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Forum: Great Lakes Yesterday, 19:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Transiting a canal with the mast on deck

I concur on Trent Severn. Sail into the NORTH CHANNEL and around the top of Lake Huron & down into Georgian Bay. At the foot of the Bay is the Trent Severn waterway. Make sure on your depth (don't...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 26-05-2015, 16:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Kobra 2 Anchor - any comments?

OH BOY! Another anchor war!


We have ROCNA 54Kg as primary. 54# Bruce as secondary. We carry 6 anchors - all different. 35 Danforth up to 180# put-together Fisherman's
Forum: Navigation 26-05-2015, 16:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Feedback from someone who has done NYC to Detroit

Just curious. Perhaps you had a particular boat in mind, otherwise, did you look around the Great Lakes? Torresens in Muskegon for one, has a pile of used boats in the broker lot. Many more listed...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 26-05-2015, 16:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Maggi Chain now in the USA!

This is new to me. Followed the link. Hard to navigate site. Couldn't find my chain. The catalog was in Italian. Maybe they will get it straightened out. I use Campbell-Hausfield and other...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-05-2015, 15:58
Replies: 88
Views: 3,918
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Question - I know this will blow up!

Antenna is 80 feet up. The lake is 60 to 70 wide at Muskegon. I register commercial vessels in Milwaukee form about 5 miles off-shore. Class B comfortably at 20 depending on the other guy's...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-05-2015, 19:16
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Holed in the USA now for sale in canada

No such restrictions I know of. Ours was damaged & holed in IVAN (Ft Lauderdale). Did not sink. You would be hard pressed to find any record. We trucked to Michigan & have been re-fitting/sailing...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-05-2015, 18:55
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Standard Horizon RAM Mic

You should be able to get a pin-out diagram from SH. You might even find it on line.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-05-2015, 18:51
Replies: 27
Views: 2,063
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Climbing the mast on the spinnaker halyard?

Agree, You can climb on any halyard but always double-up in case of mechanical failure. At least one line should be a top exiting main or jib. We also insist the shackle release is duct-taped to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-05-2015, 18:07
Replies: 88
Views: 3,918
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Question - I know this will blow up!

Bill,
Totally correct. Depending on how & where you sail, AIS is a great tool.

AIS (active) does pretty well require the big guys to "see" you. You paste a target as large as any other boat...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 17:04
Replies: 53
Views: 4,694
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Lightning Dissipator -- Any Good?

"Step on a crack & break your mother's back"

"Lightning never strikes twice" HMMMMMmmmmmm We seem to get it right in the lighting dissipater about every 1.5 years.

The generally accepted...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-05-2015, 19:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,945
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Anyone near Miami? This boat.

All good point made by others. It looks nice in the photos - they have to be really bad for the pictures to show it.


Serious questions on the balsa core or other embedded items. This can cost...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 24-05-2015, 18:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: NEW USCG Documentation fee?

HMMMMMMM why should non-boaters fund NOAA mapping? Why should I fund colleges? This premise doesn't cut it unless you are willing to end ALL government stipends/subsidies for everything.

The...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-05-2015, 18:14
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: My boat has developed a list to Port

We are so heavy the thing doesn't move when we step aboard. All the noted suggestions would have no effect on us. 280 gallons of water in the stbd tanks makes a difference.

My fist thought...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-05-2015, 18:07
Replies: 88
Views: 3,918
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Question - I know this will blow up!

True. Our AIS gives us extra data if its available (Vesper Marine). It may tell specifics such as length, beam, Antenna placement, vessel name, MMSI and lots more - - - or not much.
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-05-2015, 18:03
Replies: 88
Views: 3,918
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Question - I know this will blow up!

Mike,
If you do the St Mary's again, take note at marker 9A just north of Detour Village. We were running the slot west of 9A and went aground on rock where our plotter & two charts showed 9-12...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-05-2015, 17:50
Replies: 88
Views: 3,918
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Question - I know this will blow up!

ZEE,
Consider broadband if you get ready to replace. The range is shorter but the resolution is pretty good. We see birds fly-by in the fog and a person's head can be picked out against flat...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-05-2015, 16:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Roller furling sail choice?

This is correct - recipe for a tangle. We are cutter rigged ketch so lots of options. We have hard flat 135% for the #1 genoa - high cut so that the cars do not need to be moved as we ease to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-05-2015, 15:32
Replies: 88
Views: 3,918
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Question - I know this will blow up!

We have both AIS & Broadband Radar. We avoided 5 near misses last summer cruising west from the St Mary's River toward Mackinaw. We were about 2 miles out when heavy fog set in. The real...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-05-2015, 15:11
Replies: 73
Views: 4,759
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Tossing the wind vane

72,000 # = 36 tons. We start with 7000 # of fuel & water. Boat is old school built in 1983, 1-1/2 inch glass hull below water. The main mast is 2000 # with 3/4" stays.

Other problems related to...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-05-2015, 19:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fishing Boat with no Lights in the night

Happens here in daylight & fog. No lights, chimes, fog signals, AIS & sometimes on auto pilot with no watch. Glad to have the dual 180 db air horns & radar. (Great Lakes)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-05-2015, 19:04
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Epoxy brand for storing aboard

The only epoxy I use now is Epoxy :*Epoxy Resins and Hardeners (http://www.uscomposites.com/epoxy.html) 635 THIN resin. (2:1) It comes in plastic kits of various sizes. Slow cure, great...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-05-2015, 18:30
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: RAYMARINE 60+ replacement?

60+ is 5-wire & ground with a molded plug. I was hoping to learn that they might have made the latest stuff backwards compatible with the old wire & plug.
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-05-2015, 08:52
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Nicholson58
RAYMARINE 60+ replacement?

We've been lightning struck - 2nd time. All of our Raymarine 60+ mast top instruments are gone. They are no longer supported. I hate to take down our 80 foot mast just to pull a new wire.
...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-05-2015, 08:45
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Cap and scupper for toe rail

scuppers - Marine Parts Depot

For a wood cap - ours is 4-1/2 wide & 1" thick - I had to cut the curve from wide boards & overlap join the ends. Look around the marina for examples. I happend...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-05-2015, 08:39
Replies: 81
Views: 2,188
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuel Filtration Systems

Look into a bypass filter system. After main pump failure last summer, We are adding FRANZ filters to the sumps on the main engine & generator as well as for the fuel system. These are used on over...
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