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Search: Posts Made By: KiteRider
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,284
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

another recommendation for Wind,

I'll add White Squall, about a ship based boarding school, Jeff Bridges is the captain/school master, and of course it does involve a white squall among other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By KiteRider
Re: scheduled Gulf Stream crossings?

As others have said the danger is a bit overstated. Back in 2005 I kite boarded to Bimini in a race. We specifically waited for a North wind of around 17 knots as it was needed for the kites to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,356
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Fishfinder vs depth sensor

Fish finder if you have an integrated chart plotter or eventually plan to have one. Depth sounder otherwise, unless you actually plan on doing a bit of fishing. If you do fish often though...
Forum: Chartering 04-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Tampa Bay Charter

How long is your charter and where are you sailing out of? St Pete Marina has a couple of hourly slips you can use to stop in and explore downtown which is pretty nice and has some great museums...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-03-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By KiteRider
And one more

nowCoast has this and much more real time and forecasting data.

nowCOAST: GIS Mapping Portal to Real-Time Environmental Observations and NOAA Forecasts (http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By KiteRider
Pretty boat. Those are actually surf skis,...

Pretty boat.

Those are actually surf skis, which are a bit faster than kayaks, chasing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 3,712
Posted By KiteRider
I've never had an actually MOB (only drills), but...

I've never had an actually MOB (only drills), but I've always been told and subscribe to the theory that rings and horseshoes are more for looks. We always keep the square cushion style throwables...
Forum: Florida - Keys 05-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By KiteRider
Not really.

Not really.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By KiteRider
You can only stay for 14 days, so waiting for...

You can only stay for 14 days, so waiting for weeks isn't an option.

The main thing is to learn what your doing first. ASA 101 and 103 are the important ones to start out on, personally I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,419
Posted By KiteRider
If you can find one; a Mirage 5.5. The now...

If you can find one; a Mirage 5.5.

The now defunct Florida Mirage, not the Canadian one.

Great little boat with a swing keel and 190 SF of upwind sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By KiteRider
I think the best preparation is to practice often...

I think the best preparation is to practice often and in each condition one might actually face (wind speed, waves, and currents).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By KiteRider
Rather than wing sails, check out kites. A...

Rather than wing sails, check out kites. A google search will bring lot's of info back. Kites have advantages in that the don't require a mast and a boat can easily carry many kites for different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 5,572
Posted By KiteRider
True, but they are only in bitmap form. We have...

True, but they are only in bitmap form. We have it installed on our PC at the nav station. It's a little cludgy as you have to switch charts to zoom in and get detail. It's OK for checking the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-14-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,205
Posted By KiteRider
There always should be a skipper. Like others...

There always should be a skipper. Like others stated, the skipper will be making the fast decisions in an emergency and has final say on disputes. Also when interacting with authorities on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,458
Posted By KiteRider
Are you sailing out of Harborage marina? I'm...

Are you sailing out of Harborage marina? I'm making the same trip, but taking a detour to the Tortugas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,117
Posted By KiteRider
Head towards bow, but in fairness it's not really...

Head towards bow, but in fairness it's not really a true V, there's a good bit of width to it forward.

In a true V berth we'd sleep the other way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By KiteRider
If you can find one up there in good shape a...

If you can find one up there in good shape a Mirage 5.5 would fit your needs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,885
Posted By KiteRider
My wife isn't great with lines, so I usually try...

My wife isn't great with lines, so I usually try to get her right on top of the cleat or pylon where she's going to set the spring. The bow thruster makes this a lot easier in any sort of wind or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,500
Posted By KiteRider
It's 88 in FL, they picked that date because at...

It's 88 in FL, they picked that date because at the time it "grandfathered" everyone over a certain age, I think 16.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-30-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By KiteRider
Don't know if you're aware, but there is a ferry...

Don't know if you're aware, but there is a ferry that will get you from Fort Meyers to Key West a lot faster than driving. Of course you'll miss the overseas highway that way.

Have fun, I'm...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 12-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By KiteRider
My wife and I sail with our three children, 5, 3,...

My wife and I sail with our three children, 5, 3, and 18 months. We also use a car seat rigged up in the cockpit for the baby. We don't require them to wear lifevests unless the weather is heavy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By KiteRider
Only applies to sailing instructions. In...

Only applies to sailing instructions. In everything else she's the exact opposite.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By KiteRider
My wife is generally my first mate and she always...

My wife is generally my first mate and she always does what she's told and nothing else. I have a few buddies that I take out time to time and I have to actively and repeatedly tell them not to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By KiteRider
Laws differ by state but in most adults won't...

Laws differ by state but in most adults won't need any special license for boating, just the documentation you need to legally be here (passport, visa, etc). In Florida anyone born before 88 needs...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By KiteRider
Sorry for the late reply, just got back from a...

Sorry for the late reply, just got back from a holiday in Europe. We are enjoying Sailtime so far. It enabled us to get use of a boat we couldn't afford to buy and relieves us of many of the...
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