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Search: Posts Made By: ftldiver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Ready to start sailing, but...

Waterballast boats were made for you!

the 1988-95 macgregor 26' is a nice sailor when rigged right, and has huge cabin space, and is fast to launch. - I have one so Im bias. check one out. a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Patty Toler, Abaco Cruisers Net Dead

Godspeed!

long live Barometer Bob and Patty T!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By ftldiver
Re: A different way to handle a crash --

its not too late for Dreamyachcharter.com to correct this situation, before it goes viral, and all over the web on how they cheat people.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 5,124
Posted By ftldiver
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.

I didn't read the whole thread, but from the 1st two pages and the last, it reminds me why I don't frequent sailnet as much as I use to.


such harsh advise for a young new sailor/

and 11 pages...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4,809
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?

I know 1st hand that once police were allowed to confiscate and keep, or sell vessels and vehicles, the were much more aggressive in this area.

many of the PD departments relied on this income to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By ftldiver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Looking to sail in keys

where in the keys? key largo?

how about a sailboard ?

if you get to hollywood, shoot me a pm.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 635
Views: 125,127
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Sinking of Rule 62

I've been through north bar in abaco.

Nobody that's been though there would try it at night in a rage.

Cap't didn't know what to expect, trying to improve the conditions of the sick crew,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 13,676
Posted By ftldiver
Re: shoal draft keel vs regular keel

There are many marinas and channels with a limiting depth of 4' in the fla keys.

you end up using the dingy more with the fin in the Fl Keys. and need to pick your anchorages.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By ftldiver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,871
Posted By ftldiver
Re: sailing has changed my life

sort of OT, but I was teaching/helping at 'shake-a-leg' for a while.

its a great feeling to offer someone a hobby/sport that they thought was out of reach...

it didn't change my life, but for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,006
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Totally inadequate chain

1+ the chain is small but the fenders are PERFECT!

but a personal inspection is probably in order. pm me a phone number please!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,295
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Experience with TowBoat US

My main beef was, I cast off the mooring buoy and took their tow line to the bow cleat, on the 30'+ inboard boat, then he idled with us for 10 min, turning us stern to the waves. while the contract...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,295
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Experience with TowBoat US

what about my situation. taking on water (slowly) tied to a mooring. engine will not start.

salvage or tow?

once towed, the boat de-watered after the plug was pulled.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,295
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Experience with TowBoat US

if they knew the owner was aboard, then he would have had to pay.

the only time you are covered on someone else's boat is if they are not aboard, and you are the master of the boat.


back to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,295
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Experience with TowBoat US

I was an unlimited Boats US member, on a friends 25' welcraft open fish. we were anchored to a buoy about 1 mile from the beach, and 2 miles from Port Everglades (Ft Lauderdale). the boat sat low...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 8,464
Posted By ftldiver
Re: anchorage etiquette

I guess my honda 2000 still new. I don't think its loud at all.

and the fly-in is kinda like the race track. noise is expected. nobody thinks twice about running a gen-set.

smell and fumes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Heading to the Keys!

C.Dad is right, skip dry tortugas.

its actually harder than going to bimini. -in Bimini you can buy fuel, ice /water. there is zip in Dry tortugas.

Ft Myers is a good resupply point, as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 12,012
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

just found out about this....

I have not read the entire thread, but why are all the bows facing towards the dock?

I would think bow facing the open water would be better... some marina rule? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Heading to the Keys!

I'd register at activecaptian and look at their anchorage recommendations.

https://activecaptain.com/X.php
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 8,464
Posted By ftldiver
Re: anchorage etiquette

what a bunch of thin skin sailors! LOL.

you don't know noise until you anchor at elliot key on a holiday weekend. Generators are the least of your problems!

there is nothing like an all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Port Everglades to Key Biscayne- what are the correct NOAA charts for my purposes

if you are in FLL, go to blue water books off 17st. they can print anything you want. -for a price...

-or on SR84, hit WM, BOW, or sailorman... sailorman has used large paper charts in the back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By ftldiver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Bahamas Mail Boat?

that mail boat leaves from port everglades(ft lauderdale) to nassau. from there to marsh you can take a mail boat.

might try on this board: Abaco Forum Home Page (http://abacoforum.com/)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By ftldiver
Re: Life Raft and Delivery Captain

rent it.


also, the CO2 cartridges can't be checked at airports. not sure how you would remove the cartridge on many of them. and then getting the right sizes at the destination.
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