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Search: Posts Made By: Uricanejack
Forum: Chartering 06-18-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,494
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Charter fleet ownership

In reality it just doesn't make sense no matter how you look at it. I considered putting a boat in with both the moorings and sunsail programs.
I thought the longer Caribbean seasons would make it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Pre-sail/Safety Checklist???

I don’t have any actual check list’s for my boat.
I used to fly as a PPL so was quite familiar with the concept. I think I still have one for a 152.
My sailing varies depending upon who with.
In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Uricanejack
Life raft stowage.

I have an older C&C 35 Mk 111.

I bought a life raft for her as I was sailing up the west coast and thought it might make my wife a little happier to know we had one with us.

I ended up buying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,400
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

Yes.

A simple statement of fact.

Lots of people muddle by just fine without. Doesn't change the simple fact.

Old salts do not necessarily make good instructors.
Some of the best instructors...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Port Hardy to Ketchikan

Just curios. where did you keep your boat in Sontula
Forum: C & C 05-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: C&C 32 vs C&C 35 mk3

Yes they the hull is cored but as my surveyor said C&C did it right.
The core starts about 1/3rd of the way down then goes down all the way to the other side but is well back from any through hull...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,348
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Well you can jump up and down, stamp your little feet, give him the finger, whine on the radio.

Or call the committee boat and file a polite protest saying you had to take avoiding action for a...
Forum: C & C 05-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: C&C 32 vs C&C 35 mk3

Sounds like a no brainer to me.

Had the same choice last year. Bigger price difference.
had sold a C&C 24 was looking for a 30.
Looked at a few liked a 32 not familiar with it. It was in good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 9,318
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Simple
I sail if and when I want.
Where I want.
With who I want.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Proper winch technique?

I tend to agree with Jackdale about winch technique. Though I add in lean over the winch as you put the wrap on and keep your hand about a foot away from the drum.

Stand above and pull straight...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Daily mooring in Vancouver?

Thanks I looked them up and gave them a call
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 6,706
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

I "lived" very happily with a C&C 24 for several years. I didn't live on it. just for day sailing and weekends with wife, 3 kids and a dog.
It was the right price and got us out sailing instead of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Uricanejack
Daily mooring in Vancouver?

Thinking of sailing over to Vancouver. False creek area or some where with access to transit. I hear you can anchor in False creek. is there a secure place to tie a tender.
I see boats anchored...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,083
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Cruising and career

I don't think there can be one right answer to this question. it will vary so much from career to career.
Any career breaks for me have been involuntary rather than a positive choice.
Though one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-05-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,134
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I don't have any long offshore passages under sail. Just a couple of short ones. Niether with an auto pilot.
One a fairly large boat on which I was crew. We had lots of crew so 5 days of 4 on 4 of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Furuno 1712 repair tec.

Was away for a couple of weeks.
Took the RADAR mast down today to get to the scanner was intending to unplug and take to repair shop.
Found there is no plug wire goes straight into the dome.
took...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Your top 5 favorite sailing spots?

Well I haven't sailed enough areas to come up with more than 5.
In no particular order
Clyde and West Coast Scotland.
(scenery, Lots of wild life, quiet, lots of nice anchorages with lots of nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Furuno 1712 repair tec.

Thanks
I will try the unplug and plug in again.

And give them a call if it doesn't work
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Uricanejack
Furuno 1712 repair tec.

I have a Furuno 1712 radar. it came with the boat. the previous owner said he had a problem with the scanner belt which was easily fixed by a Tec.

I was wondering anyone can recommend a Furuno...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Another AMVER rescue

Nice to see a good outcome.
Interesting he is from SSI. don't know him but he looks familiar.

Rather than wondering why a Bene sank.

I'd be interested to know what equipment he used to send...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,761
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What's the right thing to do?

If I listened to the other fellows story. I would look for the sequence of events.

A guess at his sequence.
1. He was on his boat.
2. He saw another boater in difficulty. Not danger or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,761
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Validation? He might have made his mind up but he has his doubts.
One never knows.
The clear majority. Say he is not liable. A few of us are not so sure.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,761
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Let me see If I have the story right.

simple facts.

1. when weighing your anchor. It came up fouled by an old chain rode. belonging to no boat in anchorage.

2. You started trying to clear...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Good Radar book or course?

The RADAR observers handbook.

Mine is old, from back in the days of CRTs and before cheep computerised electronics. aimed originally at the professional rather than yachts.

I think there are...
Forum: Apps & Authors 04-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: The Inside Passage

I don' think I will bother. "I saw speed 2" it wasn't very realistic or good.
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