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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By MurrayM
I like yacht clubs being hundreds of miles away,...

I like yacht clubs being hundreds of miles away, which pretty much ensures we live in a sparsely populated area and have most anchorages all to ourselves :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By MurrayM
My main flame is a Wista 45DX...Fujifilm is the...

My main flame is a Wista 45DX...Fujifilm is the hot new fling.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By MurrayM
I was pretty sure you are a solid/sensible guy,...

I was pretty sure you are a solid/sensible guy, but now I'm sure of it!

Picked up an X-E1 years ago and followed that up a few years later with an X-T2. Love the ISO & shutter speed dials and the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By MurrayM
Checklists are good with a new to you boat...

Checklists are good with a new to you boat because thinking about it and writing it down helps solidify things to memory.

The three most important steps for getting away these days are to open...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,993
Posted By MurrayM
Give me a private message if you venture onto the...

Give me a private message if you venture onto the north coast. Maybe we can meet up.
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By MurrayM
If you rode a gondola to a mountains peak, would...

If you rode a gondola to a mountains peak, would your experience of the mountain be the same compared to hiking up from the bottom? If you bicycled the length of the Rocky Mountains, would you have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8,365
Views: 998,540
Posted By MurrayM
Build your own :thumb: ...

Build your own :thumb:

https://www.dutch-barges.net/trawler.html
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By MurrayM
Thanks for the tip :thumb: ...

Thanks for the tip :thumb:
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By MurrayM
"Why not" is an equally valid question. ...

"Why not" is an equally valid question.

While trips like this seem out of the norm from the outside looking in, after about a month or so it just becomes your life, and absolutely normal.

When...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8,365
Views: 998,540
Posted By MurrayM
One of my favourites, and can be ordered as a...

One of my favourites, and can be ordered as a kit: https://www.dutch-barges.net/trawler.html
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By MurrayM
No, never heard of it. Thanks for the heads up...

No, never heard of it. Thanks for the heads up :thumb:

https://www.amazon.ca/Rowing-Latitude-Journeys-Along-Arctics/dp/0865476551
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By MurrayM
Circumnavigating N. America, by Kayak

Snowed like crazy here for the last couple days. While taking a break between shovelling episodes I found this interesting article about a German lady who is circumnavigating North America by kayak....
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8,365
Views: 998,540
Posted By MurrayM
Have never seen one in real life, just online....

Have never seen one in real life, just online. The 49 footer 'looks right' to my eye compared to the smaller Lord Nelson Victory Tugs.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 17,495
Posted By MurrayM
From my frame of reference as a letter carrier...

From my frame of reference as a letter carrier for Canada Post, Canada Customs put their sticky fingers on parcels on a completely random basis, and the number would be a fraction of parcels crossing...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 710
Posted By MurrayM
Now here's an InReach killer app...Birdseye...

Now here's an InReach killer app...Birdseye Satellite Imagery downloaded onto your device:

https://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-BirdsEye-Satellite-Imagery-Card-P2330.aspx

Imagine...working your...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-18-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By MurrayM
Welcome aboard! Dare to Dream :thumb:

Welcome aboard!

Dare to Dream :thumb:
Forum: General Maintenance 01-18-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,372
Posted By MurrayM
Our boat used to swing something awful with 30'...

Our boat used to swing something awful with 30' of chain and a nylon rope rode. Yours might swing a bit less with 75' of chain, but in deep anchorages and a lot of rode out it might still be a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 710
Posted By MurrayM
We have two older version Spot Messengers. One...

We have two older version Spot Messengers. One stays on the boat and one goes ashore. We need two because if I’m hiking alone and don’t come back, my wife can still send for help...lots of places up...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,731
Posted By MurrayM
Hope your path becomes clear, and manageable, as...

Hope your path becomes clear, and manageable, as you deal with the most important stuff first.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By MurrayM
Can I ask that you read the following link? It's...

Can I ask that you read the following link? It's a short explanation of the global average temperature based on observations by NASA, NOAA, Japan, and England, which are all getting pretty much...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By MurrayM
Egad. If 45" of evaporation is a low year,...

Egad.

If 45" of evaporation is a low year, that goes a long way to explaining the oppressive humidity people talk about down there :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By MurrayM
Northern Spy & I are Canadian, and apparently it...

Northern Spy & I are Canadian, and apparently it was introduced here during the First World War:


...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By MurrayM
Wasn’t income tax supposed to be a temporary...

Wasn’t income tax supposed to be a temporary wartime tax?
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By MurrayM
This was the cumulative bit of impact which...

This was the cumulative bit of impact which caught my eye:
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By MurrayM
Read a saying from the Wolof (spelling?) people...

Read a saying from the Wolof (spelling?) people of Africa, which went something like:

To not know is bad.
To not want to know is worse.
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