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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 6,285
Posted By seamountie
Re: Float Homes in British Columbia Bays

To legally set up a float home in any of the coastal waters of BC, you have to get a lease from the Ministry of Lands. That lease allows you to shore tie and set up seafloor anchors. Seperate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7,813
Posted By seamountie
In order: 1) Chart Plotter (now a laptop with...

In order:
1) Chart Plotter (now a laptop with Fugawi)
2) Auto Pilot
3) Radar

And following that:
Quaketack and 3M Command Strips

Quaketack is a non-marking/marring putty that you can stick...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-04-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By seamountie
And an aside. Pleasure craft are not required to...

And an aside. Pleasure craft are not required to fly their national flag while sailing in their home waters. As soon as you "go foreign" you have to fly your national ensign (or allowable...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-03-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 16,048
Posted By seamountie
Why you don't see Cat-rigs

Why a cat rig isn't seen in the America's Cup is the same reason you don't see a catamaran...either outright not allowed or so heavily penalized as to be not worth the effort.

Watch for them in...
Forum: Seamanship Articles   11-10-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 33,206
Posted By seamountie
What the electronic companies are selling is not...

What the electronic companies are selling is not so much safety, as instant empowerment. You don't have to take months of courses followed by years of going out with others. Just buy a gps, a chart...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By seamountie
I haven't seen that particular one, but a Kiwi...

I haven't seen that particular one, but a Kiwi pal of mine does have a nesting dinghy and loves it. 'Cause it was a nesting one, he was able to travel with a longer dinghy than he would otherwise be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 11,964
Posted By seamountie
Greetings Group, Just had to contirbute to this...

Greetings Group,
Just had to contirbute to this thread. I live and work on the water, live on a 37' sailboat, work looking after a remote fly-in fishing resort on the Central Coast of BC, Canada. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By seamountie
What ever it is it appears to be progressive, and...

What ever it is it appears to be progressive, and reasonably quickly progressive. I do not know if you experienced the wobble or vibration for long, but did you notice if the vibration was steady or...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-15-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By seamountie
Come on folks, it was just a typeo Try...

Come on folks, it was just a typeo

Try www.socialsailing.com
Forum: Living Aboard   04-25-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 15,492
Posted By seamountie
In the Pacific Northwest try a company called...

In the Pacific Northwest try a company called Broadband Xpress. They supply WiFi exclusively to marinas. Not cheap, but they specialize in hi powered equipment. Google them.

I got their...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,750
Posted By seamountie
The Pardy's quote is: Go small, go simple, go now.

The Pardy's quote is: Go small, go simple, go now.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By seamountie
Starting off with a good course is an excellent...

Starting off with a good course is an excellent idea. I would scout around and make sure that your instructor has high ratings from his/her female students. Men and women learn differently, so maybe...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,589
Posted By seamountie
They tried this up in Canada. It didn't fly....

They tried this up in Canada. It didn't fly. Here, (and you might check your regs, south of the 49th) anchoring is considered part of navigation, and you cannot charge for transiting navigable...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-06-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 4,191
Posted By seamountie
If you are concidering adding a day tank,...

If you are concidering adding a day tank, concider adding an anti-sooting agent to the mix. I had a similar problem with my Sigmar - it was running 24/7 over the winter, and I was, like you, having...
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