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Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-12-2022, 10:04 AM
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:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-12-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,851
Posted By IRENE
Thread Drift - AIS Aids to Navigation

Please move to new thread if deemed appropriate.

Overview (2014) of AIS aids to navigation including terms:

https://gcaptain.com/uscg-ais-aton-navigation/

A more comprehensive overview:
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,582
Posted By IRENE
You may prefer to have stabilizers at the time of...

You may prefer to have stabilizers at the time of resale.

There are at least 2 forum members that have recent installation experience, one new and one refit. A search may inform your decision...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By IRENE
Bayliner 4087

Bayliner 4087 and 3587. Excellent value, engines with plenty of support and reasonable parts (Cummins), 6 berths, 2 full heads, inclusive inside operating station out of the elements, great cockpit...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-06-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,851
Posted By IRENE
marinetraffic.com plot

Earlier today, I put ARCTUROS into marinetraffic.com and looked at the her past track and speed. I plotted the location of a speed reduction to Navionics and the position is marked by the...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-02-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By IRENE
Through Another Lens…

https://coverager.com/geico-to-shut-down-local-offices-in-california/

Avi Ben-Hutta
Editor at Coverager
Jul 21, 2022
GEICO
GEICO to shut down local offices in California
Based on information...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-02-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By IRENE
Strikes Again or Manages Operations?

Geico was able to save me over a boat unit for a better policy. There was less administrative nonsense in getting there (e.g surveyor “recommendations”). Geico always answered the phone and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-02-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By IRENE
1. Confirm settings on the Vesper are correct...

1. Confirm settings on the Vesper are correct (e.g. its sending the correct data in the correct format to the output). Vesper may also have a software update to fix a bug. Sometimes my Furuno...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By IRENE
Jd4045

Our 4045 has a 4D. 2011-vintage planning by manufacturer for correct size.

This hull was the first to have this engine, so I suspect some consideration for appropriate CCA, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,056
Posted By IRENE
Broken Group, Barkley Sound

Looking west towards Ucluelet.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,056
Posted By IRENE
Herbert Inlet, Clayoquot Sound

Moyeha Bay

Beautiful anchorage that rivals Priness Louisa…

Snow-capped peaks
Fresh rivers flowing in
Lush green meadows
Bear, elk, seals, eagles

Have not seen anyone since we arrived.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-20-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,244
Posted By IRENE
LaCosta - thanks for sharing your adventure here...

LaCosta - thanks for sharing your adventure here and on the blog! Nicely done!

Best Wishes

Sent from Steamer Cove, Flores Island, BC
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,056
Posted By IRENE
Last Evening

Headed up the outside of Vancouver Island. Photos from last night - 20 or more orca swam by as we drifted, shut down. Quatsino Sound tomorrow.
Forum: Boats | Wanted 06-23-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By IRENE
John, Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales has a couple...

John,

Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales has a couple of listings that may fit your criteria. Certainly Jeff would have useful advice.

www.jmys.com
Forum: General Maintenance 06-23-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By IRENE
Hello Seal

Mark,

We have successfully used Zaal Noflex, the holding tank treatment, to remove these stains.

Non-official Instructions: Wet surface, sprinkle on the Noflex, go have a refreshment. Enjoy a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,913
Posted By IRENE
We have left ours on as needed for our (now...

We have left ours on as needed for our (now departed) doggy. I understand the concern that a hose could flood the boat, but keeping the senior dog comfortable won out.

Our AC has a moisture mode...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,584
Posted By IRENE
We use Frogg Toggs…simple, light weight,...

We use Frogg Toggs…simple, light weight, inexpensive, dries quickly. Jackets and pants (not bibs); pants are quite useful for rainy weather anchoring, boat washing, dinghy trips, etc. I am on my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By IRENE
Enjoyed, thank you and have fun!

Enjoyed, thank you and have fun!
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-13-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By IRENE
Greetings and Welcome BH44 - We would be...

Greetings and Welcome BH44 -

We would be interested in hearing more about PV. Costs? Good quality groceries? Lodging? What do YOU think?

Thanks!
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-12-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 58,709
Posted By IRENE
They say “two layers is an option”. ...

They say “two layers is an option”.

Maintenance - We recommend the use of Q²R Wash and Q²R Maintain during your normal wash routine. The coating is designed to resist chemicals ph. within 2 to 11....
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-12-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By IRENE
Thanks. We have an agreed value policy, for...

Thanks.

We have an agreed value policy, for which there is no depreciation.

Our navigation area is coastal and inland waters of the U.S. and Canada, out to 200NM. Geico said they could get us...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-12-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By IRENE
Positive Geico Experience

Timely thread!

We just bound with Geico last week. Geico has been very easy to reach and pleasant to deal with through the process.

We were in the process of obtaining quotes from 4 new-to-us...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-12-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 58,709
Posted By IRENE
We just applied ceramic coating (Gyeon) to our...

We just applied ceramic coating (Gyeon) to our starboard hull. It is EASIER to apply and remove than Rain-X. The bulk of the work was polishing to get the finish we wanted to seal in. Your new...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-11-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,902
Posted By IRENE
I communicated with Blackstone labs about...

I communicated with Blackstone labs about Kirkland 15w-40 diesel engine oil. No derogatory information reported. We have plenty of it on hand now, and in use, but nothing back from analysis to...
Forum: Fuel Check 06-11-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,894
Posted By IRENE
Within a few cents of $6.00/gal at Sequim and...

Within a few cents of $6.00/gal at Sequim and Anacortes, yesterday.
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