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    Camp Under the Stars - Shooting stars, the Milky Way and full moons light up the night sky. Whether you are an amateur astronomer, a first time stargazer or planning a romantic getaway, you'll love ...
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    Portable Grills and Campground Cooking - With the summer season comes barbecue and grilling season. From portable propane grills and barbecues to cooking over the campfire there are a lot of ways to barbecue this ...
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    Volunteer (Vacation) in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness - The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is looking for volunteers this summer for a variety of projects. Consider this a working volunteer vacation into one of the most pristine ...
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    Oregon, New Hampshire and Maui Campgrounds Reviewed - With this great weather across the country, campers are packing up and heading to the great outdoors. Are you planning a camping trip and looking for a campground? Check out ...
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    Coffee Makers for Campers - I'm a coffee lover. It's not just the caffeine pick-me-up in the morning, but the rich aroma of roasted beans and holding a warm cup of coffee while the sun ...
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    Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania Campground Reviews - About Camping Readers submit campground reviews and the latest have come from around the country -- Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Riverside Lodge Cabins & RV Resort - Inverness, Florida ...
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    Explore Zion's Parunuweap Canyon - Plan a Utah adventure this spring with Sol Fitness Adventures' guided multi-night backpacking trip. You'll explore Parunuweap, a spectacular Utah slot canyon that could be called the Narrows 'little ...
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    Spring Wildflower Viewing - The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations on national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy ...
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    Celebrate the National Parks - National Parks Week is April 21-29, 2012. National Parks Week is just around the corner; have you made plans? All 397 of your national parks, monuments and historical sites offer ...
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    Get On the Trail... Again - Campers love hiking, which is why the activity was voted the Readers' Choice Award winner for Favorite Outdoors Activity while camping. A lot of campgrounds have trailheads nearby, so it's ...
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    M C A warns boatowners using (or advertising for) "Paying Crew" - We have been advising on the CruiserLog Forum against the practice of engaging "paying crews" for a long time, pointing out the legal and insurance implications. The debate became quite heated at times and many advocates of the "paying crew" side unfortunately refused to see the logic of our argument. Well, now the logic has been seen by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency. (Ref. Practical Boat Owner no. 509 may 2009) Mr....
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    One step closer to moving aboard, sold the small boat to make room for the big one. - Well, we've just sold our smaller boat, a Rawson 30, to a wonderful couple who will be giving the boat a good home and hopefully cruising on her in the next few years. The closing is scheduled for early next week. I'm happy to have her off our mooring so we have a spot for our cruising boat! But now, we'll be without a boat to sail for a couple months. We're scheduled to move our schooner back to the water sometime this summer. Earliest possible ...
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    Can you do an extended cruise in a 30' Catalina sloop? - I'm sure you could cruise around the Caribbean in just about anything if you really wanted to, but realistically, is a 30' Catalina sloop an OK yacht to cruise on if you're fine with the small size? How about sailing a boat like that outside the Caribbean, like from the Caribbean to Australia, or Fiji? Full discussion ....
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    Boat Stoves - I need a new stove for my Morgan 33 Out Island. Everyone here in Vermont uses propane. A friend who had a blow up favors a Wallas diesel. Any ideas? We will eventually be doing blue water sailing. Full discussion ....
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    The Red Sea or Cape of Good Hope Route? The circumnavigator's dilemma - Due to the many incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Aden I would be interested to know if any current cruising circumnavigators are still planning on transiting the Red Sea as opposed to the alternative Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town, South Africa) route for the next Indian Ocean crossing "season". In your replies, please state whether: You are now in the region and planning your Indian Ocean crossing next "season"; Or Planning your future circumn...
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    Mediterranean passages - sailing notes. - Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages: Depending on the time you would like to complete the passage, your departure point and personal preference, you must decide whether to take a southern route via Malta (south of Sicily) or a northern route along the Messina Strait in Italy (north of Sicily). In general the northern route is shorter and faster than the southern. Also the northern route has shorter legs and more places to stop...
