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Forum: SE Asia, The Red Sea & Indian Ocean 04-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,448
Posted By duckwheat
Arrgh, they are around every corner

Everything I saw was a ship. Have they ceased with all of us pain in the *** cruisers?

If you ever get taken whine incessantly, ask for seconds, and have odd and peculiar spells when you talk to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-06-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,623
Posted By duckwheat
Narrow it down a little

There are a lot blue water boats around in a budget that will work. You need to spend time on boats, and that will be instantly clear. It happened for me, it will happen for you. Chartering you spend...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-06-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,174
Posted By duckwheat
From talking about it, to actually doing it.

I was talking with someone recently who had cruised in the past. We talked about the path my wife and I have taken and the plans to shove off.

He made a comment that I had not really considered...
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 04-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,751
Posted By duckwheat
sailing with kids

Leave the child with someone, and focus on you first and the wife second. If you can get a good foundation under you, you can share what you know with her. I am making an assumption your motivation...
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-02-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,590
Posted By duckwheat
prickly, prickly, prickly..........................

Please do not be offended. You aren't unique in your behavior here; most people act this way. It is an artifact of our system unfortunately.

No one really talks like that. What the hell is an...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-02-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,781
Posted By duckwheat
Thank goodness

Subject: Darn scary article on global warming

The Washington Post AP Story

"The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too...
Forum: Crew Positions Wanted 08-19-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,102
Posted By duckwheat
You are off season going north. Most of the...

You are off season going north. Most of the fishing boats go up later in the spring, summer or early fall. Crab boats will be leaving for Dutch in September.

Tourist don't go north during your...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-19-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,852
Posted By duckwheat
When do you think you will wake up? If the...

When do you think you will wake up?

If the $4,000 for the Panama canal has you perplexed, you have not even considered the equation.

DW:lol:
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-19-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,852
Posted By duckwheat
Are you going to live aboard in the Caribbean? If...

Are you going to live aboard in the Caribbean? If not how many weeks a year on the Boat?

DW
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-18-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,852
Posted By duckwheat
What do you want to do with the boat? Is it 50'...

What do you want to do with the boat? Is it 50' or nothing?

There is not a 40 year old boat afloat in Portland that has not had continuous maintenance and upgrades. It would not a be afloat. If...
Forum: Cruiser's Market 07-29-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,044
Posted By duckwheat
$

How much including shipping to Seattle?

DW
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-29-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,865
Posted By duckwheat
Piss and Vinegar and other things

I am a little sensory deprived, and the wife has me on a diet, thus the likely culprit earlier this weeks piss and vinegar. I am currently in the Bering Sea, heading north and I forgot my Kindle.
...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 07-29-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,758
Posted By duckwheat
how old?

I met a couple in Green Turtle Cay a few years back that had sailed their boat down from Annapolis. They had done a nice job of setting their Island Packet up for themselves. They were both 85. The...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-26-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,865
Posted By duckwheat
Tough love...............

:oAuzee, I know this has become almost your personal forum, and you prefer the Glee Club style of answer. The guy asked a question, and he had a bunch of people tap dancing around the issue he asked....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-25-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,865
Posted By duckwheat
A bit small.

A bit small.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-25-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,360
Posted By duckwheat
Why?

The most important question is why? Do you have too much money and time on your hands? Are you scared of the water and this is your way of never going out? Yikes!

DW
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-25-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,865
Posted By duckwheat
Thumbs up You are an idiot

The fact that you are asking the question is your answer. It is too damn big! There how does that sound. It will be a pain in your ***, wallet, and everything you have to do with it. Do the math?
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-25-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By duckwheat
Auzee

You are on borrowed time. You are on thin ice, Auzee. Doubting the sailing Diesel Gods and scoffing at them.

On the other hand if you have been running diesels for 20 years and no adverse...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By duckwheat
Finally Did It....................

Finally bought the boat. An Island Packet 35, Hull number 81. Survey was fine with a couple of small things and close in a week.

A little different going from boat wannabe to boat owner. A few...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-02-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,238
Posted By duckwheat
Oldsters

We were in Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos and had a couple in there 80's next to us. Mom was disabled. Two of us went over and helped her off the boat.

They were amazing. Had their boat very well...
Forum: Regional Discussions 11-10-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,185
Posted By duckwheat
I got a couple of questions for you guys. 1....

I got a couple of questions for you guys.

1. I want to do a bareboat out of St Lucia to Grenada, 10 day duration. Anyone done it?

2. Recommendations as far as charter company?

3. Things not...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-22-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By duckwheat
You're on your way, aren't you? Super. ...

You're on your way, aren't you?

Super.

Jeanne

Yes I am. Certainly on my own pace, but wife and I are on the same page. Chartering, looking, and reading the cruise sites has helped me...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-20-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By duckwheat
We went down to the All Sail show in Oakland and...

We went down to the All Sail show in Oakland and were able to crawl thru a few boats. I like the Island Packets a lot. Attended John and Amanda Neal (sp) offshore seminar.

Here are the questions:...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-01-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,987
Posted By duckwheat
I am thinking of putting a trip together to the...

I am thinking of putting a trip together to the Windward Islands. A one way from St. Lucia to Grenada, do any of you have suggestions of who is there outside of the Moorings?

Are there any other...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-25-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By duckwheat
You have lived to this point in your life...

You have lived to this point in your life learning new information. Learning to apply new info with old knowledge to new challenges. There is no real reason to think you are going to become suddenly...
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