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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 17-10-2019, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: St Lucia 10 days, going north or south? (or both?)

You can do both,
especially if you have already cruise Grenada and Tobago keys, and so I supposed also Carriacou and Union.
Martinica and upper Grenadines in 10 days it will be a great cruise.

I...
Forum: Our Community 17-10-2019, 07:29
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

I hope to meet you two at a pub and have a beer together,
at the same time I hope never meet you with your boats upwind my boat on an anchorage :wink:
Forum: Our Community 16-10-2019, 11:38
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

Ok we sail in two different planet, no probs.
Forum: Our Community 16-10-2019, 08:22
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

And that it's the reason (or one of the reasons) why in strong conditions you can't use only one anchor, but maybe two, or rope on shore or in the mangrovias, or both!
Because if it not possible...
Forum: Our Community 16-10-2019, 06:03
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

I totally agree,
it's just what I said "but it's just a palliative, and not the best solution!"
It was just a comment to Noelex pictures, and a replay to kas.

I don't mind if 25Kts is a big...
Forum: Our Community 16-10-2019, 03:46
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

The pictures talk by themselves! "Set properly" is much differnt from that (also if the anchor is well dug). No escuse!
If you don't have at least 5/8 meters laying on the ground (with modern...
Forum: Our Community 15-10-2019, 09:00
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

4:1 scope in "25 knots of wind (higher in the gusts)"??
The issue is not the catenary or all chain vs chain+rope rode;
it's just a poor scope!!
Forum: Our Community 11-10-2019, 10:32
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

Does it works without problems on gipsy?
If yes it's realy great!
Forum: Our Community 08-10-2019, 10:17
Replies: 208
Views: 23,526
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruising Anchor Chain Length

Here a test made by an italian magazine (with a very brief translation:wink:):

I know that the most used type of mix rode (30/40m chain+rope) is missing, and it surely be a difference from a...
Forum: Navigation 07-10-2019, 11:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,289
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Website for Sea Distances

Maybe a good plaything for motor yacht,
but absolutely useless under sail for a lot of good reasons.
Forum: Europe 05-10-2019, 08:53
Replies: 45
Views: 6,003
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

If you'll decide for one week sailing, regardless of the area you will choose, for almost all the areas that have been suggested to you, you'd better to choose the "one way" option; a little more...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 02-10-2019, 11:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,417
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: circumvent the med - CHEAP harbors available?

A very good anchor and a good rode. :whistling:

Along the way you will sail there are a lot of well protected and safe bays.
Forum: Navigation 28-09-2019, 05:43
Replies: 47
Views: 6,428
Posted By Yellow bird
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-09-2019, 05:24
Replies: 36
Views: 5,966
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Ferro Cement for Dreamers

Depends on how much they pay for taking the boat away?
But they must pay me a lot. :whistling:
Forum: Europe 26-09-2019, 10:12
Replies: 45
Views: 6,003
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

Realy???
I've been sailing in Sardinia for years, 3/4 months a year and I never used a bouy in open bays, always on my anchor.
Last week of august and mostly the first of September Corsica is...
Forum: Europe 26-09-2019, 09:45
Replies: 45
Views: 6,003
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

Ok last question :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
One week or two?

Anyway,
one week sail:
- Egadi Islands (Sicily - Italy)
- Eolien Islands (Sicily - Italy)
- (1)French riviera (France) [From...
Forum: Europe 26-09-2019, 04:19
Replies: 45
Views: 6,003
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

Ok, second question,
what kind of sailing do you have in mind?
i.e:
- much night at anchor e very few at the marina, or vice versa?
- how many hours of sailng each day about?
- just sailing and...
Forum: Europe 26-09-2019, 03:53
Replies: 45
Views: 6,003
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Considering Sailing Europe (Not sure where)

First of all you have to choose if it wil on August or on September.

Some place wonderful on September are awful in August (due to the crowding),
but if you will choose August there are also...
Forum: Our Community 23-09-2019, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Cruise music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHlj3hNTkoc


:cool: :cool: :cool:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-09-2019, 08:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Finish For Teak Decks

Sea water is the best product "on the market", if you care about its health and its life and not its aesthetics.
Fresh water is like poison for teak deck.

Teak deck it's like a green lawn, you...
Forum: Our Community 20-09-2019, 10:16
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: VAT on equipment for foreign registered yachts

You can't have an exemption, but you are eligible for a tax refund.
Take a look here...
Forum: Europe 20-09-2019, 03:56
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Sailing Croatia - Aug 29 or Oct 10?

August 29 it's not August (:biggrin:), it's practically September; and September in Croatia is almost crowed (or uncrowded) as October, but with a warmer water, warmer weather, better forecast,...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 18-09-2019, 05:26
Replies: 28
Views: 6,788
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Mantus 65lb anchor

My mistake, I understood you used it as all days main anchor :peace:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-09-2019, 08:46
Replies: 54
Views: 7,149
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Ideal sails for Cutter rig. 130% headsail + 100% staysail?

Every solution could be perfect or totally wrong, it's depend where (and when) you sail.
Med in summer is much different from Med in winter, and different from Caribbean, and both different from...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 17-09-2019, 08:24
Replies: 28
Views: 6,788
Posted By Yellow bird
Re: Mantus 65lb anchor

On Mantus guide the right size for your boat should be the 35lbs;
it's common sense to choose at least one size more (45lbs in your case);
if you want to be extra sure you can choose two size more...
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