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Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 23-09-2018, 19:29
Replies: 8
For Sale: Cheoy Lee 30
Views: 783
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Cheoy Lee 30

A classic in nice condition!!!! Bet she sails great!!!!
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 23-09-2018, 18:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Bahamas to Virgins options?

Having left Florida for the Caribbean multiple times in a few different boats, I can make a firm recommendation...do not go during the winter winds when the trades are their strongest. This means...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-08-2018, 15:31
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Checkbook Yard or Contractor in Ft. Lauderdale

Beach bum....
If you can get the boat north just a bit to Ft Pierce, there are several good yards and contractors. You will save about 25% just getting out of Ft Lauderdale..... and run into...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-07-2018, 07:54
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Aquadrive replacement options

We have an aqua drive on our 52’ Kanter, over 20 years old. Have had some repairs but the company has been great......very helpful. Have excellent technical advisors.....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-07-2018, 21:23
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Which dinghy—this or that?

Sorrry to hear this....ours is 5years old, purchase in Caribbean and used hard as we are both multi tank scuba divers...now in Pacific....
Would love to see pics of problems if you could post or PM.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-07-2018, 16:51
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Which dinghy—this or that?

Had the walker bay, very poor design and construction. Did not plane well even with Honda 15hp. Seams separated where glued and required maintenance. Folding transom was terrible.
Currently have...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-07-2018, 03:41
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Do I "need" all-chain rode in the eastern Caribbean?

Boatman61 has the technique down correctly!!! Hope the OP pays attention to this previous post....
I am a woman who often single hands a 52’ aluminum boat and often hauls an all chain rode by...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 30-06-2018, 17:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Splendide Washer/Dryer Combo Unit

Have been cruising for 6 years with a Splendide....wouldn’t go without it. Same as above, a set of queen sheets and pillowcases equals a load. One helpful tip.....leave the cotton clothing at home....
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 23-05-2018, 05:57
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Looking for a family who has been there.. and come back.

Sorry.....two of the most common sense people we have met sailing and the kids are fantastic...oldest son just accepted into college.
They are available by skype to help others and I would recommend...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 23-05-2018, 05:55
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Looking for a family who has been there.. and come back.

See sailing vessel TOTEM.....have website and facebook and have written a book on cruising with children which will help you. Parents are two of t
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-05-2018, 10:07
Replies: 78
Views: 10,448
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Why are metal boats popular among seasoned cruisers?

A strong vote for aluminum here, been sailing a 52’ Kanter for 12 years. Aluminum yachts are typically constructed as a “monocoque”, that is the entire hull and deck are welded in one piece.....no...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-05-2018, 08:04
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By sailnautilus
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 07-05-2018, 07:59
Replies: 12
Views: 3,670
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Tayana 37 - $86000

Wish I was in the market, I would snatch her up at this price........
I know how well you took care of her in the Caribbean!!!!
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 29-04-2018, 06:15
Replies: 12
Views: 3,670
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Tayana 37 - $86000

Beautiful Tayana....looks exceptionally well cared for!!!!
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 27-04-2018, 07:25
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By sailnautilus
Asymmetrical spinnaker or gennaker for sale

Have nearly new asymmetrical spinnaker for sale, from a 50’ catamaran. Red and white, manufactured by Incidences:
Luff. 56’9”
Leech 52’11”
Foot 35’3”
Nylon 1.5 oz, tri-radial, 3 step stitching,...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-04-2018, 07:04
Replies: 101
Views: 6,399
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Pros Aloft Without A Safety Line

After doing this for 30 years and seeing riggers all over the world, the best solution is thus.....use a secure bosuns chair or climbing harness, depending on how long you will be up there..... use...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 20-04-2018, 17:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Cruising with 2 kids AND 2 dogs...

See sailingtotem.com......also Behan’s book on sailing with children and families. Excellent perspectives and factual help...we have buddy boated with these people and they are the happiest family...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-04-2018, 16:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Petzl Harness?

Thanks to all for the info....very helpful. Probably buying a new tribe tree climbing harness which has models for sitting support....more comfort.
We have massive electric winches, so do not need...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-04-2018, 07:08
Replies: 43
Views: 11,266
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: To Bottom Paint, or Not to Bottom Paint (or Just a Touch-Up)

The horse dewormer is a drug which must be metabolized by the body to be effective, additionally, the molecular structure of the drug.would be destroyed by the solvents in the paint......
I am a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-04-2018, 17:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,543
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Salvaged parts in Florida

Oh mate, you are right in my wheelhouse!!

Sailorman Ft Lauderdale

Sailors Exchange, St Augustine

Marine Connections Ft Pierce....some used some new, but has a lot of manufacturers take offs...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 07-04-2018, 20:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By sailnautilus
Petzl Harness?

Have always used bosuns chair for ascending 72’ tall mast, but have become interested in climbing harness. Most riggers use Petzl brand, but I am interested in hearing opinions about harnesses in...
Forum: Navigation 06-04-2018, 11:03
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Avoid Santa Marta?

Dr. Sea.....just some factual reporting...we just left Colombia and are in Panama.....
Santa marta marina checks you in without charge if you berth there...they handle everything and you may email...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-04-2018, 14:50
Replies: 197
Views: 10,729
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Acquiring A Ready Made Series Drogue

Ace sailmakers in East Lyme CT makes the Jordan Series Drogue.
http://www.jordanseriesdrogue.com
Very helpful and very high quality product....
The cost of the drogue was cheap compared to the...
Forum: Robertson & Caine 27-03-2018, 20:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Best Place to Put TV in saloon

There are some great mounts made for RVs....I found a double articulated one that folds up and latches into place...very heavy duty but attractive for high end RVs.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 21-03-2018, 13:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By sailnautilus
Re: Yacht in Transit, Panama imports.

Did you get your engine delivered??
I am at shelter bay now and used SOLA transport whose info I provided previously. Shipped 2 fridge units, 2 AC units and a mixed box of Yanmar parts from Miami to...
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