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Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 25-07-2020, 10:25
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By slug
Re: West Coast of Portugal South to North

In season itís a nice trip
I prefer to stand offshore both Spain and Portugal
Many small fishing boats and related gear
During the day itís not an issue
At night , with sleepy eyes , it...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 25-07-2020, 05:42
Replies: 18
Views: 4,847
Posted By slug
Re: Duty free shipping for yachts in transit

Normally you use a customs broker

Procedures differ by country

Typically you pay the duty , then are refunded this duty When you check out of the country
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-07-2020, 05:31
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By slug
Re: converting to hydraulic windlass with fuling system

Your winch will need a high flow rate

If you used low flow rate, momentary type power pack common to furlers for you anchor windlass it rotate slowly . This slow rate of retrieval means that...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-07-2020, 04:32
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By slug
Re: NASA ssb radio

As far as I know its still 198 kHz , shipping forecast

BBC 4

Typically up north you monitor stations Bracknell , Northwood , Offenbach , North German Radio

Best to check the Admiralty...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2020, 03:37
Replies: 64
Views: 9,964
Posted By slug
Re: Did I act correctly in a gale?

When the weather goes bad itís always best to slow down

Sails down , motor on is a good way to slow down

Be alert to anything on deck that might go over board and foul prop or rudder

Slow...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-07-2020, 03:23
Replies: 176
Views: 10,505
Posted By slug
Re: Sailing in Times of Covid

For the foreseeable future you would be wise to only use cardboard cutout crew

If you must take on real crew, for a passage or whatnot , follow the rules

Socially isolate the crew on deck...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 24-07-2020, 15:05
Replies: 74
Views: 7,184
Posted By slug
Re: What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

The modern stuff .. high resolution gribs via satelite , allow. you to utilize much shorter weather windows

Threading thru short windows is particularly useful when you must make way against...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-07-2020, 12:21
Replies: 136
Views: 12,995
Posted By slug
Re: Heeling!

Heeling over induces fatigue

A Skilled designer know this and works hard to reduce fatigue with design

Simple details like the nav station seat , helmsman steering platform , heads that face...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 24-07-2020, 10:58
Replies: 74
Views: 7,184
Posted By slug
Re: What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

Normally I use the Sat C text , , navtex , or ssb voice forecast to understand the surface fax that I have in my hand

An all band receiver plus relevant software is a very good solution for...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-07-2020, 08:35
Replies: 21
Views: 2,188
Posted By slug
Re: Snatch Block for Jib Sheets

Snatch block are weak and donít stand up

Purchase a normal, high resistance. non stand up block Then hang it from the lifelines
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 24-07-2020, 08:14
Replies: 74
Views: 7,184
Posted By slug
Re: What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

With navtex You might consult another met area

Depends on your passage, speed and ability to receive the signal

Typically no

Your met area is large enough

With. Long range equipment...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-07-2020, 04:16
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By slug
Re: Places in France to buy offshore boats

Yah

West coast of France

Good boats for sale are stacked up like cordwood

The other region to look is the Netherlands , good boats , fresh water , often kept inside over winter

Stay...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-07-2020, 03:36
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By slug
Re: Advanced Marina reservations..

People behave poorly , selfish

With many people , when planning a cruise from point A to B , it’s become common to make a reservation at every suitable port on the route ... just in case
...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 23-07-2020, 16:29
Replies: 74
Views: 7,184
Posted By slug
Re: What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

I use the weather to avoid becoming becalmed and to avoid headwinds
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-07-2020, 14:32
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By slug
Re: Source for NUC Lights

I have never seen these used on small sailboats

On big sailboats, for status lights , we use Vetus or Aquasignal all round nav lights strung together , hung in the fore triangle with. A Halyard...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-07-2020, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By slug
Re: Any Dutch members or others got info on these..

Are they still in business ?

The 2008 financial crisis hit Medemblik and boatbuilding very hard
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 22-07-2020, 17:18
Replies: 157
Views: 18,066
Posted By slug
Re: How much chain..really?

Decrease chain diameter and increase chain spec.. ....grade 70 ....is the typical solution when anchor locker space is restricted and a long chain is needed

A jumbo anchor on a short chain can...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-07-2020, 17:04
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By slug
Re: Country of Registration. Worth it to register foreign?

Yah

Tax residence , not passport

Spain is a very expensive country to flag , vat plus matriculation ... 30 percent

I believe Poland Is another flag similar to the British flag in that...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-07-2020, 16:29
Replies: 36
Views: 4,504
Posted By slug
Re: strange question fish and hull

Green and grey water is that color because it is full of life

Gin Clear water is clear because it has little


Too much light prevents growth by burning the organism ,

lack of light ,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-07-2020, 15:54
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By slug
Re: Any Dutch members or others got info on these..

Donít know

I spent two years in Medemblik at the Jongert shipyard

Very high quality boat building in Medemblik

Contest and Van Noort are across the canal

You should have a look , it...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-07-2020, 12:53
Replies: 16
Views: 3,992
Posted By slug
Re: Experience with Setur Marinas, Turkey?

I spent a few weeks in Kusadasi

It was ok

Iím not a fan of turkey

If possible stay in Greece
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-07-2020, 12:47
Replies: 21
Views: 5,521
Posted By slug
Re: Mediterranean Insurance - Cost and Recommendations

Greeks are allergic to tax

No vat on Wilmington Delaware flags

Iíve never heard of FATCA being an issue

For years Iíve not been able to secure crew insurance for Americans ... too much...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-07-2020, 12:41
Replies: 21
Views: 5,521
Posted By slug
Re: Mediterranean Insurance - Cost and Recommendations

Yup

Iíve used them for many years

Competitive quote and no ********
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-07-2020, 12:38
Replies: 36
Views: 4,504
Posted By slug
Re: strange question fish and hull

In gin clear water sunlight intensity , uv, prevents life from growing

The dead zone can be one or two meters down in some areas
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2020, 12:22
Replies: 27
Views: 1,333
Posted By slug
Re: Critical DC components not available in 12v / 24v

24 v is better

Availability ? Traditionally it was a bit more difficult

It was always only available in that shop across town

These days with the internet everything is possible.

You...
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