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Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 09-12-2018, 14:01
Replies: 105
Views: 5,797
Posted By caradow
Re: SCUBA diving success stories?

[QUOTE=a64pilot;2764294]Quite a few cave divers had rather dive alone, I feel that I can handle whatever happens by myself, after all I fly Solo without a Copilot, so why not dive alone?
Especially...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 26-11-2018, 15:14
Replies: 105
Views: 5,797
Posted By caradow
Re: SCUBA diving success stories?

No problem diving from your boat in the Cayman's. Have done it for years.
Also Lion Fish make great ceviche.
Not to pollute the subject however have any of you Lion Fish hunters even got Ciguatera...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 20-11-2018, 13:47
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By caradow
Re: Sailing the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland

Just want to say many thanks for taking the time to share your absolutely fantastic video of a place I hope to get to some day.
I have recently heard so much about Newfoundland that my only fear is...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 17-11-2018, 15:50
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By caradow
Re: Have you used 12Knots Yacht Broker before for a Bareboat rental?

Well I can find all that stuff out on my own and I probably know the Caribbean better than most brokers. Also know people in the industry and really don't need a broker. But hey if it works for you...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-11-2018, 07:45
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By caradow
Re: Have you used 12Knots Yacht Broker before for a Bareboat rental?

Please educate me and name some of the many reasons.
Thanks
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-11-2018, 07:35
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By caradow
Re: Have you used 12Knots Yacht Broker before for a Bareboat rental?

Just curious why one would need a broker to charter a boat. Why not just deal with the multitude of brokerage companies directly?
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 15-11-2018, 14:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By caradow
Re: Route around the Bahamas from Freeport

Probably not a lot of help however a few years ago we pulled into Fresh Creek Andros to check it out on our way down to the Exumas. Quite economically depressed there like no other place I have ever...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 15-11-2018, 05:51
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By caradow
Re: Jamaica

I do hope those gospel preachers are making some headway. :biggrin:

Again quite a tragedy. Of course not surprisingly the politicians in the late 70's pitted Jamaican against Jamaican. Gang...
Forum: Powered Boats 14-11-2018, 06:56
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By caradow
Re: Leopard Powercatamarans

FWIW: I have a family member who owns a Yanmar dealership in one of the islands in the Caribbean. I was down there a few weeks ago and he was complaining about the lack of quality in the engine...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 13-11-2018, 06:02
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By caradow
Re: Jamaica

Agree strongly with above posts.
Tragically a very beautiful island that has become increasingly dangerous.
I lived in Jamaica for 4 years in the late 70's. It was dangerous then and it has only...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-11-2018, 17:36
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By caradow
Re: leave boat in Cuba marina

We actually rented a van in Cienfuegos with a driver and went over to Trinidad which is a great old cobble stoned historic city then up to Havana and got to see some of the scenery. Better than...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-11-2018, 17:28
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By caradow
Re: leave boat in Cuba marina

I left my boat for a short time at the marina in Cienfuegos . It is a fenced area and guarded 24/7. Very pleasant environment and felt that it was quite safe. Also there is a Marina on the island of...
Forum: Powered Boats 17-09-2018, 06:41
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By caradow
Axopar 28

Does anyone out there have any experience with the Axopar boats? Specifically the Axopar 28 Cabin version.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-08-2018, 14:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By caradow
Re: Is it crazy to sail BVI in summer?

thats great...enjoy the ride
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-08-2018, 13:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By caradow
Re: Is it crazy to sail BVI in summer?

Not that you are looking for advice but after your comment on crew would only suggest to put your "Captain" to the test before you are far from land with him. Have run across several "Captains" that...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 29-08-2018, 12:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By caradow
Re: Is it crazy to sail BVI in summer?

Ha I understand however storms can come up quickly.
By that plan I assume you will be on the boat the entire summer?

Insurance companies are a big PITA however a necessity.
I tried getting...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 29-08-2018, 06:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By caradow
Re: Is it crazy to sail BVI in summer?

Because of insurance issues (been there) have you thought about going further south just for the summer then returning to the BVI's in the winter?
Say maybe Grenada or even better Curacao.
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 26-07-2018, 09:16
Replies: 40
Views: 6,478
Posted By caradow
Re: Film "The Mercy" (Donald Crowhurst Story)

FWIW: Just a little bit more history on this boat if anyone is interested. Probably not many people know this story so I will tell it.

After Crowhurst "left" his boat it floated around in the...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-05-2018, 18:40
Replies: 48
Views: 4,724
Posted By caradow
Re: Newfoundland worth the Trip?

Wow great response and want to thank all contributors.
Sounds like my kind of place just need to get my head around the cold.
However now that you guys have exposed the area probably won't be any...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-05-2018, 09:29
Replies: 48
Views: 4,724
Posted By caradow
Newfoundland worth the Trip?

Looking for boaters (all power, sailing mono and multi owners) who have made the trip to Newfoundland. Very interested in visiting various Fiords.
After 7 years have sold my cat and already having...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-03-2018, 06:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,886
Posted By caradow
Re: Chinese made sails......

All Neil Pryde sails are manufactured in China and the Philippines.
Used them for 15 years on my 50 ft ketch. When I sold the boat the sails were still in excellent shape. Had many ocean miles from...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-03-2018, 15:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By caradow
Re: Instruments set to True or Apparent wind?

Yes I would certainly agree with what you have said however specifically in sailing angles with an asym.
I think the difference lies DDW with a symmetrical which is different.
Doesn't it relate to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-03-2018, 15:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By caradow
Re: Instruments set to True or Apparent wind?

Well I agree with some of these statements especially as I stated previously that TWA (if it is accurate) is a fantastic tool to use for knowing when to gybe when DDW. However personally if I watched...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-03-2018, 13:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By caradow
Re: Instruments set to True or Apparent wind?

I honestly doubt "most" cruising boats wind instruments are accurate enough to really believe TW readings. Therefore AW is fine. However on Race boats with calibrated instruments knowing the TWA when...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-02-2018, 07:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By caradow
Re: Exumas...getting there

Just wondering how much experience you have sailing your boat upwind?
That could be a BIG factor with an east wind in the stream.
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