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Search: Posts Made By: pcmm
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By pcmm
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

The retailer is feeding you a pack of lies. I'm based Toronto and fully rewired my boat 15 years ago with all marine Ancor wire 105c rated. Its in every real chandlery very easy to find!. Sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By pcmm
Re: Furlex Type B MKII Furler Opinions Please

Why do you need to take the foils apart? If you're just replacing the wire you dont need to disassemble the foils. you just need to tack weld the new wire to the end of the old wire and then pull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By pcmm
Re: Fiberglass repair, and a fail

This is an unusual construction method ( and one I would personally avoid) its been a longtime since builders used integral tanks. descrete drop in tanks are a much better solution and this has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 151
Views: 12,680
Posted By pcmm
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Seems very odd to me that it costs more to keep the boat on land than in the water. my 25 years of owning sailboats, its ALWAYS been the opposite, land storage is always less expensive than in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,949
Posted By pcmm
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I love sailing alone for the pure joy and peace it gives me, but i also love sailing with my wife (she does look great in a bikini!) now that we have kids the dynamic is definitely different but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,814
Posted By pcmm
Re: How do these seacocks look?

Sorry Marelon is not "relatively new" I've been using them in boats since the late 80's They're perfectly good for seacocks, in fact now I prefer them to Bronze as there is no worries about...
Forum: Diesel 10-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By pcmm
Re: canal turbulence - a word of warning

Shouldn't your engine be shutdown when in the lock? Here in Ontario, Canada you are required by law to stop your engines when in the lock.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,500
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Interesting way of doing it. I've never seen it done that way, I've always seen the controll lines led along the boom. This way is simpler, and les noisey and causes fewer holes in the mast!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,500
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Nice video, but I have to ask...what are the blocks on the mast for that you installed?? Normally on a lazy jack system you attach pad eyes at the mast and put the blocks in the Ys of the system.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By pcmm
Re: Dear Annapolis...

We just cam back from the show, It was really great! but if anything they need to organize the parking options! took us 2 hrs to find parking! and that was first thing in the morning on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By pcmm
Re: winter charging

You didn't specify what type the batteries were? are the Gel, AGM, regular lead acid? Lead acid typically lose I think it was 3% per month. having said that I have always taken my house and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-29-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,814
Posted By pcmm
Re: New to Cheasapeake Bay - Wind?

One thing you have to get used to is the depths! We're Lake Ontario sailors too and you get used to the depth sounder reading in hundreds of feet! Not so in the chesepeake! its REALLY shallow! ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By pcmm
Re: High speed ferry vs. race fleet

How do you figure? In this case the Ferry has the right of way as a scheduled service running in a restricted channel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By pcmm
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Controlling twist has alot to do with how you use your vang. the vang can control alot of the twist, by pulling down on the boom and using the mainsheet at that point to control the poistion of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By pcmm
Re: Galley sink drain location

Celenoglu has it backwards. Don't have your drain at the waterline if you want it to drain properly and clear any debris. If it's at the waterline, it's more likely that the discharge is horizontal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,097
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1 inch prop on 25mm prop shaft?

You shouldn't be able to lose the prop if its installed correctly with the castle nut and cotterpin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By pcmm
Re: What boat for a family circumnavigation?

You should add the whitby 42 to your list. Long keel for stability and safety. Center cockpit with generous aft cabin ( refuge from the kids!) lots of tankage! The only down side for me is the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By pcmm
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

smackdady, SeaIQ is for use with enc and rastor charts it just happens to also connect to active captain. really good app, much better than openCPN much more usable. its downloads are very slick! ...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By pcmm
Re: Sharing Cruising Plans With Family and Friends

awaywego,

we're in the same boat as you, This will be our second attempt at this. Once about 12 years ago we had the boat and were almost ready to go when we decided to scrap the plan and...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-04-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By pcmm
Re: Canadian Credit cards to travel with

mike,

i dont know about the currency exchange rates, but they are always above what you think they are. as to the fees. I dont think there are any canadian credit cards with annual fees any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,870
Posted By pcmm
Re: Using these as jerry cans

The only thing I would be worried about is someone accidentally topping off your water tanks with the contents of the blue can! Blue is (in this part of the world) the standard container colour for...
Forum: Freedom 04-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,084
Posted By pcmm
Re: Freedom 40 cradle specs

The Freedom 40 is a really simple boat to put on the hard. IT doesn't have a wing keel, but a full keel with a centerboard, just haul the boat, lay her keel down on a few 6 x6 's (avoid the...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By pcmm
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

Thanks for the tips. The 3 days is less about trying to see alot and more about just trying it out. I have a 10 year old boy who is excited about the idea but hasn't been on a boat in 6 years. I...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By pcmm
Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

The Family is contemplating a major change in life direction. So as part of this years summer vacation we've decided to take a drive down to the chesapeake. We want to charter/rent a sailboat in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By pcmm
Re: Nylon or aluminum cleats on mast?

the only place for nylon cleats is on the store shelf. they have no place on a boat, one horn invariable breaks at the wrong time use eithercam cleats or proper aluminum horn cleats
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