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Forum: OpenCPN 13-11-2018, 23:40
Replies: 4
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Posted By chuckr
Re: Electronic Maps for Finnland

Need to find someone with cm93 charts
Forum: Our Community 09-11-2018, 00:49
Replies: 45
Views: 2,347
Posted By chuckr
Re: Never sailed and want to learn

I forgot one thing. WEATHER WEATHER WEATHER -- you need how to look at weather forecast and MAKE YOUR OWN forecast. need to learn where to get weather information and how to use it - We look at as...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 09-11-2018, 00:44
Replies: 24
Views: 9,001
Posted By chuckr
Re: Boat Insurance for international cruising

As it happened we did make our goal in 2017. But made up for it in 2018 and we made Israel - and IMIS did not even blink and said hey great and we will write a rider to cover you. It was not...
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2018, 09:33
Replies: 45
Views: 2,347
Posted By chuckr
Re: Never sailed and want to learn

I can only tell you what worked for us. We were living in Dallas and on a lark we took our first ASA sailing lesson in Houston because we had nothing better to do on a 4 day weekend - we got the bug...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-11-2018, 04:23
Replies: 43
Views: 4,525
Posted By chuckr
Re: Is December a good time to cross atlantic?

Not sure what you want to do - sail -- cruise -- dream? what?


We sailed south from Jamaica (we had sailed over from the western carib) and then gradually worked our way south to Trini - we...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 03-11-2018, 04:11
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By chuckr
Re: Winter Sailing

We will be sailing all winter - temps in the 70s-80s in day 60s at night - good winds - good seas - and a very active sailing community --


Come over to Herzliya Israel - we have wintered over...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 03-11-2018, 04:02
Replies: 27
Views: 1,978
Posted By chuckr
Re: Guatemala to the leeward islands

We did San Blas to Jamacia back in 20011 (I think) and as you late in the year. It was a total sail at about 50deg on the wind - if you have AIS it will help as there is a narrow area with a lot of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-11-2018, 03:51
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By chuckr
Re: Recommend a chandler in Europe please

Not sure why you want to do the refit in N. Africa - We had great results in some we had done by EuroMarine in Dubrovnik - We watched them prep charter boats and got to know them when they did some...
Forum: Europe 26-10-2018, 07:41
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By chuckr
Re: New (to me) twist on the Schengen dance..

Hum - interestingly -- I would probably adhere to the rules even through the Italians are bit more lenient than some others --
Now for your timing. When are you planning to head to Tunisia? We...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 24-09-2018, 23:58
Replies: 42
Views: 4,370
Posted By chuckr
Re: Buying a yacht in Greece to live aboard for a year - May 2019

Do not underestimate Schengen - 180 days in 180 days out - the Greeks are beginning to do a lot of checking - depending on the port - and the fines can be very high or worse - We had an act of God...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 23-09-2018, 02:31
Replies: 9
Views: 3,860
Posted By chuckr
Re: 9 years of cost data

Yea we know it went it up. We discovered how to watch American college football, movies and tv on the internet for free. So we go through a lot of internet. Last year before the Oscars came out we...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 23-09-2018, 02:27
Replies: 9
Views: 3,860
Posted By chuckr
Re: 9 years of cost data

Budawang this includes every penny we spend regardless on whatever. We have not gone back to the USA in a while.

As for comfortable? Yes we are very comfortable. We travel inland a lot...
Forum: Marinas 21-09-2018, 00:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By chuckr
Re: Saidia Morocco or Port Yasmin Tunisia

If you are in Marmaris get it fixed there. We were there last winter and great craftsmen and lots of chandlers for parts. We have also spent 2 winters in Port Yasmine and loved it but haul out is a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-09-2018, 00:28
Replies: 64
Views: 7,662
Posted By chuckr
Re: Review of 2 Years of Cruising Costs

I guess we look at maintenance a bit different. Bought the boat new 15 years ago and have been underway 11 years. We spend give or take a bit 30k a year and over the years 25% of what we spend goes...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-09-2018, 01:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By chuckr
Re: Wish to winter in Caribbean

In 11 years underway we have wintered/hurricane over in places from the Western Carib to the Eastern Med. We have had others tell us go here or there and we say ok and that is it.
We have always...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-09-2018, 00:18
Replies: 64
Views: 7,662
Posted By chuckr
Re: Review of 2 Years of Cruising Costs

WOW -- you are spending about 25% more than we are. On a percent basis we spend about 25% on the boat and eat out a lot less - the rest looks familiar - (however after a lot of years underway we...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-09-2018, 22:46
Replies: 73
Views: 5,483
Posted By chuckr
Re: Practical Options for Marine Weather forecasts in remote areas

We use ssb and have for years - 11 to be exact - everywhere from the western carib across the atlantic to the black sea - have my ham license so I get winlink and forecasts for free - works great for...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 17-09-2018, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By chuckr
Re: Wish to winter in Caribbean

Why don't you do what we do when looking for a winter marina - we research the area and find the marinas there and email them and ask - called research
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 15-09-2018, 23:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By chuckr
Re: Liveaboard and in the Caribbean

A bit depends on your insurance company and the risks you are willing to take. When we were in the eastern Carib we wintered over in Trini - getting north just be prepared for a run south if...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 15-09-2018, 23:36
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By chuckr
Re: Tunisia

WE spent 2 winters in Tunisia in Hammamet - but not sure I would haul in Hammamet as the guy there was going out of business or had some issues -- Monastir is ok but we did not like the security -- ...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 14-09-2018, 00:10
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By chuckr
Israel for the winter

For non Schengen boats it is a constant where do we spend the winter. As full time liveaboards and sailing across in 2013, we spent 2 winters in Tunisia and 3 in Turkey. Most of what we have read...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 01:48
Replies: 124
Views: 13,957
Posted By chuckr
Re: Cruising and the aging sailor

Gosh I have no idea what you are talking about with old at 63-65. We took our first sailing lesson Dec 2000 bought our first and only boat in 2003 - a new Jeanneau DS40 - and at age 63 set sail --...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-08-2018, 03:16
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By chuckr
Re: Best marina around central Florida to walk around looking at peoples Catamarans?

A boat is not a boat is not a boat - like women the outside and inside are totally different. If you really want to know about the boats and differences go to a boat show and find a good person to...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-08-2018, 03:12
Replies: 183
Views: 12,004
Posted By chuckr
Re: 12 volt watermakers, which one?

WE have been using a Katadyn e80 for a lot of years - all over the carib and med - it draws about 7 amps give 4 g/h or so and in the carb we ran it everyday for 2-4 hours and it ran off our solar...
Forum: Our Community 28-07-2018, 00:18
Replies: 120
Views: 11,317
Posted By chuckr
Re: Do you worry about Pirates?

Worry about pirates? Hum - let me think -- it does not say where you live but it is safer out here than where you live I bet --
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