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Search: Posts Made By: andifreed
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By andifreed
Re: Alternatives to buying your own boat

As an update, I am a member of a club which has a school and charters. Their boats tend to be newer/expensive. But classes like coastal nav and on water coastal passage making are worth it.

I...
Forum: Electronics 03-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By andifreed
Re: Renters usage of handheld VHF/DSC

I did register on BoatUS, they did not require me to specify a boat. There was a comment block, where I did enter the club (and phone) where I pickup a boat that is not chartered for 70% of the cost...
Forum: Electronics 02-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By andifreed
Renters usage of handheld VHF/DSC

I just got a handheld VHF radio with DSC, but I don't own a boat yet.
I thought I could just set it to the boat that I'm on, but apparently once it is set it can not be changed without a visit to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By andifreed
Re: Alternatives to buying your own boat

Thanks for the additional information. I was not looking to sail alone, actually quite the reverse, something more stable/predictable than replying on impressing sailors at each port of call.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By andifreed
Re: Alternatives to buying your own boat

San Francisco Bay.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm actually a couple years away from either purchasing or forming partnerships. I'm taking the ASA classes (already completed 101/102 103 in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By andifreed
Re: Alternatives to buying your own boat

Thank you all. It was just a thought.

Most of the people I currently sail with are either far from retirement or are satisfied with the idea of just sailing close to the bay (and getting home...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By andifreed
Re: Alternatives to buying your own boat

Looked drferron's links and those looked like boat partnerships, that split up boat usage. Was looking for something more along the lines where the partners cruise together for extended period of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By andifreed
Alternatives to buying your own boat

I'm new to sailing, but have been thinking about retiring and cruising around.

I was actually wondering if there are live aboard/cruise partnerships like you see advertised on craigslist for...
Forum: Chartering 01-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By andifreed
Re: Chartering and mechanical failures -- next steps

Thank you all for the piece of mind. I should have mentioned that no one was hurt. And the charter broker actually beat vessel assist to the scene, with the equipment needed to get the mast secured...
Forum: Chartering 01-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By andifreed
Re: Chartering and mechanical failures -- next steps

They are not pressing the issue yet, they probably don't even have a claim adjuster look at the boat yet, and I'm not looking to lawyer out of responsibility. Just want to be on a crest not a...
Forum: Chartering 01-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By andifreed
Chartering and mechanical failures -- next steps

Three of us chartered a boat for a day (from the same organization that we taking classes at). The windward shroud's anchor ubolt failed, the mast broke in half, had to cut the mainsail to get the...
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