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by Watermelon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ flipped in horrendous seas in California, safe now
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

PDQ flipped in horrendous seas in California, safe now

Here's the follow-up at Latitude 38. The boat, Catalyst, capsized in huge seas, and safely floated into a little pocket from which she was rescued. Amazing that it survived so well. here're the links: First story, rescue of 3 crew: http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2010-07-...
by Watermelon
Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Your PDQ in Europe
Topic: Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 7920

CEVNI Guide

The European Code for Inland Waterways. A bit more elaborate than US rules, it seems. Since we didn't bring our boat down from Canada, as many of you did, I don't know how familiar the participants are in negotiating the canals and locks of Europe. I know nothing, so I'm working at obtaining the ref...
by Watermelon
Sun May 27, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Your PDQ in Europe
Topic: Courtesy Flags
Replies: 3
Views: 13999

When we were in the Caribbean, we just turned the French flag sideways when in Sint Maarten!
by Watermelon
Sun May 27, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Your PDQ in Europe
Topic: Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 7920

I had hoped to be able to print out the relevant pages before now, but too much got in the way. Before we fly to Finland, though, I hope to print out those pilot pages that we would most likely use. I have a printer on the boat, so any extra pages can be printed and shared while we are cruising. It'...
by Watermelon
Sat May 19, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Your PDQ in Europe
Topic: Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 7920

pilots

For those of you who would like the sailing directions for the many charts, you can download them for free from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency web site. http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime/ then click on publications, then "Menu Options" at top of page, select "Sailin...
by Watermelon
Sun May 06, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Your PDQ in Europe
Topic: Extra Keys
Replies: 3
Views: 3368

When Peter goofed and lost yet another key, he went to a locksmith nearby and had copies of the keys made. They work, and are a lot cheaper than the "real" ones from Southco. Since we have to leave the engine keys with Sevenstar, we just ordered new sets as spares from Mack Boring. I think...
by Watermelon
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Your PDQ in Europe
Topic: Insurance for Baltic Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 2481

Insurance for Baltic Adventure

I've had computer and internet problems recently, so this is a bit late. I just received our insurance binder for this year, and adding "coastwise waters of Europe" was done with no increase in our insurance premium for the year. This does not cover transport to Europe - does anybody have ...

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