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Forum: Living Aboard   12-13-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 14,574
Posted By TheStorm
Toronto, Canada. We're shrink-wrapped and use two...

Toronto, Canada. We're shrink-wrapped and use two of those electric oil filled heaters, usually on half power. And an electric blanket at night when it gets really cold outside, like under -15C or...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By TheStorm
PCYC is fixed at 13 spots for this winter, all of...

PCYC is fixed at 13 spots for this winter, all of which are full right now, you do have to be a member and it’ll go on a seniority basis if ever they have more Live-Aboards than winter slips. Whether...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-09-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By TheStorm
The original article was published in the Toronto...

The original article was published in the Toronto Star newspaper, 30-June-2007, "Homes" section. Here's a link to the online version, which actually made the entire front page of the "Homes"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By TheStorm
Propane Connection

Hi all. A quick question on safe propane connections. I have a type 1 cylinder in a propane locker drained outboard. In terms of regulators and hoses, can I just use a standard BBQ regulator/hose...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-26-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,246
Posted By TheStorm
Jammed Furler

Hi all. This hasn't happenned to me (yet) but I was just wondering, always wanting to have a contingency plan: If you have your genoa furled 30% or so in high winds and the furler jams so that you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By TheStorm
It doesn't take much to heat a 24' boat, even on...

It doesn't take much to heat a 24' boat, even on the coldest nights. One portable space heater should do the trick on most nights, plus an electric blanket. Most of us shrink-wrap our boats so in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 5,176
Posted By TheStorm
There are plenty of good anchorages in the...

There are plenty of good anchorages in the Thousand Islands, but the better ones can get crowded in the summer months. Dock space on the Islands is hard to come by but if you want one, get going to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By TheStorm
Live aboard in Toronto

Bridget, at a guess there are a couple hundred of us who live aboard in Toronto all through the year. That I know of, there's at least one marina in Hamilton, Port Credit Harbour Marina, Queen Quay...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-07-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 8,424
Posted By TheStorm
My wife and I will soon be living aboard a 27’...

My wife and I will soon be living aboard a 27’ boat, year round, on Lake Ontario.

Q: Why a 27’ boat?
A: Because it’s what we have now.

Q: Do we want a bigger boat with more toys and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By TheStorm
To Lake Champlain, coming from the East Coast...

To Lake Champlain, coming from the East Coast it's up the Hudson to the Champlain Canal, where you do need to unstep. The Canal takes about 1.5 days, about 5-days in total from NY.

A benefit of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By TheStorm
Saltdreamer, the shortest route from Lake...

Saltdreamer, the shortest route from Lake Champlain to Montreal would be down the Richelieu River Canal (Chambly Canal) to Sorel and then up the St. Lawrence to Montreal. If you take the Champlain...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,820
Posted By TheStorm
You can also reach Lake Ontario from Georgian Bay...

You can also reach Lake Ontario from Georgian Bay through the Trent-Severn Waterway, but it's 240 miles and you'll have to take your mast down. Still, it's a recreational boaters paradise and you'd...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-16-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 5,576
Posted By TheStorm
I beat you, though: I'm planning to live aboard...

I beat you, though: I'm planning to live aboard my Aloha-27 with my wife: in Toronto and yes, even in the winter! And hopefully within a few years, sail her down the IC to Florida, too. At least our...
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