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Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By LenBuchanan
Where are you bringing the boat to in Michigan? ...

Where are you bringing the boat to in Michigan?

I would suggest joining the Great Lakes Cruising Club. Has detailed information on all the Great Lakes ports and anchorages. What is available as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By LenBuchanan
We currently have a Jefferson 37 Sundeck and love...

We currently have a Jefferson 37 Sundeck and love the room. No 'ladders' straight up to get to the upper helm. We have 3 or 4 steps. There is about 6 steps to get to the swim platform where we...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By LenBuchanan
We used the Tufted Topper for years. We didn't...

We used the Tufted Topper for years. We didn't have a mildew problem, but it was an older sailboat and sleeping in the Vee Berth on the 4 inch foam left a lot to be desired. They will send you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By LenBuchanan
They are called GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker. ...

They are called GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker. When we bought our Jefferson, we bought two at West Marine. After many years of sitting out on the Sundeck exposed to the sun, they are becoming faded...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-19-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,539
Posted By LenBuchanan
I just saw a post from Cruising Odyssey online,...

I just saw a post from Cruising Odyssey online, that said there were no plans at this time for the Canada/U.S border to open:
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,673
Posted By LenBuchanan
When we came over to the 'dark side' from sailing...

When we came over to the 'dark side' from sailing we bought two of these type chairs from westmarine. The link is for Dicks Sporting goods, but effectively the same chair. They fold flat, easy to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By LenBuchanan
There are detectors out there. I saw this one...

There are detectors out there. I saw this one advertised in either Lats & Atts magazine or Lakeland Boating:

https://shockalarm.com/

Price varies from around $59 to $99
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By LenBuchanan
Hi there, I would suggest getting a membership...

Hi there,
I would suggest getting a membership to the Great Lakes Cruising Club, 'GLCClub.com'. The club is over 80 years old and has a great wealth of information on the Great Lakes and the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-15-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,088
Posted By LenBuchanan
In Great Lakes, you must have the discharge...

In Great Lakes, you must have the discharge actually be disconnected so there is no way to actually pump over the side. With a zip-tie or with a padlock, you can remove, pump, then either re-lock or...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-13-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,881
Posted By LenBuchanan
Not to get too far off topic, but on the topic of...

Not to get too far off topic, but on the topic of tides, my wife and I bought our Jefferson 37 in Sea Bright, NJ, just south of the outer harbor of New York. Having come from the Great Lakes, we...
Forum: Boats | Wanted 03-12-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By LenBuchanan
hey there, Did you have any luck looking for a...

hey there,
Did you have any luck looking for a Jefferson 37? I have one, not for sale, but love it. I do not see any on Yachtworld but I did find one. Here is the link if it is still available...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By LenBuchanan
We rolled and tipped our first boat, which was a...

We rolled and tipped our first boat, which was a sailboat. 26ft Balboa. Used a 150 grit sandpaper to sand the hull, ensured it was wiped clean multiple times, then used EasyPoxy by Petit. After...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,954
Posted By LenBuchanan
I did see a great looking Jefferson 42 for sale...

I did see a great looking Jefferson 42 for sale on Yachtworld, I believe it was around 79k to the best of my 'old recollection'.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By LenBuchanan
Thanks to all of the responses. A lot to think...

Thanks to all of the responses. A lot to think about. Being up in Michigan, and it being only 7 F, right now, I have some time to decide on charger and how I'm splitting up my DC system.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By LenBuchanan
As I was researching Battery Chargers since my...

As I was researching Battery Chargers since my last post, I again looked at the Charles Battery charger, they are now either out of stock or discontinued, unless you are looking at one for about $2k....
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,954
Posted By LenBuchanan
I'm not sure if there are many out there right...

I'm not sure if there are many out there right now, but we looked at and ended up buying a Jefferson 37 sundeck. We were looking at the Bayliners, but having the upper helm/fly bridge up an almost...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-29-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,620
Posted By LenBuchanan
I believe that Defender is still carrying the...

I believe that Defender is still carrying the Charles Iso Transformer.
As for installation, as I said, I have two shore power inlets on both port and starboard side of the boat. At my home dock,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By LenBuchanan
I am looking at a 'Charles' 3 bank charger. I...

I am looking at a 'Charles' 3 bank charger. I currently have two 'Charles' Isolation Transformers installed on the boat and do a great job. I was looking at another couple of chargers, but I would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By LenBuchanan
Batteries and Battery Charger usage

Hi all,
For some background, I came from sailing with two group 24 marine batteries for starting and house.
My current boat, Jefferson 37 Sundeck had an 8d for each diesel and house, and a 4d for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By LenBuchanan
Removing soap scum from teak grate in shower

I have a teak grate in my shower in the aft shower, which got used quite a bit last summer, due to the club house being closed for a time, now has some soap scum in the squares between the teak...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,620
Posted By LenBuchanan
I use the BioborJF and add the the tanks when I...

I use the BioborJF and add the the tanks when I fuel up at the end of the season. I also buy Cetane Booster (I think it is called). Silver Bottle from Walmart and add that each time I fuel up. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,620
Posted By LenBuchanan
As posted elsewhere, I installed the Charles...

As posted elsewhere, I installed the Charles 3.6kv Iso Transformer (s) actually two on my boat. The Charles states that they need a double pole breaker in line before the transformer. I installed...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,256
Posted By LenBuchanan
Another great resource is the Great Lakes...

Another great resource is the Great Lakes Cruising Club. They have harbor reports for over 1100 anchorages and ports for all Great Lakes and connecting tributaries including Trent Severen Waterway. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,256
Posted By LenBuchanan
BDofMSP I will definitely look you up as we...

BDofMSP I will definitely look you up as we cruise up through The Apostles. We are also looking at possibly cruising up to Grand Marais/Cook County. Looks like a nice area. We will certainly PM...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By LenBuchanan
I have to agree with markbarendt. I installed...

I have to agree with markbarendt. I installed two isolation transformers, one for each shore power line coming into my boat. I installed the 'Charles 3.6' Iso Transformer. They completely isolate...
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