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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Can anyone Idntfy my boat

The S-34 was designed by Vladimir Plavsic (of Kanata fame). The first one, Speirhead, was built for the world 3/4 Ton's when they were held in Victoria - '78 IIRC.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Can anyone Idntfy my boat

O/K I found an old book with the details on it - the name was changed to North-West 650. Designed in 1973 by John Brandlmayr which makes it just about his best looking boat ever. :wink

Built by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Montague Bakery Boat

I don't know if they're still doing it. I had some lovely cinnamon rolls when I was there about 7 years ago and "think" I remember someone say that they weren't doing it any longer, but I can't be...
Forum: C & C   04-22-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,742
Posted By Drumroll30
Re: A C&C 30 mk2 with 6'6" draft?

There were 175 30 Mk II's made, only 3 of them are XL models.

30-2 #90
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By btrayfors
Re: s/v Seaquel Rescue.

Following is from Sally aboard Seaquel, anchored this morning off Boqueron PR. It explains the emergency and the head injury, as well as the trip to PR afterwards.

Dear Friends,
The short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,852
Posted By Sailormon6
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

It isn't a stretch at all. By definition, a boom vang is "a strap or line which exerts downward pressure on the boom near where it joins the mast of a fore-and-aft rigged sailboat." (Wikipedia) The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Propeller 101?

SAE tapers are 1:16 and 1:12 (generally smaller shafts use 1:16 and larger ones above 3" or so are 1:12). Metric tapers are 1:10 and 1:20.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2015
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,514
Posted By Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Cool. Very nautical. I want to do one of the rooms in our house to look exactly like the cabin of an old Herreshoff boat (it would need a galley and head too, b/c if I actually did this my wife...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   01-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By jackdale
Re: Vancouver Boat Show

Weather Resources w/ Jack Dale | Official site of the Vancouver International Boat Show | Vancouver, British Columbia...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,698
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

Not an issue. We have added addition locking devices. I love our flex room (garage).

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,493
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2015
Replies: 531
Views: 128,285
Posted By obelisk
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Not a single moment but a collection of them from my trip between NZ and Bali. It's a good length video but worth the watch (and it gets exciting in the second half!)

Happy New Year!

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By mr_f
Re: Removing/Cleaning/Replacing DataMarine Transducer

Datamarine is long gone, but the service personnel formed a new company, DMI marine, and will service old datamarine instruments.

I used them to rejuvenate failing datamarine wind, depth, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,848
Posted By mitiempo
Re: LED upgrade?

The Dr Led bulbs are apparently approved but only for Aqua Signal series 25 and 40 fixtures - anchor, port, and starboard lights.

Dr Led bought Aqua Signal fixtures and had them certified with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Microscope

I'm assuming you're too much of a purist for this idea, but I saw versions of this at the American Telemedicine Conference in Baltimore this year. It was impressing the dermatologists, so don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,614
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Unfortunately drilling holes would void the warranty.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,614
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Ron, the Engel fridges have a loyal following who rave about their low power consumption and reliability. That's why I ended up buying one and not building a box and installing a cooling unit. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By djodenda
Re: Your thoughts thru experience?

You know... I agree with Faster a lot... Weird...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By IStream
Re: Guage for aft water tank

Do you have any existing tank senders on the boat (fuel, waste, etc)? If so, it can be pretty simple to multiplex one of your existing gauges to a new sender. Otherwise, I'd second Faster's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By PCP
Trouble and bad weather on one of the main Med races

The Rolex Middle sea race is a Med classic but on the end of October not always the Med is a nice place and not a very predicable too.

Many boat are experiencing trouble, the Coast Guard invited...
Forum: Weather   10-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,497
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

See Post # 70 for a Google Earth photo showing you a difficult area.

Many of the boats had people aboard, about half, maybe?
There were multiple reasons why people washed ashore:
Anchor drag...
Forum: Weather   10-16-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,497
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Ok, this GE is just one section of the Lagoon between Explorer Island, upper left, the Airport runway, lower part, and Witches Tit (sorry girls!) top right and the Causeway Bridge lower right.
Forum: Weather   10-15-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,497
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Midday expecting 45 knots. I still had the bloody sails up lashed to the boom and genoa furled... But by the time it became obvious it would be 60 it was too late to take them down... Then when it...
Forum: Weather   10-13-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,497
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

About 20 boats on the rocks, two stuck on the bridge, one taking water.

My dinghy flipped so i gotta try unflip it and get the engine going. But cant di that till it quietens down, ts still over...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Stumble
Re: Spinnaker shackles


When dealing with dyneema it isn't the strength loss from the knot so much as it is the knot undoing itself as the line slides past itself. Depending on size dyneema has shown a propensity...
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