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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-06-2018, 08:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By Tingum
Re: Best boat for cruising the Caribbean?

The best boat is one that is paid for!
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-06-2018, 08:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tingum
Re: Hurricane Plan - Dock Lines

Staying on a dock in a major storm is NUTS! If you have the opportunity stuff the boat in the mangroves or get on a secure mooring. The last thing you want to do is be in the middle of a crowd.
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 15-06-2018, 13:22
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Tingum
Re: Help identifying shell

A Chiton. One of the oldest living critters on earth. The Bahamians call them curbs. They make a stew out of them. Not exactly delicious but good.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 05-06-2018, 13:32
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By Tingum
Re: Insurance Claim or No?

What were the relative positions of the involved vessels? Saying you were not paying attention puts you in the area of not having anyone on watch. In most disputed situations the Coast Guard has a...
Forum: Powered Boats 01-06-2018, 09:26
Replies: 35
Views: 3,497
Posted By Tingum
Re: Inflatable Boat Advice Needed

If you are planning on using this in the Hudson by NYC you will most likely wind up on the evening news!
Forum: Our Community 31-05-2018, 08:58
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By Tingum
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 17-05-2018, 12:59
Replies: 49
Views: 5,185
Posted By Tingum
Re: North from the Bahamas

Go on north to Strangers Cay, nice anchorages close by, deeper easy exit off the bank and it puts you a good day further north to exit. Then stay on the Eastern edge of the stream. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 17-05-2018, 12:38
Replies: 41
Views: 3,185
Posted By Tingum
Re: How Far Have You Sailed?

Who the heck knows? After 38 years as a licensed Master I don't have a clue. Sorta like people who keep diving logs. When you've lived in the Bahamas for 40+ years and someone ask how many dives...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 13-05-2018, 06:17
Replies: 114
Views: 9,346
Posted By Tingum
Re: Yep - we dragged!

Many of the creeks in Md. have no bottom, the water just get thicker as you go deeper!
Not a lot that can be don unless you have a crazy heavy anchor.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 10-05-2018, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Tingum
Re: Laundry with minimal freshwater?

Sail naked! Reduces the need for laundry.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 09-05-2018, 06:18
Replies: 34
Views: 3,016
Posted By Tingum
Re: Replace this seackock & thru hull, right?

If your "surveyor" missed this I would be concerned with what else he missed. Was this an insurance survey or pre purchase? It might be a good idea to go through the whole boat with some...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-05-2018, 10:01
Replies: 49
Views: 5,185
Posted By Tingum
Re: North from the Bahamas

The limiting factor is the statement that you do not want to sail overnight. If you could entice someone with offshore experience, the trip straight out of one of the Northeastern channels straight...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-05-2018, 17:53
Replies: 56
Views: 5,749
Posted By Tingum
Re: Anchor Swivel Really Needed?

Swivel on chain is fine, just make sure it is large enough and well built. Swivel with a rope rode will cause hockles in the line?
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 10-04-2018, 13:57
Replies: 135
Views: 7,058
Posted By Tingum
Re: A non US citizen with Delaware registration flys what flag?

Sorry but you are incorrect. A Delaware registered boat flies a US ensign.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-04-2018, 07:34
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Tingum
Re: Six Pack Courses

It is now call an OUPV
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 07-04-2018, 10:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By Tingum
Re: Berthing issues

Nigel nailed it. As you get more experience you will learn, often the hard way, that there are some manouvers you just cannot do. This is one of them, even with the help of the dinghy tug, the...
Forum: Our Community 06-04-2018, 12:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By Tingum
Re: Through the Delaware Canal or outside?

Do not try to buck the current in Delaware Bay!
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-04-2018, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,713
Posted By Tingum
Re: Helicopter to the rescue, but not the way you might think

We had an equally funny experience. While sailing our 21' Hobie Cat we were becalmed about a 1/4 mile from our beach in the Bahamas. My neighbor had just landed his Lake Amphibian and was taxiing...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-04-2018, 10:00
Replies: 17
Views: 2,532
Posted By Tingum
Re: Help in St. Thomas

If you are really interested you need to go look in person. Too many little things to mention. No shots of mast base, roller foil is bent, glass damage will be the least of your concerns. All in...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 29-03-2018, 13:16
Replies: 47
Views: 21,991
Posted By Tingum
Re: Best living & sailing on U.S. East Coast?

You're mobile. If you like the fifth wheel why not do both. You are highly employable, why not Maine or the N.E. In the summer and somewhere South in the winter.
Forum: Powered Boats 22-03-2018, 09:09
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By Tingum
re: Making Voyages on twin gas engines ?

Once you get south of Stuart you will be idling till Dinner Key. Long slow trip, better to hop offshore if you can.
Forum: Powered Boats 19-03-2018, 13:54
Replies: 230
Views: 13,381
Posted By Tingum
Re: Should Large Power Boats be Banned?

Only jet skis should be banned!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-02-2018, 11:28
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Tingum
Re: Boat rules to live by....

Learn to appreciate the beauty of a green fuzzy belt!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-02-2018, 11:16
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By Tingum
Re: Raking leaves......arrrg

One of the best boat names I have ever seen was "DONE MOWING", the dinghy was "THRU WEEDING"
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-02-2018, 10:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tingum
Re: Anyone Ever Used Macris Underwater Lights?

I don't understand why someone would put a hole in their hull to have some silly underwater light. Seems like something for the center console crowd.
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