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Search: Posts Made By: i_amcdn
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Best spray on / spray off deck cleaner for sailboats

Seconded.

My boat winters in downtown Toronto beside a major highway and a garbage transfer station. Other than a few 5 gal pails to wash off the big pieces I don't even bother cleaning until I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

George
Think "share". In theory you sell your share to the next person when you leave but that presumes there is someone waiting to buy. My friend with the Cal is still waiting for the return of his...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

Well the two city owned marinas I have belong to are basically the same price / similar facilities. The prettier eastern location is however twice the distance and 3 x the time to get to in our city...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

In picking a marina my first consideration is price, 2nd is what do you see when sailing and being "close to home" is 3rd. I used to live in Markham so Bluffers was close. Now I am in Etobicoke and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I have a friend who is selling his Cal 2-27 this year.
He has not launched yet due to work travel but will be early June. He keeps it at Bluffers in Scarborough. They have sailed it to Kingston and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

So do it...

On one of our trips I flew STT _PHL-Toronto. Plane was full of folks headed to Washington for Obama's first swearing in.

Young lady beside me said that she and lots of her friends...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

My USVI experience is St Thomas.

As far as no Burger King's, No McD's allowed then absolutely yes....do not allow them. Similarly, compare Dutch side of SXM to French side....go the French way.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

Exactly what those of us who visit Cuba are afraid will happen. It's inevitable and too bad. If you can see the difference between the USVI and the BVI's I hope Cuba becomes more like the BVI's.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,181
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: How Old is Your Boat

1981 Edel 665
Bought Aug 2012 for $800 including cradle and 2001 Honda 8HP
Sailed 2013, 2014....2015 launch May 13
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Deck Scupper: Tiny Leak

I actually tried to do this but with some West Systems epoxy. I made a mess and it ended up being just a thin coat. I then thought of the eavestrough repair stuff as I was fixing my eaves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

I have used 6-10 alone on the deck where my teak hand rails were screwed into some raised "knobs". Those "knobs" are / were the only place on my boat with wood inside fiberglass. The rest of the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Deck Scupper: Tiny Leak

I got laughed at by some here last year when I fixed a similar problem with my cockpit drain but my fix worked.
The drain is a glassed in tube about 18" long, dating from 1981. I had very limited...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

If you are taking them out then the next step is to throw them out.

Replace them all with Robertsons.

Phillips are the #2 worst screw head in the world, only surpassed for PITA'ness by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2015
Replies: 1,380
Views: 488,914
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

And the outside view of the stern
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2015
Replies: 1,380
Views: 488,914
Posted By i_amcdn
Motor Lift Bracket re-inforcement

My problem:
Old motor lift bracket with Honda 8 HP 4 stroke. Creaks and groans; loudly when motoring through significant waves.
Bracket was held on by 4 bolts that went through a 3/4 wooden plate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: finally out of the deep freeze!

I am on the hard and even though I cover the hatchway and cockpit with a tarp somehow a little bit of water sneaks in. Nothing as bad as my first winter when I installed new windows in November and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Cold was the culprit.

I have left them in our 2nd bathroom with door closed and light on for added heat (we rarely turned on our apartment heater all during this killer winter just finished and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Oh crap...
Looks like I am removing it all...but I will let cure for a few days inside warmth of apartment first.

Epoxy Problem Solving | WEST SYSTEM how to use guides...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By i_amcdn
Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Ok, me thinks I screwed up.
Sanded the tiller and four teak hand rails that I removed last fall from the roof of my cabin and pop top. Stained them; let dry 24 hours.

Yesterday AM I added a coat...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By i_amcdn
Australian Yacht found by Air Canada

But can they find my lost luggage?

Air Canada flight finds stranded Australian yacht - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/18/travel/australia-yacht-rescue/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Former HMCS Annapolis sinking

Surprised that AC flew 737 for awhile. I never actually saw one in use as part of their fleet. I always thought that the new 737's on order would be the first.

You can dive the Avro Arrow scraps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Mapping depth by dinghy

I cannot find it on his site now but I do recall reading how Walker Mangum created his own charts around Anegada Island, BVI using his dinghy, a sounding line and his GPS. The GPS charting there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Raising & lowering sails

The problem I have is while motoring out from the marina a loose halyard gets wrapped around the mast light @ spreaders. What I do now is attach a bungee to the halyard shackle and run that down to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,633
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Keel repair - PICS

Here is mine from May 2014. I was wire brushing the old bottom paint when I notice weeping at trailing edge of keel. Poked with screwdriver and it leaked. Drilled a couple of holes along bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

Timing is 99% of everything in life.

The only cleat up front on my Edel is a centre mounted cleat about 4 ft back from the furler. If I don't tighten up the loose jib sheet as the FIRST step in...
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