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Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-01-2016, 06:49
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Re: Cost to use the Panama canal

You can anchor near club Nautico for free but they charge by the person a daily rate to use their dinghy dock. We used the shore nearby but then noone ever seems to want to steal a rowing dinghy...
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Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-01-2016, 06:48
Replies: 30
Views: 26,479
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Re: Cost to use the Panama canal

You can anchor near club Nautico for free but they charge by the person a daily rate to use their dinghy dock. We used the shore nearby but then noone ever seems to want to steal a rowing dinghy...
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Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-01-2016, 04:04
Replies: 30
Views: 26,479
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Re: Cost to use the Panama canal

Our you can contact the canal directly through their website.
There's a list of useful things here and a contact list.
Maritime Services - PanCanal.com (https://www.pancanal.com/eng/op/index.html)
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-09-2015, 12:01
Replies: 28
Views: 2,718
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Re: Intro/5 year plan

Sounds like you've got a great plan. Our advice would be to keep it simple and achievable. Don't get sucked into distractions or convoluted plans. You can certainly do this and the Caribbean is a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-08-2015, 13:53
Replies: 35
Views: 4,668
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Re: Fiberglassing in hole in thick hull.

Don't regret going pretty overkill on ours, particularly the under water holes. We dished out both sides -in just over an inch of hull we went to about a foot across. A short cut we went with for a...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-08-2015, 14:46
Replies: 103
Views: 12,786
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Re: Is it possible to haul in all chain by hand?

Hi there,

We sailed from Guatemala, Belize on to Cuba then through the Panama and across the Pacific and circumnavigated New Zealand including a thoroughly enjoyable 2 months in Fiordland in the...
Forum: Navigation 24-08-2015, 12:53
Replies: 18
Views: 7,079
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Do you use a tablet with open CPN and internal GPS offshore?

Hi all, I'm hoping to start a simple thread to collect an overview of what works.

Do you use an android or Windows tablet for your offshore navigation? (Personal dislike of anything with an...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-08-2015, 05:27
Replies: 38
Views: 13,045
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Re: The top 20 liveaboard sailing blogs

Just like to add two penneth here and suggest those who are interested in sailing blogs of the more off the beaten track and self Reliant slant take a look at
The Life Nomadik | Chronicle of a...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-08-2015, 04:12
Replies: 34
Views: 4,426
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Re: Questions from a newbie....

Hi Nikki and welcome,
We live on a narrowboat near bath but also have a sailing boat currently in New Zealand. I sometimes work in Bristol. Were you thinking of living in the harbour?

Can you...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 13-08-2015, 01:01
Replies: 65
Views: 10,973
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Re: Sold everything ... buying cruiser ... how to register?

We bought our boat in the US but immediately registered her as British. This meant we never had to worry about US rules. This didn't present any problem when we cleared out either. To register a...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-08-2015, 16:16
Replies: 70
Views: 16,263
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Re: Is Having Is Your Own Onboard Brewry A Good Addition

A question close to our hearts. We brew a reasonably palatable and successful ginger brew but the coconut and banana skin 'wines' were got by the vinegar bug. We're considering a still before we...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-08-2015, 04:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
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Re: How to get started??

I'd second Laika's point. You have to really want to then you will. My first try was in a dinghy in the lake district. Glenans sailing manual is a good reference to have on the shelf when you come...
Forum: Meets & Greets 31-07-2015, 00:03
Replies: 5
Views: 754
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Re: Hello new here

Welcome and good luck with your plans
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-07-2015, 14:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,187
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Re: Aspiring LiveAboard Tips

Our project boat took a lot more time than we'd thought but slightly less money. For us we feel pride in our boat that comes from the time and effort. We wouldn't change a thing.
Ruth
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-07-2015, 22:12
Replies: 17
Views: 3,678
Posted By Impetuous too
Re: cruising Anchorage etiquette?

Great question, if only there was an etiquette!
We
love visitors to drop in and never get tired of admiring comments but pretty often we're trying to accomplish a boat job that day and so would...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 10-07-2015, 15:43
Replies: 113
Views: 19,638
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Re: Newbies wanting info on how to make an income

What do you do for money now? There are too many options to list, the answer entirely depends on your strengths.

For us, I am a nurse and my boyfriend is a teacher. At the moment we don't work...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-07-2015, 10:35
Replies: 48
Views: 16,063
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Re: No Sailing Experience / Buying a Boat = Stupid?

Wish you all the best with it :-)
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-07-2015, 12:05
Replies: 39
Views: 4,469
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Re: Buying the cruising boat - are we way off base?

No you don't sound crazy at all, so long as you're not afraid of hard work. We agree with the above replies. New rigging done by you just before you go is the best way of knowing just what you've...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-07-2015, 15:17
Replies: 61
Views: 17,100
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Re: Boats made in 1970's and 80'

We have a 1975 Alajuela and appreciate our over an inch thick hull. A friend was refitting a 1977 model nearby, his hull was 1/4 to 3/8" thinner in all comparable places. You win some you lose some...
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-07-2015, 14:47
Replies: 16
Views: 4,003
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Re: Testing waters for a new open source marine electronics project

Would it be 12v? Perhaps you could add some usb charging outlets too. Would be interested as currently use usb gps which had occasionally been unreliable. We carry multiple hand held gps as back up...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-07-2015, 08:25
Replies: 15
Views: 3,808
Posted By Impetuous too
Re: Which Blogger software is best and easiest?

We find blogger easy to use but the template needed a bit of tweaking. Arranging the photos how you want them can be frustrating though its quick and easy to get them in there. I've heard better...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-07-2015, 12:28
Replies: 61
Views: 10,028
Posted By Impetuous too
Re: What can I afford?

Sounds like a totally do-able plan to me. I wish you all the best. Our chosen tip would be to buy a well designed hull that will be strong and sail well then do all the work getting it ready and safe...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-07-2015, 01:45
Replies: 8
Views: 5,087
Posted By Impetuous too
Re: Masthead anemometer (wireless) with display?

I'm interested in this question too, we'd like to upgrade from guessing wind speed. We were contemplating a wired unit on our solar panel mount between twin backstays or a wireless mast head device....
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-07-2015, 09:49
Replies: 30
Views: 26,479
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Re: Cost to use the Panama canal

Hi little otter, we went through last year and did everything ourselves. We wrote all about our experiences and how to do it as cheaply as possible in our blog. It's one of our most looked at blog...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-06-2015, 16:21
Replies: 123
Views: 21,725
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Re: Cruisers: How Much Fuel?

Hi malbert, for us it wouldn't be necessary. We don't want to motor far. Can't see why it couldn't work though if that's your bag
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