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Search: Posts Made By: i_amcdn
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Replace springs on outboard lifting bracket??

Haul out done. Motor lift bracket is removed. I will spend the winter looking for best deal on a Garelick or equal.
There were 4 bolts holding the old one. The top two I could access nuts as they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: VC 17 or SR 21

Last spring while we were still on the hard, I asked some Hunter guys what they were going to use. VC17 was the answer 3 out of 4.

"oh that's good" says I...."you only have to do it every 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

This will be my 3rd winter. Last year mast came down as I had to fix lights and the windex. This year it is staying up. Boom comes off and goes below as do all ropes except halyards. I will run a 2x4...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,707
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

IMHO, using forgone taxes to subsidize what are in fact non-essential luxuries is morally wrong.

Deducting interest on your true first roof over your head is one thing. Extending that largess to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By i_amcdn
West System Resin over Varathane?

I have some left over resin and no boat projects.

I do have house projects though, one of them being to improve on the finish of a table. I have done 5 coats of Varathane, sanding between each...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Beware of Sommelier Pirates

Hmmmm...did not know that CBC filtered by country IP...

Try this link and forward to the 8.00 mark

Episode 21x07 Episode 7 - This Hour Has 22 Minutes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By i_amcdn
Cool Beware of Sommelier Pirates

Sometimes we just need a little bit of "And now for something completely different"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 13,906
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Just don't jump in while in the marina. I just don't trust dock wiring.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

I had to replace the PO furling was green and moldy and difficult to wrap. I went down in size to the next smaller diameter. As mentioned above, smaller lines can be harder on hands but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Winterizing Questions?

attachment sums it up
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 11,473
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

Don't you Yanks get to play the "mortgage interest deductibility' scam on boats as well as your 2nd and 3rd homes / cottage / ski chalets?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,927
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

Grow pot and dehydrate it using five Ron Popeil Food Dehydrators.
Bloody mob and gangstas are cutting into sales.
Legalize NOW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: What do you stow after sailing? After the season?

During sailing season as we pull back into marina jib sheets are coiled on winches, mainsheet coiled and hung from boom, furling line coiled and hung on life line. Outboard is lifted out of water....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 11,473
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I have sailed since '95 when I tipped the club's Albacore into the Ottawa River in May as part of my dinghy lessons. By "club" I mean a co-op where we all raked the lawns in the spring, cleaned and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

We use our Bose Soundlink Mini, Bluetoothed to my Acer tablet to play tunes stored.
we sit it just under the sliding hatch which protects it from spray and amplifies the sound a bit. That sound is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

Interesting unfairness in municipal noise rules is evident here in Toronto where there are many cruise / party boats that cater to companies and groups willing to shell out the $40-50 per person to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Broken Outboard Mount

I second Honda 4S 8HP sits on a bracket that is designed for a 2 stroke. It is a bitch to lift it up....the springs add no ummmph to the lifting process and I have to be careful when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Rudder post leaks into cockpit

If it is the tube leaking and you have access to it you can try what I did with a similar tube that drains my cockpit.
I got a can of the aerosol rubberized spray that is used to seal leaking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Cheap boating gear. Too good to be true?

Nobody ever outsourced for better quality.

My wife sells Burberry coats here in Toronto. Only the very high end Burberry's are made in England, the rest being from Indonesia, et al and there is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,335
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Just curious...why the wooden riser part instead of attached the vent directly on the deck?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Edel 665 halyard winch handle


Are you still around and still looking? I found mine again. Only difference is yellow handle.

Ping me if you are interested.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: I'm topside painting obsessed: Before & After

What about that trick of sprinkling coarse salt on the wet paint before it sets up. Once dry you hose off salt and it leaves a non-skid surface?

I am not sure about when you sprinkle...too soon ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By i_amcdn
Simple Electrical needs = what is best battery?

I have a 22' EDEL without shore power plug. When we need to run power for tools or fans I use a 30AMP Marinco with an adapter. At this point I have no plans to install shore power.

12V Electrical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: canvas stitching

I took my sail cover to one of those sewing places in the mall that mainly do business hemming new pants or skirts. They have the industrial sewing machines.
I did not tell them to use polyester...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Virgin Islands Sailing School

In March '95 I did my Intermediate in the BVI's via two schools here in Canada who ran a joint winter program together. (Toronto's Humber School of Sailing and Ottawa Sailing School). Advantage...
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