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Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,481
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B.C. is 100% hydro powered, which is awesome....

B.C. is 100% hydro powered, which is awesome. Power is still reasonably cheap here, our power bill is $235 mo. Heat, air conditioning, hot water, hot tub etc. plus regular stuff like all outlets,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,180
Posted By saltcod
We have a similar situation when leaving or...

We have a similar situation when leaving or returning to our boathouse, 1/4 mile upriver from saltwater. There is a traditional fishery for Chinook salmon conducted from rowboats. Often when leaving...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,152
Posted By saltcod
Our boat is a '76 Canoe cove. Hull an inch thick...

Our boat is a '76 Canoe cove. Hull an inch thick of roving in places. It's in excellent shape, no problem with insurance so far, $900 CAD a year
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,723
Posted By saltcod
On the west coast, we use adjustable boat stands,...

On the west coast, we use adjustable boat stands, plus some 12 x 12 blocks under the keel. no one place where there is too much weight
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By saltcod
Well as far as the boat financing, depends on...

Well as far as the boat financing, depends on your equity. If you own your home, as in free and clear, boat financing should not be an obstacle.. Have just found out recently that Hagerty insurance ...
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By saltcod
I replaced some gauges on my upper helm and was...

I replaced some gauges on my upper helm and was asked by my marine wholesaler whether I had dual gauges or singles. Apparently for some brands of gauges, even they need to be dual station
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,386
Posted By saltcod
I donated our previous boat to the marine program...

I donated our previous boat to the marine program at the high school my kids went to. I had embarked on a restoration, got it mostly done and then lost interest. I was restoring a 1970 Charger R/T at...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,137
Posted By saltcod
So When are you getting one? :socool:

So When are you getting one? :socool:
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,453
Posted By saltcod
Each country has it's own problems, I guess. Here...

Each country has it's own problems, I guess. Here in British Columbia the public schools are pretty good. Both my sons attended public school and later the University of Victoria. We always expected...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-11-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,310
Posted By saltcod
Hey I thought Austria was landlocked. Maybe...

Hey I thought Austria was landlocked. Maybe you're in Australia?:confused:
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,175
Posted By saltcod
Yes, I forgot to mention each engine already had...

Yes, I forgot to mention each engine already had a shut-off valve mounted at the front of the oil pan. The pull is only 3' from pan to pump so it is fairly quick. I ran the engines for 15 minutes to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,175
Posted By saltcod
My Detroits were plumbed with manual pumps and a...

My Detroits were plumbed with manual pumps and a hose running from each oil pan to a pump on each engine. I changed the oil once with the manuals. It took a lot of strokes to pump out the 16 liters...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,883
Posted By saltcod
Well, er, I remember you folks, I have a pretty...

Well, er, I remember you folks, I have a pretty good memory of your boat, I don't remember one of our dogs falling in the water, it is a pretty common happening!
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 21,967
Posted By saltcod
Well, it's kind of unfortunate that people are...

Well, it's kind of unfortunate that people are rewarded for their stupidity. MurrayM posed the question, is it better to help your kids out, or let them live at home to save money? Well, I'm all for...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 21,967
Posted By saltcod
Even though you had got through most of the...

Even though you had got through most of the worst of it, we still thought you were crazy, re: the Kayak trip. Imagine having to tie the Kayaks together because the seas were so high (20') you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 21,967
Posted By saltcod
This situation gives millenials a bad name! I...

This situation gives millenials a bad name! I know a lot of people think that millenials are a coddled generation but I think it depends how you raise them. My two sons are millenials and are both...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,883
Posted By saltcod
Ha! We met these very nice folks while spending...

Ha! We met these very nice folks while spending the weekend aboard Selkie near Campbell River. It was late summer and they were heading back home to Wa.
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-14-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By saltcod
Man, I googled '87 impala to see if they even...

Man, I googled '87 impala to see if they even made Impalas in '87. Apparently, they did, and what an ugly car! ( my apologies to anyone unfortunate enough to still be driving an '87 Impala) I think...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,707
Posted By saltcod
Coast Guard around these parts use Nikon 12x or...

Coast Guard around these parts use Nikon 12x or 16x image stabilizers. If you're going to spend the extra $$ for image stabilizers, go for big power. We've sold these in the past re-ordering for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By saltcod
We are former sailors as well. Multiple scrapes...

We are former sailors as well. Multiple scrapes over the years, we loved sailing but seemed to get into more peril when doing it. Our Canoe Cove 41 weighs 24000 lbs, a reasonably heavy boat. We've...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By saltcod
I put new anchor chain on Selkie last year....

I put new anchor chain on Selkie last year. Before ordering the chain, I consulted the windlass manufacturer's website and deduced that the old chain and the gypsy were 3/8 BBB. The boat was out of...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 09-05-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By saltcod
Well, there's a couple of things you can do....

Well, there's a couple of things you can do. Firstly, kelp is edible, so you could literally eat yourself a passage through the thick of it. Secondly, sea urchins eat kelp, so if you packed a ready...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By saltcod
That's all fine but here in Canada, we don't sign...

That's all fine but here in Canada, we don't sign our credit card slips. we use p.i.n. numbers. If you don't know the p.i.n., then the transaction does not go thru.However, phone transactions are not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,359
Posted By saltcod
`We went from an individual boathouse to a shed....

`We went from an individual boathouse to a shed. it was $100 cheaper a month and 500 feet closer to the parking lot. A friend of mine moved up from a Canoe Cove 41 to a Grand Banks 42, a bigger boat....
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By saltcod
I've only had my personal card compromised once,...

I've only had my personal card compromised once, after making a $4 purchase on Amazon. My business card has been compromised a few times. I do not make seemingly risky purchases. There are just so...
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