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Search: Posts Made By: alanporter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,293
Posted By alanporter
Re: How do these seacocks look?

Those are NOT seacocks. They are gatevalves that have no place on a boat. Get seacocks fitted or give up boating.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 8,253
Posted By alanporter
Re: anchorage etiquette

I was a guest on a friend's boat in a quiet anchorage, when another boat came in, anchored nearby, then proceeded to rev up a portable generator, put it into his dinghy, and push it away from his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,269
Posted By alanporter
Yes, you are crazy. Check in to the local...

Yes, you are crazy. Check in to the local lunatric asuylum.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,713
Posted By alanporter
You can get it at a veterinary supply place, or...

You can get it at a veterinary supply place, or ask your doctor for a prescription for tetracycline capsules and pull them apart to empty the powder. That's what I did.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,713
Posted By alanporter
I don't know about capsicum but a few years ago I...

I don't know about capsicum but a few years ago I painted my rudder with ordinary bottom paint on one side and I added tetracycline powder (antibiotic) to the paint on the other side. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,008
Posted By alanporter
A GPS should simply confirm what you already know.

A GPS should simply confirm what you already know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By alanporter
After reading your tale of woe, it's easy to tell...

After reading your tale of woe, it's easy to tell you are English ! No one else talks like that ! Cheers, Mate !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5,604
Posted By alanporter
If the float home is unoccupied tie up to it. It...

If the float home is unoccupied tie up to it. It will save you putting uour ground tckle down.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By alanporter
With a center cockpit you are IN the boat rather...

With a center cockpit you are IN the boat rather than ON it. My choice every time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By alanporter
Wooden mast question

:confused: Does anyone know why the top part of wooden masts are painted white, while the rest is just natural varnished wood ? The question has bugged me for years and no one has ever been able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,097
Posted By alanporter
I live within sight of Ogden Point breakwater...

I live within sight of Ogden Point breakwater and I have never seen spray going up 40 feet. When was this supposed event precisely ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By alanporter
Silicone spray worked for me.

Silicone spray worked for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,030
Posted By alanporter
Oooops, you are correct, it was the Robertson...

Oooops, you are correct, it was the Robertson II. I have this bad habit of tapping my fingers on the keyboard before my brain goes into gear !
You have given relief to a worried old sailor.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,030
Posted By alanporter
Bluenose II

A lovely video of Bluenose II. Sad to report that this wonderful vessel has just been wrecked on a reef in the Canadian Gulf Islands. It is doubtful whether she can be saved.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By alanporter
This is the normal test sequence. When you first...

This is the normal test sequence. When you first switch on,
the horn and warning light come on for about fifteen seconds to show you that it is operational, and then it goes of. At this point you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-21-2006
Replies: 3,315
Views: 611,884
Posted By alanporter
Cruising area

Gulf Islands, Western Canada.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 2,060
Posted By alanporter
Holding Tank

Hello Scubado. You appear to have got some confusing answers. On the lake, with no overboard discharge, you do not need an anti-syphon vent. The toilet outlet can be below the tank inlet, mine is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By alanporter
New Member

Hello Old Ben Gun. Greetings from Victoria, British Columbia. I used to own an Alberg 29 when I lived in Kingston Ontario. Where are you located ? I currently own a Westerly Renown ketch built...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By alanporter
Sound signals

I have just looked at this week''s "weekly poll" and I am shocked to find that 55% of the respondents do not know the correct sound signal for an overtaking vessel. I hope that these people are just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By alanporter
Standing Rigging

Thank you for your replies to my post. I have a twenty six year old Westerly Renown ketch that has never had any of it''s standing rigging replaced. It all looks good on visual inspection, but I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By alanporter
Standing Rigging

How often should one replace the standing rigging on a cruising sailboat ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By alanporter
Most important electronic equipment

I was shocked to see in last weeks Poll that 48% sailors claimed that a GPS was the most important electronic device for cruising, while only 38% voted for the depthsounder. I wonder how many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 5,579
Posted By alanporter
What do you use to clean vinyl windows

Pledge brand furniture polish applied with paper towels will take superficial scratches
out of plastic windows.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,471
Posted By alanporter
Dry Compass!

The usual fluid inside a compass is a type of thin oil which has a low freezing point. This is not always readily available unless you have contact with a professional compass repair facility. I...
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