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by zebedee
Mar 22nd, '19, 14:51
Forum: General
Topic: Keel housing crack
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Keel housing crack

This photo was taken to illustrate an electric keel winch on a Noelex, but ignore the wnch for a moment and focus on the black strap forward of the winch, which holds the top of the keel case closed: http://wiremu.com/TSP_photos/Noelex/PICT0847C.JPG Whenever the keel is doing its job and resisting s...
by zebedee
Mar 21st, '19, 23:10
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 53
Views: 976

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

Unlike human engineers, biology (particularly zoology - animals) mostly builds with membranes and pressure gradients. We're sacks of 70% water with a handful of rigid bones to keep us standing up. Sails and kites and hot air balloons and hang gliders are perfectly respectable examples of engineering...
by zebedee
Mar 21st, '19, 21:25
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 53
Views: 976

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

You need an accurate time piece for your sextant. GPS is probably the easiest and most accurate option.
by zebedee
Mar 20th, '19, 19:38
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 53
Views: 976

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

It could be argued that the making of sails is a very specialised form of engineering, especially as the industry moves away from entirely hand made sails to what you might call manufactured sails.
by zebedee
Mar 19th, '19, 23:35
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 53
Views: 976

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

:Blah blah blah...........engineering thingies.....torque stuff.....comps..... you engineering types have got it all wrong. The real question on everyone’s lips. What colour is it? Does it match the decor.? and is it aesthetically appealing? :lol: :lol: Make it in stainless; that way you don't have...
by zebedee
Mar 19th, '19, 23:34
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Pitch 7 or 5 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Pitch 7 or 5 ?

I'll second Phill; 9.8hp is unlikely to move a Seaway fast enough to be able to put 9.8hp into the water with a 7" pitch prop. Some will say it will be quieter with a higher pitch prop, but the revs won't get high enough to get the full 9.8hp; you'll just end up with a quieter 7hp motor!
by zebedee
Mar 19th, '19, 17:23
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: FARR 7500 jib leads
Replies: 21
Views: 231

Re: FARR 7500 jib leads

Thats how I read it; I first encountered 2:1 jib sheets on a Hobie 16. I've got a single line 2:1 jib sheet system on my Castle with two blocks on the clew of the jib, and the ends of the rope attached to the base of the lead block on the slider on each side. As a result, the sheet in between the tw...
by zebedee
Mar 19th, '19, 11:05
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: FARR 7500 jib leads
Replies: 21
Views: 231

Re: FARR 7500 jib leads

colect149 wrote:
Mar 19th, '19, 08:44
There was a NZ site Farrtaileryachts.org which was a wealth of information and I was a member but You could have a go at signing up to it but I think it is dead.
Site is live but not very active:
http://farrtraileryachts.org
by zebedee
Mar 18th, '19, 22:07
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 53
Views: 976

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

One of my contemporaries at uni, whilst on work experience, whilst stood at the edge of a group of engineers under a car on a hoist, pointed upwards and asked someone next to him, "What's that lump in the middle of the axle?" And when told it was the diff, just to make sure they grasped his ignoranc...
by zebedee
Mar 18th, '19, 12:41
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 362

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

The common axles used for most trailers are rated 1000kg or 1450kg. A tandem with override brakes typically has a pair of 1000kg axles; most single axle boat trailers will have a 1450kg axle. A single axle, springs, hubs, wheels, etc, weighs about 130kg, so a boat and tandem trailer which weighs 150...
by zebedee
Mar 18th, '19, 09:27
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 362

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

You can be confident anything on a tandem trailer will be over 1500kg.
by zebedee
Mar 17th, '19, 22:40
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 362

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

Swing keels inherently involve a pivot of some sort, and almost inevitably involve the opportunity for some really nasty damage when the lifting line fails and the keel swings down and forward until something stops it. If you're looing at a swing keel boat, have a really really good look at the keel...
by zebedee
Mar 17th, '19, 13:38
Forum: How to do stuff - Quotes, Editing, Deleting etc
Topic: How to search this forum now that search is broken
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: How to search this forum now that search is broken

