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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 17-09-2018, 08:44
Replies: 48
Views: 8,716
Posted By Hope Light
Re: How expired is this liferaft?

Having cruised from the Great Lakes to Nova Scotia, offshore to Bermuda and the BVI and having owned and operated a Dunlop Beaufort liferaft service depot I have seen some scary things. I have seen...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 24-08-2018, 06:40
Replies: 112
Views: 27,443
Posted By Hope Light
Re: Lost Our Boat Due To A Bad Mooring Swivel...

Sad story. The galvanized swivel pictured has been absolutely taboo as part of any ground tackle or mooring for at least the 40 years that I have been cruising.
Forum: Great Lakes 23-07-2014, 12:53
Replies: 42
Views: 6,096
Posted By Hope Light
Re: North Channel this Summer

The roads to and on Manitoulin Island are excellent. Yes, in places a little windy and hilly and very scenic. Trailers of all descriptions and sizes have travelled here for years and years from all...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-07-2014, 05:38
Replies: 42
Views: 6,096
Posted By Hope Light
Re: North Channel this Summer

[ want to head up there this year but don't know where to go or when. My boats draft is 3.5 so I am going to cheat and trailer it up. Any ideas about places and times?

Sent from my Huawei Y301A1...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-06-2014, 18:19
Replies: 42
Views: 6,096
Posted By Hope Light
Re: North Channel this Summer

Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island is close to the best cruising, gunkholing part of the North Channel and has the best marine facilities and everything you could want, including friendly people. Don't...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 16-04-2013, 17:38
Replies: 0
Views: 1,289
Posted By Hope Light
Pfeiffer Rigid Boom Vang

Pfeiffer Rigid Boom Vang that will support and control your boom. 5' length, heavy duty stainless and aluminum alloy, with triple blocks mast bracket and adjustable track for boom. Top quality,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-03-2010, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 6,863
Posted By Hope Light
Wi Fi in The Exumas

Not having cruised south of the Abacos for many years I am wondering what wi-fi is available south of there, particularly in the Exumas.
Any information would be most appreciated.
Thanks.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 16-03-2010, 16:36
Replies: 9
Views: 5,026
Posted By Hope Light
Does anyone have experience or an opinion on the...

Does anyone have experience or an opinion on the instant 110v electric water heaters old by West Marine? It seems to me that the high amperage would be offset by the small time the water is flowing....
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-03-2010, 12:37
Replies: 14
Views: 15,466
Posted By Hope Light
That 600 nm. stretch to the North East, motoring...

That 600 nm. stretch to the North East, motoring and motorsailing from Oswego to the Gulf Of St. Lawrence has scared me off a few times and I have opted to do the simpler, Erie Canal and Hudson River...
Forum: Marinas 13-01-2009, 11:15
Replies: 1
Views: 6,195
Posted By Hope Light
Riverside, Fort Pierce, Fla

Im wondering if anyone has any experience with storing their boat at Riverside Marine in Fort Pierce.
Thank you.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-10-2008, 13:59
Replies: 5
Views: 3,487
Posted By Hope Light
Thanks I have contacted Dick Vosbury and he is...

Thanks I have contacted Dick Vosbury and he is looking after me. Seems like a very good guy.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-10-2008, 06:12
Replies: 5
Views: 3,487
Posted By Hope Light
Volvo dealer near Annapolis???

Help!
I am in Annapolis on my way cruising south from Georgian Bay to get my old Cabot 36 south to the Bahamas.
I cant contact the Volvo dealer in Annapolis so I guess they are busy winterizing...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-06-2008, 07:26
Replies: 127
Views: 57,367
Posted By Hope Light
Speedoo, Thanks for the suggestion. A small,...

Speedoo,
Thanks for the suggestion. A small, quiet generator will definitely be part of my plan to generate electricity when needed. I have an old Honda now that will be replaced before I head out...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 11-06-2008, 06:20
Replies: 7
Views: 4,452
Posted By Hope Light
Watch the repacking

Gord I agree that everyone should watch thier liferaft being repacked. Personally I wouldnt let it out of my sight. I'd rather rely on a raft that was seriously overdue on repacking than put it into...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 10-06-2008, 09:53
Replies: 7
Views: 4,452
Posted By Hope Light
Gord, Are the liferaft service stations and...

Gord,
Are the liferaft service stations and sales centers you list in The Caribbean, ones that you can personally vouch for, or are they ones you are simply saying exist on some list?
The reason...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 07-06-2008, 13:43
Replies: 73
Views: 20,529
Posted By Hope Light
I am just about to purchase a 9.9 or 15 4 stroke...

I am just about to purchase a 9.9 or 15 4 stroke Yamaha or Merc for my Caribe 10 RIB. Any suggestions? I have davits and destination is Bahamas.
Thanks.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 07-06-2008, 13:23
Replies: 25
Views: 12,429
Posted By Hope Light
Having been in the liferaft packing business in a...

Having been in the liferaft packing business in a Coast Guard Licenced and Approved facility I have some perspective. Be very careful who you trust enough to purchase a liferaft from. A valid North...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 10-05-2008, 12:23
Replies: 45
Views: 10,372
Posted By Hope Light
GordMay and Pelagic, I think your points are well...

GordMay and Pelagic, I think your points are well taken. I also like to spread my business around and support the little guy and mostly try to buy at my marina. But as a former retailer specializing...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2008, 08:46
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Hope Light
I agree with Boracay. The market on the east...

I agree with Boracay. The market on the east coast of the US for used cruising yachts is astounding. And the prices are very low. Amazing in fact. So pick up and outfit a yacht on the US east coast...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2008, 08:31
Replies: 11
Views: 15,703
Posted By Hope Light
Check out Davron Marine Products (Dinghy-Tow)...

Check out Davron Marine Products (Dinghy-Tow) (https://www.dinghy-tow.com) for an innovative solution that works very well for many yachters. At first glance it may appear unconventional but don't...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 10-05-2008, 07:21
Replies: 45
Views: 10,372
Posted By Hope Light
I'm sure West Marine is pleased that all these...

I'm sure West Marine is pleased that all these boaters frequent their stores. Its hard to believe that any one store can have all the best solutions and best prices on every item for everyone. These...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2008, 07:06
Replies: 55
Views: 10,698
Posted By Hope Light
A dodger is a great handhold and this is an...

A dodger is a great handhold and this is an astounding question from someone who has been out there cruising with one before.
It ranks as one of the most important pieces of equipment on our boat....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2008, 06:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Hope Light
Do not hesitate! The time will never be perfect....

Do not hesitate! The time will never be perfect. But now sounds not too bad for you. So make your list with details and don't forget to put in time frames on your list because you will find that as...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-05-2008, 19:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hope Light
Marina/Boatyard in Rhode Island to launch

I'm planning on heading to the Bahamas in the fall. I'm going to be getting my 36 sailboat to the east coast either by water, ie Trent, Erie Canals or by truck potentially. So I'm looking for a good...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-04-2008, 20:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By Hope Light
Seafrost have used Diesel/Kiki compressors in the...

Seafrost have used Diesel/Kiki compressors in the past and it has worked well for me.
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