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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-03-2018, 09:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
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, 06:25
Replies: 127
Views: 8,689
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, 17:31
Replies: 127
Views: 8,689
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, 03:55
Replies: 109
Views: 9,185
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, 06:00
Replies: 109
Views: 9,185
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, 15:30
Replies: 82
Views: 18,054
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, 14:17
Replies: 82
Views: 18,054
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, 04:00
Replies: 43
Views: 5,143
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, 18:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
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, 11:20
Replies: 60
Views: 9,345
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, 14:42
Replies: 60
Views: 9,345
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, 20:47
Replies: 222
Views: 16,379
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, 18:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,496
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, 16:43
Replies: 222
Views: 16,379
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, 07:06
Replies: 222
Views: 16,379
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, 19:07
Replies: 157
Views: 18,538
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, 07:46
Replies: 222
Views: 16,379
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, 07:26
Replies: 222
Views: 16,379
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, 06:04
Replies: 222
Views: 16,379
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...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-12-2017, 03:28
Replies: 40
Views: 5,857
Posted By B00B00
Re: Boat Boys - moorings and tipping

We are in Tobago Cays now. The only boat boys here are trying to sell bread and lobsters but will get anything from union island for you. They are not pushy at all. The park ranger will be onto you...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 08-11-2017, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By B00B00
Re: Canaries to Antigua ASAP

Hey Jeremy, good luck with it mate, hope you manage to find someone. When are you coming to Tenerife? We are still in Santa Cruz and hope to catch ya for a beer before we leave on Saturday. Cheers...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 01-11-2017, 16:02
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By B00B00
Mohammedia Morocco

Anyone been to Mohammedia recently?
Im thinking we might need 24hrs shelter from some head winds heading from gib to the canaries later this week. Long story but we had to turn back a few days ago...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 27-10-2017, 09:06
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By B00B00
Re: Fumigation Service for Galapagos

We are planning to head there in march so very keen to hear your experiences on the formalities.
We only want to to refuel, reprovision and have quick 2-3 day look around.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-10-2017, 09:03
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By B00B00
Re: A larger head sail can cause weather helm? and about that clew height...

Yes it can have that effect compared to a smalled headsail but still needs to be combined with a mainsail. Just a 150 genoa on its own when overpowered is likely to cause lee helm.

And yes a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-10-2017, 16:27
Replies: 60
Views: 7,404
Posted By B00B00
Re: What boat do you live on?

We live on a 2007 beneteau oceanis 50.
5 people 5, 7, 9, 39, 40
Cruising globally offshore.
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