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by zebedee
Dec 13th, '18, 19:21
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Loose Foot V Fixed Foot Mainsails
Replies: 20
Views: 312

Re: Loose Foot V Fixed Foot Mainsails

The original Castle main has a bolt rope (or slugs) attached to the boom; recent changes to the class rules now allow a fully battened main and(/or) a loose foot, as had been common practice in NSW for some time. When Jim (Baccus) bought a new mainsail a year or so ago he gave me his old fully batt...
by zebedee
Dec 13th, '18, 17:57
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Building a new boom (Noelex 25)
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Building a new boom (Noelex 25)

Frank, Josh doesn't have any boom to cover yet.
by zebedee
Dec 13th, '18, 17:27
Forum: General
Topic: Good clothing for sailing and where to get it
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: Good clothing for sailing and where to get it

Shoes - I like volleys for when I am racing. The grip and durability in water is impressive (canyoners shoe of choice). Unfortunately my feet aren't a great fit for them and I wear out the tread after a season or so. Am interested in what others use. In the TS it's cheapo croc knock-offs or barefoo...
by zebedee
Dec 12th, '18, 21:36
Forum: General
Topic: Good clothing for sailing and where to get it
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: Good clothing for sailing and where to get it

Long sleeved high visibility orange (or lime green) council workers' shirts are lightweight, airy, and ideal for sitting out in the sun.
They're also very cheap from places like Aldi or workwear stores.
by zebedee
Dec 11th, '18, 20:11
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned

...The big fat tires you see on the modified cars were strictly discouraged because nobody held replacements. When I destroyed a tyre on my 2WD Rodeo north of the Flinders Ranges in 2008, Arkaroola Village had just one 15" tyre in stock, for which they charged me full retail, then once it was fitte...
by zebedee
Dec 11th, '18, 02:37
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned

Arrrgh. These people seem to be justifying an increase in GCM of 1000kg to 7000kg purely on the basis of: A) an increase in GVM of just 300kg from 3200kg to 3500kg B) that 3500kg GVM plus 3500kg GTM add up to 7000kg GCM And yet: A) Ford/Mazda won't let you have a GCM over 6000kg even where the sum o...
by zebedee
Dec 11th, '18, 02:23
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned

...With heavy vehicles a semi trailer looks similar to a B Double semi trailer, and they look similar to a road train. But even the least technical person understands the machinery in each class of prime mover changes. A friend of mine has been watching the market for second hand back hoes for a wh...
by zebedee
Dec 10th, '18, 22:59
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Modifications for towing vehicles to be banned

Here's an example of someone offering a GVM upgrade for the BT50. http://www.bamgarage.com/accessories/suspension-gvm/mazda-bt50/ Lets work through the factory numbers first: Ute weighs about 2000kg empty. GVM is 3200kg. GTM is 3500kg. GCM is 6000kg. If the ute is loaded to 3200kg before attaching a...
by zebedee
Dec 10th, '18, 22:15
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: How old is too old for 2-stroke fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 185

Re: How old is too old for 2-stroke fuel

I generally feed the unused petrol from my 4 stroke outboard into my motorbike (car is diesel, previous cars were LPG). Recently I decided I didn't know whether a particular 5 litre can of petrol was 50:1 2 stroke for my *other* outboard or straight 4 stroke, so I poured that into the bike too. Judg...
by zebedee
Dec 9th, '18, 22:55
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping

Check your local libraries for Creeks and Harbours; some libraries have them.
The Outdoor Recreation Guide is the closest thing you'll find to a proper chart.
by zebedee
Dec 9th, '18, 22:38
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping

The natural tidal range at Shaving Point (Metung) is 100mm (4") and is swamped out by the effects of river flow variation (rain upstream in the catchments) and wind, which can move a remarkable amount of water around. Tide is not an issue West of Metung and really only becomes important in the chann...
by zebedee
Dec 9th, '18, 20:47
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13012
Views: 1034509

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

Peter Yates wrote:
Dec 9th, '18, 18:19
Phil Bolger micro yawl - $3,500 - Cairns QLD

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cairns/ ... 1203447419
With looks only a mother could love!

