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Forum: Living Aboard 09-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,025
Posted By Swagman
Yes the IKEA versions are fine in the environment...

Yes the IKEA versions are fine in the environment as well as 30% the cost of marine 'versions'.

Frankly I've seen both and truly can't see any difference apart from costs.

Yes also to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-28-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,323
Posted By Swagman
I struggle to think what advantage it might have...

I struggle to think what advantage it might have over a regular tripping line but have an open mind and would equally like to hear from impartial users..........

JOHN
Forum: Living Aboard 09-08-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,025
Posted By Swagman
We found adding sprung laminated slats under our...

We found adding sprung laminated slats under our standard foam mattress gave it a feel of a 'proper' bed. It also ensures the bed is aired, keeping it cooler in summer months. I know they sell...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By Swagman
Hi Guys, Welcome. One well regarded port...

Hi Guys,

Welcome. One well regarded port is Almerimar which does have a large and active ex-pat group.

Cheers

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-14-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By Swagman
Welcome Sue and Elmer. Cheers JOHN

Welcome Sue and Elmer.

Cheers

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-14-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Swagman
Welcome also from us. Good luck in the boat...

Welcome also from us.

Good luck in the boat hunt and enjoy the retirement.

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-14-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,398
Posted By Swagman
Jon, Good luck with the trip and like...

Jon,

Good luck with the trip and like Jeanne, suggest you review the direction of prevailing winds v route direction.

Going uphill when you can go down is not a good plan.

Cheers

JOHN
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 07-18-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,570
Posted By Swagman
The time taken is going to depend on how your...

The time taken is going to depend on how your style of cruising v speed of boat - but it must a concern for you to be considering such a trip and not able to make such a calculation yourself?
...
Forum: Regional Discussions 07-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,863
Posted By Swagman
If that rule was in force in 2005/6 then we never...

If that rule was in force in 2005/6 then we never experienced it's application when we were there same years.

I do know the regulations on cruising permits etc have changed recently but frankly it...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 06-09-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Mike, Welcome to the site and I hope...

G'Day Mike,

Welcome to the site and I hope you enjoy the learning.

Cheers

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 06-09-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,383
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Gordon, Welcome to the site and hope...

G'Day Gordon,

Welcome to the site and hope you find the boat required to carry you south. Good luck.

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 06-09-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,616
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Guys, Welcome to the forum and hope...

G'Day Guys,

Welcome to the forum and hope the move goes to plan and you find some new LA buddies.

Cheers

JOHN
Forum: Our Virtual Yacht Club 06-09-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,541
Posted By Swagman
https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emot...

https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

My question was tongue in cheeek but protocal actually dictates country courtesy flag to starboard so all our club...
Forum: Our Virtual Yacht Club 06-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,541
Posted By Swagman
Got mine only today but hope to have it flying...

Got mine only today but hope to have it flying this weekend and carry it with pride on the Round the Island Race on the 20 th June.

Here's my quandry - we fly a RYA and an OCC member burgee - and...
Forum: Position Reports 06-03-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,290
Posted By Swagman
Yes ...

Yes https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif indeed.

Swagman now getting prepped to exit UK waters month end heading for Portugal via Brittany and Spanish...
Forum: The Galley 04-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,589
Posted By Swagman
Makes me smile reading the stories relayed about...

Makes me smile reading the stories relayed about the cruisers who got offered the frozen meat. They say in one breath they don't want a freezer - and in the next that they were almost slathering...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 04-21-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Max, I cant help with advice on this...

G'Day Max,

I cant help with advice on this one but can welcome you to the site and say congratulations on the new yacht.

Enjoy.

JOHN
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-21-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,013
Posted By Swagman
Just echoing Stephens YES. We spent an...

Just echoing Stephens YES.

We spent an evening three years back with two Dutch skippers who motored from Holland to Turkish Med coast via the Black Sea (with masts on deck). Both had circa 34...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,206
Posted By Swagman
Well done Daryl, We did the ARC in 2007 and...

Well done Daryl,

We did the ARC in 2007 and enjoyed the whole thing.

Think we got better winds than you guys, but it is really only a trip to a party.

Right?

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-15-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By Swagman
G'Day also and welcome, We ourselves have...

G'Day also and welcome,

We ourselves have our boat also in the Solent. Seen the winter through parked up in Lymington and off back south this coming June.

Cheers

JOHN
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Guys and welcome also. It is always...

G'Day Guys and welcome also.

It is always tough when what you want does not fit the budget - but more so in this day and age bargains are out there - so do not give up looking.
...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-15-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Jordan, Glad you found this community...

G'Day Jordan,

Glad you found this community and I join the others in wishing you well.

Have to say also I applaud your input to the disable sailing group - it is nice to know others out there...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-15-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Alan, Sounds like you are well on your...

G'Day Alan,

Sounds like you are well on your way and like most, really enjoying putting the plan into action.

Look forward to hearing lots more as you progress further - well done - and...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-15-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,623
Posted By Swagman
CONGRATULATIONS! ...

CONGRATULATIONS!

https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/icon_goodluck2.gif

John
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 03-15-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By Swagman
G'Day Guys, Can I add my welcome also? I'm...

G'Day Guys,

Can I add my welcome also? I'm sure if your lady has sailed little boats the bigger ones will be a doddle.......so good to have you all on board and look forward to your further...
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