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Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-04-2020, 03:25 PM
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Posted By rtheriault
She’s a nice vessel and worth a look. I am an...

She’s a nice vessel and worth a look. I am an owner in a small boutique yacht repair business in Vancouver thus the interest in a project boat.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-03-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By rtheriault
Thanks Ron. Probably right but have all...

Thanks Ron. Probably right but have all fibreglass hulls escaped the storm damage over the past couple if seasons?
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-01-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By rtheriault
Obviously depends on the vessel but I’m expecting...

Obviously depends on the vessel but I’m expecting 80’ min to get what we need for space.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-01-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By rtheriault
Thanks but too small

Thanks but too small
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-01-2020, 04:25 PM
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Views: 478
Posted By rtheriault
2001 Grand Banks Classic 36 Tri-Cabin

Mistral is one of the last of this single engine model made by Grand Banks in Malaysia. Many recent upgrades including a fully enclosed bimini, brightwork redone, new tender and engine with electric...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-01-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By rtheriault
Project Boat Wanted

Looking for an older fibreglass hulled project boat that could be retrofitted for the eco tourism business in the Pacific North West. Needs minimum 3 staterooms plus crew quarters.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 12-30-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Wanted: Trawler wanted
Views: 2,293
Posted By rtheriault
I am thinking of selling our GB 36 Classic...

I am thinking of selling our GB 36 Classic tri-cabin. 2001 model and one of the last ones built. 2500 hrs on her single 225hp John Deere engine. Boat is in great shape and has many recent upgrades a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,309
Posted By rtheriault
Firing someone is an admittance of blame. Usually...

Firing someone is an admittance of blame. Usually wait until all the insurance claims and liability issues are taken care of then fire the captain.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-26-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Boathealer is correct about underwater radio. We...

Boathealer is correct about underwater radio. We have figured a better solution for getting the information from this anchor to the boat. And Lawrence D thanks for your validation on the price. If...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Thanks Derek. There are few folks who get it and...

Thanks Derek. There are few folks who get it and understand that there is a market for a better anchor drag detection system (better than relying on a geofence which is a lagging indicator). People...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-21-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Nikko thanks for your useful feedback. Without...

Nikko thanks for your useful feedback. Without giving too much away, yes we are using wifi where there is no cell range. The initial prototypes will not be able to anchor in 120ft of water (who does...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-20-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Thanks for the info and comments. A cable...

Thanks for the info and comments. A cable attached to the anchor chain would probably get destroyed so we are looking at alternatives for sending the signal back to the boat.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-18-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
MYTraveler i would be interested in any...

MYTraveler i would be interested in any information you have on the similar system you purchased a few years ago. I haven’t been able to find anything that comes close.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-18-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Thanks for the useful discussion. Sure, for every...

Thanks for the useful discussion. Sure, for every solution there is a problem but i will persevere.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-18-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
You nailed it Max. Exactly what we’re hoping to...

You nailed it Max. Exactly what we’re hoping to achieve.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-18-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Twistedtree this the kind of feedback i am...

Twistedtree this the kind of feedback i am looking for. Not whether people need a new gadget or not. The issues you bring up are valid and we have delt with buoy deployment and lack of cell cover in...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Yes the device deploys underwater with the...

Yes the device deploys underwater with the anchor. It doesn’t use ultrasonic or any underwater radio technology as it just doesn’t work. The US navy is working on it!
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-18-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
To those interested the device does not rely on...

To those interested the device does not rely on GPS as it is detecting movement at the anchor and transmitting the signal back to the boat via electronics in the float. It can work with and without...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-17-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
I also want to point out that this is not a...

I also want to point out that this is not a device that floks with decades of experience in the PNW would want or need. However there are a considerable number of new and novice boaters that may not...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
I appreciate all the useful discussion. I just...

I appreciate all the useful discussion. I just don’t see why folks wouldn’t like a visual of an anchor on their device that shows that their anchor is set and staying set. I am a mechanical engineer...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-17-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Dave i think you understand what I’m getting at...

Dave i think you understand what I’m getting at with the problems with a GPS based alarm. If I’m ashore it’s too late when my boat has drifted outside the geofence
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Appreciate the responses. The system will also...

Appreciate the responses. The system will also transmit to a cell phone so you can carry it onshore for peace of mind that your anchor is holding. It’s more than a gadget and the cost is just an...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-17-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Would appreciate any thought people have on this...

Would appreciate any thought people have on this idea
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 10-08-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Wanted: Grand Banks 36
Views: 997
Posted By rtheriault
I have a 2001 single JD engine GB 36 Classic in...

I have a 2001 single JD engine GB 36 Classic in Sidney BC in excellent condition. Looking to trade for a slightly older 42 or 45
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,989
Posted By rtheriault
Positive Anchor Drag Detector System

I have designed a remote anchor drag detector that uses a sophisticated accelerometer to detect lateral anchor movements, a positive indicator of anchor slippage in real time, and transmits alarm...
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