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Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-02-2021, 11:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Hostile acts against cruisers underway in the Caribbean

When we went through, the only issue was off the coast of Nicaragua for others. We stayed 100 miles off shore and did not stop in the Vivarios/Miskito coast. We were within 10 miles of Cuba, didn’t...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-01-2021, 06:48
Replies: 55
Views: 3,756
Posted By Sea Life
Re: looking for a liveaboard slip in Maryland deep enough for our boat

No yard recommendations, my goto was Tidewater, it shut down recently. I have been searching as I am overdue for a haul out.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-01-2021, 17:39
Replies: 55
Views: 3,756
Posted By Sea Life
Re: looking for a liveaboard slip in Maryland deep enough for our boat

In Baltimore harbor, you have Henderson’s Wharf (#1) and Harborview (#2) and Oasis Marina at lighthouse point (#3), the Anchorage has supposedly stopped accepting liveabords, but people seem to flirt...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 19-12-2020, 07:13
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Sea Life
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 24-11-2020, 15:15
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Sailrite LS1 ultrafeed w/ monster wheel upgrade

Yes, but already have a sale, funds pending. If it doesn’t work, I’ll pm you.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 22-11-2020, 08:42
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Sea Life
Sailrite LS1 ultrafeed w/ monster wheel upgrade

$1300 new w/o upgrades this machine has. Manual, CDs, thread, bobbins, needles, extras, etc. all included.

$700 located Baltimore, MD
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-03-2020, 07:37
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Is Interlux Micron 99 an Acceptable Substitute for Micron 66?

The reason for my interest: currently have micron 66, back from a multi year Caribbean cruise. Will spend next year or 2 in Chesapeake Bay, before heading back out hopefully. I can put 99 right...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-03-2020, 07:43
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Is Interlux Micron 99 an Acceptable Substitute for Micron 66?

Bump.....still no real world experience? Facing same decision.
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 03-09-2018, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Cat On Board - Gaining access to Caribbean

The “British” islands are the worst. The french islands are not a problem, they don’t care. Most want 1yr rabie shots, not 3yr. St. Lucia was hard, Grenada was easy, can’t speak to the rest.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 20-08-2018, 05:20
Replies: 35
Views: 9,861
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Marine A/C reviews and recommendations

Another vote for Webasto. 2 going on 4yrs. Quiet, cheap, no problems
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 15:52
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Caribbean Passage Planning

Laowai,

We spent almost a year and had to skip stuff. The issue is the weather. You wont be moving around by choice until April. Otherwise you get a day here and there to then get pinned down...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 13:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Caribbean Passage Planning

Agreed, it was amazing how many people don’t go to Bocas del Toro (fantastic place) because you have to motor out no matter where you are going. Actually that last 100+ miles to Panama everyone was...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 13:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Caribbean Passage Planning

Laowai,

Check out my wife’s blog: caribbeansealife.com While it won’t help with your passage, it is full of info on the individual islands. While I loved Grenada, you might want to consider...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 13:32
Replies: 37
Views: 5,986
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Florida to Panama

GoIng to be a tough go in January. We left Key West January of 2015 enroute to Panama. Basically sat in Isla Mujeres for over a month waiting. We went straight to Bay islands from there, then...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-07-2018, 16:13
Replies: 47
Views: 4,085
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Maintenance of SS while cruising...

Outside of US, everyone uses Ospho. Its an acid also, rinse w/ fresh water afterwards. Big help is to wax after that, holds up several months. Any wax will do, I leave the wax on.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 04-07-2018, 05:37
Replies: 36
Views: 6,943
Posted By Sea Life
Re: 3 week Bahamas itinarary

We have not been to the Abacos yet, as we are coming up from the south. Berry Islands great if you like solitude and fishing. Spanish wells in Eleuthera is very fun, cheap golf cart rentals, bars,...
Forum: Powered Boats 04-07-2018, 05:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Caribbean Circumnavigation completed

1984 42’ Kadey Krogen (after major refit, also covered in blog). I replacd the Ford Lehman 120 with a remanufactured. Currently just over 1400hrs. Next....go home and fill up the cruising kitty,...
Forum: Powered Boats 03-07-2018, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sea Life
Caribbean Circumnavigation completed

For anyone interested:

4 months and 4 days short of 3 years we have crossed our wake in the Bahamas. What typically should look like a circle is a little wanky because I avoided Venezuela. ...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-06-2018, 12:50
Replies: 42
Views: 4,794
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Motor oil replaced by Diesel - what do I need to fix?

Subscribed!

I had a very similar strange experience with my Lehman 120. Lots of blue smoke suddenly during passage. Checked at end of run, oil levels etc. all OK (reman w/ 1300hrs). In very...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-05-2018, 09:18
Replies: 24
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Yellow Fever Vaccination Needed to Circle Caribbean Sea? USA Resident

FWIW, never heard of another cruiser getting yellow fever. ciguatera, chikungunya, and stomach parasites, were the most common, mostly in south and Central America, nothing over in the Eastern...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-05-2018, 09:15
Replies: 24
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Yellow Fever Vaccination Needed to Circle Caribbean Sea? USA Resident

We circled the entire Caribbean over the last three years, and no one ever asked about vaccinations. We did get them and have a card, but did not pay nearly that much three years ago! In Mexico...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2018, 06:37
Replies: 11
Views: 2,000
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Cruising Insurance for Mexico

Another cote for IMIS
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 09-05-2018, 07:16
Replies: 89
Views: 12,308
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Turks & Caicos stiffing it to yachters

To the OP, don’t ever go to Colombia, San Andres, Providencia, Panama, Mexico......they will all be out of your budget! I did, I paid, and I would do it again to have the experiences, and I am on a...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-05-2018, 07:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Recent Sailclear Experiences

My experience is like travellerw, it has been a great time saver. We file our exit from current country and entry at next country at the same time while we have internet in whatever country we are...
Forum: Powered Boats 02-05-2018, 12:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By Sea Life
Re: Island hopping

34’ Mainship MK1 1977-1982 and the later MK2 are very affordable diesel powered boats. I put 2000hrs on mine from Florida to Maryland. Could do Bahamas, but wouldn’t go much further....
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