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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By AboardIndigo
Re: New Here and to Sailing!

Hi Kalina-Lona,

Good luck with the purchase process. It can be both exciting and exhausting!

We are just west of you over in Jordan at the BHYC. Feel free to send a PM if you ever plan to sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By AboardIndigo
Re: BBQ Blues ... (and the cure?)

Copacabana,

Two Canadian chandleries that I've ordered from when Internet shopping are pridemarine.com and binnacle.ca. The former is based in Kingston and the latter in Halifax. Both have good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By AboardIndigo
I would save it. You never know when you might...

I would save it. You never know when you might need to touch up or help a dock-mate out with your extra.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By AboardIndigo
Visible anchors are okay. My screws have...

Visible anchors are okay. My screws have finishing washers (like used in kitchen cabinets) to smooth the transition between the screw head and the ceiling.

Some boats have matching grab rails...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By AboardIndigo
I would through-bolt with a flush-cut plug to...

I would through-bolt with a flush-cut plug to cover the hole on the top-side. Skip the adhesive-type bedding compound and use a butyl-type bedding compound to seal around each bolt set into a...
Forum: Great Lakes   11-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By AboardIndigo
Way to give away what had been the best kept...

Way to give away what had been the best kept secret on SailNet.

Now we're going to be overrun with adventurers looking to explore these newfound waters.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,931
Posted By AboardIndigo
Remove any odd owner customizations. If...

Remove any odd owner customizations.

If you've been practicing your wood-turning skills by turning a set of belaying pins, and have them proudly displayed in a rack that's bolted to the gunwale,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By AboardIndigo
That sucks, sorry to hear it. I've never had...

That sucks, sorry to hear it.

I've never had anything go missing, and I lock nothing (although there is a locked gate at the docks to discourage non-member riffraff).

In fact, one of my newly...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-27-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,449
Posted By AboardIndigo
I'm not familiar with the difference you mention...

I'm not familiar with the difference you mention (although I'm always happy to be re-educated). My perspective is that heaving to is the act of doing it, and hove to is the post-execution state....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,921
Posted By AboardIndigo
Our slip agreement rules and regulations prohibit...

Our slip agreement rules and regulations prohibit sailing into the harbour (yacht club/marina is in a man-made basin behind the breakwater).

16 Sailing into the harbour is not permitted and all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By AboardIndigo
Centreboard winch and cable rehabilitation

The centreboard winching cable on my Catalina 22 had seen better days, so I had planned a replacement before launching this season. I figured I might as well clean up the winch while I was at it.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2011
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,245
Posted By AboardIndigo
OMG. :eek:

OMG. :eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,616
Posted By AboardIndigo
I removed one of these typical early Catalina...

I removed one of these typical early Catalina volcano thruhulls from my C22 last year. I used a sawzall to cut the volcano horizontally near-flush at its base and then used the grinder to finish up. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By AboardIndigo
I like the list, but will be disappointed if MS...

I like the list, but will be disappointed if MS doesn't follow up with a photo-essay of real-world validation testing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By AboardIndigo
Doppelganger? Mini-Me?

Doppelganger?

Mini-Me?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By AboardIndigo
Me too... ...this honourary change will be...

Me too...

...this honourary change will be reversed at midnight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 5,336
Posted By AboardIndigo
That's excessive. I would definitely do it...

That's excessive. I would definitely do it myself if that were the only other option. The epoxy plug is going to add what, an hour to your time lost if you do it yourself?

I can understand the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,058
Posted By AboardIndigo
As often as I can, although real life frequently...

As often as I can, although real life frequently intrudes. Thrice in a good week, as little as once in two if the deck isn't stacked in my favour.
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-22-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9,422
Posted By AboardIndigo
Recommendation

knotted

I signed up for and completed the CYA Basic Cruising Standard as offered through Niagara College...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 4,932
Posted By AboardIndigo
I don't know anything about the ABYC standard...

I don't know anything about the ABYC standard (because I'm too lazy to look it up), but Nigel Calder touts rigid PVC as a solution to the 'boat smell' problem. He furthermore highlights the fact...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,381
Posted By AboardIndigo
Pictures are always good bene - it helps keep us...

Pictures are always good bene - it helps keep us Great Lakers (read as not a snowball's chance in hell of sailing) sailors sane.

I want to see the top secret Droid project details too. :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-21-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By AboardIndigo
What are common sailboats in your area and price...

What are common sailboats in your area and price range? Are Bavaria and Hanse the primary production coastal cruisers?

Nice to see more international flavour in the mix - welcome aboard.

Are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By AboardIndigo
Cool. Forums were new technology to all of us at...

Cool. Forums were new technology to all of us at one time or another.

Remember to note your affiliation with a boatyard in your signature so that other members understand your perspective and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2010
Replies: 641
Views: 137,537
Posted By AboardIndigo
One of the benefits of a forum such as this is...

One of the benefits of a forum such as this is that the time between a fatal incident and the benefit of understanding the potential causes and learning from it is greatly reduced.

This...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By AboardIndigo
Coffeerock, I'd like to hear more about the whale...

Coffeerock, I'd like to hear more about the whale encounter when you have some spare time/the inclination to share. Welcome aboard.
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