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  1. maelduin
    I was reading posts on long term food storage without refridgeration and saw your reply about drying foods. If I may ask, what method do you use or equipment for drying all those different foods? Thanks.
  2. jimjoemahoney
    Mike, I recently purchased 1986 Mason 33 which has a ABI manual windlass that you mentioned i an old thread. My clutch is frozen - any suggestions for how I can get it freed up?? thanks, Jim Mahoney
  3. SGallinger
    Hi Mike,

    I just notice your reply in April! Still learning how to navigate (no pun intended) Cruisers Forum, which I read and enjoy every day. We bought an island property in Honey Harbour and intend to bring our Beneteau 423 to Georgian Bay next Spring. The North Channel is my next bucket list location, then hopefully the real trip down South in a couple yrs if we can afford early retirement. COVID has caused reality checks for me and an obsessive burning desire to sail away! Hope you're well, I see you're a big deal on the Cruisers Forum. Steve
  4. wolfgal
    hey mike, just checking in. am doing well. lucked out and had a fantastic sail (delivery) this past july, so cannot complain. but now, now stuck in cold-n-wet normandy again and am just missing the water/the boat/being aboard so much. beyond this, have this novel underway that is not progressing at all since i left the boat...
    i'm sure you miss the boat, the water, how easy it is to think and write... all of it too.
    in any case, am sending ly best and hope you and your wife get back to your boat asap.
    kindly yours,
  5. RunningCool
    Hi Mike. Joe here in FL Keys. Saw your posts on the Rafiki on sailnet thru alot of searching. I am going to look at hull # 51 i believe tommorro. I remember you said something about drawings and original owners material in the sailnet posts. I really like the looks of this boat. Anything you can tell me that i should look for? That digitized material would be awesome if not too much trouble. I missed out on a Corbin recently and could kick myself, then I found this around the corner from me down here. Heavy, thick tough is what they look like. I may send a few pics to you for your inspection, There is not much info on web about these.
    Thx, and hope I am bugging you too much.
  6. SGallinger
    Hi Mike,

    Just read your post about marinas in Ontario and Canada. We're at the Outer Harbour Marina in TO. Dying to know if and when. And praying the provincial government gets the testing and contact tracing right! I work at a hospital so have mixed feelings about opening everything up. And need to get on the water!!

  7. pheasants
    I have a Yanmar 3jh3e with 930 hrs which runs great. The temp
    is close to 200 degrees. The problem is the very hot water in the hot water tank, like boiling, it is heated by engine water. Would that be the thermostat?
    The faucet in the sink and head sink lets hot water flo thru valves even though
    they are off.
  8. Craig_B

    I just read one of your posts on the cost of cruising.
    You had stated it cost about 22000 Canadian.
    My wife and I are just at the very beginning stages of retiring early. Selling the house and cruising.
    I had done some vary basic number crunching and came up with similar numbers as you.

    Would you mind if I picked your brain from time to time as our planning intensifies?

  9. rognvald
    Thanks for the feedback, Mike. Hope all is well with you and your wife. We're in sunny Florida now working on the boat and sailing. I rarely think about the Midwest since we left. Send us some reports from Newfoundland. You are very fortunate to have this great opportunity in this magical place. Best, Rognvald
  10. thinwater
    I talked to the Annapolis Harbormaster's office this morning. Though I did not talk to the head person (call in), it seems they have banned composting heads for long-term stays (the only sort they would be aware of). They also have a mandatory pump-out process and fee for holding tanks ($5 every 2 weeks). The problem is shore side disposal, though I've not yet heard the details of who did what, perhaps something stupid.

    Are you aware of ANY areas that restrict use?

    I assume the best practice is to double bag it and put it in a dumpster? My guess is folks have been placing it in cans small by the busy dinghy dock in the park, which could be rather gross.

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