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Forum: Niagara   08-11-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 9,366
Posted By kengoodings
It sounds like the Excel with the pilot...

It sounds like the Excel with the pilot light-less system is more "ABYC friendly". When Silverheels III was surveyed 5 years ago, our surveyor was very blunt in telling us that the Palomar wasn't...
Forum: Niagara   08-11-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 11,072
Posted By kengoodings
Silverheels III here... Lynn and Ken. We've been...

Silverheels III here... Lynn and Ken. We've been members for a while.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,696
Posted By kengoodings
Donate them for Africa!

There are some organizations that accept old sails then send them to Africa, Central America and other impoverished areas for use as shelter or by fishermen on their boats.

Not sure what there is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-28-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By kengoodings
Women and Sailing

My husband and I have lived aboard for the last (almost) 5 years, and in about 3-4 weeks we are leaving our home dock for an open-ended life of cruising. He had it easy - the cruising and liveaboard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 26,582
Posted By kengoodings
Our Volvo-Penta MD11C two cylinder Saildrive had...

Our Volvo-Penta MD11C two cylinder Saildrive had no compression or power.
30 year-old Volvo parts are hard to come by and we waited nearly 9 months for components to replace the cylinder liners and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 65,853
Posted By kengoodings
Very correct about piling more gear into a boat...

Very correct about piling more gear into a boat before cruising. We're installing a new engine (ourselves) and the various improvements to the equipment supporting this new engine has cost us $5k...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By kengoodings
Just remember this... RADAR uses microwaves....

Just remember this... RADAR uses microwaves. Microwaves cook meat. People are made of meat. With a 15 degree spread, anybody on the foredeck when it is on will be bombarded with those microwaves. And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 17,363
Posted By kengoodings
Rigid vs inflatable RIB dinghy for international cruising

We now have a 10' RIB powered by a 15hp outboard. It hangs off the transom on our Dinghy-Tow. However, for blue water legs we'll hoist it on deck and partially deflate it. Inflatables can't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 27,930
Posted By kengoodings
Deep keel + great pointing ability but you'll...

Deep keel + great pointing ability but you'll greatly reduce your sailing grounds. The Great Lakes are very low these daze and the Bahamas are shallow too. If travelling abroad you'll have to anchor...
Forum: Apps & Authors   11-06-2007
Replies: 540
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 133,336
Posted By kengoodings
We have both Royces books. I also like Charley...

We have both Royces books. I also like Charley Wing's book on boat electrical systems.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By kengoodings
Electric heaters in unattended boats, whether in...

Electric heaters in unattended boats, whether in the water or on the hard is very dangerous and inconsiderate to your neighbouring boats in the yard.
It's not the particularly the type of heater,...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By kengoodings
Apply now to Marina Quay West! They may keep you...

Apply now to Marina Quay West! They may keep you on the waiting list for next year. It is the best place to be in Toronto and we enjoyed four lovely winters there. The facility is 1st rate and close...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-06-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7,315
Posted By kengoodings
My lovely Dutch wife stands 6'2" We have lived...

My lovely Dutch wife stands 6'2"
We have lived aboard our 1979 Niagara 35 Mk1 (winter and summer) for four years in Toronto harbour. She has 2" headroom everywhere in the boat, galley, rear cabin,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,255
Posted By kengoodings
Arrow Raster vs Vector charts

I've just been taking the new Canadian Power and Sail Squadron's Electronic Navigation course. The previous class was also new...the GPS navigation course.

One thing in this E.C. class has been...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-20-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 17,427
Posted By kengoodings
Thumbs up We're living aboard here in Toronto on a 35 ft...

We're living aboard here in Toronto on a 35 ft Niagara. It's our 4th winter. There are lots of boats that will suit you as a permanent home, but some are more fun and capable sailors as well. Look...
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