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Forum: Navigation 12-02-2021, 10:17
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Best Connected Route From BVI to Florida

I’m a delivery Captain, done this trip several times. Best bet is buy or rent an Iridium Go sat phone.

Capt Steve Murray
904 557 6932
Forum: Navigation 09-02-2021, 11:35
Replies: 535
Views: 24,913
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Sailing vessel and RORO ship on collision courses - what do you think of the outc

I agree most emphatically. Should have contacted ship earlier via vhf, my experience has been that they often do make a minor course change to accommodate sail boats, etc. Failing that I would have...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-01-2021, 20:23
Replies: 74
Views: 3,305
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Jacksonville to Wilmington in January

Oh my!! Very Bad delivery Captain!!! As. delivery Captain, with owners on board, our job is to teach, coach , assist. Not yell and criticize. Very unprofessional and uncouth!!!

Since u had...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-01-2021, 09:41
Replies: 232
Views: 18,188
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Anchoring with 4:1 Scope?

ASA and USCG Aux, to my knowledge, recommend 7:1, itís not rediculous.
Forum: Navigation 04-01-2021, 09:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Garmin maps for the Bahamas.

I’m a delivery Captain; do a lot of Caribbean deliveries. Plot proposed course on tablet ( via Navionics/iPad) then use iPad as primary and plotter as backup. Never, never had any issues. ...
Forum: Navigation 04-01-2021, 09:32
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Garmin maps for the Bahamas.

Get Navionics (Carribean maps), download onto iPad. <$30/year.
Get <32 gb micro chip. ($20 or so)
Get Active Captain ap (free)

Garmin owns Active Captain & Navionics.. use Navionics/iPad as...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 31-12-2020, 09:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Repairing a Ritchie compass?

There’s a fellow in New Hampshire that fixes compass’ at reasonable rates; Youngs Marine Services
603 412 4237
311 Pick Pocket Rd
Wakefield, NH

Call them, they can help; I’ve used them very...
Forum: Navigation 30-12-2020, 11:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Are there any fixed Bridges between west palm beach and ft lauderdale, all openin

The Navionics app (get it on an iPad), shows, among or very detailed things, the horizontal and the all important vertical clearance of each and every bridge on the ICW. It also provides whether it...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-12-2020, 08:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Who is best to make a cockpit enclosure in south Florida?

In st Pete/Tampa area try Lippincott Canvas. Around st Augustine area, try the canvas shop at The Commance Marina. Both very good high quality shops
Forum: Navigation 26-12-2020, 13:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: FT Lauderdale to Tampa

I’m also a delivery Captain (Master 100, ASA instruct); interested in this voyage, please pm me...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-12-2020, 10:00
Replies: 74
Views: 3,305
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Jacksonville to Wilmington in January

As a Delivery Captain, I’ve done this trip several times in winter. Btw, I used to live in Wilmington. Biggest issue is it’s cold. I don’t recommend ICW because you cannot run 24 hrs. This trip...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 16-11-2020, 16:33
Replies: 22
Views: 2,114
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: USCG Transfer of Ownership

Just make sure your broker, as a part of closing, does the “abstract” to ensure there are no liens or other encumbrances.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-11-2020, 11:01
Replies: 36
Views: 3,666
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Advice for ports sailing south along the east coast.

Try Amelia Island, aka Fernandina Beach.
Forum: Navigation 04-11-2020, 09:24
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Stmurray62
I C W. Bridge closure, VA

Does anyone know if the RR bridge at Mile 3 is still closed for repair/maintenance: if itís still closed, when is it scheduled to open???
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 24-10-2020, 23:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,574
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: FLL to STT on Bali 45 leaving next window

As a delivery Captain, I agree with contrail.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 11-10-2020, 18:58
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Atlantic ICW to Florida West Coast

Why down the ICW? Takes longer, costs more (fuel and possible dockage)??? Also, Right now mile 3.9 of ICW ( just south of Norfolk) is closed due to maintenance on RR bridge.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 01-10-2020, 10:49
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Stmurray62
USVI to FL crew

Deilivering a yacht to St Thomas. ETA 10/14, does anybody need a boat brought back to USA, or capt & crew to assist?
Capt. Murray , 904 557 6932.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 26-09-2020, 12:11
Replies: 8
Crew Wanted: St. Thomas to Key West
Views: 1,240
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: St. Thomas to Key West

I’ll be delivering a boat there in Octopus bet. Let’s talk. 904 557 6932. Capt Steve Murray
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-09-2020, 10:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: How much below asking price should we offer

I agree, look at the comps. Also, why a hunter 37 and not an (for instance) island packet, pacific Seacraft, etc????
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 21-09-2020, 10:38
Replies: 153
Views: 11,324
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Repot on yacht collision in Ireland in 2019 (report on findings)

Gosh, at six miles, I would have stopped/slowed down, called tanker ad advised them that I saw them and would come to PORT. Ask them to acknowledge and then proceed.
Yes, I know going to...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 13-09-2020, 09:09
Replies: 65
Views: 4,477
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Bottom Paint: Pettit Trinidad 75 vs. PPG ABC3

Also, on a steel hull, Iíve used the PPG primer, with after 3 years on a steel hull, very good results!!!
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 13-09-2020, 09:08
Replies: 65
Views: 4,477
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Bottom Paint: Pettit Trinidad 75 vs. PPG ABC3

I have used both. I found the much lower cost of PPG with similar performance, as Petite, characteristics to be a strong incentive To use the PPG, particularly when the vessel is in the 40 to 70 ft...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-09-2020, 07:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Certifications or Licensing for insurance

In response to bird man, when undertaking a delivery, I prefer experienced crew. Typically, I gravitate towards ASA credentialed crew as opposed to someone with only a 6 pack. Rationale is, with...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-09-2020, 10:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Certifications or Licensing for insurance

Iím a delivery Captain USCG Master 100, Sailing Endorsement, Asa 201 (instructor), also FL licensed Yacht Broker. For all my clients I refer them to MS. Kerry Gonzalez & her firm (Ins broker), AMG...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-07-2020, 06:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By Stmurray62
Re: Help Us Understand Our Inverter Or Get a New One

I agree with SV Jedi, except, I’d look at the Xantrex (so) inverters. However on another point, I’m not a fan of inverters because they pull so much energy from the batteries when delivering AC...
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