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Search: Posts Made By: flandria
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,588
Posted By flandria
Re: Are we in over our heads?

There was another thread about how much you can sail the ICW from Chesepeake to Miami. The answer was: very little, take it as it comes. You'll be doing a lot of motoring sprinkled with some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By flandria
Bolt connecting batteries

When disconnecting my batteries for the winter, a brass bolt fell down. (Hey, why shouldn't it?) It can be retrieved, probably with one hour's worth of disconnecting stuff to lift the batteries out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By flandria
Re: Windlass side loads

Well, this thread is resulting in me resolving to always use a snubber. I do have a chain hook and lines to take to both forward cleats, releasing all tension on the windlass.

Hmmm... One season...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By flandria
Re: Windlass side loads

I am no expert but I was instructed NOT to use the Maxwell windlass on my Catalina 36 MkII as a bollard. Coming to think of it, does that mean I should release/remove all tension from the windlass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,579
Posted By flandria
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Sorry, Mathewwill, I need more clarification.

I sail a Catalina MkII36 and have 100' of chain (plus seldom used 150' of rode). I am not sure I can really handle all that from the stern/cockpit:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,579
Posted By flandria
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Someone says "no voice commands"... I think we're a bit off topic with that since we are talking here about single handed anchoring... or is one supposed to talk to oneself - if not too loud?...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By flandria
Re: The sea, she is calling me

I think your idea of being available, somewhere out there, to do some quality woodwork may have some traction. As to how remunerative it would be, no idea. If your tools don't consume too much space,...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,430
Posted By flandria
Re: Kids or cruising first?

Fancy meeting you, ChristinaM, Jeff and Marcus (for the others: Marcus is the canine crew who also needs "care"), just as you are about to depart. You have crossed your Rubicon and are on the way.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 4,969
Posted By flandria
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

When you are using a chart plotter/GPS instrument, you likely need not to refer to depth all that much. I do still use the depth meter to double check depth that is supposed to be under the keel -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 8,346
Posted By flandria
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

When all is said and done, "showering" is a modern invention. Prior to that stroke of genius, people "washed up". Genetically, mankind has not changed all that much since then, so with a bit of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By flandria
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Mike,

I assume you made it through by now. Perhaps you can give an update on your experience for future reference and remove the guesswork for others following your wake...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By flandria
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

You'll be in Belleville before you know it. You can still do some sailing in the Bay of Quinte or even the Thousand Islands before quitting the season (Check out Prinyer Cove on Adolphus Reach).

I...
Forum: Lake Huron 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By flandria
Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

Have to add my 2 cents worth.... even though I am at the 500 dock... 533 to be exact, which is the longest walk in the whole marina...

What's with posting satellite pictures of our favourite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By flandria
Re: in mast furling issue

Night Sailor... Yes, it would be worth dedicating a season to Georgian Bay and the North Channel if you have the time. Mid-June to mid-September is the "window" for best weather (including... no...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By flandria
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Jon, I did go up-bound with 1x6 carpet covered plank in front of the fenders, as well as 4x4 lengths. No problems - and used by many in transit. Upbound you do have a third crew-member: 2 to shorten...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By flandria
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Mike, I am a little puzzled why you are overwintering the boat in Belleville. Are you planning to go down the St. Lawrence next year?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By flandria
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Yes, I did mean the check-in dock and also agree with Killarney. Not sure what you mean by "heat down there". Yes we just had a couple of hot days but cooler days and morning lows of 13C next week...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By flandria
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

OK, Mike, remember to have something (wood?) to protect your fenders going down, especially if it is just the two of you busy paying out the line that holds you in the lock and you don't have time to...
Forum: Apps & Authors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,756
Posted By flandria
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

I have read, and re-read the travel accounts of Hiscock, and Hal Roth.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By flandria
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

I assume you have a problem with the genoa. I posted a thread this week dealing with my mainsail doing the same. That thread is at
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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,871
Posted By flandria
Re: Cruising Finances

Good posts... I think all bases have been covered.

Frugality has been touched upon a few times and I believe that the cruising lifestyle generally referred to here is not a sumptuous one. Thus,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By flandria
Re: in mast furling issue

Update!

Again, thanks to all of you who offered suggestions on how to solve my problem. I also consulted my local sailmaker who actually came up with the "winning idea".

It turns out that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By flandria
Re: in mast furling issue

Thanks, Scotty... I am allowed a small degree of bend in the mast which has not been an issue thus far, but I may just straighten out the mast in hopes it will diminish tension and facilitate turning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By flandria
Re: in mast furling issue

Thanks for all the advice, folks... including that last one with the bloody fingers, since I was contemplating that fate already. Since there is a slight curve in the mast (not so much as to prevent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By flandria
in mast furling issue

I am trying to find a thread to deal with the following:

I have in mast furling that has worked well but last Sunday the main refused to unroll after only a few feet. I notice that the sail bulges...
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