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Old 31-01-2010, 19:47   #31
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Cathy why aren't you taking the dog? We just made the crossing from TX to Mexico with our dog who's 15 and he did great although he did have his sea legs when he got off the boat just like the rest of us. Not too bad as we're on a Cat.

Sorry to hear your trip has been delayed. We went off in front of a dry front and the weather was not what was reported to be. We spent the last 4 days sailing fast to no where. The wind, seas and current were all against us and would not let us go. My husband is a bit discouraged right now but I'm sure he'll come around. This is his first cruising experience and I don't think he expected it to be so hard. Hopefully the next leg will be less stressful.

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Old 31-01-2010, 23:17   #32
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i live in Australia , and to take my dog over will be 3 time more expensive as my own plane ticket , and i can not take him back to Australia,
i will not take a doggy on a long sea passage anyway, especialy my doggy is a young puppy who need playing and running..
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[QUOTE=MeckDC; We spent the last 4 days sailing fast to no where. The wind, seas and current were all against us and would not let us go. My husband is a bit discouraged right now but I'm sure he'll come around. This is his first cruising experience and I don't think he expected it to be so hard. Hopefully the next leg will be less stressful.


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4 days sailing in not uncommun in a cruising mode, and sometime it take longer to get anywhere .
even you could find yourself going opposite of your destination if the weather forces you to.
this is one of the experience of cruising, and should be accepted with patience.
after all it is not the destination who is important but the journey..
often , boats get into difficulties because the skipper do not apply patience and he or she will push to arrive a a destination because of a deadline or else .
incuring fatigue , night fall , mistake and unecessary risk taking.
Weater forecast is far from a perfect science, and one should go at sea well prepared for eventualities of weather change.

i am sorry that your first cruise end up a disapointement, but maybe a good lecon too .
have always a second plan , and no not rely on weather forecast that much, always expect the worth , and be equiped , prepared for fatigue management, cabin fever , ..ect..
personaly i prefere to be bubbling a sea going to nowhere than beeing stuck at an airport for weather or strike issues.( i have been on both ..)
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Old 19-03-2010, 14:57   #34
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good thing are supose to wait ??
we had 5 weeks of heavy rain in QLd , like not seen for 50 odds years, with flooding in big part of Qld ,and few town cut out ..ect..so could not finish works on house as planed..
now sitting duck this week end with cyclone luli on his way to Mackay..
so my trip is delay for a while ...humm..
end of May / june sound more like the time i will be able to get away to the States..
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Old 20-03-2010, 12:18   #36
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i live on board in san diego with my cat---we fly to louisianna and sail the gulf with a friend--yes, is more expensive to fly with animal--my tix were 88 dollars and bubbadaboatkat's was 125..lol..but is worth it to be able to bring him with me--
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bubba and i have a formosa 41 we live aboard and are readying for extensive cruising...
i will return to san diego in summer for refitting my formosa for a sail to mazatlan--then thru canal to gulf area.....have fun and enjoy sf area---
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dear zeehag
to fly a dog out of Australia and back it is very difficult for quarantaine raison
to give you an idea,
a medium dog from brisbane to Paris will cost around 4 to 5 000 Aus$
and to bring him back into Australia , the dog must stay 30 or 40 days in quarantine and the owner must pay for it , so it will cost around 6 to 8 000 Aus$.
because you must used registred special aminal transit organisation..ect..
a cat is more flexible to boating life, as he does not need to leave the boat for long periods.
a lot of Islands in Australia coast are becoming national park , so no pets of any sort are permited on shore, no even on the beach , a bit tuff for a doggy life...
even the reefs are national park...
few year ago , you could get away easely , now , more and more boats and more dogs make the issues more sensitive.
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what is a nonsuch?
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what is a nonsuch?

i am a bit puzzle by this comment
is this a derogatorily comment ?
A Nonsuch is:

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thank TaoJones
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just the tranlation of "nonsuch" in my french first language sound an insulte..
silly of me , and all my appologies
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they look like great boat so simple , so easy to maintain, and to sail for my weirry bone and back issues..( old flying accident)
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I was trying to be humorous Sailing "SISTERS" Non(nun)such....
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lol nun such..fun...nonesuch is a goood boat--roomy and cat rigged....
i am sorry cathy that dogs are soo spensive to fly --is sad thing -- i hope ye find what ye need and find everything ok....is it as difficult for kats that never go to beach?? i have a sailing kitty who is always sailing with me lately--he seems to be happy enough as long as i am near by..lol...but i do have to plan my trips accordingly..donot want to have to impound him for quarantine...
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Look, gals (girls?) -

I am male, I am engaged, but PLS accept me into the ring - I hate the division: male/female - is life, as we see it, B&W ????

No, it is not.

So I am male and I love the Nonsuch and probably even more the Freedom things.

And I would like you guys/girls to see me as a sailor rather than a sailing male. Much as I might at times seem to be (a silly male). Oh, just help me get back into who I really am ;-)))

Hugs to all sailin' sistaz.
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