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by zebedee
Dec 9th, '18, 20:45
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping

Another consideration is where you intend to launch, and more to the point, leave your car and trailer. First of all, Hollands Landing is definitely not a place to leave a car and trailer for several days. The ramps at Loch Sport see mostly day trippers; I'm not sure how keen I'd be on leaving a car...
by zebedee
Dec 9th, '18, 16:11
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping

For a variety of reasons, sailing on the lakes tends to be centred on Paynesville and Metung. Lakes Entrance (a worthy destination btw) is the commercial fishing hub, as well as a huge tourist centre, probably at least partly because the ocean beach is accessible without a boat. Loch Sport is differ...
by zebedee
Dec 9th, '18, 01:38
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

Wanton wrote:
Dec 8th, '18, 18:16
I'll be there after the BTYC around the bay sail in January. May even come directly to P/ville after I finish that cruise.
Out the heads, around the Prom and in through Lakes Entrance???
by zebedee
Dec 8th, '18, 17:12
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13012
Views: 1034509

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

Mal had a blooper for the Farr 7500; he and Barb (and Benny) used it (with no other sails) returning from Storm Point (opposite Loch Sport) to Paynesville after a big blow at Easter a few years back.
by zebedee
Dec 8th, '18, 16:10
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13012
Views: 1034509

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

E Boat - $6,900 neg. - Geelong VIC You would need to be a fan of these. Has a beam of 2.77 metres which is greater than the road width limit. Says it has a tilt mechanism to get it back to legal but the wheel track of the trailer would still seem to be unchanged. Not sure how that would all work bu...
by zebedee
Dec 6th, '18, 13:36
Forum: General
Topic: Updating our Siren 24
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Updating our Siren 24

Ah right, I thought i read that alum wasn't able to be shot thru. I know they say timber is also a no go. How about steel? Sonar uses an acoustic signal rather than an electromagnetic signal; sound travels well through incompressible materials like water, solid fibreglass, aluminium, steel, even a ...
by zebedee
Dec 5th, '18, 00:03
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13012
Views: 1034509

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

CAL 14 - $3,800 - Sale VIC https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sale/sail-boats/cal-14-trailer-sailer/1202982189 https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMFgxNTA0/z/xGIAAOSwQ5pb4~5y/$_20.JPG I recognise that Cal! Is this Mel's only boat at the moment? And did you (Peter) take that photo on the way to Duck Arm?
by zebedee
Nov 30th, '18, 22:22
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13012
Views: 1034509

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

Adrian's Night Crossing, Noelex 25 #832; $27k, Melbourne (Ormond)

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ormond/ ... 1199832421

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by zebedee
Nov 27th, '18, 22:16
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Soooo how many amps does the powerwinch 712 actually use?
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Soooo how many amps does the powerwinch 712 actually use?

luke.sleeman wrote:
Nov 27th, '18, 18:06
I'm wondering how I will manage to run it!
What sort of car; something with a seperate chassis or a monocoque body?
by zebedee
Nov 26th, '18, 14:39
Forum: General
Topic: New Rigging
Replies: 34
Views: 540

Re: New Rigging

Jason from Discount Seamart is doing rigging from home (Northcote I think).
His mobile number is 0419 436 444
by zebedee
Nov 26th, '18, 13:21
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: The scam outboard site
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

Re: The scam outboard site

This one first appears on google on November 17 2018, with no trace before then. It's hosted in London (UK).
by zebedee
Nov 25th, '18, 21:26
Forum: General
Topic: Geocaching for TSP kids
Replies: 30
Views: 3003

Re: Geocaching for TSP kids

Resurrecting a very old thread; here's a relevant ABC news report: WWII veteran returns to Victoria's East Sale RAAF base after three-quarters of a century In those early days, even training was hazardous. "Too often on our return from a patrol we would see a column of black smoke rising from the ae...
by zebedee
Nov 25th, '18, 14:40
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Fire at Metung; bakery, cafe, fish & chip shop all gone.
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Fire at Metung; bakery, cafe, fish & chip shop all gone.

November 18 the Metung Hotel facewotsit page reports: "New Bakery, Pizza Shop and Vietnamese opening in three weeks. Great job Ray and the town is very grateful." That puts them back in action about December 10. Judging from earlier posts, they'll be in previously vacant shops across the road from t...

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