Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-06-2021, 08:14   #61
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slovak View Post
Always up for a good story... (note my user name).
I'd really been looking for a CD25 or 27, my perfect forever sailboat... but when I saw Skoro, the first thing I thought was "my perfect almost boat" (as in almost perfect, almost forever)...

Tony said they'd always thought of her as their 'almost' boat too... then he told me her story...

Her original owner was Czech... He was in a concentration camp... Every morning, he asked the guard if the war was over yet, if they'd be released that day.... Every day the guard answered "Skoro" (which means something pretty much equivalent to "almost")

When the war ended, he emigrated to Canada... He bought a boat -- a dream, as being released had been -- and named her Skoro

...i had Czech friends till i was a teenager and moved... I knew her name sounded familiar but couldn't put my finger on why till Tony told me it's Czech... I remember them all shouting that at each other a lot whenever they were rushing and frustrated! Well, also calmer times, but they did say it a lot... Must've, if i still remember!

I miss them, hope they're well... And they made the best stew and dumplings I've still ever had, don't know if that was them or if Czech dumplings are just special!

I love how her name keeps fitting her new people, albeit in different ways

Before I even knew about her, even before trying to get that CD25 here from the US, i started organizing a plan for my sailboat... I'm a gypsyhermit, and I always knew I'd end up on a sailboat, wandering around the world cleaning beaches and tidying seas and talking to anyone who would listen about better ways to live with the planet, and why...

So now Skoro is going to be the Climate Emergency Sailboat... Because we're *almost* out of time to do enough about the climate crisis

EDIT: upon rereading, have to clarify... I am NOT changing her name... I love her name, and I respect it, regardless of how much truth may or may not be in the story (though I'll certainly look into it later)... Climate emergency sailboat is not a name, it's a job... No name-changing!!!
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:03   #62
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Boat: Mirage 27 Bob Perry Design
Posts: 8
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

If youíre in the kingston ontario area I have a 6 pad cradle that once held a Grampian 26. Itís not immaculate, but if you want it you can have it.
BMcNulty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:06   #63
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMcNulty View Post
If youíre in the kingston ontario area I have a 6 pad cradle that once held a Grampian 26. Itís not immaculate, but if you want it you can have it.
Ohmygoodness... How much would you like for it?
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:08   #64
Registered User
 
Mike OReilly's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Good question
Boat: Rafiki 37
Posts: 11,517
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ann Cognito View Post
Added to list:
Rocna Vulcan Galvanized Anchor - 12kg

35' of chain to add to what I have (1' overlap with three connectors, will that work?)

Three strand nylon rode.... I think I put 150' on the list

Great plan. Don't think you need three connectors. Just get quality connectors and lock them correctly. My rode has a couple (single). No problem.
__________________
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
BLOG: www.helplink.com/CLAFC
Mike OReilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:08   #65
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

I won't be able to get it under her now, but would mean not having this problem again

Should also ask where you are... I'm 45 minutes drive east of Kingston but I don't drive
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:11   #66
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike OReilly View Post
Great plan. Don't think you need three connectors. Just get quality connectors and lock them correctly. My rode has a couple (single). No problem.
If one's good, I'm happy with three! Just in case i don't fasten one right, or something
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:17   #67
Registered User
 
Mike OReilly's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Good question
Boat: Rafiki 37
Posts: 11,517
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ann Cognito View Post
If one's good, I'm happy with three! Just in case i don't fasten one right, or something

Downside of this approach is you won't be able to run the chain through a windlass. But you won't need one on a G26 anyway.
__________________
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
BLOG: www.helplink.com/CLAFC
Mike OReilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 09:37   #68
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 127
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMcNulty View Post
If youíre in the kingston ontario area I have a 6 pad cradle that once held a Grampian 26. Itís not immaculate, but if you want it you can have it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ann Cognito View Post
Ohmygoodness... How much would you like for it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ann Cognito View Post
I won't be able to get it under her now, but would mean not having this problem again
Should also ask where you are... I'm 45 minutes drive east of Kingston but I don't drive
Ann, I understand & believe BMcNulty is giving it to you.
Under the same terms & conditions as BMcNulty.
I can move it (empty) for you.
I have to go out there to check my moorings @ Kingston & Wolfe Is.
NB. An adjustable cradle can be put under a boat on the hard.

PS. How close are you to Iroquois ON. There's G30 there I'd like to look at.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/bro...oat/1564452026
jeepers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 11:42   #69
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Ohmygoodness all over again

BMcNulty, is it adjustable?
If so, if I can really get it under her (can I???) yes please and thank you very much

And if so, Jeepers, I'm 47 minutes drive west of Iroquois... Would that fit into your trip to look at that lovely G30?

Also, Jeepers, when would your mooring offer be available?

Question about the cradle -- if I can get it under her, she does still need to get in the water asap, right? Still can't work on her here, but it'll mean a more local mover will be able to pick her up and move her (rather than the faraway man who might be able to), is that right?

