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Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-27-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,234
Posted By Jack Tyler
Jeanne, it would be helpful if you added the...

Jeanne, it would be helpful if you added the brand of feathering prop you installed on WATERMELON.

I'll bet your were right (back in 1994) when thinking it was the heavy current that reduced the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-26-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jack Tyler
Rhodie: I'd recommend you visit...

Rhodie:

I'd recommend you visit www.svsarah.com where you'll read some of John's posts about cruising in the Med, and you'll also find a few things from me in the WHOOSH link - e.g. discussions on...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-26-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jack Tyler
Or you can use colored wire ties (found at e.g....

Or you can use colored wire ties (found at e.g. Home Depot and Lowes). We use the theme 'Red - White - Blue' and double/triple the # of each color as they are repeated. You can feel the tail of a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-25-2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jack Tyler
Gulfstar did improve over the years (it was also...

Gulfstar did improve over the years (it was also built in this area); in the 70's, you would hear folks say that a broker ship's a new boat to his dealership in a big crate and then, after unloading...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-24-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jack Tyler
Graham, I write this from the 'homeport' of Irwin...

Graham, I write this from the 'homeport' of Irwin Yachts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Ted Irwin was originally a local boy who was also a great sailor, he made a name for himself competitively, and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-16-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,752
Posted By Jack Tyler
RT: Your Ericson will do fine. If you can,...

RT:

Your Ericson will do fine. If you can, research the experiences Ralph Naranjo had with his Ericson 41 WINDSHADOW when they took her for long-distance cruising. Some of the build features...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-16-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,291
Posted By Jack Tyler
Since Virtual Passage Planner offers the default...

Since Virtual Passage Planner offers the default month of January in its no-cost trial version, you could play with it for some value. However, the South Pacific pilot charts - on which the VPP...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-11-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,226
Posted By Jack Tyler
I'm reminded of the universal proverb 'You get...

I'm reminded of the universal proverb 'You get what you pay for'. Why not call Powerboats (or another yard of your choice) and request a referral to one of their more experienced employees who has...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-11-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,385
Posted By Jack Tyler
Richard: Well, the AIS receiver market has...

Richard:

Well, the AIS receiver market has boomed at the Class B, recreational boat level, as you no doubt have seen. All the mfgrs are introducing standalone receivers and/or built-in AIS...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-10-2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,385
Posted By Jack Tyler
Very tough number to pin down. I did some...

Very tough number to pin down. I did some research with the help of Donia Cornell several years ago, just to try and get a rough feel for the # of yachts doing the major ocean legs around the world....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-08-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,243
Posted By Jack Tyler
Jeanne: No, the new rig construction...

Jeanne:

No, the new rig construction projects aren't the problem; it's apparently all the unplanned changes. E.g. when a well head is no longer productive, the owner will sometimes decommission...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-08-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By Jack Tyler
J, do you really mean 'East to West'? That...

J, do you really mean 'East to West'? That doesn't fit with your current location nor the positioning plans you describe. If you do mean E to W, the places to catch a ride now are in the Canaries,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-08-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,243
Posted By Jack Tyler
B: I've heard a number of anecdotal reports...

B:

I've heard a number of anecdotal reports - reinforced during the post-Katrina analysis of oil rig damage - that suggest even charts fully corrected can miss lots of hard bits. The USCG was...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-05-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,156
Posted By Jack Tyler
Robert, congratulations on (hopefully) finding...

Robert, congratulations on (hopefully) finding what you are looking for.

I have a friend in Thailand who's also bought a boat there; he may be able to refer you to a surveyor. Email me and I'll...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-01-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,390
Posted By Jack Tyler
Thanks, Dave. Very helpful info that gives a...

Thanks, Dave. Very helpful info that gives a better perspective on where Skymate 'fits' aboard the average cruising boat. Like other Satcomm systems, it seems a fair summary to say it's reliable,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-01-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,888
Posted By Jack Tyler
John, excellent post and from real-world...

John, excellent post and from real-world experience, too.

I notice that you, like me, have not found the coutnerpoise being at/below the waterline to be a horrible thing. It's amazing how adamant...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-29-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,390
Posted By Jack Tyler
Dave, tell us a bit about the weather products...

Dave, tell us a bit about the weather products Skymate (via NOAA) is offering you. E.g. can you download:

-- synoptic (graphic) views of the SW N Atlantic and Caribbean? 500 mb as well as surface...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-20-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,243
Posted By Jack Tyler
B: No, Cornell's World Cruising Routes won't...

B:

No, Cornell's World Cruising Routes won't be much help - it's much more about long passages influenced by major wind & sea current systems. You OTOH have multiple options, all of them in...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,888
Posted By Jack Tyler
Ken, you will discover that Icom's installation...

Ken, you will discover that Icom's installation guide - especially WRT the counterpoise - is greeted with great disdain by most hams. Odd, isn't it? You would think they would offer rf ground...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-18-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,767
Posted By Jack Tyler
Barry, a couple of additional thoughts. It's...

Barry, a couple of additional thoughts.

It's very normal when in N Europe to hear that SSB is not terribly important on a cruising boat. (We've been cruising there for 4 years and would hear this...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-18-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,888
Posted By Jack Tyler
Ken: You'll see even MORE interest in the...

Ken:

You'll see even MORE interest in the ham exams in the near future; the FCC just announced that it finally is eliminating the code requirement.

The 'home first, boat later' approach is one...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-18-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,537
Posted By Jack Tyler
Jersail: Recommendations are difficult on...

Jersail:

Recommendations are difficult on this subject as the quality of the products don't necessarily align with the prices, and because we all have our own preferences. Definitely concur on the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-15-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,888
Posted By Jack Tyler
Trim: First, congratulations on asking Santa...

Trim:

First, congratulations on asking Santa for some really neat stuff!

Second, the ONLY people I know who say HF radio (let alone pactor HF) is 'plug & play' are a few vendors. The rest of...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-14-2006, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,893
Posted By Jack Tyler
There are 'pockets' of available employment in...

There are 'pockets' of available employment in each major cruising region, it's been my experience. Jeanne's example of Samoa reminds me that some cruisers with advanced degrees find work in the U.S....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-14-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,154
Posted By Jack Tyler
Chetan, happy holidaze to you, too. Some...

Chetan, happy holidaze to you, too.

Some riggers do operate rotary swagers out of their vans and so they can build up a new rig at the boat (or rather, while in close proximity to the boat). The...
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