Search found 247 matches

by Davidjohn
Mar 19th, '19, 12:25
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Swing Keel
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Swing Keel

........................and the designer was Alan Scott and the builders address was Sabre Yachts Aust PTY Ltd, 257 Elizabeth Ave. Clontarf, Redcliffe, Qld 4019 I'm unsure as to whether they are still at that address now. lol. There was no mention of a website in the article either!
by Davidjohn
Mar 19th, '19, 12:19
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Swing Keel
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Swing Keel

Hi Jezza, I found an old review in a mag I've had for a while - Yacht Tests , Winter 1982! I've copied it off the printer but I would need to email it to you if you want a copy. It's too big a file to post here. I can tell you however that one of the paragraphs states:"The swing keel is also an aero...
by Davidjohn
Mar 12th, '19, 10:00
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Re: Marley Point 2019

Well now Zeb, it looks quite obvious to me; the Castle has been left for dead because the Noelexs , or should it be Noelexi, are all flying their spinnakers. The RL, upon seeing this superior tactical move has decided to copy it and will soon blast past Mystic!
by Davidjohn
Mar 11th, '19, 10:04
Forum: Cal - All variants and Lengths
Topic: which boat should I look at?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: which boat should I look at?

That shackle will be fine for the halyard, It's a dinghy fitting, you have got a medium size dinghy with a lid on top, there are beefier versions around, some with the pin having a 90 deg. bend in the end that goes into a groove to lock. They should all have captive pins so they cannot be misplaced ...
by Davidjohn
Mar 9th, '19, 15:10
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: #@**# This is really bad

Yep, that worked for me, by the time I submitted, clicked on quik links the new posts it was there!. It took longer to type this out!
by Davidjohn
Mar 9th, '19, 15:08
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: #@**# This is really bad

I'll give that a go Peter
by Davidjohn
Mar 9th, '19, 09:41
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: #@**# This is really bad

If it's going to be a long post, I write it up on a word doc and then copy and paste, I've lost a few of the longer ones, that can be temporarily soul destroying, I know. These days I usually submit a post, then open TSP in another window and get on with life and maybe post again on that one, by the...
by Davidjohn
Mar 9th, '19, 09:32
Forum: General
Topic: This why your companionway is that shape!
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: This why your companionway is that shape!

I reckon I would have had the boards in a long time ago on Hobbit, the hatch shut and pinned - if only to keep the bedding dry!
by Davidjohn
Mar 9th, '19, 09:25
Forum: Cal - All variants and Lengths
Topic: which boat should I look at?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: which boat should I look at?

Maybe try rotating the boom tent 90 degrees, I think the poles are there to spread it out - more a sunshade sort of thing.
by Davidjohn
Feb 25th, '19, 11:13
Forum: Cal - All variants and Lengths
Topic: which boat should I look at?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: which boat should I look at?

I couldn't understand why the cal was so hard to winch on the trailer. I just went out and counted the teeth, 10 on the drive gear 20 on the drum. 2:1. FFS... I've read the threads on the webbing straps but I think I'll get a 4:1 1500lb winch off ebay for $27. When the strap frays I can just replac...
by Davidjohn
Feb 20th, '19, 13:31
Forum: General
Topic: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes

Wanton wrote: "You will need to go for a swim and dive under the boat with someone on board to take the end of the rope or strap from you and secure it topside." OR you and a mate can simply walk the 2 ends back from the front of the boat until the bight is underneath the centre plate then winch the...
by Davidjohn
Feb 19th, '19, 09:34
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058235

Re: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.

Itsa Duncanson, says so on the transom!
by Davidjohn
Feb 13th, '19, 11:30
Forum: General
Topic: New to forum and first boat purchased
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: New to forum and first boat purchased

G'day Tim.
by Davidjohn
Feb 13th, '19, 11:27
Forum: General
Topic: she said I have to sell me boat
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: she said I have to sell me boat

'Though there's nothing wrong with keeping your eyes open in case you do find the boat of her dreams, is there? :)
by Davidjohn
Feb 13th, '19, 11:21
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?

........and here's a link to the Boating Industries' Association statement on the issue from October last year:
https://www.biavic.com.au/latest-news/2 ... victorians
Regards
by Davidjohn
Feb 13th, '19, 11:14
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?

Yes colect149, the subject of higher interstate boat and trailer registration fees off-setting our local ramp and parking fees did arise in our discussion over at Warneet. The answers remain to be seen. Victoria does index registrations, licence, fines and statutory costs annually, so hopefully that...
by Davidjohn
Feb 12th, '19, 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?

Hi all I was over at Warneet the other day making inquiries about the ramp there and asked about a yearly fee compared to a $12 single launch and retrieve fee. The 2IC there holding the fort while the boss was at lunch said there would be no point with a yearly permit as ALL Victorian boat ramp laun...
by Davidjohn
Feb 10th, '19, 10:00
Forum: General
Topic: Launching/retrieving at Warneet
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Launching/retrieving at Warneet

Whoops - double post!
by Davidjohn
Feb 10th, '19, 09:46
Forum: General
Topic: Launching/retrieving at Warneet
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Launching/retrieving at Warneet

Hi all, I'm contemplating making Warneet a sailing base for a while, launching and retrieving from the ramp there. I'm wondering if any locals or other TS sailors can tell me of their experiences and whether there are any newer issues I should be aware of these days. I sailed from there a lot fiftee...
by Davidjohn
Feb 6th, '19, 09:35
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding price variations in Hartley TS16s
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Understanding price variations in Hartley TS16s

Mel said, "I may just be better sticking with crewing on the Hartley and cruising my Cal." That sounds like a win all round Mel, You get to race, Pete keeps his crew, and you still get to potter around in a reliable boat which you already love, is easy to store, transport and rig and seems to tick a...
by Davidjohn
Feb 3rd, '19, 12:03
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding price variations in Hartley TS16s
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Understanding price variations in Hartley TS16s

Sorry about the slight thread hi-jack Mel Hey Simon, Michael H wasn't very big when I first met him, I didn't think he was anything special as a sailor either - but he was only around nine or ten back then, crewing for Dad Charlie on the "Yellow Peril". (I think I remember that Charlie had the world...
by Davidjohn
Feb 2nd, '19, 16:43
Forum: General
Topic: Funding to keep TSP going
Replies: 45
Views: 1051

Re: Funding to keep TSP going

Done!
by Davidjohn
Feb 2nd, '19, 10:57
Forum: General
Topic: Funding to keep TSP going
Replies: 45
Views: 1051

Re: Funding to keep TSP going

PM sent Jeff.
by Davidjohn
Jan 31st, '19, 10:33
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding price variations in Hartley TS16s
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Understanding price variations in Hartley TS16s

^^^^^^^ Looks good, price good, light boat. (check the weight certificate) Looks like a Cairn Curran boat in Newstead, up near Maldon / Castlemaine, So trailer may not have suffered too much salt water immersion recently and may be in reasonable nick. Need to check age and condition of sails. That 4...
by Davidjohn
Jan 30th, '19, 18:20
Forum: General
Topic: Wind Indicator - Removeable
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Wind Indicator - Removeable

Back up Hi-tech VHS tape tied to the shrouds cures my stiff neck from trying to watch the masthead analogue wind vane.
Some times it lasts the trip home too!

Go to advanced search