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Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 24-03-2021, 16:27
Replies: 113
Views: 12,985
Posted By wryanddry
Re: E-Scooters for Use Ashore

Ha yeah, we have a WeeHoo for Sophie and she cheats ALL the time. Again a 27 yr old won't fit in a WeeHoo. Also I don't understand why they make these transport appliance out of heavy steel, towing...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 01-02-2021, 19:57
Replies: 113
Views: 12,985
Posted By wryanddry
Re: E-Scooters for Use Ashore

Hi Tom,

You guys are also the first DS sailing family we have encountered, excited to read your post! Hope the scooter works out, looks like a great piece of kit. Shouldn't have too much trouble...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 01-02-2021, 13:25
Replies: 113
Views: 12,985
Posted By wryanddry
Re: E-Scooters for Use Ashore

Hi CalmSeaQuest,

We have a daughter with Down Syndrome, temperature regulation is a real thing for these kids, something we just take for granted! Also faced the same issues with hiking distances....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-01-2021, 22:31
Replies: 36
Views: 3,070
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Does this seem right?

This is great, thanks for all the input. The wet cells are Numax 105Ah cells X5, we have installed a Victron battery monitor, the MPPT charge controller is an epever unit. Images of all attached. I...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-01-2021, 18:03
Replies: 50
Views: 7,044
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Moody vs other higher end brands

Well of course I am biased because I own a Moody but here is my input. We did a ton of research before dropping the cash, went to the Annapolis boat show twice, crawled all over "production" boats...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-01-2021, 16:50
Replies: 36
Views: 3,070
Posted By wryanddry
Does this seem right?

We have a Moody 376 in Greece. We bought the boat in November and spent the winter in the marina living aboard and refitting her to sail for the next season. On plugging her in to shore power on the...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2020, 12:47
Replies: 1,294
Views: 211,331
Posted By wryanddry
Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

We were counted as wannabees, used this forum (and still do) to gather knowledge about all things boat and seamanship related. Took several years to be in a position to buy a boat and go. In the...
Forum: OpenCPN 10-03-2020, 11:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Route Planning using a laptop

I have done this on my B&G Zeus 2 by exporting the route form Open CPN to a micro SD card then plugging that into the Zeus 2 and importing the route.
Forum: Challenges 29-04-2019, 09:03
Replies: 180
Views: 33,591
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Long distance sailing in small yachts

We haven't done any long distance in our 37 footer but as a family of four, with two girls, 8 & 11 we lived aboard for a year with no issues, apart from mold caused by condensation while we...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-02-2019, 17:24
Replies: 43
Views: 6,963
Posted By wryanddry
Clothing suitable for liveaboards

Our family lived aboard in the Med for a year. We found the best clothing to be hiking/outdoor specialist clothing, dries quick and doesn't crease easy or get stinky. Only problem is the clothes are...
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-02-2018, 00:16
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By wryanddry
Autopilot Ebay

Anyone bought one of these? B&G equivalent hydraulic setup is twice the price.

Power Boat Linear Drive For Simrad Autopilots 12 Volt | eBay...
Forum: Meets & Greets 02-10-2017, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Desolation Sound

You could try Simply Sailing, sailing school that does 2 and 3 day cruising courses. I did a three day course with them and saw lots of desolation sound on that trip. The owner is Christof Marti,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-08-2017, 12:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By wryanddry
Pantaenius Insurance diasppointment

I requested a quote to insure a sailboat with an approximate value of $52,000.00 some two weeks ago. having heard nothing I called them for an update. The broker handling my request was away from the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-08-2017, 10:54
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By wryanddry
liability insurance

So we bought a San Juan 7.7 sailboat three years ago and joined a sailing club in Canada. As part of the club rules for the boat to be in the marina we needed to get liability insurance for $2...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-08-2017, 11:26
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Buy a boat without a survey? or even seeing it?

OK, so thanks to all for the advice ranging from "go for it" to "you are a fool" and some well considered and comprehensively reasoned advice in between. Thanks to all who took the time to post...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-08-2017, 11:21
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Buy a boat without a survey? or even seeing it?

Hi akrpb. Why does new keel bolts raise a flag for you? There is no history of keel bolt issues with this make/model of boat (moody 376) as far as I know. The keel bolts can look bad but that is...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-08-2017, 11:16
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Buy a boat without a survey? or evene crazy seeing it?

It's in Lefkas. Good suggestion though. I do have a sailing buddy that is in the UK that I am sure would take a look at it for me. Flights are cheap enough within Europe. Its the cost of getting me...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-08-2017, 11:12
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Buy a boat without a survey? or even seeing it?

As I said thanks to everyone who provided well considered advice. Ken that's not you.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-08-2017, 10:29
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Buy a boat without a survey? or even seeing it?

Send me his contact info!! :thumb:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-08-2017, 09:14
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Buy a boat without a survey? or even seeing it?

Thanks to all for the well considered replies, great advice. I do intend to have at least liability insurance as this is a requirement for marinas in the EU and we intend to over winter in a marina...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-08-2017, 17:35
Replies: 73
Views: 11,238
Posted By wryanddry
Buy a boat without a survey? or even seeing it?

Am I crazy to even consider this?. Not an ex charter but a respected blue water cruiser and liveaboard with loads of recent upgrades inc recent engine, new standing rigging, keel bolts, windlass,...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-08-2017, 09:47
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Anyone over wintering in Crete Agios Nikolao

Just found out it used to be 6 months before having to return for a period. Now it is based on the validity of the Permanent Resident card. PR card is valid for 5 years, you have to be in Canada for...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-08-2017, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By wryanddry
Re: Anyone over wintering in Crete Agios Nikolao

Yes, fortunately I carry a British passport, so I am OK until the Brexit thing shakes itself out. More concerned with returning to Canada as I have landed immigrant status. Not enough time to get...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-08-2017, 09:22
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By wryanddry
Anyone over wintering in Crete Agios Nikolao

Hello forum members,

We are in the process of buying a sailboat in which we intend to Cruise the Med in 2018. We currently plan to over winter in Agios Nikolao on Crete and wonder if anyone else...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-08-2016, 08:15
Replies: 19
Views: 9,029
Posted By wryanddry
Caribbean cruising and cell phone question.

So we are planning to cruise the Caribbean for several months and want to have cellphone coverage. We are from Canada and have a plan with Rogers. Are people using roaming, buying a pay as you go...
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