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Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2022, 11:02
Replies: 33
Views: 3,615
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Looks like defenders prices may soon go up

I am with you on this one Glenn. Prices from Defender aren't so great when we have to pay the additional shipping and sometimes duty when shipped to Canada. It will be nice to have such a well...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 21-02-2022, 15:01
Replies: 52
Views: 5,581
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: ULTRA MARINE WEST GIVEAWAY - ends March 1st, 2022

If I were to win the top prize of 60% off, this $6,904.00 purchase would be reduced to $2,761.60. That would be quite a savings. Go UltraMarineWest Go!

ULTRA Anchor
UA27-60: 27 KG (60 lbs.) ULTRA...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-02-2022, 14:17
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: First boat/VAT/insurance, etc

Another thing you will need to consider is where the boat was built. If you are bringing a foreign built boat into North America, there will be duty to pay on top of the taxes. If the boat was built...
Forum: Navigation 07-02-2022, 17:17
Replies: 54
Views: 4,275
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Advice for Sailing boat from North Lake Huron to Nova Scotia

A couple of things to point out to other forum members here. You can also get into the US via Sorel and the Richelieu River into Lake Champlain and then on down the Hudson to New York. The Erie canal...
Forum: Our Community 21-01-2022, 15:23
Replies: 37
Views: 3,032
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Any Canadians here who have bought a boat in the USA?

Also, in addition to the other taxes just mentioned, there is a new luxury tax which was slated to be implemented this month but which was delayed until, I believe, the end of March. This will apply...
Forum: Our Community 21-01-2022, 07:12
Replies: 37
Views: 3,032
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Any Canadians here who have bought a boat in the USA?

Hi JLin,
We have purchased a boat in the US. This was a number of years back, and we brought it back to Canada. I can share privately some of our experience if you wish but the main point I wanted...
Forum: Our Community 08-01-2022, 08:21
Replies: 100
Views: 12,218
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Success stories from inexperienced buyers of large boats

:peace:

Hi Startracker, I'd be interested in more info on this veteran boat. I'm looking for a 40+ footer. Thanks for any help with references.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-11-2021, 08:40
Replies: 43
Views: 4,251
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Need a new engine 42' offshore SV--thoughts?

I am interested in your boat if you are considering selling at a good price point. You can contact me directly at sailingdanandloraine@gmail.com. Where is the boat currently located?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-10-2021, 05:46
Replies: 39
Views: 3,151
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Fuel Injection Pump Problem

Hello aleggert52, I suspect the fuel lift pump. I had the same problem with my 2QM15 on our old 1980 C&C 32. We were sailing down river in the 1000 Islands and the winds were light so we motor sailed...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 22-09-2021, 09:12
Replies: 81
Views: 6,209
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: ULTRA MARINE WEST GIVEAWAY - Ends Oct 5th

Were I to win this prize, these would be my choices:
Anchor:...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 21-09-2021, 13:36
Replies: 176
Views: 10,125
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Warning about Ireland

Vaccination works. Most of the serious ill effects of the Corona virus recently have befallen the unvaccinated. While healthy skepticism is.... healthy, far too many in the western world, notably the...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2021, 07:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Marina with Storage in Kingston / Thousand Islands / Bay of Quinte

Great to hear you were successful with them. I may be in the same situation next year so I may inquire about your experience. Happy winterizing;>)
Forum: Americas 02-09-2021, 09:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Marina with Storage in Kingston / Thousand Islands / Bay of Quinte

I wouldn't just go on the word of someone else for Loyalist Cove Marina (Bath). They have an additional location up the road a ways from their marina where they store boats so I imagine they have a...
Forum: Our Community 02-09-2021, 09:21
Replies: 25
Views: 2,622
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: West Marine gift certificate

A quality pair of binoculars are also something worth considering. Make sure they have a compass and that they float. That is one purchase I made and I can use for many purposes in addition to life...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 18-08-2021, 11:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: 1986 Liberty 458 for sale

Can you send me information about her current location as well as a description of all of the berths. I have looked at this offer elsewhere online but it was lacking this information and more....
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 11-08-2021, 09:07
Replies: 85
Views: 8,306
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: aspiring sailor with queasy spouse - doable?

Hi JPR, Don CL has some good advice. The others may have had unfortunate luck in getting their spouse to enjoy sailing but if done well, you can be very successful. I know, because my wife was...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-08-2021, 12:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Ideal method to store batteries

I would leave mine in all winter connected to my solar panel (in Montreal). They always stayed fully charged. I went every other month to check if there was snow on the panel and clear it if there...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 07-07-2021, 15:33
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By My Wind Lass
Recommendations for a sailing reference book library

Hi all,
As I prepare for my dream retirement and traveling the seas, I am looking to generate a list of quality reference books for everything related to cruising full time. I am familiar with many...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-07-2021, 15:01
Replies: 91
Views: 8,411
Posted By My Wind Lass
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 15-06-2021, 15:17
Replies: 1
[SOLD] My Wind Lass
Views: 911
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: My Wind Lass

Sold for asking price.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-06-2021, 14:36
Replies: 91
Views: 8,411
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Recommended Brands of power tools

Hi all, I want to thank you for your generous contributions. I did not expect such an abundance of solid advice, but then again, in a likely male dominated forum such as this is, it should be no...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-05-2021, 17:38
Replies: 91
Views: 8,411
Posted By My Wind Lass
Recommended Brands of power tools

Hi all, I recently sold our C&C 32 and my wife and I are saving for and beginning our search for our retirement boat in which we hope to travel the world. That adventure is still two years off but I...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-02-2021, 16:09
Replies: 99
Views: 11,298
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Your 27 - 32 ft story...

The first boat I owned was a 32ft C&C, 1980. It had a shoal draft with a centerboard swing keel. My wife and I purchased it in Solomon's Island in Maryland and sailed it home to Montreal, Quebec. It...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2021, 15:30
Replies: 127
Views: 23,997
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: Frustrated Seller - Tartan 37

Hi Taoist,
I can understand your frustration trying to sell an older boat especially during this pandemic. I can only reiterate and emphasize what DMF Sailing and Tsuru have already said It is very...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 29-06-2020, 16:08
Replies: 240
Views: 21,694
Posted By My Wind Lass
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends July 2, 2020

I will need a new and larger anchor than my current 15Kg Mantus for the new boat my wife and I are looking for (probably the 35Kg M1 model), but I will also get the anchor mate and a swivel with it....
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