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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,680
Posted By HarbourBoy
I second Valiente's nominatoin of The Long Way by...

I second Valiente's nominatoin of The Long Way by Moitessier. I posted earlier that A Voyage for Madmen was a good read. The Long Way is about the same race told from the point of view of one of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,680
Posted By HarbourBoy
A Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols. It's the...

A Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols. It's the story of the race to be the first solo-non stop circumnavigator. Even if you know nothing about sailing it's a great adventure story that you can't put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 7,132
Posted By HarbourBoy
Gadfly, there is a group in Victoria called...

Gadfly, there is a group in Victoria called S.A.L.T.S. (Sail and Life Training Society) that takes donated sailboats. They either fix them up and sell them or sell them "as is" to a broker. They're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 4,643
Posted By HarbourBoy
I think maybe jlluman spent too much time on the...

I think maybe jlluman spent too much time on the "stoners" thread. When the buzz wore off even he must have realized how naive his post here sounded and he disappeared like a whisp of smoke.

If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 4,643
Posted By HarbourBoy
You have to admit it's hard to take a message...

You have to admit it's hard to take a message like yours too seriously. Serious documentary makers do more research than you seem to have done. They generally don't pick subjects from the "anyone on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2008
Replies: 345
Views: 29,283
Posted By HarbourBoy
Anyone remember the "vessel" Son of Town Hall? ...

Anyone remember the "vessel" Son of Town Hall? It was made of logs scavenged from the Hudson River and scrap lumber, plywood and styrofoam from Manhattan dumpsters. The people who made it (a few old...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-12-2007
Replies: 3,447
Views: 954,974
Posted By HarbourBoy
Cruising in the Pacfic waters of southern British...

Cruising in the Pacfic waters of southern British Columbia.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By HarbourBoy
Thanks for the information, sailingdog, i...

Thanks for the information,

sailingdog, i looked up pb blaster and it seems like it's only available for purchase in the U.S.A. and I'm in Canada unfortunately. I'll try to find some similar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By HarbourBoy
Question steering cables

Hi there

In the process of replacing the steering cables on my Bayfield 29 I discovered that the eyebolts used for tensioning the cables seem to be corroded to the quadrant. I can back off the...
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