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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-10-2018, 04:31
Replies: 20
Views: 6,189
Posted By B00B00
Re: Open 60 sailboat hits whale in artemis transat. WHALE DAMAGE

We had a good bit of whale action today on our way into Nukualofa Tonga.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-10-2018, 04:00
Replies: 20
Views: 6,189
Posted By B00B00
Re: Open 60 sailboat hits whale in artemis transat. WHALE DAMAGE

I can confirm this story as I was there too. Mid Tasman on our way over for the 94 hobart race. Spencer 45 called Whispers II smaller sister to ragtime.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-10-2018, 17:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By B00B00
Re: Bottom paint for Galapagos?

Ronny sanchez will sort you out in santa cruz. We had no questions about which antifoul and the diver didnt even get in the water as he said there were too many sharks... it was super easy and we...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 29-09-2018, 12:00
Replies: 43
Views: 2,846
Posted By B00B00
Re: Holding Tank not draining

Ours blocks regularly and the same on our last boat. For us the problem happens if we try to empty it when its not full enough so there is not enough weight to make enough pressure.
I have 3 wire...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 23-09-2018, 14:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,460
Posted By B00B00
Re: Galapagos to Marquesas run

Nice report and well done on a safe passage.
We did the same trip earlier this year in our beneteau. Its always good to read trip reports from other boats.

Our passage was pretty easy, light...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 12-09-2018, 03:43
Replies: 75
Views: 5,753
Posted By B00B00
Re: Sym Or Asym Spinnaker for Panama to Marquesas?

Maybe we have been lucky with the weather but in the last 15,000nm of sailing from France to Tonga we have only put the asymmetric a grand total of 5 seperate occasions. Its taken up so much space...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-03-2018, 10:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By B00B00
Re: Swivels and twist.

Be very carefull doing this, its likely to burn out your winch. There is a lot of weight in chain....
If i did that i would expect my winch to be pulling close to half a ton for an extended period. ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-03-2018, 07:25
Replies: 127
Views: 9,479
Posted By B00B00
Re: How many Amps Hours do you use a day?

My battery voltage is seldom above 12.35v by 6am when the sun comes up and voltage starts to increase from the solar. That's a loaded voltage with up to 10amps being drawn from a 660ah agm bank...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-03-2018, 18:31
Replies: 127
Views: 9,479
Posted By B00B00
Re: How many Amps Hours do you use a day?

We use more than most it seems. Will burn up around 90-130ah overnight from 6pm until 7am.
A fait bit of that is used up early on between 6 anf 10pm with lights, TV, computer/tablet/phone charging...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-02-2018, 04:55
Replies: 109
Views: 9,514
Posted By B00B00
Re: How long is your snubber

I agree, after having to bash my old chain hook off the chain with a hammer after one blow i decided i dont want to be having to try and do that on a dark stormy night when i need to get the anchor...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 24-02-2018, 07:00
Replies: 109
Views: 9,514
Posted By B00B00
Re: How long is your snubber

Mine is about 4m long. Goes about 1m under water or is at the surface in strong winds. Attached with a soft shackle. Its amazing how much stretch/shock absorption/noise dampening you get even from...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-02-2018, 16:30
Replies: 82
Views: 18,602
Posted By B00B00
Re: Watt & Sea Hydrogenerators

Thanks guys, we are in Antigua and heading to St Martin in a week. I saw that Antigua rigging were also agents so have flicked them an email

Has anyone ever taken there hydro apart?
I got the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-02-2018, 15:17
Replies: 82
Views: 18,602
Posted By B00B00
Re: Watt & Sea Hydrogenerators

Our watt and sea cruise 600 has become very stiff and the prop wont even turn at all until about 9kts. Still produces good power when we sail fast but its normally only in short burst when we surf so...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-02-2018, 05:00
Replies: 43
Views: 5,311
Posted By B00B00
Re: Pacific crossing decisions

TXG, our plan and timing is similar to yours but we are just looking at doing the 3800nm passage in one hit. Decided the Galapagos is sadly not worth it for us.
Has anyone ever tried just rocking up...
Forum: Navigation 12-01-2018, 19:02
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By B00B00
Re: Perdictwind

We use the offshore app with the iridium go. Or if in cell reception i use my phones data to check weather on the website. I have the professional package but only because we have a huge amount of...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 03-01-2018, 12:20
Replies: 67
Views: 10,923
Posted By B00B00
Re: Cruising and live aboard with 4 kids. Is it possible?

We have been very pleased with almost everything about our 2007 beneteau oceanis 50. We are on board with 3 kids and find it is plenty if space. We even had an extra crew for 8 weeks coming from...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 01-01-2018, 15:42
Replies: 67
Views: 10,923
Posted By B00B00
Re: Cruising and live aboard with 4 kids. Is it possible?

You will have your hands full thats for sure. We are doing it with 3 kids, all boys aged 5, 7 and 9. All going well so far but it is a lot of work.....
It can be very challenging and frustrating but...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-12-2017, 21:47
Replies: 222
Views: 17,035
Posted By B00B00
Re: What is "Hull Speed" Anyway

Wow TJ, I just checked your boat details on your blog, that is a seriously impressive bit of kit!
I have met the designer Paul many times over the years, hes a great guy.
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 27-12-2017, 19:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By B00B00
Re: 10' ZAR MINI RIB new in crate!! $3600

Is this still available and is there a dealer in the caribbean?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-12-2017, 17:43
Replies: 222
Views: 17,035
Posted By B00B00
Re: What is "Hull Speed" Anyway

My thoughts would be that the boat with the longer overhang at the stern would also be harder to then get planning as it would suck down rather than breaking free?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-12-2017, 08:06
Replies: 222
Views: 17,035
Posted By B00B00
Re: What is "Hull Speed" Anyway

Here is a view out the back of the beneteau at around 14kts. Clean(ish) wake and well and truly overtaken the quarterwave. This is surfing though, i think we would have to be pushing very hard to...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 22-12-2017, 20:07
Replies: 157
Views: 19,056
Posted By B00B00
Re: Vlogging, Atlantic Crossing 2016 and upcoming 2017

We also made it over the ditch Ok. We decided to join Jimmy Cornells Odyssey fleet via cape verde. Just over 12 days from Cape Verde to Barbados.
Zero wind for the first 4 days so we had to motor...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-12-2017, 08:46
Replies: 222
Views: 17,035
Posted By B00B00
Re: What is "Hull Speed" Anyway

You both have lovely boats that are the envy of many on this forum but with all due respect can you please start another thread about whos boat is better. Its getting boring and adding very little to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-12-2017, 08:26
Replies: 222
Views: 17,035
Posted By B00B00
Re: What is "Hull Speed" Anyway

Can someone post a link to the other thread please.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-12-2017, 07:04
Replies: 222
Views: 17,035
Posted By B00B00
Re: What is "Hull Speed" Anyway

Its an interesting topic.
My interpretation of it is that its just the distance between the bow and stern waves. A very fine bow creates the bow wave further aft reducing your hull speed slightly...
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