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Search: Posts Made By: Gabriola
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,469
Posted By Gabriola
may seem silly but , why not just make boats sail...

may seem silly but , why not just make boats sail around somalia. Seems like shipper and sailors make the pirate business profitable by refusing to just sail around somalia. The pirates don't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
i managed to get out later in the day and secured...

i managed to get out later in the day and secured it properly, our power went out but the boat is fine, my rudder handle was split in 2 it turned out so i will have to do some repairs , and i still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
ok boat is secure , hasn't moved , winds turned...

ok boat is secure , hasn't moved , winds turned out to be not as bad as we thought
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
The wind isn't howling yet, but theres 3-4ft...

The wind isn't howling yet, but theres 3-4ft swells, i tried to get out to the boat at 7am but i couldn't launch my tender in the surf, it actually seems a tiny bit calmer right now so i might give...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,159
Posted By Gabriola
eye of the tiger & gilligans island

eye of the tiger & gilligans island
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Gabriola
have you looked at a "port-a-bote" ? It is a...

have you looked at a "port-a-bote" ? It is a foldable boat

Porta-Bote Folding Boat Makes Inflatables Obsolete Also Portaboat (http://www.porta-bote.com/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
Nice, now where is the post with the proper...

Nice, now where is the post with the proper setups :)

p.s. why do they have the little floaties on the line ?

How far should the scope be ? I was told to use more than 20ft but that seems a bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
directly east or west is worse, so i hope it...

directly east or west is worse, so i hope it stays se , often it blows up around that point and along the shallow rock floor, depends if its more east or more south :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
i mentioned above my boat is in the middle of the...

i mentioned above my boat is in the middle of the group of boats in that picture , i should add that the google maps shot was taken in summer , there are no boats there now, just me. The older locals...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
hmmm i thought it wasn't going to pickup till...

hmmm i thought it wasn't going to pickup till morning and i might get a brief chance but looks like maybe not from that forecast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
if anyone is interested here is a link to google...

if anyone is interested here is a link to google maps , zoomed in exactly where it was beached, if you zoom out in sat view you will notice it is 50 ft from the nearest water at low low tide ( when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
i am at the strongest mooring in the close...

i am at the strongest mooring in the close vicinity, if it breaks free it will be on the rocks in minutes, i don't plan on staying onboard. I will go out early tomorrow and try and re-tie to my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
anyone wanna buy a boat :) $1000 tonight or $2000...

anyone wanna buy a boat :) $1000 tonight or $2000 if it lasts through tomorrow HAH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
nope i am completely exposed, but really have no...

nope i am completely exposed, but really have no choice, other than to take it into deep water and ride it out on board hoping my 2.5 kicker that barely reaches the water will do anything. I should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
hey thanks... found this pic of a 1973...

hey thanks...

found this pic of a 1973 ericson, looks pretty close

http://latitude38.com/classifieds/uploads/img_classy_576/4600__2010-08-17_3527_27Ericson1973.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
well 2 things to consider #1 the line i managed...

well 2 things to consider #1 the line i managed to get was the biggest one i could buy on the island. #2 i had about a 2 hour window to do this in today. I am already sore from getting it off and my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
good question at 8000lb test i believe the...

good question

at 8000lb test i believe the max you should be pulling is 2000lb so i am thinking the above ratio is correct at 4:1 which would tell me that there is more strain than just the weight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
almost sunk my tender today towing the sailboat...

almost sunk my tender today towing the sailboat to the proper mooring in the rain/sleet , there was a pretty good wind blowing and i had a 2.5hp motor on an 8ft rowboat towing it :) Back and forth it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
not sure of the weight, it's pretty light , 23ft...

not sure of the weight, it's pretty light , 23ft with no motor, pure guestimate but i would say between 2000 and 3000 lbs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
i took the kicker off and i had to cut the...

i took the kicker off and i had to cut the electrical lines to the motor to do it so i have some splicing and dicing to do first to get it to a dock and my tender is too small to take the 9.9 back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
concrete , theres no way it is lifting it or...

concrete , theres no way it is lifting it or shifting it, i would think the weakest link is between mooring and boat, but i really don't know.

right now it has chain from block to mooring and i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
sorry that may have been confusing , that...

sorry that may have been confusing , that description is what i used in the summer. The mooring it broke free from was a 5 ton block in 25 ft of water, but my anchor slipped off the deck and wrapped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
LOL :laugher no amount of hot toddies would have...

LOL :laugher no amount of hot toddies would have warmed my fingers in that water .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
well i def only have my self to blame, but to be...

well i def only have my self to blame, but to be fair i was on a proper mooring, i think the problem was my failure to stow my anchor resulting in it falling overboard and wrapping around the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By Gabriola
Pilot bay, Gabriola island , also known as "twin...

Pilot bay, Gabriola island , also known as "twin beaches" or "gabriola sand provincial park "

And yes i think there was only one chance to get it off without major damage , just the one night...
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