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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Four private 'en suite' heads?How many women are going on this most excellent adventure with you???
    My wife's only request was a private head, my daughter refuses to share with my son (me too). I will have more heads than I had bathrooms in the house....

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    I spoke to my buddy in Fiji last night, he said cruising is the only thing he has done in his life that exceeded all his expectations. A most excellent adventure indeed. All I have to do is make it through Friday.

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    My wife's only request was a private head,
    it is the deal breaker with my wife as well. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    This month I have resigned, sold the house, sold everything I own, or ditched it, closed 23 years of affairs, and today bought the boat. She is in the BVIs. I finish my notice on Friday, and fly to Tortola via Amsterdam and St Maarten on Saturday. My family and I will be on board Monday mid day. This has been an amazingly stressful period. The plan is......... no plan. AAAAHHHHHH!!!
    navionics was junk...im running C map now on the B and G....many errors, overly complex user interface.

    transas...Isailor has proven to be the best, cheapest package.http://www.isailor.us


    Very simple logical user interface...worldwide coverage , update via data link.



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    Another good value app has been weather track http://www.weathertrack.us/robot.html

    http://www.globalmarinenet.com/weath...ce=Blog_Email_[WeatherTrack%20Now%20Wor]


    Interrogates COAMP, GFS, ........decent routing ability..

    cheap and effective.



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    Default Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    Fantastic.

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    The weather APP looks great.

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    Yes passageweather is still my go to, but that may be more to do with loyalty to Bill.

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    Wow. Jealousy sets in. My hat's off to you & do hope you'll honor us with some pics & tales of your voyage(s).

    All the best! What a great thing to do.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Yes passageweather is still my go to, but that may be more to do with loyalty to Bill.
    But, do you drop Basic a tip in the jar?

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    Im surprised Basic still keeps the site running. Very many weather assets availble these days.

    most modern chart plotters can overlay the gribs

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    Some details if you are interested..

    http://www.privilegecatamaran.co.uk/Avanti/Welcome.html
    Woof! That's doing it in style!

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    You are officially my hero, Bobby! Make it epic!
    Plures Naves Quam Mentes!

    More Boats Than Brains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willin' View Post
    You are officially my hero
    +1.

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    Seriously, I am no hero, I just need to spend time with my family and now is the time. If I can do it, and don't, then I am a fool.

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    Default Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    I showed this thread to swmbo... apparently not an option! I'm green; and yes, post some threads/pics!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Congratulations.

    Enjoy
    Hey!, That's My Line (too)!


    ... and now is the time.
    as always, there is only here.. & now.

    (see above)
    bobby - who (also) highly recommends 'most excellent adventures'!

    Think I'm enjoying the ride!
    Last edited by Durnik; 05-29-2016 at 09:54 AM.

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    Congrats on your new adventure.

    Someday I'll be out there.
    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    The reality is sinking in, I hope to see you at Minerva reef!! John B
    Wouldn't that be cool. The boat looks fantastic, great inventory. I have a fortune to spend on stuff needed for Cat 1 let alone the wish list.

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    Bon Voyage.

    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    First leg today Palma_Amsterdam.

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    Default Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    That already sounds like an adventure!
    Plures Naves Quam Mentes!

    More Boats Than Brains!

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    How old are your children, Bobby. What languages do they have besides Catalan and I presume, English?

    What provisions have you made so they don't get bored?

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    They won't have time to get bored. So much to see learn and do, lots of others cruising with kids, there are cool local kids too. They both speak Spanish, Catalan, and English. My girl is teaching herself French.

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    A lot of my friends from my yachting days have settled in the BVIs, Antigua, and St Lucia. They have children the same age. We are already in touch. Some are boarding in England, but holidays start soon. The cruisers hang further south in the summer months, it is cheaper.
    Quote Originally Posted by B_B View Post
    Please don't expect too many cruising kids - we bumped into two in >7 months. Local kids have their friends ... I am very proud of my youngsters, despite natural shyness, and after many rejections, they never stopped going up to groups of kids and asking if they could play too.

    It is the one thing my daughter said every time she was asked if she liked cruising "I miss my friends, I wish I could have more friends here."

    The second cruising kid we met, a seven year old boy on a French cataramaran, hadn't had pkaymates for half a year - he, and his parents, were ecstatic that my kids knew some French. He was one lonely fella.

    Not to damper enthusiasm, but we were told there were lots of kids out there ... we didn't find them.

    Best to you and yours.

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    Default Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    Leg2 Amsterdam - St. St Maarten.

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    Well done. Happy trails!
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Default Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    Are you broadcasting AIS?

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    We will be doing AIS this will all be sorted in the next couple of weeks.

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    Last night...weaving between islands in the pitch black i used my night vision binoculars to spot fish traps

    very good tool for finding kids floating around in the broken down tender at two in the morning

    many AIS units connect to your DSC vhf. Nice feature. You click on the AIS target and if you would like to call them you click CALL. The ais sends the ships MMSI number to your vhf and presto ...you are talking bridge to bridge.

    no more...ship in position XX XXX. This is.....

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    Oh and another cant live without piece of gear...the anchor chain counter.

    it is the only way to set and retrive an anchor single handed.

    ive had a few. This Quick model is cheap, accurate and effective.


    http://www.yachtshop.sk/fotky25525/f...02M_manual.pdf

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    Having been both in receipt of and dispensed wobbly weather forecasts I suggest you be prepared to move anytime, do not wait. Feel even slightly apprehenive just move the darn boat, or just leave.
    I have always felt better not hesitating.
    Leave before it becomes difficult or impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slug View Post
    Oh and another cant live without piece of gear...the anchor chain counter.

    it is the only way to set and retrive an anchor single handed.

    ive had a few. This Quick model is cheap, accurate and effective.


    http://www.yachtshop.sk/fotky25525/f...02M_manual.pdf
    Seriously? A handy gadget to be sure, but if you can't anchor without one you have some problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Seriously? A handy gadget to be sure, but if you can't anchor without one you have some problems.

    Sure...im serious.

    anchor chain counter...dont leave home without one

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    Quote Originally Posted by slug View Post
    Sure...im serious.

    anchor chain counter...dont leave home without one
    Well, we will just disagree on that. But so far I've muddled through. No wind speed indicator, or apparent wind direction thingy either. Don't really know how, but we get by.

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