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In the Caribbean - 2009-10

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In the Caribbean - 2009-10

Are you or will you be in the Caribbean this winter? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that are close by? If so, then you should join and share your experiences!

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Windwards

Started by Steven Schiff. Last reply by Andrea Apr 13, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by Lorenzo Camillo on March 27, 2010 at 4:32pm
Boat in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and leaving for Gibraltar early May, anyone available for crewing?
Comment by nekkidsailin on March 8, 2010 at 5:47pm
either selling the boat at the end of the month or headed south/windward in mid-april. If the latter, looking for some companions for the trip....
Comment by nekkidsailin on February 23, 2010 at 9:50am
Currently in CHS, SC (since 2006), hoping to head to the windward caribbean this spring - anyone else headed that direction then? Would love to hook up for a flotilla....

jim
Comment by Lorenzo Camillo on February 22, 2010 at 8:17pm
WOW! Caribbean! Way beyond my expectations. Have now been here after the ARC arrival in december and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Went south as far as Grenada and now am proceeding north, currenty in Dominica. Have added my photos on the web site if anyone wants to get a taste of the Caribbean:
http://www.mediterranean-yachting.com/MabiTwo/carib-cruise-01.htm
Comment by D Wogaman on February 22, 2010 at 5:07pm
Keep your ears open for some friends of ours. Namely Karen and Jerry on PERSPHONE (long time cruisers and a wealth of information if it is needed) and Eric and Jackie on COMPASS ROSE (brand R new cruisers).

Tell 'em we said, "Hi".

D & Don
SV SOUTHERN CROSS
Comment by Jim Jackson on February 21, 2010 at 9:13am
Well, I haven't contributed to this in quite a while. We are currently in St. Thomas USVI having sailed back up from Grenada in December and January. Spent Thanksgiving at Mayreau, beautiful, spent Christmas in Antigua, very historic and a great place to be for the holidays. Explored St. Croix on the way to St. Thomas, a beautiful island with very nice people and low fuel prices. Continue to have a great time exploring the Caribbean. More places left to visit. Will explore the Spanish Virgins probably in April.

Comment by D Wogaman on February 16, 2010 at 7:19pm
We spent over 2 years in the Caribbean. (just got back) Leewards, Windwards, Trinidad, Venezuela, Bonaire, Curacao, and the western Caribbean. Feel free to ask any questions.
Comment by Carin on December 29, 2009 at 10:39am
Hi , I am living aboard a Bruce Roberts 53 on Curacao. Have been sailing down from NJ, to Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, DR, Venezuela, Bonaire and now in Curacao....
Comment by zeehag on November 30, 2009 at 10:13pm
thankyou for the input......
Comment by Harvey Levesque on November 30, 2009 at 3:07pm
Key West to Bimini or Gun key, to Nassau, down the Exumas, to Provo (Turks & Caicos), to Luperon or Samana in Dominican Republic, over to Mayaguez or Boqueron in Puerto Rico, along south coast to Virgins. Stop in and visit when you get to Salinas PR or nearby. I've sailed this route a couple times and with good weather sense it's not bad at all. Email me and I can give you more complete and precise info.
 

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters. I‘m going to perform two tests: - Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
Sep 27
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"
Sep 27
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