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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,071
Posted By sugarbird
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

Dude! You're making me (and others) crazy! You want real stories from beyond the pale? Okay here's one, some years back...left Puerto Plata, DR, headed east. The C&I guys were very clear, no stopping...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Bedding compound for diesel fuel tank sender.

While I agree with this, I doubt it will be easy to find in the islands. Don't forget our friend is not down the street from a industrial chemical supply house. I think going over the surface with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 7,828
Posted By killarney_sailor
Just Go!

I am currently anchored in a bay with about 100 boats in it in Grenada, ranging from seven figures (a new Amel 54) to a lot less (a Canadian Chrysler 26ish, that I would want to check carefully...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By btrayfors
Re: "Callaloo" adrift, no rescue, Jan 4th

There's a Leopard 39 cat of the same name which charters out of the BVI. From their website,

"Based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, “Callaloo” is a 3 cabin/2 head owners version of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: Diesel 12-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Plastic bolts! $&@$?

Mark--The next time you need to clean the sediment bowl, the easiest method is to use a pressurized can of WD-40 with the long plastic straw attached. With the filter element removed from the filter...
Forum: Beneteau 12-15-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,717
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call. I called Chris Doscher, who is the North American Sales Director for Beneteau. Although Chris does not know me from Adam, like last time I called, he called...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 5,977
Posted By mbianka
Re: Interesting little video

There are none! Don't you know in the Caribbean heads never break or clog. Refrigeration and engines always work and if they do break parts are always available in the local hardware store no need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By Stumble
Re: Blocks, Sheaves and Pulleys: Did I screw up???

A coupke of things....

Increasing block size from 40mm to 52mm reduces friction by half. For a number of reasons, but bend radius, and bearing shaft size play the largest part. A 40mm block will...
Forum: Beneteau 11-07-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,717
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Beneteau does not have a shortage of 'teak' and they are not stopping or slowing production of boats. I don't know what the deal is with Fleur de Mer, but I could not let this one lie without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,981
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

We all develop online personalities here, so any messages you post are taken in the context of the personality you've exhibited in your prior posts. So it's not out of context as you claim, it's in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Jib catches while tacking

While not common now, there was a time when many would rig "rungs" between the fore'n aft lower shrouds to form a "ladder" by which one could climb up to near the lower (or only) spreaders to give...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By B.J. Porter
Re: Cruising Finances

At age 47 my wife and I are in that minority. As a rule we are generally either the youngest couple in a social group, or the oldest...

In our case its a matter of planning ahead, amassing assets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,905
Posted By RichH
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

Typically oil from a refiner is VERY clean and VERY dehydrated, it only degrades over time in storage - oxidizes, forms gums, etc. and can grow a lot a microorganisms ... when the conditions in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By TQA
Re: Anchoring

A Bahamian moor is a really bad idea unless you are the only one there or you KNOW FOR SURE everyone else is on a Bahamian moor.

Otherwise expect close encounters of the third kind as other...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 43,040
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And the pararescue guys had a sat phone and brought medical skills and the youngster was stabilized and transferred to an FF...and then the Captain decided to scuttle his boat rather than sail it to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,842
Posted By hellosailor
Re: How Dangerous?

Phil, you trivialize the magnitude of the task and then you would conveniently foist it off on someone else.

There are 193 member states in the UN. If half of them are landlocked that still leaves...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

When you are in the middle of an ocean and have nothing better to do during a watch that starts at 0300 you have lots of time for 'what-if' discussions with yourself (if you are by yourself and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,150
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

In general I would disagree with your thoughts on this. Some comments:

Experience really matters. My first several offshore passages where NYC to/from Bermuda. It seemed like a huge distance at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,150
Posted By chall03
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Fatigue management is the major factor yes. Well for us at least it certainly is.

I disagree. While fatiguing, if your doing it right it should be easy and relaxing the last thing that should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,151
Posted By Omatako
Re: Surviving Storm

In the storm we were in, the wind ripped our canopy (actually a full enclosure) off the deck and the flailing pipework was potentially very dangerous and drove us all below. We hastily prepped the...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By ChristinaM
BlackCat Systems HF Weather Fax for iPad/iPhone

Gotta plug a great app I've been playing with. BlackCat Systems recently released an app that can be used with a HF radio to receive weather faxes...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-17-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 11,407
Posted By cappy208
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

NO, not when they had bought a 'non refundable' ticket by putting months of time and energy making the vessel ready(?) for sea.

Walbridge told everyone he was sailing east, on the east...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-16-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 11,407
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Its easy to sit here at my computer keyboard and say I would have never agreed to leave port on the Bounty into the known path of any Hurricane let alone the one of the most severe ever predicted.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 383
Views: 35,519
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Cruising Destinations

After I finished my previous post it struck me that there was an area that I had not really addressed in the lifestyle section: cruising destinations. If I was naive about...
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