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Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-11-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By JohnT
From the US Government: ...

From the US Government:

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20171108.aspx
Forum: Living Aboard 08-26-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,765
Posted By JohnT
The old standard Palmolive Shampoo by Colgate is...

The old standard Palmolive Shampoo by Colgate is the best salt water soap I have come across for both hair, body and clothes washing in salt water.
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-19-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,752
Posted By JohnT
If you use biocide in your fuel, expect a smokey...

If you use biocide in your fuel, expect a smokey day. If not, it is a Volvo!
Forum: General Message Board 07-23-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,121
Posted By JohnT
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: General Message Board 07-23-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,121
Posted By JohnT
Which port? Generally, if you are a US...

Which port?

Generally, if you are a US citizen, you need a visa. It is the tit-for-tat rule – the US started demanding Brazilian citizens get visas prior to entry and the Brazilians ricipricated...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-01-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,305
Posted By JohnT
MaxSea is a very good program. However, you still...

MaxSea is a very good program. However, you still need to buy charts separately from the software. I still have one of the old MaxSea packages on my old laptop running C-Map charts.

What tablet do...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-01-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,305
Posted By JohnT
If you read what the OP said, he has already...

If you read what the OP said, he has already downloaded the NOAA charts. Unless you are unaware, the NOAA charts only cover the US waters, not the Central American or Caribbean waters.
Forum: The Poop Deck 10-20-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,015
Posted By JohnT
Auzzee, that must be another branch of a coffee...

Auzzee, that must be another branch of a coffee emporium I went to in Miami a number of years ago - you know, the one that thinks they are stars with some venison thrown into the name. The server I...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-21-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,323
Posted By JohnT
Giorgio, if you are good at sailing dinghies, you...

Giorgio, if you are good at sailing dinghies, you should be good at sailing a keelboat. The difference is size and knowing a few more rules. I have taught a number of elderly folk to sail their...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-25-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnT
I have no idea about the design, but an Internet...

I have no idea about the design, but an Internet search shows that it appears to be one of those wood / epoxy boats, that was built on or near a beach on the island of Mayotte.
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-22-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnT
An update from the SAMMN: Just to let you...

An update from the SAMMN:

Just to let you know that the 2 persons on the missing cat (Le Mangue Bleu) were found drifting a few nm off Madagascar to the west of Nosy B. by a local fishing boat...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-21-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnT
Le Mangue Bleue - Indian Ocean

I was informed today that the catamaran, Le Mangue Bleue, has been lost somewhere between Mayotte and Madagascar. 4 POB with two rescued in the liferaft. Apparently the other two were not able to...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-21-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,227
Posted By JohnT
Some more on this incident: Bigger Than The...

Some more on this incident:

Bigger Than The Weather (https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/biggerthantheweather/index.html)
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 04-07-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,269
Posted By JohnT
Leon, I have done this trip many times, but not...

Leon, I have done this trip many times, but not in a small boat such as yours - they have all been in 37 foot or larger catamarans.

To make your journey easier and more interesting, look at Cape...
Forum: General Message Board 04-07-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,237
Posted By JohnT
We used to deliver the Leopard Power Cats from...

We used to deliver the Leopard Power Cats from Cape Town to all over the world on their own bottoms. The way it was done was to depart Cape Town on full tanks and have about 4 to 6 plastic 200 litre...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-11-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
AIS
Views: 3,259
Posted By JohnT
2W is the Class B max output, so it should be...

2W is the Class B max output, so it should be compliant - or have I missed something?
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-05-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By JohnT
RinseKit | Pressurized Portable Shower System...

RinseKit | Pressurized Portable Shower System (https://www.rinsekit.com)

Good idea but just something to find a place in the boat. Also, needs to be filled from a domestic pressurised tap and does...
Forum: Pacific & Australasia 06-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By JohnT
Auzzee, he wants to sail from South Africa to New...

Auzzee, he wants to sail from South Africa to New Zealand, not the other way round.

The Kelkie is a small day sailer and not actually designed for blue water passages, although I am sure it can be...
Forum: Pacific & Australasia 06-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By JohnT
Captainmorgan, okay, in my opinion you could most...

Captainmorgan, okay, in my opinion you could most likely make the trip but, I would not try and put the life of a family member in jeopardy whilst trying to do so. Have you ever crossed an ocean?...
Forum: Pacific & Australasia 06-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By JohnT
Hey Captainmorgan, how about including what route...

Hey Captainmorgan, how about including what route you intend to take and then others can comment. Although circumnavigations have been done in really small boats, I certainly would look at something...
Forum: The Poop Deck 04-24-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,512
Posted By JohnT
Oh eight two six eight three - 8600

Oh eight two six eight three - 8600
Forum: The Poop Deck 04-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,512
Posted By JohnT
Get hold of Dave Elcock the SAS / SAMSA safety...

Get hold of Dave Elcock the SAS / SAMSA safety surveyor. He is a treasure trove of the older SA boats. Somewhere in the back of my memory (what little remains) I think the boat was a van der Stad...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-19-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,161
Posted By JohnT
Hi Phil, in answer to your post, my comments:- ...

Hi Phil, in answer to your post, my comments:-



Firstly, if you did not trust the skipper, you should not be on the vessel. The skipper is legally responsible for the vessel and crew and thus...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-07-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,161
Posted By JohnT
Auzzee, I agree with your list with two...

Auzzee, I agree with your list with two exceptions and a couple of additions.

Exceptions:
Your point 16: Passports and all official documents of all crew are to be placed in the waterproof pouch...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-05-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By JohnT
If I remember correctly, the boat was designed by...

If I remember correctly, the boat was designed by Angelo Lavranos whilst he still was resident in South Africa. Angelo had a finger in the pie with the construction of nearly all of his designes...
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