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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 08-12-2019, 15:56
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Posted By amiller
Looking for OWNER's time on a cat

Hello, we are looking to rent a boat for a 1-2 week vacation trip. Do you have owner's time on a charter boat you would like to sell?

We are open to any/all locations, sometime this spring or...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 20-08-2018, 10:20
Replies: 45
Views: 8,097
Posted By amiller
Re: Grenada St Vincent & Grenadines itinerary advice

Right, Hillsborough. I was blanking on the name. No mosquitoes, easy holding, and plenty of space. Not like the "bumper boats" arrangement of tight moorings in Tyrell.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-08-2018, 19:21
Replies: 45
Views: 8,097
Posted By amiller
Re: Grenada St Vincent & Grenadines itinerary advice

Skip Canuoan. We didn't have security issues but there is nothing much to see there anyway.

I felt that Tyrell Bay was crowded and touristy. Instead go around to the big beach in front of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 09:46
Replies: 101
Views: 19,555
Posted By amiller
Re: Windward Island Hell: Its no longer a safe place to sail.

Oh, I found the pirate article. It's actually about Venezuela, so not really relevant.
...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2018, 09:40
Replies: 101
Views: 19,555
Posted By amiller
Re: Windward Island Hell: Its no longer a safe place to sail.

We just spent a year cruising from Grenada to the Bahamas. There are a lot of boat boys around, but they were all pleasant. We did tip $5 when mooring by the Pitons but otherwise didn't pay anyone...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 12-08-2018, 09:55
Replies: 16
Views: 3,393
Posted By amiller
Re: Sold on a 450. Dammit!

They're great boats!
We were aboard a number of them in the Caribbean, they make great family boats.
One of the best boats we spent time on just got listed for sale, it is very well kept up. ...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 07-07-2018, 09:10
Replies: 14
Views: 3,680
Posted By amiller
Re: Family of 5 starting year long boat trip. Advice?

Congrats on taking the plunge!
We just got back from a year with our girls age 7 and 9.

Tip #1: Consider hiring someone to deliver your boat south for you. It's a lot of miles, and those miles...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 18-06-2018, 08:39
Replies: 26
Views: 2,661
Posted By amiller
Re: Genoa car moving backwards under load

I've had the same problem, and it's not user error.

My solution was to use a piece of 2mm dyneema threaded through the hole at the front of the car, looped through a little gap between the front...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 04-06-2018, 16:23
Replies: 13
Views: 3,605
Posted By amiller
Re: new US Customs reporting app

Just used it coming in to Ft Lauderdale from Bahamas. Easy. Quick. WiFi is not needed, worked fine over ATT cell connection. Way better than going to customs in person!
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 29-05-2018, 10:46
Replies: 41
Views: 9,903
Posted By amiller
Re: Security at Anchor Eastern Caribbean

We just spent the year coming from Grenada to Florida. Two thoughts:

1-security. We didn't stress about it. Lift your dinghy at night, lock it up in sketchy towns. Just don't be the easiest target...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 17-04-2018, 08:53
Replies: 22
Views: 4,163
Posted By amiller
Re: Selloff plans for end of trip?

Good plan, we are doing this now. Cheaper to buy than rent for a year, even with getting hosed on the sale. We are from the Pacific NW, and it was much more practical to buy in the Caribbean. We are...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 11-04-2018, 08:11
Replies: 4
For Sale: 2006 Leopard 40
Views: 3,039
Posted By amiller
Re: 2006 Leopard 40

Update:
Boat is currently in Puerto Rico.
A more thorough listing is up at:
Leopard 40 Catamaran for sale by owner Puerto Rico (https://www.catamaransite.com/leopard-40-catamaran-for-sale-13.html)
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 17-03-2018, 05:59
Replies: 4
For Sale: 2006 Leopard 40
Views: 3,039
Posted By amiller
Re: 2006 Leopard 40

Hi Dave,
Thanks for your comments.
Unfortunately, she doesn't have A/C. There are circuits on the panel for air-con, but she does not have A/c nor a Northern Lights genset. I don't think she...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 16-03-2018, 17:18
Replies: 4
For Sale: 2006 Leopard 40
Views: 3,039
Posted By amiller
2006 Leopard 40

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SNGNY8gooYLRh0dZ2Sea Monkey is a 2006 Leopard 40. She has had smart and practical upgrades and has evolved into a well sorted family cruising boat. Shes awesome, and shed...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-02-2018, 14:30
Replies: 23
Views: 4,782
Posted By amiller
Re: US to Virgins - a Trip Description and What the Virgins are like after the Storm

Aragon is there and intact.
Sufficient supplies at the grocery, and good BBQ chicken!
No laundry building left....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-02-2018, 11:28
Replies: 23
Views: 4,782
Posted By amiller
Re: US to Virgins - a Trip Description and What the Virgins are like after the Storm

We are here now, in the BVI on our path up from Grenada. Dominica, St Martin, the VIs...all have been hard hit, but they are springing back at differing rates.

There are certainly fewer charter...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 07-02-2018, 09:47
Replies: 32
Views: 6,039
Posted By amiller
Re: Home schooling on boat

We "boat school". Our home state (Oregon, USA) does not require a formal curriculum, just that they test at certain benchmarks for 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade.

Our 3rd grader is very studious, and...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 06-02-2018, 09:38
Replies: 32
Views: 4,358
Posted By amiller
Re: Blender or What?? on board

Hand crank blender from GSI for big projects and ice.
Vortex Hand-Cranked Camping Blender - 2 Speed | GSI Outdoors (https://www.gsioutdoors.com/vortex-blender.html)

We also have the wand style...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 03-02-2018, 18:54
Replies: 49
Views: 11,765
Posted By amiller
Re: Sell me on your favorite cat

Amen to that. We have a $100 knock off and it works great too. No more rusting on the back rail...just stow it away when not in use!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-01-2018, 18:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By amiller
Re: New Mattress? -- St. Martin

Do you do anything to keep things cool? Some sort of slats or springs underneath, or is it naturally cool?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-01-2018, 15:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By amiller
New Mattress? -- St. Martin

Looking for recommendations for having a new mattress made. Current "master" cabin has an old, gross, and thin charter mattress. Hoping to be in French St. Martin in February and was wondering if you...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-12-2017, 09:58
Replies: 40
Views: 8,477
Posted By amiller
Re: Boat Boys - moorings and tipping

At the Pitons you have little choice, but we paid a relatively low $10EC (last week). We aren't a charter boat, so I don't think we get the hard sale like the charter boats do...in the Tobago Cays...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-12-2017, 06:59
Replies: 23
Views: 6,796
Posted By amiller
Re: Flushing poo with poo

HopCar, I agree. The holding tank is brand new, the discharge line brand new, the joker valve, brand new.

The system worked great for the 3 days I had the old manual flush pump in place, there is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-12-2017, 17:02
Replies: 23
Views: 6,796
Posted By amiller
Re: Flushing poo with poo

Unfortunately, it is recirculated waste coming in from the little holes at the top. (I'm glad I've only been experimenting with coffee grounds, since the first faulty flush). Contents clear out of...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-12-2017, 12:23
Replies: 23
Views: 6,796
Posted By amiller
Unhappy Re: Flushing poo with poo

Thanks Peggy, yes, I did actually follow the instructions in the manual, which includes reference to adding a loop up to the height of the holding tank if poo recirculates. The contact info for the...
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