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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   20 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Uricanejack
Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water.
Came across from SSI to Vancouver today. and experienced something new to me. Poor Visibility due to smoke. Didn't realize what it was at first. A light dusting of ash on the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,579
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: visit Cuba

I'd love to go to Cuba. lots of other Canadians do.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What would u do? (bareboat dilemma #2)

Some years ago I chartered, from a local charter company.
On one week long charter I had picked a nice boat. while we were away the engine kill switch broke. or more accurately stuck in the kill...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Astra 3 proffesional

Yes.
Where to start what do you know? Or not know? What would you like to learn?

Do you know how to check a sextant for errors and adjust it?
Which would be a good place to start.
Your sextant...
Forum: Learning to Sail   5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

+1 used to have one. great little boat, lots of fun
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 10,774
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

I cant say for sure but probably not.
For commercial certification time is recorded not miles. 1 day worked and paid on deck = 1 days sea time. even when tied up. the rules are a bit tighter now for...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   1 Week Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 10,774
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Bad news again to all intents and purpose the Marconi Sahib or Sparky went the way of the Do Do about 20 or 25 years ago.
Many became ellectronics officers. Todays merchant ships have GMDSS and the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   1 Week Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 10,774
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Hmmm. Don't know how much help this is.
Most Merchant ships do not carry any medical personnelle. Just First AID and one of the Officers ussualy the Master will have a Ship captains Medical...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Uricanejack
Provisioning, Grub

I am a reasonably competent sailor. So sailing over the horizon into new waters is not an issue. For me.
My crew on the other hand, raise serious objections to some of my trips. Food.

If we are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Oh No! What happened to CNCPHOTOALBUM.COM?

Congratulations on your new C&C. What kind?

I found CNCpohotalbum quite good source of info as a newbie C&C Owner. Not a lot of current activity. will try the face book.

There is a C&C page...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,763
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

snool has posted a good diagram.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,763
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

I watched the beginning of the video.

Paul said it already. No. You were not putting the reef in correctly.
I have not figured out exactly what you did wrong but have desribed as simply as i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,763
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

I have not watched your video yet.

One big clue is your topping lift broke.

Should not have happened. I suspect when you put your reef in you left the topping lift tight. When you hardened the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

My tips for instructing.

You donít have to be a great sailor to be a good instructor. In fact many great sailors are not good instructors.

Always encourage and try and find some positive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,103
Posted By Uricanejack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Excellent, very kind of you to post and allow others to use.
They must have taken a lot of work to prepare.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

Yes, for normal horizontal wind.

There is a circumstance associated with large cumuli nimbus cloud "thunder clouds". where the wind comes down in a rush from the center of the cloud then out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Captains License Downside

It's not worth worrying about.

I have a license, I have often sailed with friends and relatives on their boats. My policy is not to tell the skipper how to sail his own boat. Unless asked. Who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Uricanejack
Montague Bakery Boat

Does anyone remember the bakery boat in Montague?

Ever since I got back into sailing. My kids and I particularly used to enjoy a visit to Montague Harbour,
My daughter and I would row over to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Former HMCS Annapolis sinking

Well I've enjoyed diving the GB Church and HMCS Mackenzie. have not done the 737 or the ones off Nanaiamo yet.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sailing in the Gulf Islands

Nice offer.
If I see you around I might say hi
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Documentation / registration question

Bought my boat in Oregon, Kept it in Washington, Paid the 60 bucks for the decal nobody has ever mentioned tax. although I did get a registration fee request in the mail a few weeks ago.
Boats in BC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Making a living while cruising...

I guess I am a wanabeee

I work for all the usual reasons. I cruise for a few weeks each year. Retirement is still a distant horizon.

For the moment I go sailing to get away and relax. While I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Upholstery Cleaning

Thanks for the replies. mildew may be my problem. There is some damp getting in particularly wet this year on the wet coast.
I had a little bit of mildew on bulkheads which I cleaned off. tracking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By Uricanejack
Upholstery Cleaning

I find I get allergies on the boat.

Was wondering if getting the upholstery cleaned would help.
Does anyone know of a place which could do this on Vancouver Island or the lower mainland.

Or...
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