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Search: Posts Made By: mtitus
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By mtitus
Former HMCS Annapolis sinking

Former Canadian War Ship HMCS Annapolis sunk in Halkitt Bay off Gambier Island, Howe Sound, British Columbia- To become an artificial reef and dive destination for divers of all skill levels. As seen...
Forum: herSailNet 10-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By mtitus
Re: Who is Karl?

I have been following Nike for just about a year on YouTube. You cannot help but cheer for this lady seeing what she has overcome with "Karl". Things that would have crushed many, she battles...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By mtitus
Re: My First Boat!

Welcome to Hell buddy,,,,,,,, but its a good Hell :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By mtitus
Re: Humidity smell

Ventilation and eucalyptus oil should rid your cabin of that musty humid smell.

My first mate, she uses a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil mixed with a little water and leaves it in an open or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,450
Posted By mtitus
Re: Beginner section

First of all welcome to Sail Net. Tons of info to be had here. In answer to your question regarding the right size, how about a nice 27 Catalina. It is a nice boat to learn on and its one that will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 14,225
Posted By mtitus
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

The only thing "Lost" in "All is Lost" was my 6 bucks spent on PPV and the evening.
All the distribution on the planet wouldn't have garnered an Oscar nod period.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 18,951
Posted By mtitus
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

First of all, thank you all for sharing as I have expanded my bookmarks to include many listed above. And to the keepers and writers of those blogs, I hope you don't mind if I add them to my own blog...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,826
Posted By mtitus
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Right on, I'll keep an eye out for him and catch his show :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,826
Posted By mtitus
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

You make some good points regarding GP vs Drift- certainly having a rotatable is helpful. Some of my colleagues in the TV Industry love that feature with their Drift product.

As far as to preview...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,826
Posted By mtitus
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

I have two "suction cup" mounts and two roll bar mounts that I use the most.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,826
Posted By mtitus
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

I love my GoPros so much so I have 3. I use them for work, (I work in the TV News Business), I use them for pleasure. I cannot say enough about these tough little beauties. I have mounted them on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,607
Posted By mtitus
Re: Sailing Blogs

Well at the risk of being yet another shameless self promoter, I would like to invite you all to My Nauti Mind- I'd Rather be Sailing ( . Its about the ups and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By mtitus
Re: Shaft housing question -- galvanic corrosion?

Brian, do you have any photos of this problem?
I too am new to this boat owning thing. As near as I can tell to prevent further corrosion, the addition of a shaft zinc might do the trick- it could...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By mtitus
Re: Wanted - boat delivery (Seattle to Vancouver, BC)


I bought a 27 Catalina in Washington State this past Feb. As far as Canadian Customs goes , my experience was- We sailed into Vancouver Harbour and tied up at the Customs dock in False...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By mtitus
Re: Drifter Sail


I figured it was a light wind sail, just wasn't sure if it could be sailed up wind. I am looking forward to getting it out of the bag and trying it out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By mtitus
Drifter Sail

When I bought my 27 Catalina this past Feb. it came with several head sails, a Working Jib, a Storm Jib, a Spiny and a sail called a Drifter.

Does anyone out there have any experience with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,322
Posted By mtitus
Re: Bilge pump doesnt work

I suspect there is also an inline fuse somewhere, check that as well. Make sure if you find it, that it is the correct fuse for your particular pump. I had a similar problem when I bought my Catalina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By mtitus
Re: 1st Straight of Georgia passage

Hello Alex,

No that was not us. Wish it had been :)

Here is a short video during our first leg, from Horseshoe Bay to Schooner Cove Vancouver Island.
1st Passage across the Straight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By mtitus
1st Straight of Georgia passage

I just returned from a bit of a milestone for me and my crew- our first Straight of Georgia passage. Lots of fun although the wind kinda went away on us about halfway on the first leg.
On the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 15,082
Posted By mtitus
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I ware it aways regardless of weather. Mustang w harness.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By mtitus
Re: Seattle: Maintenance Consultants?

Congratulations on getting your boat. I too have just (Feb.2013) purchased one of these holes in the water I dump money into- And love it. I got me a 27 Catalina and love her to bits.

I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By mtitus
Re: Finally got my new (old) tub home

Well done Paulinvictoria! Now the real work begins?!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By mtitus
Re: Would a world sailing TV show really make good TV

The basis for good television - a good STORY. What makes a good story? Characters. Are there Characters on this crew? Ones that the viewer will take an vested interest in? If not then it's just a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By mtitus
Re: Rum

Mi Tai hands down. Fresh pineapple, Hawaii, Jimmy Buffet on the iPod,,,,,,, :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By mtitus
Re: Chapter 1: Our first cruise

Two big thumbs up. Sailing a boat never quite goes to plan. Good skipper's improvise- sounds like you did- welcome to the club. Smiles all around for the crew.
Fair winds in the future to you and...
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