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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By mxtommy
Storage space ideas

Hi,

The previous owner of my boat decided a 120volt fridge was a good idea :-/

After two years of not using it I finally pulled it out. I want to use the hole it left as storage space, since my...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By mxtommy
Just a thought, ATV/offroad gloves are pretty...

Just a thought, ATV/offroad gloves are pretty similar I think, and might be easier to get. I know around here, there are 10-15 motorcycle/atv stores for our 1 boat store.

Thomas
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   12-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By mxtommy
Ads making website slow

Hi,

It just may be me, but today this site was destroying my browser. My CPU went to 100% every time I had a sailnet page open. Upon closing the tab with sailnet, cpu returned to normal. A bit of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By mxtommy
My boat came with a navman wind instrument. I...

My boat came with a navman wind instrument. I don't remember the model off hand though. When I first got it the characters would work/not work intermittently. I did research and found that it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By mxtommy
Heinzir, What did you use to reinforce exactly? ...

Heinzir, What did you use to reinforce exactly?

Minnewaska, When I bought the dinghy, there was an option for an aluminum floor instead of the air floor. (which I stupidly turned down...) I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By mxtommy
Dinghy Floor

Hi,

Recently the Air floor in my inflatable 9ft dinghy has been giving me grief. I thinking of replacing it with some 3/4 in marine plywood. Has anyone ever done this before? Does it add way too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By mxtommy
Wow. Thanks for all the information :) ...

Wow. Thanks for all the information :)

Scottyt's right, I'm using polyester. I'll be putting in the last layer today. Unfortunately I have no assistant, but if I get two small containers ready I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By mxtommy
Fiberglass, what did I do wrong?

Hi!

I'm doing some fiberglass repair on my boat. Yesterday I laid the first layer of fiberglass yesterday with no issues. I mixed 9 ounces of resin with 108 drops of hardner ( Can of resin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By mxtommy
Anyone need some help near Montreal?

Hi :)

Does anyone in the Montreal or lake Champlain region (or reasonably close to there) need some help with a boat project? I'm looking to learn and get some experience in boat repair, so that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By mxtommy
Hi!, I too just started sailing on Lake...

Hi!,

I too just started sailing on Lake Champlain 2 years ago. I'm in Monty's Bay. What I did and what I recommend doing is buying a cruising guide to the area. It had listed all the marinas (for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By mxtommy
Thanks! I've sent him off an email. Hopefully...

Thanks! I've sent him off an email. Hopefully he'll know more :)



By shoot through the hull type you mean no through-hull? In that case I don't have one of those, mine goes through the hull. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By mxtommy
Odd depth sounder behavior

Hi,

I have a horizon depth sounder on my boat. Not sure of the model unfortunately. Last year it worked wonderfully, no problems. This year, I seem to be experiencing an odd problem with it. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 23,558
Posted By mxtommy
Sorry for digging up an (oldish) thread, but just...

Sorry for digging up an (oldish) thread, but just took my boat out for the first time since installing the X5 and figured I'd add to this one rather then start a new one.

Here are my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By mxtommy
Thanks for the link! Unfortunately it seems to...

Thanks for the link! Unfortunately it seems to have been mangled by the forum software.

Here's the fixed URL :)
CHS - PDF Files (http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Pr%E9dic_PDF_2009_Ang.shtml)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 12,364
Posted By mxtommy
APS Outboard

Hi,

I've been looking for an outboard for my dingy for the past few months, and came across this brand "APS". I've tried searching for them on the web but have found little information. I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 4,634
Posted By mxtommy
Setting up for easy single handed reefing

Hi!

I have a quick question. Currently my boat has little in the way of making my life as a mostly single handler easy. That said I'm looking into options to help me raise/lower/reef the main, but...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-20-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By mxtommy
Approaching unknown marinas

Hi!

Only started this year so be easy on me please. :p I've basically got the sailing part down, however have a question regarding how things "work" on the water. I'm sailing on Lake Champlain in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,161
Posted By mxtommy
Ahhhh.... Foot in mouth :p At least I put in...

Ahhhh.... Foot in mouth :p At least I put in that little disclaimer stating I didn't know much about metals :o so bronze it is then. :) Regarding the Lube, I'm assuming it can be gotten at West...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,161
Posted By mxtommy
Brass winches

Hiya,

Ok so it's a bit of a "newbie" question I'm sure for most of you, but since I'm a newbie to sailing "big boats" I guess that's ok. Getting my first boat ready for my first season!

So...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By mxtommy
Here are some pictures :) One of these days I'll...

Here are some pictures :) One of these days I'll get 10 posts and will be able to post normal links but until then :D


picasaweb dot google dot com/thomasiweb/Cascade29


:D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By mxtommy
Well, Went back to see the boats with my...

Well,

Went back to see the boats with my uncle. I had thought he just knew a lot about boats but as it turns out he actually used to be a surveyor! so free survey for me :D

The C&C had some...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-05-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By mxtommy
Hi, First, sorry for the length of this...

Hi,


First, sorry for the length of this post ;)

Well, went and saw some boats today at the brokerage. Sadly the Catalina 27 sold a few days ago, (guess it was a good deal :) )

The other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By mxtommy
Talking thanks!

Thanks everyone :D

I've pretty much crossed the ketch off my list, I've also bumped the Catalina from 3rd place to a tie for first with the Grampian. I suppose my preferences will change after I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-29-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By mxtommy
Looking for a bit of advice

Hi,

Well, I've finally started seriously looking for my first sailboat :) I've found a couple not too far from me that I'd like to hear other's opinions about.

I guess I should give a bit of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,020
Posted By mxtommy
Hi, not sure if anyone has heard of this, but...

Hi, not sure if anyone has heard of this, but there is a windows embeded program that you can use in windows XP called "Enhanced Write Filter". What it does is any "writes" are stored in ram and...
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