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Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-23-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By besemo
200 years ago, so around 1806, everybody -...

200 years ago, so around 1806, everybody - except,it seems, the vikings - knew pretty well where the Americas were to be found.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-05-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,327
Posted By besemo
Hi Captnhook, you ask for an opinion - you are...

Hi Captnhook, you ask for an opinion - you are apt to get one: I would reccommend FIRST to get some experience - then think about the type of boat you want - then think about where to go. There is...
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-27-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,838
Posted By besemo
best - and probably truest - name I ever saw was...

best - and probably truest - name I ever saw was "She's got the house"
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-20-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,771
Posted By besemo
Some more answers or rather opinions: Master...

Some more answers or rather opinions:

Master Cabin - Large boats seem to place the master cabin in the stern, is this more or less comfortable for sleeping during passage than a cabin close to the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-20-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,771
Posted By besemo
One more opinion - you'll probably get as many...

One more opinion - you'll probably get as many different opinions as you ask people. Most of them will prove to be valid, since sailing is a very individual way of life:

1. Draft.

Anythinng...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-06-2006, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,125
Posted By besemo
I would think it easiest to have one made by the...

I would think it easiest to have one made by the next locksmith - or find a given-up boat with a similar system...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-04-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By besemo
But seriously now - if he is up there on an...

But seriously now - if he is up there on an organized study trip I am sure there are some experienced guys along who can take care of dangerous situations or - even better - know how to avoid them....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-04-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By besemo
Sure - happens to me all the time. But when the...

Sure - happens to me all the time. But when the snow and ice storms get too heavy and the polar bears too close - then I just turn off the TV and breath deeply - got away once again.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-27-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,125
Posted By besemo
It does sound a bit like an old roller reefing...

It does sound a bit like an old roller reefing system, where you rolled the sail around the boom. So - if your boom does not roll, it is probably not the original sail (or boom). The main sheet must...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-01-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,952
Posted By besemo
Hi Jeroen, why ignore point 17 - I consider...

Hi Jeroen,

why ignore point 17 - I consider it very good advice. But - I myself prefer steel boats - so with rust and all there is always an excuse for the beer. Since I don't own a boat right now...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-31-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,952
Posted By besemo
Very simple - but maybe there are more...

Very simple - but maybe there are more sophisticated way today, I really wouldn't want to know:

1. Scrape off all old varnish down to bare wood (use varnish remover) but do not scar wood - this...
Forum: Regional Discussions 05-18-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,023
Posted By besemo
Very nice and friendly place, I was told - but...

Very nice and friendly place, I was told - but you want to be careful about what you buy - traders of certaikn goods used to be on good terms with european customs...[}: )]
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-18-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,128
Posted By besemo
Hi - the easiest way to do it wopuld be to go...

Hi - the easiest way to do it wopuld be to go south into the carribean, turn west - go through the Panama Canal and follow the established barefoot routes.through the south pacific and Indic via the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-15-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,128
Posted By besemo
One more thing - I just saw, that you are dutch,...

One more thing - I just saw, that you are dutch, so maybe you understand Germnan. There is a german sailor by the name of Bobby Schenk who has circumnavigated the globe quite a few times and written...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-15-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,128
Posted By besemo
Hi, if you try to imagine the worst ten...

Hi,

if you try to imagine the worst ten seconds that could happen on sea to you, you will never find a boat, that will stand up to your standards. There will always be the one situation a boat can...
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