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Search: Posts Made By: duchess of montrose
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

what kind of ground is it in tommy thomson park and whats the depth like. I have about 30 feet of 5/8 chain and 450 ft of 5/8 rode. What anchor works best, i could buy a new one if the investment...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

if i got really good ground tackle and used massive scope would it be safe to leave it there for like 8 hours during a workday. would that be responsible. and if it was really storming or something i...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

what about other mooring balls i thought there were some in the west end somewhere
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

i emailed aquatic park, and they have not yet replied. I don't want to anchor out because while i plan to live aboard in the summer, I don't want to risk losing the boat and anchoring out is fine if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

In that case I will be getting liability insurance, is that all most places require
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Re: cheapest mooring in gta

Do i need to have every system up to spec to get liability insurance or is that just for damage loss etc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Re: can i convert a working jib into a working main

Alright thanks guys, I think ive got it in my head that its a bad idea. used sail it is. i will look into how to have the yard reimburse me though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Re: can i convert a working jib into a working main

it was just a thought, i just wanted to now why it wouldnt work. I'm probably going to get a used one, I haven't worked it out with them yet, I'm going to ask them to look around to try and fid it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
cheapest mooring in gta

Does anyone know what the cheapest mooring in the gta is (Toronto,scarborough,Mississauga and surrounding area). I have looked into aquatic park sailing club but I can't find a cost. I am perfectly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 567
can i convert a working jib into a working main

Ok this probably should be filed under the because I am poor and stupid file but i had this crazy idea last night and i wanted to be told why it wouldnt work. But the marina i had my boat at lost my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 2,306
Views: 148,181
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I've never ate spam but i love canned chicken. I can't explain why i just love the stuff. although beans are still a cheaper source of protein.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 2,306
Views: 148,181
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

hey if u put marine in the name you could probably make that 5 dollar meat 150 bucks and get away with it. just like west marine. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,865
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

I think a shark would fit the bill. they are light and therefore easier to trailer don't have excessive draft, they have a really good class association where the op lives and generally in the great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Re: Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

i dont think iron itself is that bad in terms of ballast, that being said lead is better but there are some good boats with cast iron ballast. cement and iron however is much less dense which is an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 2,306
Views: 148,181
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I personally think its quite easy to voyage on 500 a month. you have to eat really cheap foods like rice and canned beans. you can get canned foods really cheap at the dollar store. if you want to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,251
Re: How much wind is too much for you?

Unlike some of the people on this board, i have never been bluewater sailing but having experienced the great lakes, I can say i actually enjoy 25 knot winds especially downwind, even on my older...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,547
Re: Mast Climbing Article

I have steps on my mast anyone else have that system, it works well but increases windage and sometimes they cause howling which annoys you to no end when trying to sleep.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Re: moving chain plates

I would suggest that while leaks and maintenance can be costly repairs if you are not careful, hiring a nautical architect and doing all necessary modifications will probably be a lot more expensive,...
Forum: Electronics 11-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Re: Am I crazy to buy another Garmin GPS

you should buy a sextant clearly gps's dont like you. but seriously i carry two handhelds as backup and i have a standard horizon chart plotter. My standard horizon is below deck in my nav station so...
Forum: Hunter 11-26-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 24,494
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

i really don't understand why everything turns into a fight on this site however, like i dont think hunters are bad boats its just that i don't like them i don't understand why people feel the need...
Forum: Hunter 11-26-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 24,494
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

oh and to add to that i do not hate hunter, never said i did, just don't feel as comfortable and confident in them in storm conditions than i do in other brands boats wether thats because of a...
Forum: Hunter 11-26-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 24,494
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

to be fair the hunter 380 i sailed was poorly maintained and an ex charter boat but i still believe theres a lot of things that the eu standards don't address because for the most part they test...
Forum: Hunter 11-26-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 24,494
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

that being said i really hate the b&r rig because it makes proper sail trim impossible downwind. Oh and i have never sailed a cherubini but i have heard there completely different than the hunters I...
Forum: Hunter 11-26-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 24,494
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

I personally don't like hunters but i don't hate them they just don't align with what i feel are the things I want in a boat. I have sailed two hunters extensively a hunter 39 and a hunter 290 and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 12,175
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

I just saw it like an hour or two ago. I think if you go into the movie expecting a sailing movie you are going to have the reactions many on this thread have had he didnt do that this is dumb this...
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