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by barnaclephill
Mar 19th, '19, 20:47
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Pitch 7 or 5 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Pitch 7 or 5 ?

5" will be better because you have 4 blades to sweep or grip the water and the pitch is suited for a heavy boat, rather than a lightweight runabout. I don't know what the Seaway weighs, but my guess it would be 2 tonne or more. So the lower pitch and the extra blade will be better. I have the same m...
by barnaclephill
Mar 18th, '19, 11:52
Forum: General
Topic: First sail in Westernport
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: First sail in Westernport

Sunday 17 March.jpg There was only occasional wind on our side of the Bay yesterday. I did a 6 mile motor/sail trip and return, to visit Marcel and to see his mooring area. His coffee is real coffee, none of my Blend43 stuff. I'd never been there before. I am still learning and playing with the Nav...
by barnaclephill
Mar 15th, '19, 23:59
Forum: General
Topic: First sail in Westernport
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: First sail in Westernport

I suspect Thursday ( the 21st March??) would be just fine. I see that the high pressure system is south of us, giving us easterly winds for a while. It is forecast between 5-10 and 10-15 knots easterly for that day, according to the BOM wind forecast. It's a weekday and autumn, so it should not be b...
by barnaclephill
Mar 13th, '19, 23:54
Forum: Member locations
Topic: Gippsland Vic
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Gippsland Vic

Welcome aboard.
We'll catch up someday on the Lakes. You bought a nice boat with a cake cooking demonstration thrown in apparently, so I'll recognize the yacht when I see it. I am in Westernport but have an empty mooring in Paynesville waiting for me.
by barnaclephill
Mar 11th, '19, 20:32
Forum: General
Topic: Vale INMA (Greg Beanland)
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Vale INMA (Greg Beanland)

I'm sorry to read of this news. My condolences to Mary and their sons. Greg was generous with his time and advice to me, offering equipment for my journeys, and a faithfulness reflective of his pure spirit. I enjoyed the few times I had with him - a warm summer's evening on Progress Jetty and a meal...
by barnaclephill
Mar 9th, '19, 20:35
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: #@**# This is really bad

I've had all these issues too. The funny thing is, that Ed posted the issue a few days ago, and I'm still waiting for a response from the moderators, or those whom I think are moderators. Why are they silent? Funding was boosted a few weeks ago, and this issue has been a hassle for a longer-term, no...
by barnaclephill
Feb 20th, '19, 01:33
Forum: General
Topic: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes

Yes, Zeb, Steven put it on a truck/trailer and took it to his new mooring off Hastings, For some reason he declined my perfectly acceptable offer to sail with him the whole way. Something to do with nerves, and distance and the size of the yacht. :D (Quite understandable) About January/autumn last y...
by barnaclephill
Feb 12th, '19, 23:58
Forum: General
Topic: New to forum and first boat purchased
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: New to forum and first boat purchased

Welcome to the forum Tim.
It doesn't matter the size of boat nor where; apparently even keel boats are welcome here. :D
by barnaclephill
Feb 12th, '19, 23:55
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

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

; council won't forgo parking fees for cars with trailers attached just because we use twice as much space! The party who won government in the election promised that launching fees will be abolished, and extra money in lieu granted to councils to compensate. The councils won't voluntarily forgo fe...
by barnaclephill
Feb 12th, '19, 19:12
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian boat ramp fees - going, going, gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

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

It was an election promise, so it was hard to miss. It might have played a role in attracting some votes. As to when it would be fully implemented, I don't know as it doesn't affect me.
If it is the case that it will be implemented soon, it would be better to pay per launch rather than yearly.
by barnaclephill
Feb 8th, '19, 23:49
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer Sailing Port Welshpool to Refuge Cove
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Trailer Sailing Port Welshpool to Refuge Cove

I've been there a few times, day and night arrivals, mostly good weather. Very nice photography Mark. I'm planning a trip from Westernport to the Prom, and could pop in to Refuge again. Am hoping to set foot on Hogan Island on the way. And later enter Lakes Entrance. Solo as usual, but am open to ha...
by barnaclephill
Feb 4th, '19, 16:33
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd sail in Westernport
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: 2nd sail in Westernport

I found the tide turned earlier than forecast yesterday arvo. By almost an hour. Maybe the wind accelerated the change. The southerly was like a sea breeze, but was forecast to be a south westerly change with the trough. The wind speed was more than expected. Last weekend the sea breeze was accentua...
by barnaclephill
Feb 1st, '19, 16:09
Forum: General
Topic: Broken hatch lens.
Replies: 18
Views: 402

Re: Broken hatch lens.

