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Forum: Cruiser's Market 10-07-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,902
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Warwick Cardinal 46 for sale

Spirit is a Warwick Cardinal 46 center cockpit sloop built in 1994. Designed by Alan Warwick, one of New Zealand's prominent naval architects and built to his specifications in Taiwan, she provides...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 04-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Addendum

If one carefully looks at the map provided here

http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1839&d=1341123005

you will notice that there are three further countries located...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 04-02-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Done

Thank you for the excellent suggestion. Iíve taken the liberty of contacting Andy at Pacific Puddle Jump, briefly explained the situation, directed him to this thread and queried whether he could...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 04-01-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Update

This is an update regarding the overland Dubai to Aqaba option, in order to reach the Mediterranean Sea on a westward passage.

Negotiations with Naber & Co. International Forwarders and Nabresco...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-18-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Risk Assesment

You have raised some interesting points in # 39.

From what I have garnered from reports regarding attacks on yachts in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea during 2012, the reported number of...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Quote: February 2013 “The Maritime...

Quote: February 2013

“The Maritime Shipping Centre-Horn of Africa (MSCHOA), NATO Shipping Centre, UK Maritime and Trade Organisation (UKMTO) and MARLO are united in their advice that sailing...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Things have been very quiet today, insofar as...

Things have been very quiet today, insofar as none of the quotes I am awaiting have materialized.

I’ve been hanging around the computer all day, although I know that these things take time to...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Congratulations, Tom! I found this image...

Congratulations, Tom!

I found this image with the principal dimensions here:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KGBnskLmKxY/TIp6IT8Q9tI/AAAAAAAACRo/8GxOXlB6EkA/s1600/2095+Tartan+41+arrangement.jpg...
Forum: SE Asia, The Red Sea & Indian Ocean 03-16-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,946
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Piracy Update Ė Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Arabian Sea

This is an update concerning Somali piracy activity in the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and increasing incidents of piracy off the coasts of Yemen and southern Oman in the North Indian Ocean,...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-16-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Sounds good in theory and this would certainly...

Sounds good in theory and this would certainly lower the costs as there would be no overhang.

However, although Iím no structural engineer, I would say that no matter how good the effort, that...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
The logistics department of Naber & Co....

The logistics department of Naber & Co. International Forwarders in Jordan have responded to my email query concerning overland transport of S/Y Spirit from Dubai to Aqaba.

Preliminary...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-15-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Regarding further developments, today has been a...

Regarding further developments, today has been a quiet day.

With regard to the estimate for sea-transport of Spirit from Phuket to Port Said, Egypt, Blue Bell Shipping informed me that as the...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-14-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Short update: Today I received a positive...

Short update:

Today I received a positive response from Blue Bell Shipping concerning an estimate for sea-transport of Spirit from Phuket to Port Said. Sent their offices in Dubai images of...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Update

Here is a quick update concerning the most recent developments:

Having attempted to contact NABRESCO (Odeh Naber & Sons Transport Co.) in Amman, Jordan by e-mail, I received a message this...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-12-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
G'Day Trim50 You're welcome and I'll...

G'Day Trim50

You're welcome and I'll certainly keep the forum posted. I am well aware that I am not the only one in this position. There are any number of yacht owners currently looking for a...
Forum: Bypassing The Gulf of Aden 03-12-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,525
Posted By CruisingSpirit
The Dubai - Aqaba Option

Thank you redbopeep for starting this thread and also to Trim50 for the excellent input of a viable and interesting option, as opposed to sailing through the Gulf Of Aden and the Red Sea, with all...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-30-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Congratulations on your new boat, atavist. Keep...

Congratulations on your new boat, atavist. Keep us posted on your journeys.

Fair winds!

CruisingSpirit
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-30-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,130
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Wildernestech, Thanks for the story about...

Wildernestech,

Thanks for the story about your friends as well, which I enjoyed immensely. Perhaps I was unclear in my writing because I extolled the pleasures of sailing solo so enthusiastically....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-22-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,130
Posted By CruisingSpirit
I learned to sail solo on a 21 ft. Yngling. I...

I learned to sail solo on a 21 ft. Yngling. I think some of the happiest moments of my life occurred when I had the Spinnaker set, the tiller between my knees and I was roaring up the Alpine lake I...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-22-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,130
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Hello Richard, Thanks for the feedback and...

Hello Richard,

Thanks for the feedback and Iím glad that I am able to contribute something here, despite not (yet) being a full-time cruiser.

I assume that it was another boat called ďSpiritĒ...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-18-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,130
Posted By CruisingSpirit
I must admit that Iím as pleased as punch as to...

I must admit that Iím as pleased as punch as to how beautifully Spirit sails and how easy she is to manage, even when Iím sailing her alone. When I started looking for my ďidealĒ boat many years ago,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-16-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,130
Posted By CruisingSpirit
Post Hi. Following this thread has been a good read....

Hi. Following this thread has been a good read. Here are my 2 cents worth.

In reply to the initial question, yes, I can easily reach the mainsheet from the helm. The helmsman also has direct...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-16-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By CruisingSpirit
I can recommend yachtsure.com, a fully ...

I can recommend yachtsure.com, a fully interactive yacht insurance website and 100% Lloyd's Syndicates Managed by Underwriting Risk Services Ltd (http://www.undriskserv.com/).

After entering...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 06-24-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By CruisingSpirit
A German family of three, two adults and a...

A German family of three, two adults and a child, have been kidnapped from their yacht off Yemen and taken to the mountainous regions of Somaliland. Negotiations for their release have been...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-13-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By CruisingSpirit
I like the new skin and find it looks excellent....

I like the new skin and find it looks excellent. The design is refreshing, easy to read and certainly more professional in appearance.

Compliment!

Michael
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