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Search: Posts Made By: rikhall
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,613
Posted By rikhall
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I too am a certified diver. I carry a 40, BC, regs, - the full stuff. Have done so for the last 15 summers. Never used it even once.

BUT _ I have on numerous occasions donned the wet suit, fins,...
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

I have not been on for a while - Thanks so much for the kind words - Linda will be really happy.

Best of the Season to you all!!!

Forum: Apps & Authors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

I'm kind of proud of my wife - the author.

Night Watch is being reviewed by Cruising World.

Good reviews on Amazon as well.

Thanks for letting me be proud!

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,354
Posted By rikhall
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

There are three kinds of members answering here - those who can count and those who cannot.

Forum: Apps & Authors 10-30-2014
Replies: 522
Views: 121,375
Posted By rikhall
Re: Recommended Reading

Can't remember if I answered this or not????

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: Nigel Calder
Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat: Dan Spurr
This Old Boat: Don Casey

Forum: Apps & Authors 10-30-2014
Replies: 522
Views: 121,375
Posted By rikhall
Re: Recommended Reading

Funny Titus - I had fun with Bob's book - ya just have to read it with your tongue in your cheek.

Forum: Apps & Authors 10-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By rikhall
Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

Warning - Blatant Self promotion

My wife in as author and has just brought out her twentieth mystery Night Watch

Here's the blurb:

Desolate Maine shores... Murder... And peace slipping away...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By rikhall
Re: 1984 - Irwin 38 center cockpit

There is a very active Irwin FB page ( and you will probably get a quick answer there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By rikhall
Re: Smartphone wind speed

The Beerfort Scale

Force 0: Sails hanging limp. Tiller tends itself.

Force 1: Beginning pressure on sails. If sheet is eased out, the tiller still tends itself.

Force 2: Sails flapping in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By rikhall
Re: Finding the right Instrument

Something like this??? (

Or make one like this:

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By rikhall
Re: Moving up - How do you know it's the right time?

1 - A Tanzer 22 - we loved it, did everything we could to make it the perfect boat. She was the one! We happiuly sailed her for five years. Then we spent ten days in a row on her and put her up for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By rikhall
Re: Sailing opportunities near Rockport ME.

For the past 14 years we have sailed down to that area from New Brunswick Canada. It is our favourite area. This year the trip was 36 days. :)

Camden Yacht Club? - try to hook up
Schooners out of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By rikhall
Re: old sailor new to internet

Welcome. We lived in Castlegar for 11 years - now in New Brunswick.

Rik and Linda
Forum: Electronics 09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By rikhall
Re: iPad Protective Covers

Cheap or expensive?? Water proof or drop from 20 feet proof?

I just used this one for 36 days down the coast of Maine. Sunny (didn't use it) but I did in the rain, the fog and the days when it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By rikhall
Re: Ice box insulation

Dave is right on - it will make a fantastic difference.

I built a proper ice box for our previous boat, a Tanzer 28. Pictures are here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By rikhall
Re: Radar Talk


Thanks mate!

Actually it was a sticker. I had three and they last about a year. After the last one fell off I used a black sharpie!

Quicker to look at the "peace sign" than to try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By rikhall
Re: Radar Talk

Irwin Citation 34
Sailing region Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick) and Maine
Pole mount on the port stern (lots of pictures of the pole mount I made here...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By rikhall
Re: Portable Generator

Irwin Citation 34
Honda EU2000i ($999.99 with free shipping)
New solar panel

We love the combination. Just did 36 days down the coast of Maine and back. And I never worried about the batteries....
Forum: Diesel 08-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By rikhall
Re: Homemade exhaust riser outcome....

I just did something similar for our Yanmar 2QM20H

Full stories and specs here (

Total cost - about $40.00
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By rikhall
Re: Sailing an ipad.

iPad and SEAiq Open - I love it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By rikhall
Re: Cabin heater?

We had this one Heater 28 000 Btu 12V Basic Kit with 2 Outlets (,216.html) from Hamilton Marine on our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By rikhall
Re: 16 ft Snipe - How many people can it hold?

Maybe a Tanzer 16? Heck - if you look around you could probably find a Tanzer 22 for that price and they will sleep all three of you!

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By rikhall
B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers winning Clipper Race yacht

Absolutely NOTHING to do with us "normal" sailors, but it is so seldom I ever see a Canadian winning anything like this at all. It is usually you Yanks, the Aussies or the Kiwis.
"5 Canadians part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By rikhall
Re: iPad users only

I have a wifi only iPad and a Dual ElectronicsXGPS150A--Bluetooth
My software is SEAiq Open and the back up is Navimatics US and Canada East Coast software
I built my own cheap iPad holder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By rikhall
Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

Is it colder in the winter or in the mountains?
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