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George.
10-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Sil and I will be travelling to DC on business in December, and will then spend a weekend at a friend's apartment in NY: cheap holiday, as the Sex Pistols would say.

While in NY we are thinking of pitching charters on Dalia to some travel agents, since most of our US business seems to come specifically from Manhattan. Our cruising grounds is beautiful and unspoiled compared to much of the Caribbean, but it is a "new" destination - many travel agents are unfamiliar with coastal Brazil in general and Ilha Grande in particular. A personal presentation sometimes does the trick in this trade. Can anyone recommend any New York City-based travel agents that might be interested in offering sailing vacations in Brazil?

Popeye
10-13-2009, 01:16 PM
are you trying to sell stuff or services ?

Paul Pless
10-13-2009, 01:25 PM
here's one that dingo raves about: link (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/member.php?u=16728)

Hwyl
10-13-2009, 01:30 PM
Might br worth renting a car and driving to Newport 3.5 hours.

George.
10-13-2009, 01:42 PM
are you trying to sell stuff or services ?

Yes, but not here, and not to you. :D

Popeye
10-13-2009, 02:00 PM
Yes, but not here, and not to you.

good (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61554)

George.
10-13-2009, 02:25 PM
:confused:

That thread reminds me that another mission objective is to bring back an AIS for Dalia. Can anyone recommend a very affordable one, suitable for small vessels?

Ted Hoppe
10-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Sounds like you are going to operate as an on-site. Keys are to get in a respected network as well as deliver on expected commisions.

Inbox me info and good contact info, I may be able to suggest leads or directions you could choose to build your charter business.

Paul Pless
10-13-2009, 02:54 PM
:confused:

That thread reminds me that another mission objective is to bring back an AIS for Dalia. Can anyone recommend a very affordable one, suitable for small vessels?Maybe you should seek out Gareth (hwyl).

Hwyl
10-13-2009, 03:07 PM
Maybe you should seek out Gareth (hwyl).


I only know the the top dollar (Raymarine) stuff

Bob Triggs
10-13-2009, 03:16 PM
George, check your inbox here.

George.
10-14-2009, 07:45 AM
I only know the the top dollar (Raymarine) stuff

How expensive is top dollar? I want an affordable one, but one that is reliable - an unreliable piece of safety gear is a hateful, useless thing - it gives none of the peace of mind for which it was acquired, and may even work against you by inducing complacency.

Hwyl
10-14-2009, 08:01 AM
The only AIS system I have used has been bundled with a Raymarine chartplotter, I've found it intuitive and easy to use. I love AIS. I think the entire system is in the region of $5K. I thought you were looking for a stand alone AIS system. I have not used them and would imagine they would take more skill in reading.

George.
10-14-2009, 08:54 AM
I was thinking of something along these lines, if it is indeed effective:

http://www.defender.com/images/250253.jpg

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C344%7C302025%7C320648%7C888569&id=674834