Easy to buy the material as asmal or offcut piece. Cut with jigsaw and shape with the flapper disk on the angle grinder.
Not rocket science.
by barnaclephill
Jan 22nd, '19, 17:36
Forum: General
Topic: Bent Rudder
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Bent Rudder

I have laminated one from 3 layers of 12mm ply and epoxy.
A picture and design and we can give you a better idea.
by barnaclephill
Jan 17th, '19, 00:14
Forum: General
Topic: Photos of Around the Bay in 8 days cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Photos of Around the Bay in 8 days cruise

Compliments to Jim for so many superb photos, and you too Wanton. The colours in the photos, the expert cropping, focus and scenery are spectacular. I like the Werribee cliffs photos, and some with Melbourne in the background, but with the waterline on the horizon. I shall have to borrow a trailer b...
by barnaclephill
Jan 16th, '19, 11:54
Forum: General
Topic: BOAT CLEANING
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: BOAT CLEANING

garymalmgren wrote:
Jan 16th, '19, 10:15
One man's dirt is another's patina.
Thank you Gary. The quote of the year. :lol:
by barnaclephill
Jan 15th, '19, 11:05
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: new Outboard bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: new Outboard bracket

I just measured and it has 29cm arms. Inside white to transom. ( or my wooden post).

The rise of the mechanism is 26 -28 cm.
From my old drawings.
by barnaclephill
Jan 14th, '19, 20:20
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: new Outboard bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: new Outboard bracket

There is a man in Sydney who sells them for about $120 and advertises on ebay. He has a picture of his shed on a wharf on the ebay homepage.
I don't have the link with me here at work. I have the same motor and it handles the weight.
by barnaclephill
Jan 10th, '19, 11:53
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

The solution in my case is obviously a new mainsail with the correct slugs! Well, emptying the budget is one way to solve a problem. Otherwise new sail slugs are only a dollar or two, and there are several models and sizes available. Another solution is to spray some Mr Sheen or other silicone lubr...
by barnaclephill
Jan 7th, '19, 11:31
Forum: NSW Trip Reports
Topic: Jervis Bay and Sydney Harbour over xmas/NYE 18/19
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Jervis Bay and Sydney Harbour over xmas/NYE 18/19

Very nice wrap up/story. All's well and you enjoyed the family and the yacht, visiting new places and handling the boat well.
by barnaclephill
Jan 5th, '19, 23:25
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

Here's a short article about the carburettor in the Tohatsu 9.8: https://unsinkable2.com/how-to-fix-tohatsu-outboard-carburetor/ He runs the outboard out of fuel so there is nothing to evaporate between uses. The article goes over the 3 things required for fire/outboards which are a spark, air/compr...
by barnaclephill
Jan 5th, '19, 19:43
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

At least you got to sail a bit Joe, and motor. Lots of things can interfere with the hoisting of the mainsail; all the things that Digger said. Sometimes I get mine jammed a little, so I lower it a metre and then look up and try again. Usually it's because I tangle it with the spreaders, because of ...
by barnaclephill
Dec 31st, '18, 21:32
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 61
Views: 1947

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

I have an empty mooring there if you need it. It's been vacant since installation in May, and only 200 m from where you launched. I have not done all the sailing I intended to do this week. The mooring is there if you need it. PM for details if required.
by barnaclephill
Dec 27th, '18, 19:03
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on inbuilt water tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Thoughts on inbuilt water tanks

Hi Joe You can easily refill it at the Gippsland lakes, thete are plenty of waterside taps at all the private and public jetties, except the remote public jetties. Less weight to tow, try sailing without the weight and fill it again if you need to. You just need a hose and fittings, or bucket with f...

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