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    Sailing, the missus and the kids. Not in that order .......maybe!

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    Yacht Club openings on Lake Ontario RE: Covid-19

    Were a bit further east, at BYC, in Montreal to be precise. The club's facilities are closed at the moment but, at the moment launch is expected to go ahead as planned on May 9th. Time will tell as things tend to change qickly these days. Water levels are already very high and I am keeping a close eye on the St. Lawrence and Ottawa river flows. Our docks are fine, as they float, but our breakwater tends to almost disappear when the water gets high and the harbor tends to get rough. As Blunted said, standing by to stand by
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    Disappearances at sea

    Cisco Thank you very much for posting the link to the discussion. Very interesting reading. I read Tilman's sailing and mountain climbing books around the time I bought my first boat and each boat has had Mischief either admits name or part of the name.
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    Disappearances at sea

    H. W. Tilman disappeared in 1977 He served as cew/navigator on Simon Richardson's En Avant from Southampton to Las Palmas then Rio de Janeiro. Vessel presumed lost at sea en route to the Falkland Islands with loss of all hands.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I found a pic of the designer
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    The Rant

    Great thread and way to turn a shut day at the office into something positive. Worst case, you connected with a kid in your neighborhood, best case you made a new sailor. Both good
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    Battery Date Codes

    We have a 45 lbs Mantus and no windlass. I use a 4:1 tackle with a chain hook on one end and the other end dead ended to a mid ships cleat to help put those times that there is too much mud & weeds on the anchor to lift it manually. Works fine for us. I might change my mind if I were in the PNW
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    Do Some Boats Just Suck In Reverse?

    Ah yes, reversing full keel boats is like erections, where you get older. It does not always work, but when it does, its soooooo nice
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    That sounds pretty ,much like our set-up. Two group 31s for the house and a group 27 to start the engine. With our 140w panel we are pretty much independent from shore power while running the fridge /freezer (with less than extraordinary insulation)
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Nice looking ride. What is it?
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    North-up or Course-up, which is better?

    Depends on the format of the screen. On my handheld the screen is taller than wide, donuts course up. The helmet gps' screen is wider than its tall, so north up
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    Great work. This has been one of the threads I'd check on a regular basis. It's been inspiring. Now enjoy sailing it!,
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    Inflatable Leak

    I used that stuff on an ancient Avon last summer. It made a hell of a difference. Attaching a short length of small diameter tubing to the spout of the bottle kept the stuff out of the valves
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    Engine and prop too small?

    Yup. Works every time.
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Here is a link to a post, from 2013, in this thread with a pic of the home built boat as it was at that time The white stuff, I try to ignore but it gets harder every year
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Steam for pretty close Home built sharpie thingy Sonic 23 Ugly Buc Hughes 26, I.e Northstar 500 with a cabin