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Forum: Welcome Mat 10-19-2021, 08:02 PM
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Posted By rsn48
There are two marinas there, where are you -...

There are two marinas there, where are you - public or private?

I am in the private one.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,451
Posted By rsn48
Does your marine radio have a horn option, my...

Does your marine radio have a horn option, my Icom does so I just added a speaker outside. Its a nice option to have if you are lazy as you can choose the "fog" option and your horn will blow the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By rsn48
Folks here are talking about a dog being more...

Folks here are talking about a dog being more work on a boat than not having one, they are absolutely right. But having a dog at your land locked home is also more work. You clean up pee, barf and...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-15-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,602
Posted By rsn48
You also understand the grip Alaska has on a...

You also understand the grip Alaska has on a person. Robert Service said it best in "The Spell of the Yukon"

That same Robert Service wrote the majority of his stuff in Cowichan Bay BC, not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By rsn48
Moral of the story, don't get a large dog. Why I...

Moral of the story, don't get a large dog. Why I posted the video of the Nova Scotia Duck Toller, they are around 30 - 35 pounds, the perfect size for dogs and boats. If you start them off as pup,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By rsn48
Thought I would throw out a dog breed you most...

Thought I would throw out a dog breed you most likely have not heard of, they kind of look like a downsized Golden. They are a sporting dog, Canadian breed, kind of happy go lucky dogs. Below is a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By rsn48
Interestingly, my first two Springer's loved the...

Interestingly, my first two Springer's loved the water and like labs, I'd be dragging them away from the ocean. My second one loved to go on long solo ocean swims. My third one is almost aloof to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By rsn48
A note about Springer Spaniels, I've owned three...

A note about Springer Spaniels, I've owned three of them. First this dog is not a "dominant' breed in the States and Canada. This is a good thing as they aren't overbred by crappy dog breeders.
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Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 10-03-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By rsn48
8 month moorage in downtown Victoria

Just blanked out on the name of the marina but for anyone who has visited Victoria and is a boat owner, you've stared at this marina while on your walking tours.

You can moor at said marina in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,419
Posted By rsn48
Even pivoting an outboard a la Seawise wasn’t...

Even pivoting an outboard a la Seawise wasn’t appealing to me. I installed a Dinghy Butler, which let’s me launch in 15 seconds and retrieve in 30 seconds.

If I use a cordless electric drill with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,419
Posted By rsn48
the transom-mounted boat name/hailing port...

the transom-mounted boat name/hailing port blocked or covered on the transom of a documented vessel is a REAL rule or one of those official things that are overlooked.

It may be a real rule that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,419
Posted By rsn48
I got a laugh out of this one. My take is exactly...

I got a laugh out of this one. My take is exactly the opposite! I think electrics are for those folks (like me) that are convinced that something will always go wrong with an gas outboard motor]
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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-02-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,413
Posted By rsn48
In my opinion, bilge pumps should be able to be...

In my opinion, bilge pumps should be able to be tuned on either automatically or manually.

I am of the philosophy if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. If you have a switch to turn the bilge pump...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-02-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,413
Posted By rsn48
And now for the dissenting opinion. Your bilge...

And now for the dissenting opinion. Your bilge pumps should not be on a circuit breaker, to use Jeff Cote's language, a bilge pump is an "unswitched" installation. The purpose is that your bilge...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,419
Posted By rsn48
You may not like my suggestion, but I put it out...

You may not like my suggestion, but I put it out there for you to think it through. The reality for us older farts is that whatever is heavy now is going to get heavier in the future. I see a motor...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,993
Posted By rsn48
I have an AGM battery power inverter. The...

I have an AGM battery power inverter. The inverter is good to a thousand watts, it has jumper cables for starter duties, USB ports, and a couple of AC plug in's. I bought the biggest one I could. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,213
Posted By rsn48
Hey rsn48, I’ve been rafting up at your local...

Hey rsn48,
I’ve been rafting up at your local marina for 10 years and have not suffered any damage, just a few streaks of dirty bumper crud that cleans off easily. Marinas such as this are not for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,213
Posted By rsn48
The reason I raised this topic is though my boat...

The reason I raised this topic is though my boat is in Comox BC, I am a French Creek Marina groupie, this was especially true when my boat was in for a nearly two year refit. French Creek is just a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By rsn48
If money is no object, there is always Slow Boat,...

If money is no object, there is always Slow Boat, a commercial enterprise providing flotillas to Alaska from Washington state. I will link their home page below but if you go into the webinars...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,213
Posted By rsn48
Damage to boat when rafting by others

I kind of have a basic mistrust of rafting up in marinas when visiting. I'm always wondering about the damage done to my boat if I'm away from my boat when the inside boat owner decides he wants to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,970
Posted By rsn48
I was an early in with hydrogen fuel (believer...

I was an early in with hydrogen fuel (believer that is, not a user). In the gas "crises" in the eighties hydrogen was lauded as the next great solution. Needless to say, it wasn't.

Fast...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,912
Posted By rsn48
There was a stacking up of freighters in...

There was a stacking up of freighters in Vancouver in July due to rail problems with forest fires. Here is an article about this scenario, but note this article is dated July. I searched for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,332
Posted By rsn48
There are some boats that are far, far beyond...

There are some boats that are far, far beyond anything I could hope to afford that I wouldn't mind attempting it on.

No need for expensive boats, just get an older Tayana 37 also know as a CT 37. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By rsn48
You can start calling it the NT 34 as the newer...

You can start calling it the NT 34 as the newer 34's are the same length as the 32's.

Buddy just got a NT 32 and loves it, bought in mid-summer and he has roughly 150 hours on it so far.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,332
Posted By rsn48
MV Freedom: They are fine. On Instagram recently...

MV Freedom: They are fine. On Instagram recently as well. She started a job so apparently quite busy.

Good to hear. The Eric and Christi Grab video is interesting, especially in light of their...
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