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    Poll: Choosing a date

    Bumping this thread. I am hoping to get a location and date finalized and looking for what would work best for the group.

    Cheers,
    Shannon
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    Poll: Choosing a place

    Bedwell is lovely. Last year we held our club rendezvous at Port Browning with around 24 boats attending. It was lovely, but I think port of entry would be Port Browning. I can reach out and see if...
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    Poll: Location poll 2020 NW Rendevous

    Bumping. Vote for the location and date you prefer.
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    Poll: Choosing a place

    Thanks Loren, what a great thread! Sounds like it was an amazing weekend. It seems our boat attended, but with another owner.

    I have always enjoyed Maple Bay. Honestly, I don't think there is a...
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    Poll: Choosing a Place

    It looks like Genoa has taken the lead. After looking at the website, I can understand why.

    Take the time to vote for your location of choice!

    It’s a feeling that comes over you when you pull...
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    Poll: Choosing a place

    I second that! Well said indeed.

    Iím a bit biased though because I live in Victoria. It would be a wee sail to the inner harbour.
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    Poll: Another suggested location

    One additional suggestion from the previous thread is Victoria. If folks are interested, I can look and see what is available.
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    Poll: Maybe two polls?

    We could have two separate polls

    Dates
    June 12
    June 16
    July 10
    July 17
    July 26

    And then a location poll
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    Poll: Responding

    Thanks Loren, Each date represents a weekend. So there are really 16 choices. I am thinking June isn't going to be popular. How about the following?



    <label for="cb_optionnumber_1">Genoa Bay -...
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    Poll: 2020 NW Rendezvous Location poll

    I am not sure how to set up a poll, but if you can respond with the location you would like and preferred dates? Hopefully we can narrow it down. I would like to secure the location by mid December...
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    Sticky: Congratulations!

    exciting news! Congrats. Iíll get a poll going and see where we land. Maybe we will have to consider Nanaimo so that it is a bit easier for you to attend.
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    Sticky: 2020 NW Rendezvous locatio

    Thanks Frank and Bob,

    I'm hoping we can set up a poll with the current options and include an option to explore other locations. Maple bay have indicated they will get back to me early next week...
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    Sticky: 2020-NW-Rendezvous-Location

    Hello everyone,

    I have secured a a couple of different locations and dates to consider. Both have room for a potluck.

    Genoa Bay - June 12, June 26, July 10, July 17

    Port Sidney Marina -...
  14. Bilge E30+

    No issues, just trying to learn the boat. Ours seems to have a different set up, but we will have to do a bit more crawling around to see.
  15. Bilge E30+

    Frank, Do you have a drawing or pictures?
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    Sticky: https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?16749-2020-NW-Rendezvous-Lo

    Added, Thanks for the addition.
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    Sticky: Rendevous 2020 - BC Vikings

    A note to BC Vikings (and any other Vikings) to continue the discussion on locations.

    So far, I have Port Sidney Marina, Port Browning and Maple Bay as possibilities. Once we have nailed down a...
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    Keeping sails on in the winter

    Iím just thankful we donít have many snow days.
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    Keeping Sails on for the Winter

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    I did make a snowman last year on the boat post snowstorm, but not sure about sailing in the snow. Although, I have been know to kayak in the snow :rolleyes:

    This will be our first full...
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    Sticky: Organizing

    Hi everyone, I can help take a bit of a lead to find a location and date. I will take a look at the past planning info this weekend and put out some options for folks to consider.

    Cheers,
    Shannon...
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    Sticky: Locations in B.C.

    I'm a relatively new member to the group. Where has the group met in B.C. and how is it generally organized?

    Shannon
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    Fascinating. I would have never thought of the...

    Fascinating. I would have never thought of the mast. I will report back what we find.
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    Next steps

    We have emptied the boat and will take some time next weekend to see the level of the boat.

    We do have weight on the bow with a large anchor (35 lb) and a windless.
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    Interesting. We will take a look

    Interesting. We will take a look
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    Mast?

