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Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 05-05-2022, 19:10
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Posted By Bruce626
Re: catamaran in the Philippines

First, it is not 'a boat' it is the family home for over a decade; it has brought us through four serious typhoons - the last of which caused damage to the concrete homes of two in-laws, one...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 30-04-2022, 16:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bruce626
Re: catamaran in the Philippines

Hi Mark! Thank you for your response. Yes, still on the market. Are you familiar with Cebu and do you need transportation? If you have a pinay with local knowledge, bus transport is cheap and easy. I...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 20-03-2022, 20:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bruce626
Re: catamaran in the Philippines

Hi VNCruzer! I haven't been back to Vietnam since my tour there during the War. As far as I know there are no plans, the designer/builder had issues with people stealing his designs and building...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 16-03-2022, 01:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bruce626
catamaran in the Philippines

My boat, the S/V Mistral is registered in the USA with the USCG NVDC Output Packet - Official Number 1263459, is a 42 foot long sailing catamaran and 20 feet wide and currently draws under three feet...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 10-03-2022, 19:27
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Want to buy Catamaran - worldwide - 40+/- foot

My boat, the S/V Mistral is registered in the USA with the USCG NVDC Output Packet - Official Number 1263459, is a 42 foot long sailing catamaran and 20 feet wide and currently draws under three feet...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 03-03-2018, 17:09
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Morbid Curiosity - What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

This probably only appeals to me. Develop an underwater cemetery the space is free - or likely could be leased with a seabed lease. Fence off a area of relatively shallow water, perhaps nine to...
Forum: Meets & Greets 28-02-2018, 21:52
Replies: 71
Views: 27,680
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Catamaran in the Philippines

Hi Alex! Yes, I am still here in the PI on my catamaran with Liza and Pearl - still in Carmen, Cebu (actually at the Republic Drydock in Danao at Zeke's marina). I will be glad to provide advice if I...
Forum: Our Community 17-07-2017, 18:39
Replies: 124
Views: 39,982
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Cockroaches - What Do You Do ?

No, have you tried it and failed to kill bugs? Most recognize that a microwave oven can create a quantity of heat in water after seeing one in operation. The makers go to a lot of trouble to break up...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 26-12-2015, 03:23
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By Bruce626
Re: 40' Catamaran (in SE Asia)

I have a 42' catamaran currently located in the Philippines where i am living aboard. It has four queen size berths and space for two composting heads in addition to the cockpit head currently in...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-12-2015, 00:55
Replies: 121
Views: 20,687
Posted By Bruce626
Re: What downwind sail for a cruising cat?

Admittedly I am not a very experienced sailor so I have never heard of a 'tweaker line' and don't understand how a line can hold a jib out without a pole. I only have a head sail so being able to get...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 24-12-2015, 21:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By Bruce626
Anyone cruising with a pacemaker?

I am here in the Philippines and I just got a pacemaker installed. Apparently I am not going anywhere until it settles in and I can lift my left arm above my head and use it for pulling - hoisting...
Forum: Meets & Greets 16-08-2015, 18:47
Replies: 71
Views: 27,680
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Catamaran in the Philippines

Hi Daruffians! Last I heard Nigel was still in Tambobo living on his three story cat. Yes, I still have my catamaran and we are currently in Carmen, Cebu at Zeke's. Still some work to do on the cat -...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 11-02-2015, 00:51
Replies: 30
Views: 19,821
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Sailing from NJ, USA to Cebu, Philippines

Nigel built my catamaran so I started there - I am up in Carmen now. If you are familiar with Nigel and the Tongo Sail Inn, you know that Nigel makes the trip to Dumaguete on Mondays and Fridays so...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 10-02-2015, 06:24
Replies: 30
Views: 19,821
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Sailing from NJ, USA to Cebu, Philippines

Can't help on routing as my catamaran was built here; but just a note to point out that the 'anchorage' off the Dumaguete sea wall is not protected. About 50 kn south there is a better anchorage in...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-06-2014, 07:15
Replies: 37
Views: 16,214
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Aft Mast Ketch Rig

The other day a large trimaran (perhaps 50'+, large to me anyway) returned to Tambobo Bay on southern Negros in the Philippines where I am currently moored. It has its mast in back of the cockpit -...
Forum: Meets & Greets 21-06-2014, 17:44
Replies: 71
Views: 27,680
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Catamaran in the Philippines

Yes, my catamaran has been in the water for some time now. I eventually gave up on getting the old used Volvo Penta 2002 to run properly and imported a Beta 38 and had it installed. Once I had a...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 27-05-2014, 05:55
Replies: 368
Views: 36,809
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Piracy :-/

You could research 'star pointers' - Artic makes a 2 watt green laser that apparently throws a narrow beam 55 nm for 30 min on max power (which is adjustable). It has a coded lock so only you or your...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 05-03-2014, 03:56
Replies: 34
Views: 8,430
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Sailing in the Philippines

Bewitched wrote "The set to get hold of is in upper case format (xxxx.NEW.KAP). These have been shuffled to WGS84 and so should be OK.

Getting hold of a set once you arrive won't be too...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-11-2013, 06:52
Replies: 121
Views: 24,270
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Don't use the main?

My 42' catamaran (condomaran?) was designed with the mast further aft resting on the boxbeam that divides the salon from the cockpit and has no mainsail. Currently I only have two headsails - a 100%...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-11-2013, 18:44
Replies: 25
Views: 17,932
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Retractable Bowsprit

tamicatana has just replied "If all you have is a jib, then downwind isn't your problem; you won't go to weather." ==> Perhaps, but my cruising area is the central Philippines - five months of the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-11-2013, 19:54
Replies: 25
Views: 17,932
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Retractable Bowsprit

Interesting discussion. I am not an engineer nor very experienced yet but I have thought that adding a pair of prods - one on each bow - would enable me to fly an extra headsail. It looks to my...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 15-11-2013, 23:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bruce626
Re: storm/philipines

Most yachties are in 'typhoon safe' harbors - my catamaran is in Tambobo Bay and everything there seems OK. Others are in Carmen, Cebu; Puerto Galera, Mindoro; Subic Bay, Luzon. During this season no...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 15-11-2013, 22:45
Replies: 32
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Posted By Bruce626
Re: PLB

"The device I would really like to have for my life jacket is a very compact (size of my PLB, with telescoping antenna and long-life batteries) VHF radio with DSC." ==> Perhaps a Standard Horizon...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-11-2013, 21:48
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bruce626
Re: Typhoon Haiyan - MERGED THREADS

I was here near the Mactan airport when it came through - lots of wind but surprisingly little rain here. We got much more rain from a TS that came through a couple of weeks before which spawned a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-11-2013, 20:54
Replies: 124
Views: 10,623
Posted By Bruce626
Re: self defense - are you trained

None are so blind as those who won't see. First, the whole point of most cruising is to not be in the country where you are a citizen - so therefore, one does not have 'legal access to a range of...
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