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Search: Posts Made By: nodders
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By nodders
winter charging

I replaced the batteries that I largely ignored, abused and neglected (they came with the boat when we bought it and were old anyway) this summer. I plan to take the new ones out and store them over...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By nodders
replacing starting battery

I have a 28 ft boat with two batteries. We do some extended cruising but limit the power we use at anchor considerably. I often will hoist a led light to the masthead at night rather than use the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By nodders
saw a lake freighter on Lake Ontario - a good sign?

I was surprized last night to see a lake freighter leaving Toronto's eastern gap! It was heading east, but can't imagine it is going to far east - I flew over the area yesterday and eastern Lake...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-12-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 11,314
Posted By nodders
Re: How far are you from your sailboat?

We live in a condo overlooking our boat club. 5 minute walk at best. I can also see my boat from my living room (both at the slip and on the hard) so can check on it first thing in the morning when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By nodders
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

what about the toronto sailing and canoe club? they have balls (thats all they have).
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By nodders
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

Mimico may have some slips unless you are over 40 ft. Awesome club.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By nodders
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

Actually there was a guy who anchored a 26 (or so) Tanzer in Humber bay park for over a year. Not suggesting you do that though as it wasn't pretty! Broke lose in the winter and got bounced around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,703
Posted By nodders
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

I haven't delved into the whole story, but the cynic came out in my when I saw a picture of the guy yesterday with a very "full" looking face. I would have expected "lean" looking at the very least.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By nodders
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

The issue may not be so much cost but availability. When we were looking three years ago anyway, space was a challenge and owning a boat with no slip to put it isn't a whole lot of fun. There are a...
Forum: Electronics 01-07-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,218
Posted By nodders
Re: ipad as instrumentation...

My New Year's resolution is to clean up my binnacle :) I should really have just ripped out all of the existing electronics and replaced it all at once but I come from a long ancestral line that...
Forum: Electronics 01-06-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,218
Posted By nodders
Re: ipad as instrumentation...

I use the Garmin charts on my IPad and love it. For waterproofing, use a large ziplock bag...works perfectly!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By nodders
Re: bilge water

That is a really interesting idea! I will be re-thinking my installation plans!
Forum: Canadian Maritimes 11-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By nodders
Re: St Lawrence Seaway

I can only speak to the upper part around the thousand islands. Not really an issue going either way other than a difference of about 1.5 knots...
Forum: Diesel 11-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By nodders
Re: Cold start yanmar 2gm

I always seem to be one of the first boats to be hauled, meaning first thing in the morning when it is cold! The last two years, I have run an electric heater pointed at the engine for an hour...
Forum: Diesel 11-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,978
Posted By nodders
Re: Yanmar loses RPM in gear

I had a similar issue with my Yanmar this summer...and prior to the trip I had replaced both the primary and secondary fuel filter so figured that part had to be good at least. turns out, there was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By nodders
Re: I got an ipad and handheld gps

It might make more sense if you go through the ITunes store. There will be an icon for that on the Ipad and then search marine navigation. I would very much recomend downloading the Garmin charts...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-04-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 5,104
Posted By nodders
Re: Learning to dock shorthanded

The most common problem I see is the well meaning docking help who crank in the bow line bringing the bow in tight, resulting in the stern swinging out! I actually prefer NOT to have help at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By nodders
Re: Hard dinghy rubrail ideas?

I wondered the same. thought of using epoxy, but then removing it would be problamatic. The screws work really well and easy to remove should I need to replace it or remove for whatever reason.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By nodders
Re: Hard dinghy rubrail ideas?

I struggled with this question this season. I built a hard shell dinghy but due to time delays really didn't have time to address the issue before leaving on a 3 week cruise. As a temporary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By nodders
Re: Companionway sealing

I recently replaced my 2 panel doors with 3 panel doors to provide for easier storage (which it does and I love it!). I cut the seams between the boards so that there is about 1/2 inch overlap on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 64,767
Posted By nodders
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Our club did a members survey recently and, out of 237 responses, 0 were between the ages of 20-29, 3 were 30-39, 37 were 40-49. The vast majority were between 50 - 70 with 37 older than 70!
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By nodders
Re: 1978 Catalina 27 on Lake Ontario

Welcome! We just finished our third season on Lake Ontario in a Sirius 28. Many trips across the lake, day sails and three weeks in the thousand islands as well! I keep thinking that I am finished...
Forum: Chartering 10-15-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,827
Posted By nodders
Re: Going to BVI! Bring cash?

We managed on around $60 per day...but ran a bit short towards the end. We did use credit cards for restaurants and a car rental (to get to the trail going up Virgin gorda). Mooring balls were $30...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 3,988
Posted By nodders
Re: When is your season over for the winter

Our mast came down last Sunday and the rest are coming down this weekend. Haulout is October 20,21. Always a big debate at our club, particularly for those that want to extend the season as long as...
Forum: Diesel 10-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By nodders
Re: Yanmar 2GM starting issue (sort of)

Yep Your right about that! Time to get mucking around with electrical connections. Mast is off as of Sunday anyway, so sailing is out of the question.
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