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    Cruisers in Turkey, information requested - The following has been posted to "Latest News" on the Cruising Wiki's Turkey page: "From 1st January '09, a detailed inventory form is required for entry and exit to and from Turkey. The form must detail all main items aboard such as engines, generators, sails, electronics such as SSB, VHF, GPS, and all items such as bicycles, binoculars, stereos, computers, television sets, etc. This form will be attached to the yacht's cruisin...
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    World Cruising and Sailing Wiki, a free, online World Cruising Guide - A new feature is currently being added to the article pages of the World Cruising Wiki. Co-ordinates are being added in "GPS" format and these co-ordinates are formatted as a link which when clicked, takes you to a page of Geo resources where you can get local photos, chartlets, etc., or go direct to Google Earth, etc., for these co-ordinates. (Wiki editors see the Wiki's "Help" section for the 'co-ordinates" template) A good ex...
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    Yacht Maintenance Schedules - Daily/Weekly Yacht Maintenance Electrical and Electronics Check the battery charge level, in both the engine and the house batteries. If the battery levels are low then charging circuits (battery charger, alternator, etc) will need to be engaged. Remember that leaving a lead acid battery discharged for extended periods of time damages the battery and shortens its life. Engine If the engine has been running then these tasks nee...
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    sv Ultimate - Yacht Missing in the Atlantic Ocean, Crew - Tom Bouter and Theckla Franssen - sv Ultimate - Yacht Missing in the Atlantic Ocean, Crew - Tom Bouter and Theckla Franssen. Information needed: See Navtex message below, yacht is still missing. Yotreps gives just a little more information. Does anybody have any information? I'm not connected, just concerned. Any information will help. Full details ....
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    Topping Up The Diesel Tanks At Sea - Thought I would share this one with you and ask what others do. As I do yacht deliveries, we often have to carry spare fuel in cans and use this to top up the tanks when making passage. Pouring fuel can be a difficult job as the fillers are usually outside the rails and, with the boat heaving around, it is hard to avoid spillage. An effective method I have developed is to use an outboard engine hand primer pump (you know, the kind you use with a...
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    Watch-keeping On A Cruising Yacht - keeping watch on longer passages at sea. - For longer coastal passages and ocean voyages, formal watch-keeping should begin as soon as your yacht has cleared port and is settled down on her course at sea. What watch-keeping routine do you use? (hours on/off) Why does this work best for you? Also see the Watch-keeping section on the Cruising Wiki HERE. Full discussion ....
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    Rigging wire / turnbuckle sizes on a cruising yacht. - We have in hand two good quotes for rigging gear to do our 35' cruising yacht with (out of about 8 quotes in total). There are two paths we can pursue from here and some questions that we need to answer. One path is to rig with the same size wires 5/16" all round, except that the inner forestay and upper shrouds are 1/4". The yacht is a Masthead, dual inline spreaders, 12mt stick, 7ton boat, single backstay with no runners, 4 x lower shrouds. The...
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    Catamaran vs Monohull Sailing Yachts, a comparison. - Catamaran vs Monohull is a question often asked - the advantages and disadvantages of cruising on a single hull compared to a multihull? Phil Berman of the Multihull Company, the sponsor of this "Multihull Club" forum board, has written an interesting article on the subject. More ....
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    Queequeg Two - search for survivors of the stricken yacht (catamaran) has been called off. - We have learned that they have ended the search for the yacht Queequeg II. We are heartbroken! (daughter of one of the missing sailors). Details ....
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    Capsized Yacht Queequeg II survivor rescued. - The man that was found from the stricken yacht Queequeg II is Leo Sherman. He was found clinging to the boat and is hopefully now receiving medical attention. Apparently, divers are going to search the boat more thoroughly. We are still hoping that my dad (Joe Strykowski) and Quen Cultra could be out there on a raft or the dingy - or clinging to something. I feel caught between joy and despair. Having hope but wanting to brace myself against the ...
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    Father Missing Off Madagascar - catamaran Queequeg II capsized! - Father Missing Off Madagascar from the catamaran Queequeg II - This is all the information I have. I am posting this in hope that someone out there will find him If you or someone you know is in the area, please help! About 48 hours ago, someone on my father's boat (The Queequeg II) hit "the panic button" sending a distress call. The Embassy of Madagascar sent a search party and 36 hours ago they found the Queegueg II capsized. No bodies were fou...
