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March 19, 2012 at 22:42 #5791

Alexina
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Alexina continues to cruise despite mechanical failures, lifesaving attempts and perfect waves.

For more information see https://sites.google.com/site/alexinain2011/november-december

Having made the mistake of touring the West Coast of the USA and not advertising our intentions and missing out on visiting other Nicholson 38s in the area we do not intend to repeat our mistake.

We are currently in the Dominican Republic and over the next two months will cruise through the Bahamas to the East Coast of the USA, probably arriving in South Carolina in late May. We would love to meet other Nicholson 38 owners in the area so please contact us.

Peter, Helen and Tiger

March 24, 2012 at 14:25 #11371

Rhapsode
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Peter,

I’m planning on sailing up to the Caribbean next year and after the relaxed way of doing things in Brazil I got to thinking about your encounter with the officials in Sint Marten. For flares (and presumably other safety equipment) is it simply a matter of – if they’re on board they have to be in date – or is there a requirement to have a specific number of flares, smoke floats and other bits of safety equipment?

Would I be likely to need a paper list of all my equipment and expiry dates?

Peter

March 27, 2012 at 16:53 #11381

Alexina
Participant

Hi Peter,

I suspect they were very pleased to find we have some safety equipment at all. They did not check expiry dates too closely. It being the Dutch Antilles there is no where that you can find out what their regulations are, they have no website. As long as veryting looks shipshape and Bristol fashion you should be OK.

Peter

March 27, 2012 at 18:24 #11391

Rhapsode
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Many thanks Peter – I’ll be sure to be shipshape and Bristol fashion (tho’ many years ago when I was an apprentice at sea the ship’s bosun told me that shipshape and Bristol fashion meant ‘everything on top and f… all to hand!).

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