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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By Keldee
Tips for night sailing, solo or not:- Know your...

Tips for night sailing, solo or not:-
Know your boat VERY well ,well enough to find things automatically,everything is different in the dark.
Make sure you have a secure place for your dinghy,one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 9,210
Posted By Keldee
Another good reason for a lifejacket in bright...

Another good reason for a lifejacket in bright colours is so that you easily see the dog when he/she falls over board.
We had a terrier with us on board for many years and he onlywanted to be with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By Keldee
Barnacle Anchor

Have just read in Practical Sailor about an aluminum Barnacle anchor that lost it's fluke during a squall. I have never heard of these anchors. Does anyone have experience,good or bad, with them?
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-22-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 19,616
Posted By Keldee
Only just spotted this thread ,havn't been...

Only just spotted this thread ,havn't been looking at the site 'til now.
After taking Power Squadron basic boating bought our Tartan 27 in 1994 (neither of us ever having sailed before) the previous...
Forum: Lake Huron   10-22-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Keldee
Scottbr, perhaps zboss meant Perch Bay but the...

Scottbr, perhaps zboss meant Perch Bay but the anchorage is at the entrance to Perch behind some islands.I cannot imagine humping a canoe(only as a nightmare!!) over that ridge.We have several times...
Forum: Lake Huron   10-21-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Keldee
The first photo is McTavish Island the second in...

The first photo is McTavish Island the second in Perch Bay on the north side behind Hotham Island. This was the first time we had been to the Pool for 5 years and it was weedy but the anchor set...
Forum: Lake Huron   10-20-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Keldee
Wow!! I did it without realising what I had...

Wow!! I did it without realising what I had done.Am I ever impressed with myself! How pathetic!?
Forum: Lake Huron   10-20-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Keldee
North Channel

The summer was short for me as after a night and day with high SW winds anchored in Fox Harbour I foolishly decided I could break out the anchor myself ! The result? A compressed fracture of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,285
Posted By Keldee
The only trouble with VC-17 is nothing else will...

The only trouble with VC-17 is nothing else will go over it so if you want to change any time it has to be completely stripped off.This is what we had to do when we wanted to go in warmer water as VC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Keldee
My heart goes out to you.I dont know how I would...

My heart goes out to you.I dont know how I would be!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,085
Posted By Keldee
My husband uses Brasso metal polish once a year...

My husband uses Brasso metal polish once a year on our old ports,works well and is cheap and does the brass too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,891
Posted By Keldee
Yes ,etiquette says anchor similarily to other...

Yes ,etiquette says anchor similarily to other boats. I have been in an anchorage where other boats who were there first were using a Bahamian moor and a newcommer anchored using only one anchor...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-06-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 2,971
Posted By Keldee
Here is another that agrees with you...

Here is another that agrees with you magnusmurphy!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,427
Posted By Keldee
What bubb2 said was what I was trying to say only...

What bubb2 said was what I was trying to say only he did it better.
Good lad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,427
Posted By Keldee
Why would anyone try filling them before they...

Why would anyone try filling them before they have cooled.I am sorry Sailingdog but Origo is not THAT slow I have happily cooked with it for 2 years 24/7. When we were stuck at Chub Key for 2 weeks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,891
Posted By Keldee
You can only get expierinece setting 2 anchors by...

You can only get expierinece setting 2 anchors by doing it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,891
Posted By Keldee
If you know that you are anchored in a tidal area...

If you know that you are anchored in a tidal area with the current flow switching the most sensible thing to do is use the bahamian anchoring system.Works for us
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,427
Posted By Keldee
Another good point about Origo stoves : there is...

Another good point about Origo stoves : there is no "installation" no finding a safe place to put a propane tank.Just buy the darn thing and put it in place and remember to check whether it needs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,427
Posted By Keldee
Just to add another voice to praise the ORIGO non...

Just to add another voice to praise the ORIGO non pressured alchohol cooking device. It is quiet efficient non messy and unless you are an absolute idiot( e.g.no curtains above the stove) also very...
Forum: Provisioning   03-02-2010
Replies: 109
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Views: 16,727
Posted By Keldee
Wow! You really are hard on your coffee press.We...

Wow! You really are hard on your coffee press.We are stll on the same one after more than 10 years and 2 years of that was full time aboard from Canada to the Keys and back then to the Bahamas and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,593
Posted By Keldee
Dont forget, after you have repaired the coring,...

Dont forget, after you have repaired the coring, to correctly bond the hardware fittings to prevent leaks from seeping into the new coring and also able to withstand compression loads exerted by the...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-30-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,930
Posted By Keldee
As far as I am concerned calling your better...

As far as I am concerned calling your better half"the wife " does not bode well for a partnership in living aboard together.The only way this works is if BOTH of you want it.
Wanderingstar has it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By Keldee
Cant help you with how much a 40 footer would...

Cant help you with how much a 40 footer would cost as we only cruised full time for 2 years in a 27 footer.As to how much you need ,the simple answer is however much you have.It cost us about $18000...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By Keldee
best place to cross is from Angelfish Creek leave...

best place to cross is from Angelfish Creek leave at pre dawn and head for Bimini and be there by mid afternoon.Loved being able to stand at the bow shout "land-ho".Always wanted to do that ,great...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-28-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,619
Posted By Keldee
We had a small (20lb) terrier mix mutt who lived...

We had a small (20lb) terrier mix mutt who lived and travelled with us for 2 years on a 27 ft boat.He hated the water but was quite happy as long as we were with him.He needed a life jacket not just...
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