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Forum: The Poop Deck 07-21-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 94,699
Posted By Wildernesstech
The best definition that I have heard to date of...

The best definition that I have heard to date of "Cruising"...

"Working on your boat in exotic places."
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-18-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By Wildernesstech
Wow! It may just be that I have a history with...

Wow! It may just be that I have a history with the OP, but what I got out of the post was a frustration with those who espouse the same intentions over and over, year after year, and never do any...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-19-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,423
Posted By Wildernesstech
OK... I sail an S&S Yawl for a living, and I will...

OK... I sail an S&S Yawl for a living, and I will pass on what little I know:

As I understand it, the entire idea behind a yawl or a ketch was economical. As early sails were heavy canvas, it...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,015
Posted By Wildernesstech
This budget could be a problem, but it has been...

This budget could be a problem, but it has been done before. Please understand that there are fees involved in cruising the Med' also. Others here on this site can help you with that, or you can go...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,015
Posted By Wildernesstech
Talk to me... I went to high school in Ft. Wayne,...

Talk to me... I went to high school in Ft. Wayne, I understand your situation! The wife and I live on our Tartan 34-2 in St. Thomas (Yes, we sailed her here). I work professionally as a sailing...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-12-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By Wildernesstech
I don't know what to tell you... I have an AIS...

I don't know what to tell you... I have an AIS receiver in my VHF which I used regularly and like. Were I singlehanding, I would want a Transceiver!!! My manual pump is a Guzzler 2600 (only 25...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-21-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,253
Posted By Wildernesstech
We have the Achilles 9'6" Inflateable floor (Now...

We have the Achilles 9'6" Inflateable floor (Now 11 years old!) that we purchased used 5 or 6 years ago. On passage we deflated it and stored it below with the outboard on the aft rail-mount. It...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-12-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,155
Posted By Wildernesstech
Hello again Auzzie, Some really great...

Hello again Auzzie,

Some really great points have been made here, and I love the learning curve as usual... As for the tandem Drogues, that would all depend on conditions BUT they can easily...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,155
Posted By Wildernesstech
Auzzie, I own both, and would go with the Jordan...

Auzzie, I own both, and would go with the Jordan if I could only carry one! You really need alot of gear to properly setup the Para-tech. A large float is necessary, and it all takes up valuable...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-03-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,438
Posted By Wildernesstech
I did not have time to read everyone's responses,...

I did not have time to read everyone's responses, but wanted to mention that not everyone uses chain, and so Chafing Gear is often of great importance!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-03-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,158
Posted By Wildernesstech
Lance, Well said sir! I apologize that...

Lance,

Well said sir! I apologize that I haven't been able to allocate the time yet to post a comprehensive list, but it is in the plans, and I suspect that Redbopeep is working on it also. ...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 09-23-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,501
Posted By Wildernesstech
Auzzee, Nobody else needs to come...

Auzzee,

Nobody else needs to come here... It is already getting crowded! Redbopeep can't come because her boat is wood and we have warm-water critters that eat wood! I sailed here... and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-19-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,158
Posted By Wildernesstech
Auzzie, I worked out of the back of an...

Auzzie,

I worked out of the back of an ambulance for 12 years, and when I started cruising I brought everything uder the sun with me. Luckily, I have used very little of it. I posted just as you...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-16-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,964
Posted By Wildernesstech
Go for it!

First... Don't let your current location set you back! We hail from not all that far away... SW Missouri. Shucks, I learned to sail in Oklahoma. Lake Stockton, Missouri is an excellent lake to cut...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-06-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,042
Posted By Wildernesstech
Why not Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican...

Why not Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USVI, BVI, and then on down island .... Of course there IS that long westward sail to get back over to Panama!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-05-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,445
Posted By Wildernesstech
Update for the Gang... Er, Fleet?

Sorry I have not been on here as much lately... admittedly, the loss of one of us had some effect on me (Most will know of whom I speak). But there are so many here that have helped us on our way,...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 06-05-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,620
Posted By Wildernesstech
Hello Karina, I am a Daysail Captain in the...

Hello Karina, I am a Daysail Captain in the USVI... That said, I don't have any current openings. Tell me a bit more about yourself and I will try to help where I can. Generally, folks won't hire...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 02-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,343
Posted By Wildernesstech
Hey Zee Hag, ...

Hey Zee Hag,

Just get here... We will see you when you make the Caribbean. We are celebrating Capt. "Fatty" Goodlander's birthday at Jack's Bight on St. Thomas this...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 02-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,553
Posted By Wildernesstech
We have always opted to simply run lines forward...

We have always opted to simply run lines forward from the boom to a block and then back to the cockpit, where we have control at a winch and can release quickly without leaving the cockpit. We have...
Forum: To Absent Friends 02-06-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,457
Posted By Wildernesstech
There are no words...

There are no words...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-07-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,238
Posted By Wildernesstech
Two of the most liked quotes that I have heard...

Two of the most liked quotes that I have heard about cruising...

"Cruising Definition: Working on your boat in exotic places!"

"How much will it take to go cruising?... As much as you have!"
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,283
Posted By Wildernesstech
RELIEF... "Made in Canada" is on the tag of mine...

RELIEF... "Made in Canada" is on the tag of mine also!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-04-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By Wildernesstech
Kirk, We haven't taken your place... We are...

Kirk,

We haven't taken your place... We are a long way from Benner... There will likely be plenty of room for you when you get back here, and we'll await your arrival! Kiwi is still peddling used...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-30-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,283
Posted By Wildernesstech
I would have to dive to check mine, and it digs...

I would have to dive to check mine, and it digs in soooo good! Mine may have been purchased before China got involved though... Shucks, I still prefer my claw anchors to say "Bruce" on them, and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-26-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,660
Posted By Wildernesstech
We are living aboard in the Caribbean on a 34...

We are living aboard in the Caribbean on a 34 foot Tartan. We also own a Pearson Vanguard with a shallower draft and better storage BUT our Tartan has far better ventilation, and is a better boat to...
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