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Search: Posts Made By: miketucker
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-10-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By miketucker
Re: What's in a word

My understanding was that the point of sail is relative to the APPARENT wind, not the TRUE wind. The wikipedia article someone points to above is not helpful in this regard, it refers only to 'the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,626
Posted By miketucker
Re: Docking Disaster

When I wrote this story up, I was sure it would be unique. Little did I suspect that these shifter cable/transmission problems would be so common! I knew after it happened that forever after I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,626
Posted By miketucker
Docking Disaster

I am just back from a week of sailing on a chartered PDQ36 catamaran (LOA 36', beam 18') in the North Channel of Georgian Bay with my family. We had great weather and everyone had a fantastic time -...
Forum: Lake Ontario 07-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By miketucker
Good Places to Dock around Toronto

I sail in Toronto out of the NYC on a Hunter 36, 4'11" shoal draft keel. We often tie up to the wall at Hanlan's Point, but I'm always keeping my eye out for alternative places to tie up, be it for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By miketucker
Children's Story Books featuring female captains?

I have a 6 year old daughter (Zoe) who loves to read, and is just starting to show an interest in sailing. Last night as I was tucking her in, she asked me why none of the books about pirates she's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By miketucker
Re: Newbie to boat shares

I recommend you check out SailTime (Go Sailing with SailTime Fractional Sailing - Sailing Clubs Redefined (http://www.sailtime.com)). I have a membership in their Toronto base, and I find it works...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By miketucker
BattleBoats

I've had this idea rattling around in my head for a while, and I'm trying to decide if it (a) totally stupid, (b) something someone already thought of, or (c) the invention of an awesome new sport.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By miketucker
Hi PCP, I think I understand the source of...

Hi PCP,

I think I understand the source of your confusion. I assume what you're doing is looking at the TRUE wind side of the plot, following the 8kt wind curve to, say, 45 degrees, and seeing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By miketucker
sailortjk1, great picture! So when you say...

sailortjk1, great picture!

So when you say to take the warnings/watches seriously, what exactly does that mean? Do you stay home those days? Or go out, but maintain a very vigilant watch on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By miketucker
Waterspouts on the Great Lakes

After a summer of sailing on Lake Ontario, I've gotten used to the 'Thunderstorm Warnings' issued by Environment Canada. Today was the first day I had a sail planned and came across a 'Waterspout...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By miketucker
Thanks for the clarification Donna, I get it now....

Thanks for the clarification Donna, I get it now. I thought you were concerned about me accelerating while in the marina.

When it's a power boat behind me, I assume they can pass me if there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By miketucker
bljones, thanks for the clarification on...

bljones, thanks for the clarification on terminology. So just to be sure I understand, please have a look at the attached diagram. I have been using the term 'fairway' to described areas marked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By miketucker
Thanks for all the kind words. I actually don't...

Thanks for all the kind words. I actually don't feel like an idiot, I don't think I did anything that was particularly stupid or unforgivable, but I bet I sure LOOKED idiotic, swerving like a maniac...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By miketucker
A Fiasco on my First Solo Sail

I sail on a Hunter 36 called Bella, moored in the Toronto Outer Harbour Marina on Lake Ontario. Bella is a time-share boat. This is my first full season sailing, and I've been going at lease once a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,171
Posted By miketucker
I recently started a thread about forward looking...

I recently started a thread about forward looking Sonar in the Gear&Maintenance forum. A company called Interphase Tech makes such a device. I'm not sure what the difference would be between that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,037
Posted By miketucker
Thanks for the responses everyone. A few...

Thanks for the responses everyone. A few comments:

Bljones: I'm not sure what route you would recommend between Toronto and NotL, but the route I took was almost due South, straight across the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By miketucker
I don't know about your particular lake, but if...

I don't know about your particular lake, but if you're happy with the detail level of the Navionics map and just want a better display and better GPS, I'd recommend an iPad for the display with an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,037
Posted By miketucker
What does "Chance of Thunder Showers" really mean?

I sail in Lake Ontario on a Hunter 36, based in the Outer Harbour Marina in Toronto. This is my first full season of sailing. This past weekend my wife and I made the 25 NM trip south across the...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By miketucker
Lake Ontario?

Why is there no Lake Ontario forum in the Great Lakes section? I know it's the smallest, but I think it still qualifies as a Great Lake, last I checked.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,466
Posted By miketucker
Forward Looking Sonar

I've been reading through a SN thread about disasters and near disasters, and read a couple of stories of boats that hit submerged or partially submerged floating hazards (cargo containers, sunken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By miketucker
LauderBoy said: >It really sounds like...

LauderBoy said:

>It really sounds like you're using too much power on docking, at least IMHO.
>Using the engine to hold you onto the dock???

Could be, like I say I'm relatively new at this. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By miketucker
Denise - bow first is an option if conditions are...

Denise - bow first is an option if conditions are extreme, but I'm not the owner (shared/fractional boat through SailTime) and the preferred way to leave the boat is stern-in. All my practice has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By miketucker
Accepting help while docking

Hi SNers,

I'm looking for some advice on when and how to accept help from ashore while docking.

First some background. I back my 36' Hunter into a nice wide slip. There's a 41' Hunter on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,817
Posted By miketucker
iPhone GPS can be linked to iPad

If you have an iPhone with the newest iOS installed (4.3), there is a feature called tethering that allows you to connect your iPad to your iPhone over a Bluetooth connection so you get cellular...
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