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Forum: General Sailing Forum Today, 07:02
Replies: 70
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Re: New Menaces to Navigation?

Any more of a nav hazard than these things?
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-07-2022, 15:13
Replies: 40
Views: 3,031
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Chain Grabber Position For All Chain Rode

1) I would not put the load on my windlass, you could damage it. They are not intended to take those loads. Get the bridle set up and attach the chain grabber then apply the load.

2) I don't...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 02-07-2022, 11:13
Replies: 192
Views: 33,433
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Couple with No Sailing Experience Buying Catamaran and In Need of Insurance Advic


How did the story end? I hope you got your boat and are happily cruising!!!

P.S. The quote is from the novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Musk is definitely a sci-fi fan. It was first...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 18-03-2022, 06:55
Replies: 54
Views: 5,658
Posted By gsuescum
Re: splicing anchor line to chain without thimble.

Agree with this 100%. I was talking with a rigger a couple days ago about the new anchor bridle I was putting together. He suggested using chafe guards and no thimble precisely because thimbles...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-02-2022, 14:03
Replies: 38
Views: 3,972
Posted By gsuescum
Re: What's Wrong With a Primary Stern Anchor?

What about snubbing it off the stern?

1) Perhaps it accomplishes what you need.
2) If stern anchoring doesn't work, you haven't changed your setup.
3) If it works, it gives you flexibility to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 11-02-2022, 10:49
Replies: 36
Views: 3,308
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Tips for short people sailing solo!

I'm 6'1" and I still don't like stepping up the mast to undo the haylard. It just increases the chances I'll get hurt.

What I do, unless I'm leaving the boat for a long period, is this:

Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2021, 07:09
Replies: 295
Views: 22,679
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Need alternative to Pirate flag

I hate seeing those pirate flags. I think people are trying to signal theyíre a partier or tough guy.

Last summer the local police boat came by our marina in CT (far from any border/ smuggling...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-11-2020, 08:03
Replies: 49
Views: 15,130
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Leopard 50 OR Privilege 510

I have two Privileges both 2006. One personal (P495) and one a business (P615). They are MUCH more solidly built than the Leopards (especially the newer models). Chartered a couple Leopards (these...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31-08-2020, 09:20
Replies: 166
Views: 14,017
Posted By gsuescum
Wink Re: Time It Takes To FULLY Charge Batteries

Hey! I thought you were getting back to that project? :smile:
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-08-2020, 10:45
Replies: 94
Views: 13,438
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Is a 40 cat enough to sail oceans?

Yes. Looks at Nahoa a 38 ft Lagoon.
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 18-08-2020, 08:34
Replies: 116
Views: 17,903
Posted By gsuescum
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 14-08-2020, 14:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Privilege 585

I have a P615 in the BVI. Sheís absolutely gorgeous! I do prefer the design of the P585 though because when youíre cruising the last thing I want to do is to lay out in the sun. The 585 and 615 have...
Forum: Our Community 12-06-2020, 06:26
Replies: 251
Views: 24,829
Posted By gsuescum
Re: monohull vs multihull observation

Haha! Thatís so true. On our Privilege 495, they managed to squeeze in a king bed. I never have to crawl over my wife and wake her up to get out of bed. We really wanted to make sure that weíd sleep...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 14-03-2020, 16:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By gsuescum
Re: 42 to 46 foot Catamaran

Curiously to see how this one goes. Itís an interesting proposition
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-02-2020, 06:42
Replies: 38
Views: 5,388
Posted By gsuescum
From multihull to monohull?

Iíve gone from mono to cat. If cost is an issue maybe back to a Privilege 390? They are reasonably priced.

One guy I know with a Privilege spent some time in Patagonia and went around Cape Horn to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 17-01-2020, 06:53
Replies: 16
Views: 4,797
Posted By gsuescum
Crazy-Impressive docking using anchor in crosswind

YouTubeís algorithms thought Iíd like the video below. They were right and I thought Iíd share.

A large ferry drips an anchor at the last second to dock in a very strong crosswind. I would have...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-01-2020, 09:45
Replies: 50
Views: 8,636
Posted By gsuescum
Anywhere catamaran can't go?

Hmmmm... Please donít give much heed to that post. Just a few days ago talking to someone who recently solo sailed down the Argentine coast through around the Horn and up Panama on a Privilege 495...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-12-2019, 13:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Help with BVI and surrounding Islands Please

The St. Thomas is less than 200nm from Antigua so at 7kts itís less than 30 hrs motoring. You could do that in one run or break it up into 3 day trips.

Where are you shipping the boat from?...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-12-2019, 13:58
Replies: 543
Views: 82,711
Posted By gsuescum
Catamaran tacking angles , really that bad???

It depends soooo much on the make of catamaran. It seems like the production cats of today (I.E. Lagoon, Leopards, etc.) are heavily design-driven by the charter market. That is fine for charterers...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-12-2019, 07:56
Replies: 33
Views: 7,307
Posted By gsuescum
Re: tie tiller down when at dock

If youíre docked you donít need to center it. Tie it off with one line to a cleat or winch to the side opposite where you board.

Enjoy youíre new boat!
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 22-11-2019, 08:26
Replies: 40
Views: 8,898
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Haha!! Good one!!
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 30-10-2019, 10:22
Replies: 24
Views: 4,697
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Shipping a sailboat from New England to BVIís

Exactly what I was going to write.

Delivery will cost anywhere from $7-15k+
Forum: Europe 05-10-2019, 07:14
Replies: 45
Views: 6,400
Posted By gsuescum
Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

Go the easy and gentle charter for your first. There will be enough challenges to give you some excitement. My first charter boat trip was so much fun because we took it easy. ďEasyĒ was still very...
Forum: Europe 05-10-2019, 06:46
Replies: 45
Views: 6,400
Posted By gsuescum
Talking Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

My advice to you....

TAKE IT EASY on your first charter, especially if itís one week. Donít plan too ambitious a trip, otherwise at the end, youíll find you and your crew are exhausted and never...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 03-09-2019, 06:43
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By gsuescum
Re: reliable rigger in spain

Near Barcelona in Badalona, I had a good experience with Carlos Paya. He re rigged our Privilege 615 on time and for a reasonable price. Contact info below. Don’t know if it will help but you could...
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