again

Anybody here, think for one second, that any Florida legislator or politician, would have any thoughts whatsoever, about boats and anchoring, one way or the other, without some deep pocket campaign...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2014
Replies: 16
  Bahamas
Views: 1,778
Posted By Group9
Re: Bahamas

When is the last time the Bahamas got a 15 to 20 storm surge? I went through Katrina, and I laughed when they told me in the Bahamas they had some bad hurricanes, standing next to buildings that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-10-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 17,406
Posted By Group9
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Navy showers. Wet down. Lather up. Rinse off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2014
Replies: 88
  Icw
Views: 6,511
Posted By Group9
Re: Icw

On my last trip from the Mississippi gulf coast to the Florida Keys, I took the ICW as much as I could, all the way down, anchoring some nights and staying in marinas some nights, just poking along,...
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