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Search: Posts Made By: rikhall
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By rikhall
Re: What is your favorite sailing Novel?

Well - I was going to add a bunch to the list, but my wife (the author of 25 books) said if I didn't list her latest one I was sleeping out in the car tonight!

Night Watch: An Em Ridge Mystery -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By rikhall
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

This is from the news article:

"As of Tuesday afternoon, no charges had been filed."

But, I bet there will be :)

Rik
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By rikhall
Re: Is there an in and out for the coolant hoses to water heater?

OK - if my reading is correct - you want to know which of the two hoses connected to the engine is in and which is out.

If so, have someone hold or watch those two hoses carefully and start the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By rikhall
Re: Purchasing a boat in Maryland

We are Canadian, we bought our boat in Edgewater MD and sailed her home.

Everyone we dealt with was wonderful.

If we can help with anything - send me a message.

Cheers

Rik
Forum: Apps & Authors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

Thanks Ron.

Linda is working on #2. Wait til you meet that bad guy - lol

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,399
Posted By rikhall
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

Sometimes a fun day (or two of sailing) on the coast of Maine is pea soup fog - I do want to be able to see and touch everything in my little electronics yard sale.

Shalom

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,399
Posted By rikhall
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

For me, the bottom lines is "Where you can see it and reach it!"

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kmrCv2JjBtI/U7YF06r5SoI/AAAAAAAAEbk/4vpY75NgXe0/s1024/IMG_0446.JPG

Where you can see may vary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By rikhall
Re: mainsail cover

Take a look at the SailRite website (http://www.sailrite.com/Mainsail-Cover-Kits#!Mainsail-Cover-Kits)- they sell both kits and ready-made sail covers. My buddy got one and the quality was great....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By rikhall
Re: Cuba

Funny statement :)

We were down there the last two winters and they take payment in money just like anybody else. All you have to do is use currency they accept.

My wife and my sister.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By rikhall
Re: Boat buying book

Here are a few ideas as well:


Practical Sailor's Boat Guide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By rikhall
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Down

We sail your area every summer - NE Hrbr is well protected - great spot. We are from New Brunswick (East up the coast) and ours in on the hard all covered up. We'll look for you next summer....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,616
Posted By rikhall
Re: Best aft master berth on under 50' boat?

Budget minded - look at an Irwin 38 Mark II

This is NOT my boat. I have nothing to do with here - this is just an example:

Irwin 38 Mark II...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,413
Posted By rikhall
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I too am a certified diver. I carry a 40, BC, regs, - the full stuff. Have done so for the last 15 summers. Never used it even once.

BUT _ I have on numerous occasions donned the wet suit, fins,...
Forum: Apps & Authors 12-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

I have not been on for a while - Thanks so much for the kind words - Linda will be really happy.

Best of the Season to you all!!!

Rik
Forum: Apps & Authors 11-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

I'm kind of proud of my wife - the author.

Night Watch is being reviewed by Cruising World.

Good reviews on Amazon as well.

Thanks for letting me be proud!

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,094
Posted By rikhall
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

There are three kinds of members answering here - those who can count and those who cannot.

Sundowners
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-30-2014
Replies: 525
Views: 124,604
Posted By rikhall
Re: Recommended Reading

Can't remember if I answered this or not????

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: Nigel Calder
Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat: Dan Spurr
and
This Old Boat: Don Casey

In...
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-30-2014
Replies: 525
Views: 124,604
Posted By rikhall
Re: Recommended Reading

Funny Titus - I had fun with Bob's book - ya just have to read it with your tongue in your cheek.

Rik
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-27-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By rikhall
Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

Warning - Blatant Self promotion

My wife in as author and has just brought out her twentieth mystery Night Watch

Here's the blurb:

Desolate Maine shores... Murder... And peace slipping away...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By rikhall
Re: 1984 - Irwin 38 center cockpit

There is a very active Irwin FB page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/125214284225649/) and you will probably get a quick answer there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By rikhall
Re: Smartphone wind speed

The Beerfort Scale

Force 0: Sails hanging limp. Tiller tends itself.

Force 1: Beginning pressure on sails. If sheet is eased out, the tiller still tends itself.

Force 2: Sails flapping in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By rikhall
Re: Finding the right Instrument

Something like this??? (http://www.weathershack.com/product/speedtech-instruments-sm-19.html)

Or make one like this:

http://www.marine.usf.edu/girlscamp/yearbook/images/scan47.jpeg

Rik
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By rikhall
Re: Moving up - How do you know it's the right time?

1 - A Tanzer 22 - we loved it, did everything we could to make it the perfect boat. She was the one! We happiuly sailed her for five years. Then we spent ten days in a row on her and put her up for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By rikhall
Re: Sailing opportunities near Rockport ME.

For the past 14 years we have sailed down to that area from New Brunswick Canada. It is our favourite area. This year the trip was 36 days. :)

Camden Yacht Club? - try to hook up
Schooners out of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By rikhall
Re: old sailor new to internet

Welcome. We lived in Castlegar for 11 years - now in New Brunswick.

Rik and Linda
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