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by ColinF
Feb 22nd, '19, 12:41
Forum: General
Topic: Boat Names Decals
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Boat Names Decals

PM Pipalini for contact details and give Mich a call; he makes them to order.
by ColinF
Feb 7th, '19, 07:18
Forum: General
Topic: Funding to keep TSP going
Replies: 45
Views: 1051

Re: Funding to keep TSP going

Hi Jeff. Rather than messing around with PMing account and BSB info you could get yourself a PayID . All the major banks now support the Pay ID system. They are free to get and you should be able to apply for one online via your bank's website. Your PayID can actually be anything you like (and you c...
by ColinF
Jan 5th, '19, 08:11
Forum: General
Topic: Just bought our first TS
Replies: 47
Views: 2010

Re: Just bought our first TS

Tohatsu "SailPro" 6hp extra long shaft 4 stroke I purchased one of these before Christmas. Cost was $1750. Other sailing friends also bought one recently and paid the same amount. The motor performed fine over the Christmas break but you would expect any brand new motor to perform faultlessly. This...
by ColinF
Dec 6th, '18, 20:33
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay submersible trailer lights
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: Ebay submersible trailer lights

Bligh wrote:You can buy a heat shrink tube with a 'glue' inside ...
Doh! One week too late. I did the trailer lights last weekend using Harb's method. With the amount of silicone used I'll be disappointed if they leak. :) Useful information for others (or next time) nonetheless.
by ColinF
Nov 27th, '18, 09:50
Forum: General
Topic: New Rigging
Replies: 34
Views: 804

Re: New Rigging

Thanks for the clarification Allambie. The page that rsydler linked to measures the strength loss of knots but not of splices so doesn't quite answer the question of whether knots are a suitable termination technique.
by ColinF
Nov 27th, '18, 07:22
Forum: General
Topic: New Rigging
Replies: 34
Views: 804

Re: New Rigging

Slightly off-topic but is knotting an acceptable termination method? There's obviously concerns with knots coming undone but a simple overhand loop will be near impossible to undo after heavy load is applied to it. Also some whipping can be added for extra security. What would be the advantages of s...
by ColinF
Nov 13th, '18, 22:31
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay submersible trailer lights
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Ebay submersible trailer lights

Has anyone bought submersible trailer lights from ebay? Were they any good or were they similar to Terry Pratchett's take on mushrooms?

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i.e: All lights are submersible, some are only submersible once.
by ColinF
Nov 9th, '18, 10:08
Forum: General
Topic: Yacht advice
Replies: 41
Views: 1030

Re: Yacht advice

Thanks for the thoughts all. Regarding the Corolla as a tow vehicle, upgrading it just to get into TS yachting is probably a deal breaker; especially if they are not sure whether it's a long term activity they want to do. In the short term they will just have to be aware of what their limitations ar...
by ColinF
Nov 6th, '18, 09:33
Forum: General
Topic: Yacht advice
Replies: 41
Views: 1030

Yacht advice

Friends of mine are considering getting into trailable yachting. They have a Toyota Corolla with a tow limit of (probably) 1200kg. The main purpose of the yacht would be family cruising (2 pre-teen kids). They are avid campers so they pretty much view this as camping on water. They would be looking ...
by ColinF
Nov 1st, '18, 15:47
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance - survey requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Insurance - survey requirements

A friend of mine is looking around for boat insurance. I recommended PIB who I have used before (but don't at the moment). On enquiring he was told he needs to get a survey done every 4 years as his boat is over 25 years old. The same was said when he contacted Club Marine (who have had a survey req...
by ColinF
Oct 10th, '18, 08:55
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping the anchor
Replies: 44
Views: 1429

Re: Dropping the anchor

I wonder if the rode could be taken back to one of the winches and the anchor lifted that way until the chain arrives at the boat. Then the person on the bow is just lifting X meters of chain and anchor. It might make things a little easier. Has anybody tried it?
by ColinF
Sep 5th, '18, 09:57
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1344

Re: Sailing Gippsland Lakes

I wonder why there's no federal government provided resource for logging your trip plans. (Something like this from NSW Marine Rescue ) A website and app where you record your trip details. The log off feature is a good idea. Failing to log off by the specified time (plus X%) would trigger an email ...
by ColinF
Sep 2nd, '18, 09:21
Forum: General
Topic: How to properly seat bolts at 45 degrees
Replies: 1
Views: 208

