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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:08 AM
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I have been considering a subscription to Pacific...

I have been considering a subscription to Pacific Yachting, and are interested in your opinion. Do you feel you are getting good value for your $$?

I like and subscribe to Pacific Yachting and...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By rsn48
For sheer blood and guts movie - They Shall Not...

For sheer blood and guts movie - They Shall Not Grow Old - is the "best" (worst?) movie I have seen. It too is about WW1 but there was no editing of the very real injuries you see on screen, all...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 611
Posted By rsn48
Or require your to buy so many meals there. ...

Or require your to buy so many meals there.



Is this common?

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club is or was like that. It is to ensure the restaurant continues in the black. The food is reasonable...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 447
Posted By rsn48
I wonder how all those people on bigger boats and...

I wonder how all those people on bigger boats and much bigger anchors manage?

I was referring to manually hefting an anchor and chain around. As long as the windless works, heck it could be a...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast Yesterday, 01:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By rsn48
Vancouver Boat Show

Since the Seattle show has gotten a plug, thought I'd do the same. The web page is linked below. I will probably go over for two days. Last year I went for the whole thing (seminars) but had to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-21-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 447
Posted By rsn48
Another factor I take into account is the weight...

Another factor I take into account is the weight I'm willing to lift manually if the windlass goes south... and 50-55 lbs is right about my limit.

Don't forget the "getting older factor" when...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-21-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 611
Posted By rsn48
Where my boat is located in Comox BC I have the...

Where my boat is located in Comox BC I have the choice of two clubs, the Comox Club and Deep Bay club. I haven't joined either as of yet. Both are very small with Comox not having any building and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By rsn48
We get to Denman and Comox routinely so don't...

We get to Denman and Comox routinely so don't rock us!

Well I won't bother you when I head to Powell River or Lund and higher. But Denman, that's another matter. If I'm not dying of old age...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-21-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 447
Posted By rsn48
Your anchor is a good size even for nasty blows....

Your anchor is a good size even for nasty blows. In discussions about rode, what is your average anchoring depth. And is anchorages "tight," lots of boats with not so much room (on the west coast...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-20-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By rsn48
If you are shipping with one of those sinkable...

If you are shipping with one of those sinkable jobbies, then you might be dropped off where I used to live. I will leave my old address for you to insert into google earth and you can check it out....
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-20-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By rsn48
Beam seas with the same side beam wind is even...

Beam seas with the same side beam wind is even less fun.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-20-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By rsn48
I think if you have a smaller boat such as mine,...

I think if you have a smaller boat such as mine, the Fortress series makes a lot of sense from an alternative design from the primary anchor, weight and stowability perspective.

My primary is a...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-20-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By rsn48
You have multiple areas in BC to look for boats,...

You have multiple areas in BC to look for boats, Vancouver obviously has a good supply, also Victoria, and to a lesser degree up Island, like Nanaimo and Courtney/Comox and Campbell River.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-20-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By rsn48
Tape that may prove useful in significant boat leaks

I started a thread on "shoring up" damage to the hull while at sea. I just saw this advert for this tape that looks promising. There is a video on the page I linked to, you might want to watch it:...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 01-19-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By rsn48
Chicago had (has?) a boat parade sometimes in the...

Chicago had (has?) a boat parade sometimes in the summer for Venetian night, this I do know:
...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By rsn48
So I checked again, this copy and paste is taken...

So I checked again, this copy and paste is taken from the boating course available in Canada:

"Required Navigation Lights for Manually Powered Boats

Manually powered boats are those that are...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,347
Posted By rsn48
Negative on the 100 year comment. A couple of...

Negative on the 100 year comment. A couple of large private ventures are now launching thousands of LEO sats.

Up here in our fjords, inlets, sounds, bays and what have you, what's important is...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 01-18-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By rsn48
If the boat is older and hasn't been repowered...

If the boat is older and hasn't been repowered with a gas engine and low hours, run don't walk away from it. On boats, this is true for diesels as well, higher hours is better than significantly low...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-18-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By rsn48
Best Washington is Washington state, but I...

Best Washington is Washington state, but I digress. If this is your boat it looks like a winner. You will need a new dinghy sooner than later:
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,347
Posted By rsn48
The only way you are going to get 100 %...

The only way you are going to get 100 % connectivity on the northern area of the west coast is via satellite. Populations, or lack thereof, and isolated areas in Desolation Sound and north,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By rsn48
The original Spot was and is far better than the...

The original Spot was and is far better than the older Epirbs, I'll give a copy and paste from Wiki, notice the coverage of one satellite - 20 km.

"The first form of these beacons was the 121.500...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,347
Posted By rsn48
If you want budget listening device to detect...

If you want budget listening device to detect breaking glass and a alarms going off, I have copied and pasted an article about the "Echo Dot" (Alexa). So you buy the cheapest Echo Dot and put it on...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-17-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By rsn48
Unless someone changed official regulations, all...

Unless someone changed official regulations, all it needs is one all around white light.

I think someone did change the regs in Canada, the one all round light was my understanding but when I...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-14-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,202
Posted By rsn48
So there is a company that says there one pound...

So there is a company that says there one pound bottles are DOT approved to be refillable. I have to wonder if they are the same as the standard one pounder. So I thought I would google and what I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By rsn48
Well now I'm really curious as to how fast my...

Well now I'm really curious as to how fast my boat will go. I phoned Merc in Wisconsin about which leg to install (really wanted the Bravo 3) but during the process asked them to guestimate my boats...
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