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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-09-2019, 06:39
Replies: 74
Views: 18,002
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Kayak vs. Dinghy

And British and Commonwealth Special Forces used Folbots for coastal night raids during world war 2, I assume in part due to the outboards being even noisier and less reliable then than they are now....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-09-2019, 16:26
Replies: 74
Views: 18,002
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Kayak vs. Dinghy

For folks who want bigger kayaks that can carry the occasional freind or date back to the mothership, those are out there. I am using high end kayaks as examples, but you can get a pretty decent...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-09-2019, 05:45
Replies: 74
Views: 18,002
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Kayak vs. Dinghy

Since you are coming up with hypotheticals to prove only your point of view is corect.

So lets say the carb on your POS outboard gums up half way to your dinner party and you have to paddle any...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-09-2019, 05:42
Replies: 74
Views: 18,002
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Kayak vs. Dinghy

I have cruised and lived aboard with a kayak as a tender. Its not that hard.

Yes, you can fit a case of beer and groceries into a Klepper or Folbot. Assuming a 180 pound paddler, that leaves...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-09-2019, 05:06
Replies: 74
Views: 18,002
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Kayak vs. Dinghy

I am not posting a video, but people board kayaks from boat ladders, dock ladders, beaches, ice edges, rocky shorelines and surf zones all the time.

1) get a suitable kayak for your skill and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-09-2019, 06:08
Replies: 74
Views: 18,002
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Kayak vs. Dinghy

This comment is backwards, a quality kayak with a skilled paddler is probably the small boat most suited to cold water, they were originally developped for hunting large marine mammals in the arctic...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 18-09-2019, 06:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Use Kayak from boat with high freeboard

Did it with my last boat, no problem with the right kayak, a little tricky with a sea kayak though. Old school folding kayak or a beamy rec kayak with a big cockpit would be easiest. I would think...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 17-09-2019, 07:46
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

With regards to wind in the 1000 Islands, these are pics I shot this summer rounding Aubrey Island into Gananoque. F5 approaching F6. Those winds a fairly common, even in the summer. Not a problem...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 17-09-2019, 05:12
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

There is a fee. I think its about $18/night for tent camping. Each of the islands I listed has non reservable walk on sites. The wind is actually pretty decent well past Kingston. I find the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-09-2019, 17:22
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

Foxwedge, if you are in Kingston, start with the Thousand Islands.

Cedar Island has camping. Then sail down to Milton. Then down to Aubrey Island. Rip up the 40 acres back to Milton, Cedar and...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 16-09-2019, 13:51
Replies: 32
Views: 21,530
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Non pressurized alcohol stoves besides Origo??

Stove alcohol is easy to find. Buy it in the paint section at the hard ware store. Pretty much any where that sells paint sells some kind of alcohol.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-09-2019, 12:21
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

In many ways, the Muskoka Lakes would be better for a first trip than Britt to Parry Sound, same thing with the Rideau Lakes. Lots of cheap camping, protected water, easy to navigate.

I don't...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-09-2019, 11:06
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

Thousand Islands has excellent camping too. The navigation is easier, but still no cake walk. The sailing is probably harder due to currents though. Big thing is there are a lot more bail outs and...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-09-2019, 06:17
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

Here are a couple of screenshots showing the area, one zoomed out to show Georgian Bay and one zoomed in to show the inside channel.

One big difference with a kayak vs a sailboat is you can make...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-09-2019, 03:34
Replies: 32
Views: 5,290
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Georgian Bay in a Wayfarer

Mix and match, play the forecast. The sailing can be tricky on the inside due to flukey winds. The sailing on the outside can be dangerous due to the largely uninhabited rocky lee shore. I think...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-09-2019, 14:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,377
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Heaving to for power catamaran

I have spent quite a bit of time station keeping in big commercial power cats. Just hold the bow into the wind with slow revs on and bursts of power. I kind of doubt most autopilots would be up to...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-09-2019, 03:06
Replies: 32
Views: 21,530
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Non pressurized alcohol stoves besides Origo??

I am not aware of other non pressurised alcohol stoves with ovens. I do love my Origo stove though. Easy, safe, brings a pot of coffee to percolate in about 10 minutes (I have timed it).

We...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 11-09-2019, 01:43
Replies: 87
Views: 7,306
Posted By Ungvar
Re: MOB Experience/Frequency

Yes I have. They don't happen until they happen, then it's a life and death situation.

Saying you have been sailing for 10 years but never had an off shore MOB is no different than saying you...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 09-09-2019, 15:55
Replies: 41
Views: 15,777
Posted By Ungvar
Re: trolling motor on dinghy

I used to sail my WB8 quite a bit. Would load the boat up with camping gear and head out on 3-4 days cruises with it. The boat sailed really nicely imo. The only down side is there was no way to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-08-2019, 12:50
Replies: 53
Views: 7,444
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Need trailerable daysailer recommend

There probably are some macgregor models that would fit your requirements. Just beware, not all macs are equal. 26 Cs and Ds might be worth considering. They are a bit bigger than i would like for...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-08-2019, 09:49
Replies: 53
Views: 7,444
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Need trailerable daysailer recommend

But theyre out there if you are patient and know what you want.

Heres a Bruce Kirby Designed Norwalk Island Sharpie in Ottawa.
...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-08-2019, 08:40
Replies: 53
Views: 7,444
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Need trailerable daysailer recommend

If you go with a trailer sailer, go with something designed to be sailed off a trailer every day, there are lots out there.

But if you are going to go with something like Catalina 22 or CS22, or a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-08-2019, 08:11
Replies: 53
Views: 7,444
Posted By Ungvar
Re: Need trailerable daysailer recommend

2 hours to set up just means the boat is a poor choice for frequent trailering.

If buying a trailer sailer buy one suitable to the task.

My boats mast is unstayed on a hinged tabernacle. 5...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 24-08-2019, 14:40
Replies: 41
Views: 15,777
Posted By Ungvar
Re: trolling motor on dinghy

The maximum hp on a WB 8 is 2 hp. And they can get squirlly at full throttle even at that. I tried a Honda 2.3 on mine and a gentle touch was required.

The boats don't need much power. They...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 24-08-2019, 10:33
Replies: 41
Views: 15,777
Posted By Ungvar
Re: trolling motor on dinghy

For sure. I used a 40 pound Minnkota with an 80 ah AGM on a Walker Bay 8.

5 knots is unrealistic because that would be planing, but you could do close to 3 knots, which is likely faster than you...
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