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Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,809
Posted By AusCan
I tend to trust science. When 97% of scientific...

I tend to trust science. When 97% of scientific studies are pointing to one side of the argument, it is usually found to be true. But some will always cling to the few differing pieces of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 02:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By AusCan
I agree. I donít have or need either. Fog is...

I agree. I donít have or need either.
Fog is extremely rare in this area. I have never seen fog on the water while boating.
Traffic is very sparse. I can travel all day without seeing another...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-15-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,237
Posted By AusCan
We all have differing views on this. I find...

We all have differing views on this.

I find it best to track all boat maintenance done, trip logs, weather, anchorages, fish caught, boat incidents, planned work etc, but without any mention of...
Forum: Nordhavn 11-15-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,621
Posted By AusCan
A 69 degree roll is not surprising when knocked...

A 69 degree roll is not surprising when knocked down by a wave like that in a bar. They were lucky to have the bilge pump capacity to handle it. And lucky nobody was injured by the "waterfall" of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By AusCan
Was this their manufacturing base? I would...

Was this their manufacturing base?
I would have expected the Blue Seas factories to be Asian based with just distribution centres in the USA.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By AusCan
Allweather Trailerable Trawler

They appear to have a downsized version of my hull. Iíd expect them to be very seaworthy for their size, albeit somewhat rolly in certain conditions.
Given the WLL and shape, maximum speed would be...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By AusCan
Exactly. Green used to always be ethylene...

Exactly.

Green used to always be ethylene glycol with silicates and maybe a few other inhibitors.

Pink used to be mono-propylene glycol, which is much less harmful to the environment)

Now...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-13-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,809
Posted By AusCan
The only reason that most countries fail to reign...

The only reason that most countries fail to reign in population growth is that the capitalist system depends on it.

China is the only country that manages a growing economy without population...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-13-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,025
Posted By AusCan
I may be naive but I take a different view on...

I may be naive but I take a different view on things like this. I donít really see it as much of a concern. I think the business of cyber security just drums up their own industry. Sure, there...
Forum: Great Harbour 11-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By AusCan
The meaning of ďnewsĒ has become somewhat blurred...

The meaning of ďnewsĒ has become somewhat blurred lately.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,809
Posted By AusCan
Well said, Dave. I'm glad there are...

Well said, Dave.

I'm glad there are enough of us that put pressure on leaders in government to make a few changes which slow down some of the negative effects of our rampant overuse of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By AusCan
Unknown engine hours wouldnít bother me. I...

Unknown engine hours wouldnít bother me. I wouldnít trust a working hour meter anyway, unless fully backed up with log books. M
An engine with 10,000 hours may be in better shape than one with...
Forum: Motorsailers 11-08-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By AusCan
I often read or hear this quote but I donít...

I often read or hear this quote but I donít really agree. Most motorsailers donít sail as well as a true sail boat due to less sail area, but why shouldnít it motor well just because it has a mast...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-07-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 23,423
Posted By AusCan
Iím really enjoying your posts and pics, Frank. ...

Iím really enjoying your posts and pics, Frank. Much appreciated.

Eric, the only time I was getting sea water into the dinghy, the painter ended up snapping in the 6-8 foot breaking waves. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,644
Posted By AusCan
As Iíve given up on the old lead acid batteries,...

As Iíve given up on the old lead acid batteries, my hydrometer hasnít been used for years.
I find that just monitoring the voltage of battery banks keeps a person aware of the battery condition. ...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 11-05-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 33,120
Posted By AusCan
Iím a bit out of practice for winterizing, but I...

Iím a bit out of practice for winterizing, but I wouldnít expect a water tank with a bit of water in it to be a problem if it freezes as long as there is room for expansion.
With the hoses, canít...
Forum: Motorsailers 11-05-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By AusCan
There are some very nice Schuckers available. ...

There are some very nice Schuckers available. Shop around as there is significant variation. Some are factory fitout; some were sold for fitout by owner.
If you plan on a lot of inland river use,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-03-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By AusCan
The problem may be just the ACR. Some...

The problem may be just the ACR.

Some charging systems are set up with the battery charger, solar panels and alternator charging the house bank. The starting battery may be charged solely by...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-01-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,787
Posted By AusCan
OTDE: experiment fail

Actually, I found the OTDE somewhat boring after a while. The same people posting the same messages over and over. Not many participants willing to budge on their concrete view of the world.
I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,202
Posted By AusCan
Every boat has its pluses and minusís. The...

Every boat has its pluses and minusís.

The worst for me is beam seas when there is no wind to use the sails to stabilise the roll. Even at 45 degrees to the wind there is a lot of coffee...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,202
Posted By AusCan
I’m a bit surprised at the mention of 2 or 3 foot...

I’m a bit surprised at the mention of 2 or 3 foot wave limits. That would discount 98% of the year for boating around here.

I just had a look at the weather over the next 7 days. Waves...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,202
Posted By AusCan
Lots of differing viewpoints here. Some mention...

Lots of differing viewpoints here. Some mention temperature or precipitation but the sea state is usually the deciding factor.

We all like to have fun on the water but we all have fun in...
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-29-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By AusCan
Lou does have a good point. If the tax rate is...

Lou does have a good point. If the tax rate is the major factor in your decision, then you may not not be a good fit for Canada.
There are many ways to measure quality of life and tax rate is a...
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-24-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,563
Posted By AusCan
Not much has changed in many parts of Canada. ...

Not much has changed in many parts of Canada. Prior to full legalization, there were many pot outlets in BC that just required you to fill out a form nominating a medical condition that you had...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,054
Posted By AusCan
I give you criteria, you select the Boat!

Gary, if you are referring to full displacement boats, your first reason for a bit of extra horsepower makes good sense.

The extra power does not increase your potential top speed when running...
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