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Forum: Our Community Today, 17:31
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Progressive Lenses on Deck?

Read many of the comments, and they mostly make sense, but this may be one area where my point of view (ha ha) is exceptional, so.


I know whereof I speak: my prescription for myopia is -13...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help Today, 17:15
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: 'REPLIES" SERVER HAS THE FLU?

An error like "IP address could not be found" sounds like a DNS (domain name system) problem - which means its part of a world-wide distributed system.


But if you're the only one seeing it, it's...
Forum: Great Lakes Yesterday, 04:18
Replies: 41
Views: 1,679
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Boating up the St Lawrence - currents/horsepower required?

Actually they asked you if you need 15 or 30 Amp service - shore power in North America is all 120 V.
Forum: Great Lakes 21-10-2018, 14:05
Replies: 41
Views: 1,679
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Boating up the St Lawrence - currents/horsepower required?

I’m in Collins Bay and this is a pretty good summary, but I’ll add that the owners are great people and go out of their way to make things work for everyone.

Re the Rideau Canal; there’s no “if”...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 21-10-2018, 13:38
Replies: 36
Views: 1,762
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Prudent or Push it?

Also understand that small craft advisories aren't as relevant to sailboats. If I stayed in port whenever there was an advisory in effect I wouldn't do nearly as much sailing.
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 21-10-2018, 08:11
Replies: 36
Views: 1,762
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Prudent or Push it?

And FWIW my impression this season was that winds were commonly 5 to 10 knots more that forecast, so if there’s a forecast for 20 knots I’m going to think twice about going out.
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 21-10-2018, 08:07
Replies: 36
Views: 1,762
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Prudent or Push it?

For us and our pretty typical 35’ Great Lakes cruising boat:

I really like about 15 knot winds, not sure what wave height we typically see but a few coming over the bow don’t bother us.

20 knot...
Forum: Great Lakes 21-10-2018, 04:22
Replies: 41
Views: 1,679
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Boating up the St Lawrence - currents/horsepower required?

Yes, there’s this thing called the St. Lawrence Seaway - their website would be a good starting place.

Seaway System - Recreational Boating...
Forum: Great Lakes 21-10-2018, 04:05
Replies: 41
Views: 1,679
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Boating up the St Lawrence - currents/horsepower required?

Shouldn’t be a problem - lots of small boats do it. I have a 35’ monohull with a 30 hp diesel and wouldn’t worry about it.

People with actual experience will probably chime in with more detail.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20-10-2018, 16:38
Replies: 3,610
Views: 598,665
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: The New Joke Thread

Okay, since we're being silly, that (the word "knot", used in many nautical puns) reminded me of stuff that you might hear on the radio.


Actually heard, two boats from our marina:

...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20-10-2018, 16:08
Replies: 3,610
Views: 598,665
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: The New Joke Thread

As we used to say: "Fore yeers ago i coudent even spel engineer, now i r one."
Forum: Meets & Greets 18-10-2018, 15:26
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Still thinking in Delaware...

Well, since no one else has replied I will - welcome aboard. Answers and support are what it’s all about, so keep them coming.

(Another engineering type, myself on the “wrong side” of 60).
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-10-2018, 15:12
Replies: 82
Views: 10,391
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Diesel Engines Love & Hate List Features and Problems

Nanni 3.30 (Kubota base engine)

- Reliable so far (would hope so, it has under 200 hours on it)
- Attached oil pumpout sure simplifies things
- Parts you need access to are generally accessible...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 10-10-2018, 16:18
Replies: 52
Views: 4,106
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Hit and run, hard impact

Warning - Off Topic



Blast from the past - I just figured out where Howe Sound is. (I assumed it was on the island but have now corrected myself.) But that brings up another issue:

...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 10-10-2018, 15:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Second language for kids

In particular re Ann’s first point, our daughter grew up bilingual French-English, and has since had no trouble picking up other Latin languages to the extent required for her travels. And my own...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 08-10-2018, 14:29
Replies: 52
Views: 4,106
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Hit and run, hard impact

Mr. C - I was looking through your previous posts about people messing with your anchor, and the ideas around a DIY mooring. There’s a theme here.

For whatever reason it sure looks like you’re...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-10-2018, 16:59
Replies: 274
Views: 23,175
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Horrible Guests, Terrible Crew

No, I take it back. Read my own comment and thought back to some experiences with people who had sailing experience but with whom we had serious incompatibilities.


So, nope, if we don't already...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-10-2018, 16:56
Replies: 274
Views: 23,175
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Horrible Guests, Terrible Crew

I skipped a few pages, so apologize if I'm repeating, but the subject resonates so wanted to comment.


In our lower key context (week long coastal cruising kind of stuff) we hit some serious...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-09-2018, 05:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Stuffing box packing - When to replace?

Thanks for the feedback, all.

There’s no indication of any damage and it doesn’t run hot, just getting to be a nuisance to adjust. Since I’m hauling the boat for the winter next week, I think...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-09-2018, 17:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Stuffing box packing - When to replace?

Ahh, yes, but if I have adjustment left - just keep cranking it down or is there something else I should be looking for? Thanks for the input.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-09-2018, 17:00
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Stuffing box packing - When to replace?

I seem to be obsessed by the stuffing box, maybe because it's the one thing on the boat I thought I understood. :redface:


So, how do you know when it's time to replace the packing? Is it just...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27-09-2018, 16:45
Replies: 3,610
Views: 598,665
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: The New Joke Thread

Sorry for being late to the party; I just caught up.


The double spacing is an age thing. When I learned to type (not keyboard) about 45 years ago we were taught to do that to make it more...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-09-2018, 15:27
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: New to me Mirage 26

FYI there is a Mirage owners’ group on Yahoo at:...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-09-2018, 10:41
Replies: 43
Views: 4,509
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: did my anchor slip? GPS attached

You say winds were light, and between that and what I see on the tracks, it looks to me like the boat was just drifting pretty aimlessly around the anchor. My experience is that dragging will show...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-09-2018, 05:40
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By AnglaisInHull
Re: Transferring data from GPS II and GPS162 to Homeport

I hope others with better knowledge will chime in, but I dealt with a similar problem.

iNavX on my iPad uses either .gpx or .kml format while my old chart plotter uses .xml in probably a custom...
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