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    Declaring Firearms Aboard a Cruising Yacht - If a USA flagged sailing yacht pulls into port in another country that is more restrictive in its firearms laws, the USA yacht is required to declare firearms and ammunition. I saw this in most countries in the CRUISING WIKI section. No problem, right? Some nations require that the firearms be impounded and given back upon departure. Have there been instances of firearms being "lost" by the authorities, or have authorities objected to certain fir...
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    Choosing An RYA Sailing School - Having looked at a number of forums I think it would help if I gave a few pointers about how to select a sailing school. There are a number of points worth looking at. Full details ....
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    A Call To All Cruisers Around The World - The World Cruising and Sailing Wiki is a free, online world cruising guide developed by cruisers, for cruisers. This Cruising Wiki already contains almost 4,000 pages and has already had 250,000 page views - and growing fast The World Cruising Wiki contains information about world ports, country immigration and customs procedures, local weather info, radio nets, approaches and navigation, ocean passages, marinas, yacht clubs, anchorages, photos, ...
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    40' - 45' Bluewater Cruiser?! - I'm looking to purchase my first sailboat and I am in need of some guidance. I was leaning towards a steel or aluminum hull but most do not have a swim step and walk through transom. It sounds kind of odd but the is a top criteria for me. Three reasons: it is easier to land big fish, it is easiers to board from a tender, and I have a dog who loves the water and if she jumps I need to get her back aboard somehow. Do you know of any steel hulled sl...
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    Greece Cruising Guide - A Free, Online Resource For Sailors - The Greece Cruising Guide, a section on the free, online World Cruising and Sailing Wiki, has now developed into a VERY usable sailing resource along with many other well developed cruising guides for regions around the world. The World Cruising Wiki Cruising Guides are developed and written by cruisers, for cruisers. These Cruising Guides contain up-to-date information on countries, immigration and customs, world ports, marinas and yacht clubs, ...
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    Caribbean Cruising Guide - The Caribbean section of the Cruising Wiki is now well underway - many sections are already very useful and interesting and, of course, free for anyone to access. Our collective thanks to all those who have already contributed their information to date - it is most appreciated by all cruisers around the world. Thank you! I am posting this message on this board to make an appeal to all who have knowledge of the Caribbean region to make a concerted...
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    Oceanswatch - Anyone Know Much About Them?, www.oceanswatch.org - The Oceanswatch web site was interesting to me, but I'm not familiar with many charitable organizations traveling on small private yachts, and so I wrote to Oceanswatch for a copy of their charter before I went any further. They really haven't been very forthcoming, it seems. On their web site, under "charter" they state: "Copies of our Trust documents are available on request by emailing chris@oceanswatch.org" I emailed Chris, and here are the e...
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    Cruising Blogs and Narratives. - The best way to learn about cruising is to read other cruisers' Blogs, Narratives and Voyage Logs and see how they are doing it "out there". Cruising Blogs and Narratives...
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    World Cruising and Sailing Wiki - the free World Cruising Guide for cruising sailors. - The World Cruising and Sailing Wiki has been established by Cruiserlog.com so that all cruising sailors around the world can have free access to as much information on cruising around the world as possible. This cruising and sailing Wiki is a resource to which all sailors are encouraged to freely contribute and thereby help to build a great reference resource for the benefit of all cruisers that are sailing around the world. Th...
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    Storm Management for Ocean Cruisers - At the 32nd Annual Seven Seas Cruising Association Convention in Melbourne, Florida, I presented a short discussion on STORM MANAGEMENT FOR CRUISERS. I have now uploaded the talk on my website so that fellow sailors can learn more about storm management from an experienced cruiser's perspective. Full discussion ....
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    To All Cruisers - Information On Cruising Expenses. - This is not "how much does it cost to cruise." This isn't "How much did you spend in Fiji?" This is, "what do you spend on a monthly or weekly basis in the various ports while cruising?" It doesn't have to be exact, and shouldn't be overblown, but this is intended to buttress the arguments of many destination-based businesses that cruising sailors are good for the local economy. This is a subject near and dear to my heart, because it isn't just F...
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    Cruising Fiji - Up To Date Information. - Some very important information has been updated TODAY on the Cruising & Sailing Wiki's Fiji page. Cruisers planning to visit Fiji should read this. Details ....
