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Forum: Chartering   2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Navtours: Entire cost of $6000 dinghy at risk?

We lift and lock/chain our dingy every night, chain with a 3/8 chain on docks and never tow it further than we can swim!

Dinghy theft and towing losses are very frequent!

Phil
Forum: Electronics   2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Bare Minimum Electronics

Depth finder! The rest are optional.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Minimum to make her ocean worthy

Getting around Hatteras is not that hard, if you pick a good 3 day weather window. There are red markers on the 60 ft contour line all within sight of land which mark the outer shoals, and most of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: making money as a scuba instructor?

One of the reasons.

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=bonaire&espv=2&biw=1364&bih=601&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6-sq8j-HKAhVIUZQKHTAjAm8Q_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=bonaire+scuba
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: making money as a scuba instructor?

I have been sailing and diving in the Caribbean for 30 years including 6 years recently. Over 50% of the scuba instructors I have met have been from the US and UK. However, they were all on local...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,013
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: How important is 6 feet?

Harder to manoeuvre.
About 40-50% more on upkeep
More room to store junk you don't need
But a lot more liveable!
I think a 45 is ideal for a couple but then I have a 55

Phil
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Miami to key west anyone going

We have gone down Hawke's channel many times and when the weather is good we use the scuba dive buoys on the outside of the reef at places like Alligator. There are hundreds of dive buoys...A well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 3,900
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Safely taking a 1980 36' hunter around the world

You seem to have done the work on the boat but it is a long slog across the Pacific...You need boat time learning to handle difficult conditions and fixing things on the fly...I would take at least a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 8,947
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: In praise of production boats!

I started the thread because of seeing how well the Beneteaus, owned by my friends, performed on the 2015 Pacific crossings. However, we did not, ourselves, buy a Beneteau because we feel that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Need new quality Cruising Sails

Rolly Tasker...excellent quality at very reasonable prices....We just crossed the Pacific with one of their mains!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 7,682
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Offshore Passage Opportunities

so wrote the OP!

This is about the worst characteristic a crew member could have!

Phil
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: How not to drop anchor

That is why I always wear shoes when anchoring. It lets you stop runaway chains by stepping on them!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Crew Wanted Ads

If you multiply distance traveled by # friends and pick-up crew on our boat it comes to 30,000 blue-water miles in 8 years. 15+ friends have spent a total of 6 weeks cruising the Caribbean with my...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 6,304
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: 70year olds get rescued 7 times in 7 months

I have no problem with people behaving like idiots...I just think that they should leave their cell phones and radios at home so that they do not involve the rescue services in their foolishness!
...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Foul Weather Gear for Multi-Purpose Use

I went skiing in my yellow Musto MPX...best ski gear I have ever used...really kept out the powder... but it did generate some funny comments about whether I was skiing of fishing!

Phil
Forum: Learning to Sail   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Looking for an RYA sailing school in Europe

To get full benefit you need to do the course in tidal waters which usually means going to England. There are several good schools on the Solent where there are tides and lots of boat traffic!
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 8,947
Posted By Yorksailor
In praise of production boats!

Over that last 30 years I have sailed many different boats and I think the best 'bang for the buck' are the Beneteaus...They sail well, reasonable construction and reasonable boat storage.

I have...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Guadeloupe vs Grenadines vs St Martin

One of my Grandson's top ten!

Janti's Happy Island where we had a family Christmas dinner in November!

Janti built the island himself out of builder's rubble one barrow load at a time!
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Crew Wanted Ads

We pay for all food and we used to pay for the booze until they started drinking the good malt whiskey! The crew pay travel expenses.

I see it as a fair trade, we get help for the longer legs...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Guadeloupe vs Grenadines vs St Martin

We have made several visits both to the Grenadines and the Guadeloupe/Saints...For a charter I would go to the Grenadines, more islands and anchorages in a smaller area. When we asked our 6-yr-old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
  Kiss
Views: 315
Posted By Yorksailor
Kiss

Over last 40 years of sailing, practicing complex medicine and teaching both I have tried my hardest to keep things simple using the KISS principle but sometimes circumstances have defeated me...I...
Forum: Weather   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Anchoring in high winds

Only annoys the crew/guests, we sleep 50ft further aft...Sure beats chafing the snubber.
Forum: Weather   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Anchoring in high winds

Our snubber is 15 ft 3/4 3 strand nylon from the midship cleat, then 6 ft of chain over the bow-roller, to prevent chafe, and then another 15 ft of 3/4 nylon to the chain. No hook just a rolling...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 150
Views: 19,231
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Garritt, you need to go to Venezuela and see how safe you feel...We know personally 5 boat that have been attacked...The danger out there is very real!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Venezuelans attacking yachts again

We always went at night without lights or AIS and always went well to the east away from the rig. The worse the weather the less likely the pirogues are to bash to weather to get to you!

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