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by seadago
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Introduction and Question
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Introduction and Question

Hi, and welcome to the forum! Any surveyor familiar with Freedom boats will know what to look for. Also, I'm not familiar with the larger, more modern boats, so can't comment knowledgeably on the model you are after. The below applies to any boat with a cored hull construction: Specifically re water...
by seadago
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Any Freedom owners in the Med?
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Any Freedom owners in the Med?

Freedoms are an endangered species everywhere, but seem particularly absent from the Med. Saw a 39 PH schooner in Marina Acaidesa in La Linea (Gibraltar) in August, so no strictly the Med, but that's all. If there are any I'd like to hook up! I'm near Alicante.
Rafa
by seadago
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Musings on the Dog's Watch
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Musings on the Dog's Watch

estepona lighthouse.jpg What is a lighthouse? It’s a navigational aid. Yes, sure, but then again, it is so much more than that! In the dark nights at sea, nothing is constant. Every indication can also be a deception. The water plays tricks on you. It reflects your navigation lights, in fleeting fl...
by seadago
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

Galicia in the Summer Granted, I am a newbie at this, and at the very beginning of my “cruising career”, so there is still much scope for me to cover yet. This notwithstanding, I doubt I will find anywhere many more enjoyable cruising grounds than the NW corner of the Iberian peninsula. As an overal...
by seadago
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

Gijón to A Coruña (via Cedeira) - 160 NM July 02. One more day in Gijon cowering from the relentless Westerlies. I am getting long in the tooth, I guess, to beat into 15 knots (gusting 25) on the nose for 16 hours, all the way to Ribadeo, and that with a lee shore that has absolutely no shelter for ...
by seadago
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 28 CK Centerboard Loading?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: 28 CK Centerboard Loading?

It is about the ONLY thing I don't LOVE about my boat. That CB is a real #$**& to raise so that I rarely lower it. I have seriously considered moving the line to the aft end of the CB to reduce some of the very convuluted block arrangements on the forward edge. The line would "sing" with movement t...
by seadago
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

A most enjoyable story so far, Rafael! Are you going to overwinter in Torrevieja? We shall be visiting a little North of there (by car) in the spring, so would look you up if our visits coincide. I'd like to see the G10 rig for real! We know the area to the North of Alicanté quite well, if you need...
by seadago
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

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by seadago
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

BBBB - Big Bad Boy Biscay Loctudy to Viveiro – 310 NM It must have been close to one full year. This is the time I spend researching the crossing of the BBBB. Pilot books and cruising guides, passage accounts on the web, youtube clips, and chats with other sailors that did it before. And after all t...
by seadago
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound
Replies: 4
Views: 2616

Re: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound

VeloFellow wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:12 am
Photos or your you tube bikini money shots make twenty first century cruises real?
Hehehe.... not many money-shots, but here they are! :mrgreen:
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