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    Cruising and Sailing Wiki by CruiserLog - CruiserLog is proud to have established this new Cruising and Sailing Wiki so that all cruisers around the world can have free access to as much information on the topic as possible. This cruising and sailing Wiki is a resource to which all members are encouraged to freely contribute and help to build a great reference resource for the benefit of all cruisers that are sailing around the world. Details ....
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    Boom Brakes & Preventers, Preventing Injuries. - Not wishing to pre-empt the findings of the investigation into the latest tragedy in the ARC rally. But taking a good hard look at preventing injuries from being hit specifically by booms:- During racing, the controlled gybe manoeuver may be performed many times without the use of a boom preventer - this is understandable. However, when in a cruising mode and when setting a course for a distant destination, is there a good reason for not using ...
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    Yacht "No Komis" Epirb Activated - Indonesia - We just got this message from a friend's wife. Her husband's EPIRB (Yacht NO KOMIS) went off and he dropped off the nets and e-mail. The local SAR does not seem to have many assets/capabilities. We don't know Indonesia very well, anyone have any suggestions as to any other actions she should take? "Great to hear from you and get the photos. Life is stressful for me right now. Terry and his yacht "No Komis" are the subject of a search by Search ...
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    Schooner Alvei Overdue To New Zealand. - An aircraft is to carry out a search for a ship which was due to arrive in New Zealand on Saturday. The 92ft schooner Alvei left Port Vila in Vanuatu with nine people onboard more than three weeks ago. The Alvei is described as a learning vessel, which gives travelers the experience of sailing on a traditional ship. Its crew and passengers are believed to be aged between 27 and 66 and include Australians, Americans, a New Zealander and an English...
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    Caribbean or Bahamas - where to keep a yacht? - This is a somewhat general question but where would be a good place to moor a yacht - the Bahamas or in the Caribbean? When I say good, I mean a combination of relatively cheap-to-fly- to, close to an airport, relatively cheap and safe to moor a sailing yacht that is also a good cruising destination. Full discussion ....
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    Cruising And Sailing In Guyana - Information for Cruisers. - Cruising in Guyana Situate on the North Eastern seaboard of South America, though it's name translates from it's Amerindian origin to mean, Land of Many Waters, Guyana was not, until recently, considered a cruising destination. But, four years ago a flotilla of some 4 yachts sailed up the majestic Essequibo River, the third largest in South America, to discover that it's fresh waters offered amongst the most attractive anchorages in the South Ame...
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    Solar Panel Life-span On Sailing Yachts? - Just wondering how long some of you have had your solar panels? If you have noticed any degeneration in efficiency, and what brand you have? Also, if anyone can recommend a good book on solar power - drycell battery systems and energy consumption calculations (i.e. how many and what size panels are needed to power specific systems) it would be greatly appreciated. Full discussion ....
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    Non-EU Yachts In Greece? - Does anyone have current experience of this charge for sailing yachts that visit Greece? I have just been told that there is a huge fee to pay, based on L.O.A x beam, if your boat stays longer than 3 months. This is not mentioned in the Imray Greek Waters Pilot, edition 9. Full discussion ....
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    Piracy Attempts On Cruising Yachts - Analysis of the 1st 9 months of 2007. - This analysis of reported attempted attacks on Yachts sailing the world has been carried out by Cruiserlog Moderators in order to evaluate the events/incidents from a cruisers point of view. It is not meant to be a criticism of the ICC International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Report Center's Q3 report for 2007. They receive reports from ships, boats and yachts and précis these for publication in their weekly piracy report which is then widely circu...
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    Freestanding Rigs And..., ... other non traditional approaches. - If anyone's interested in a quick and pretty convincing overview of the value of freestanding rigs, I guess that you could do a lot worse than talk to Eric Sponberg who's not only enthusiastic and clearly knowledgeable but also has a pretty straightforward writing style - I understood nearly every word first time round so Details ....
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    Water Purification On Boats - I came across this product AQUA SALVEO for water purification. Just wondering has anyone used this product OR any other product to do this job. My boat has been sitting for 4 years now and I suspect the water is maybe older than that. I can't remove the tanks without some major demolition and reconstruction work so is this the best alternative. Full discussion ....
