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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Luke, this is slightly off topic, but when you...

Luke, this is slightly off topic, but when you enter the Cape May Canal from Delaware Bay, make sure you stay close to the ferry terminal to port. The water shoals very quickly on the starboard...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Thanks, John. I hadn't made the connection...

Thanks, John. I hadn't made the connection between Aria and PBZeer. Yes, I had a faulty relay in my starting circuit fixed and a leaky waterpump diagnosed that was eventually repaired in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-08-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By AtlanticBryan
No, my wife was on the bow. He took her line...

No, my wife was on the bow. He took her line first, used it to check my progress, then handed it back to her while my stern swung out and slowly strolled back to pick up my line, arriving in time to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-06-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Cam, your point about tips applies to low paid...

Cam, your point about tips applies to low paid assistant dockmasters, but a lockmaster is a reasonably well paid public servant employed by the Corps of Engineers. The situations aren't totally...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Cam, you're absolutely right. I should've...

Cam, you're absolutely right. I should've ordered the lockmaster to take the stern line. I'm not sure, though, what he would have done. My experience with guys on the dock or on shore taking lines...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Thanks, Dog. I did write to the US ACOE about...

Thanks, Dog. I did write to the US ACOE about this - we'll see if they respond. I also contacted Dozier (the Waterway Guide folks) and Skipper Bob.

The damage to my roller wasn't too severe -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Dismal Swamp and the Hazards of Locks

On May 1 of this year I transited the Dismal Swamp Canal, moving northward from Elizabeth City towards Norfolk in our 32-foot Jeanneau. When I entered the Deep Creek Lock, I was the second of two...
Forum: Jeanneau   05-03-2008
Replies: 258
Views: 54,367
Posted By AtlanticBryan
On my Attalia, the bilge pump in the head is a...

On my Attalia, the bilge pump in the head is a manual Whale pump. It is there, I think, to comply with Canadian regulations that require a manual pump on board.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By AtlanticBryan
I just installed a 40 amp Pro Tech. The fan...

I just installed a 40 amp Pro Tech. The fan comes on after about five minutes and keeps running until about five minutes after I shut down. It's a bit intrusive, but not overpowering. I looked at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6,272
Posted By AtlanticBryan
I can't say that I know much about Fundy,...

I can't say that I know much about Fundy, Greenman. I've sailed down the south shore from Halifax - you wouldn't have any problems with a 27 footer there, so long as you watched the weather. (I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 7,143
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Why not design your own? That's what I did. I...

Why not design your own? That's what I did. I used MS Word to design a table with the headings and columns I wanted, then had my local print shop print it off. They gave me two 200 page logs,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Last spring I painted with Micron CSC (the...

Last spring I painted with Micron CSC (the Canadian version). I sailed the summer in Nova Scotia, then went south for the winter in the Bahamas. A couple of weeks ago, in Florida, I hauled and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-17-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,778
Posted By AtlanticBryan
I did a passage with 5 once, and used the...

I did a passage with 5 once, and used the rotating schedules suggested by Polka and sailingdog. A came on at 0000 hrs, B at 0200, C relieved A at 0400 and so on. There was always one relatively...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 10,680
Posted By AtlanticBryan
This is the first time I've heard the term...

This is the first time I've heard the term "load-rated shackle". Most of my shackles do have a yellow pin, but I never gave it any thought. Can you expand, Sailingdog?

AtlanticBryan
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By AtlanticBryan
I've never gone after these guys ahead of time,...

I've never gone after these guys ahead of time, nolatom. Most of my experience has been with those who roll me without conversation in either direction. Those who roll you twice are reacting to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Netting is the way to go as far as I can see,...

Netting is the way to go as far as I can see, tumblebug. My admiral made hatch nettings that were made of nylon screening trimmed with cloth. In a seam in the trim she installed lead fishing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Florida Powerboaters

Iím starting to work my way back north after a 3-month sojourn in the Bahamas. And, just as I found on my last trip to Florida, the powerboaters there are the most ill-mannered I have ever run into....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 14,744
Posted By AtlanticBryan
I have an HP floor on my Avon. It works well,...

I have an HP floor on my Avon. It works well, although the valve is poorly designed and inclined to leak slowly. I'm not sure it takes up less room than a roll-up floorboard - I've never seen the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-08-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,526
Posted By AtlanticBryan
A friend of mine passed between a red/green pair...

A friend of mine passed between a red/green pair a couple of years ago without thinking of which side the colours were on. The buoys marked a rock in the centre. Luckily, he only lost his prop (and...
Forum: Jeanneau   02-22-2007
Replies: 258
Views: 54,367
Posted By AtlanticBryan
Our trip to the Rock was quite a ride, Mark. I...

Our trip to the Rock was quite a ride, Mark. I hadn't had Voyageur out more than a couple of times before we took off. Lesson 1 - when buying a used boat, drain and refill the fuel tanks or polish...
Forum: Jeanneau   02-11-2007
Replies: 258
Views: 54,367
Posted By AtlanticBryan
I too am a happy Attalia owner. I purchased...

I too am a happy Attalia owner. I purchased Voyageur in 2002 and sailed her from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, where she sailed mostly in Conception Bay. We did take her on a five-week cruise up the...
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