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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 13-02-2022, 06:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By celle2000
Re: Why are lazarette hatches transparent?

A dark warm locker is a great place to grow mold. A bit of sunshine hinders that.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 11-02-2022, 04:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,141
Posted By celle2000
Re: Buying an EU boat - registration/tax/other issues

You’ve already gotten some good answers – basically you and the boat are separate issues – if you are not an EU citizen and just a visitor – then you can stay max 90 days out of any 180,

The boat...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-02-2022, 14:22
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By celle2000
Re: Recent Purchase and Marina Registration Requirement

If you provide enough documentation and can show registration (USCG or other) pending most Marina's who have employed someone with an active brain should be OK with that. They are going to be mostly...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-01-2022, 12:17
Replies: 107
Views: 8,590
Posted By celle2000
Re: Sell the Wife: Off Grid/Beautiful Nature in a 7-day Starter Charter?

I would suggest flotilla sailing - more common in Greek Islands (I can recommend Sailingholidays.Com) and Croatia than in Caribbean. But these typically fly via london and include that portion of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-12-2021, 17:00
Replies: 91
Views: 8,661
Posted By celle2000
Re: posting to forums may invalidate your insurance

Just because advice was asked on a forum does not mean a job was done based on that advice or done at all or done incorrectly.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-09-2021, 10:59
Replies: 55
Views: 4,984
Posted By celle2000
Re: When the auto pilot fails

Jury rigged meaning not monitor wind vane or suchlike?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 08-09-2021, 14:26
Replies: 397
Views: 43,990
Posted By celle2000
Re: 60 foot Catamaran for Couple?

Handling and Maintentance will both be significantly more for a 60 footer. Finding docking space,haut out yards all more difficult. My question though is - why would you need 60 foot for acouple...
Forum: Our Community 29-08-2021, 12:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By celle2000
Re: I want to buy a Cat in Florida or the Caribbean I live in New Zealand..

Those saying using a buyer’s broker in this market might be a disadvantage may be right.
But I would say that may depend on multiple factors.
How experienced are you with catamarans, or with the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-08-2021, 08:50
Replies: 149
Views: 10,442
Posted By celle2000
Re: Wind is better than solar. Discuss

Some would look past all the detailed cost benefit numbers and simply say - the place I need some battery charging is sitting in a quiet anchorage. I am protected from the wind so not getting much...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-08-2021, 09:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By celle2000
Re: Testing shore power system on bench top?

and I concur with suggestion of looking at books from Nigel Calder - for example "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems"...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-08-2021, 09:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By celle2000
Re: Testing shore power system on bench top?

Some informative youtube videos by Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 22-08-2021, 06:21
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By celle2000
Lease space as form of boat sharing

Making some assumptions about many people who are not yet cruising but want to:
You are a retired a couple and want to cruise oceans while you still can.
You donít want to sacrifice your creature...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-08-2021, 00:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By celle2000
Re: Is anyone else interested in historical / trending data for used boat sales?

KWISPEL - If you consider which party has the information (seller) versus which party has no information but does have the motivation to know prices (buyer) then the reason why that wonderful idea...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 03-08-2021, 12:11
Replies: 18
For Sale or Trade: Leopard cat for sale
Views: 4,086
Posted By celle2000
Re: Leopard cat for sale

Hi can you add a pdf file or link to get more details. Is your preference 100% sale or 50% share? How do you envision the details of a shared arrangement working?
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-07-2021, 10:25
Replies: 65
Views: 5,592
Posted By celle2000
Re: recomendation for U.S Bank and a rant

Jedi - Yes - that is one reason to also have pay pal account - the card details are already verified by them so seems to avoid that problem of various verification systems. Of course not every...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-07-2021, 10:14
Replies: 65
Views: 5,592
Posted By celle2000
Re: recomendation for U.S Bank and a rant

I use both Citi and Schwab. Both have a decent online portal, can provide checks (still sometimes handy), handle international wire transfers, and provide debit and/or credit cards which you can use...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-07-2021, 09:08
Replies: 106
Views: 18,002
Posted By celle2000
Re: Best Reviews on YouTube.

Many specific boat reviews are out there and usually not totally objective for obvious reasons - and some are upfront about that. The "lifestyle" you tubers reveal many of the pros and cons of their...
Forum: Oceania - Australiana 24-07-2021, 09:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By celle2000
Re: GBR - UNESCO World Heritage Ruling

The UNESCO meetings and pronouncements this year with China chairing the committee and with anonymous voting certainly had a very political flavour
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 17-07-2021, 10:03
Replies: 132
Views: 8,409
Posted By celle2000
Re: 'Pandemic of the unvaccinated'

One difference however is the limitations on the manufacturers' liability with respect to COVID vaccines - another is the fact that many of these vaccines are engineered in a completely different way...
Forum: Our Community 15-02-2021, 10:28
Replies: 149
Views: 12,794
Posted By celle2000
Re: a captainís dying wish

Are we allowed to be selfish? Even if it is our dying wish? Scuttling a boat with harmful pollutants even if in international waters probably contravenes the Stockholm Convention. One understands...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 30-11-2020, 10:54
Replies: 18
Views: 3,529
Posted By celle2000
Re: Remove calcium build up in head bowel

Boat or House - I buy online a 5 kilo bucket of Citric Acid Powder to clean out calcium deposits or uric acid. Stir some into hot water - let sit 30 minutes - then any residues should come off...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 22-09-2020, 13:39
Replies: 72
Views: 10,117
Posted By celle2000
Re: How to prevent mice.

There are live traps -amazon etc - you could velcro them in place and bait with a small square of chocolate. Catch and release at the marina or offshore it's sink or swim. Not sure how swatting a...
Forum: Our Community 18-09-2020, 08:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By celle2000
Re: Ex-navy, local guitarist soloist seeks a place on someone's sailoat

Sign up on a free basis to and put your profile there - you can look for boats needing crew and people needing crew can look for them. There are some other sites like that - some require...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 07-05-2020, 10:25
Replies: 10
Views: 3,226
Posted By celle2000
Re: 1997 Island Packet 45, NorthStar

Hi....please send full listing info
I am in Germany
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