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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 16-05-2022, 04:28
Replies: 93
Views: 9,351
Posted By NSboatman
Re: We ran into a bridge!

As much of a pain in the arse it may seem to be; dropping a deck stepped mast for an inspection is really not hard- provided you have access to a marina or YC with a mast crane or gin pole.

I...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22-04-2022, 18:58
Replies: 104
Views: 5,262
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Mast compression post calculations.

Wottie- likely, yes; although buckling failure can be instantaneous and catastrophic- it is rarely without some warning signs, as you note.

Iíve done exactly this conversion; and my rule of...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-03-2022, 14:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By NSboatman
Re: What are you spending on insurance in 2022?

1.5% assessed value coastal only right now. Separate riders negotiated for offshore work depending on region. $5k deductible. All perils.
Forum: Navigation 27-02-2022, 17:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Wintering Labrador / Newfoundland

I thought I had a photo of the yardÖ but havenít been able to find it yet.

This is a good pic of the operation in Englee I was mentioning tho- yard is in the foreground, lower left (youíll be...
Forum: Navigation 27-02-2022, 06:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Wintering Labrador / Newfoundland

No, it was definitely PAChoix that I was in. I didnít go to Port Saunders, but sat images show some build up of facilities there too; although I donít see a proper yard or travel lift set of piers. ...
Forum: Navigation 26-02-2022, 07:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By NSboatman
Wintering Labrador / Newfoundland

Now that I think of it, there was another yard up in the same area, but on the opposite side (the Eastern side, just south of St Anthony) of the Northern Peninsula as well. A tiny fishing town at...
Forum: Navigation 26-02-2022, 07:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Wintering Labrador / Newfoundland

There is a good commercial yard on the NW side of the great northern penninsula in a village named Port Aux Choix. I drove thru there in 2019 and had a good walk around the yard. 300+ ton travel...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 23-02-2022, 19:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By NSboatman
Re: strange way (for me) to attach cap shrouds

Yea, mchugh- I donít disagree with you. As an engineer and designer of many mechanical systems and structures, I have to agree it is not an ideal solution- mostly because of the inability to inspect...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22-02-2022, 07:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By NSboatman
Re: strange way (for me) to attach cap shrouds

This is not an unusual way to rig cap shrouds- very common on Isomat masts of the Ď80ís and Ď90ís. It is intended to clean up the congested area around the mast head, reducing tangling opportunities...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-02-2022, 06:55
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By NSboatman
Re: storm covering with securing arrangements

Another steely owner here. Welding is always the strongest and most leak proof approach; but Blind rivet nuts are an excellent approach if welding is being avoided. Iíve done both.

If you do the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-02-2022, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By NSboatman
Some assistance with estimated with estimated passage length?

Yes, 3 weeks is plenty of time to do that trip in a well found, well equipped 70í boat. I did a similar but slightly longer run (Tampa to Halifax, NS) in a sketchy, relatively unprepared 47í steel...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-02-2022, 15:27
Replies: 59
Views: 4,900
Posted By NSboatman
Hot Water Heater Recommendations Please

Solid vote for the Quick brand of water heaters. Replaced an old Raritan with one about 5 years ago and itís miles better (than the old Raritan). New Raritan might be just as good.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-02-2022, 18:18
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Dead in the water

Much of the previous advice is good. It is definitely a fuel issue, probably starvation from clogging; but possibly also air in the system.

Follow the bleeding advice above.

A trick I have...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-02-2022, 06:54
Replies: 73
Views: 4,287
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Perkins 4.154 mixing elbow blocked

Yeah, Iím with wottie. You could easily end up disabling the whole exhaust system (and possibly the heat exchanger) if you get to agressive with that underway. That needs a careful tear down in a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-01-2022, 20:34
Replies: 63
Views: 5,371
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Some questions about living aboard....

I have not read this whole thread. TL:DR.

But I live here (in Halifax). I sail here year round. I have run charter boats, fishing boats, commercial tugs and other vessels in Halifax harbour year...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-01-2022, 11:48
Replies: 159
Views: 12,296
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Comon Rail Diesels- experiance

Been there, some that. This man speaks the truth. Damn Sherwood H5ísÖ
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-01-2022, 09:31
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By NSboatman
Re: leaking steel diesel tank

ÖI see what you did there, Gord. [emoji3]

Thatís the stuff- the 1161 super UW metal. Incredible stuff- and prices accordingly. I have a kit on my boat for emergency repairs always. It is truly...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-01-2022, 21:21
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By NSboatman
Re: leaking steel diesel tank

Belzona makes an excellent series of steel re-building epoxies. One of them is designed exactly for this- canít remember the exact number. It is designed to work in oily and greasy situations. I...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 16-01-2022, 06:43
Replies: 136
Views: 7,065
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Canada Luxury tax on boats postponed

Clearly you either donít live here or feel you have been slighted somehow by our health care system.

Thereís no doubt it isnít perfect, and yes the pandemic has strained things (surprised? You...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-01-2022, 07:30
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Trojan T105 o4 U.S equivalent?

Rolls are the top end- fantastic Nova Scotia product. Havenít used the usbatts, but itís be rolls first, then Trojan, then likely usbatts for me.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-01-2022, 06:56
Replies: 38
Views: 1,583
Posted By NSboatman
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 31-12-2021, 17:24
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Hurricane hydronic heater

How many hours on it; and where are ya?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-12-2021, 08:05
Replies: 138
Views: 11,299
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Who Winter Sails Subzero?

Classic Nova Scotia dump of snow- it was washed away completely by rain the next day!

Youíre right thoÖ were it not washed away, we would not likely have gone out unless we had to!

Digging...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-12-2021, 08:03
Replies: 138
Views: 11,299
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Who Winter Sails Subzero?

Completely agree with this. Sub-zero temps are not the time for shake-downs. When things go sideways (and something usually does on a shakedown) you have very slim margins of time and safety to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-12-2021, 16:28
Replies: 138
Views: 11,299
Posted By NSboatman
Re: Who Winter Sails Subzero?

Weíre going for a sail tomorrowÖ250284
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