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Search: Posts Made By: Uricanejack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,782
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: When Do You Reef?

C&C 35
About the same. I tend to reef first. I point better with 1 reef than with a furled jib
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Keep a listening watch on CH 11. 12 if further North 5a and 13 south of the border.
You will hear them call in unfortunatly they do a lot of thier own comunication on a private channel. MCTS will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,917
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Just a question or two for the OP.

I noted you instructed in the millitry and aviation.

Are you contemplating becoming a recreational Sailing Instructor?

Are you contemplating instruction...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,917
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

First. I don’t fit your profile. For me its not only been over 15 years. But I’ve done both.
Learning first by experience. Having been a motor boater most of my life.
Started sailing on a sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Lovely pictures, I made it to a few of those destinations myself this year and a quite a few more I've still to see
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 4,055
Posted By Uricanejack
Forum: C & C 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: c&c 35 mk3

On mine the Ice box is drained via a small hand pump and hose to the sink.
I dont think there are any through hulls in the general area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Is it okay to pee in the ocean?

I like watching the Phosphoresance.
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Daily mooring in Vancouver?

Well I went to Vancouver. Arrived about 2000. Tried to call the wellcome center.
The Phone No no longer in service. Maybe I should by this years waggoner.
False Creek was packed Ram Jam full.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: RYA courses, how difficult are they, advice needed

None of them are difficult.

It depends what you want to get out of it.
personaly I would recomend day skipper without bothering with the more basic copetant crew.
Is the RYAthe best for you?...
Forum: Chartering 06-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,440
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Charter fleet ownership

In reality it just doesn't make sense no matter how you look at it. I considered putting a boat in with both the moorings and sunsail programs.
I thought the longer Caribbean seasons would make it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Pre-sail/Safety Checklist???

I don’t have any actual check list’s for my boat.
I used to fly as a PPL so was quite familiar with the concept. I think I still have one for a 152.
My sailing varies depending upon who with.
In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Uricanejack
Life raft stowage.

I have an older C&C 35 Mk 111.

I bought a life raft for her as I was sailing up the west coast and thought it might make my wife a little happier to know we had one with us.

I ended up buying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,134
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

Yes.

A simple statement of fact.

Lots of people muddle by just fine without. Doesn't change the simple fact.

Old salts do not necessarily make good instructors.
Some of the best instructors...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Port Hardy to Ketchikan

Just curios. where did you keep your boat in Sontula
Forum: C & C 05-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: C&C 32 vs C&C 35 mk3

Yes they the hull is cored but as my surveyor said C&C did it right.
The core starts about 1/3rd of the way down then goes down all the way to the other side but is well back from any through hull...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,552
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Well you can jump up and down, stamp your little feet, give him the finger, whine on the radio.

Or call the committee boat and file a polite protest saying you had to take avoiding action for a...
Forum: C & C 05-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: C&C 32 vs C&C 35 mk3

Sounds like a no brainer to me.

Had the same choice last year. Bigger price difference.
had sold a C&C 24 was looking for a 30.
Looked at a few liked a 32 not familiar with it. It was in good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 10,171
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Simple
I sail if and when I want.
Where I want.
With who I want.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Proper winch technique?

I tend to agree with Jackdale about winch technique. Though I add in lean over the winch as you put the wrap on and keep your hand about a foot away from the drum.

Stand above and pull straight...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Daily mooring in Vancouver?

Thanks I looked them up and gave them a call
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 8,770
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

I "lived" very happily with a C&C 24 for several years. I didn't live on it. just for day sailing and weekends with wife, 3 kids and a dog.
It was the right price and got us out sailing instead of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Uricanejack
Daily mooring in Vancouver?

Thinking of sailing over to Vancouver. False creek area or some where with access to transit. I hear you can anchor in False creek. is there a secure place to tie a tender.
I see boats anchored...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,291
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Cruising and career

I don't think there can be one right answer to this question. it will vary so much from career to career.
Any career breaks for me have been involuntary rather than a positive choice.
Though one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-05-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 14,067
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I don't have any long offshore passages under sail. Just a couple of short ones. Niether with an auto pilot.
One a fairly large boat on which I was crew. We had lots of crew so 5 days of 4 on 4 of...
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