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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-06-2022, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: A very good 35' one hander

Also huge heavy sail to handle in wind :frown:
but very comfortable
Bill
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-04-2022, 07:31
Replies: 110
Views: 8,664
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: What is a Ton in Boat Weight

:peace:
The tun (Old English: tunne, Latin: tunellus, Medieval Latin: tunna) is an English unit of liquid volume (not weight), used for measuring wine,[1] oil or honey. Typically a large vat or...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-03-2022, 10:39
Replies: 110
Views: 8,664
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: What is a Ton in Boat Weight

Sorry, :smile: a long ton is 20 CWT (hundredweight) which is 20 * 112lbs or
2240 lbs
LOL
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 05-03-2022, 05:55
Replies: 29
Views: 4,842
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Doubling Up Mooring Lines

I like to drop an anchor with a shortish rode off the stern, then if you start moving that anchor should swing the boat a bit and start it rocking which is a good alarm
Bill
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2022, 09:13
Replies: 100
Views: 6,613
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Is there a senior (70+) cruising sailor forum?

The first time I met Reg he was walking along the, 5 feet above the deck, boom on his 50 odd foot ferrocement sailboat, holding on to a halyard for balance.
He was complaining that he didn't get out...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-02-2022, 08:09
Replies: 100
Views: 6,613
Posted By anacapaisland42
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 01-02-2022, 05:41
Replies: 78
Views: 7,704
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Is a Fridge Worth Installing?

Only if you plan to stay plugged in, on a dock and drink mai tai's reminiscing about that trip you never took,
Use the fridge space for food storage.
Bill,
Ontario
Forum: Our Community 27-01-2022, 05:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: 2022 Virtual Toronto Boat Show

I would love to join you but I think I'll be taking a virtual cruise along the Rio Dulce and drinking Clos (a semi palatable red wine out of a carton at somewhere around $4 a gallon)
Bill
High and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-01-2022, 12:33
Replies: 72
Views: 8,556
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Strange marks in Hull

Drug smuggling




QUOTE=FelisCatus;3562415]Hi all, I have been looking at purchasing my first yacht proper and found one I liked, before I try and initiate a full blown inspection I have been...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-01-2022, 02:23
Replies: 60
Views: 7,217
Posted By anacapaisland42
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-12-2021, 09:27
Replies: 77
Views: 6,494
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Help me whittle down my anchors

no-one has mentioned chain which, for my money, is 50% of the issue
Bill
Canada
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-11-2021, 07:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Fixing cabin wall plywood rot (Leaky portlights behind FRP)

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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-10-2021, 06:38
Replies: 159
Views: 13,070
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Can I move my 38-foot boat with an outboard?

We have a 9.9 Yamaha on our 32 foot 13,000 boat.
It moves it just fine but is not good at stopping it....have to be careful.
Watch that the motor doesn't twist which makes steering a bear.
After...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2021, 05:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Marina with Storage in Kingston / Thousand Islands / Bay of Quinte

Call Waupoos 613) 476-2926 and ask for Joe
Bill


QUOTE=willston;3474410]I've called almost every marina from Brockville to Brighton trying to find a spot to store a 43' sailboat and I'm having...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 08-07-2021, 14:25
Replies: 63
Views: 8,089
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Language Skills while voyaging

Don't underrate Latin
Bill:smile:
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 20-06-2021, 02:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Holding Tank filling very fast ??

our 4 year old daughter filled tank in one weekend! :banghead:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Two adults one child, no excessive use or pumping.
Forum: Navigation 10-05-2021, 04:11
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Navigational charter books for great lakes

Just be careful of which side of the border you are on, Covid restrictions in Canada could cause you a bunch of grief if infringed.
Bill
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-05-2021, 04:56
Replies: 18
Views: 2,169
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Attaching a 2 year old to my sailboat...

Ours used to play under the dining table which protected her from things falling off the shelves when we got too exhuberant.
She sailed from birth, most of the time asleep in a cocoon when really...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-04-2021, 10:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By anacapaisland42
Thumbs up Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply

Regretfully I date back to DoS 3.1 and soldering chips onto a board for more memory, so the lead is much appreciated and funnily enough I was looking for Toms Hardware just a few days ago.
LOL
Bill
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-04-2021, 03:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply

has anyone used a Raspberry Pi to run a (free) navigation system up to and including the display?
If so would they post the configuration here so we Luddites can try and copy it :-)
Thanks
Bill
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2021, 10:49
Replies: 76
Views: 7,916
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Ridiculous question: Naming a dinghy

Just don't name it after the boat, that advertises that you are not on board


Bill
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 13-03-2021, 17:19
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

a Kindle without doubt
Bill
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-02-2021, 05:01
Replies: 91
Views: 10,292
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Favorite Destinations in the World List

......and there is a real reason for that :smile:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-02-2021, 10:17
Replies: 25
Views: 4,095
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: GETTING YOUR DOG TO POOP & PEE ON YOUR BOAT

Lab pooped on deck by head window, some went on deck, most thru window, some landed in toilet, most on wall.

She didn't even flush
Bill

DOG PEED ON MY SWEATSHIRT
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2021, 16:26
Replies: 127
Views: 23,975
Posted By anacapaisland42
Re: Frustrated Seller - Tartan 37

Sorry.....people are buying pizza.....not steaks
Bill


TE=taoist;3341266]Would appreciate any advice from those who have sold boats. I have a Ted Hood designed 1969 Tartan 37 (Classic series)...
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