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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 10:02 AM
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Canadian standards are different, no US Code...

Canadian standards are different, no US Code docks that we have seen. BC Hydro is not yet in agreement that the "new" US marina design is sensible with 30ma being one thing but setup another. Nor are...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,147
Posted By sunchaser
RT I too hope OTDE remains without over zealous...

RT
I too hope OTDE remains without over zealous rancor.

A few years ago China labeled nuclear power as renewable. Yes, for all intents and purposes it may well be but a listing of the new...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 12:58 PM
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Posted By sunchaser
You are quite right, I typed Imperial Lake but...

You are quite right, I typed Imperial Lake but should have typed Salton Sea. It is interesting that China ships us windmills and builds nuclear plants for their own use. Also, nuclear plants are...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,147
Posted By sunchaser
[QUOTE=RT Firefly;715946]Greetings, Mr. s....

[QUOTE=RT Firefly;715946]Greetings,
Mr. s. "...where did the Aral Sea go and why?" To irrigate the cotton fields in Uzbekistan evidently. That old pair of BVD's at the back of your drawer? Yup,...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 09:46 AM
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Views: 3,147
Posted By sunchaser
And herein lies an interesting problem Brian,...

And herein lies an interesting problem Brian, claimers rise to their well entrenched positions very quickly for the strangest of reasons. Nowhere did I say that man is or is not causing a rise in CO2...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 105
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Posted By sunchaser
I'm unsure of which scientific studies you are...

I'm unsure of which scientific studies you are referring. One thing for sure though, all credible scientists agree that studies indicate that the world's climate is always in a state of flux....
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By sunchaser
Ok, they had a fire. That we knew as of a week...

Ok, they had a fire. That we knew as of a week ago or so. The Bellingham newspaper quoted both company spokesmen and fire officials saying it was a disaster. Further the company said they are trying...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By sunchaser
What difference does it make? How do we know what...

What difference does it make? How do we know what it "was"? Unless a pubic company full disclosure isn't required nor relevant until all facts are in. And has been said before on this site (and...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-18-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,147
Posted By sunchaser
OC A read of Michener's "Chesapeake" gives a...

OC
A read of Michener's "Chesapeake" gives a good accounting of what used to be.
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By sunchaser
ERTF Three questions: - Why aren't they...

ERTF
Three questions:
- Why aren't they working?
- What engines?
- Why do you like the boat?
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By sunchaser
Dave907 Yes, as noted, FD hulls benefit greatly...

Dave907
Yes, as noted, FD hulls benefit greatly from stabilization. If you're ever on one, turn off the stabilizers and note the difference. North Baltic and Codger are right about Flemings. Solid...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-16-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By sunchaser
Two things. Determine what you have now. Are they...

Two things. Determine what you have now. Are they working OK? If so, duplicate. Secondly, be very careful buying online, lots of counterfeits out there. Buy only OEM. So many places to buy them,...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-14-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By sunchaser
Yes, there is one just south of the...

Yes, there is one just south of the Harbormaster's office. Maintenance for sure, don't know about storage. Travel lift up to 50 feet for sure. It is operated by Herri who also has the marine supply...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By sunchaser
Optifuel's website looks pretty good. Do you have...

Optifuel's website looks pretty good. Do you have a trusted yard in BC that could comment on them? I'll query as well.

Can you transfer fuel between tanks to get each empty enough to use camera...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 11-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By sunchaser
Now that sounds fun. I'm envious. Any low water...

Now that sounds fun. I'm envious. Any low water impediments foreseen? If not already planned, the famous L&C Journal is a great reference.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By sunchaser
Rob I concur with PSneeld. Been on the same...

Rob
I concur with PSneeld. Been on the same waters as you will do on loop and never worried about AC on the bridge when cruising. What engines in the 12M? Great boat IMHO. Spent time on one in St...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-14-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,147
Posted By sunchaser
Bill What is current China policy on managing...

Bill
What is current China policy on managing birth rate?
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By sunchaser
Sail Why winterize? Where is the vessel? Our...

Sail
Why winterize? Where is the vessel? Our vessel is in the water in Sidney and the only heat we leave on is an electric unit in the ER. We drain the water system and that's it. If you're close to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-13-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,198
Posted By sunchaser
Well, the best navigators around a few hundred...

Well, the best navigators around a few hundred years ago used a, compass, clock, tables and sextant. Today, add a start battery, VHF and all else is optional.

This optional stuff is mission...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-13-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By sunchaser
Shrew you may well be right or?? That is why a...

Shrew you may well be right or?? That is why a visit to the 1st Chain Supply website is in order. Link dimensions in their entirety are noted so the visibly challenged by the internet have 4...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,623
Posted By sunchaser
As this thread meanders around some fun subjects,...

As this thread meanders around some fun subjects, here's one. Ocean Alexander is advertising and building (?) a 45' vessel with quad outboards.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,254
Posted By sunchaser
For those of us with far north experience, I'd...

For those of us with far north experience, I'd say no. But the best and brightest on TF with current far north big diesel knowledge is Northern Spy. Maybe he'll comment.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-12-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By sunchaser
Recommend to the Chain Supply website where all...

Recommend to the Chain Supply website where all manners of a plethora of link sizes and dimensions are shown. Even though it appears you've got 1/4" G4 pays to go to the source.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By sunchaser
We've left our vessel in Juneau at Harris for...

We've left our vessel in Juneau at Harris for extended periods. We waited until we got there to book it. Call the Harbormaster's office for details. One thing you will need is a designated...
Forum: Great Harbour 11-12-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By sunchaser
Don't get too overzealous. Our "not huge", no...

Don't get too overzealous. Our "not huge", no water attachments, no de-Icer, 12/110 V Nova Kool more than meets our needs. Just like different boats work just fine, so do different plotters, engines...
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