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Search: Posts Made By: surftom
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-05-2010
Replies: 86
Views: 7,087
Posted By surftom
I always remember "two left feet" meaning 2...

I always remember "two left feet" meaning 2 blasts I go left (port)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,390
Posted By surftom
It's hit and miss with my 2 boys (aged 12 and...

It's hit and miss with my 2 boys (aged 12 and 9.... wowo time flies)
They generally like it. But I keep them busy. Involved with the boat. Going over the wakes of big boats is fun too; although I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,300
Posted By surftom
Well... I have one and it works fine for what we...

Well... I have one and it works fine for what we did this (non) summer. Up to Killbear. I have the "tracking" option but it's only a power hog if you use it. You can still operate the unit in "check...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-08-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 20,316
Posted By surftom
I second the Dickenson Propane heater - works...

I second the Dickenson Propane heater - works well and gives good heat - My model comes with a fan to distribute the air better - so I have to watch the battery level if I'm out for a while
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,720
Posted By surftom
All the time on the water - make the kids wear...

All the time on the water - make the kids wear them on the dock too - even though they can swim.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,666
Posted By surftom
Is you Nash Tiller or Wheel

Sorry Welshy.... from your post I wasn't clear if your 26 was tiller or wheel. Mine is wheel and I like the concept. Unfortunately, the mechanics of this wheel are a little temperamental and so I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By surftom
Performance Sailing anyone?

Just unbelievable - check out the video too

continentseven.com » New Speedsailing Record by Hydroptère (http://www.continentseven.com/2009/09/11/new-speedsailing-record-by-hydroptere/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,957
Posted By surftom
I have the OGM tri-photo-strobe. Expensive but it...

I have the OGM tri-photo-strobe. Expensive but it is rock solid and draws very little. I could have rolled my own but decided to go the OGM route based on reading this forum and have not regretted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By surftom
careful... this is a much discussed boat - and...

careful... this is a much discussed boat - and usually not positive
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 8,043
Posted By surftom
Well... We put ashore in Turtle Bay on the NW...

Well... We put ashore in Turtle Bay on the NW side of Beausoleil a few weeks ago and ran into 3 of the Massasauga Rattlers.
Between them and the mosquitoes we didn't feel very welcome.
Now with...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-05-2009
Replies: 274
Views: 37,850
Posted By surftom
Check Craigslist often and also have a look at...

Check Craigslist often and also have a look at goodoldboat.com sometimes boats come up for next to nothing or even free

Just some practical advice....

If you are really on hard times then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By surftom
Thanks for the responses guys - it's a little...

Thanks for the responses guys - it's a little overkill - but I do like the wall-wart/relay idea.

My concern was more along the lines of the shore charger cooking the solar controller than vice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By surftom
Wiring Solar *AND*Shore Charger Together

Hi Gurus

I have recently purchased an 80W solar panel and Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E Charge Controller.

I also have a Xantrex 3012 (30Amp) controller
2 banks - engine and house.

Solar will...
Forum: Lake Huron 04-16-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,268
Posted By surftom
Going in on Monday, April 20. (Midland)

Going in on Monday, April 20. (Midland)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By surftom
Dog, Read your blog posting on Solar Power -...

Dog,

Read your blog posting on Solar Power - very informative - thanks

Tom
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By surftom
Absolutely! Yes to all of the above! I'll PM...

Absolutely! Yes to all of the above!

I'll PM you sometime in April and would love to meet

Tom
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By surftom
Wow - great thread, guys - I might be right...

Wow - great thread, guys - I might be right behind you!
We are moving from Lake Ontario to Midland this year (Bayport) and will have the boat there +/- April 20th

Tom
(also in a Nash 26)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,281
Posted By surftom
That's quick! Here's one of my all-time...

That's quick!

Here's one of my all-time favorite videos though

YouTube - Everybody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWINygISxDE)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,922
Posted By surftom
Summer.... hmmmm I think I saw that in a...

Summer.... hmmmm I think I saw that in a movie once...
Just to contrast though - I lived in the Caribbean for 5 years (Aruba). Ontario, Canada is a liiiittle different.

Scottbr: Dude! Thank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By surftom
Gotta agree with Vasco.. I'm at the Outer Harbour...

Gotta agree with Vasco.. I'm at the Outer Harbour Marina at the foot of Leslie street - You can go month-to-month but it's expensive. A year to year including haulout and storage will cost you +/- 3K...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,922
Posted By surftom
wow guys! Thanks ever so much! Welsh - We've...

wow guys! Thanks ever so much!
Welsh - We've traded emails before - I'm in a Nash 26 too!
I really appreciate it!

Tom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,922
Posted By surftom
Moving to Georgian Bay in the spring

I know it's cold and snowy outside but...

I finally booked my slip in Georgina Bay (Midland) and will have the boat up there in the spring. I would like anyone with some experience to guide me in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By surftom
My season is done :(

Boat got hauled out yesterday. Would have loved another month of sailing but was too late in booking my haul-out date.

I'll still visit her on the hard for the next few weekends to "look" at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By surftom
Lihgthouses in a storm

wow! I don't think I'd like to be on my boat anywhere near this!

YouTube - Lighthouses and waves during VERY stormy weather (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNpH5tx4Pu8)

Tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,822
Posted By surftom
I think Standard Horizon has one too. I have one...

I think Standard Horizon has one too. I have one of their radios and I'm happy with it
Tom
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