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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 9,127
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Thanks, I'll be passing a DollarTree later today. Hopefully they carry that product here in Canada.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Nonsuch 36 vs Freedom 35

I can't tell you anything about the Freedom but I have surveyed a number of Nonsuch's and found them to be fairly consistent with their issues.

They have balsa cored bottoms and many suffer from...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By boatpoker
Re: New C&C 30 Owner

Silicone wont last long and getting it off to use the proper material is extremely difficult as the silicone has now contaminated the surface and nothing else will stick.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 31,130
Posted By boatpoker
Re: formosa 41' ketch need advice

I don't know anything about house insurance but I deal with marine claims every week. There are two types of policies available to pleasure craft

Actual Cash Value - which pays out of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 1,864
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Mast on or Mast off in winter

If your boat is over about 35' you should take the mast off. If you disagree, just get on a boat in a cradle in February in 40mph winds and the noise of creaking and cracking will convince you. The...
Forum: CS Yachts   09-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Head Stinks, stunk, stank

OP is in Lake Ontario .... fresh water.

You have a boat with a 35 year old plastic holding tank and probably 35yr old hoses ... the stink permeates the tank, the hoses and the plastic fittings...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Moisture Meter Recomendations

Moisture Meter Mythology and Flir thermal imager (
Another point of view.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Buying a New Stove

Beware ! Propane has very different installation requirements than CNG
Safe Boat Propane installations (
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,461
Posted By boatpoker
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

CS27, CS 30, CS33 .... very common on Lake Ontario and by far the best built of the production boats available on the lake.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,674
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Primer For First Timers on the ICW (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 38,430
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, I went through the same thing one year ago. The pain never goes away but you will learn how to handle it. Hang on to your kids, they will be your greatest source of strength.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

Sorry Mike, I'm not up to speed on radio stuff as I have both operator and station licenses I've never looked into it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Need a boat surveyed in Maryland?

Wow ! what a treat to hear complimentary comments about a surveyor. If more people like you gave kudos to the good ones .... well perhaps the bad ones would just fade away.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 6,429
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Purchasing a TMI30 (ticon 30) need

The Ticon 30 dpes not have a plywood core in the deck, it is balsa. The hull deck joint is a shoe box flange type joint secured with stainless steel fasteners through the toe rail.

I have serious...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,274
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

There definetly is something special about it. It is fine if treated with respect and an understanding of ventilation, grounding and ignition protection ....
otherwise I suggest you google "boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,274
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

4 minutes is the LAW in Canada and US.

Transport Canada TP1332E requires that blowers be run for at least 4 minutes before starting a gasoline engine on a boat.

United States Code of Federal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,274
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

There is nothing wrong with an Atomic, they are a great little engine. The problems stem from poor/dangerous electrical, fuel and ventilation systems. I've surveyed hundreds of boats with these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Bahamas

Ocean Reef Yacht Club deep in the canal system 1.5miles west of Lucaya on Grand Bahama. The marina is full of very friendly Canadians who I'm sure would keep an eye on her for you.
Forum: Apps & Authors   03-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,615
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Yacht Question From Author

This one definition is actually quite simple, a cutter has two forestays.
A sloop has one. I'll be surprised if anyone disagrees with this .... but sailors can be crochety :)
Forum: Apps & Authors   03-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,615
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Yacht Question From Author

The coach roof is more properly termed the "trunk" or "cabin trunk".

"Companioway steps/ladder" are commonly shortened to "companionway"

Suggest you check out the "Surveyors Lexicon...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Seems Like A Great Place For A Greenhorn Like Me.

For 15k you can get a Catalina 27 or a Canadian Sailcraft 27 on the lakes, much more liveable.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Canada to USCG Documentation...What's the process???

I am a Transport Canada Appointed Tonnage Surveyor and work with this stuff all the time. Your OP is exactly correct, the Canadian owner is wrong.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 12,224
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Maybe Multihull Girl will change her mind after she actually cruises the ICW and sees more and more anchorages disappear every year.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Must see places on the eastern seaboard.

A list of links (,%20ICW,%20bahamas,%20Erie%20and%20New%20York%20canals.htm) for your perusal
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,142
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Lived aboard and cruised for 16 years on two boats, both of which had large (2500 & 3500watts) inverters. I never used either of them.
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