I made the thread sticky when I wrote my first reply to Jim! 8)
by zebedee
Mar 16th, '19, 22:01
Forum: How to do stuff - Quotes, Editing, Deleting etc
Topic: How to search this forum now that search is broken
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: How to search this forum now that search is broken

If you know who wrote the post you're looking for, include their username, which is simpler than it was with the internal search!
by zebedee
Mar 15th, '19, 17:44
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 53
Views: 976

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

HTF you get a 3 year university degree out of surveying I will never know... Surely you need to be able to do surface integrals in 3 dimensions and LaPlace transforms in order to do trigonometry on the surface of a nearly sphere? (tongue firmly in cheek; those were the bits of the B.Eng. course tha...
by zebedee
Mar 15th, '19, 17:41
Forum: General
Topic: Stove top oven
Replies: 29
Views: 5888

Re: Stove top oven

I'm sure Mary would be delighted to provide a lesson and samples!
by zebedee
Mar 15th, '19, 14:21
Forum: General
Topic: This why your companionway is that shape!
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: This why your companionway is that shape!

Mine blew air out of the hull, so it drew air in through any opening. This meant I could crack open the foredeck hatch to get a draught on hot still nights.
If the fan were reversed to blow air into the hull, then a simple foam pad air filter would solve the dust problem.
by zebedee
Mar 15th, '19, 02:20
Forum: General
Topic: This why your companionway is that shape!
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: This why your companionway is that shape!

My next step is Inma's great summer idea of a 12 volt computer fan fitted to a spare inspection port lid, drawing air through the boat all the time while locked up. That was me! I fitted the fan to a piece of chopping board which was held in place behind the inspection port surround by the same scr...
by zebedee
Mar 14th, '19, 20:22
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 362

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

I really don't think any water getting into a FG boat is acceptable. If you've got continuous fibreglass from one gunwhale to the other then there shouldn't be any leaks. A dry boat is a perfectly reasonable thing to expect. Look for any damage in the gelcoat and then for any "designed in" penetrat...
by zebedee
Mar 11th, '19, 23:44
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1115

Re: Marley Point 2019

I'm just going to leave this here for Jim to explain what THREE Noelexs are doing ahead of his Castle? At least there's an RL24 behind him.
Mystic.jpg
by zebedee
Mar 11th, '19, 23:28
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Free VicRoads weighbridges
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Free VicRoads weighbridges

VicRoads is installing full time displays at their weighbridges so you can weigh your trailer free of charge any time of the day or night. VicRoads free weighbridge rollout continues Unfortunately the VicRoads website doesn't seem to have a list of locations, but I know Broadford, northbound on the ...
by zebedee
Mar 11th, '19, 23:17
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1115

Re: Marley Point 2019

Ps I also noticed the weigh bridge at bairnsdale was turned on today - no vic rds staff on site. The simple single pad weighbridge on the western outskirts of Bairnsdale now has a full time display, so you can check the weight of your trailer without getting booked. It's dead easy to find from Payn...
by zebedee
Mar 11th, '19, 22:21
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 396

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Cheap ceramic knives seem to be about the only thing sharp enough to cut dyneema, etc.
by zebedee
Mar 11th, '19, 21:39
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 40
Views: 955

Re: #@**# This is really bad

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? As a moderator I can edit or delete all posts, but I have no access to the "levers of power"; I cannot alter even simple ...
by zebedee
Mar 9th, '19, 22:39
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13608
Views: 1060597

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

Holland 25 - $12,500 - Rydalmere NSW Clearly has been moored. Too wide for normal road trailing and no breakaway unit. Actually the coupling and the drawbar forward of the winch post aren't visible, so its not possible to determine what brakes it has: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2CoAAOSwaRRcgoO~...

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