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Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-07-2020, 16:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By degouwb
Re: Anchoring in Georgian Bay, Ontario

I have cruised Georgian Bay for many years.
On Wednesday three of us in separate boats will sail to the North Channel as usual.
Over these years I have observed the distinct differences between...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-07-2020, 14:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By degouwb
Re: Anchoring in Georgian Bay, Ontario

The East side of the Bay tends to have cottagers that believe now that they own some land, no one else should come near.
I say leave the Toronto crowd and travel up the West side on your way North...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13-02-2020, 09:34
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By degouwb
Re: Tips for preventing dogs from tearing your boat up

Dogs on boats are the biggest pita.
For daysailing I leave mine at home (black lab).
But when I go cruising she comes along. She is just the greatest company and steangely always agrees with me....
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-01-2020, 10:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By degouwb
Re: Heavy rain affects Depth sounder and Fishfinder

I also have two depth sounders, one forward and one the usual. On my boat both can't be running at the same time. I believe the echos interfere with one another.
Forum: Our Community 26-11-2019, 12:20
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By degouwb
Engine space insulation

I have a small engine room which houses my Yanmar engine and Onan genset (stacked).
This season the insulation is disintegrating. (A black foam with a foil facing).
I am in the throws of removing...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-11-2019, 13:39
Replies: 63
Views: 6,356
Posted By degouwb
Re: Stuffing box or dripless shaft seals?

Old fashioned stuffing box is the way to go. If it ever drips more then you want , just tighten the thing. The more you know about your boat (and check occasionally ) the better.
Forum: Our Community 30-04-2019, 08:47
Replies: 26
Views: 2,915
Posted By degouwb
Re: Percentages of male solo active cruisers???

Get a dog....great company and she will always agree with you.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 18-04-2019, 08:34
Replies: 70
Views: 5,949
Posted By degouwb
Re: Windlass replacement?.... manual or electric?

Electric....guess how old you'll be next year??...and it keeps getting worse.
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 17-04-2019, 10:14
Replies: 66
Views: 12,220
Posted By degouwb
Re: OK, what did you forget?

Can opener.
On prior boat I forgot to bring my steering wheel on my launch day.(stored in my garage 2 hours away)
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 28-03-2019, 18:31
Replies: 842
Views: 55,139
Posted By degouwb
Re: Do you use a Daytime Black ball at Anchor?

Does using a steaming light still count when motoring?
Forum: Our Community 28-03-2019, 17:44
Replies: 129
Views: 5,427
Posted By degouwb
Re: Politics. Or Not please

What's DT and CC??
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-03-2019, 09:42
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By degouwb
Re: Cal 29 always turns to port

What happens when you slide it in nuetral??
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-02-2019, 12:49
Replies: 36
Views: 2,990
Posted By degouwb
Re: Advise & Recommendations: 42'-50' Cruiser

I have the same model. I agree...great boat. Almost perfect. What else could you want. Mine is a bit older 1990. Added the staysail which gives more options.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-02-2019, 13:29
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By degouwb
Re: Long-term storage of household goods

Love your post. Made me chuckle. Thanks.
Forum: Great Lakes 29-01-2019, 12:13
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By degouwb
Re: Toronto Boat Show 2019

I attend the Toronto boat show every year. To me it breaks up the good old Canadian winter and makes me dream of summer days to come.
Although I'm a sailor I just love being around all the different...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 20-01-2019, 10:32
Replies: 160
Views: 33,387
Posted By degouwb
Re: Why do friends feel so entitled to come on the boat?

Wow....I'm amazed at how many boat owners can't be bothered to be friendly to their supposed "friends". They must have friends on some level before and now because you have a "yacht" they become a...
Forum: Great Lakes 13-12-2018, 13:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By degouwb
Re: GL Forum: Dead in Here

There are advantages to our short seasons.
We dream of the summer to come, go to the boat shows, work on boat projects in the basement, inspect all the systems while on the hard, and are refreshed...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-11-2018, 12:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By degouwb
Re: Electric and manual windlass combo?

Save your money on the dedicated battery for the windless. Normally your engine will be running when you retrive and deploy your ground tackle
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-11-2018, 10:24
Replies: 113
Views: 10,539
Posted By degouwb
Forum: Great Lakes 03-11-2018, 14:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By degouwb
Re: GL: Hauled yet?

I am scheduled to be hauled out Monday. Can't be soon enough this season.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-10-2018, 14:49
Replies: 356
Views: 29,818
Posted By degouwb
Re: Cruising Sailboats: a Dying Breed?

Just a couple of quick thoughts. My marina two years ago had vacant slips. Next season there is a waiting list of 44. The next nearby harbour has a 6 year waiting period for a slip.
Now about 75% of...
Forum: Our Community 23-10-2018, 09:26
Replies: 84
Views: 6,803
Posted By degouwb
Re: Progressive Lenses on Deck?

Just 2 quick points...never wear glass lenses, even safety, they do shatter and it is very important that you use a good brand name and the fitter knows how to measure expertly.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-08-2018, 14:40
Replies: 17
Views: 4,551
Posted By degouwb
Re: Converting a jib to be self-tacking

Tell me more. I have a staysail arrangement that could use your pulley idea I think.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 03-08-2018, 13:13
Replies: 23
Views: 3,936
Posted By degouwb
Re: New stuffing box getting hot no matter the drip rate

Had the same problem.
Did the job of new flax packing last winter on the hard. My first time doing this project and worried about my spring launch being a gusher.
No problem, but no drops at all....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2018, 14:36
Replies: 82
Views: 8,431
Posted By degouwb
Re: Nervous About North Channel Canada

The only real wildlife to be concerned about is the varieties of poison ivy on Claperton island. (Not making light of the rare chance of coming across a bear).
You'll love your cruise.
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