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Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 13-12-2013, 04:05
Replies: 41
Views: 5,813
Posted By bahamarich
My wife and I are full time cruisers, do not own...

My wife and I are full time cruisers, do not own a car, and use a pair of Dahon 20" bikes as our main means of transportation. I would for sure recommend them as a functional means of transportation....
Forum: Navigation 10-12-2013, 13:52
Replies: 52
Views: 6,693
Posted By bahamarich
We bought the Garmin 740 and only paid 749.00 for...

We bought the Garmin 740 and only paid 749.00 for it as the new 741 is out at 1699.00. We have mounted it about 12 inches from our compass and no problem. I do not know how many amps it uses as we...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 07-12-2013, 11:18
Replies: 291
Views: 44,405
Posted By bahamarich
Head east over to the Bahamas, great people nice...

Head east over to the Bahamas, great people nice country. Give-up on Florida it's a lost cause of old people in diapers.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-10-2013, 05:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,192
Posted By bahamarich
Having cruised for many years from the Great...

Having cruised for many years from the Great Lakes to Trinidad, visiting 16 countries, the only place that we experienced crime was in Florida. It was a break-in that occurred while we were off the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-09-2013, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By bahamarich
Watched live on NBC Sports Network in...

Watched live on NBC Sports Network in Jacksonville, Florida. During the commercials on free America's Cup App. I am truly sorry that you missed it. Honestly this is not sarcasm.
Forum: Meets & Greets 25-09-2013, 02:14
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By bahamarich
Nigel Calder's 'Cruising Handbook' is a good...

Nigel Calder's 'Cruising Handbook' is a good start and when you are ready to head off his 'Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual' is a must to have on board.

Lin and Larry Pardy also have...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24-09-2013, 10:13
Replies: 167
Views: 18,491
Posted By bahamarich
Depends! My dry sense of humor.

Depends!


My dry sense of humor.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24-09-2013, 09:39
Replies: 167
Views: 18,491
Posted By bahamarich
Depends!

Depends!
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 24-09-2013, 07:39
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By bahamarich
Replacing Nicro Solar Vent w/ Beckson Marine Passive Vent

I have not found the solar vents from Nicro to hold up that well. I currently have two that need to be replaced. I do not feel that they are worth the two hundred dollars for the few years of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-09-2013, 15:41
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By bahamarich
One more time, we have watched every race on NBC...

One more time, we have watched every race on NBC Sports Network here in Jacksonville, Florida. The US is not blacked-out. Rich
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-09-2013, 14:44
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By bahamarich
DeOxyribOse, thank you! Rich

DeOxyribOse, thank you! Rich
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-09-2013, 10:01
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By bahamarich
It's on the NBC Sports Network. A pretty normal...

It's on the NBC Sports Network. A pretty normal to have cable channel. Rich
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-09-2013, 09:57
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By bahamarich
Paul you could very well be right, I'm sure you...

Paul you could very well be right, I'm sure you are considering Ellison's background. The end result has made for great viewing of these races. Today at 4 PM EDT we'll all gather again up at the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-09-2013, 09:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,225
Posted By bahamarich
vRUN I try to use US chain and check that it is...

vRUN I try to use US chain and check that it is marked 'MADE IN USA' before buying. Having said that Canadian or European chain would be fine. In my location US chain both meets my standards for...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-09-2013, 06:23
Replies: 31
Views: 3,225
Posted By bahamarich
That may be the case, but do you want that chain...

That may be the case, but do you want that chain on your boat?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-09-2013, 05:50
Replies: 31
Views: 3,225
Posted By bahamarich
Chain seems like a pretty easy item to be...

Chain seems like a pretty easy item to be manufactured at low cost by Asian Countries, but it has not worked out that way has it. None of us would sleep well at anchor w/ Asian chain holding us.
...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-09-2013, 05:13
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By bahamarich
And another thing, since when has sports not been...

And another thing, since when has sports not been about money! Not football, baseball, tennis, hockey, and for sure not the Olympics where billions are spent. Ok now I'm finished. Rich
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-09-2013, 05:04
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By bahamarich
We are spending hurricane season at a marina in...

We are spending hurricane season at a marina in Jacksonville, Florida and a group collects in the clubhouse each day of racing. We started the first race with a cocktail party and it has evolved into...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-09-2013, 15:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,241
Posted By bahamarich
'Just Catamarans' on the Dana Canal south of Fort...

'Just Catamarans' on the Dana Canal south of Fort Lauderdale is in a lower rent district. Worth a phone call to Kent to check out their situation. Had work completed by them and on our own when they...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 21-09-2013, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 5,127
Posted By bahamarich
Peakes Yard or Coral Cove in Trinidad have...

Peakes Yard or Coral Cove in Trinidad have reasonable haul out rates and you can do the work yourself. If you can't buy or have something shipped to Trinidad then they will make it for you. It has...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 21-09-2013, 09:55
Replies: 25
Views: 6,834
Posted By bahamarich
The double anchor Bahamian moor was historically...

The double anchor Bahamian moor was historically used w/ Danforth anchors that do not reset with the shifting tides. With modern anchors this is not necessary. In addition should you drag having two...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 21-09-2013, 06:24
Replies: 25
Views: 6,834
Posted By bahamarich
Rocna! Eight seasons in the Bahamas and three...

Rocna! Eight seasons in the Bahamas and three years in the Caribbean the first eight years with a Delta the last years with a Rocna and I have never dragged in the islands with either.

Mud on the...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-09-2013, 07:08
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By bahamarich
First Bill looking forward to seeing you folks in...

First Bill looking forward to seeing you folks in some anchorage this winter. Second thanks for expanding on the explanation of customs charges on some boat parts. It's a lot of smoke and mirrors.
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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-09-2013, 05:07
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By bahamarich
R&B Boat yard in Spanish Wells North Eluethera...

R&B Boat yard in Spanish Wells North Eluethera has a railway and platform lift and often does Catamarans both from charter fleets and visiting yachts. The mechanical work in Spanish Wells is cheaper...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-08-2013, 04:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,947
Posted By bahamarich
Here is a photo of the heat exchanger from a MD...

Here is a photo of the heat exchanger from a MD 2030 all cleaned-up and ready to go. Is this what you are looking at? It will not take too much hammer work to ruin one. Rich

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