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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Propane Stove Puzzle

Re cleaning the burner - please consider compressed air rather than a wire. The diameter is VERY critical and must be smooth, a wire can damage the surface.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,546
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Ah! The things we see on the internet. Ah! The things people post on the internet.
I frequently sail on a bay that is salt water on the surface and fresh in the depths due to tidal action. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 3,324
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

We always wear them on the dock - lots of people fall in on the way back from the bar.
On board always when outside but not allowed to wear them inside, just keep them handy.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,443
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Canadian Boats Selling in USA

Hadn't heard that one but I have been hearing of canadian boaters having "a hard time" visiting the US. Some say they will not go again. I don't plan on going again myself. Too bad.
We still...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Learning to sail in Alberta

Hi. Can't be any help with your questions but just saying hello. I am looking for a place to sail in the Edmonton area - have a boat on the east coast I may trailer out here.
Good luck.
Forum: Islander   02-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Palmer P-60 Engine smokes

What color is the smoke? Usualy blue is oil burning, black is fuel and sometimes white is steam.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,805
Posted By norahs arc
Re: How to run aground properly

Loved the stories, I haven't run aground since last summer. (Boat is on the hard.)
On a serious note though, for fin keels aground and using an anchor to haul off I recommend setting it off the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Anybody see the CES bit about .....

Not exactly new technology - The first working magnetic refrigerators were constructed by several groups beginning in 1933.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Tanzer 27...New to Sailing

Welcome aboard! Tanzer 27
Used to be a Paceship 26, Tanzer bought the molds and added an outboard rudder (on most of them) and made them a nice 27. - the only good looking Tanzer under 30 ft IMHO....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Buy a boat with "catalina smile"

Not unheard of in a lot of fin keel boats. That said I just sold a Catalina 27 ready to sail for less money - I would keep looking, or at least work on a better price.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-02-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By norahs arc
Re: New member here

Welcome aboard. I agree with the "take the kids now" advice. I used to take my kids when they were still in diapers and they loved it. Have Fun!
Great sailing all over NS.
I am moving west - ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,026
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Took some basic boating safety and coastal piloting courses but never had formal sail training. I still don't know how to sail like the racers but so far I have got there and back every time out. I...
Forum: Crown   12-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 12,660
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Crown 23'

Welcome to the group. Lots of good info to be had here. I have been sailing on the east coast but just sold my boat. I am looking at some boats for sale/sail on the west coast now. I hope to be on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 8,087
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Just wondering, has anyone heard FIRST HAND - not a "they say" or "I know someone", who has had a keel fall away. I have seen some boats that have hit solid objects HARD and the keels are still...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By norahs arc
Re: The Magical Sliding Sink of the Dufour 24

Chrysler 22's came with a galley that slid on a track back under quarter berth. Might find one of those somewhere.
(I know there is one around Lake Of The Woods - I took it out of my own boat in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,597
Posted By norahs arc
Re: a bit of friday humour

Took a while but finally found it. Worth the effort. Had a good laugh.
Welcome to this net Boogie Nights.
PS I don't fly any flag - I will when we get our current Prime Minister/dictator replaced...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By norahs arc
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

I have used both mono and poly. I prefer mono because they are better if there is any shading and also seem better on overcast days.

Controllers - if the panel can supply enough amperage to be of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-29-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Ahoy from the Bay of Fundy.

Have sailed on one a couple of times and liked it. Also see the odd one one the water and they always seem to be doing fine.
Forum: Electronics   11-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By norahs arc
Re: VHF mounting advice

Your friend is mistaken. Nothing beats putting the antenna higher.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 7,048
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Electronic Auto Bilge Switches, yay or nay?

Re electronic bilge pump switches.
Had one once - got old fashioned one again.
Nuff said
Forum: Electronics   11-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By norahs arc
Re: VHF mounting advice

Just a note re metal verses carbon fiber mast - carbon fiber is no better - it also is a conductor and will interfere with the radio. Now how much I am not sure but I wouldn't be concerned on my own...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Inverter installation...

My thanks to those who mentioned the power loss within the micro wave oven and inverter power circuit. My good friend Al Zheimers helped me with my first post.

On one of my own systems I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Inverter installation...

I agree with the "mount the inverter as close to the battery compartment as possible but not in it". Keep the leads as short and large as possible.
Even with everything done right you may find it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,125
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 12 volt refrigertation

I use a Dometic CF series Freezer/Cooler - never on shore power but have a 64 watt solar panel. (2 years old now)
Works for me, never had dead batteries or warm fridge upon returning to the boat....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By norahs arc
Re: You know it's bad when....

All you ever need to know to fix everything!
If it won't move- don't force it, get a bigger hammer.
It it is loose, tighten it up until it strips and then back it off a half turn.
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