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Search: Posts Made By: jjns
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,365
Posted By jjns
If you rinse with clean water and it beads, there...

If you rinse with clean water and it beads, there is wax, if it sheets, it is clean.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,799
Posted By jjns
In order to sell (or offer for sale) a...

In order to sell (or offer for sale) a vehicle/vessel it must have already been legally imported into said country.

If a US citizen comes to Canada to vacation on his boat, he is welcome to do so,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 4,882
Posted By jjns
Bit - you are of course correct on all points. I...

Bit - you are of course correct on all points. I knew what I wanted, perhaps I didn't make that clear to the guy I hired.
More to the point, I need to get the admiral to hide the laptop when I am on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 4,882
Posted By jjns
When I hire someone I only expect competency, not...

When I hire someone I only expect competency, not perfectionism.
I hear your point on the high expectation thing, but that is not what I meant.

I too have spent a great deal of time selling my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By jjns
heat and stainless

Speaking of GOOD ENOUGH.
The shrink wrap came off my boat on saturday and exposed the 2 bushels of oak leaves the shrinkers didn't bother to remove before sealing it up, stained the deck pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 4,882
Posted By jjns
I lied, there is one thing worse than a...

I lied, there is one thing worse than a substandard job. That would be paying someone else to do a substandard job, in this day and age, that is all too common.
I have learned the hard way, over and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 4,882
Posted By jjns
My Grandma used to say "if it is GOOD ENOUGH, it...

My Grandma used to say "if it is GOOD ENOUGH, it really isn't". Took me awhile to hoist that one aboard but as an adult, it guides everything I do.
Do it to the best of your ability everytime,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By jjns
Krozet - Another thing you may want to consider,...

Krozet - Another thing you may want to consider, Toronto Harbour has their own license as well, over and above the PCOC. Roughly Ontario Place to the Spit.
The nice thing about taking the radio...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By jjns
So, if i read this correctly, once the...

So, if i read this correctly, once the cut-out/fastener area is potted, then the light goes back in with mastic on the outboard flange only?
If a leak develops I will see the trace on the inside and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By jjns
Port light reseal

This spring will be the task of pulling all the hatches and port lights and resealing them and potting and rebedding all the hardware on the cabin top with Butyl tape.

The port lights are Aitkins...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By jjns
We wanted something that didn't have long...

We wanted something that didn't have long handles.
Found Paderno has some nice heavy bottomed pans with 2 loop-style side handles in the 6-8in range, while they don't nest, they do stack. Also got...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 7,037
Posted By jjns
The only thing that determines what my boat is...

The only thing that determines what my boat is worth, is what someone is willing to pay me, when I choose to sell it.
What I paid, whether too little or too much, is immaterial.
Used boats vary in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,020
Posted By jjns
Up until I saw the picture I was going to go out...

Up until I saw the picture I was going to go out and buy one of those things.
Thanks so much for saving me all that grief, to think I almost wasted a $1/4M+ on something so hideous.
Guess I will go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By jjns
WM is an emergency supplier for us. If we are...

WM is an emergency supplier for us.
If we are there, it must be sunday and we are in urgent need that cannot wait until monday. Aside from their higher prices and lower quality, the stores I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-09-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 9,451
Posted By jjns
The only maintenance free boat is the one you do...

The only maintenance free boat is the one you do not own.

All the rest require work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,537
Posted By jjns
I suppose we fall into the bourgeois class as...

I suppose we fall into the bourgeois class as well.
On the boat, we go for easy to use, easy to clean.
Percolator as per JP, sometimes we will take the small stove-top
espresso maker and a can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-12-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,311
Posted By jjns
RD - We had an '89 H28. Loved it. ...

RD -
We had an '89 H28. Loved it.

Personally, if I got a call from "a broker" PUSHING me to buy, I would seriously be considering his motives (and likely running away).
If it is a good deal,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By jjns
Denise I too was tempted by the seemingly...

Denise
I too was tempted by the seemingly endless wasted space back there. Then I considered what all that stuff might weigh, perched in a place that was obviously not designed to have weight...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 7,314
Posted By jjns
TSP - We started out on an '89 H28. Great...

TSP -
We started out on an '89 H28. Great little boat, a few things we didn't like but isn't there always something. The aft cabin is rather cave'ish but works well just the same, for us the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,086
Posted By jjns
you may want to check the shaft as well. We had a...

you may want to check the shaft as well. We had a similar experience early on with intermittent filling of the bilge, PO had installed a drip-less seal that worked GREAT when sitting in the slip....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,262
Posted By jjns
It is possible in our zeal for perfection that we...

It is possible in our zeal for perfection that we can paint too much.
Paint under a fastener is the fastest way to have it fail.
Years ago, I saw a wheel come off a GT2 car at Mosport. In the end,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By jjns
Same thing you always do. About 20 years ago ...

Same thing you always do.
About 20 years ago Zebra muscles were found in the Great Lakes. At the time, it was predicted that the sky was falling, the fisheries would die and all hell would break...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,442
Posted By jjns
Ladybo - Do you know about Toronto Harbour...

Ladybo - Do you know about Toronto Harbour Licenses, supposed to have one if you are navigating ANY powered craft within Toronto Harbour authority area (think of it as Leslie st spit to the far side...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By jjns
I would think that age and condition of the...

I would think that age and condition of the mounts should be the reason for their replacement.
Hard to say without seeing them or having more info (oil soaked, split, cracked....)
If they do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,518
Posted By jjns
NightOwl Life is all about choice. ...

NightOwl

Life is all about choice.
Happiness is all about perspective.
Balance is the key to making it all work.

Take another look at your post, you ARE living the dream.
What sucks, is...
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