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    Comox BC
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    sailing, steel boats, finshing interior, setting departure date for offshore
  1. I'm going with the Alado unit one piece, can be installed without removing anything other than deck level forestay turnbuckle and hase only 1 moving part and LIFETIME warranty https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/35_2/features/Alado-Jib-Furler_5735-1.html
  2. No finite stress analysis of the hull BUT Jordan Series Drogue being deployed off Easter Island....
  3. Re: Keel cooling / or in Brent's case skeg cooling.... Dare I say it CALCULATIONS are available... http://betamarine.co.uk/keel-cooling-calculations/
  4. Knock off home made design from the Naturehead http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f115/self-designed-large-capacity-compost-head-104810-6.html
  5. I believe Sunsail accepts 200 miles and 500 miles as sailing experience ps I found charter rates in Greece to be 1/2 that of for example Vancouver BC
  6. how does the Advanced Element kayak rate against the SeaEagle?
  7. Yes powder coating works well and is inexpensive... (Kinetic Coating in Courtenay BC charges me @ $40 per winch depending on number of winches to be coated.....) I have the winches powder coated black sandtex ( sand in the coating) Excellent job but parts have to be very clean although the coaters do glass bead blast the items before the powder coating
  8. On the canal's walls the cuts made by the builders hand tools are still visible.....
  9. Clear coat rattle can clear coat on brass ports ( inside ) has held up for 6 years 100%
  10. Google Play Android Cell Phone Navionics for West Coast North America inexpensive SELF LOADING
  11. Near Comox (safe harbour and a great place to anchor) Avoid Vancouver Island side ( west side) of Denman Island Reason Dangerous new sub surfacecable (pulled taught to move ferry) Red and green traffic light on shore and pointing seaward on each side indicate safe and LEGAL time to transit over cable
  12. see Alado and Simplicity furlers (Brazil and Quebec) for one moving part furlerts with connected halyard (no top swivel to jam)
  13. Aldo from Brazil Simplicitys from Quebec both use the same continious extruded pipe method I moving part Not much chance of a jam I'd go for the Aldo as there are 2 grooves Perhaps the home built furlers are superior in that the pipe is one piece masthead to turnbuckle with no slip joints, but difficult to ship 50 foot pipe from Brazil
  14. Re: "Ian: I have seen those photos before. I think I first saw them about three years ago. Nice looking hulls. Who did the design? It looks well done. If they are now launched or would have been a couple years back, do you have pics of the finished boats.. Somebody must." Robert Perry http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1768.0 I believe the long aluminium origami hull belongs to Greg James I've searched but no further trace of his boat on the internet.........
  15. It appears that Winston has some experience ! Winston has built three "Brent Boats" of his own (DOVE II, DOVE III and DOVE IV) and had sailed the northwest passage accross the top ...