How to properly seat bolts at 45 degrees

Hi brains trust, I'm just looking for advice on how you seat bolts set at 45 (or non 90) degrees. There are products like this: https://media.wuerth.com/stmedia/wuerth/images/std.lang.all/resolutions/category/576px/846012.jpg Do people just place special orders with crowds specialising in these sort...
by ColinF
May 22nd, '18, 14:48
Forum: General
Topic: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering

What are the blue box/white wheels contraptions on either end? I understand their purpose but did you make these (how?) or buy them (from where?)? Thanks.
by ColinF
May 22nd, '18, 10:47
Forum: General
Topic: Scam site or no
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Scam site or no

I phoned the number above and got hold of Stewart Porter. outboardmarinetrader.com.au is not his site and is definitely a scam. If there is contact with the police he would probably like to be notified. I have directed him to this thread since it is probably the most thorough investigation being don...
by ColinF
May 22nd, '18, 08:08
Forum: General
Topic: Scam site or no
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Scam site or no

I actually tried putting the url into the ausregistry search site and the result I got was No Data Found Don't put the whole url; just the domain. Entering outboardmarinetrader.com.au returns: Domain Name outboardmarinetrader.com.au Last Modified 28-Feb-2018 18:27:35 UTC Status ok Registrar Name Tu...
by ColinF
May 21st, '18, 22:36
Forum: General
Topic: Scam site or no
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Scam site or no

It may not be a scam. Just enter the url into ausregistry . This will give you an ABN which you can then put into ABN Lookup which returns the trading name COOMERA OUTBOARD & MARINE SERVICES . Putting that into Google returns http://www.coomeraoutboardandmarineservices.com.au/. Give them a call on 0...
by ColinF
May 3rd, '18, 11:46
Forum: General
Topic: Buoyancy in Castle 550?
Replies: 43
Views: 1890

Re: Buoyancy in Castle 550?

. . . a tractor inner tube . . . Could you have one (or two?) of them stored deflated somewhere along side some cans of Fix-A-Flat or some similar product? Maybe too much to do when there is so little time in these situations? I'm amazed there's no product like a large robust balloon that is perman...
by ColinF
Dec 18th, '17, 20:41
Forum: General
Topic: Bull 7000 rating
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Bull 7000 rating

The Australian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat Rule have them listed as 0.850. You can probably adapt from there if you have local handicap ratings.
by ColinF
Dec 17th, '17, 08:17
Forum: General
Topic: A little guidance requested :)
Replies: 57
Views: 3570

Re: A little guidance requested :)

pdandy wrote:Snw is just slippery sand. You have plenty of sand out west.
Did you just come up with a new method to remove antifoul? :D
by ColinF
Dec 7th, '17, 07:44
Forum: General
Topic: Portarlington news
Replies: 52
Views: 5815

Re: Portarlington news

It would be good if they put in mooring poles similar to the setup at Loch Sport marina. (Sorry for poor quality image; taken from google maps obviously.) These are cheap to install, low cost to maintain and space efficient. If they don't want boats on the beach maybe they should provide a more attr...
by ColinF
Nov 28th, '17, 07:58
Forum: General
Topic: Portarlington news
Replies: 52
Views: 5815

Re: Portarlington news

Out of interest is it possible to back up to the beach within the marina?
by ColinF
Nov 26th, '17, 20:48
Forum: General
Topic: Timpenny 670 handling
Replies: 21
Views: 1938

Re: Timpenny 670 handling

Actually it has a cbh of .685 (vs .640 for the Boomerang DK).
by ColinF
Oct 20th, '17, 14:47
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent. Can anybody provide contact details for Bundaberg Y
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Urgent. Can anybody provide contact details for Bundabe

This is a long shot but it might be worth pursuing; there are some motorhomes requiring relocation from Brisbane to Melbourne according to this site . I'm not sure if they come with tow bars or have tow limits (if they do) but it might be worth a phone call. If this line of thought works you not onl...
by ColinF
Jul 23rd, '17, 18:35
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058228

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

If you have a cat there's a 'correct' way.

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