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Search: Posts Made By: Uricanejack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Your top 5 favorite sailing spots?

Well I haven't sailed enough areas to come up with more than 5.
In no particular order
Clyde and West Coast Scotland.
(scenery, Lots of wild life, quiet, lots of nice anchorages with lots of nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Furuno 1712 repair tec.

Thanks
I will try the unplug and plug in again.

And give them a call if it doesn't work
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Uricanejack
Furuno 1712 repair tec.

I have a Furuno 1712 radar. it came with the boat. the previous owner said he had a problem with the scanner belt which was easily fixed by a Tec.

I was wondering anyone can recommend a Furuno...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Another AMVER rescue

Nice to see a good outcome.
Interesting he is from SSI. don't know him but he looks familiar.

Rather than wondering why a Bene sank.

I'd be interested to know what equipment he used to send...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,421
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What's the right thing to do?

If I listened to the other fellows story. I would look for the sequence of events.

A guess at his sequence.
1. He was on his boat.
2. He saw another boater in difficulty. Not danger or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,421
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Validation? He might have made his mind up but he has his doubts.
One never knows.
The clear majority. Say he is not liable. A few of us are not so sure.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,421
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Let me see If I have the story right.

simple facts.

1. when weighing your anchor. It came up fouled by an old chain rode. belonging to no boat in anchorage.

2. You started trying to clear...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Good Radar book or course?

The RADAR observers handbook.

Mine is old, from back in the days of CRTs and before cheep computerised electronics. aimed originally at the professional rather than yachts.

I think there are...
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: The Inside Passage

I don' think I will bother. "I saw speed 2" it wasn't very realistic or good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 4,349
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

I was considering doing exactly what you are planning last year.
I ended up finding the boat I wanted in Portland rather than California.
I sailed it up myself. with my son. it was a great trip but...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Charter with captain in Vancouver, BC, CA

I would recommend Cooper boating, I used to instruct and skipper for them so might have a slight bias, I used to charter from them as well.
Blue pacific are very good. Never worked for them but...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,887
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

The same reason why I don't go sailing without a hand. Bearing compass. Charts, or other old fashioned kit which does not depend on batteries or electrical power.

For those who feel they are much...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,887
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

Depends on the sailing you intend to do. Where and how far you wish to go.
A simple cruise down through the Caribbean island you will hardly be out of sight of land. A sextent not required.

Those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 8,614
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

How about the Pacific North West.
Not to cold.
Not to hot.
Beautiful.
lots of wild life.
Great places to visit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,461
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Probability of a lightning strike

Well to start with it will vary depending upon the frequency of thunderstorms in the are you are sailing in.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Delivery issues

There are lots of reputable delivery companies. And a few no so reputable.
Some are 1 man operations.
Some sub contract to individual skippers who work for them.
most use 1 paid skipper with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 7,412
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Its easy to sit here at my computer keyboard and say I would have never agreed to leave port on the Bounty into the known path of any Hurricane let alone the one of the most severe ever predicted.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 7,412
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

On a barge towed by a tug.
Or just leave it where is unless properly certified and crewed.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Congratulations on your new boat. I bought mine in Portland about this time last year. And brought it up to Point Roberts in June. May or June you are more likely to have fair winds.
Like said it’s...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Any recommendations for places to leave a boat for a couple of weeks.

Thanks for the suggestions I hadn't thought of westview.
Port Macniel might be an idea is it a marina or government dock?

I don't know if I will stop in the Campbell River area or try and head up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,613
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Otter problem, help!

Originally from UK where otterís were persecuted for generations and wiped out in much of the country. While still around where I lived they were almost exclusively nocturnal. I considered myself...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Uricanejack
Any recommendations for places to leave a boat for a couple of weeks.

I would like to venture further this year than I managed last year. I kept my boat in Pt Roberts. It was nice and convenient for trips to the San Juanís.

I can get up to 10 or 12 days of at a time...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Bristol 27!!!!

A nice shiny boat, hope you have fun with it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Offshore?

The British are not evading anything. They have no need to evade anything.

The RYA administers the British ICC for the British MCA and issues the ICC.

The ICC is issued on behalf of the MCA...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Offshore?

Some countries require licence's. Some don't.
There is only two ways, lack of a licence would invalidate your insurance.

You inform the insurance provider you have a licence you don't have. you...
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