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    Cruising And Sailing Wiki, A community project, all sailors encouraged to contribute. - Has anyone noticed the very quiet birth of the CruiserLog Cruising and Sailing Wiki? This Cruising and Sailing Wiki will develop into an extremely useful resource for all cruisers around the world - be built by all cruisers around the world who are always so willing to share their knowledge and information. Cruising and Sailing Wiki ....
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    E-mail At Sea For Sailing Yachts - We have an ICOM IC-M700PRO SSB Radio Telephone installed in sailing yacht "Gallivanter". What is the simplest and most cost effective upgrade which would enable us to send & receive e-mail at sea? I understand I'll need to purchase some sort of modem and sign-up with a service provider. Options abound and I'm just curious about which is the best / cost effective way to go in these modern times. Full discussion ....
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    Advance Notice of Arrival (ANOA) for cruising yachts required in some countries. - Countries around the world are fast changing existing regulations or activating new regulations regarding Advance Notice of Arrival (ANOA) for yachts. These regulations are currently being applied with little notice so it is imperative that there be a central database that is constantly updated for cruisers to refer to. Full details ....
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    Boat Fenders For A Sailing Yacht, cylindrical or spherical? - Is there a practical reason why some cruisers choose round over cylindrical (or vice versa) fenders for a sailing yacht? I have been told the guide for fender size is 2.5cm per 1.5m (1" per 5') of boat length for cylindrical, and 5cm per 1.5m (2" per 5') for round; is this an effective measure? Some sailors also seem to think that suspending fenders from the hand railings/wire between staunchions is poor seamanship is there a modern reason why th...
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    Manual vs Electric Windlass For Sailing Yacht? - From all of your experience is it feasible to use a manual windlass or are the 12 volt models the only way to go on a sailing yacht? The cost of the manual models is so much less that i would like to go that way. I have just found out the hard way that pulling up and anchor and chain by hand in a windward anchorage can be difficult and dangerous. Thanks for your thoughts. Full discussion ....
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    Ciguatera, A Danger For Yacht Crews Sailing In The Tropics - When catching dinner, how concerned are cruisers and sailors about catching fish which carry the Ciguatera toxin? I only know what amounts to 'folklore'. In Australian waters many anglers avoid eating large fish which are known to dwell amid coral reefs. The parrot fish (beautiful fillets!!) is known to be particularly prone to Ciguatera. I understand that fish caught in deep water, or away from coral, do not carry Ciguatera. Is this correct? Ful...
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    Panama Canal Transit - Current Cost Details for sailing yachts. - Firstly, I use an agent for a sailing yacht where a lot of cruisers do everything themselves and thus save quite a considerable amount of money. The reason for using an agent is time - we are undertaking a delivery and the quicker we can get through the canal the better. I used Stanley Scott and he is kept updated as to the date and time of our arrival in Colon. Full report ....
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    Being Your Own Mechanic as owner of a sailing yacht. - Reading this sailing blog for the past few weeks makes me realize how incredibly difficult it must be to own a boat if you don't have the skills to do the mechanical work yourself. I wonder what percent of today's cruisers rely on a mechanic versus do-it-yourself? Full discussion ....
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    How Do You Mark Your sailing yacht's Anchor Chain? - I thought it would be interesting to hear about the various methods used to mark anchor chain on a sailing yacht. I have seen a very effective method of having cable-ties every 10 meters - one for 10m. 2 for 20m, etc. Full discussion ....
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    Good Cruising And Sailing Quotes... - Cruising let?s you share a back porch with a billionaire. Many more quotes ...
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    Delivery Yachtsman Freed In Gibraltar - 2 months in jail I believe and I can't imagine how much pain and money this cost him and his sailing crew. What a nightmare situation to find oneself in when you thought you were doing something relaxing and enjoyable. Full discussion ....
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    Sailing/cruising To Achieve One's Goals. - After reading Liz Clark's sailing blog, my husband and I started talking about what was so refreshing about it (besides the good grammar and pics!). Well, the thing that jumped out was the fact that this cruiser wasn't identifying herself as a cruiser but instead as a surfer-girl. Her outlook on life, her goals, where she's going and what she's doing doesn't simply focus on "cruising" for the sake of cruising. We realized that we were craving ano...
