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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By TintedChrome
Not right now, no :D She's bare as can be.. ...

Not right now, no :D She's bare as can be..

Although that will change as I bring stuff aboard that I think I'll need.. And I'll make sure to keep them away from that compass. Thanks for the heads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By TintedChrome
Great, that's what I thought.. thanks mitiempo! ...

Great, that's what I thought.. thanks mitiempo!

This is probably a stupid question, but an iron keel won't affect it right? It's the only ferrous material on the boat, but it's a big honkin'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By TintedChrome
I managed to snag a "used"-but-new-in-box 101 and...

I managed to snag a "used"-but-new-in-box 101 and I couldn't be happier. Being able to see the heading from the other side of the bulkhead inside the cabin is a big plus for me.

Question for you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,373
Posted By TintedChrome
I hear ya.. I had a somewhat educated budget in...

I hear ya.. I had a somewhat educated budget in mind for my refit. Then, as per industry standard, I doubled it.

So far, since the weather's too cold to do any real work on the boat, I've spent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,745
Posted By TintedChrome
That's probably the best advice I've seen on the...

That's probably the best advice I've seen on the subject to date, and the mentality I went with purchasing the current boat.. 24 feet will get me around the lake, and if I feel adventurous up the St....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,421
Posted By TintedChrome
Mine are in the garage, sailbags hanging from the...

Mine are in the garage, sailbags hanging from the center of the rafters from the pull cords to stop mice from getting in. The cold and relatively brief amount of time they stay folded won't hurt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By TintedChrome
Don't get me wrong - I go off on...

Don't get me wrong - I go off on "I-might-as-well-since-I-have-the-tools-out" tangents all the time. Sometimes you don't really know where a project fits in until you start another, or what seemed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By TintedChrome
I'm in the process of restoring a project boat...

I'm in the process of restoring a project boat and agree with catamount -

When I initially got the boat I had a massive list of "to-do's".. Seemed overwhelming until I broke it down into two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Posted By TintedChrome
For those of you heading to, or in France you...

For those of you heading to, or in France you can't go wrong with most of the coast of Brittany if you're into celtic-style landscapes.. Rich Druid history too. It's my all-time favourite place - but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By TintedChrome
It's one of those things that in theory is easy -...

It's one of those things that in theory is easy - take out bulkhead; create template; cut out new bulkhead; tab in place.

In practice however, accessibility to the tabbing, and cabinetry...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,775
Posted By TintedChrome
All told I paid $1k canadian for my boat - 24...

All told I paid $1k canadian for my boat - 24 foot Northstar Farr 727. Then another grand for transport/winter storage back to TO. I wanted something to ease me back into sailing, but still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,028
Posted By TintedChrome
Putting a fan on the front of your sailboat?...

Putting a fan on the front of your sailboat? Don't think it's been discussed here before.. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,946
Posted By TintedChrome
I'm 5'11, and my boat has 5' of headroom.....

I'm 5'11, and my boat has 5' of headroom.. sitting is fine.. quick trip to get something from the main cabin is ok, but I can't imagine cooking or washing up for extended periods like that. Not sure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By TintedChrome
Reminds me of the Outdoor and Cottage Country...

Reminds me of the Outdoor and Cottage Country show here in Toronto a couple of months back (I went for the tools exhibits annexed to the show)..

There was one, count-em, one sailboat vendor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,946
Posted By TintedChrome
I bought my boat full well knowing it wasn't...

I bought my boat full well knowing it wasn't going to be my last.. It's just not going to be up to snuff for the extended cruising I have planned. A 30 year old, 24 foot IOR boat just won't make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,824
Posted By TintedChrome
As long as we're owning up to doing dumb stuff......

As long as we're owning up to doing dumb stuff...

Ever try to take apart a suspension on a car without using a spring compressor? Lots of energy in those bastards.. this particular one shot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,824
Posted By TintedChrome
Hey Quinn - just remember there's always somebody...

Hey Quinn - just remember there's always somebody smarter, richer, prettier... and stupider than yourself ;) At least you're not this guy:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By TintedChrome
Thanks for the advice guys! That's exactly what I...

Thanks for the advice guys! That's exactly what I was looking for! Once again, you guys rock!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By TintedChrome
Ground tackle recommendations for 24 footer?

Ok, so as part of the fitting out for the boat it's going to need some ground tackle - it didn't come with any.. When it comes to anchors I'm clueless as to what type/size best benefits this boat..
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By TintedChrome
I remember doing this with my entire watch...

I remember doing this with my entire watch collection one month about a year back, and having my friend who's just as much of a watch fanatic do the same thing with his..

End result, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,730
Posted By TintedChrome
True, but I think what it comes down to is the...

True, but I think what it comes down to is the possible consequences of relying on GPS.. if you rely on GPS for navigation, and it fails you, you end up on the rocks/sunk/dead.. If you rely on GPS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,730
Posted By TintedChrome
Cool.. thanks for the info guys! Looks like both...

Cool.. thanks for the info guys! Looks like both is the way to go..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,730
Posted By TintedChrome
Paddle-wheel vs GPS knot meters

In an effort to close off through-hulls on my boat and reduce them down to just one, I've been looking at gps-based knot meters like the Velocitek ProStart.. I understand this gives me SOG, as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,864
Posted By TintedChrome
My club membership fees, mooring,...

My club membership fees, mooring, haul-ins/haul-outs, cradle storage, and winter storage come to ~2100/yr. The mooring by itself is 390/yr

That'll drop to 1600/yr two years from now when the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,864
Posted By TintedChrome
If I was looking at the boat from a cost/use...

If I was looking at the boat from a cost/use ratio (even if you use it a couple of times a week), or based my decision purely on the financial aspect I never would've bought it in the first place.
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