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Search: Posts Made By: boatpoker
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Why aren't these cruisers sailing?

I've polled Canadian sailboats in the Bahamas and in Florida and found that those that kept logs sailed between 6 and 12hrs. from Ontario. Those without logs claimed they sailed all the time.

Can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Uncertainty and crew

The difference between adversity and adventure .... is attitude.

Take crew with the right attitude
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By boatpoker
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

ABYC E-11, 11.14.2.4 Conductors and flexible cords shall be stranded copper according to TABLE XI. 11.14.3.1 Conductors shall be type 2 and have a minimum rating of 600 volts. (not the 300volt solid...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By boatpoker
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

Nonsuch 26 - sorta ok..... Nonsuch 30 - balsa core hull is frequently problematic. The AC system with solid core copper, no AC/DC bond, neutral/grounds often bonded meets no ABYC or Transport Canada...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By boatpoker
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

CS27, CS 30, CS33 .... very common on Lake Ontario and by far the best built of the production boats available on the lake.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Primer For First Timers on the ICW (http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/ICW%20A%20index.htm)
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Trouble being a dude looking for a girl? Try being a dude looking for a dude...

I recently met the most incredible woman on a dating site. She knows how to use power tools, showed me a few tricks with a mitre box and is now helping me longboard getting ready for new paint........
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By boatpoker
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Thoughts on this one?

if original .... the nickel plated, NPT brass ball valves on NPS brass throughulls are past their life expectancy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 3,666
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Rotten Deck

Now we're talkin'
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 04-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Battery Assistance

The OP already stated he didn't know how much electrolyte should be in there.
You really think it's wise to give a neophyte such advice ?
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 04-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Battery Assistance

First photo - the wet spot in front of the dinette is battery acid from charging damaged batteries. My fingers were burned before I realized what it was.

Second photo - this AGM was overcharged to...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 04-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Battery Assistance

That is irresponsible advice to an obviously inexperienced person. Neither he nor you have any idea of what kind of battery charger he has or if the batteries have been freeze damaged. Given the...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 04-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Battery Assistance

Trying to charge freeze damaged batteries could have disasterous consequences. As you don't know what you are looking at I strongly advise you get a competent mechanic to check the batteries out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By boatpoker
Re: CS30 Mystery Screw

That is not what the OP described. He said a "screw" in "front" of the rudder.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By boatpoker
re: CS30 Mystery Screw

I've surveyed dozens of that model .... don't remember ever seeing a "screw" in that location nor are there any OE fittings that would be there.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2015
Replies: 196
Views: 120,738
Posted By boatpoker
Re: keel bolt inspectio

Many "bilge covers" are teak/holly plywood and often with multiple coats of varnish over the dozens of screws. Removing those screws will often damage the veneer and the surveyor will often be blamed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,137
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, I went through the same thing one year ago. The pain never goes away but you will learn how to handle it. Hang on to your kids, they will be your greatest source of strength.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Flagship marine?

I had a Flagship unit on my last boat. Exceptionally high quality. 3 X $20. relays in 20yrs. were the only problems.

Customer service is excellent, they spent a lot of time with me on the phone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

Sorry Mike, I'm not up to speed on radio stuff as I have both operator and station licenses I've never looked into it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

Not according to Title 46 (sub-part S) If your engine is less than 10hp.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

US Code of Federal Regulations Title 46, sub-part S, part 173.11 exempts foreign vessels temporarily using waters subject to US jurisdiction from license numbering requirements.

There are a number...
Forum: Islander 03-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: lead in bow

Gawd !!!!!! it's spiced rum I need:o
Forum: C27 03-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By boatpoker
Re: c27 electrical wiring and general setup

Mixing boats, water, AC systems and DC systems can be lethal.

Strongly suggest you learn before you "start the work this weekend".
Forum: Islander 03-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: lead in bow

No comment unless I know what the boat is.
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