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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-05-2012, 17:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Looking for Buddy Boats - Bahamas to Virgins in November

Both ways are good options. Just really comes down to your choice/preference.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-05-2012, 16:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Looking for Buddy Boats - Bahamas to Virgins in November

My point is this....

If the goal is to get to the Virgin Islands and then head back west and explore then an offshore passage to the VI may be a better route. Of course a vessel needs to be able...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-05-2012, 15:54
Replies: 20
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Looking for Buddy Boats - Bahamas to Virgins in November

Why does everyone try the thorny path if offshore is an option. I can understand if you are already in the Bahamas and then decide to head east, but if you are in a position to take the offshore...
Forum: Navigation 09-05-2012, 15:45
Replies: 77
Views: 8,505
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Do you have a chartplotter?

Just a handheld GPS with no chartplotting features for me. Paper charts to plot on and working on me sextant skills.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 08-05-2012, 12:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,971
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Occupation Circumnavigator - What is the reality

So true!

On the other hand just remnid them you have their names and address!:viking:
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-05-2012, 21:50
Replies: 111
Views: 74,284
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Yachtworld Asking Prices VS Actual Sale Price - or What is the Markup ?

My Ariel is 47yrs old and I paid the full asking price(no broker). Worth every penny and then some. The are alot of good boats out for sale, less good old boats, even less good old small boats, and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-05-2012, 18:06
Replies: 24
Views: 3,860
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: How Long Will It Last?

1965 Pearson Ariel going strong. 47yrs and counting, early glass boats were layed up thick.
Forum: Our Community 05-05-2012, 08:49
Replies: 104
Views: 11,385
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Tender Theft. What Would You Do?:

Tough call

Just can not why they just didnt bum a ride on the next person showing up to go out to a boat. Bumming a ride is no big deal and happens all the time. Hopefully the break they got has...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-05-2012, 16:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Anchors to Windward

Yeah that pretty much sums it up.

Keep a little extra for emergency airfare.
Local medical system for basic healthcare
Legal troubles...flee if all possible:viking:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-05-2012, 16:33
Replies: 34
Views: 6,337
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Keel cutting

Isnt there a boat that was designed with a cutaway keel. I remember seeing here on cruisersforum. Manufacturer designed it as such and you could just cut a predetermed piece of the keel away.
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-05-2012, 20:03
Replies: 48
Views: 7,692
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Simple Lightning Protection Idea?

Some years ago I had to watch a safety film on electricity and lightening some other things that I have forgotten. The only thing I remeber is the guy in the video with a live wire and three...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-05-2012, 19:45
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

No doubt and thanks for the reminder. Primer and paint for sure, no gelcoat.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-05-2012, 16:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Video of last weekend's overnight trip!

Monty17 all the way from Panama City to the Keys!

Love it and rock on!

Check out sailfar.net for cruising on small sailboats.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-05-2012, 16:24
Replies: 9
Views: 8,618
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Cost of "on the hard" storage in Caribbean

I`m by far an expert on the carribean since I have never been there, but you might want to be more specific to get good responses.

Such as:

What part of the Carribean (its kinda big)?...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-05-2012, 16:15
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Here is what I`ve decided on for the roller.

Marine ply 1/2 inch doubled up to the correct height. Glass it all and mount accordingly. Easy enough and I can get all the materials from the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-04-2012, 18:01
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Going back and forth over the cutting board route vs the build a dam and high density filler.

Isn`t starboard and cutting boards the same? polyethylene?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-04-2012, 16:26
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

I have gave that idea a thought or two. WOuld need to cut away maybe 4 inches or so to fit the roller.

I appreaciate all the advice. Gonna have to ponder on it a little and just go ahead and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-04-2012, 15:34
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Interesting

What did you use to build the dam for the area?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-04-2012, 15:15
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Any specific type of wood? Pre-treat the wood?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-04-2012, 14:45
Replies: 25
Views: 11,181
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Bow Anchor Roller Installation

Heres my situation:

To install my anchor roller I need to raise the deck to the level of the tow rail to create a level base. Question is what is the simplest way to get this done. Gotta raise...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-04-2012, 20:21
Replies: 70
Views: 7,967
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: How Did You Get Your Boat..

At 49 you were a baby to a large portion of the crusing world. At 39 I will be starting my adventure feel very fortunate to have this oppurtunity.

I always would hang around my grandparents,...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 16-04-2012, 23:24
Replies: 11
Views: 5,080
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: What dinghy for a 24' yacht

Takacat looks interesting.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 16-04-2012, 21:56
Replies: 11
Views: 5,080
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: What dinghy for a 24' yacht

Porta-bote 8ft model. Stable, fast and it folds up...what more could you ask.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 14-04-2012, 14:16
Replies: 20
Views: 10,807
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: Solar shower for when on the hook

+1

Can be used for many different things on a boat. Cost around $50 with s/h. Pricey but I thought it was worth it.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-04-2012, 08:07
Replies: 105
Views: 17,441
Posted By Chattcatdaddy
Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

Hydroponic plant grow system
Doritos :whistling:
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