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Search: Posts Made By: dbrimm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 157
Views: 9,365
Posted By dbrimm
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Anyone care to theorize why when his boat rolled it went calmly and smoothly over until completely inverted then stayed there a long, calm time before more or less gently rolling back upright?

My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By dbrimm
Re: Pretty Panorama

A pano from atop Culebrita lighthouse in the Spanish Virgins (Culebra) when we cruised through there a few years back.

http://i40.tinypic.com/np3ozt.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By dbrimm
Re: Where to do USCG licensing physical/drug test in Northern California?

Thanks for the responses guys, much appreciated.

@ SteveInMD - that would be great if you hear back Steve. That's exactly the problem I've run into, Dr's that are unfamiliar (or don't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By dbrimm
Where to do USCG licensing physical/drug test in Northern California?

Title pretty much says it all, it's time for me to renew my USCG captains license and I need the special physical they require and the appropriate drug test as well.

So, has anyone actually done...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By dbrimm
re: Puerto Rico Chandleries/Suppliers?

Ah, not that I can think of off the top of my head but we've been back in California the the past year so I'm a little out of the loop. Hope you have a great trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By dbrimm
re: Puerto Rico Chandleries/Suppliers?

Unless it's closed in the past year or so there's a West Marine in Fajardo right on the main highway.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-18-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 12,397
Posted By dbrimm
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

The wife and I did for a couple years living on the hook in the caribbean (the Virgins / Puerto Rico area).

We had IIRC 320 watts in two panels with the appropriate smart charger/controller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,304
Posted By dbrimm
Sorry for the confusion neverknow. The crime is...

Sorry for the confusion neverknow. The crime is much worse than in the mainland USA. Gangs are rampant and the police inept, corrupt and not always particularly motivated to arrest criminals who are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,304
Posted By dbrimm
The wife and I have spent years living, working...

The wife and I have spent years living, working and sailing in the USVI (and Puerto Rican islands, ie Culebra) both ashore and on our sailboat and as previously stated there are issues with crime,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-09-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By dbrimm
I've lived in St Thomas for 5 years and several...

I've lived in St Thomas for 5 years and several in Puerto Rico too and am also a captain who's worked in the yachting and charter industry there.

Myself and quite a few friends stayed at the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-06-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By dbrimm
Cruising the VI in 2009-2010 our video summary

When we were cruising the VI during our 2009-10 Caribbean adventure I made a video so the family could keep up with our shenanagins.. well I just realized I never posted it here oops.

Anyways,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,398
Posted By dbrimm
I'm a huge bread lover so a regular supply was a...

I'm a huge bread lover so a regular supply was a must when the wife and I were cruising. She made all our bread by hand and baked it in our galley LP oven pretty much everyday. One of the easiest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By dbrimm
You might consider taking the item directly to...

You might consider taking the item directly to FedEx, UPS or the USPS instead of a one-stop shop. Those places around here have a 50%-100% markup on the the price of the shipping vs if you do it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By dbrimm
Thanks Dwayne, for whatever reason when I try and...

Thanks Dwayne, for whatever reason when I try and do that it usually gets flagged for "advertising out of area" and taken down almost immediately.

I'll keep trying buts its a pretty big pain.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By dbrimm
Where to sell my digital charts?

I have some new, unused Companion CDs (for PC) that came with our paper charts and was wondering if anyone knew of the best/easiest place to sell them?

These are the ones I have:

CYC Charts...
Forum: Provisioning 09-23-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 3,844
Posted By dbrimm
We had good luck with finding very small 2-4...

We had good luck with finding very small 2-4 ounce jars of mayo for $.50-$1/ea. We had problems with packets of condiments not aging well on the boat and breaking, bursting, etc.. yuk.
Forum: Provisioning 09-23-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 3,844
Posted By dbrimm
Some non-perishable staples for the wife and I...

Some non-perishable staples for the wife and I while cruising in the Caribbean were: Mac & Cheese with canned tuna or chicken, canned roast-beef with beans and/or rice, and simple homemade bread with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2010
Replies: 416
Views: 46,845
Posted By dbrimm
My wife (26) and I (34) just came back from a...

My wife (26) and I (34) just came back from a year of cruising the Caribbean on our Ohlson 38 which we sold when we left. Prior to that we'd spent 2004-6 wandering around the virgins in a Grand Banks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By dbrimm
Nice example of a free water effect.. I'm...

Nice example of a free water effect.. I'm surprised they didn't close the pool though...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By dbrimm
Hi Jack, I've posted some pictures from our...

Hi Jack, I've posted some pictures from our adventures on Picasa at the following link: Dave & Amanda's Ohlson 38 "Lorelei"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By dbrimm
My wife and I just finished a year cruising the...

My wife and I just finished a year cruising the SVI, BVI and USVI aboard a 1979 Ohlson 38. When we bought ours I found a bunch of good information at a German fan-site: Fan Site...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By dbrimm
I ended up getting a complete heat exchanger...

I ended up getting a complete heat exchanger package from Lancing Marine in the UK, its a Bowman unit that replaces the older (no longer manufactured and supported) Polar units on the BMC. Looks to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By dbrimm
I've been looking along those lines and have...

I've been looking along those lines and have emailed a couple of companies but don't have any responses yet... thanks for the assistance.

[edited to say]: just an update, I've found a distributor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By dbrimm
Help finding tubestack/heat exchanger parts for a BMC 1.5 Marine Diesel

Like the title says, I need help finding a replacement tubestack for a BMC 1.5 Marine Diesel heat exchanger, Original engine from a 1977 Ohlson 38. I can't find a source, I'm currently in the USVI...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 14,944
Posted By dbrimm
There isn't a separate license for sail (at least...

There isn't a separate license for sail (at least for the USCG), just an endorsement that is attached to whatever license you may hold. For example I have a 200 ton, OUPV (6pack) w/ sail endorsement....
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