I'm having trouble navigating the messages and whatnot and keeping up, I'm probably missing answering some and I apologize... Not good with tech
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 11:56   #70
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Boat: Mirage 27 Bob Perry Design
Posts: 8
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepers View Post
Ann, I understand & believe BMcNulty is giving it to you.
Under the same terms & conditions as BMcNulty.
I can move it (empty) for you.
I have to go out there to check my moorings @ Kingston & Wolfe Is.
NB. An adjustable cradle can be put under a boat on the hard.

PS. How close are you to Iroquois ON. There's G30 there I'd like to look at.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/bro...oat/1564452026
Right you are, there is no charge for the cradle, and I believe I have all the adjustable pads for it. Iím not good at staying on top of the messages but Iíll try to stay in contact with you. I bought the cradle 3 or 4 years ago with plans of modifying it... well, that was 3 boats ago so there it sits. Iíll be happy to see it gone.
BMcNulty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 11:57   #71
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Hurricane proof sounds good... As does your trailer -- nice! And a really good idea

Thank you very much for the links... It's hard to weed through the internet, links are so helpful... A lot to learn, whole new life

How's your boat?

QUOTE=jeepers;3428748]Welcome Ann to the Grampian Family.
You have lots of support available.
You just missed the Grampian (Virtual) Reunion.

https://grampianowners.com

Lots of "Grampian" videos on Youtube.

"Grampian G26 Trailer Launch and Mast Stepping"


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR_...2Djc3mrz0OGgiA



Allan Stockell; grampianmarine@gmail.com

Stabilizing your G26.
Long poles/posts can be used to stabilize your boat for painting & safe storage.
They are used to brace the hull from the ground up to the rigging chainplates.
I make mine 2-3 ft longer and use a turn buckle, chain & shackles to make the attachment down to the chain plate.
I make mine by nailing 2x6's together, also 6x6's work well.
Extra pieces of 2x6 can be added to increase the ground footprint.
These braces placed on either side of the hull are connected together with large ratchet straps under the hull. Now you are Hurricane rigged.

I would suggest you look for a 6 pad adjustable cradle.
There are a few boat salvage, removers, breakers on Facebook & Kijiji.
They usually have them.
NB. I am currently building a trailer that will move a G26 or a G30 cradle and boat together.
Congrats on your purchase.[/QUOTE]
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 11:58   #72
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

... and I'm sorry I missed the get-together!
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 12:07   #73
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMcNulty View Post
Right you are, there is no charge for the cradle, and I believe I have all the adjustable pads for it. Iím not good at staying on top of the messages but Iíll try to stay in contact with you. I bought the cradle 3 or 4 years ago with plans of modifying it... well, that was 3 boats ago so there it sits. Iíll be happy to see it gone.
Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I hope there's someone nearby to give you a really good hug

I'll look for videos about getting a stand underneath..........
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 12:24   #74
Registered User
 
hamburking's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kingston Ont Canada
Boat: Looking for my next boat!
Posts: 3,098
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

Regarding charts, this is a handy website for planning (works best on a PC and requires internet)...

https://webapp.navionics.com/#boatin...y=yowlGdw%7CqM

As for charts while sailing....not sure if this still works, but I did it a few years ago for a delivery...You get a 2 week free trial period for Navionics on your phone. You install and download your charts. Then your phone is a full featured chartplotter, and it works totally offline (no data plan required). I did this for a delivery a few years back and it worked beautifully. Anyone know if this still works?

The best deal on local charts is RICHARDSON's chartbook for LAKE ONTARIO. It includes the 1000 islands and quite far up the St Lawrence. I think its currently in its 7th edition. New sells around $100. If you can find a used one, an older edition, that would suffice.

As an aside, I've met powerboaters using a gas station road map for navigation. Needless to say, I met them because they were lost and looking for directions.

Despite all the fancy, new tech, I still use a 20+ year old garmin etrex yellow for navigation. Its taken me up and down Lake Ontario many times, and once across the Atlantic. You might want to look for an old handheld GPS that still works. No one wants these anymore, so they are pretty cheap. Yes, your phone can do the same thing, but that's a whole nother thread.
hamburking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2021, 12:36   #75
Registered User
 
Ann Cognito's Avatar

Join Date: May 2016
Location: My sailboat (currently in Ontario Canada, heading south imminently)
Boat: G26
Posts: 84
Re: Hello again, scene 1 take 2 near Kingston

I need to go sit in the house (I'm living in a tent) and get the laptop working and put all the extremely helpful advice from here together all neat and tidy

Will help keep me from worrying, while I keep piecing this puzzle together
Ann Cognito is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greeting From Kingston Anchors-Kingston Ontario Almond Meets & Greets 1 13-08-2015 10:58
What Is the Dating Scene Like on the Water ? RELEASEME Liveaboard's Forum 148 11-03-2010 21:18
The Multihull scene in the US. 44'cruisingcat Multihull Sailboats 23 11-11-2007 16:58

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.