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Forum: Antares Yachts 26-02-2018, 05:58
Replies: 9
Views: 5,212
Posted By John Casey
Re: Future of Antares

We've heard other cruisers around the Bahamas mention that they were in trouble as well.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 19-01-2018, 16:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By John Casey
Re: Anchoring Technique Training

That's great! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-01-2018, 14:13
Replies: 88
Views: 14,937
Posted By John Casey
Re: Tesla House Battery

Interesting.

So I should look for the "increase carpet bombing" end of the rheostat next time I'm in the nuclear (read: fission) power plant control room?
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 19-01-2018, 13:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By John Casey
Re: Anchoring Technique Training

Steve, truly an area where many do not have the core skills required.

Another couple books on the subject that are well worth the read:

The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring - Earl Hinz...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 19-01-2018, 13:16
Replies: 71
Views: 10,293
Posted By John Casey
Re: Whew! That was close!

True enough. Google "foxhole radio" for another take.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 19-01-2018, 13:10
Replies: 71
Views: 10,293
Posted By John Casey
Re: Whew! That was close!

Great post. Following.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-01-2018, 12:49
Replies: 34
Views: 5,709
Posted By John Casey
Re: Removing tension from windlass

Way to get things back on track Dave :thumb:
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-01-2018, 18:36
Replies: 22
Views: 5,147
Posted By John Casey
Re: Anchor upgrade on 2012 lagoon 450

As Bill explained, less about the weight of your anchor, and more about the total weight of anchor and chain, with the way you employ the windlass.

My .02 is to get the anchor you're comfortable...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-01-2018, 18:16
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By John Casey
Re: survey

+1 John Bannister: Suenos Azules Marine Surveying and Consulting - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (https://www.suenosazules.com)

For rigging we used Nance and Underwood: https://www.riggingandsails.com/
Forum: Navigation 16-12-2017, 15:48
Replies: 46
Views: 9,907
Posted By John Casey
Re: iNavx - serious short comings

Used the InReach as the GPS without issue.

iNavX was a bit buggy though. Kept asking to download charts that I already had downloaded and got hung up a couple times.

Oh, and the 12V source at...
Forum: Navigation 26-11-2017, 07:15
Replies: 46
Views: 9,907
Posted By John Casey
Forum: Navigation 14-11-2017, 15:16
Replies: 46
Views: 9,907
Posted By John Casey
Forum: Navigation 14-11-2017, 13:52
Replies: 46
Views: 9,907
Posted By John Casey
Re: iNavx - serious short comings

Anyone have success using a tethered inReach as the iPad GPS in the case Kenomac mentions above (like ours :rolleyes:)?
Forum: Dollars & Cents 14-10-2017, 14:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By John Casey
Re: Insurance Considerations

We ended up going with International Marine Insurance Services (IMIS) and their Jackline policy.

We narrowed it down to the following three before choosing IMIS:

- IMIS with Jackline thru Cyndi...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-09-2017, 13:51
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By John Casey
Re: Insurance Considerations

Jason, congrats on the purchase!

We have an accepted offer pending survey/sea-trial on a boat that is currently in Key Largo, so things are obviously on hold until the storm clears.

We talked...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 12-07-2017, 10:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By John Casey
Hebert and Associates

Is there anyone out there that has used Hebert and Associates (Hébert et Associés) that wants to comment on their experience either here or via a private message?

Thanks.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-07-2017, 11:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By John Casey
Re: Insurance Considerations

We have talked to 4, and waiting on 2.

Some observations so far:

Comparing apples to apples as much as possible we have a range of .575 to 1.6% so far.

Formal quotes and educated guesses...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 04-07-2017, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By John Casey
Re: Insurance Considerations

Dave, are you on their Jackline policy?

Based on your websites, it doesn't appear there exclusions or things you are prohibited from :thumb:
Forum: Dollars & Cents 04-07-2017, 12:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By John Casey
Insurance Considerations

Our current plan is for us (a couple) to buy a cat to live aboard in the SE US or Carib until we find out what we're doing before potentially heading out any further. If we find something in the Med,...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 27-06-2017, 06:52
Replies: 95
Views: 29,713
Posted By John Casey
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 28-12-2016, 10:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By John Casey
Re: Bringing Food into the BVI

We ended up bringing a couple zip-locks of spice and some Costco individually packed nuts.

We shopped at Riteway and Tico in Road Town before we left, and then got some thing in Leverick Bay and...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 27-11-2016, 10:11
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By John Casey
Re: Bringing Food into the BVI

Thanks.

We're thinking perhaps some spices that we like, and Costco pre-packed meats but are undecided at the moment.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 20-11-2016, 12:16
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By John Casey
Bringing Food into the BVI

Anyone have some recent experience here?

We're heading down for a 12 Dec 10-day charter.

https://www.bvitourism.com/entry-requirements; currently says:

Importation of Food
Yacht owners,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-09-2016, 12:07
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By John Casey
Re: Lifeproof LifeJacket

A bunch iPhone 4 & 5 listings, but none for 6/6s.
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-09-2016, 11:58
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By John Casey
Lifeproof LifeJacket

Anyone know what happened to the Lifeproof LifeJacket line of iPhone flotation accessories?

There were ubiquitous for the last number of years but seem to have stopped making them since the...
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