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mcdobson

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About mcdobson

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    Toronto, ON
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    Sailing, obv. And bouldering.
  1. Time. Surprised no one has said it yet. I've done some racing on OPBs. Loved it. But when my career finally positioned me to afford a 5KSB of my own, that same career was consuming a lot more time. It's too difficult to commit to the regularity racing requires. So I sail when I can and hope that racing is still around when I retire in 30 years... Edit: bugger beat me to it.
  2. Newbie, with standard "point me at a boat" post.

    OP, re the Capri 22 -- there is also a wing keel option and shoal draft (hard to find). Would make trailering a bit easier. The older Capri 22's are also in your price range.
  3. First Seascape 27 on the west coast.

    Congrats, keep the updates coming!!
  4. Buying from Pogo Structures?

    Bristol-Cruiser: Sounds awesome. Please post updates down the road. I am on Lake Ontario, too. I am sure there would be a lot of folks also interested.
  5. shipping a Pogo 30 from France to Vancouver

    Nice one. Duty will be the LAST thing on your mind once that boat splashes! Hope you post updates.
  6. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Yeah, I think after this latest snowfall we are finally in the clear. Here's hoping, anyhow.
  7. shipping a Pogo 30 from France to Vancouver

    Re duty on boats imported into Canada. Might want to hold your horses on any orders: we might have a free trade deal in effect as of 2017. Whatever one's political leanings, this could be good news for CDN sailors - provided yachts are not exempt!
  8. Speed Puck

    At least per Velocitek's literature (see e.g. manual), the Speedpuck updates speed and heading twice per second.
  9. Speed Puck

    Ditto re CalamityJack's comments. I use my Speedpuck for the same purpose and find it extremely helpful, and very low maintenance. Just have to charge the batteries. My only complaint is that it is not backlit. Now that would be handy once the sun sets.
  10. S/V Bon Bagay videos

    I agree with Gatekeeper. The piece as soul and the message resonates with me. I am relatively young by sailing's terms (i.e. in my 30s). It's a shame there aren't more young people enjoying this pastime. While sailing will never be as cheap as buying a six-pack and sitting on a stoop, there are a lot of ways to get out on the water, almost whatever the budget, with some effort and determination. This vid speaks to that. Nice.