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Search: Posts Made By: jimjazzdad
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Chart and Compass Reading

I learned my navigation skills from about age 18 to 29 from a number of mentors; for shortening the learning curve I would recommend a Canadian Power Squadron course.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,334
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Conversation from twenty years ago...1/2 way on a 6-hour trip to Lunenberg: "Honey, where did you stow the baby's diapers?"..."I didn't bring them; didn't you?"

Fortunately we had several tea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Radar Talk

I have a mast-mount radar on a cutter rig. Never had any problem with headsail (or staysail) interference. A lot of commercial fishermen in my area swear by Furuno radar.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Cape Horn windvane. Anyone installed one?

I have nothing but good things to say about the Cape Horn windvane...but, of course, that's what I chose for my boat. Skill set required to install a Cape Horn is "average home handy man" - i.e. able...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Pictures os sharks! It's Shark Week!

Damn! I thought this was going to be a thread about Shark sailboats;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Fair enough, I will grant that a trim tab on an outboard rudder would be more economical that a wind vane. I have no experience with outboard rudders or trim tabs, so I defer to you on its efficacy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

I am not familiar with the installation on the Morris Francis or how it is disengaged. Mine is connected to the quadrant of my spade rudder by blocks and rope - I just uncleat a rope when I want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Don't spout nonsense about something you haven't tried. I have had a Cape Horn on my 37' cutter for over 10 years. It is, without doubt, the best investment I made for some of the highest quality...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

I have a Force 10 kero/diesel heater on my 37' boat. It has worked reliably for the last 12 years. Its great for taking the chill off and drying out the cabin, but it doesn't put out enough heat for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

I have a vented loop on the head discharge (as well as the seawater inlet to the head). Just using the built-in check valve - no connection to holding tank vent. Never had any problem with leakage or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: wind vanes and LOA

Check out the Cape Horn. They have a couple of sizes, are light and strong, and are customized to each particular boat design - i.e. the height of the wind vane mast and the depth of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,174
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Arthur

Been monitoring NHC and the Canadian Hurricane Centre - its definitely going to hit us here in Halifax area as a post-tropical storm with winds of 100 kmh/64 mph, just shy of hurricane force. Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Bird nests in the boom

When I purchased my boat, there was a huge bird nest in the middle of the boom, where the bolts for the mainsheet bails pass through. (I guess the PO didn't sail much...) I had to disassemble the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Installing a windvane

IMHO you can`t beat the Cape Horn windvane for reliabilty, lightness, elegance and price. Full disclosure: I have had one for 10 years and I love it!...
Forum: herSailNet 01-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Who is Karl?

Seemed to me like she was talking about taking Karl home via Easter Islands, Hawaii, Alaska, overland Canada, down the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, and across the North Atlantic to Germany...not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Thank you for that! :D
Merry Christmas and fair winds to SailNet sailors everywhere.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Roller Boom Furling

There is a c-shaped thing with rollers that allows you to rig a boom vang on a roller furled boom. I had roller furling on a previous boat (Vega 27) and it worked quite well. I think the system is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: raw or fresh water cooled?

Raw or fresh, the winterizing is the same: When the engine is running and warmed up, remove the cooling water inlet hose from its seacock and dunk it in a bucket of antifreeze (whatever is acceptable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,886
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: NOAA To Stop Printing Nautical Charts

The CHS (Canadian Hydrographic Service - equivalent to NOAA) stopped printing paper charts over a year ago. The print-on-demand charts that replaced them do not have as good definition in the fine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,395
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

Demerara Rum
Red wine in bottles
White wine in boxes (usually take the bag out - stores better in the ice box)
Beer on ice with the white wine in the box
A dozen Heineken in the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-17-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,499
Posted By jimjazzdad
re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

I hope the moderators pull this thread down soon. It does no one any good (except to let the OP vent...). Sorry I wasted my time reading it. I enjoyed the vid that Smack posted tho - I guess all is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 4,158
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: When is your season over for the winter

My insurance stipulates 'on the hard' from December 1 to April 1, so haulout is booked for November 12th. Could probably leave her on the mooring in front of my house all winter (except for insurance...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 13,848
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Sailing to Cuba

Well, I'm Canadian too and I also have visited and enjoyed Cuba. But Sailnet is an American forum, so show a little class and stop riding down our neighbours to the south. Like Canadians, they come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,794
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Anchor Snubbers Redux

The coolest way to hook a snubber line to an anchor chain is using a Dyneema soft shackle (thanks to Evans Starzinger for the idea and photo!). I have tried it and will not use any other way now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By jimjazzdad
re: Amazing Cruising Boat / Amazing Value!!

I dunno...I left my spare change in the pocket of the pants that went to the dry cleaner. Right now this...
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