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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2021, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Northern Spy
Best one posted in quite a while. Thanks!

Best one posted in quite a while. Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,180
Posted By Northern Spy
Agreed. But one should know that there are other...

Agreed. But one should know that there are other personality preferences and that people may very well have different natural tendencies.

The take away here is that not everyone thinks the same...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,180
Posted By Northern Spy
Yeah. That's pretty much my experience as well.

Yeah. That's pretty much my experience as well.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,180
Posted By Northern Spy
Engineer? [emoji2] Dilbert wouldn't...

Engineer?

[emoji2]

Dilbert wouldn't have existed or flourished if there wasn't a modicum of truth in the comic.

I used to tell one of my old engineering coworkers that he would get a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,180
Posted By Northern Spy
My gut feeling is that a lot of us that annoy...

My gut feeling is that a lot of us that annoy others on the forum are the Keirsey Rational temperament, and this is how we communicate with others.

We are here to answer questions and solve...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-22-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,722
Posted By Northern Spy
This is coastal BC, not Miami or New York. Not a...

This is coastal BC, not Miami or New York. Not a lot of hustle going down. Canadians have a polite stereotype for a reason. [emoji846]

Beside many marinas are municipal. Wouldn't happen.

In...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,722
Posted By Northern Spy
Yes. Good point. That would often be the case...

Yes. Good point. That would often be the case as well.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-22-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,722
Posted By Northern Spy
Keep in mind that being on the waiting list, is...

Keep in mind that being on the waiting list, is different than accepting the slip when it comes available. Some people have intention, but not the wherewithal to pull it off when offered. When I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,452
Posted By Northern Spy
I'll stick with "we don't really know (yet)". ...

I'll stick with "we don't really know (yet)".

Pretty decent article here:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/no-one-can-explain-why-planes-stay-in-the-air/

I too was taught the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,452
Posted By Northern Spy
Angle of attack. Turns out the whole concept...

Angle of attack. Turns out the whole concept of lift has lots to do with angle of attack as well as shape. Don't need a foil shape. Any kid who studied aerodynamics with their hand out of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,180
Posted By Northern Spy
I have no problem admitting that my idea is not...

I have no problem admitting that my idea is not the best. You know how to have a good idea? Have lots of ideas.

Black and white thinking may be one of the biggest detriments to progress in our...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,180
Posted By Northern Spy
"The sea is selective, slow in recognition of...

"The sea is selective, slow in recognition of effort and aptitude, but fast in sinking the unfit." Had to memorize that in the maritime school I went to.

In the engineering world we say that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,918
Posted By Northern Spy
Ah. Fair enough. Sent from my Pixel 3...

Ah. Fair enough.

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Trawler Forum mobile app (https://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=84520)
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,918
Posted By Northern Spy
Ya gotta wonder how these defects got by all of...

Ya gotta wonder how these defects got by all of the subsequent surveys during transfer of ownership of Lagoons.

Or maybe not.

May not have been caught due to the number of out of date fire...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-16-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,175
Posted By Northern Spy
I like the app as well. We in BC have electronic...

I like the app as well. We in BC have electronic health records we can access, just not integrated with the Feds. I am pretty sure we will see a vaccination passport of some form or another. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-16-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Northern Spy
A grooved shaft key sounds as if the prop is not...

A grooved shaft key sounds as if the prop is not tight on the taper and is rocking back and forth. The keyway on the prop or the keyseat on the shaft may be cutting into the sides of the key.

If...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-16-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,175
Posted By Northern Spy
Right now it takes a fair amount of proof for a...

Right now it takes a fair amount of proof for a Canadian to enter Canada. Have to download an app (AriveCAN) and have photos of both vaccination certificates.
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 07-15-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 23,432
Posted By Northern Spy
https://vancouversun.com/news/economy/canada-cruis...

https://vancouversun.com/news/economy/canada-cruise-ship-ban-lifted-november/wcm/e0ef4cd6-27e3-443d-bd75-d6e872c01ff0

Canada is lifting the cruise ship ban earlier than initially proposed. ...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-15-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,104
Posted By Northern Spy
Completely different than what I envisioned. I...

Completely different than what I envisioned. I must've mixed it up with another brand of a similar or same name that used to exist in the 80's. See photo. (ugh)

My bad.

That's a nice looking...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-15-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,175
Posted By Northern Spy
I participated in a focus group sponsored by the...

I participated in a focus group sponsored by the BC Tourist Board for the timing and materials of this campaign some weeks back. The goal is specifically to get British Columbians (lower...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-15-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,175
Posted By Northern Spy
It specifically says "for Canadians"...

It specifically says "for Canadians"...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-15-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,104
Posted By Northern Spy
Go to some marinas walk the docks and be the...

Go to some marinas walk the docks and be the friendly inquisitive type.

People like to talk about their boats and often have varying, but strong opinions.

Like this one.

In my opinion...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,483
Posted By Northern Spy
For backinblue. No kayaks now but paddle...

For backinblue.

No kayaks now but paddle boards. Kayaks, web straps, and foamies are on my truck currently. 119337
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,483
Posted By Northern Spy
That's where I keep mine.

That's where I keep mine.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,483
Posted By Northern Spy
I through bolted tie-down eye straps on top of a...

I through bolted tie-down eye straps on top of a 1/4" thick rectangular teak pad; four for each kayak. The through bolts (actually 10-24 machine screws) have 1" fender washers on the backside and...
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