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Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 04-19-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Delay of Game

WOW! I just re-read the thread on this post.
Update - we never took off in 2013. When the conversation became more real, my wife realized she did not want to give up our lives for such an undefined...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 02-08-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,099
Posted By CaptDinghy
I might be able to help you out since this is a...

I might be able to help you out since this is a relatively short trip. My blue water experience is mostly south - Carribean to Bermuda. My friend has a Prout 26 - I have logged many hours with him....
Forum: Crew Positions Wanted 02-02-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,838
Posted By CaptDinghy
Ahoy! I recently crewed for Capt Doug Dickinson...

Ahoy!
I recently crewed for Capt Doug Dickinson on an Antares 44 Cat delivery from Ft Lauderdale to BVIs. He has quite a bit of Cat experience and may be able to help you out. Doug Dickinson
Master...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 09-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Thanks for the tip on Caribe roll up - and on the...

Thanks for the tip on Caribe roll up - and on the shower. Noted!
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-31-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Great tip - thank you! Also - with regards...

Great tip - thank you!

Also - with regards to navigation websites, a friend pointed me to activecaptain.com which appears to be an excellent resource. The laptop (pc) version is free and I played...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 08-23-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,209
Posted By CaptDinghy
HEY Ivo! I will be in Bangor on the 29th and...

HEY Ivo!
I will be in Bangor on the 29th and would be happy to visit. Unfortunately I would not be able to crew for you - I do have some time off but will be taking my own boat up around Rockland...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-21-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
That must have been hairy - skinny waters and not...

That must have been hairy - skinny waters and not a lot of room to play with those big boats.
Noted: GPS chartplotter with AIS enabled. CHECK!
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Also done Chesapeake to Long Island via the...

Also done Chesapeake to Long Island via the Delaware and there are some good stretches where you have to go out into the big sea, notably Cape St May to New York and in a 50 footer that took nearly 2...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Silver Raven -Did you get a Mark 1 - 28' or a...

Silver Raven -Did you get a Mark 1 - 28' or a Mark 2 - 28.5' - just for interests sake ??? -

It is a Mark 2. Named Surprise - for now. But we may use the Vigor ritual for renaming before we set...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-21-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Sun shower and roll-up - noted and appreciated!...

Sun shower and roll-up - noted and appreciated! Will start shopping around. I missed a good roll up at a local auction earlier - but I know there are plenty around.
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-20-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Thinking a kayak may be a bit small for me, the...

Thinking a kayak may be a bit small for me, the missus and a pile of supplies. But not a bad option if strictly used for gunkholing.

Thanks
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-20-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
If appearances were a high priority my boat would...

If appearances were a high priority my boat would be sitting in the yard and my wife would have left me long ago ;)

I will take function over form anytime.
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-20-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
Thanks for that quick reply. Have you ever...

Thanks for that quick reply.
Have you ever seen or know of anyone who uses a Portabote (https://www.porta-bote.com/dinghy.php)? I have not used one but suspect they may row better than an...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By CaptDinghy
WELCOME ABOARD! As a fellow Mainiac, I feel...

WELCOME ABOARD!

As a fellow Mainiac, I feel your plight.

In May I sold my Catalina 27 to a couple from Waterville for $3500. They homeport it in Rockport and will haul it to their house for...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,859
Posted By CaptDinghy
East Coast trip plan

About this time in 2013, my wife and I are planning to sail from Maine to Florida and beyond. Mostly ICW on the way down.

The outline of our current plan is in development. Right now we plan to...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 08-20-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,027
Posted By CaptDinghy
A great place to start for sure! This blog and...

A great place to start for sure! This blog and associated wiki with recommended reading lists are chalk full of resources/people and opinions.
I got a great piece of advice from a member here: Get...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 02-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,863
Posted By CaptDinghy
Sorry if I sounded like a stickler - you do meet...

Sorry if I sounded like a stickler - you do meet the guidelines of our blog group and you are right, that is an experience that I would find worth contributing towards. The last Captain I crewed for...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 02-18-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,863
Posted By CaptDinghy
Sounds like an interesting trip but if people are...

Sounds like an interesting trip but if people are paying for food and other expenses, you are looking for passengers, not crew.

Fair winds!
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 02-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By CaptDinghy
Great looking boat with classic lines! Fair...

Great looking boat with classic lines!
Fair winds!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,433
Posted By CaptDinghy
COMET 11 sailboat on sailboatdata.com...

COMET 11 sailboat on sailboatdata.com (https://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3771)
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-26-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,748
Posted By CaptDinghy
[QUOTE=CaptDinghy;1314363115] In the...

[QUOTE=CaptDinghy;1314363115]

In the strictest definition, if you pay anything you are a passenger and not crew. This was taught to me by a skipper who quoted international maritime law -really...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-26-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,748
Posted By CaptDinghy
In the strictest definition, if you pay anything...

In the strictest definition, if you pay anything you are a passenger and not crew.
Forum: Crew Positions Wanted 07-06-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,504
Posted By CaptDinghy
Good luck to you and Welcome aboard! There...

Good luck to you and Welcome aboard!

There is an entry in the Sailing Wiki related to hitch hiking on the high seas (HERE (https://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Hitchhiking_the_Oceans_as_Sailing_Crew))...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-14-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,358
Posted By CaptDinghy
[QUOTE=stealthmode;1307905486] PEARSON ...

[QUOTE=stealthmode;1307905486]

PEARSON

LOA: 35'0'' (10.7 m)

Year: Mfg 1977 / M 1977

MFG: PEARSON
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-12-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,358
Posted By CaptDinghy
Stealth While we were anchored in Bermuda...

Stealth

While we were anchored in Bermuda (St Georges) we saw plenty of boats in the 28-34 foot range with single and double crews on them - flying flags from France and Italy mostly. Some in...
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