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Search: Posts Made By: rikhall
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By rikhall
Re: Cabin heater?

We had this one Heater 28 000 Btu 12V Basic Kit with 2 Outlets (http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/heater-28-000-btu-12v-basic-kit-w-2-outlets-117067/4,216.html) from Hamilton Marine on our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By rikhall
Re: 16 ft Snipe - How many people can it hold?

Maybe a Tanzer 16? Heck - if you look around you could probably find a Tanzer 22 for that price and they will sleep all three of you!

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By rikhall
B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers winning Clipper Race yacht

Absolutely NOTHING to do with us "normal" sailors, but it is so seldom I ever see a Canadian winning anything like this at all. It is usually you Yanks, the Aussies or the Kiwis.
"5 Canadians part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By rikhall
Re: iPad users only

I have a wifi only iPad and a Dual ElectronicsXGPS150A--Bluetooth
My software is SEAiq Open and the back up is Navimatics US and Canada East Coast software
I built my own cheap iPad holder.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,661
Posted By rikhall
Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

Is it colder in the winter or in the mountains?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,254
Posted By rikhall
Re: sailing with my dog

We're still trying to teach our dog to bark at strangers. But, he LOVES his boat!!!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,661
Posted By rikhall
Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

No motivation - we just like it for two months of the year. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,224
Posted By rikhall
Re: Winching power for MOB

Zarathu

I am familiar with and sail in your area. I am familiar with and sail on my friends WWP 19.

Bottom line for you from me is "stay on the boat". Period. Tether into it if you think there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,623
Posted By rikhall
Re: How do you tow your inflatable RIB?

No outboard on it, adjustable line.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yfiM8bnYPts/U58LzslmijI/AAAAAAAAEMU/57Ky14471k8/s800/IMG_4930.JPG

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By rikhall
Re: Best Book/Videos for Celestial Nav

Despite what 'capta" says, learning the stars, the theory, the plotting and the taking of sites, (noon, three body, North Star and others) that enable you to plot your position is an excellent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 159
Views: 6,291
Posted By rikhall
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Shawn

Sounds like fun. If this helps any, this is our blog of part of our trip. It was the first time for us in these waters. We bought our Irwin 34 in Edgewater MD and sailed her home to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,008
Posted By rikhall
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Ron, it is a Tanzer 28, and when I went in the engine room to sit and check the oil, I found the thick carper much more comfortable for sitting.

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By rikhall
Re: Best Book/Videos for Celestial Nav

Lots of books out there, lots of places to take courses. We joined our local "Power Squadron" (In Canada - it is called CPS-ECP (https://www.cps-ecp.ca/) and in the States is it the USPS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,008
Posted By rikhall
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Changed a Volvo 20HP Gas with a Yanmar 2GM20F

Before
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After...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By rikhall
Re: It's always something.....

Sounds like a pretty normal day to me, what are you complaining about? :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By rikhall
Re: LED Spreader Lights

My solution:

http://irwincitation34.wikispaces.com/file/view/sp06.JPG/500675214/sp06.JPG

Full story at:

http://irwincitation34.wikispaces.com/Spreader+Lights...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By rikhall
Re: Jib halyard shackle too small for jib's head

Ah guys (and gals) - am I missing something - he said the "head" of the jib. How is that going to hit anyone? It's up the top of the jib stay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 2,721
Posted By rikhall
Re: Dangers of Whales

For the definitive work on whales, I recommend Fluke, by Christopher Moore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 6,846
Posted By rikhall
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

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I guess is depends upon how long we are going to live on her.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 2,721
Posted By rikhall
Re: Dangers of Whales

Gary says: " 6 decades on the water, an average of 70 trips a year, had a right whale surface about 20 feet on day off Ocean City, MD, but never, ever had a close call of any kind and don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,108
Posted By rikhall
Re: Mandatory PFDs

Some laws don't bother me at all:


Seat belt law - I always wear it (I drove ambulance for about ten years and never unbuckled a corpse but saw lots of mangled people who would have been much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,291
Posted By rikhall
Re: Theft-proofing your tender and outboard...

My young buddy had a not very new outboard on his West Wight Potter and it was stolen - right off the front of our club. He bought a new outboard and it was stolen two weeks later - locked up with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By rikhall
Re: What is your equipment?

Ah, y'all are a bunch of skeptics. I filled it out, pretty painless. And yes - IMHO - some questions could have been phrased better - but I am not her professor.

As to an email address - if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By rikhall
Re: Words of Wisdom; Words of Warning

I have a friend that reversed both sets of cockpit locker latches. Now, to lock them, you lift up on the tang, not flip it down.

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Sometimes going with what the manufacturer recommends and building it to their specs works well too.

Rik
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