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    Water Treatment For Tanks On Yachts and Boats in general. - Tony Herrick from Cruising Connections asked whether this product was worth considering for the boating industry. The product is made in S Africa and is approved by the SA Burough of Standards and in use by the local Military amongst many other govt. and semi-govt. organizations and private groups. The retail cost for the water treatment would be in the region of about US$20 per 1,000 liters of water. The best for me is that this treatment is odo...
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    Hurricane DEAN - warning for the Caribbean - Hurricane Dean - a warning has been issued for the Caribbean and in particular to St Lucia and Martinique. Dean had been looking a little more ragged on satellite this morning due to some dry air intrusion, and a bit of westerly shear. However recent visible and enhanced IR satellite loops indicate Hurricane Dean's structure has improved, and may be starting the forecasted steady strengthening. In fact, the 5:00 a.m. advisory reported a minimum c...
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    Tropical Depression Four ( TD 4 ) and Disturbance 91L - Atlantic storms. - Tropical Depression Four (TD 4 ) a storm in the Atlantic - this was designated late this morning. It's moving to the west, and I expect this motion to continue for the next 72 hours. I feel the NHC has a good track forecast right now, based on what I've seen in the forecast steering currents as mentioned this morning. This could change as this reaches T.S. or Hurricane status. I will continue to monitor that and put out a forecast if needed regar...
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    Navigation software - what is good for use on a sailing yacht? - Hi, just a quick question - I've been looking for navigation software and found there is lots of it for sailing yachts. I came across a program called Software on Board that runs C Maps. So, I was just wondering if anyone has this and can tell me what it's like. Can anyone tell me what type of GPS antenna would be best (an internal or an external)? My boat is aluminium and I'm not sure how the signal would go through aluminium, and, is the accura...
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    GPS - WAAS discontinued so does your GPS unit require a software update? - What does this mean for existing (maybe older) GPS receivers? Do they require a software update for the changes? Perhaps you should contact the supplier or manufacturer of your unit to confirm. Full discussion .....
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    Yacht Clandara in difficulty in the Indian Ocean - Latest News. - Yacht Clandara - catamaran adrift in the Indian Ocean. SA men wait on rescue from yacht Clandara 01/08/2007 12:15 - (SA) Johannesburg - Authorities on the island of Reunion said it could take them until Saturday to get to the yacht Clandara adrift in the Indian Ocean, SABC news reported on Wednesday. Four yachtsmen on board the catamaran Clandara were stranded in deep seas after their yacht lost its mast, sail and radio antenna during heavy storm...
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    What if you come upon a boatload of refugees while cruising? - So, you're sailing along happily on your 40' yacht (just you and your wife), some 200 miles from the nearest landfall and you see a boat ahead. As you get closer you notice that the vessel is lying very low in the water and the people aboard are waving their arms frantically. As you approach you see that the vessel is very close to sinking and there are about 20 men aboard - obviously a boatload of refugees. It appears that the boat is going down...
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    Sailing through the Panama Canal - lessons learned. - We had heard a bunch of horror stories about sailing a yacht through the Panama Canal, but we just went across last week and had no problems. If you are doing the transit from North to South (Caribbean to Pacific), here are some tips: Full discussion .....
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    Pilot-House sailing yachts - how seaworthy? - Other aspects of pilot-house sailing yachts that should be considered? Full discussion .....
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    Sailing Yacht's Propeller Energy Conversion? - I was just reading the thread on sailing yacht propellers and was wondering if anybody has ever used their propeller to generate electricity while under sail. Seems like it would be easy enough just install a gear on the shaft and connect it to some form of small turbine . I would think this could be a pretty efficient way to charge batteries, etc., while under sail but I've never heard anyone comment on it. Full discussion ....
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    The danger of a lightning strike on a sailing yacht? - Some sources state that a typical cruiser has a fair to high probability of his sailing yacht being struck by lightning at least once. Surveyors often are called upon to inspect vessels damaged by it. Some statistics say about half of the boats take some form of defensive measures. What are these? Full discussion ...
