Mark Set

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  1. Mark Set

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    oh hell, what a disaster for these guys. Hoping they all make it safely through.
  2. Mark Set

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Tomy is about 40 miles away and the island is 300 meters tall, might be able to see it if it gets clear enough, and if he's able to stand. A lot depends on the severity of his injury. Surely enough diesel to motor 10 hours. The other island is another 50 miles north.
  3. Mark Set

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Looks like Tomy is less than 50 mi from Ile St Paul and headed toward it slowly. It is small and unpopulated but has a protected harbor. McGuckin also headed that direction slowly. I wonder if they plan to go there or if its just a coincidence. Looks like a Bond villain hang out
  4. Mark Set

    My newest project

    Reminds me of a Seamaster, one of which was just beautifully restored here at a local yard in Houston. Wish i'd snapped a photo!
  5. I saw Jimmy Buffet at Trader Vics, his hair was PERFECT
  6. Mark Set

    Beneteau dropped the First line?

    Looking at the new website, so they brought back the First line but got rid of the Sense line apparently. Time to re-name the thread!
  7. Mark Set

    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    Glad to see Mt Gay is helping keep the homeless clothed
  8. Mark Set

    Port Tacking the Feet.

    white men in yacht racing? bit of a stretch there. Nobody would believe that.
  9. Mark Set

    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    at least Mt Gay is decent rum!
  10. Mark Set

    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    cool when you're cruising, very uncool when racing
  11. Mark Set


    Looks like 4 days of storm surge in Wilmington.
  12. Mark Set

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Most power boats are like that from what ive seen. Dont think ive seen one with a fine edge like a sail boat rudder actually. Doesnt really matter when youve got 1,000 HP or so.
  13. Mark Set

    Singlehanded insurance

    Thats odd, I deal with a lot of Lloyds marine policies and they have no issue with US jurisdiction for claims. These guys can help you, they have a Lloyds facility for smaller yachts and they specifically market to the US. In my experience with them they are cheap, but they have scheduled operators, depreciation schedule, and strict navigation limits etc. They are pretty flexible though and you can get those removed for some amount of additional premium.
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    Singlehanded insurance

    Read your endorsements and exclusions, many have a single-handed exclusion. Sometimes these exclusions even apply to moving the boat in the harbor single-handed, sometimes they only apply offshore. Just because they dont ask how many crew you have in the application doesnt mean they dont have a single-handed exclusion. not true, Lloyd's is a huge insurer of US yachts and the wording and endorsements can be very flexible. Just like with racing exclusions and navigation limits, many companies can remove or modify single-handed exclusions simply by asking. Sometimes they will want additional information on skippers experience, sometimes additional premium to do so. Lots of policies also have scheduled operators only as well. So if the skipper at the time of the loss was not scheduled on the policy (for instance if you let your buddy borrow the boat) then the loss is excluded. You really should read your policy.
  15. The most expensive wedding ive ever been too was probably about $1500 a head. The marriage lasted about 24 months.