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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Butt Lift

What is a Butt Lift??? I saw a sailboat label sheet with a tag that had butt Lift on it. I recognized everything else but haven't a clue about Butt Lift. It is not in Chapmans or two other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 11,280
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Ain't we all

Anyone buying a boat is nuts. Ain't it great to be in such fine company??

I drive a 1984 Hunter 34' that keeps me way too busy with maintenance/cleaniinig stuff. Hinckleys are a responsibility...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-06-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Anyone Sailed Around Louisiana??

Has anyone sailed around Louisiana instead of the ICW route from Texas to Mississppi?? Would you do it again??

I'm headed east in January from Kemah and the outside looks quicker, less...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-05-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Delivery

Deliveries are a good way to get experience, good and bad.

Do not go without a contract.

Know who you are working for and who owns the boat. Get a resume from the captain and the company he...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Ft Myers to Bahamas

You probably have the info you were looking for by now but the mast height restriction for the waterwya from Ft Myers to Stuart is 48 feet. The is a bridge on the east side of Lake Okeechobee that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 9,692
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Right on EBS001. I lived in ft Myers bech for...

Right on EBS001. I lived in ft Myers bech for the past eight years and it seemed as though quite a bit of effort was directed towards limiting cruisers access to anchorages and the shore. This a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 4,967
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Dry Tortugas

We have sailed from ft Myers to the Dry Tortugas several times. It is an easy doer but, as mentioned by others, there is no amenities there other than what nature has provided. I have traded with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-02-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
florida to Bahamas

Just about anywhere you want to leave from you will likely find other boats headed to the Bahamas. I don't know where you are in florida or where you intend to go in the Bahamas but many folks stage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Louisiana Coastal Cruising

I'm going to sail from Galveston Bay to SW Florida in January and am looking for cruisers who have sailed outside around Louisiana since Katrina/Rita.

We came up via the ICW but are considering...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 8,848
Posted By AlwaysFORSAIL
Cuba

There are a few illegal options to sail to Cuba.

Hemingway seems to be the favorite port which has an American Interests Office who will photograph your boat. My last info, April, 2006, the...
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