    Why the mast?
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    Balancing act

    Our water tank, batteries are all on the starboard side. I am going to take a bit of inventory and see if I can balance it a bit better.

    Hmm, I also have a number of books on that side of the...
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    Ericson 30+ the first 10 months

    Last year at this time we were in the process of looking for the right boat. I think we were starting from a place of what looked right. The engine started, the boat was in good shape, it was well...
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    list

    Anyway to balance the boat to prevent the list?
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    water pooling

    Good morning,

    We have water pooling on the starboard side of the cockpit on the seat. When it really rains the water pools from the corner to the front of the companionway. Any thoughts on why it...
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    I like the look and feel of oil

    I asked the same question and I think it comes down to personal preference. I like the look and feel of oil and find it easy to refresh. After initial removal of the old varnish it has been easy to...
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    Thanks

    professionally. My neighbour is a cabinetmaker, but it was her first time doing something for a boat. I am very pleased with the result and it makes a world of difference in storage.
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    On it

    Weíve never used PB blaster before, but will give it a try and bring the sawzall.
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    Removing instrument pods

    A new day, a new challenge.

    Being new boat owners who are optimistic by nature, we thought the removal of the instrument pods would be a pretty quick job. After a couple hours, grinding screws to...
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    Location of chart plotter

    Thank you once again for sharing your insight and experience.

    Always ó- One more question.

    Where did you mount your instruments? We have three pods on our helm (wind, speed, depth) and the gps...
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    Lists!

    And now it is on our to
    do list! Lol

    It would be good to see the final project once itís done.

    thanks again
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    Location?

    Where have you placed it?
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    Thanks For the link

    Hi Loren, thanks for this. We have been looking at the B&G Vulcan, Raymarine axiom and simrad G09, but will look at the Lowrance. Good tip on the magnets.
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    Chart plotter

    We are looking at upgrading our electronics and am interested in your thoughts on chart plotters? What you use, what you like and why?

    thanks!
    Shannon
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    Wow

    Beautiful. The woodwork is amazing. Thanks for posting.

    I think she would need a few more than my crew of two

    Shannon
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    Repeating the process

    Repeat, repeat, repeat. Just when I thought it was clear.

    the weird thing is when itís filled it seems clear and then I empty it and drops of oil seeps in. Iím an optimist by nature. I will...
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    New cupboard

    Very pleased with our new cupboard to replace the microwave the PO had in the boat. More storage is always a good thing.

    Now to finish the companionway ladder...

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  42. Thanks again

    Thanks for the tips. I think may look at refurbishing the one we have. We believe itís a Riviera Genoa. The diaphragm seal was torn and the fluid has almost drained out and the dome is yellowed, but...
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    Thanks Christian.

    The skipper who taught is was pretty old school school and wouldnít let us use gps. It kind of stuck.

    Although we are planning to upgrade the gps and have a handheld as a...
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    Thanks Christian

    Thanks Christian
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    Thanks again.

    We were out yesterday and it worked perfectly, but will look at installing a halyard lead when as part of our (growing) list of things to do. Someone once said you don't know really know your boat...
  46. Compass recommendations - what to consider - binnacle mount

    We are shopping for a new compass for our 30+. Any thoughts or recommendations?

    Thanks in advance!

    Shannon
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    Halyard wasnít tight

    One of the local experts took a look and put halyard wasnít tight. A couple of quick adjustments and we are good to go. Lesson learned.

    Shannon
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    Thanks Christian. It should be there now

    Thanks Christian. It should be there now
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    Thanks and update

    Thanks again for the advice. The last flush seemed to have worked. Iíve been battling the bolder since December and i think Iíve won! The fluid was clear today.

    Shannon
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    Halyard wrap

    We are definitely learning...

    new challenge. We noticed the genoa seemed really tight when bringing it in. A little research and an evaluation with our binoculars we seemed to have a halyard wrap....
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