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Search: Posts Made By: Patbarbeau
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By Patbarbeau
Cool unbalanced weight, advice needed

Here is my problem... on my Grampian 26, I always seemed to have too much weight at the stern. The waterline was off by about 2 inches. Now, I added a spare outboard engine since I do not have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By Patbarbeau
Thanks

Thanks for the good advice and suggestions. I think, for now, until I have a closer look at the whole wiring system, I will do the following:

I have a second 1/2/both/off unused switch that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By Patbarbeau
confirmation

Thanks Steve,

This is pretty much how my set up is since I can shut off the entire panel from the panel directly. Just to confirm my understanding:

1. It is normal then that the 1/2/both/off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By Patbarbeau
Question Battery switch

For most people here, this question might look very simple. I have searched for a while the different forums to see if I could find threads on this topic but with single-word search, it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Patbarbeau
Video

Here's what it looked like:

Trombe d’eau à Montréal en vidéos | CentPapiers (http://www.centpapiers.com/Trompe-d-eau-a-Montreal-en-videos,4045)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Patbarbeau
waterspouts in Montreal

We never see waterspouts around here (Montreal, Canada) but had two within a month this last june. No damage even if one of them passed by a small marina. Apparently, waterspouts have relatively...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 11,998
Posted By Patbarbeau
Grampian 26, 34 years old

1975 Grampian 26 bought 3 weeks ago. I am 34 and plan to sail with wife and two daughters (4 and 6) so they'll learn the basics way younger than I did!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Patbarbeau
Thanks for the replies and advice. I'll try the...

Thanks for the replies and advice. I'll try the Novus product. I looked it up and it is available locally here in Canada. Any idea on how big of a job replacing them might represent and how...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Patbarbeau
Thumbs up Welcome Gerry. I have been around for only a few...

Welcome Gerry. I have been around for only a few weeks and I do not know much myself yet about sailing but I can tell you that this is a good place to learn by reading threads and exchanging with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Patbarbeau
foggy windows... advice needed.

The 6 side-windows on my newly bought 1975 Grampian 26 are foggy. It looks like plexiglass. I will probably have to change them soon, maybe during the next off-season but in the meantime, anyone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,534
Posted By Patbarbeau
I am not an expert but I like the idea. Let'see...

I am not an expert but I like the idea. Let'see what others think.

I was thinking myself of adding a third battery to my boat as a safety net for longer trips and this could be a way to use it....
Forum: Grampian 07-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,097
Posted By Patbarbeau
Thanks CSM, it is always reassuring after...

Thanks CSM, it is always reassuring after purchasing a first boat to hear from others who owned one similar having good words about it. I will check for sure the holding tank given what you...
Forum: Grampian 07-29-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,097
Posted By Patbarbeau
Thanks Bermuda, after initiating this thread, I...

Thanks Bermuda, after initiating this thread, I had the occasion to read about the nice work you've been doing on your G26. It looks great! I'll definitely PM you once I have a better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By Patbarbeau
Thanks Tom for that piece of info (and everyone...

Thanks Tom for that piece of info (and everyone else too). My boat is in fact equipped with an OMC saildrive motor and I was unaware of that potential problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,508
Posted By Patbarbeau
Well... thanks for everyone's reply and info.......

Well... thanks for everyone's reply and info.... and everything else. That was more than exepcted! Camaraderie, I like your screen shot!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By Patbarbeau
ablative or hard bottom paint?

I just bought a boat and the previous owner does not know the type of bottom paint that is on it currently. Not having much experience with sailboats yet, I am wondering if there is an easy way to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,508
Posted By Patbarbeau
Do I need a radar reflector?

I plan to sail my new boat on the St-Lawrence river where cargos are frequently present. I am installing a radar reflector but was wondering why the aluminium mast does not reflect radar itself? I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Patbarbeau
Here are some pictures of her

Thanks for the replies! Here are some pics of her taken by previous owner last summer:

2017

2018
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Patbarbeau
Smile Finally bought my sailboat!

Hi everyone,

I have been reading and dreaming about sailing for a few years. Every spring, I would buy all sailing magazines I could find and surf on the web for information. Since I have very...
Forum: Grampian 07-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,097
Posted By Patbarbeau
Proud new owner of a G26 looking for advice

I have just bought my first sailboat a 1975 Grampian 26 which according to surveyor is in quite good shape. I have very little sailing experience but very excited about learning. I plan to sail in...
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