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Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-15-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By Peter Owen
The idea of a "cage" now makes complete sense and...

The idea of a "cage" now makes complete sense and some of the guys in the ribs were, indeed, in diving gear so now more than happy to take your explanation as fact.

How are you at Murder...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-14-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By Peter Owen
On a recent passage up the east coast of Spain...

On a recent passage up the east coast of Spain heading up the east of Ibiza towards Palma de Majorca, we came across a large "tug-like" craft (with what looked like a crane or dredging device on the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-17-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,655
Posted By Peter Owen
A quick read of Flag etiquette...

A quick read of Flag etiquette (https://www.yosc.org.uk/flagetiquette.pdf) may help but you'll may need to read the relevant bits two or three times!

SeeYa
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,581
Posted By Peter Owen
All my instincts scream out that anyone who...

All my instincts scream out that anyone who offers "security" has to stand up and be counted if it's not provided but, that said, the more likely consequence of failure to provide what appears to...
Forum: Regional Piracy 03-24-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By Peter Owen
Pirate shot dead by MMNETSEA really grabbed my...

Pirate shot dead by MMNETSEA really grabbed my attention in the new posts - glad to hear that it was actually someone else weilding the gun!

Pete
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-22-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,137
Posted By Peter Owen
Thanks for all your help in this; the article...

Thanks for all your help in this; the article about rot was particularly interesting - made it all sound so simple!.

(Un)fortunately, I now understand that the boat in question has been sold and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,137
Posted By Peter Owen
I may have just found my answer ...

I may have just found my answer

https://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-...chiao-ct-2.html (https://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-purchase-forum/3591-1976-41-ta-chiao-ct-2.html)

and some...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,137
Posted By Peter Owen
Take your point about new rigging, Red, but, if...

Take your point about new rigging, Red, but, if it were deck to hull, I woudn't even be here talking about it. Apparently it's coach roof to deck which I guess, in my general ignorance, may be more...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,137
Posted By Peter Owen
Out of the blue, I have become quite interested...

Out of the blue, I have become quite interested in a CT41 which is being offered at a price that I can actually afford - an otherwise very pleasant surprise.

Haven't seen her up closer yet but...
Forum: The Poop Deck 02-11-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,452
Posted By Peter Owen
I think that this is a really interesting idea...

I think that this is a really interesting idea and, without any evidence to the contrary, think it could be a great lifestyle opportunity for some, a sabbatical for others and a pointless exercise...
Forum: Cruising & Sailing Wiki Discussion 02-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By Peter Owen
As I said, I managed to add my Outlook contacts...

As I said, I managed to add my Outlook contacts using some sort of import facility and my guess is that someone somewhere has a way to import Lat Long rather than postal addresses from something as...
Forum: Cruising & Sailing Wiki Discussion 02-04-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By Peter Owen
For what it's worth, where systems and processes...

For what it's worth, where systems and processes are concerned, I've always been in favour of defaulting to the future which would seem to offer much better availability of decent communications...
Forum: The Poop Deck 01-30-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,273
Posted By Peter Owen
Can't help with the DVDs but it's nice to bump...

Can't help with the DVDs but it's nice to bump into someone else from the old planet!
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 01-14-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By Peter Owen
If you really want to get a really good start,...

If you really want to get a really good start, contact a sailing school and see what they can do for you in terms of introduction to sailing courses - probably starting with a weekend.

While you...
Forum: The Poop Deck 01-09-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,281
Posted By Peter Owen
Maybe, just maybe, there could be some advantage...

Maybe, just maybe, there could be some advantage to all concerned/interested in building your reference site within the context of the cruising Wiki here.

That way, you could add your own...
Forum: Test Drive These Boards 01-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,111
Posted By Peter Owen
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Our Virtual Yacht Club 12-19-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,616
Posted By Peter Owen
Thanks Roger, I'm sure that the definition of...

Thanks Roger, I'm sure that the definition of "blue water boat" depends on whom you ask but I get both takes on what looks to me that very solid piece of kit but that could just be down to my...
Forum: Our Virtual Yacht Club 12-17-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,616
Posted By Peter Owen
Kind thought, Vasilis, but as they say in...

Kind thought, Vasilis, but as they say in Liverpool, wouldn't hold your breath waiting for me to appear! If, on the other hand, you come across any owner desperate to sell a really nice, well...
Forum: Our Virtual Yacht Club 12-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,616
Posted By Peter Owen
Thanks Ed, thanks Karen, what I actually need is...

Thanks Ed, thanks Karen, what I actually need is probably the biggest problem!

Having come to sailing rather late, whatever it is is going to be my first and, hopefully, last boat and, while I've...
Forum: Our Virtual Yacht Club 12-14-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,616
Posted By Peter Owen
In my seemingly unending search for the perfect...

In my seemingly unending search for the perfect Tanton to say nothing of the money to buy it, I've just come across a 1991 Catalina 42 whch was brought across to Europe in its early days and on which...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,250
Posted By Peter Owen
I did actually miss Jeanne's point; sorry. I...

I did actually miss Jeanne's point; sorry. I guess that the normal (automated) lifejacket inflation mechanism could be modified or replicated to inflate a largish balloon which would be much easier...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-09-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,250
Posted By Peter Owen
Maybe, I misunderstood but a luminious shiny...

Maybe, I misunderstood but a luminious shiny fluorescent ballon or one carrying a small light/reflector on 5-10m of strong line sounds like a great idea to me

I am assuming something like helium...
Forum: The Multihull Club 12-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,472
Posted By Peter Owen
What a great and, clearly, heartfelt post based...

What a great and, clearly, heartfelt post based on a real positive experience of unstayed rigs - this in complete contrast to my totally instinctive response!

I hadn't actually picked up on the...
Forum: The Multihull Club 11-28-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,472
Posted By Peter Owen
Bigcat looks very like a "parallel"...

Bigcat looks very like a "parallel" implementation of the "series" cat ketch designs of Freedom and Tanton et al.

For someone who should know better than to express an opinion on such highly...
Forum: The Poop Deck 11-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,649
Posted By Peter Owen
A bit whimsical maybe but, do you think that the...

A bit whimsical maybe but, do you think that the oceans could be trying to help sort this problem out by concentrating it.

Scale is absolutely enormous, of course and we'd need a completely new...
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