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Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 30-01-2021, 04:59
Replies: 55
Views: 5,440
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Best stowaway bikes for cruisers??

If we are showing off our Brompton pictures, how about this one? Taken on the Caribbean island of Barbuda. The biggest problem was getting the dinghy in and out through the surf, but the bike was...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-01-2021, 08:07
Replies: 62
Views: 4,097
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Help With Contessa 32 Sale/Process (yatch world boat)

New engine (£7-8000), Hydrovane (£4-5,000 plus fitting). There goes any idea of reselling it for anything like you paid for it! If you want this boat, it is going to cost somewhere like 50 per cent...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 29-01-2021, 07:47
Replies: 55
Views: 5,440
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Best stowaway bikes for curisers??

As I sit on our pontoon here in Lagos, Portugal, with a bunch of experienced live aboard cruisers, I count about eight boats with people on board. There are four Bromptons (one electric), a couple of...
Forum: Navigation 24-12-2020, 08:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,150
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Trouble deciding on Ipad Nav apps

I have tried most of them and alternate between Weather 4D and TZ iBoat. Weather 4D because, as its name suggests, it combines weather and navigation and TZ iBoat as it links to the Furuno wireless...
Forum: Our Community 12-12-2020, 15:29
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Odd private messages

Thanks for the information. Iíll report it as suggested.
Forum: Our Community 12-12-2020, 15:21
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Sailingmartin
Odd private messages

Has anyone else received unsolicited private messages through the forum with links to what I believe are pornographic web sites? Does anyone know how to report such messages to forum administrators?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-11-2020, 10:46
Replies: 45
Views: 5,058
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Anyone have ocean/offshore experience with swing keels?

We took our Southerly 42 across the Atlantic and up and down the US East Coast between 2015-17. Thankfully no knock downs or even seriously bad weather ie >F8. Felt safe and secure and, as others...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 27-06-2020, 10:32
Replies: 238
Views: 16,391
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends July 2, 2020

I would love one of these to go with my anchor and Mantus chain hook. Thanks to Mantus for the giveaway!


https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/small-mantus-bridle-universal/
Forum: Navigation 26-06-2020, 23:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: is there anybody who use timezero with radar directly without MFD?

I have the set up you describe with the Furuno radar and WiFi connection to TimeZero but to an iPad, not a PC. Works fine. I chose it not because itís cheaper than conventional radars (which it is)...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 21-06-2020, 06:53
Replies: 279
Views: 52,570
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Porta-bote haters: what's not to like?

Darknoid. My dogs didnít like jumping up and down from the boat from the shiny plastic seats. However, a bit of non-slip tape means they now have a bit of grip and are much happier. 217795
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 20-06-2020, 10:15
Replies: 279
Views: 52,570
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Porta-bote haters: what's not to like?

I use a Torqeedo electric outboard with a Portabote with no problem. Sounds like a good solution for you.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-06-2020, 10:58
Replies: 54
Views: 3,892
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Help! My toilet is leaking! Fix or replace?

Iíve serviced Jabsco toilets on many occasions. Service kits are cheap and readily available at most chandlers. Follow the assembly diagram that comes with them. You only need a couple of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-06-2020, 10:15
Replies: 57
Views: 5,192
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Affordable dinghy for small sailboat

You might find that the smallest Portabote would fit. Some people love them, dome donít!

https://www.porta-bote.com
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 28-05-2020, 11:57
Replies: 112
Views: 20,122
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: The stupidest/funniest mistakes you've made?

An adventurous couple from England, we bought a 36ft Vancouver sailboat in Fort Myers, Florida, and spent a small fortune on a new engine, rigging and other bits and pieces, before finally setting...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-05-2020, 04:16
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Logbook / Maintenance Software

Iíd recommend Tap Forms which is infinitely flexible for many tasks. I use it to keep track of all sorts of boaty things like equipment, serial numbers, maintenance and even trips made by individual...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-05-2020, 10:38
Replies: 189
Views: 19,047
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: BetaMarine or Yanmar. Which would you choose?

Have just repowered our Rival 36 with a Beta 35 and am waiting to use it once I can get the boat back in the water post Covid. Have had boats with Volvo and Yanmars and would choose Beta every time...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 07-05-2020, 11:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Becoming an RYA skipper. Advice on qualifications please :)

Andrew. One thing I would say from my experience of the YM syllabus is get lots and lots of boat handling practice in tidal waters and in getting the boat into tight marina slips. The YachtMaster...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 06-04-2020, 07:25
Replies: 127
Views: 9,577
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Boat Bikes II

Iím a confirmed Brompton user of many years and have used them for heavy-duty work (making cycling maps) with repeated 25-50 mile days in all conditions. However on the boat you do have to take care...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-04-2020, 11:24
Replies: 61
Views: 4,650
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: tartan 34C yawl vs wellington 47 ketch

Pete. Yes I have a PDF copy if you want to send me a pm.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-04-2020, 10:16
Replies: 61
Views: 4,650
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: tartan 34C yawl vs wellington 47 ketch

Waipea. We sailed from the UK to the Caribbean in 2015 with two collie dogs and beyond to the US (we sold that boat there in 2017 and flew home with the dogs). This was a 42ft sailing boat and the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-10-2019, 05:11
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: What has 3 cabins, 2 heads, shoal draft, and good light air performance?

A Southerly 42 or 47 would fulfill your specifications. Lifting keel with under 3ft draft and ICW compatible mast. Lovely boats.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 03-09-2019, 04:27
Replies: 153
Views: 11,219
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: BRUNTONS PROPELLERS GIVEAWAY- ends Sept 9, 2019

I would very much like one of these to go with my existing Bruntonís Autoprop. Will be replacing the old engine this winter but the wonderful Autoprop is still going strong!
...
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2019, 13:52
Replies: 67
Views: 21,364
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

SailorMcCruise. In that case youíre probably a bit ahead of me on the technical side. I suggest you take a look at the very good user guide which is available free from the Weather4D website.
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2019, 13:41
Replies: 67
Views: 21,364
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

Yes. Routes can be planned for wind and currents. Not a feature I have used very often.
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2019, 13:24
Replies: 67
Views: 21,364
Posted By Sailingmartin
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

I have also steered away from Navionics since the Garmin takeover. I also donít like what Garmin has done to Active Captain.

For iPad users I have tried several alternatives and iSailor was my...
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