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Old 04-10-2016, 15:08   #1
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Hello All

Having recentlly found myself with some "time off" from work I decided to take the opportunity join the sailing world, and now find myself partnered up with a 1975 Hullmaster 27.

I managed a successful 2-day trip from Victoria to bring her to her new slip. And now I have to familiarise myself with how everything operates (or doesn't as the case may be), before venturing out to explore the BC coast.

The lockers are all full of "stuff" the previous owner left - and I mean FULL. So today I've been playing the "what is it? and do I need to keep it?" game, as I go through all the lockers one by one. I even unearthed a couple of lifejackets dated 1972! And there's still a few things I just don't know what they are for.

I'm sure I'll have lots of clueless questions for you guys in the future - but for now just checking in to say Hi!
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Congrats and welcome to the forum.Enjoy the magic.
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I managed a successful 2-day trip from Victoria to bring her to her new slip. And now I have to familiarise myself with how everything operates (or doesn't as the case may be), before venturing out to explore the BC coast.
Hi, yourself!

I just moved our boat up from SF Bay to Maple Bay Marina. We went Victoria to Sidney then to Maple Bay.

Where are you located?

Congratulations on your new boat. We've had ours for 18 years now.

Looking forward, as you are, to exploring. Spent the night on the hook at Genoa Bay last Saturday.
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Good plan. Empty out every place you can find, Trash the moldy useless stuff. Clean it up. Also look beneath/behind and get to know your boat. Seacock locations etc. You find some weird locations for things sometimes. On one boat I found a great sextant in a wooden box shoved way back behind the curved settee back.
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On one boat I found a great sextant in a wooden box shoved way back behind the curved settee back.
OMG I just remembered where I left Grandpa's sextant.
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I just moved our boat up from SF Bay to Maple Bay Marina. We went Victoria to Sidney then to Maple Bay.

Where are you located?
We're practically neighbours then - I'm over in Cowichan Bay.
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Welcome aboard CF KelKara,

and, glad to hear you're having "too much fun" investigating your new boat. May she bring you more pleasure than pain! ;-)

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Welcome. We're in Blaine, WA. If you turn southeast and wiggle your mast I'll probably see you. Welcome!

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Day 2 ...

My volt-meter wasn't working, so I opened up the electrical panel to see if there was a bad connection - spaghetti-tastic!

Most of today was spent disconnecting all the wires, then connecting them up again. I was a bit constrained by the length of the wires, but by routing them sensibly, removing some wires that didn't go anywhere, and a little bit of electrical tape, and it looks a whole lot better.

And yes it was a loose connection on my voltmeter - it works now.
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Day 2 ...

My volt-meter wasn't working, so I opened up the electrical panel to see if there was a bad connection - spaghetti-tastic!

Most of today was spent disconnecting all the wires, then connecting them up again. I was a bit constrained by the length of the wires, but by routing them sensibly, removing some wires that didn't go anywhere, and a little bit of electrical tape, and it looks a whole lot better.

And yes it was a loose connection on my voltmeter - it works now.
We live in Cowichan Bay, pass by you on our way to our boat.

Can you say: "Wire ties?" Much better than tape.
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