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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By cwyckham
Re: 1976 catalina 22 possible purchase

I agree that's a great boat and much better to live on than a Catalina 22, but...

Why are we all trying to decide for the OP what he's willing to live on? He'll get on the boat and see. It's our...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By cwyckham
Re: New Sailor

That's great advice, Don.

Everyone has different learning styles and there are a bunch of ways to learn to sail. I really like to start with some book or online learning, then take an intro...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By cwyckham
Re: 1976 catalina 22 possible purchase

Heck, if the engine runs well it's worth at least $500. The boat looks to be in great condition.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Jib Track on Catalina 27

I can't answer your question, but I can say that a Catalina 27 is a great first boat!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-07-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By cwyckham
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-06-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By cwyckham
Re: what kind of paint for marking my anchor chain

That's interesting. I've been using mine for years and they've never caused a problem. It must depend on the gypsy design.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By cwyckham
Re: what kind of paint for marking my anchor chain

Good thing you didn't go with the bottom paint. Toxic cr@p on your hands when you need to hand-bomb the chain. Yuck.

I actually clicked on this thread in order to recommend using cable ties... ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Sailing the Caribbean!

I would also consider buying a boat already out in the Caribbean and sailing it back. Prices are lower since fewer people are willing to go all the way to see it.

The key question will be one of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Repowering 1976 Islander 28

I'll add a third vote for Beta Marine. I just re-powered with one and am very happy.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 22,340
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Canada West Coast liveaboard slips?

The Coast has to be the best live-aboard situation on the west coast.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,483
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Planning for 4-5 years in the future. Thoughts appreciated.

Five years is a good horizon. You're already doing a bit of sailing and plan on taking lessons next year, that's great!

I would strongly suggest, though, that you look to buy a smaller and much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

Very nicely put together article. Your graphic for the sail plan was fantastic. The only thing I can't figure out on it is why there are three jib sheets? There seems to be an active and lazy...
Forum: Diesel   07-06-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By cwyckham
Vancouver Diesel Mechanic

Can anybody recommend a diesel mechanic in the Vancouver Area (I'm docked in Coal Harbour)? I need somebody to undo some of my less than competent DIY work!
Forum: Niagara   06-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 13,462
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Westerbeke W 27 Alternator upgrade

Thanks, John. That's a really good data point. I was seriously considering a Delco with an MC-614, but the physical mounting problem and a decent price for a Balmar kit swayed me. Great worldwide...
Forum: Niagara   06-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 13,462
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Westerbeke W 27 Alternator upgrade

Wow. For some stupid reason, I'd assumed that the 6 series wasn't as heavy duty as the 7 series as the number was lower. Seems a little silly now. For $50 more, I can get the same kit from...
Forum: Niagara   06-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 13,462
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Westerbeke W 27 Alternator upgrade

Thanks for your very detailed reply. Here's my thinking so far:


I strongly considered getting a Delco (cheap, easy to find parts anywhere), but the mounting options weren't great. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,236
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Converting to double-line reefing

I like the double line reefing led back to the cockpit. Here's how ours will be set up when we're done with it (we're still missing a couple small elements)

-Tack lines are run to a cam cleat...
Forum: Niagara   06-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 13,462
Posted By cwyckham
Re: Westerbeke W 27 Alternator upgrade

Sorry for dredging up a very old thread, but I am trying to do precisely the same thing with a Balmar 7 series 110A.

I'm not sure where to find the right part numbers for pulleys. How big a job...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,295
Posted By cwyckham
Wow. Somehow, I've managed to go this long...

Wow. Somehow, I've managed to go this long without ever laying eyes on a crossover chart. You have blown my mind! I want one! No idea how I would build such a thing for a 30 year old Niagara 35,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,295
Posted By cwyckham
I currently fly an assym with a sock and am also...

I currently fly an assym with a sock and am also trying to figure out how to add a code zero. The graphic is very interesting and quite surprising. It is, of course, a light air sail, and the OP...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By cwyckham
Great looking boat and really well done video. ...

Great looking boat and really well done video.

I'm glad somebody else signed up so quickly. I was pretty tempted to shirk by work responsibilities and hop on a plane!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,733
Posted By cwyckham
My girlfriend and I kayaked Gwaii Haanas park on...

My girlfriend and I kayaked Gwaii Haanas park on Haida Gwaii last year. Wow.

There is a hot springs island that is nice and is an obvious stop. The two things that really stood out for us that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,192
Posted By cwyckham
Thanks for your comments. I think the right...

Thanks for your comments. I think the right thing to do is probably to walk away from it. There's another one locally that I will examine in more detail. I'm very glad that I did the survey! ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,192
Posted By cwyckham
Niagara 35 repairs

I just had a pre-purchase survey done on a 1980 Niagara 35. I was disappointed that there were more items that needed work than I was expecting, even for a 30 year old boat. A couple seem pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By cwyckham
Where are you? All posts so far apply to...

Where are you? All posts so far apply to Americans as far as specific agencies and courses. General philosophy will be the same anywhere, though. I'd also highly recommend combining a beginner's...
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