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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-12-2018, 10:37
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Canaries to Gibraltar advice

Atravan, first, this thread is about Canaries-Mediterranean, not the route you are asking about.

Re: your question, unfortunately, although there are a lot of boats going that way this time of...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 04-11-2018, 09:38
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Canaries to Gibraltar advice

Stewie and Lionelsole, thanks for the accounts, both very interesting!
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-11-2018, 13:23
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Canaries to Gibraltar advice

Boatman61, As far as option 2, have you done that before, and if so what was it like - any idea how frequent those weather windows are in the spring? Thanks for the input!
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-11-2018, 11:01
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Canaries to Gibraltar advice

Hi Rom, thanks for that response! So, that's really interesting - via Madeira. How did that passage work exactly - were there reasonable windows where the Azores high let up so you could head up that...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-11-2018, 10:43
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By PatrickG
Canaries to Gibraltar advice

Hi, have friends who are considering wintering in the Canaries, then would like to return to the Med during spring 2019, if possible without making the Atlantic crossing and back. They have a big,...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 02-11-2018, 07:49
Replies: 106
Views: 21,935
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Embarrassing story, seeking advice

Just another day sailing! Don't worry about it - it's all part of the process of learning. I started out sailing dinghies on waters like that, worked my way up through four different twenty-something...
Forum: Our Community 16-07-2018, 07:59
Replies: 77
Views: 16,598
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Adrift, the movie

Thanks for the message back! Good on ya for the work you put in, and here's hoping the next director bothers to listen a little :) Happy sailing in the meantime!
Forum: Our Community 10-06-2018, 11:57
Replies: 77
Views: 16,598
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Adrift, the movie

In my earlier post I said that anachronistic boat (check it out here: https://goo.gl/images/JMw93d - in this shot it's in the background, but in one of the first shots of the film it's right in the...
Forum: Our Community 10-06-2018, 10:30
Replies: 77
Views: 16,598
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Adrift, the movie

Hi Gulfbreez, no there's a new one out - in theaters now :)
Forum: Our Community 10-06-2018, 09:58
Replies: 77
Views: 16,598
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Adrift, the movie

Hi Neptune, interesting! I watched the movie yesterday and generally enjoyed it. The whole love story was reasonably well-done and the characters were good. Must have been fun! As a currently...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 16-03-2016, 05:19
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Inmarsat ISatPhone 2 St. Martin

Thanks, Zanshin! Did that now and got rid of the sewing machine we were selling at least (it was a Sailrite, weighed a ton, so our 46' Amel is probably floating an inch higher now ;)

But the...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-03-2016, 15:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By PatrickG
Inmarsat ISatPhone 2 St. Martin

Inmarsat ISatPhone 2, $400. Barely used, list price Amazon $730. Will throw in approximately 220 minutes valid for 2.5 months (value $150) for an extra $50. Available now on St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-03-2016, 15:04
Replies: 0
Views: 1,470
Posted By PatrickG
Used Sailrite LSZ-1 Plus sewing machine St. Martin

Heavy-duty portable sail sewing machine, Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 Plus from 2015, 220V with European plug. Including 2300m thread, extra needles; sews straight and zigzag seams; new price $949 plus...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-07-2015, 07:28
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Switching from lead to AGM, anything to keep in mind?

Thanks all for the further input - great to hear not all AGM experiences have been bad - AfterHoursNLCT would be super to read that article!

So I talked with Victron this afternoon and they were...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-07-2015, 07:12
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Switching from lead to AGM, anything to keep in mind?

Hi SimonV, can you please elaborate on that? Why would a 75A alternator burn out, when it was worked fine with 500 Ah of batteries, when just moving up to 550Ah total? One note here: I'm not planning...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-07-2015, 05:13
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Switching from lead to AGM, anything to keep in mind?

PS this is the current battery type I've had: Exide 249se EB1004 Car Battery:Amazon.co.uk:Car & Motorbike...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-07-2015, 05:08
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Switching from lead to AGM, anything to keep in mind?

Hi guys, thanks for the input. The batteries are bought and sitting in my cockpit right now. I bought them on the back of the experience of some tropical cruising friends who have them and love them....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-07-2015, 04:05
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By PatrickG
Switching from lead to AGM, anything to keep in mind?

Hi all, sorry if this is a regular question - I searched the archives but did not find an answer on it. So we are just now switching from 5 12V/100Ah Exide Excell lead batteries, to 5 12V/110Ah...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 30-07-2015, 03:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Advice on connecting a freshwater pipe

Thanks again to all for the advice. Just a followup on this to let you know how it went - the local chandler had whale-style plastic fittings so I have now switched over to those for this line as I...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-07-2015, 07:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Advice on connecting a freshwater pipe

Many thanks for the great advice, all. And I never knew water expands when heated - should have paid better attention in science class. We're on the island of Naxos in Greece at the moment, so will...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-07-2015, 06:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By PatrickG
Advice on connecting a freshwater pipe

On a recent overnight passage our hot water heater's fresh water out line came unmoored. I tried simply to hook it back up, and tightened the two ring clamps (in opposing directions) as tightly as I...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-02-2015, 23:56
Replies: 12
Views: 5,500
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Anchor chain too rusty?

Many thanks for the feedback, all - much appreciated!
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-02-2015, 15:31
Replies: 0
Views: 867
Posted By PatrickG
Garmin chart offset issues

I'm using a Garmin 3006C, with Med charts, in southwest Turkey. Sailed to the small island of Kastellorizo, just a few miles off of the Turkish coast, and the chartplotter was more than 300m off from...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 03-02-2015, 15:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By PatrickG
Re: Greek Islands with Children

Not to be off-post, but you should consider Croatia. The islands around Split are fantastic - the perfect Med area for cruising with children as the distance between harbours averages around 3-4...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-02-2015, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 5,500
Posted By PatrickG
Anchor chain too rusty?

So we're about to set off on a cruise of the Med, then transatlantic. And our anchor chain, all 70 meters of it, looks like this. Too rusty? Need to regalvanize - or just plain throw it out and buy...
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