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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-02-2017, 13:02
Replies: 18
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Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: dinghy thefts St Martin

None of these have been in Simpson Lagoon Dutch side, french side only according to sources. Have been in Marigot bay, city dock, Sandy Ground area, Nettle Lagoon and Bay. I have not had a problem...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-02-2017, 12:58
Replies: 18
Views: 4,384
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: dinghy thefts St Martin

I have not had a problem either, just passing the word from multiple reliable sources. Have been here since November.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-02-2017, 11:51
Replies: 35
Views: 5,203
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Would you buy a previously capsized cat?

not enough info here, make, size? recovery effort could have damaged her irreparably, how was she flipped? was she powered home or shipped? was she lifted without spreaders bars? probably if at sea...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 06-02-2017, 11:22
Replies: 184
Helia 44: Buying a Helia 44
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Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: New Boat

make sure you check out the apparent problem with the rudder linkage, steering cable, I think, or some thing that is continually breaking on Helias. found out about this prob from the charter...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-02-2017, 11:05
Replies: 18
Views: 4,384
Posted By sailorgirl1954
dinghy thefts St Martin

Word is that there have been a rash of dinghy thefts in St Martin, not so much Sint Maarten. Very organized. When the cargo ship/s from south america or? are in port dinghys are rounded up on day of...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 06-02-2017, 10:45
Replies: 0
Views: 1,204
Posted By sailorgirl1954
orana 44 our SEA RV

We bought our 2010 2 years ago for a very specific use AND very importantly for her LAYOUT, which we like better than the Helia or the Lagoon. The main reason we chose her was the 3cabin, The bed...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-02-2017, 10:05
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: [St Kitts] Need marine surveyor or a someone with background in surveying, managing our boat right now in St Martin.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-02-2017, 10:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Catamaran marina berth Eastern med for July - August

Absolutely , turkey rocks go there. will not regret it, favorite place in the world. pam
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-12-2016, 04:57
Replies: 58
Views: 9,109
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Live Aboard and Long Range Sailing Entertainment

big deal for me in the 3 months of winter on our boat, have many kindle books, real books, downloaded content both educational and entertainment. T-mobile allows streaming of netflix everywhere and...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-12-2016, 03:02
Replies: 119
Views: 14,999
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: The Trauma When a Foodie Goes Liveaboard

must read david Shallack mediterrean summer for staples list of a gourmet chef, we live in the winter in St Maartin and other french islands mainly for the food resources e. the bilge is a fantastic...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-11-2016, 09:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,916
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Bow Seat - how many would install this option?

absolutely yes, on our Orana 44 cat very useful in many ways, watching for bottom to tossing a line to enjoying slow cruising throughout the carib while underway. ISOLA
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 07-10-2016, 08:57
Replies: 28
Views: 4,658
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Any thoughts on a DRY inflatable?

We have 16 years Caribbean experience here. The quicker you get up on plane is critical, size of dink and engine size, size of pontoons, hard bottom design. All of which are in direct proportion...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 01-10-2016, 19:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,704
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Davit capacity on 2012 Orana

We have an orana 44, have a Walker Bay 365 Odyssey Deluxe 12 ft with a 30 hp nissan, beefed up the dinghy davits (my husband believes the lifting load is stamped on the davits with a decal stating...
Forum: Powered Boats 01-10-2016, 10:22
Replies: 28
Views: 5,400
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: How Available is Diesel "Out There" for Passagemaking Powerboaters?

Hi Nicolas, my husband and I just bought a 45ft catamaran (sailing) and have been sailing for 20 years through Carib, including offshore short stints. Now spend 5 months aboard. Really recommend the...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 03-04-2016, 07:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Where do I find other Orana 44 postings?

Hi. Me too. I have an orana 44 2010, currently in puerto rico live in santa cruz, would like to chat n learn from others.
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 17-02-2016, 07:49
Replies: 19
Views: 6,705
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Recommended reading for storm strategies for cats?

Yesterday in Provo, TCI we experienced a 60 knot squall, thankfully while at the dock, lasting 15 minutes, if the main would have been up at sea could have been potentially devastating. We always...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 17-02-2016, 07:29
Replies: 37
Views: 8,451
Posted By sailorgirl1954
Re: Finally pulled the trigger

yeah!! We have a Orana 44 and are currently in TCI on way to St Martin until April. Happy sailing, Gotta love FP's right? Pam&Bruce, ALUNA
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