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Forum: Apps & Authors   06-23-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By rikhall
Crusing World - Night Watch book review

I have to brag about my wife Linda.

Her latest mystery, Night Watch was just reviewed in Cruising World and in Canadian Yachting - so proud of her!

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By rikhall
Re: Wicked Cold Maine Delivery

Actually - this is the first summer in 15 that we are actually staying up here on the St. John River system.

August can get up into the 90s with water in the 80s where we sail here.

Anybody...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By rikhall
Re: Wicked Cold Maine Delivery

We bought our boat in Edgewater MD. We sailed her home to Canada. We hit Maine the first part of June.

This was June 10. 2009. Froze our butts off.

:)

But we have cruised Maine now for 15...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By rikhall
Re: C & D Canal

Bringing our boat from MD to Canada - 2009

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,178
Posted By rikhall
Re: Polishing is not for an old man!

Each year, having it done looks more and more promising. I'm 69. Just did our Irwin 34' She splashes on Friday.

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By rikhall
Re: Best I-Phone App

Probably CaptainMeMe is never on a computer, or especially on FB, but this might be of interest to you.

Apps for Boaters (https://www.facebook.com/groups/863298740381513/)

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By rikhall
Re: One day in Vancouver what to do?

Granville Island is how I would waste an afternoon in Vancouver.

Rik
Forum: Diesel   04-04-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By rikhall
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

Get a big bucket. You can just take a plastic hose connector

http://img.directindustry.com/images_di/photo-g/splined-fitting-hose-polyamide-15287-2638197.jpg

stick it in the raw water hose that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 531
Views: 128,932
Posted By rikhall
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Just a few on Mystery - our Irwin Citation 34. Special appearances by Linda and Captain Hook.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GAM2xJftHnU/ToEb0wzoEeI/AAAAAAAACcI/XLC-89PLJho/s640/IMG_3440.JPG...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,081
Posted By rikhall
Re: Canadian sailing + heating ?

We installed a Dickinson propane heater. It is vented outside.
Full (https://picasaweb.google.com/RikHallPhotos/FireplaceIC34?authkey=Gv1sRgCLzRuYeHjMGBxwE)set of pics here.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By rikhall
Re: Best book to have for coastal sailing.

Not fair, Ken.

I think Active Captain is the best book for anywhere sailing. To me it is like AmEx - we don't leave home without it.

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2015
Replies: 9
  Jib bag
Views: 621
Posted By rikhall
Re: Jib bag

In my group there are those who say "Always stuff it" and some who say "Always flake it". SO - I agree - stuff overnight and flake when you go away. :)

If you need to measure how big it is for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By rikhall
Re: What is your favorite sailing Novel?

Well - I was going to add a bunch to the list, but my wife (the author of 25 books) said if I didn't list her latest one I was sleeping out in the car tonight!

Night Watch: An Em Ridge Mystery -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,580
Posted By rikhall
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

This is from the news article:

"As of Tuesday afternoon, no charges had been filed."

But, I bet there will be :)

Rik
Forum: Diesel   02-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By rikhall
Re: Is there an in and out for the coolant hoses to water heater?

OK - if my reading is correct - you want to know which of the two hoses connected to the engine is in and which is out.

If so, have someone hold or watch those two hoses carefully and start the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By rikhall
Re: Purchasing a boat in Maryland

We are Canadian, we bought our boat in Edgewater MD and sailed her home.

Everyone we dealt with was wonderful.

If we can help with anything - send me a message.

Cheers

Rik
Forum: Apps & Authors   02-02-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

Thanks Ron.

Linda is working on #2. Wait til you meet that bad guy - lol

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By rikhall
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

Sometimes a fun day (or two of sailing) on the coast of Maine is pea soup fog - I do want to be able to see and touch everything in my little electronics yard sale.

Shalom

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By rikhall
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

For me, the bottom lines is "Where you can see it and reach it!"

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kmrCv2JjBtI/U7YF06r5SoI/AAAAAAAAEbk/4vpY75NgXe0/s1024/IMG_0446.JPG

Where you can see may vary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By rikhall
Re: mainsail cover

Take a look at the SailRite website (http://www.sailrite.com/Mainsail-Cover-Kits#!Mainsail-Cover-Kits)- they sell both kits and ready-made sail covers. My buddy got one and the quality was great....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2015
Replies: 14
  Cuba
Views: 1,417
Posted By rikhall
Re: Cuba

Funny statement :)

We were down there the last two winters and they take payment in money just like anybody else. All you have to do is use currency they accept.

My wife and my sister.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By rikhall
Re: Boat buying book

Here are a few ideas as well:


Practical Sailor's Boat Guide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By rikhall
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Down

We sail your area every summer - NE Hrbr is well protected - great spot. We are from New Brunswick (East up the coast) and ours in on the hard all covered up. We'll look for you next summer....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,087
Posted By rikhall
Re: Best aft master berth on under 50' boat?

Budget minded - look at an Irwin 38 Mark II

This is NOT my boat. I have nothing to do with here - this is just an example:

Irwin 38 Mark II...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
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,...
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