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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By noreault
Re: Washed up on shore - see the "rescue"

It seems like an extreme method to sand the bottom :).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 2,586
Posted By noreault
Re: Computer Expert Help

The symptoms don't sound like a virus. As was said, I think you have a failing disk drive. It can be replaced, usually a fairly simple operation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,276
Posted By noreault
If submerged logs count, then count me in the...

If submerged logs count, then count me in the grounding camp. In Howe sound with 200 metres under my hulls. A little chop, some sun in my eyes, and a a bit of inattention. Two the the hulls, it...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-11-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,274
Posted By noreault
The draw will depend on machine and pressure...

The draw will depend on machine and pressure setting. My 6ah lithium battery provides almost two nights on a charge. With the heater only five hours. But as previously said I don't seem to need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By noreault
None at all. I liked it better than the furlex...

None at all. I liked it better than the furlex on my current boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By noreault
I had one on previous boat. Very happy with it....

I had one on previous boat. Very happy with it. Well built. Easy to use and maintain.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,677
Posted By noreault
Definitely check immigration. I believe visitor...

Definitely check immigration. I believe visitor visa, what you get on entry as Canadian, only allows six months out of 12.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,081
Posted By noreault
I believe it is still open and free. As of...

I believe it is still open and free. As of last fall it was still in use. I haven't been over there this spring.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By noreault
Here is the CDC site that will provide detailed...

Here is the CDC site that will provide detailed recommendations:

Destinations | CDC Travelers' Health (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx)
Forum: Chartering   03-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,402
Posted By noreault
I second san juan sailing. First class...

I second san juan sailing. First class operation.
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   02-28-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,717
Posted By noreault
Nancy's is great. The pub in the hotel has great...

Nancy's is great. The pub in the hotel has great fries.
Forum: Chartering   12-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By noreault
I highly recommend San Juan Sailing. A first...

I highly recommend San Juan Sailing. A first rate operation for both charter and classes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By noreault
A lawyer once warned me, the rules are incredibly...

A lawyer once warned me, the rules are incredibly complex, the training is insufficient , and the powers are significant. It is a situation where anything can happen. Buyer beware.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-18-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By noreault
There is a limited range of wind speeds within...

There is a limited range of wind speeds within which you can reduce the heel, and still sail, by trimming the sails. At some point, your only choice is to reef so the boat is not overpowered. If...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   07-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By noreault
There are three location with easy access to...

There are three location with easy access to fuel. Beach Gardens at Grief Point, it is only open July and August. Grief Point is just south of Powell River. The Powell River Marina, located at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By noreault
The problem with auto channel switching is that...

The problem with auto channel switching is that you may be involved in a critical communication and are suddenly switched. For instance, giving instructions to a tow or tug.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By noreault
A rumb line is usually contrasted to a great...

A rumb line is usually contrasted to a great circle route. The rumb line looks like a straight line between two points on a projection of the globe onto a 2 dimensional map. The great circle route...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,909
Posted By noreault
This is now starting to sound quite bad. High...

This is now starting to sound quite bad. High winds, novice on the helm, 4 foot waves, and circling wildly. I'm thinking uncontrolled gybe and mad rush to get a boat under control. But maybe to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,711
Posted By noreault
"Marine Safety Bulletin TP13699E entitled...

"Marine Safety Bulletin TP13699E entitled "Guidelines on Non-Passenger Bare-Boat Charter Parties" is also of some assistance in identifying whether a vessel is being used for pleasure. In this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,517
Posted By noreault
A Charter company here in Vancouver calls it EAG,...

A Charter company here in Vancouver calls it EAG, Electronic Assisted Groundings. They analysis of the groundings is not so much position error, but a false sense of security. Cutting corners...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By noreault
Assuming you mean on a boat the choices are...

Assuming you mean on a boat the choices are somewhat limited and expensive. You can use Iridium phone but the data rates are quite low and rather expensive but the hardware costs are tolerable. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-27-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 11,952
Posted By noreault
You may be able to use a notarized statement from...

You may be able to use a notarized statement from the second owner stating the boat has not been titled into his name, along with the orginal title signed over to him.

You need to check with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 32,637
Posted By noreault
Dockhead is correct. He is saying when the boat...

Dockhead is correct. He is saying when the boat could be visible, not when it was seen. It seems clear that the sailboat was also not keeping proper watch. It is likely that an Admiralty Court...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 22,409
Posted By noreault
I do find it difficult to say that the parent has...

I do find it difficult to say that the parent has an absolute right to make decisions for their child. Surely there is some boundary at which the society has the right to step in and override the...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,419
Posted By noreault
The process is fairly straight forward. You pay...

The process is fairly straight forward. You pay PST and GST on the boat when you cross the border. If the boat was manufactured outside of North America you will also owe duty. If there is a...
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