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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling Today, 05:47
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By atoll
Re: From The Netherlands to Med....

a paid delivery crew including marina stops,fuel ,food, flights etc will easily cost more than 4k euro. it is a min of 2300nm to the first stop in italy!

do it yourself via the canals.
look for...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink Yesterday, 02:31
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By atoll
Re: Don't Bogart that Joint... Eh!

there must be historical examples from alcohol prohibition times when canadians on a legal booze cruise tangled with the ATF/FBI !
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 20-06-2018, 16:42
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By atoll
Re: Don't Bogart that Joint... Eh!

they need to change the canadian flag from maple leaf to marijuana leaf,then the us customs will just nod wisely and let them pass:facepalm:.......not

any boat owner or traveler needs to be aware...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 20-06-2018, 16:12
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By atoll
Re: Registration for a UK boat - when?

if you are a uk resident for 25 you can get a SSR, quick and easy and can be done online.
https://www.gov.uk/register-a-boat/the-uk-ship-register
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 20-06-2018, 14:53
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By atoll
Re: Registration for a UK boat - when?

you probably will be ok with a bill of sale to prove ownership,and if possible a copy of the previous registration,or original.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-06-2018, 07:17
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By atoll
Re: rusty burns

he might want to check his neighbours boats as well if he did this in the marina,especially the shiny ones,which seem to attract grinding dust.

if i have to cut metal i generally try to use a hack...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-06-2018, 06:56
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By atoll
Re: rusty burns

vinigar
cocacola
or phospheric acid(ospho)
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-06-2018, 08:52
Replies: 96
Views: 6,498
Posted By atoll
Re: Serious Gun Question for EU Med

in australia we were able to leave the fire arms in bundaberg and pick them up in darwin,there was no charge, this was a few years back so there might be a charge now.

gib there was no charge,but...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-06-2018, 01:58
Replies: 96
Views: 15,884
Posted By atoll
Re: Catamarans Lost South Of Equ. Over Past Years

looking at the prevailing surface currents for the south atlantic it is possible that wreckage from the pacific and east coast of south america could wash up in St Helena,
and possibly more likely...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-06-2018, 12:17
Replies: 96
Views: 15,884
Posted By atoll
Re: Catamarans Lost South Of Equ. Over Past Years

thanks for letting the forum know,and welcome to the forum:thumb:
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-06-2018, 10:58
Replies: 96
Views: 15,884
Posted By atoll
Re: Catamarans Lost South Of Equ. Over Past Years

does this look familiar:smile:
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-06-2018, 09:06
Replies: 96
Views: 15,884
Posted By atoll
Re: Catamarans Lost South Of Equ. Over Past Years

yes the L440 has a similar V section but the trampoline attachments and central pod molding for the anchor on the L440 look to be not compatible with the layout of the wreck bridge deck section....
Forum: Our Community 18-06-2018, 05:19
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By atoll
Re: A sincere request

are there french,german,spanish,italian,turkish and hebrew versions available of this song:whistling:
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-06-2018, 20:52
Replies: 41
Views: 2,416
Posted By atoll
Re: Support for Voyaging Sailors

i think atlantico was referring to the older, firmly "armchair" bound dirt based cruiser.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-06-2018, 20:46
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By atoll
Re: DIY Fuel Analysis

i had a "pro" captain do that with our dinghy fuel after i told him it did not smell like petrol.......and no outboards will not run on kerosene and petrol mix:banghead:
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-06-2018, 14:43
Replies: 41
Views: 2,416
Posted By atoll
Re: Support for Voyaging Sailors

isn't that what advertising executives are paid to do,with a hefty commision of course...........:nonono:
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-06-2018, 14:28
Replies: 41
Views: 2,416
Posted By atoll
Re: Support for Voyaging Sailors

i belive there was a couple just arrested in the USA for selling "tickets to heaven"......like every thing it is a case of personal discretion and let the buyer beware before parting with your cash....
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-06-2018, 13:51
Replies: 41
Views: 2,416
Posted By atoll
Re: Support for Voyaging Sailors

i'm green with jealousy,with 25k subscribers,putting out 1or 2 15 minute videos of basic content,together with a patreon base and product placement.
some of them are pulling in $2k a month.

if...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-06-2018, 15:23
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
Posted By atoll
Re: White smoke on engine startup...

drain the fuel separation bowl on the fuel filter,it may be full of water
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-06-2018, 13:07
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By atoll
Re: Sick of our 4108 Perkins need suggestions

i had a problem like this once,it turned out to be the bleed screw thread on the body of the primary fuel filter on the engine .threads were worn and bleed screw allowed air in.
replaced the body...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-06-2018, 08:13
Replies: 96
Views: 15,884
Posted By atoll
Re: Catamarans Lost South Of Equ. Over Past Years

quite possibly,but as far as i know the backing sheet is glued on one side to the small end grain balsa blocks so that it is flexible and can be laid onto a curved surface,as well as holding the...
Forum: Challenges 16-06-2018, 07:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,867
Posted By atoll
Re: Sailing and Aging

a friend of mine sailed to the philipines and now has a much younger philipino girlfriend,she sails the boat,does all the cooking and boat maintanance....he just supplies the cash and...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 16-06-2018, 06:26
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By atoll
Re: Marquesas Return Travel

i had crew that used the island ferry from hiva oa to tahiti,then flew from there
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-06-2018, 06:21
Replies: 96
Views: 15,884
Posted By atoll
Re: Catamarans Lost South Of Equ. Over Past Years

here are the photos that i thought were most useful for identifying the construction materials used to build the catamaran.

after zooming in on one of the bulkheads i have realised that the core...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-06-2018, 04:07
Replies: 96
Views: 6,498
Posted By atoll
Re: Serious Gun Question for EU Med

i bought mine in yemen from the yacht chandlers and had the customs deliver it to the yacht when we checked out.

i also bought my bolt action rifle in cyprus from an aussie yacht that was selling...
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