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Search: Posts Made By: Johnno
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 182,539
Posted By Johnno
I heard your boat was for sale. Where is she? ...

I heard your boat was for sale. Where is she?

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,936
Posted By Johnno
Jeff H has done it again

Deleted as a personal attack. Personal Attacks are not permitted within forum rules.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 20,645
Posted By Johnno
The April article in Boat Owner (the British Mag)...

The April article in Boat Owner (the British Mag) relating to the loss of Maquini sadly reignites the issues that I raised previously.

Moquini was a 43 foot South African yacht which was found...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 4,142
Posted By Johnno
What items would I take cruising?


I gotta tell you your post made me smilel!

The truth is we'd all love several of those nubile things on board to keep us happy. That's the dream. Sadly though the reality just isn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-19-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 11,127
Posted By Johnno
Pros/cons of winged keels


I know this is a late post but this may assist people reading it even now.

All the posts to date have made valid points. And your query is not uncommon. Ultimately the decision is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 20,645
Posted By Johnno

It was interesting reading the responses to what I posted before my last trip to the Pacific.

Essentially my post was to warn intending buyers that the concept of unsinkability was not all it is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-06-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 20,645
Posted By Johnno
the concept of unsinkable yachts


I would be interested to know what you say the apparent implication of the post was?

Over simplification is one thing but I am not too sure that we are on the same wave length.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-01-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 20,645
Posted By Johnno
the concept of unsinkable yachts

If you are in the market to buy a new yacht then think long hard before you part with your hard earned dollars or pounds or whatever before you lay them down for a boat that makes a claim to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-25-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 7,332
Posted By Johnno
Blue Water a Catalina 28 tall?

Sorry Larry but if you have to ask the question then you have a problem.

Not inherently because of your choice of boat but your lack of experience and lack of confidence in your boat.
Forum: Living Aboard 06-25-2005
Replies: 224
Views: 93,737
Posted By Johnno
Who''''s living on what??


This thread is a bit old now but for anyone thinking of liveaboard life there is a lot of very good information in the posts.

My advice for what it is worth after many years of living...
Forum: Provisioning 06-25-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 5,223
Posted By Johnno
Storing foods

Well Tammy it is good to see you are coming to this fine country. And tell your husband "good on yer mate" from me.

There is some very good information on what you need in Annie Hill''s book....
Forum: Provisioning 06-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 5,291
Posted By Johnno

Yes I have a suggestion Jim, consider doing without the refrigeration.

Boat refrigeration is inherently wasteful of energy. If you are only doing coastal cruising that''s probably fine but in that...
Forum: Provisioning 06-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4,560
Posted By Johnno
2nd day meals


Nobody has mentioned pressure cookers I notice.

Pressure cookers are not only the microwave of the cruiser but also a way of sealing food from the previous day so that it keeps in a safe...
Forum: Provisioning 06-25-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 2,961
Posted By Johnno
a good food idea

Hi Tegolin,

You are right Parmeson is one of those cheeses that does keep well without refrigeration.

In fact when provisioning it is best to look at those fresh fruits and vegetables that do...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-11-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,127
Posted By Johnno
OK, youíve made the decision


Selling all the stuff is the easy part and the posts have covered that well enough. The thing is it took a while to collect all that stuff and you will never replace it for what you get....
Forum: Living Aboard 05-11-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 8,388
Posted By Johnno
Life aboard a 24'''' sloop?


You are right you really don''t really need that much room to liveaboard on your own. But the previous post is right - we can convince ourselves of anything - experiencing the real thing is...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-10-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 13,337
Posted By Johnno
Onboard shower


I would read all the responses carefully because there is something of value in all of them.

My comment is a general one based on years of experience. Call me old fashioned but showers...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-10-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,621
Posted By Johnno
ETAP- any good?

The truth is there is nothing particularly unique about ETAP boats. In fact I am not convinced that in the USA they hold their value either. Other boats notably Saddlers in the UK have "unsinability"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 2,436
Posted By Johnno
the ideal crusing yacht

The topic is as varied as sailors themselves but the reality is that there are some things that are common to them all - an understanding of boats and what they are intended for.

Everyone comes to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-28-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By Johnno
Big smile for our first little cruise

Well Allen,

If enthusiasm counts for anything you certainly scored top marks there. I admired your candor too!

All of us had to start somewhere and it is easy to be blase and forget some of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,462
Posted By Johnno
25 foot boat cruising

What I suggest is that you have a look at my post on the site "second thoughts on a cruising yachts" or similar on this Board. There is too much fiction being peddled on the Net that masquerades as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2004
Replies: 44
Views: 10,988
Posted By Johnno
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?


After your good post I was hoping to read some informative stuff. Regrettably not so and you just got all the usual bias.

Maybe one day we will be able to get somebody who has done...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-22-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 10,413
Posted By Johnno
Second Thoughts on the Ideal Cruising Boat

Hi Stede,

What you put on this board is quite interesting and judging by the responses it has raised quite a bit of comment too. what is the ideal cruising yacht? After reading...
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