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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-31-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,570
Posted By windled
Hi. Here’s the official notice today from Parks...

Hi. Here’s the official notice today from Parks Canada:

“AVAILABLE DRAFT ON THE RIDEAU CANAL as of July 30, 2018
OTTAWA LOCKS to NEWBORO
CURRENT: Normal Draft. Normal Navigation
PROJECTED to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 07-06-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,874
Posted By windled
Many Canadian boats that stray into US waters in...

Many Canadian boats that stray into US waters in the Straits of Juan de Fuca are being boarded by US Cosat Guard vessels (whale watching, fishing, etc.). They sit and watch for boats and dash out and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-28-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By windled
Levman, what you have is a typical older 30’ish...

Levman, what you have is a typical older 30’ish boat battery layout.

Ideally you should rewire so you have a single cranking battery dedicated to engine starting, and a separate house bank of two...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-04-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,524
Posted By windled
We have them on some docks in Ontario in the...

We have them on some docks in Ontario in the Rideau and Trent canals.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,828
Posted By windled
I had the pleasure to stop at Bermuda while...

I had the pleasure to stop at Bermuda while delivering a 51’ sailing yacht to the BVIs from Norfolk.

We had not intended to stop, but just have it as a way point... sail out to Bermuda, then turn...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-28-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By windled
I have two Noco chargers and am happy with them....

I have two Noco chargers and am happy with them. One charges the house bank and cranking battery, and a separate one charges the generator cranking and windlass battery. So far so good. They are NOT...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,938
Posted By windled
Ukulele, for sure. I have a nice one and take...

Ukulele, for sure. I have a nice one and take with me on cruises. It’s small, sounds pleasant, and is actually quite easy to learn to play. I often accompany YouTube play along videos which show you...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-23-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By windled
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-22-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By windled
A Newly Minted Captain

I've gone and done it. Another bucket list item.

I've completed the Transport Canada small commercial vessel certification. It's like the US six pack, but with up to 12 passengers, also any form...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,259
Posted By windled
Totally agree with this. The breast in most...

Totally agree with this. The breast in most conditions is the best one to start with as well! Bravo!
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-07-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 21,127
Posted By windled
I love steering from the FB, but when it's cool...

I love steering from the FB, but when it's cool and rainy and we still want to move on to the next spot, it's sure nice to be able to operate from below, with the heater on, some tunes and coffee....
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By windled
Check this out... Travellers - Reporting...

Check this out... Travellers - Reporting requirements for private boaters (https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/pb-pp-eng.html)
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,317
Posted By windled
I prefer the separate throttle and shift. When...

I prefer the separate throttle and shift. When maneuvering in the marina, through locks, docking, etc. I drop down to dead slow idle, shift myself over the the port side where the shifters are and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,444
Posted By windled
When delivering a Hatteras 61 from Venezuela to...

When delivering a Hatteras 61 from Venezuela to Mexico, via the Panama Canal, we wanted speed, but also wanted to conserve fuel, so we consulted with the engine manufacturer to determine the ideal...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-19-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 97,169
Posted By windled
My 22 year old daughter has great taste in music...

My 22 year old daughter has great taste in music and just sent me this great piece:

https://youtu.be/i8Zx1wka30M
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,080
Posted By windled
I once did a delivery from Aruba to Acapulco via...

I once did a delivery from Aruba to Acapulco via the Panama Canal of a 61' Hatteras. I had a fabulous time, full of adventures with dozens of stories to tell those that will listen. Machine guns,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By windled
"Not sure who the guy was trying to make the...

"Not sure who the guy was trying to make the mayday call to on the cell phone."

If the boat doesn't have a functioning radio, the CG often connects by cell phone if within range.... Or they'll get...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,311
Posted By windled
A good and thorough reference: Flag and...

A good and thorough reference:
Flag and Etiquette Committee (https://www.usps.org/f_stuff/etiquett.html)
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,770
Posted By windled
I use open hatches and beer... :-)

I use open hatches and beer... :-)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-19-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,228
Posted By windled
I have a Standard Horizoni bought for $99 at West...

I have a Standard Horizoni bought for $99 at West Marine. Sorry I can't remember the model... I live in Canada and keep it at our condo in Florida for use when I go out on charters and occasional...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-02-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,636
Posted By windled
I investigated this at great length when...

I investigated this at great length when considering buying and refurbishing a WWII wooden mine sweeper that had been converted to a yacht. The answer I found was: do not glass over the wood. The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By windled
Ooops

As seen in the Toronto area. Too tight of a squeeze, causes some significant damage.......
Forum: Power Systems 08-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,597
Posted By windled
If it's of any use, I have a few of the original...

If it's of any use, I have a few of the original manuals for my Silverton 31C scanned and uploaded to my company server, here:
Index of /dalewindle (https://aventusllc.com/dalewindle/)


Includes...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-12-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By windled
Busy Docks in Ottawa on the Rideau Canal

This the busiest I have seen to docks in Downtown Ottawa on the Rideau Canal.

It's a noisy, dirty place to moor, but pretty cool that you are smack in the middle of downtown of the capital of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,402
Posted By windled
Ted, how was the bow spray after your...

Ted, how was the bow spray after your modifications? I expect its dependent on speed, sea state and wind effects on the spray.


My plan is to fill the jog with the a curved surface to still...
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