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Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-09-2016, 09:35
Replies: 45
Views: 12,490
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Buying in Florida, sailing back to Australia, Costs, regulations, customs.

Contact the Australian authorities and you will find them to be helpful, efficient full of good, correct advice. You need to provide all the details of the yacht you decide to purchase, for them to...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-08-2016, 10:04
Replies: 144
Views: 27,183
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

I must explain on behalf of my countrymen. When an Aussie says "No worries mate, she'll be right". He/she is being courteous. The sentiment is usually offered following a slightly negative event such...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-08-2016, 09:58
Replies: 144
Views: 27,183
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Most frequent lie encountered while cruising

I'll be there to start work on it at 9am.

And this conversation from our regular cab driver in the Bahahahamas.
"So you're doin' de big shop today. When you sail outa Marsh Harbour?"
"We're...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-07-2016, 08:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Best Small Boat Daysailing - Florida Atlantic Coast

The waterways through Stuart and the St Lucie river are extensive and interesting. For a shallow drasft boat, I would think it would be hard to become tired of sailing this inland...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-04-2016, 16:09
Replies: 70
Views: 13,201
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Is Teak Decks a deal breaker for you

Teak is a good medium. All decks will leak one day. If you give teak just a tiny bit of care it will repay you. Non-slip and beautiful. You can buy a lovely classic or a modern low cost production...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 04-04-2016, 09:37
Replies: 72
Views: 11,102
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Riding out a potential hurricane in the Bahamas

I agree with IRG. I live and sail in Darwin, northern Australia for over thirty years. The city is smack bang in the middle of the cyclone belt and is regularly hit. Darwin has one of the highest...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-04-2016, 13:06
Replies: 24
Views: 3,456
Posted By Auzzee
Re: a/c, watermaker, led's, fridge, freezer.

I understand the trend toward home style appliances on board, but I still believe an engine driven compressor (use 4" to 6" insulation in your boxes), along with heat exchange for hot water makes...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-03-2016, 07:05
Replies: 195
Views: 18,351
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Florida Anchor Ban Still Unsigned by governor

I'm not a fan of either water-borne trailer parks, or of the mentality which promotes the use of slowly deteriorating boats as permanent residences. There are many 'one-percenters' who provide the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-03-2016, 14:31
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By Auzzee
Hardstand or Marina

We are contemplating bringing our vessel back to Florida from the Bahamas (Getting tired of paying $30 for $10 worth of food). We have a small condo in Pompano Beach and want to put the boat either...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-03-2016, 10:56
Replies: 88
Views: 18,356
Posted By Auzzee
Re: What's the Worst Boat YOU Ever Had?

I was once convinced to buy a Piver 30 trimaran. By far and away the worst boat I ever owned and close to being the worst thing I ever sailed.
Why?
Sailing ability; Bloody awful.
Accommodations:...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-03-2016, 10:05
Replies: 30
Views: 4,748
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Keeping crap off the boat

There is one woman and one man on my boat. There are two pairs of men's shoes on the boat and twelve pairs of women's shoes (and I only wear the men's). Removing the crap is the easy...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 13-03-2016, 09:12
Replies: 14
Views: 3,095
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Sailing from St. Martin to St. Croix

Here's a great resource that may assist you. We're heading out of Marsh Harbour this week and going your way.
https://www.windyty.com/?25.083,-77.350,6

Best wishes.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-03-2016, 09:10
Replies: 89
Views: 12,072
Posted By Auzzee
Re: So What Do You Do At Night??

Ahhhh...that, in Oz parlance would be knob polishing.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-03-2016, 09:08
Replies: 89
Views: 12,072
Posted By Auzzee
Re: So What Do You Do At Night?

I was a reluctant convert to Kindle. I proposed all the standard opposition arguments. I received one as a present from a friend. I still occasionally read paper books, but they have effectively...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 24-12-2012, 10:20
Replies: 460
Views: 58,633
Posted By Auzzee
Re: In prison in St Lucia

[QUOTE=Morgan3820;1114030]Stop whining, man up!QUOTE]
I stated my opinion and defended my profession; you merely had a whinge. There is a difference between a private thought and a public statement.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 24-12-2012, 03:18
Replies: 460
Views: 58,633
Posted By Auzzee
Re: In prison in St Lucia

Yes, really! And I have an inkling that I know a hell of a lot more journalists than do you.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 23-12-2012, 23:28
Replies: 460
Views: 58,633
Posted By Auzzee
Re: In prison in St Lucia

I get damned sick and tired of third party insinuations about the professional ethics of people in my profession. Most journalists try desperately hard to get both sides of a story.

Journalists...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 23-12-2012, 21:33
Replies: 25
Views: 4,318
Posted By Auzzee
Re: How Much Do Mast Steps Affect Performance?

In the manner of general performance when voyaging, mast steps will be of distinct benefit. Being able to go aloft to check the waters ahead, to change fused light bulbs, to replace the windvane...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 22-12-2012, 20:37
Replies: 41
Views: 14,981
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Sailing Solo Around The World

I just need to know what the hell is a 'bong-tree' (verse two)
Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat (https://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/ns/pussy.html)
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-12-2012, 20:26
Replies: 19
Views: 3,596
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Vinegar Saves The Day, and Lots of $$$

Vinegar and baking soda cleaning tips here:
Vinegar Tips - Cleaning with Vinegar (https://www.vinegartips.com/scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=7)
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-12-2012, 20:17
Replies: 271
Views: 54,860
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Ridiculous Seawind 1160 Prices

I hope things aren't changing!

The 'muppets' are those who kept the Oz economy strong through recessions, depressions and the GFC which have affected the rest of the world and which were largely...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-12-2012, 03:03
Replies: 37
Views: 22,967
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Catalina Purchase - 387, 400 or 42

Why?

I specifically did not mention capability. I wrote specifically of comfort which has bugger all to do with what people do or do not do with their boats.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-12-2012, 19:12
Replies: 37
Views: 22,967
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Catalina Purchase - 387, 400 or 42

I think Catalina's are wonderful boats, as are those in the Beneteau and Hunter range. Sailing inshore and making the occasional sortie into blue water is where these great boats excel. I chose a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-12-2012, 08:01
Replies: 77
Views: 8,035
Posted By Auzzee
Re: Steel over GRP !!!

You say the sweetest things.....:D
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 20-12-2012, 04:37
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
Posted By Auzzee
Re: AMSA Registered Ship

If you are sole owner, you nominate yourself the agent; this is the preferred arrangement by AMSA. If the boat is jointly owned, you can nominate either of the owners as the agent. The agent's name...
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