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Forum: Living Aboard   05-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: How to know for certain whether marinas actually *do* or don't want liveaboards?

Just as an aside some marinas of my acquaintance limit the number of live aboards. The problem is that high numbers of live aboards who are still working flood the bathhouse in the morning making...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

Been single handing for years including an Atlantic transit and many 500 NM + offshores. The BVI is a great place to learn, easy sailing and short trips.

Fair winds and following seas :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By svzephyr44
Smile Life Raft Renewal - maintenance

Ever wonder what is inside the box? Or what it will cost to get all those expired flares, food, water, etc. replaced and a new certificate issued? I have posted my bill from Vane Brothers on my blog....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-10-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,940
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

I am not quite sure how to respond to this - my impression was that you were prepared to move onto the boat for a considerable time period - that you didn't have the evil "I have to be here on this...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-10-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,940
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

As a frequenter of this web site I can attest that there are a few (like Dave on Auspicious) who are very experienced and skilled. I suggest you consider their advice.

Boot camp - three weeks ago...
Forum: Electronics   03-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,604
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: New AIS Rule

The West Marine "Port Supply" web site has a breakdown for class "A" and class "B" requirements. I didn't really do an analysis but by category there were far more class "A" requirements. In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,450
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Circumnavigation advice for complete novices

A very different prospective - don't focus on the boat (yet.) Focus on your emotions and experience. When I decided to start full time cruising I spent a lot of time worrying about how to equip my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,176
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

I personally don't like St. Augustine. Very strong currents. Very iffy inlet with shoal water on each side that gets very nasty when the wind/current is wrong. I was there once when the Coast Guard...
Forum: Electronics   02-08-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Pactor Modem

More homework. You can avoid the cost of a pactor modem by using RMS Express.
http://www.winlink.org/RMSExpress
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-30-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 4,844
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

I would humbly suggest that you are trying the patience of those posters (including myself) who participate in an effort to help other boaters/sailors. :mad: There is NO answer to your question. And...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

Like many cruisers I carry tanks on my deck. And I frequently sail well offshore. A couple of notes:

1. Wave action can be brutal. I have had two of my tanks cracked by wave action. It's not fun...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 10,502
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Another place to look

OCC Forum :: Category Index (http://www.oceancruisingclub.org/index.php/forum/index)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-14-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 10,502
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Craig:

Now I am going to talk to you like a father - since I am most likely old enough to be your father, or even your grandfather....

[Metaphor alert!]

You are "flogging a dead horse." Let...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-13-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 10,502
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Novice: Certifications? Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

First, let me say that Captains are as individual as boats. I would have to look up your certifications because I don't have any and have no idea what they represent. I have been sailing for over 50...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By svzephyr44
Small Vessel Reporting System

After my last return to the United States I decided to look into the US Customs and Border Protection "Small Vessel Reporting System." The program lets you register as a Master and register your...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-12-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 10,502
Posted By svzephyr44
The 6 point plan

Aim high, start low...

Consider six absolute facts:

1. A Captain is much more likely to give you an opportunity that is low risk for the Captain/boat then high risk. Getting your first...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: World ARC

I too have run into the World ARC on my travels. It does seem that they are in a hurry - it is about getting around the world, not smelling the roses. They do overwhelm small ports.

I think people...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Wave direction Off shore?

Without taking away from what everyone has said so far:

Wave patterns are different depending upon what ocean you find yourself. You mentioned the Atlantic. Notwithstanding the pointers to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Nav Light Location

Keep in mind that the COLREGS require you to have "side lights" not a "bow light." You can put the lights anywhere you want including on the stern as long as they are visable from dead ahead to 22.5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Spinnaker dowser

OK
At the top of the rig should be a double loop - most likely steel. The top of the spin gets attached to the bottom (inside) and the top of the loop gets attached to the spin halyard. On the...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   08-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,158
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

First, let me point out to you and the OP that this is a personal opinion. I grew up on the North Shore and have sailed LI Sound many times. I also went to school in New Jersey (we rode our dinosaurs...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 12,816
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

You are correct that it depends upon the boat design. There are three generic hull forms: displacement (as in stuck in the water,) semi-displacement (hull lifts out of the water but not the entire...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 12,816
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Not to move this into the realm of $500 per month but ...

My friend Ed just purchased a Cascade 29 for $1,500. It is a very old boat but is in quite good shape. Now Ed solo circumnavigated on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 12,816
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I learned on a Sailfish. Not even a "cockpit" as those who learned on a Sunfish will understand. (For the rest of you, a Sailfish was the grandfather of the Laser - a plank with a centerboard,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 10,189
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Give AIS a rest

They use two high marine VHF channels 87B & 88B. They have approximately the same range as VHF channel 16 which is basicly line of sight (remember that the line of sight from 100 feet in the air to...
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