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    Yacht Sean Seamour II Sinks In Mid Atlantic - Dream adventure on high seas turns into sailor's sailing nightmare. - This is the log of actions and events driven by the only-subsequently named Sub-tropical Storm Andrea, leading to the sinking of s/v Sean Seamour II and the successful rescue of its entire crew on the early morning of May 7th 2007. We departed from Green Cove Springs on the Saint Johns River in the early morning of May 2nd, 2007. Gibraltar was our prime destination with a planned stopover in the Azores for recommissioning and eventually fuel. The...
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    Cruising in Brazil. - Sailing the Coast of Brazil? New East Coast Yachting Centre Announced. Phillipe Fessard an experienced French sailor, has opened a new yachting centre at Praia do Jacaré, on the Rio Paraiba behind the port of Cabedelo, close to Joao Pessoa, (World Port Index No. 12710, 6 58'S., 34 50'W.). The buoyed channel to Cabedelo is well marked for either day or night entry, with a least depth of more than 8 meters. It is located on the trade wind trans-oce...
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    CHAGOS - Breaking News!, Appeal Court Rules in Favour of BIOT Islanders - Chagos families win legal battle. The islanders have been protesting for the right to return to the island. Families expelled from the Chagos Islands by the British have won their legal battle for the right to return home at the Court of Appeal. Some 2,000 residents were forced out when the British colony in the Indian Ocean was leased to the US in the 1960s to build an air base at Diego Garcia. Details .....
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    Maxpower Marine Fuel Cell, A real step forward for sailing yachts? - This Maxpower marine fuel cell looks like a real step forward for the DC needs of a cruising yacht. Full discussion ...
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    Stitch-It Awl, Sail repair tool - and other uses on sailing yachts. - Used a similar tool many years ago - it was a very useful , especially when repairing a genoa  on my sailing yacht where the clew's grommet/cringle had pulled out - this one looks similar. Seems expensive but I guess if it is strongly built it and because it might have an easy life, it should last the life of your boat. Over time it could turn out to save a lot of journeys to the sailmaker. Full Discussion ...
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    Exercise on a sailing yacht at sea? - When out to sea on a sailing yacht for extended periods how do you stay in shape, if you stay in shape? Calisthetics and maybe jump rope come to mind off hand . Full discussion .....
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    Sailing Yacht's first aid kit - what is necessary for cruising? - A cruising yacht is often on passage and far away from any assistance so it is important to have some knowledge and good reference material to treat a variety of possible injuries or ailments - and have the necessary medicines and first aid dressings, etc., close to hand. You cannot carry everything but what do YOU have in your medical kit? Full discussion ....
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    Australian Sailing Yacht Cowrie Dancer In Trouble In Southern Ocean, Australian and South African crew aboard - The Antarctic research vessel SA Agulhas is steaming through rough seas in the Southern Ocean to rescue the crew of an Australian sailing yacht, Cowrie Dancer, after its mizzen mast broke and a crew member was washed overboard in a storm with swells of between five  and eight meters. A South African crew member, Carol Erasmus, 32, of Uvongo on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, was unhurt but exhausted on Tuesday after the ordeal, which too...
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    Regular Sailing Yacht Maintenance Tasks - What needs to be done and how often? - All this talk of sanding and varnishing leads me to the thought that there are plenty of other things that need to be checked over/maintained on a regular basis if we're to stay afloat safely and remain healthy on a sailing yacht. Full discussion ....
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    "Ghost Yacht" (Kaz 2) found drifting off the Australian east coast. - Three sailors missing from the sailing yacht Kaz 11 found drifting off the Australian east coast. The yacht was found with engines idling, lunch prepared and table set and a laptop switched on. Details ....
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    Gripping account of Sailing Yacht Aquarelle while crossing to Australia from New Zealand. - "We are back in Nelson after departing for Australia and running into considerable trouble. Here's what happened. Ken, Graeme our crew, and I finished with New Zealand Customs at about 9:00 am on Thursday, April 12 and headed out toward Farewell Spit headed to Sydney, Australia in calm conditions. The predicted forecast was for a 15 knot winds building throughout the day until Friday afternoon when 30kts and 3 meter swells were expected to peak a...
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