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Old 10-07-2011, 15:20   #31
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Re: How Much Time at Dock Compared to an Anchorage ?

Here is a breakdown of nights spent in the following modes during our last cruising season from Dec 2010-May 2011:
Docked: 38 nights
Anchored: 68 nights
Mooring field: 68 nights
Underway: 2 nights

These numbers are skewed a bit towards mooring fields since we were in the US and Spanish VI for a good share of the season where buoys are cheap or free. Generally from May-Nov, the boat is on the hard for hurricane storage, this year in Puerto Rico, while our bodies are in Pacific NW at son's home.

To answer Extemporaneous: we usually go ashore 4-5 days/week of anchor time, provided there are facilities ashore. We don't usually dinghy ashore if there is no civilizaton around, though.
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Old 10-07-2011, 15:32   #32
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Re: How Much Time at Dock Compared to an Anchorage ?

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Now that Luden's is gone (he used to deliver to the BASRA dock), where do you get your rum?
Bristol Liquors!! They used to be right next door to Harbour Club with a dink dock too, very handy. Now they're on East bay St. by the bridge, a five block walk. Ludens went about 2000 or 2001. His store was always interesting and he always delivered.
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Mark,
What Fish ID books are your favorites?
Thanks, Extemp.
Here is one I have used over the years in the Bahamas to the Caribbean. It runs on your computer so is easy to access.
Amazon.com: Reef Fish Identification CD ROM (9781878348180): Paul Humann: Books
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Here is one I have used over the years in the Bahamas to the Caribbean. It runs on your computer so is easy to access.
Amazon.com: Reef Fish Identification CD ROM (9781878348180): Paul Humann: Books
Thanks Osiris,
Looks like most all on Amazon give it high praise.
Do you think the book along with the DVD is required or is the DVD by itself sufficient?

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Re: How Much Time at Dock Compared to an Anchorage ?

I got both when I made a donation to the REEF Org a decade or two ago. But lost the book sometime thereafter. Never really did use the book and used the CDrom instead as it was easier to "build" the fish you saw from its distinctive characteristics and then identify it.
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I got both when I made a donation to the REEF Org a decade or two ago. But lost the book sometime thereafter. Never really did use the book and used the CDrom instead as it was easier to "build" the fish you saw from its distinctive characteristics and then identify it.
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Re: How Much Time at Dock Compared to an Anchorage ?

My first choice is to put her on the hook. If not the hook, a ball. If no ball, a slip. If no slip, I'll check out that area later! The hook works for most regular shopping and daily needs. I top off fuel with a 5 gal can on my trips to the dock. If I have repair issues that will require a chandlery, I usually look for a slip to facilitate boarding and transfers of workers and materials. When I have to be at home and off the water for any length of time, She goes on the hard! (As is the case for our current refit)
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