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Kevin Wood replied to h's discussion Electronic Charts and Chart Plotters. Which One? in the group Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance
"You might want to look into electronic charts for PC, where you could print out sections to have paper backup. For at least some areas they can be had pretty cheaply; and combined with plug-in GPS module can be a plotter (like I do in Caribbean).…"
Feb 3, 2009
Kevin Wood replied to h's discussion Electronic Charts and Chart Plotters. Which One? in the group Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance
"I definitely don't use my laptop on deck - but in our cat the nav station is in the main saloon, at just about deck level and with decent visibility in almost all directions - and when I'm there, it doubles as my desk so my laptop is out…"
Feb 3, 2009
Kevin Wood replied to h's discussion Electronic Charts and Chart Plotters. Which One? in the group Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance
"This may not be of much help, but I have some knowledge... For the most bare-bones solution, I had bought a $79 package of Microsoft Streets & Trips that came with a USB GPS receiver to plug into my laptop, and then bought another $99 package…"
Feb 3, 2009
Kevin Wood commented on h's group Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance
"Thanks...I found out that, fortunately, the removal was pretty easy on our boat - room enough for guys at Grenada Marine to replace entire sail drive in a couple hours. On our boat the engine "rooms" are basically covers, under the counter…"
Feb 2, 2009
Kevin Wood commented on h's group Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance
"We have 2 Yanmar Saildrives on our SF 44, but I've never changed them myself. Doesn't look that tough (as long as boat is out of the water :)). I would comment that I've been advised it's a good idea to change the diaphrams…"
Jan 30, 2009
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Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance

Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.
Jan 30, 2009
Kevin Wood replied to Steven Schiff's discussion Windwards in the group In the Caribbean - 2009
"I was there 4 weeks in Oct-Nov - between Carriacou and St. Lucia. Have been spending 10-12 weeks/yr last few years - so getting to know pretty well area Grenada --- Dominica. Where will you be...and what kind of sailing and other activities are you…"
Jan 30, 2009
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In the Caribbean - 2009

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!See More
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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent & Grenadines
Current location:
Colorado
Destinations visited:
New England, Atlantic Coast, Florida, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cuba, US/BVI, Jamaica, Leewards, Windwards, Great Lakes, Rocky Mountain Lakes, West Coast, Hawaii
Looking to:
Swap - info, ideas, stories, boats, crew assignments, rum punches...

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At 10:47pm on January 31, 2009, LOLA said…
Beautiful Photos
At 11:19pm on September 9, 2008, Kevin Wood said…
No, only Newport, and that just for a day. Fitting 4 days of business in NY, visit to family in RI and the boat show all into a one-week trip to east coast from CO... About the time of Annapolis show will be heading down to St. Vincent. I didn't realize CatCo operated out of Union; hope you can get there soon. This trip I'll probably head the other way - St. Lucia, Martinique & Dominica - though if time allows may hit Bequia, Mustique, Tobago Cays and/or Union also.
At 11:02pm on September 9, 2008, Joann Higgins said…
HI. Kevin. Thank you so much for your reply! No Im not moving to the Grenadines I like Tortola too much! Catco has several boats out of Union Island available for charter and I was hoping to go visit. Unfortunately the trip has been postponed. Will you be attending the Annapolis Boat Show also?
At 10:22pm on August 27, 2008, Dalton Williams said…
Hi Kevin,

The weather here is great! So far all of the Caribbean has been lucky this season with no storms in the islands. The current storm Gustof came through Bequia as a strong tropical wave with lots of rain but little wind and then blew up into a Tropical storm the following day after moving over the Caribbean Sea.
At 9:55pm on August 27, 2008, Andrea said…
Welcome Kevin. Your profile photo is great. I look forward to seeing more.
 
 
 

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Paul P replied to GaryG's discussion Maintainig teak companionway doors in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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