Hi Travellerw, just saw your post about your new trampoline. Was it Ullman Sails you used for your new tramp? We have a Lagoon 450 out here in Hong Kong that we are looking to replace the tramps on. Any chance you would have a photo of your new setup so we could get an idea of what the Super Tramps material looks like? What do you think of the performance overall? Cheers from Miss Daisy!
Travellerw, I saw your post on someone's question about and Antigua and I thought you might be able to help me due to your extensive time there. We are headed to Antigua next week (Feb 18-25th) for a bareboat charter with two other couples who have limited sailing experience. We really want to get to Green Island and Nonsuch Bay. Right now the forecast early in the week is 25-30 mph and later in the week is 18 to 23 mph with 8-10ft waves. We will keep monitoring the forecast as this could change, but I was wondering what the sail is like from English Harbour in these conditions?
I've chartered in the BVI's and St. Martin/St. Barts and have been sailing my whole life, but I've never sailed in Antigua and I'm just trying to get a feel for what it could be like for those with less experience.
I've gone through Chris Doyle's guide and some of the forums, but any advice or experiences you can share sailing into Green Island/Nonsuch would be greatly appreciated.
Hi travellerw, thanks for the info, yeah it does sound complex. I'm looking at a fountaine pajot 43, the price is enticing as compared to here, for similar year and model it can be up to twice the price, thus my search overseas. Cuba, the states or the pacific seems a more doable voyage for me as yes I'm a newbie.
Thanks again for info and good luck with all.