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by Slammin
Mar 20th, '19, 17:40
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Pitch 7 or 5 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Pitch 7 or 5 ?

Can’t check but I think I’m pretty sure i have pitch 5 definitely 3 blade though and I was told it’s high thrust. It’s been fine on the 9.9 and 15.
by Slammin
Mar 15th, '19, 09:09
Forum: General
Topic: This why your companionway is that shape!
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: This why your companionway is that shape!

When I’ve run fans while on trailer I’ve sucked air from the keel case. That may alleviate the dust as I’ve never suffered that?
by Slammin
Mar 13th, '19, 06:44
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 400

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Getting off topic but I’ve found the Wiltshire knives to be the best option on the boat. The blades are okish but the thing that makes them fantastic is the self sharpening scabbard that they store in. It’s got the safety switch to release and it’s literally always or can be very quickly sharpened. ...
by Slammin
Mar 8th, '19, 19:37
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 48
Views: 1056

Re: #@**# This is really bad

If its a question of funding? I missed out on last months seeking of fees so Id be more than happy to sling some $s across. : )
by Slammin
Feb 22nd, '19, 06:48
Forum: General
Topic: water ballast
Replies: 28
Views: 644

Re: water ballast

I’ve got a Seaway Elite with the under cockpit berth. Its pretty big and requires a king sheet. I like it but to be honest my wife doesn’t like it she finds it a bit claustrophobic. If I had more time I would re-engineer the companionway ladder to swing out of the way to make ingress a bit easier.
by Slammin
Jan 31st, '19, 16:52
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: What would I lose or gain by changing my masthead rig to a gaff?
Replies: 34
Views: 601

Re: What would I lose or gain by changing my masthead rig to a gaff?

I can raise the mast 9.5m and be on the water in 40 minutes, single handed. I use the trailer electric winch and it’s a cinch. I can’t fathom what’s taking you so much time unless you mean provisioning, attaching boom and hanking main and lots more? Do you want to go through and list exactly what yo...
by Slammin
Dec 13th, '18, 06:37
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay submersible trailer lights
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Ebay submersible trailer lights

Which begs the question!

What is a flooded cable?
by Slammin
Nov 26th, '18, 20:34
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Electricity and fuel vapours?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Electricity and fuel vapours?

I think if you tried to start a fire using that setup you wouldn’t achieve much. BUT Murphy being Murphy!
by Slammin
Nov 15th, '18, 22:33
Forum: General
Topic: Keeping your tender safe while unattended around Sydney Harbour
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Keeping your tender safe while unattended around Sydney Harbour

Just use some sort of transom lock. Factory made or chain, ss wire swaged etc etc. I’ve only seen commuters chain their tenders but they leave the tender for 9hrs at predictable times. You’ll be right I reckon. Basically it’s too hard an option for a crack head. Naughty kids maybe but that’s what th...
by Slammin
Nov 13th, '18, 22:37
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Parallel Bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Parallel Bearings

There are 10” disc, parallel with 5 studs hubs around. They come on the Swiftco heavy trailers, even the 2t mechanical. They maybe a US thing because the oil seals are 62 not 63 and similarly the bearing caps are different to standard oz sizes. I had to get my Durahubs machined to fit. The other thi...
by Slammin
Oct 11th, '18, 06:39
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

Great boat Geoff and nice to see you back. We were starting to wonder where you'd gone. Welcome back!
by Slammin
Oct 10th, '18, 07:18
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping the anchor
Replies: 44
Views: 1451

Re: Dropping the anchor

PaulS. I've looked into winches as I have 30m of chain for coral conditions.

For me it's the size and weight issues.

A smaller manual windlass would be nice but I'd have to swap out my differing types of chain to match the teething. In the end it's easier just to lift it and KISS.
by Slammin
Sep 15th, '18, 06:35
Forum: General
Topic: winches
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: winches

I'm going on feedback through TSP and elsewhere. From memory there was also multiple failures. Mine still works but sits in the garage. As for the UV rope damage I'm not concerned as mines not in the sun. FWIW Riggers on other forums feel the initial UV damage concerns where overstated. Lots of boat...
by Slammin
Sep 14th, '18, 05:46
Forum: General
Topic: winches
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: winches

the second pictured one which was gutless and had crappy cogs. Why not buy the genuine Powerwinch 712 or 912 that has been designed as a trailer winch? For me they're not wireless,(might be now but not when I bought), I've heard that the cogs are also press cut rubbish steel, they're 4 times the pr...
by Slammin
Sep 13th, '18, 18:10
Forum: General
Topic: winches
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: winches

Ditto ^. The first is much better but get rope not cable. The second one is a Superwinch copy with crappy cogs etc. The only advantage I can see is that it has manual backup. Also for the price I would go the bigger is better mentality. Less strain hopefully means longer life. Once fitted I would u...
by Slammin
Sep 11th, '18, 18:43
Forum: General
Topic: I have a deal, now what?
Replies: 73
Views: 2240

Re: I have a deal, now what?

Congratulations.

I'd also look at your car breakdown insurance level. Go the highest so trailer and accommodation etc is covered.
by Slammin
Sep 10th, '18, 17:14
Forum: General
Topic: winches
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: winches

Ditto ^. The first is much betterer but get rope not cable. The second one is a Superwinch copy with crappy cogs etc. The only advantage I can see is that it has manual backup. Also for the price I would go the bigger is better mentality. Less strain hopefully means longer life. Once fitted I would ...
by Slammin
Sep 9th, '18, 19:08
Forum: General
Topic: winches
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: winches

Mines about a year old and been faultless. The wireless remote is a godsend. I can also use it to assist in the mast raising easily because the rope can be redirected so the pull is from the top. I'm guessing it will fail eventually so kept my old electric one that has a manual backup.
by Slammin
Sep 4th, '18, 17:40
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: huntsman tyres/wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: huntsman tyres/wheels

Umm good and bad experience here. Bought a brake package from them. Just new disc hubsx2 and hydraulic brakesx4. I went with the rubber brake lines. 2 out of 4 brake calipers leaked. I would've sent them back but I was in a rush and took them to a brake shop. They were as surprised as me to find out...
by Slammin
Sep 2nd, '18, 21:51
Forum: General
Topic: towing dinghies when to and when not to?
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: towing dinghies when to and when not to?

Inflatable dinghys are most prone to flipping in my experience. I used one and if it seemed too windy I'd put it on the foredeck. I now have a car topper ally craft 3man tender, too big for the foredeck but I have towed it in pretty trechorous conditions and never had a problem. I tow it way past my...
by Slammin
Aug 23rd, '18, 05:49
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: mechanical calipers brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 9582

Re: mechanical calipers brakes

Ditto the bucket over the master cylinder or electric hydraulic pump and while we're here get one or make one that will fit the winch as well. Out of the direct sun and rain is a big bonus.
by Slammin
Aug 15th, '18, 16:45
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Gearcase oil changing?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Gearcase oil changing?

If you're going to top-fill, I suggest a few rotations of the prop shaft just to help spread the lube.
by Slammin
Aug 7th, '18, 05:42
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Fitting a depth-sounder transducer inside the hull
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Fitting a depth-sounder transducer inside the hull

You can experiment with which spot or whatever with a big lump of blutack.

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