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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 7,012
Posted By boatpoker
Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (Google it) runs Navigation courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Halton, Whitby, Pickering, Ajax ..... pretty much everywhere in Ontario. My wife is currently taking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,317
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Travelineasy ... I picked up some of that Dollar Tree LA Cleaner and it is amazing. One of the rare cleaning products that does exactly what it says it does ! Thanks for the heads'up

I still may...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Accidently Aged Rum...

Might want to check and see if that plastic bottle contains BPA. BPA can leach out of plastic into the liquid and pose significant health issues.
BPA was banned sometime ago in plastic food...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,317
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Thanks, I'll be passing a DollarTree later today. Hopefully they carry that product here in Canada.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,317
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

I used white. I will not recommend this product unless someone can tell me how to get it clean.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,317
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

I used 6" firm white foam rollers which produced a quite low level texture very evenly. It looked great, it worked great and is extremely tough......... It was absolutely, irrertievably filthy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,317
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Thanks for the thought but I applied it with a tight foam roller. It's actually quite a gentle texture for walking on barefoot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,317
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

OK .... someone help me out here, I applied this Kiwi stuff last year. It's tuff as nails, provides excellent grip and looks 20 years old. Every single little bit of dirt sticks to it and I can't get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,358
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Buying from a private party, not a broker

Perhaps the broker it listed at 11k because the unrealistic owner demanded even tho' the broker told him he'd never get more than 8k.

A "realistic" owner is of a kind that I have rarely come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 5,255
Posted By boatpoker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By boatpoker
Re: First time buyer

As Faster says, no taxes are due in Canada until you bring it across the border. If the boat is of non NAFTA manufacture duty will be payable as well as sales tax. I'm going to assume that you don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kingston to Toronto

Prevailing winds are out of the west in summer ...... you are going to be motoring most of the time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Are Fake Cannons Lame?

Not sure about the cannon but the question certainly is.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 3,328
Posted By boatpoker
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 11,636
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Nonsuch 30 for long term cruising

No comment on sailing qualities but make sure you get a surveyor that is very familiar with this boat. I've surveyed over thirty of them and have found that 50% had seriously compromised balsa core...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Bottom repairs? Need some advice

You are talking about a major investment (time & $$$$) in a boat that routinely sells for 2 - 4k.
Unless the hull laminate is cracked, throw some paint on it and go sailing.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Reasonable offer for a used boat?

RobGallagher is correct. The asking price often bears little relationship to what they actually sell for. Your broker and/or surveyor should have access to soldboats.com which is where all the actual...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Overheating

What engine is it ?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,150
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Anchoring Question I've Never Seen Discussed or Tested in Any Detail

First let me state this is not an argument but a genuine question .....

I have only used a Fortress once and did not like it. I tried to set it in a tidal river and it took off like a kite. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By boatpoker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,097
Posted By boatpoker
Re: The Yard Guys

Smacks' original post is also a pretty good tip for finding a good surveyor. Talk to the tech's and yard guys. They see them all and probably know the good from the bad.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Rudder bearing replacement C&C 36 + other issues

As Faster said,South Shore Yachts in Canada are the people to talk too. They are ex-C&C employees who bought up all the old inventory when the original C&C went belly up. They even have the original...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-03-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,150
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Anchoring Question I've Never Seen Discussed or Tested in Any Detail

an infinite number of variables = an infinite number of results
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Black iron fuel tanks

There is no such thing as welded black iron fuel tanks. They are simply steel with a treatment that makes them appear black.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Best book for self surveying?

Depends .... we still don't know if the OP is talking 16' day sailers or a 35yr. old Formosa 41.
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