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Search: Posts Made By: tjvanginkel
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Alternate and/or Emergency Ladders - Who's Using What?

We have had an emergency rope ladder, one with the plastic rungs, so they were at least firm. It was nearly impossible to climb up in a flat calm anchorage, tied at the shrouds. Tied anywhere else...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Installing Lewmar Ocean Hatch

We just rebedded our forward hatch, (it was screwed down and we wished to through bolt it) it had a white adhesive that was so adhesive it took off some gelcoat and cracked out some previous repairs...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,696
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Another AMVER rescue

Just to clarify, Art Munneke had sailed from the west coast of the Americas through the South Pacific to NZ and had just started the trip to bring his boat back to BC. Not a circumnavigation of the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-10-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,447
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And here is what the rescuers have to say about their role.

DVIDS - Video - Guardian Angels from the Rebel Heart Search...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,102
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Preventer line...

If you go to the previously linked site, in part 2 on preventers John describes how he chose to size his line. It is based on breaking strength not size of line and will depend on the size of your...
Forum: herSailNet 03-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Circumnavigation with partner

If you are located anywhere near BC join Bluewater Cruising Association (http://www.bluewatercruising.org/) Once a year they host a "psychology of cruising/voyaging" course that addresses issues...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,416
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

I believe the c-head would spill its dry contents in a rollover, but unlikely in a knockdown. I don't think it would be hard to add some sort of latch to help prevent that if you were anticipating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,416
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

Multihull girl,

The containers are not fastened inside the C-head. They are an exact fit so do not move around.

And it has been my experience that a properly maintained "separating waterless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Nature's Head or Airhead

I am with Amelia,
another happy C-head user! My husband and I have been using one full time for about a year now.
The positives for me compared to NH and AH are:

Ease of emptying, literally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,924
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: 3G Radar V/S AIS, or get both...

We have the 3G radar, it is a great navigation tool, and if I had to choose between radar and AIS, I would choose radar every time. Information on your position in relation to objects around you is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,416
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

We installed a C-head brand dessicating toilet on our boat nearly one year ago. Our boat had overboard disharge only and we wished to become compliant with the laws, be more neighbourly when at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,330
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

We had three weeks of cruising and used our boat approx every second weekend the other months, although it has now been two months since we left the dock...
I am only doing a visual inspection so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,330
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

Just thought I would add an update.

It is now 8 months since we applied a lanolin coating to our propeller.
The propeller now has three small barnacles on it but almost no vegetation.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 7,263
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

To the OP,
Before you start considering the pros and cons of holding tanks vs waterless (I can't call them composting) toilets, you really need to look at the space you have available.
Waterless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: End boat condensation once and for all

I think your best solution might be one or two solar powered vents.

We installed one on a 31 footer and although we are not liveaboard there is no longer any dripping fibreglass in the mornings...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,754
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: The saddest thing I have seen in a while...

Sorry, but we had such a nice boating weekend I had to share....
No sailing, not enough wind, but lovely.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee209/tjvanginkel/DSC03138_zps78a0ac04.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Anchor Snubbers Redux

So I take you prefer the simple chain hook? You have lots more experience than me so I am interested to hear your opinion on the pros and cons.

Regards,
Tanya
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Anchor Snubbers Redux

I too have been using the rolling hitch to attach my snubber to the chain. So far I much prefer this method to the chain hook we had previously. With its associated shackle and thimble clanking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

I have to agree the ferry carries responsibility, but in one article I read the sailboat captain says he did not even hear them coming......
The ferry routes are clearly marked on all the charts in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

After a little more reading it appears fog was not an issue at all in the area.....
And yes the ferries go fast, but I don't think they go way to fast....as a frequent user of BC Ferries, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By tjvanginkel
sailboat and ferry collide!

Sailboat sinks in San Juans after crash with state ferry | www.kirotv.com (http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/state-ferry-collides-sailboat-san-juan-islands/nZwxY/)


It was very foggy in our area at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: A philosophical divide?

I think we can also make a choice, to enjoy, or not, the necessary maintenance.
Changing the oil or coolant in your engine is not really a "fun thing to do", however it is preferable to have a well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: installing new water system

There are lots of options for you. You can spend just about as much money as you want on a freshwater system. One thing to consider is if want an electric pump or a manual pump, and where would you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Barkley Sound, West Coast Vancouver Island

We just did that trip at the end of June. 31 foot full keeled sailboat.
We really had to consider the currents in the straight as we only motor around 5 knots and they can easily run 2-3 knots in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By tjvanginkel
Re: Southern Cross 31 Compression Post/Mast Step

The Yahoo group is different than the SCOA. It is an email discussion group, no fees, you just sign up for a yahoo acct and send an email to the administrator. The link I posted should get you...
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