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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By boatpoker
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

CS27, CS 30, CS33 .... very common on Lake Ontario and by far the best built of the production boats available on the lake.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Primer For First Timers on the ICW (http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/ICW%20A%20index.htm)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,168
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, I went through the same thing one year ago. The pain never goes away but you will learn how to handle it. Hang on to your kids, they will be your greatest source of strength.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

Sorry Mike, I'm not up to speed on radio stuff as I have both operator and station licenses I've never looked into it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Need a boat surveyed in Maryland?

Wow ! what a treat to hear complimentary comments about a surveyor. If more people like you gave kudos to the good ones .... well perhaps the bad ones would just fade away.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5,219
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Purchasing a TMI30 (ticon 30) need

The Ticon 30 dpes not have a plywood core in the deck, it is balsa. The hull deck joint is a shoe box flange type joint secured with stainless steel fasteners through the toe rail.

I have serious...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,768
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

There definetly is something special about it. It is fine if treated with respect and an understanding of ventilation, grounding and ignition protection ....
otherwise I suggest you google "boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,768
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

4 minutes is the LAW in Canada and US.

Transport Canada TP1332E requires that blowers be run for at least 4 minutes before starting a gasoline engine on a boat.

United States Code of Federal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,768
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

There is nothing wrong with an Atomic, they are a great little engine. The problems stem from poor/dangerous electrical, fuel and ventilation systems. I've surveyed hundreds of boats with these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 16
  Bahamas
Views: 1,538
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Bahamas

Ocean Reef Yacht Club deep in the canal system 1.5miles west of Lucaya on Grand Bahama. The marina is full of very friendly Canadians who I'm sure would keep an eye on her for you.
Forum: Apps & Authors   03-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,198
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Yacht Question From Author

This one definition is actually quite simple, a cutter has two forestays.
A sloop has one. I'll be surprised if anyone disagrees with this .... but sailors can be crochety :)
Forum: Apps & Authors   03-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,198
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Yacht Question From Author

The coach roof is more properly termed the "trunk" or "cabin trunk".

"Companioway steps/ladder" are commonly shortened to "companionway"

Suggest you check out the "Surveyors Lexicon...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Seems Like A Great Place For A Greenhorn Like Me.

For 15k you can get a Catalina 27 or a Canadian Sailcraft 27 on the lakes, much more liveable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 10,415
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Maybe Multihull Girl will change her mind after she actually cruises the ICW and sees more and more anchorages disappear every year.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Must see places on the eastern seaboard.

A list of links (http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Cruising%20the%20Great%20Lakes,%20ICW,%20bahamas,%20Erie%20and%20New%20York%20canals.htm) for your perusal
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Lived aboard and cruised for 16 years on two boats, both of which had large (2500 & 3500watts) inverters. I never used either of them.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 6,025
Posted By boatpoker
Re: A survey is not poetry

Sorry ... Canadian, thinking in Celsius.

I have found over many years that 48hrs above zero Celsius is sufficient and I cannot afford to take chances. My thoughts on the matter are ........
Forum: Beneteau   01-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Beneteau 343 2006 Salt water intake

The throughull is held on from the inside by a hex nut. The throughull and nut are brass, the ball valve is chrome plated brass. While you are at it replace it with bronze parts, the brass is now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Next Step ?

Everyone has to work out their own path ... but my vote would be for #5.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-31-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,821
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Question. To live aboard or not? Am I in over my head?

You sound like a realistic guy with realistic expectations. It has been done, it can be done again. Go down to the harbour and talk to the local liveabords. Most will be quite happy to discuss the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 15,259
Posted By boatpoker
Re: A Buyers Guide to the Used Sailboat

How about a similar thing but with photos Marine Survey 101 (http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Marine%20Survey%20101.htm)
Forum: Diesel   11-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Yanmar loses RPM in gear

Fuel starvation probable
Low compression possible
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By boatpoker
Re: CS36 vs Morgan 38x vs Pearson 36-2/365 sloop

There may be some moist areas in the deck core but usually less than most other brands. they did have a couple of years where they had a problem with gelcoat that blistered but I have never seen any...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By boatpoker
Re: CS36 vs Morgan 38x vs Pearson 36-2/365 sloop

CS 36T's are not without a few faults but having surveyed about thirty of them, I think they may be the best built production boat on the market.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-15-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 5,851
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Warning about cruising the ICW

So everyone agrees the magenta line should not be trusted. Let me suggest that the marks are not infallible either. If we had rounded the marks in the following photos as we should have .........
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