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Forum: Power & Electronics 02-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,218
Posted By Captain Ludd
Hamsailor. Can I ask what an "International...

Hamsailor.

Can I ask what an "International HF Ham Radio Licence is"
I have a Britsh one but have never heard of an International one.
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,218
Posted By Captain Ludd
I'm beginning to think HF radio with a Pactor...

I'm beginning to think HF radio with a Pactor might be the way forward for me. I can't say I like the costs of a Sat phone tbh.
Does anybody know if I can use an Apple Mac ?
Any of you guys use...
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,218
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks, do you get a weather map or just the data...

Thanks, do you get a weather map or just the data ?
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-07-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,218
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks I have an MCA Long Range ticket and I am...

Thanks
I have an MCA Long Range ticket and I am a radio ham.
Do you receive weather etc via radio or do you use a Navtex ?
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,218
Posted By Captain Ludd
I realise this is an old thread but that is...

I realise this is an old thread but that is exactly why I'd like an update, things seem to move forward year on year at a very fast pace.
Any thoughts on a sensible sat system and what is the cost.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-06-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,852
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks guys TIA's ,Heart problems been there...

Thanks guys

TIA's ,Heart problems been there done that.
Sadly I am having to get used to it :-)
Forum: Living Aboard 02-06-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,353
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks Steve Electric windlass-winches are very...

Thanks Steve
Electric windlass-winches are very very high on my wish list.
Wind and solar systems to drive them is also in there.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-05-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,852
Posted By Captain Ludd
Warfarin Medication

Hi guys and Gals

Following a heart op to fit a new valve about 10 years ago I take a blood thinner called Warfarin (rat poison).
This requires regular blood tests and makes it very hard to be...
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,360
Posted By Captain Ludd
Agreed, that is my understanding too. The...

Agreed, that is my understanding too.
The trouble for me is that I will be single handed a lot of the time so 50+ is a bit big unless it is designed for sailing solo, think electric winches and...
Forum: To Absent Friends 02-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,869
Posted By Captain Ludd
First thought was…..how sad but having thought a...

First thought was…..how sad but having thought a bit I'm now in the camp of, what a way to go.
Free as a bird doing exactly what you wanted.

Hope he just slipped away peacefully just inside NZ...
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,360
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thats a good link thanks Steve, I may visit them...

Thats a good link thanks Steve, I may visit them soon.
The trouble with their site is that it sorts from high pice to low price.
That leaves me depressed by the time I get to my price point :-)
...
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,360
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks My cruising would probably be a mix of...

Thanks
My cruising would probably be a mix of things. Yes I will probably start out in the Med but that won't hold me for too long so I will probably need to make some pretty large passages.
I am...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,353
Posted By Captain Ludd
:) I have been outed (again !!). I am...

:) I have been outed (again !!).
I am politically against a lot of "progress", but my head says.....buy the best radar I can afford.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,353
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks for that. I've only made a couple of long...

Thanks for that. I've only made a couple of long trips, both times with a retired navy man as skipper and he seemed to have a knack of getting a berth on the commercial part of the port paying...
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-01-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,529
Posted By Captain Ludd
Hi John You have been reading my mind :-) ...

Hi John

You have been reading my mind :-)
My thoughts on upwind sailing are....what's the hurry ?
Forum: To Absent Friends 02-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,258
Posted By Captain Ludd
Just noticed Robbies picture has gone so I...

Just noticed Robbies picture has gone so I thought I would upload another.

Thinking of you, gone but not forgotten.

https://i.imgur.com/tmv9B9R.jpg
Forum: Living Aboard 02-01-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,353
Posted By Captain Ludd
Saving Money

Hi Guys n Gals

Looking at the "cost of living on a boat" type blogs I note the large amount of money that goes on marina fees.
So what is your approach to saving money ?

Thanks
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,360
Posted By Captain Ludd
Thanks for the replies so far. I have looked at...

Thanks for the replies so far.
I have looked at the Boatmith thread, interesting.

So Gone Troppo, not much call to beach the boat then, fair point.
What is your opinion of Plastic v Ali or even...
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,582
Posted By Captain Ludd
Hi David Nice thread, I'll follow with great...

Hi David

Nice thread, I'll follow with great interest.
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-01-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,360
Posted By Captain Ludd
There is always one :-)

There is always one :-)
Forum: The Multihull Club 01-31-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,360
Posted By Captain Ludd
A cat for a blue water live-aboard

Hi Guys n Gals

I'm wondering what Cat you might recommend.
As per the thread title I'm thinking about a Cat to go off sailing in.
Budget in the region of 100k and maybe a further 25k for...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 01-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By Captain Ludd
Just an update. The Columbia didn't last long...

Just an update.
The Columbia didn't last long before it was sold and we moved on to a Seadog 30.
A nice little boat but will also be sold this summer all being well.
I have decided that if I don't...
Forum: The Multihull Club 07-31-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,423
Posted By Captain Ludd
Sounds like a lot of fun...

Sounds like a lot of fun https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/icon_loll.gif
Forum: The Poop Deck 07-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,831
Posted By Captain Ludd
"Famous advice is " go simple , go small, go...

"Famous advice is " go simple , go small, go now."





Fantastic https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/icon_loll.gif
Forum: Regional Discussions 06-29-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,385
Posted By Captain Ludd
Check out the crew finder agencies that are there...

Check out the crew finder agencies that are there as well.
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