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Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,591
Posted By nmuir
Another vote for no knead bread. ...

Another vote for no knead bread.

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread



We bake it in a Princess Propane oven, cast iron pot. We don't like having to run a genset for...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-30-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,888
Posted By nmuir
I am pretty sure there are posts in the archives...

I am pretty sure there are posts in the archives about this.

At the time I remember welding was an option, stainless link if it goes through the windlass and one keeps an eye on corrosion, and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-20-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,318
Posted By nmuir
Our standard run is from Vancouver to Desolation...

Our standard run is from Vancouver to Desolation in a day (and at 8 knots - far slower than you). We always leave early 5:30/6:00, and the worst is the first 25 miles. Once behind Thomanby it is far...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-20-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,318
Posted By nmuir
You have got lots of good feedback so far. A few...

You have got lots of good feedback so far. A few points - some may be duplicate
* Agree you should skip Princess Louisa. It is beautiful but a long way there and back, and you have a lot of ground...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 12-20-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By nmuir
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,900
Posted By nmuir
A short video of Georgia Strait. Not even a bad...

A short video of Georgia Strait. Not even a bad day, but enough to remind me of the criticality of having the dinghy and things strapped down well!
...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-31-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By nmuir
I am interested in this too. Whilst servicable,...

I am interested in this too. Whilst servicable, the finish has gone on my drip pans and they look terrible. I have been to the big box stores and have been unable to find a replacement that fits. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By nmuir
Surveyor recommendations in Vancouver BC

Hi.I need a simple survey for my insurance renewal. If anyone has a good recommendation for a surveyor please PM me. The few that I have spoken to so far seem to be over-the-top......
The boat is...
Forum: Power Systems 09-14-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By nmuir
I have pillow block bearings on my boat. When...

I have pillow block bearings on my boat. When looking for replacements I was told to try V.M. Dafoe. They had some in stock though unfortunately not exactly the size what I needed. They said they...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,498
Posted By nmuir
Bowline Clove Hitch Round turn & two half...

Bowline
Clove Hitch
Round turn & two half hitches
Truckers Hitch
Zepplin Bend
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-02-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By nmuir
Hopefully you have kept your kayaks too! The...

Hopefully you have kept your kayaks too! The trawler is a great means to get to some spectacular kayaking country without being a superfit extreme adventurer. The kayaks are fantastic for exploring....
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,371
Posted By nmuir
Same planet different world (superyacht)

Kogo just anchored out front of our house yesterday.

A quick google search shows:
* 235'
* crew of 21
* #58 out of the world's largest 100 superyachts
* orginal owner Mansour Ojjeh of Mclaren...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,342
Posted By nmuir
We have propane and would not change it, though...

We have propane and would not change it, though if we had electric we would stick with that too. It is a propane stove and oven, and we do baking in the oven - works well!

The things we like about...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-14-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By nmuir
I've got one. These are great for doing zinc...

I've got one. These are great for doing zinc replacements and work under the boat. With the price of haul-outs - even left in the slings - I've paid for mine already. No affiliation with the seller,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-22-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,596
Posted By nmuir
Sent you a PM rather than starting AFAT (another...

Sent you a PM rather than starting AFAT (another frigging anchor thread) :)
Forum: Power Systems 04-06-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,093
Posted By nmuir
I use a gear oil bottle (after being drained of...

I use a gear oil bottle (after being drained of course) from doing work on the car. I needed a good squeeze bottle as clearance above the Racor is not great, and I figured it would good with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By nmuir
Same thing happened to me a few years back. A bit...

Same thing happened to me a few years back. A bit sticky after the winter season. Once freed up it was fine and has been for years since.
Forum: Ocean Alexander 03-05-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,180
Posted By nmuir
Boat 50', 52,000 lbs. Anchor 85 lb Mantus,...

Boat 50', 52,000 lbs.

Anchor 85 lb Mantus, 260' chain, 200' line.

Originally the boat came with an 88 lb Bruce but it dragged a few times in a blow. Never had an issue once I updated to the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,633
Posted By nmuir
I have sailed Victoria to Hawaii, and have done a...

I have sailed Victoria to Hawaii, and have done a reasonable amount of offshore with my current trawler, but I would not take our trawler to hawaii. It doesn't have stablizers and that would be...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-10-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,634
Posted By nmuir
In addition to the other recommendations above...

In addition to the other recommendations above you might also try Craigslist. I see private slips sublet from time to time. Space is pretty tight in the summer peak so bargains are few and far...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,562
Posted By nmuir
Any other suggestionsYou have a good list of...

Any other suggestionsYou have a good list of spares, though I would keep adding with as many things as you can think of. A few come to mind: Electrical tester and a good collection of electrical bits...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 12-05-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,708
Posted By nmuir
Pryce Channel, West Redonda Island, Looking...

Pryce Channel, West Redonda Island,
Looking east to the Coast Mountains.
70975

Gowlland Harbour moonrise, Quadra Island.
70973

Potts Lagoon morning,
West Cracroft Island.
70974
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 12-05-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,708
Posted By nmuir
Anchorage behind Ahclakerho Islands, off Smith...

Anchorage behind Ahclakerho Islands, off Smith Sound
70958

Whale, Broad Reach near Ahclakerho Islands
70959

Kayaking the Ahta River Shallows, Bond Sound
70960

Sagar Lake Beach, Codville...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 11-27-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 907
Posted By nmuir
Another fuel barge issue

Help arrives for massive fuel-laden barge stranded near Bella Bella, B.C. - British Columbia - CBC News...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,251
Posted By nmuir
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