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Forum: Electronics   02-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By marinegirl405
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Peace and tranquillity is restored to the world... Thanks for your thoughtful words, they are appreciated... Hope to see you (or hear you) out there some day. :-).

We are currently getting...
Forum: Electronics   02-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By marinegirl405
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Well, now and you apologized, and you made me laugh. What more could a girl want? (Please don't answer that! LOL).

To others: I totally acknowledge my lack of understanding (If I thought I...
Forum: Electronics   02-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By marinegirl405
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Wow - that really was a rant. I appreciate the insight.. all except the assumption that "we" choose to remain ignorant was helpful. Thanks (I think)
Forum: Electronics   02-25-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By marinegirl405
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Wow - Thanks guys - really helpful. I had 2 problems (which now my brain has finally understood)

1) I had the ham bands, but for some reason I thought there was overlap with the ham and SSB...
Forum: Electronics   02-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By marinegirl405
HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Hi there

I have a HAM Extra license (but have never really used it for voice, only got it to legally send email over the radio).

I finally have a boat with an ICOM IC-M700Pro which works fine...
Forum: Northern Europe   04-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By marinegirl405
What a beautiful country, a visit we'll never...

What a beautiful country, a visit we'll never forget nor regret, and luckily we had nearly all sunny days.
SV Footprint: Norway (http://sv-footprint.blogspot.com/search/label/Norway)

As for the...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-13-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,175
Posted By marinegirl405
Sure, when we purchased the boat we were living...

Sure, when we purchased the boat we were living in Norfolk VA - about a 5-6 hour drive away, it certainly didn't seem close at the time, but would be considered close compared to California. We were...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,175
Posted By marinegirl405
Wow, I just came across this thread, and I know...

Wow, I just came across this thread, and I know it's old, but I did just want to relay my own experience working with Peter Kennedy on our Gemini 105Mc (#976 - 2007)

We found him friendly and...
Forum: Northern Europe   02-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,521
Posted By marinegirl405
OH, and for guide books, we've purchased Lonely...

OH, and for guide books, we've purchased Lonely Planet (for our land forays) and The Norwegian Cruising Guide, a sailing guide to the coast of Sweden, Norway and Svalbard...
Forum: Northern Europe   02-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,521
Posted By marinegirl405
Kredit - I think we will be either checking in or...

Kredit - I think we will be either checking in or out at Bergen - so we will indeed be in your area!

America Yacht Europa - Hi there. Although we are in America, the boat is currently in...
Forum: Northern Europe   02-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By marinegirl405
Norway - Clearance for US vessel?

Has anyone actually visited Norway with a US vessel recently and if so - what procedures did you use / were expected? What was your experience with officialdom?

We are struggling to find the...
Forum: Northern Europe   02-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,521
Posted By marinegirl405
Norway Charts / Chart Books

Hi there

We are planning to travel to Norway and are struggling to understand or source what the best charts are.

We've been advised NOT to use Admiralty charts (but I don't know why not) and...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,407
Posted By marinegirl405
Blushing - thank you Mrs. Chuckles :-)

Blushing - thank you Mrs. Chuckles :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By marinegirl405
Can you be more specific - what do you mean? ...

Can you be more specific - what do you mean?

* Items that must legally be aboard? - if so boat length should be provided
* Immigration/Boat paperwork / insurance issues?
* Are you flying into...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-17-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 8,295
Posted By marinegirl405
I'm lucky, both myself and my husband wanted to...

I'm lucky, both myself and my husband wanted to cruise before we even met, since we've married, it is me that has pushed him further afield and off shore to more distant destinations. But that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,137
Posted By marinegirl405
Here is another/similar Thread with some useful...

Here is another/similar Thread with some useful tips too.. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/living-aboard/45397-rain-catcher-anyone.html

I just (finally) made mine and put details on my own web site...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,407
Posted By marinegirl405
OK, So I might well have spent 6 months...

OK, So I might well have spent 6 months procrastinating, but eventually I did make my own water catcher... I posted details on my web site http://www.sv-footprint.com/projects/WaterCatcher.html but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-02-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 7,631
Posted By marinegirl405
Wow! What a post and a host of replies. I too...

Wow! What a post and a host of replies. I too think you are taking too much stuff. Stuff you should really expect the boat to provide. You may have already covered this, but check with the owner...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,204
Posted By marinegirl405
I have this book (and a number of others). I...

I have this book (and a number of others). I think I'd been fishing about 5 times before in my life, and each time I'd been handed a rod already rigged and taken to where there were fish - catching...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By marinegirl405
Wow. a lot of stuff there. Owning a house,...

Wow. a lot of stuff there.

Owning a house, v. owning a boat - hmm... We'll I'm in the later camp, but you have to realize that boats pretty much always depreciate, and houses (with the odd hiccup)...
Forum: Provisioning   04-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,156
Posted By marinegirl405
Update. OK - the Shell gas station in town...

Update.

OK - the Shell gas station in town that used to do fills no longer does - I guess there is some new safety rule in Tortola/BVI.

The only place in Tortola to get refills while you wait...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-09-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,839
Posted By marinegirl405
OK - we are talking off shore so that rules out...

OK - we are talking off shore so that rules out WiFi, cell phones, and he usual suspects. Off shore (unless you have lots of $ and lots of patience) You are not going to be watching YouTube videos,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By marinegirl405
Now Capt RJ - I hate to sound suspicious, but...

Now Capt RJ - I hate to sound suspicious, but what exactly is your relationship with [EDIT-JRP]

You've only recently joined and all your posts are about on-line OUPV courses, and your own...
Forum: herSailNet   03-31-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 8,172
Posted By marinegirl405
Jacqueline I have long hair (mid shoulder...

Jacqueline

I have long hair (mid shoulder blade length), and live aboard full time, mostly at anchor.. And getting extra water is inconvenient. SO I have the same issue.

I have a solar shower...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By marinegirl405
Just wanted to post a better-late-then-never...

Just wanted to post a better-late-then-never Thank You to all that replied.

We went with IMIS, and the Jackline policy. Covers just what we need. We even bumped into one of the IMIS cruising...
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