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Search: Posts Made By: dawndreamer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 7,777
Posted By dawndreamer
I'll second your motion. ;)

I'll second your motion. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 7,777
Posted By dawndreamer
Craig, I am seriously considering the Ronca...

Craig,

I am seriously considering the Ronca as the primary anchor for my new boat. She is 15.21 m overall, 14.58 m on deck, 13.36 m waterline and she has a listed displacement of 14,900 kg. Am I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2007
Replies: 213
Views: 18,574
Posted By dawndreamer
Very well put, Wind Magic. Having done much...

Very well put, Wind Magic.

Having done much solo mountaineering from the mid 1960s, to the early 1980s, as well as a lot of single-handed sailing, I can add that lone does not mean lonely. To me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By dawndreamer
We used these on our canal boat in France, and we...

We used these on our canal boat in France, and we were amazed to find them not yet on this continent.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,765
Posted By dawndreamer
shabbychic, I would think that the easiest...

shabbychic,

I would think that the easiest way would be to have her entered into Canadian Ship Registry and leave her in a state like Washington that allows permanent residency of Canadian...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,765
Posted By dawndreamer
We have owned Canadian Registered boats in both...

We have owned Canadian Registered boats in both France and Washington that were not duty or tax paid. You do not have to pay duty or taxes, as long as you keep the vessel outside of Canada. However,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-24-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 14,133
Posted By dawndreamer
In the early 80s, the shaft sheared off the...

In the early 80s, the shaft sheared off the rudder on my Mariner 40 ketch while crossing Georgia Strait. I lashed the wooden spinnaker pole to the teak taffrail and with some paddling it served as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By dawndreamer
I got two rebuilt heads and eight rebuilt...

I got two rebuilt heads and eight rebuilt injectors for my port engine. Wow, a blown head gasket on a Caterpillar 3208 sure makes a mess of a wallet. Anyway, it should be easier to sell the boat now,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 5,061
Posted By dawndreamer
It appears that they think it will hold up; they...

It appears that they think it will hold up; they have a 10 year warranty on them, including both the hull and the hypalon tubes. As far as tube size: I still think you must have seen the RID, which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 5,061
Posted By dawndreamer
I think that the replaceable keel strip will...

I think that the replaceable keel strip will prevent much, if not all beach grinding.
Forum: Living Aboard 12-16-2006
Replies: 157
Views: 24,756
Posted By dawndreamer
For years Vancouver has struggled with increasing...

For years Vancouver has struggled with increasing dozens of unsightly liveaboards and derelict boats in False Creek, its most popular anchorage. Here is part of a press release announcing the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 5,061
Posted By dawndreamer
You must be looking at different specs (or...

You must be looking at different specs (or through different specs) than I:

You are probably looking at photos of the RID, not the RIB
They have had their tubes made in China since 2003, and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-05-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 8,102
Posted By dawndreamer
My you fellows sure are well read: Slocum, Dumas,...

My you fellows sure are well read: Slocum, Dumas, Knox-Johnston, Chichester, Goethe, Heine, Nietzsche. :cool: While I did read Slocum last year, I must admit that much of my time has been spent...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-05-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 8,102
Posted By dawndreamer
The current young generations, be they called X,...

The current young generations, be they called X, Y or whatever, haven't invented the early departure to pursue dreams. I would think that this urge has been followed by individuals from each...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By dawndreamer
The vertical clearance on the Frexinet guage...

The vertical clearance on the Frexinet guage canals in France is 3.5 metres, except for one on the Canal du Centre that is 3.42 metres.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-02-2006
Replies: 205
Views: 36,304
Posted By dawndreamer
Thanks John. $50k a year certainly seems...

Thanks John. $50k a year certainly seems excessive to me. Our average monthly expenses during our six years of cruising the French canals were under $1800 Canadian, and that included moorage,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-02-2006
Replies: 205
Views: 36,304
Posted By dawndreamer
Phew! Thank you Jim. I was unaware of the ignore...

Phew! Thank you Jim. I was unaware of the ignore list until you pointed it out. He is now ignored, and I can get on with reading this thread without having to read the pitiful diatribes of this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By dawndreamer
During my long and rather exhaustive search for a...

During my long and rather exhaustive search for a sailboat last winter and spring, I initially ignored Hunter based on my knowledge of their past and concerns about their quality. However, wanting to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-26-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By dawndreamer
The small amount of sailing experience I have...

The small amount of sailing experience I have dates back to my first boat 42 years ago, a 16-foot clinker-built sailing dory that took me up and down the Straits of Georgia and up most of the BC...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By dawndreamer
Practical Sailor reviewed the 49 in their October...

Practical Sailor reviewed the 49 in their October issue. To quote from their Conclusions: "The design of the 49 impresses us as much more streamlined than many previous models from this builder. And...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By dawndreamer
I guess my brother was so flummoxed by what he...

I guess my brother was so flummoxed by what he saw during the tour compared to what he had in his mind prior to the tour, that he had to grab something. I will admit though, that the 3/4 inch thick...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By dawndreamer
Camaraderie, Glen Henderson arrived at...

Camaraderie,

Glen Henderson arrived at Hunter in 1998. He and his team then began re-designing their entire line of keel boats, culminating this spring with the launch of the 49 to replace the 46....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By dawndreamer
A New Hunter 49 and an Old Traditionalist

I had posted the following yesterday in an old thread, and upon re-reading it this morning, see that it likely got lost in the quagmire of venom to which that thread had descended. :rolleyes: So,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-23-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 6,777
Posted By dawndreamer
Traditional sailors, whether they are past...

Traditional sailors, whether they are past owners, present owners or wannabie owners of traditional "bluewater" sailboats, are a rather opinionated bunch. Many are stuck in a mindset that seems to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-22-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By dawndreamer
Hey guys, let him be; he has every right to...

Hey guys, let him be; he has every right to demonstrate how the simplest of minds can be amused in such meaningless ways. :rolleyes:
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