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Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-03-2019, 09:42
Replies: 87
Views: 8,273
Posted By bjymd
Re: Anxiety Attack from Sailing Magazines

Safety is quite relative to a situation: issues
1) Health: if you are healthy and fit and have ruled out chronic illnesses you are ahead of the game. I would not want to go to sea with chronic...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-09-2018, 11:13
Replies: 82
Views: 11,464
Posted By bjymd
Re: Appendicitis while offshore? New study shows that you might not need surgery

If it were me, I would suggest the combination of Cipro and flagyl might keep things at bay until medical attention was reached. Cipro is as effective by mouth as IV as long as you can keep it...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-09-2018, 09:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By bjymd
Re: BVI charter boat--newer/smaller or older/bigger

I have been very impressed by the way Horizon Yacht Charters maintains their boats. I watch them maintain their fleet while I was at the dock for 6 months at Nanny Cay.
Sails, mechanicals, and...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-08-2018, 09:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By bjymd
Re: Health Care & Diabetes

I am an Internist & Nephrologist. I have used a family physician on St John's USVI named Scott Hartshorn, MD. He is a few blocks up from the customs house in a large shopping center. He is kind,...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 13-08-2018, 07:16
Replies: 28
Views: 6,471
Posted By bjymd
Re: Please Help us find our Liveaboard Catamaran

ASA courses at Offshore Sailing school in Captiva will give you a full range of courses you will need, including a dedicated catamaran course.
Don't ignore a used cat from one of the charter...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-07-2018, 08:38
Replies: 43
Views: 4,357
Posted By bjymd
Re: Surveyors - How Many do You Need

It is essential to have someone experienced go up the mast to look at the rigging. If your surveyor will not comply, have a rigger go up. After 10 years, most rigging is at risk to fail, thought it...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-06-2018, 13:55
Replies: 67
Views: 9,194
Posted By bjymd
Re: Advice on re-upholstering interior cushions

14 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Very nice people, great selection of fabrics
great ratings
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2018, 13:14
Replies: 47
Views: 15,992
Posted By bjymd
Re: Sailboat Recommendations for Family of 4

Welcome aboard!
I was in a similar situation before purchasing my Jeanneau. I had thought that I would get a "blue water " boat and fix it up. I had a 200k budget plus an extra 50 over a year. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-05-2018, 08:19
Replies: 25
Views: 3,009
Posted By bjymd
Re: Where are all the newbie sailors?

Welcome aboard, newbie. We are all in the process of learning!
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 19-04-2018, 09:28
Replies: 25
Views: 4,344
Posted By bjymd
Re: Cruising with 2 kids AND 2 dogs...

My friend, Brittany Myers, writes a blog called Windtraveler. They have an excellent handle on living on a sailboat. Best of luck. Fair winds. :thumb:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-02-2018, 11:13
Replies: 53
Views: 7,110
Posted By bjymd
Re: closed on the new boat today!!

Hey Portland!
3 inches of snow today
where are you?
Best wishes with the new boat.
Fair skies and following winds
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-02-2018, 15:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By bjymd
Re: Possible circ. in 2 yrs. I'd like to speak with exp. cruisers at the Miami Boat s

Do some reading: Lin Pardey and Fatty Goodlander have both written extensively on the subject. It would be easier to start a discussion with those books under you belt.
Fair winds and following...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-01-2018, 10:43
Replies: 103
Views: 34,548
Posted By bjymd
Re: Hunter - Blue-water or not?

I have a Jeanneau DS 54 and have sailed solo in 20 knot winds in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. I have had mishaps and have survived and learned. A 54 foot boat sailed by a single experience...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-01-2018, 10:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By bjymd
Re: Shipping stuff from US to Caribbean

I have used Crowley in Florida and I was very happy with the service. I had items packed in boxes and two heavy canvas duffle bags . They were placed on a pallet and shrink-wrapped in plastic by...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-01-2018, 11:23
Replies: 36
Views: 5,904
Posted By bjymd
Re: The Other End of Cruising "Cost"

While I have not been lucky enough to sail in Europe, I have lived in Europe for 5 years and traveled extensively. I think it would be a mistake not to factor in a series of trips inland where the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-12-2017, 12:03
Replies: 157
Views: 26,574
Posted By bjymd
Re: Cruising boat for a 62 and 63 year old?.

Welcome aboard. I agree with the Jeanneau DS 43 with roller furling jib and in-mast main with redundant electric winches. Lots of room inside and capable of weathering anything you would be willing...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-12-2017, 09:51
Replies: 56
Views: 8,446
Posted By bjymd
Re: How much for standing rigging inspection?

My rigging was inspected in 2016 on a 2005 boat. suages showed evidence of cracks.
54 foot Jeanneau rigging replacement is round 16k, yours will be a little less for the length of the wire but the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-12-2017, 09:46
Replies: 28
Views: 3,603
Posted By bjymd
Re: Should I redo the insulation of my 35 year old built in fridge? With what?

The insulation is key to efficiency. I would add that making sure that the exhaust flow is clear and adequate is also important to allow peak efficiency from the unit. Some units do not exhaust...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-12-2017, 10:29
Replies: 24
Views: 6,577
Posted By bjymd
Re: HR 49 or Jeanneau 49 ?

I have been told that reteaking a big deck like that would be closer to $100k at the cheapest in Turkey and would take months. There is a lot of usable space in the Jeanneau and a cabin for each...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-11-2017, 09:27
Replies: 30
Views: 3,746
Posted By bjymd
Re: First time on a sailboat

Welcome aboard. Good luck with your trip and I hope you enjoy sailing. Fair winds and following seas.
Forum: Our Community 14-11-2017, 14:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By bjymd
Re: New member says Hey!

Welcome aboard, Susan. Whichever boat you decide on, get a reputable surveyor to look at the boat and the rigging so you know what problems you are about to own.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-11-2017, 11:03
Replies: 23
Views: 7,274
Posted By bjymd
Re: Best boat maker for liveaboard cruising

Welcome aboard. Read a lot of different opinions. Get ahold of a Fatty Goodlander book. He is an expert on sailing the world safely in a medium size boat within a budget.
Fair winds and following...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 28-10-2017, 08:55
Replies: 52
Views: 9,586
Posted By bjymd
Re: Advice on meals on Passage

If you have solar panels or generator and a microwave, you can reheat prepared meals with ease.
Consider food from your favorite takeout restaurants lasagnas and casseroles. On Tortola there is a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-10-2017, 08:43
Replies: 28
Views: 4,457
Posted By bjymd
Re: 50-55 footers with 2cabin aft galley setup?

Welcome to the group. Hope you find what you need. My DS 54 has a galley forward of the huge aft cabin and just behind the salon. Works very well for living aboard until you get hit by a...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 25-10-2017, 12:08
Replies: 19
Views: 3,842
Posted By bjymd
Re: Buying first boat, no idea where/how to register!

I bought my boat in the BVI, thus no sales tax. I reregistered with the USCG. Home port is South Portland Maine. I was sent a notice from the state of Maine where I have lived in the past and sent...
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