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About Salazar

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  • Birthday 09/12/1960

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    Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Sailing, Photography, Stage Lighting, etc.

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  1. Salazar

    Sailing to Halifax

    If you decide to make that last jump past Halifax on up to the Bras d'Or Lakes system here is an online guide with loads of info:
  2. Read the story by Antoine Rose as he crossed the Atlantic Ocean on "COUSIN" - a 1973 C&C 30 Footer
  3. Salazar

    C&C 36...will it float?

    And toilet paper. Our 35 came with limited water capacity, the PO added another tank to double it. When we're really off the beaten track we carry an extra five gallons of diesel and five of water in jerry cans on deck. Not ideal, but that's one of the tradeoffs with a shallow canoe body and a skinny keel. We carry 44 US Gal of Fuel (plus 10 more in jerry cans in the cockpit locker if necessary), and 80 US gal. of water, split over three tanks. Same issue as Ish, shallow canoe body and a skinny keel. We generally run out of water before fuel. The water will last us a week or more, two weeks if we stay in the Bras d'Or where the water is nice and warm for swimming. On the other hand, with guests aboard who aren't used to boats and no panic about access to more water we can go through all of it in one long weekend.
  4. Salazar

    C&C 36...will it float?

    Spare Parts With the demise of the companies that manufactured BARIENT & BARLOW winches, almost every customer who ever purchased those winches has experienced some frustrations in trying to keep the winches serviceable. Unfortunately, no provisions were made to ensure supply of even the most basic of spare parts for BARIENT & BARLOW equipment. But there is hope. The AUSTRALIAN YACHT WINCH COMPANY can help. We have purchased a large quantity of the original Barient and Barlow tooling and all the technical data covering the entire period of their existence. Additionally, our intimate knowledge of Barient and Barlow products ensures delivery of the correct spare parts at minimum fuss. Spare Parts Price List (in US Dollars) effective from October 1st, 2010: I realize that the last time that web-page was updated was 2010 but I emailed them last summer for some bearings and got a quick reply with the information I needed and prices, etc. Barients with aluminium winch drums need a bit more cleaning and care to last forever, annual cleaning and lubing is enough I think, however the bronze, chromed bronze and stainless versions are essentially immortal as far as I can see. Lewmar bought the company to eliminate the competition. Too bad, great winches.
  5. Salazar

    C&C 36...will it float?

    What year is this 36 you're looking at? I see they started building them in 1977 or so, I don't easily find when they stopped building the 36 and moved to a different model. C&C's wiring was done well by the mid to late 1980's, proper tinned strands, etc., earlier, not so much.
  6. Salazar

    State of the art boat wiring, 1959.

    I had been one of those who were wondering why there was a wood door covering the switch panel. Now I see it in context It make perfect sense. Not hard to accidentally stick your foot in there and kick a couple of switches when going above if it was open all the time. A clear plastic insert in the door would be another option, kind of like the wood door with glass window covering the ancient knob and tube fuse block (no longer used) in my back entrance at home (100 year old house).
  7. Salazar

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Well, it is listed at $5.00
  8. Salazar

    Guns on Boats

    That photo belongs in a "Guns on Boats" thread...
  9. Salazar

    Electric pumps for a dinghy?

    The Halkey Roberts valves on my Seabright Inflatable work exactly like this. I don't even have to use my mad pickpocket skilz to push in and turn the little knob, or release it when the boat is filled.
  10. Salazar

    Sailing around the world (Galleon replica)

    From the Spanish Wikipediaón_Andalucía ... via Google Translate: On March 21 he left the Sevillian port to dock at the Port of Cádiz, where he remained anchored three more days. He then visited Malaga, Malta, Haifa, and crossed the Red Sea through the Suez Canal. On May 7, 2010, she was escorted by the frigate Victoria, on her way to the Gulf of Aden. It was because it was in Operation Atalanta of the European Union for the fight against piracy in Somali waters. It finally arrived in Shanghai on June 24, 2010. So, the dates seem accurate as far as the references in Spanish Wikipedia can be trusted. I was a little surprised.
  11. Salazar

    Etchells or Star for single handed cruising?

    Bull is just pulling your leg, he owns an H-boat and has a great thread here about it. But you probably know that already...
  12. Salazar

    Etchells or Star for single handed cruising?

    Years ago my wife and I got a ride on a friend's classic wooden International Dragon (built in Norway in the 1940"s I think?) for an afternoon in Mahone Bay, NS. It started out as a beautiful sunny afternoon with a nice sailing breeze but the wind built through the afternoon and got quite brisk. We rounded the Second Peninsula so were then exposed to the big rollers coming in from the Atlantic. A dragon is only 30' long and feels smaller with the slim hull and skinny overhangs so I expected the boat to get tossed around some in the waves but it went through those waves like a hot knife through butter, the waves just sliding down the sides with no fuss. That Dragon went upwind like a train. Wow. We had a wonderful afternoon, I still remember that ride fondly.
  13. Salazar

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Wow! Great shot of a great boat!
  14. Salazar

    Sailing Books for Children

    A description of Lying Awake I found online sounds promising: Lying Awake is a beautifully written, quality children's picture book with delightful watercolor illustrations, for ages six to adult. It features the special combination of a read-aloud bedtime story, activities, and several pages of educational information about life on a boat, and little-known facts about the marine life in the story. Waiting for sleep in her cozy bunk, eight-year-old Lanie listens to the sounds both inside the boat and outside in the marina, and relives her adventures with Grandfather out on the tide flats. Readers are treated to the sensory experience of what you see, smell, and hear on a boat in a marina, and to the rhythm and peacefulness of a boat rocking back and forth at the dock. The activities in Lying Awake include a recipe, and three secret signal flag messages for the reader to decode. These messages provide a few details not found elsewhere in the book. And a few short reviews on Amazon:
  15. Salazar

    Electric pumps for a dinghy?

    This guy goes to many, many boat shows to display his line of inflatables. This is the pump he uses himself to inflate (and deflate afterwards) his boats at shows. Note, these are already fitted with the TwistLock adapter for your dingy's Halkey Roberts inflation valves. ...and his prices are in CAN$ so less in US$ You can find these pumps elsewhere too.