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Forum: Chartering   11-09-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,239
Posted By BGallinger
Re: Abacos or BVI

I looked into chartering in Abacos. I was shocked to find out they wanted a $4500 CASH (or certified check) damage deposit on the boat in addition to the $4500 rental for a week. Then I found out I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,792
Posted By BGallinger
Re: Where to do STCW 95 in Canada, Mexico or Carribean?

I got mine in Houma, LA. Financially it might be more prudent to just take a first aid course. Check out Falck (http://www.alfordsafetyservices.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 12,974
Posted By BGallinger
I have been searching for 2 years to find a...

I have been searching for 2 years to find a coffee maker. I wanted something that would work on a propane stove. I was told the 12 volt ones eat up batteries. I finally found one made by Bialetti!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 25,859
Posted By BGallinger
I installed a Kiwi prop on my Hunter and I'm...

I installed a Kiwi prop on my Hunter and I'm pleased with the overall performance. There are claims of a 0.5 to 1.0 knot increase in sailing speed. I have no corrosion issues and more control when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,686
Posted By BGallinger
Boat US will pull you off a sandbar and tow you...

Boat US will pull you off a sandbar and tow you in. Considering the cost of a tow, their price is a bargain. You may discover something quite different if you need a pull off in rough weather. In my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By BGallinger
They say that if you can sail the great lakes,...

They say that if you can sail the great lakes, you can sail anywhere. I have been sailing Hunters in the great lakes for years. Heavy weather may come quickly and with little warning. Gusts to 55...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By BGallinger
I sail a Hunter 34 and LOVE it. Its my second...

I sail a Hunter 34 and LOVE it. Its my second Hunter. Cats may be cool, but count on winning a lottery to buy one!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2010
Replies: 148
Views: 10,719
Posted By BGallinger
Eyrka...is the water at Georgetown really so bad...

Eyrka...is the water at Georgetown really so bad that a watermaker is redundant?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2010
Replies: 682
Views: 32,812
Posted By BGallinger
The issue of 3750 "scientists" who reviewed the...

The issue of 3750 "scientists" who reviewed the climate change paper is often brought up. What's interesting is discovering how many of those 3750 "scientists" held a Ph.D from a recognized...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 27,346
Posted By BGallinger
When I'm at the dock I use an electric heater/fan...

When I'm at the dock I use an electric heater/fan but Westmarine sells an alcohol heater. Has anyone tried it?
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