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Search: Posts Made By: i_amcdn
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Mapping depth by dinghy

I cannot find it on his site now but I do recall reading how Walker Mangum created his own charts around Anegada Island, BVI using his dinghy, a sounding line and his GPS. The GPS charting there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Raising & lowering sails

The problem I have is while motoring out from the marina a loose halyard gets wrapped around the mast light @ spreaders. What I do now is attach a bungee to the halyard shackle and run that down to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 4,404
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Keel repair - PICS

Here is mine from May 2014. I was wire brushing the old bottom paint when I notice weeping at trailing edge of keel. Poked with screwdriver and it leaked. Drilled a couple of holes along bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,504
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

Timing is 99% of everything in life.

The only cleat up front on my Edel is a centre mounted cleat about 4 ft back from the furler. If I don't tighten up the loose jib sheet as the FIRST step in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

Thank you all.
As Gilda Radner said "It's always something."
I am not dropping the mast to run a wire, drill exit holes in deck and mast, etc.
I will get a handheld and skip the battery this year....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

Well hopefully I see Larry this month when I am @ TRS for a seminar.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,406
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

Well damn as boatboy pointed out to me in another thread WM downtown is gone,
I am on the hard near Cherry and Commissioners street so WM was a 5 min drive away. With all of the construction on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

Well that sucks big time. I was "just" there when I hauled out late Oct. Larry was my go to guy for advice and I spent the bulk of my boat bucks with him. Now he will be replaced by more 650 sq ft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

I used to live in that tower. I used a push cart to take the beer cases across the street to Queens Quay Sailing for race night.

Could not stand the 24/7 noise of the Gardiner Expy right below me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By i_amcdn
Does VHF need external antenna?

I have inherited an old West Marine Zephyer VHF radio from a friend who upgraded on his Cal-27.

He has a mast antenna. I have none on my bare bones Edel 665. I don't even have a battery yet so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

I have my Android tablet loaded with MP3. Link it to my BOSE mini sound dock via Bluetooth. Tablet stays down below mostly. Speaker sits just underneath sliding hatch and acts like a speaker box. Of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

I paid $800 for my Edel 22 with cradle and Honda 8HP so I splurged on brightsides.

did the hull year 1 and the deck last year. Hull has some overlap ripples from my beginner's roll and tip effort....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Mistake #4: *Getting the Wrong Catamaran for Your Voyaging Agenda.

Also check out Zero to Cruising! (http://www.zerotocruising.com) . Go back tho their first blog entry and spend a half day reading up to now in their journey from 2008 to learn to sail, buying their...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

I have sailed many times with my friend on his 2-27. I think it is a solid boat and @ his club the racers were sad that he bought it and did not race it because it was known as a fast boat. He has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Cuba

We were in Cayo Santa Maria last Jan for a week. All of the the staff take tips either Cuban pesos or US$. The pesos were a better deal for us and represent a big deal of $ for the staff. The tour...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,589
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Original ugly beige
Half way white cockpit
Cockpit all white
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,589
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

I painted cockpit and deck with leftover white Brightsides. Existing beige was original from 1981, dirty, dusty and hairline cracks. Wiped down with acetone, sanded, wiped down again with acetone,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
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: 888
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: 1,255
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: 7,208
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: 557
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: 842
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: 842
Posted By i_amcdn
Cool Beware of Sommelier Pirates

Sometimes we just need a little bit of "And now for something completely different"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pzeODLRiRw
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 14,506
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.
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