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by colect149
Mar 19th, '19, 12:39
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: FARR 7500 jib leads
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: FARR 7500 jib leads

The site is still there but I don't think it is active. I just tried a Membership enquiry and the Captcha is V! and out of date, so one cannot go any further because the verification code is not available.
by colect149
Mar 19th, '19, 08:44
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: FARR 7500 jib leads
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: FARR 7500 jib leads

Your track looks to be in the same position relative to the Mast Step on all the Farr TSs. I have owned all three Farrs and have only used a small headsail. I seemed to get a reasonable jib shape by moving the slider. The 6000 came with a dual pulley system when using a larger headsail. I have no id...
by colect149
Mar 18th, '19, 14:00
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 343

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

Our Drop Keel Ultimate 18 on a single axle trailer weighed exactly 1400Kg with cruising gear on board and no outboard.

Cannot remember about the water but my practice was to travel with minimum water in it's small bow tank. Nothing beats weighing the actual boat you may be interested in.
by colect149
Mar 18th, '19, 09:57
Forum: Farr Trailer Yachts - Farr 5000, 6000, 7500 and 740 Sport
Topic: Farr 5000
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Farr 5000

I have now had my 5000 for just on six months. In that time I have sailed with a very experienced sailor as crew and some solo sailing. I am confident that it ticks more boxes than any other sixteen footer. Mine has an almost new fully battened main and that probably helps it sailing abilities. A ve...
by colect149
Mar 16th, '19, 11:41
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 343

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

The parallel washboards on all my Farrs (6000,7500 and now 5000) drive me nuts. the 5000 is a bit worse than the others. To the eye they are parallel but they are not quite, so one has to be very precise to get the lower on in. BTW I love being able to remove all the panels. There have been a couple...
by colect149
Mar 15th, '19, 15:36
Forum: General
Topic: Stove top oven
Replies: 29
Views: 5877

Re: Stove top oven

Old posts revisited, Greg's passing and the mention of his muffin maker had me rummaging amongst my hoard and I found our Omnia stove top oven, it is exactly the same as the jigger Mary was able to produce delicious muffins with but Barbara never really made friends with it, so it has languished unu...
by colect149
Mar 14th, '19, 20:06
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Re: Marley Point 2019

The Cruiser Club was indeed at Storm Point, not Plover, I think they made the change from previous years so some members could come by car. Being a member and never one to miss a free BBQ at night and and breakfast in the morning I joined them. Only thing it was a lee shore and the poor little Farr ...
by colect149
Mar 7th, '19, 07:50
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058237

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

My brother in law is on a farm in Sidmouth (ne Tasmania) he could store that Hartley until a booking on the boat is available if I ask him nicely.
by colect149
Mar 6th, '19, 22:53
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Re: Marley Point 2019

The Cruiser Club website says they will be at "Storm Bay" which I suppose is Storm Point but I am almost sure that when I was at their Club Rooms (I am a member, Barbara liked their showers) last week I thought the coming events board said Plover Point.
by colect149
Feb 24th, '19, 21:56
Forum: General
Topic: water ballast
Replies: 28
Views: 618

Re: water ballast

Guzzis3, I think you are on the wrong tram judging by your last post. Towing and launching a 25 foot just over 2 tonne yacht would not be much different to the Mac 26 providing the trailer complies and the tow vehicle has the capacity. It is the bulk of the load, visibility, clearances and the inter...
by colect149
Feb 22nd, '19, 14:42
Forum: General
Topic: Whitsunday’s Trip In April
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Whitsunday’s Trip In April

It does not have to be a maxi. We holidayed with our Ultimate 18 in waters from The Coorong to Moreton Bay over the seventeen years of ownership. A lot of 18 foot yachts have done the Whitsundays, we never had the time in those days. En route to the various destinations we carried the split dingy in...
by colect149
Feb 21st, '19, 20:48
Forum: General
Topic: Whitsunday’s Trip In April
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Whitsunday’s Trip In April

We were there in Aug, Sept, Oct 2001. We were a group of three trailer sailers and there was another group of about eight. The people of those two groups would now be in their late seventies or early eighties. Some of them were doing the Whitsundays every second year (Frank Peters was one) they were...
by colect149
Feb 20th, '19, 14:46
Forum: General
Topic: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes

I am 10 minutes away from Hastings, I may even be putting my boat in the Marina for the weekend. Pm me if I can help.
by colect149
Feb 19th, '19, 23:22
Forum: General
Topic: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes

