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Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-04-2018, 20:42
Replies: 70
Views: 8,335
Posted By Flint
Re: Sailing Shoes ?

Gul. $40 and you won't regret it.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 24-12-2017, 12:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,657
Posted By Flint
Re: Books About Provisioning

I'm wondering Mike, how long do you go for on a cruise? I'll get away on Lake Ontario for 5 or 6 nights before coming ashore. Weather being the greatest limiting factor.

cheers
David
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 24-12-2017, 11:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,815
Posted By Flint
Re: Pics of fishing rigs?

We caught mahi mahi east off the Exumas with a rod, reel and a yellow & red spoon lure. Three big fish in 30min :)
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-12-2017, 22:06
Replies: 57
Views: 7,699
Posted By Flint
Re: Dual Jib Furlers - Why Not?

Sorry I didn't read all 50 posts....

Has anyone considered that with side-by-side furlers the sheets from one head sail while furled up will block/interfere with the headsail that would be in...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 09-04-2017, 13:44
Replies: 17
Views: 5,550
Posted By Flint
Re: Best book (s) on advanced sail trim

Look for these on Amazon in print or Kindle:
Felix Marks

https://www.amazon.com/Jib-Trimming-Illustrated-Felix-Marks-ebook/dp/B004FV54YC
...
Forum: Powered Boats 30-03-2017, 19:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Flint
Re: Bottom paint

For a brand new bottom best to check the manufacturer's recommendations for surface prep. Ask the retailer too. Two coats for the first application might be a good idea.

Bottom paints are...
Forum: Powered Boats 30-03-2017, 15:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Flint
Re: Bottom paint

Power wash the hull when you haul out - always. And scrub with a good marine hull cleaner. This stuff is quite caustic so wear gauntlet gloves and eye protection. Scotch-Brites along the water line....
Forum: Powered Boats 29-03-2017, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Flint
Re: Bottom paint

Algae, barnacles maybe in salt water will build up. Slows you down due to increased drag. I'm in Lake Ontario and I put a coat of Interlux anti-fouling paint on the bottom every year a day or 2...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 25-03-2017, 08:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,992
Posted By Flint
Re: Solar-Powered Water Purifier

Google "Lifestraw" or "Burkey"

They're both excellent products, and no power required.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 25-03-2017, 08:34
Replies: 34
Views: 4,947
Posted By Flint
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-03-2017, 10:09
Replies: 34
Views: 5,409
Posted By Flint
Re: Just had my first lesson on my boat

AutoHelm....agreed! A must have.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-03-2017, 10:05
Replies: 34
Views: 5,409
Posted By Flint
Re: Just had my first lesson on my boat

Congratulations - we've all been where you are now, and there's always room for improvement. :thumb:

Practice docking as much as possible in light airs, with someone else onboard, but you do...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-03-2017, 04:59
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By Flint
Re: Icom AT-140 antenna location

Theory is that your are tuning the "feed point match" of the antenna, which is what you want to do for the best signal out of the antenna. Putting the tune beside the radio will work from an...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-01-2017, 02:57
Replies: 189
Views: 48,758
Posted By Flint
Re: Handy stuff for pocket cruisers, et al.

1) an old 12in PC laptop - sits on a shelf, plays movies and plugs into my Garmin to use like a chart plotter using PolarView and NOAA charts

2) Lock-n-Lock plastic ware for the cooler....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-12-2016, 18:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Flint
Re: Cabin Lighting Question

https://www.superbrightleds.com/

Check out what this company has to offer - great stuff
cheers
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-11-2016, 21:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By Flint
Re: Boat cushions

I'm with Terra Nova - replace them. Go to an upholstery shop, anything you do yourself will surely look like it.

cheers man :smile:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-10-2016, 18:15
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Posted By Flint
Re: Dealing with crap anchor lockers

I have a 7.5kg Bruce anchor and it feels like 50lb when it's deep in the mud :wink:

The Bruce doesn't fit in my locker so when I'm approaching the anchorage I carry it forward while the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-10-2016, 08:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Flint
Re: Minor Deck Softness/Movement

Here's the article. Enjoy man and let us know what you do. Cheers

Good Old Boat - Delamination is not spelled d-o-o-m article...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-10-2016, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Flint
Re: Minor Deck Softness/Movement

When you tread around on deck do you feel areas under foot where the topside fibreglass presses down under your weight? If so are there a lot of these spots? How big are they?

Good Old Boat...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-04-2016, 18:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By Flint
Re: Alternatives to Lazyjacks

Put the boat head to wind on auto, drop the main into your jacks, (I go topside). And never mind the deck fluff, they're not there to sail your boat. Rock on bloke, let the girls do what they do...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-04-2016, 19:04
Replies: 29
Views: 3,767
Posted By Flint
Re: 15hp Tohatsu Outboard Issue

Or.....

take it to an engine shop, that 'IS' what they do. Then spend your time sailing :thumb:
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 11-04-2016, 18:40
Replies: 32
Views: 5,216
Posted By Flint
Re: Would this life plan work?

Hi Elon

I'm totally in agreement with Snort. Pick up a sound (not dressed up) boat around 25ft and sail as much as possible. Find a mentor at the local marina. Get out as much as you can. Then...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 27-03-2016, 04:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,111
Posted By Flint
Re: Do you DECORATE your boat, and HOW?

Hi Tbird & Tayana

It's fabric paint I bought at Michael's Crafts. I traced the outline of the image onto the sail by hand then filled in working it vigorously with a round tipped brush. Let it...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-03-2016, 09:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,455
Posted By Flint
Re: How test solar system with dummy load

Dave, at best I think this is an academic concern. If I'm reading your question correctly.

Look at your battery, or its paperwork. It should be rated in A/hrs. Amp/hours. If you have more than...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 26-03-2016, 08:56
Replies: 16
Views: 4,111
Posted By Flint
Re: Do you DECORATE your boat, and HOW?

Is this what you mean....I painted this on my Genoa last summer
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