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Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-13-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,291
Posted By camaraderie
Lew...Belkin makes serial to usb adapters that...

Lew...Belkin makes serial to usb adapters that let you use those pactors with any computer.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-12-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,291
Posted By camaraderie
The IIex works with Pactor III but will not tune...

The IIex works with Pactor III but will not tune your radio directly as some of the other Pactors will.

So...it is still a quite usable model but your "deal" is not very good as you can get a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-29-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,920
Posted By camaraderie
You should head to Grenada and then west,...

You should head to Grenada and then west, sticking to the offshore islands of Venezuela and the ABC's to make your passage in a relatively easy manner. There are definitely security issues and here...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-27-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,604
Posted By camaraderie
To Marsh Harbor you want to start in West Palm....

To Marsh Harbor you want to start in West Palm. Leave at about MIDIGHT and head for the Memory Rock Waypoint instead of West End.

You will come onto the banks a bit after daybreak and will have...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-27-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By camaraderie
If you want to see ALL of Florida...then Tiger...

If you want to see ALL of Florida...then Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina is a great place to drop her in:

http://marinas.com/view/marina/2498

Fernandina is a nice town but even more important...
Forum: Other Equipment 09-12-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 34,176
Posted By camaraderie
While you certainly can get away with a manual...

While you certainly can get away with a manual windlass I agree that an electric is far better because:

1. In many anchorages you will drag in a poor bottom and have to go up and down with the...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 09-12-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By camaraderie
[QUOTE=MMNETSEA;12977]Install an electric 12 volt...

[QUOTE=MMNETSEA;12977]Install an electric 12 volt pump to deliver fuel directly to the engine's mechanical fuel pump (via the water separator/fuel filter)

Consider leaving the gravity day tank, in...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-30-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,641
Posted By camaraderie
Don't know if you all know about this one already...

Don't know if you all know about this one already but NOAA also has available an on line program that lets you look at ANY US chart and zoom in to specific spots. I find it handy for preplanning....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-26-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,413
Posted By camaraderie
Skype works great even with cheap equipment as...

Skype works great even with cheap equipment as long as you have a decent hi-speed connection...not dial up. We do skype via wifi with family in Grenada and bought a small laptop cam along with the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-17-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,821
Posted By camaraderie
Barnacle...I will assume you are thinking of...

Barnacle...I will assume you are thinking of Caribe cruising...at the start of the season...people usually head either north...to the Chesapeake and beyond...our South...to Grenada or Trinidad to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-13-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,772
Posted By camaraderie
Kraemer...I would suggest that this is NOT a...

Kraemer...I would suggest that this is NOT a passage that should be attempted in a Catalina 30. There are tons of c30's up north...buy one up there or buy the one in SD and get it trucked north...it...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,201
Posted By camaraderie
aka... We've done the ICW numerous times and...

aka...

We've done the ICW numerous times and are currently based in NC.

The one thing I can tell you is that it continues to deteriorate in terms of depths due to lack of dredging funds and a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-13-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By camaraderie
Just to add a bit to the knowledge base here. We...

Just to add a bit to the knowledge base here. We used Dockwise from Martinique to Ft. Lauderdale a couple of years back when we had hurricane damage. We were MOST satisfied with the quality of the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-05-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,372
Posted By camaraderie
You do NOT need to check out of the USA You...

You do NOT need to check out of the USA

You need passports AND boat papers AND either 150 or 300 bucks to enter the Bahamas depending on your vessel size.

You DO need to check back in to the US...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-05-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,407
Posted By camaraderie
The Caribean Safety and Security Net is on the...

The Caribean Safety and Security Net is on the SSB daily in the Caribe with reports of not only piracy...but any crimes against cruisers.

You can do an island by island search on their website t...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 05-30-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,589
Posted By camaraderie
Ditto that JP...and thanks for clarifying the...

Ditto that JP...and thanks for clarifying the weather reporting used. We often hear that the boat is stronger than the crew but in this case I do believe that the opposite was true...the ocean was...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 05-30-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,589
Posted By camaraderie
Thanks Richard! Yes...the sub-tropical warnings...

Thanks Richard! Yes...the sub-tropical warnings were only issued after all the damage was done and the storm moved south. We were hearing storm warnings here in North Carolina on the previous...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 05-29-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,589
Posted By camaraderie
SeanSeamore.... Thanks so much for posting...

SeanSeamore....

Thanks so much for posting your summary. I am in North Carolina and heard some of the CoastGuard conversation on the VHF about your boat and the 3 others that were lost in the same...
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