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  1. Hello Below

    Stern anchor

    Sort of 2 questions in 1. As most of the other posts have stated, a 2nd anchor is a safety item and should be carried. I have the original Lewmar Delta with 150' of anchor line and 30' chain stored under the mattress in the aft cabin. Not easily accessed but onboard none-the-less. And in 12...
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    Mast Pumping 1988 Catalina 36 MKI

    :plus: Money well spent. Baseline your rig and watch and learn from the rigger so that you can do it yourself confidently in the future.
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    Hunter 33 Windless Chain Size

    :plus:And usually the same price or less.
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    Question about replacing one of the Marinco 30A shore power inlets

    Hummm. You lost me on this one Rick D. What is the additional female end going to be on the used adapters for? You will be installing a Smartplug inlet from the Combo pkg on your boat. You will then be replacing your current Marinco cord female end with your new Smartplug female end. It is...
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    size of Hunter v berth cushions

    Nope. A Hunter e33 2012. Post #3 Above
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    size of Hunter v berth cushions

    FWIW my measurements are 86” along the sides, 79” across the top and 17” across the bottom.
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    size of Hunter v berth cushions

    What year is your Hunter? I may be going to the boat later today and will measure my 2012 Hunter 33 if that will be any help.
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    I will pass the baton over to my American friends and as much as I love to do battle with bureaucrats, I let her have the fun. If I learn anything more about my wacky idea I will add it to this thread. Thanks to all for your sage advice and out of the boxes ideas. Hopefully more to follow.
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Well I do have a drone. Have not attempted to fly it yet. Maybe now would be a good time to learn.
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    The proverbial turkey shoot. I wonder if it’s possible to confirm who is on duty at Roche Hbr that particular day, the easy-going agent or hard-ass agent? I am thinking that the question wouldn’t go over very well regardless who replied to the ROAM call.
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Well it is either "investigative work" OR "painting work". It seems to have been an exceptionally long winter and I as much as I enjoy detailing my boat, I deplore all (as in every) aspect of painting. Therefore I chose the former. Stu I agree I have planted the seed. It seems that there has...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Although trucking is definitely something that could be looked into. I would probably reserve that option for a boat that would be transported to a permanent destination. Lets assume in this case that the boat will be brought back to her current slip in Canada once the border opens...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Rats, you could have been the SME and provided any and all the necessary advice. Had you done any research that suggested this is lunacy before the carpet was pulled out from under your feet?
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Gee whiz. If I put in the correct waypoint maybe they could just stand on the custom’s dock in Roche Hbr and their boat would come right alongside for them. Better yet, if I accurately calculate their engine fuel burn rate, I could ensure an empty tank right just as the boat gentley came...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Oh yeah. Just what I needed a bonafide comedian when all I am trying to do is help out these poor folks that are just trying to take legal possession of their property and enjoy a year of sailing in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound cruising grounds. Will you have no mercy for them.
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    I unintentionally did a trial run something like that about 10 years ago. I came out of Bedwell Hbr (1.5 NM North of the US border) took a right turn and was sailing wing and wing for quite a while when on VHF channel 16 I heard someone reporting a dinghy afloat in Boundary pass heading towards...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Well that was sort of my original plan, except once I departed the boat and in a dinghy on the Canadian side, I would allow the boat to meander the 2 or 20 or 200 feet to cross that imaginary line by herself and the owner would be in a dinghy to collect her boat on the American side. Can you...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    Well that is a very good question and out of curiosity I once asked that question to a CBP at Port Townsend Boat Haven. His response was yes that was true previously but not since 911. I have not researched this as up to now it was never germane. When I tack down Haro Strait or Boundary Pass...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    "Now you're using my brain." my dad used to say. They claim GPS is accurate to within 16'. If we allow for that much error on each side of the border that is 32'. It gives both me and my friends 1.5" to work with and still be legal. I was thinking I have 600' of stern tie, 450' of anchor rode...
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    Stroke of genius or act of lunacy?

    I do want to repeat. I would do nothing contrary to law in either country. Full Stop. Claude your suggestion makes a 3rd option, thanks. Although Point Roberts was a PoE (Port of Entry) because of Covid and where they physically sit in the world it no longer is. Blaine may be a preferred US...