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  1. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Here's an idea that's crazy enough that it just might work. However, not without that insights of this invaluable community of sailors. After seeing photos of piles of yachts in the Caribbean islands, it quickly occurred to me that in just a few weeks, all of these boats would be totaled and...
  2. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hey guys, We will be starting our cruise between late February or early March, and likely will be starting in the area between USVI and St Kitts & Nevis. It's a bit sad how late we are starting, but due to work, it's the best we were able to do. I know hurricane seasons starts in June and...
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hurricanes are coming - Hawaii braces as Iselle to give island first hurricane in 22 years Hurricane Iselle was expected to arrive on the Big Island on Thursday evening, bringing heavy rains, winds gusting up to 85 mph and flooding in some areas. Weather officials changed their outlook on the...
  4. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Do you want to see what the true power of the ocean can do? Back during World War 2, a whole fleet of Navy ships got caught in a 145mph typhoon with 90 foot waves. A bunch of them sank...killing 800 sailors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Cobra_(1944) And you guys think getting...
  5. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hey folks, I'm planning a trip from Puerto Vallarta to Brazil next year, and I'm thinking of leaving the boat (42' Jeanneau) in the Virgin Islands instead of sailing back up to Mexico. Here's the question: what's the general wisdom on trying to sail up from Venezuela to the Virgin Islands from...
  6. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Not a sailor here so need some help from the sailing community please.... Was wondering if I were to make a product with nautical flags showing the symbol for a Hurricane is it appropriate enough to show the flags side by side or are these flags always displayed vertically in order to have the...
  7. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Lets hope the forcasters are wrong as they are just about 90% of the time. I am in Norfolk, Va and I am really paying close attention. I am new to keeping boats at the marina, all of previous sailboats have been on trailers. I was at the marina this morning and no one seemed overly...
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