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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By seascene
Re: BC waters acidify, huge scallop die off

Island Tides is an excellent publication circulated about the Salish Sea both Canada and USA and available on line as well as hard copy delivery. The opposition to this nightmare of acquaculture is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By seascene
Re: BC waters acidify, huge scallop die off

The most recent measure in these BC waters of co2 came in at 1400 ppm. I will report on new info as arises....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By seascene
Re: BC waters acidify, huge scallop die off

The local paper here Comox Valley Echo quoted scallop producer official as saying "....we were caught off guard at carbon dioxide levels in the ocean at 1400 parts per million causing ph levels to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By seascene
BC waters acidify, huge scallop die off

Acidic ocean deadly for Vancouver Island scallop industry - British Columbia - CBC News...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 462,152
Posted By seascene
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I live on a Brent Boat 36' past 7 yrs now since retirement. My first sailboat after a lifetime in Ontario canoe country and a move to BC was a 30' Alberg similie Pacific 30. One winter in that...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By seascene
Re: Solar Panel Bracket

Panel is BP solar 80w 17.6v 4.55a Model BP38OU 47 and 1/2 x 21 and 1/8

... thanks pics attached (hopefully)
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By seascene
Re: Solar Panel Bracket

Hi... yes I am looking to track the sun.... thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By seascene
Solar Panel Bracket

I have 2 rail mounted solar panels on the 1 3/8" stainless top rail of my sailboat (port and starboard) which pivot left and right. I was wondering if anyone knows of a bracket that will allow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By seascene
Re: Plastimo and Nauta bladder material

I am using a Platismo bladder and have no probs with it. The question is about how safe is the material used to build these bladders.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By seascene
Plastimo and Nauta bladder material

Just wondering about the material used for these bladders. I searched the site and apparently Plastimo did not return an inquiry as to the safety of the material used. I have also search the web...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By seascene
Re: installing new water system

I have used a West Marine bladder tank in under the v birth.. about 30 gallons I think. No problem... easy to remove and rinse out at the dock. My only concern is what plastic material they use. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 462,152
Posted By seascene
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Smackdaddy... Winston built 2 Swains long before I built mine. I do not know about his costs and he built them himself. Mine was considerably more as there was 14 months labour to pay for.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 462,152
Posted By seascene
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

.... I guess I would hasten to ad that like anything owner built the end product appearance will be dependant on the skills of the owner. Whatever, the effort, if the welding is done right, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-16-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 462,152
Posted By seascene
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

[QUOTE=smackdaddy;1060264]Sea - thanks for throwing in. It's great to hear from someone in the know.

.. just re-read my post. The boat launched in January 2005. We worked on the boat from May...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-16-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 462,152
Posted By seascene
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I liveaboard a Swain 36 launched in 2005. So far so good. Put in a stainless wood stove this year goes well with the north coast BC climate. Lots of logging debris floating up here and I have hit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By seascene
Merc 2 stroke

I am considering purchase 6 hp 2 stroke merc .... gear and throttle are both in the handle. Looks to be in top shape Serial 0G249361 USA 54935 ... No idea of the year but otherwise near showroom......
Forum: Electronics   03-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By seascene
Re: Garmin gps map 76c

Hi.... I got this far GARMIN BLUECHART G2 HCA017R CANADA WEST G2 DATA C - 010-C1017-10 (http://shop.sailnet.com/garmin-bluechart-hca017r-canada-west-data-p-73520.html)

From reading your post...
Forum: Electronics   03-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By seascene
Garmin gps map 76c

Just acquired one of these at a yard sale. Looks like a good rugged hand held and has base mapping Just wondering if marine charts for BC coast are available for this product? The unit does not...
Forum: Sailing Music   03-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By seascene
South seas music

Hopefully this is posted correctly. Can anyone recommend a good south seas CD with lots of traditional drumming and singing... not something modernized but just the clean original music...

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Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   03-06-2013
Replies: 3
  Kyuquot
Views: 726
Posted By seascene
Kyuquot

I would like to visit this first nations village early July. I am looking for route planning leaving from say, Port Hardy. My boat is 36' sail with 50 hp Isuzu. Any information, advice from those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,327
Posted By seascene
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

I launched and began the rest of my life as a full time liveaboard cruising the BC coast on one of Brent's boats in 2005. The new addition of his book/manual has all that stuff in there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 8,271
Posted By seascene
Re: Mooring bouys

Given a small anchorage, does the presence of boatless mooring bouys mean that this anchorage should be conceded to these owners? I prefer to anchor and not risk a faulty bouy. I have anchored in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 8,271
Posted By seascene
Re: Mooring bouys

I do not want your bauble in the bay as we seem to agree.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 8,271
Posted By seascene
Re: Mooring bouys

The anchorage that I dropped my hook in had mooring bouys which I did not use. However, I did not want to concede ownership of this entire anchorage to boat owners not there at the time. I anchored...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 8,271
Posted By seascene
Re: Mooring bouys

I suppose the question may also arise to the effect that there may be room to drop your hook but your swing would take you overtop or very close of/to their bouy. If several bouys were vacant a boat...
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