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Forum: Living Aboard 11-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,401
Posted By truda
Thanks Capta for this remark. As a Brazilian Ive...

Thanks Capta for this remark. As a Brazilian Ive grown to be much embarassed by the lack of safety for yachties in my home country too, with many despicable episodes on record. I think you are...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-23-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,401
Posted By truda
Many thanks, Obrigado, Joo! Avisarei indo por...

Many thanks, Obrigado, Joo! Avisarei indo por a. :-)
Forum: Living Aboard 10-23-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,401
Posted By truda
Free, Safe and legally OK anchoring sites?

Salty friends, back here after a long interval of working like a mule to keep the daughters in school. Our ocean cruising still a while away but our resolve only strenghtens.

I have a (maybe...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-14-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,922
Posted By truda
Many thanks for your comments! Seems there´s a...

Many thanks for your comments! Seems there´s a consensus on digital charts x paper charts being more an issue of user common sense than trust in accuracy.

Cheers,

José & Nalu
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-13-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,922
Posted By truda
By the way, is there a particular digital chart...

By the way, is there a particular digital chart brand/system which is more accurate for the Pacific islands, in particular those farther from the beaten track? I suspect not, but would welcome...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-24-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,582
Posted By truda
Having been around whales for the last 30+ years,...

Having been around whales for the last 30+ years, and particularly Southern right whales for 27, my advice is: keep away from juveniles/subadults. Their behavior is definitely more erratic and they...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-24-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By truda
There once was a sailor Who travelled way...

There once was a sailor

Who travelled way South

And ended his days off Brazil

Charts galore he bought

Local Navy, he thought,
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 04-05-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,408
Posted By truda
Thanks for your comment. Indeed there´s a...

Thanks for your comment. Indeed there´s a complaint from PART of the former Chagossian community (a thorough reading of news will indicate that some are in fact in favor of further protection for...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 04-02-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,408
Posted By truda
Friends, As some of you may be aware, the...

Friends,

As some of you may be aware, the British Government has just established the worldá largest Marine Protected Area, a no-take reserve encompassing the Chagos. I was one of the more than...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 03-05-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,540
Posted By truda
Thanks for sharing so much experience with us! As...

Thanks for sharing so much experience with us! As I go down the road of eventually owning a sailboat and leaving my landlubber life, I am truly grateful to people like you who take some time to offer...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-27-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By truda
:-) :-) I didnt mean it in an insulting way......

:-) :-) I didnt mean it in an insulting way... but do look at the boat! I spent about an hour just looking at it in the Museum. It gives you quite some respect for the guy... and and undeniable...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-26-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By truda
Im sorry - heres a much smaller file of the...

Im sorry - heres a much smaller file of the same photo for easy opening!

J.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-24-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,744
Posted By truda
Hey, many thanks everyone for all these thoughts....

Hey, many thanks everyone for all these thoughts. Will take all of it into consideration, as with every opinion I read here in our forum.

When we finally set sail Ill have to make a list of all...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,732
Posted By truda
Ive been combing the Brazilian press here for...

Ive been combing the Brazilian press here for more detailed reports but so far I just cant figure out what caused this great vessel to go down... 'rough seas'? Thats not enough of an explanation...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-22-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,744
Posted By truda
Hey, MANY thanks for such a comprehensive reply....

Hey, MANY thanks for such a comprehensive reply. It has broadened my view of the issue (eg I was discarding the two-mast option a priori as being too cumbersome, maybe its not if you consider it in...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By truda
:-) In fact they are more interested than Id...

:-) In fact they are more interested than Id like (and their mother, my ex-wife, doesnt appear to like it a bit).

But they will have time to pick up. Julia at 16 is studying Graphic Design in...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,744
Posted By truda
Salty friends, In my years-long study before...

Salty friends,

In my years-long study before actually sailing off, one of the issues Im looking at is whether its worth for us as a middle-aged couple to think of a mast-furling main sail as...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By truda
Here is a photo of Serge Testas boat, now in the...

Here is a photo of Serge Testas boat, now in the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. Seeing it a few weeks ago gave me the certainty that if a crackpot can survive going around in the world in THAT,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By truda
A great thread indeed! Thanks for it....

A great thread indeed! Thanks for it. (http://www.pilothouse50.com/)

I and my partner are planning on a 5-10 year window from now (were both 46). I have two daughters to get through study (14 and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By truda
Not being an American pioneer myself :-), Id...

Not being an American pioneer myself :-), Id surely get the radio on board and make the most of it for our own safety. Sending out a distress message is something else, though. Having full awareness...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-20-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,286
Posted By truda
Interesting to note that this topic has been...

Interesting to note that this topic has been around (and alive) for some years now! :-)

I and my wife intend to share tasks when we finally buy our own boat (shell take diesel mechanics and...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-09-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,349
Posted By truda
An unfortunate piece of news from our corner of...

An unfortunate piece of news from our corner of the world,

Brazilian Navy has cancelled search for the missing captain (and sole crew) of the Argentinian sailboat 'Maja', which left Buenos Aires,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-09-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,114
Posted By truda
Im way late on the woman-hunting question...

Im way late on the woman-hunting question http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif ...
Forum: Regional Piracy 06-28-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By truda
It does boggle my mind to think that modern...

It does boggle my mind to think that modern warlords of the West can direct a drone thousands of Km away into some nondescript Afghan village (and wipe out their citizens both terrorists and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,943
Posted By truda
Thanks for these fast replies! :-) To be...

Thanks for these fast replies! :-)

To be sure I wasnt actually thinking of 'flags of convenience' (though I must say Cook Islands sounds tasty, is it simple to register your boat there?) but...
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