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Search: Posts Made By: pcmm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 10,171
Posted By pcmm
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Seems very odd to me that it costs more to keep the boat on land than in the water. my 25 years of owning sailboats, its ALWAYS been the opposite, land storage is always less expensive than in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By pcmm
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I love sailing alone for the pure joy and peace it gives me, but i also love sailing with my wife (she does look great in a bikini!) now that we have kids the dynamic is definitely different but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,513
Posted By pcmm
Re: How do these seacocks look?

Sorry Marelon is not "relatively new" I've been using them in boats since the late 80's They're perfectly good for seacocks, in fact now I prefer them to Bronze as there is no worries about...
Forum: Diesel 10-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By pcmm
Re: canal turbulence - a word of warning

Shouldn't your engine be shutdown when in the lock? Here in Ontario, Canada you are required by law to stop your engines when in the lock.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,009
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Interesting way of doing it. I've never seen it done that way, I've always seen the controll lines led along the boom. This way is simpler, and les noisey and causes fewer holes in the mast!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,009
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Nice video, but I have to ask...what are the blocks on the mast for that you installed?? Normally on a lazy jack system you attach pad eyes at the mast and put the blocks in the Ys of the system.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By pcmm
Re: Dear Annapolis...

We just cam back from the show, It was really great! but if anything they need to organize the parking options! took us 2 hrs to find parking! and that was first thing in the morning on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By pcmm
Re: winter charging

You didn't specify what type the batteries were? are the Gel, AGM, regular lead acid? Lead acid typically lose I think it was 3% per month. having said that I have always taken my house and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-29-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,590
Posted By pcmm
Re: New to Cheasapeake Bay - Wind?

One thing you have to get used to is the depths! We're Lake Ontario sailors too and you get used to the depth sounder reading in hundreds of feet! Not so in the chesepeake! its REALLY shallow! ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By pcmm
Re: High speed ferry vs. race fleet

How do you figure? In this case the Ferry has the right of way as a scheduled service running in a restricted channel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By pcmm
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Controlling twist has alot to do with how you use your vang. the vang can control alot of the twist, by pulling down on the boom and using the mainsheet at that point to control the poistion of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By pcmm
Re: Galley sink drain location

Celenoglu has it backwards. Don't have your drain at the waterline if you want it to drain properly and clear any debris. If it's at the waterline, it's more likely that the discharge is horizontal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,995
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1 inch prop on 25mm prop shaft?

You shouldn't be able to lose the prop if its installed correctly with the castle nut and cotterpin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By pcmm
Re: What boat for a family circumnavigation?

You should add the whitby 42 to your list. Long keel for stability and safety. Center cockpit with generous aft cabin ( refuge from the kids!) lots of tankage! The only down side for me is the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By pcmm
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

smackdady, SeaIQ is for use with enc and rastor charts it just happens to also connect to active captain. really good app, much better than openCPN much more usable. its downloads are very slick! ...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By pcmm
Re: Sharing Cruising Plans With Family and Friends


we're in the same boat as you, This will be our second attempt at this. Once about 12 years ago we had the boat and were almost ready to go when we decided to scrap the plan and...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-04-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By pcmm
Re: Canadian Credit cards to travel with


i dont know about the currency exchange rates, but they are always above what you think they are. as to the fees. I dont think there are any canadian credit cards with annual fees any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By pcmm
Re: Using these as jerry cans

The only thing I would be worried about is someone accidentally topping off your water tanks with the contents of the blue can! Blue is (in this part of the world) the standard container colour for...
Forum: Freedom 04-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,046
Posted By pcmm
Re: Freedom 40 cradle specs

The Freedom 40 is a really simple boat to put on the hard. IT doesn't have a wing keel, but a full keel with a centerboard, just haul the boat, lay her keel down on a few 6 x6 's (avoid the...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By pcmm
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

Thanks for the tips. The 3 days is less about trying to see alot and more about just trying it out. I have a 10 year old boy who is excited about the idea but hasn't been on a boat in 6 years. I...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By pcmm
Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

The Family is contemplating a major change in life direction. So as part of this years summer vacation we've decided to take a drive down to the chesapeake. We want to charter/rent a sailboat in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By pcmm
Re: Nylon or aluminum cleats on mast?

the only place for nylon cleats is on the store shelf. they have no place on a boat, one horn invariable breaks at the wrong time use eithercam cleats or proper aluminum horn cleats
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,009
Posted By pcmm
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

The yard where I kept my boats didn't even offer boat repairs so we all learned to do this stuff ourselves. None of it is hard, just requires time to read up on and practice. Norms mens fittings...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 6,429
Posted By pcmm
Re: Extreme Cold

When I was living aboard (Toronto winters). Some people would hang a 60 watt bulb and fixture next to each through hull to keep then nice and warm over the winter! I did this for a couple of winters...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 7,405
Posted By pcmm
Re: CS36 Merlin

The Merlins were built to a higher standard than the CS36T they were the first CS sailboats offered with both Kevlar in the hull and to be vacuum bagged. Merlins were also offered with a long...
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