I think Stephensunbird is in Hastings Marina. Sandy Point, South of Stony Point is ideal for drying out or anchoring in shallow water. Plenty of tidal rise and fall in Western Port.
by colect149
Feb 19th, '19, 09:37
Forum: General
Topic: Boating facilities plan for Loch Sport
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Boating facilities plan for Loch Sport

I have not been at the Loch Sport Marina for about five years, at that time it was owner operated and not very welcoming (if he was there). Very small marina and spare berths for overnight unlikely.
by colect149
Feb 19th, '19, 07:50
Forum: General
Topic: Boating facilities plan for Loch Sport
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Boating facilities plan for Loch Sport

The foreshore around Marlay Point has changed in the 35 years I have been going there. A big flood scoured out The Cut somewhere in the Eighties. Prior to that there was only room for about three boats. In the big fleet days a lot of boats waited in either in the Avon or the Latrobe. They signed on ...
by colect149
Feb 18th, '19, 19:11
Forum: General
Topic: Electronic Flares
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Electronic Flares

All owners of British cars with Lucas electrics know that what is in the wires is really Smoke, it is when this smokes escapes that the electrics stop working. However the amount of smoke in the wires is limited and there is not enough to make worthwhile daylight flares. No problem at night because ...
by colect149
Feb 18th, '19, 13:47
Forum: General
Topic: Electronic Flares
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Electronic Flares

As much as I hate Pyrotechnic Flares and believe them to be dangerous in a panic emergency situation, I am with Creme Caramel and can't see Led replacing the daylight orange smoke.
by colect149
Feb 14th, '19, 08:39
Forum: General
Topic: HAWKESBURY RIVER
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: HAWKESBURY RIVER

Newby22, do you mean the Hawksbury River proper as in Windsor or the lower reaches where it enters Broken Bay and the the inlets. We motor sailed from broken Bay to a few Ks above Spencer, it seemed rather uninteresting past Spencer.
by colect149
Feb 13th, '19, 09:22
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

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

No such thing as a free lunch, some our State Governments are gradually removing powers from Local Government, i see this as part of that scheme, so if it happens the Boat Registration Fee will ballooon "So we may improve facilities" Ha Ha. This is a general statement, I do not see it as political
by colect149
Feb 11th, '19, 08:23
Forum: General
Topic: We can tow heavy loads
Replies: 36
Views: 702

Re: We can tow heavy loads

Agree it is getting off topic and political but I am like a fish in a pond rising to the bait. BTW I am not a Climate Change sceptic, as per my last post Perma Frost melting, glaciers receding, and now a 60,000 tonne cruise ship has been through the North West Passage.
by colect149
Feb 10th, '19, 16:03
Forum: General
Topic: We can tow heavy loads
Replies: 36
Views: 702

Re: We can tow heavy loads

Went past a huge wind power farm a couple of months ago, There was at least 20 towers, not one of them was working. Huge solar farms are now covering what was good farming land (because it happens to be close to the Grid). We are at least 20 years away from sustainable viable renewable energy. The b...
by colect149
Feb 8th, '19, 19:29
Forum: General
Topic: Hydraulic Ram.
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Hydraulic Ram.

SMS Australia 755 Robinsons Rd Pearcedale 5978 6656. I had my Cole 23 (long keel) pump and ram overhauled by them about 15 years ago. The mob in Sydney said the pump was not repairable and no parts available. I fronted up to SMS and was a bit daunted when I saw they specialised in rams about 2 feet ...
by colect149
Feb 7th, '19, 16:32
Forum: General
Topic: Dingy Dilemma for the Kimberley’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1292

Re: Dingy Dilemma for the Kimberley’s

Just had a look at the writeups and videos for the sportyyak. It comes in at 39Kg against the Walker Bay 8 at 32Kg. Where the Walker Bay is almost indestructable (I owned a Walker Bay 8) against the sportyyak being flimsy and unrepairable. The twin hulls may make the Sportyak more stable when boardi...
by colect149
Feb 5th, '19, 08:45
Forum: General
Topic: Funding to keep TSP going
Replies: 45
Views: 1051

Re: Funding to keep TSP going

Composed and sent a message 01/02 but I checked my sent messages today and it is not there or in my outbox. Anyway Jeff happy to donate, however I don't kid myself it is generosity on my part, more on helping keep the most valuable resource in the TS world alive.

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