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Search: Posts Made By: boatpoker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Propeller shaft, coupler and struts

Bronze contains about 15% zinc. When the piece suffers from electrolytic corrosion (either galvanic or stray current) the zinc dissolves leaving the bronze with a pinkish hue and visible pitting on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 2,895
Posted By boatpoker
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

If you'd had your own insurance they would have represented you and you could have come out quite well. For you to enter negotiations with the riggers underwriter on your own ..... well , you're...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By boatpoker
Re: canadian boat registration, adding canadian to bill of sale

I'm involved in this stuff all the time as a Transport Canada Appointed Tonnage Measurer.

Only Canadian citizens or Canadian Corporations may own any share in a Canadian Registered Vessel.

Yes,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 2,895
Posted By boatpoker
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Don't see how it would be difficult as there is no central database collecting information on boats by HIN/MIC
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Boat Trucking from Northeast Coast to Great Lakes

Make a holiday out of it.
Cruising the New York State Canal System (http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Cruising%20the%20Erie%20Canal.htm)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cruising Permit

State registered boats do not require a cruising permit regardless if they are owned by non-US citizens or not. There is no legal prohibition against foreign ownership of a state registered vessel.
...
Forum: Beneteau 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By boatpoker
Re: 220V to 110V

If you do that, you will melt stuff and your insurance company will go walkabout.
Seen it before.
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By boatpoker
Re: New to us CS36T and Westerbeke 30

Sorry, I don't know where to get magnesium anodes, maybe Mainesail can chime in, he knows more about CS36's than anyone. I'd recommend a Racor type primary with the clear bowl, it makes it much...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By boatpoker
Re: New to us CS36T and Westerbeke 30

The OP is in fresh water. Zinc anodes don't work, they must be magnesium.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

A 10' wave on the ocean can have a 10- 12sec. period. The same size wave on the Great Lakes can have a 1.5sec. period.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Tampa too Panama

I think he's already barking :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I am not sure what you mean by a "pre-purchase order" but what ever it is I don't see it. As any of my previous clients will tell you, I specifically warn them not to tell me what their offer is as I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Storage Unit?

Too true ! I have recently been forced to become "dirt people" again. The house I sold 20 years ago for $475k would cost over $2mil to buy back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

No thumb on my scale regardless of who is paying or the purpose of the report.
Boat Values ... a crap shoot ! (http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/How%20much%20is%20she%20worth.htm)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I disagree, the insurer is interested in one thing and one thing only ... money !
How much will they have to pay out if she sinks. Valuation is a major part of any survey although I don't believe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,812
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Making an offer for a sailboat

Until last month I had been doing all the boat valuations for all the banks in Ontario for the last fifteen years. I have worked will all the marine valuation tools available. I came to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

Typically 5 of the 42 standards are revised annually and published in July of each year. There are an additional 10 "Technical Information Reports" and 11 standards in the works through "Project...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,671
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

Can't believe I missed this thread. interesting reading
Just a couple of things ...

ABYC Standards are not law but have come to be given significant weight by courts in Canada and USA where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cracked Catalina Transom

Continued stress in that area will lead to a rapidly expanding fracture. As your backstay becomes even looser, a few puffs of wind will either break the backstay or pull the chainplate out of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cracked Catalina Transom

Do not sail that boat til' it's fixed !!! That is a serious fracture with impending loss of rig.

The repair is not especially difficult but will require multiple layers of various types and weaves...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cruising Permit

HelloSailor : Please direct us to any state legislation on line that would show this practice to be illegal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cruising Permit

Up to 12m, you can use the "assigned formal TM".
Up to 15m you can use the "simplified method of TM".

Neither of the above require the services of an Appointed Tonnage Measurer.

Over 15m and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cruising Permit

This happens all the time. I am a Transport Canada Appointed Tonnage Measurer and routinely do measurements for registration on boats that never see Canada.

What size boat are we talking about ?...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cruising Permit

There is no law against a foreigner owning a State Registered vessel and as long as the registration is current it can stay in US waters for ever. Take a look around Lake Champlain ..... hundreds of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Cruising Permit

1. Federal law does not vary by location. This is a bit of a grey area as all my cruising permits say I must check in with each regional office as I pass through that region. however, one paragraph...
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