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Search: Posts Made By: wright1d
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,635
Posted By wright1d
Get a book of games for road trips. We play a...

Get a book of games for road trips. We play a lot of ISpy, I'm going on a trip and taking something bigger then a bread basket, etc. Thinking your kind of stuck with short trips for now though... ...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By wright1d
I wish you luck with the bringing together thing...

I wish you luck with the bringing together thing while they are young. In our case it seems to pull us apart more then bring together as having an older boat it needs a fair amount of love and that...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-22-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,854
Posted By wright1d
We bought our first boat a 31ft Allmand 3yrs ago...

We bought our first boat a 31ft Allmand 3yrs ago when my daughter was 4 & my son was 6months. We bought the boat in NJ and brought it the 1000+ miles back to Lake Erie with my 4yr old and wife on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By wright1d
We did the Erie Canal this summer. Don't know...

We did the Erie Canal this summer. Don't know when you want to leave but keep in mind that it does not open until the end of May/June. I'm not sure when it closes? We started in NJ in June & it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,435
Posted By wright1d
Yea, I just wish I had thought about doing when I...

Yea, I just wish I had thought about doing when I was that age? Now days with a job & kids its hard to muster the guts/desire to quit ones job and do it now?

Maybe one day?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,478
Posted By wright1d
We went though the same thought process when we...

We went though the same thought process when we bought a boat in NJ. I took two weeks of work and ended up bringing it back myself vs paying 2K to ship it. It really was a great trip.

Its a boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,435
Posted By wright1d
I think he had to in order to finance the trip. ...

I think he had to in order to finance the trip. I saw something that his parents had shelled out well over 100k to help him make the trip (repairs, new equipment, food, etc) and he was hoping to pay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 10,799
Posted By wright1d
So I'm still confused? Why leave the tank...

So I'm still confused?

Why leave the tank filled in the winter if this is going to happen anyway? Sounds like the water settles to the bottom pushing the lighter fuel up?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 16,515
Posted By wright1d
We love our 31 as it has much of the room we have...

We love our 31 as it has much of the room we have seen on a lot of 34 & 36 foot boats and it works for our family at the moment. While we probably don't need anything bigger I can see us getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,806
Posted By wright1d
When we bought our boat I really wanted to go...

When we bought our boat I really wanted to go with Look I'm Naked...

thought it would be a good opening for any radio calls :) but the wife over ruled it & we went with the less provocative...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,726
Posted By wright1d
If you want to do it, make it happen otherwise...

If you want to do it, make it happen otherwise you will end up wondering what if. Don't let others talk you out of it. Don't go unprepared do your homework them just do it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,726
Posted By wright1d
Having been in a very similar situation, I would...

Having been in a very similar situation, I would say no as long as your safe about it. We bought a boat and pretty much hopped on it, went three weeks strait on it not knowing much about boats.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 49,118
Posted By wright1d
I found that other then the expense of everything...

I found that other then the expense of everything being larger the bigger boats are actually easier!

I think your on to something Free.. In this economy I can't see how it would hurt you to take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By wright1d
FYI: They try to pack a lot of folks on that...

FYI: They try to pack a lot of folks on that boat, it sort of reminded me of being on a school bus with all the bench seats? If you decide on this option you will be playing to a bit of a crowd &...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By wright1d
The guide part is what I was interested in. ...

The guide part is what I was interested in. Thought of it as sort of a double check to my charting, but was not sure how well it worked?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By wright1d
So does any one have the vision chip & do you...

So does any one have the vision chip & do you think it was worth the $300 cost or even the $100 cost with the rebate going on now when you buy a new unit?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By wright1d
There is a sailboat there called the scotch mist...

There is a sailboat there called the scotch mist (maybe a 40ft boat) or something that the local booking agents know about. As I recall they were docked near Hilo Hatties? We have been out with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By wright1d
Whats your take on the vision cards are they...

Whats your take on the vision cards are they worth it vs the standard charts? I have been thinking of getting one as I would qualify for the $200 rebate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 49,118
Posted By wright1d
Funny you say that... When my wife and I got...

Funny you say that... When my wife and I got married we went to Maui and meet this older couple on one of those America's Cup boat rides and we mentioned we would like to own a sail boat one day......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By wright1d
How do sailing lessons with a 4yr old work? How...

How do sailing lessons with a 4yr old work? How do you make it a game/fun as I'm concerned the attention span is not long enough at this point?

I'm thinking the shorter trips idea is wise...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,309
Posted By wright1d
Thanks, looks like another yearly fee of 27.50 to...

Thanks, looks like another yearly fee of 27.50 to dish out.. Going to Canada is getting expensive?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By wright1d
Need tip(s) for sailing with kids

My wife and I bought a 31ft boat this year & for the most part our 4yr old does pretty good when we go out but our 1yr old does not like the life jacket and always seems to get stuck on the boat when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,309
Posted By wright1d
SEMIJim I just got off the phone with the Nexus...

SEMIJim I just got off the phone with the Nexus folks and you were spot on.

NEXUS - Gives me something almost like a pre approval for coming and going at a fee of $50 per person, kids under 14 are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,309
Posted By wright1d
The more I read about this stuff the more...

The more I read about this stuff the more confused I get, seems like maybe doing the passport thing may be the way to go now? There does not appear to be any easy way to figure out what works best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,309
Posted By wright1d
So is a Michigan enhanced drivers license the...

So is a Michigan enhanced drivers license the equivalent to the Nexus card?

Meaning my wife and I can apply for those then get NEXUS for the kids?
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