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by Jon
Feb 26th, '18, 17:11
Forum: General
Topic: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.
Replies: 92
Views: 9255

Re: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.

Thank you for your responses.

With the board out we can see that the crack is shallow longitudinal and non structural. I'm not doing the job (done by fibreglass repairer in Cairns). Hopefully I will be back on the water soon.
by Jon
Feb 25th, '18, 09:31
Forum: General
Topic: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.
Replies: 92
Views: 9255

Re: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.

I have a lateral crack in the top of the daggerboard and I wanted to pull the board to ensure the boat is seaworthy. Photo of the seperated bulb below. While the daggerboard is out I'm thinking of doing an epoxy coat then antifoul in the inside of the case while she's apart. Basically only antifoul ...
by Jon
Feb 14th, '18, 16:04
Forum: General
Topic: Chartplotter/depth sounder
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Chartplotter/depth sounder

Steven I haven't been recently looking but a quick search came up with this. https://www.ebay.com.au/i/112765835415?chn=ps&fl=c&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F705-139619-5960-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com.au%25252Fi%25252F112765835415%25253...
by Jon
Feb 13th, '18, 22:57
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: New Two Stroke imports banned from a July this year
Replies: 49
Views: 3313

Re: New Two Stroke imports banned from a July this year

A different perspective on the battery powered vs 2 stroke. I love my 2 stroke Victa, I'm sentimental as its from a period when things were fully Australian manufactured. But it needs a full rebuild which would have cost almost as much as a new mower. I was discussing it with my family, they are the...
by Jon
Feb 13th, '18, 14:22
Forum: General
Topic: Chartplotter mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Chartplotter mounting

I have a Garmin 45DV mounted on the right hand side of the companionway over an existing old hole. If I did it again I would make it on a swinging mount shadowed by the hatch. With polarized sunglasses I have to be directly in line with the display to read it. Even turning my head 90 degrees or lift...
by Jon
Feb 13th, '18, 14:00
Forum: General
Topic: Chartplotter/depth sounder
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Chartplotter/depth sounder

John, I think you need to set an upper figure to your budget, where you are going to sail and your power budget before you can get acurate advice. I personally like Navonics on a phone in my pocket as a comparison with a small sounder/gps/chartplotter on the boat. The chartplotter user interface wil...
by Jon
Feb 3rd, '18, 12:40
Forum: Queensland Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Tinaroo, January 12, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Lake Tinaroo, January 12, 2018

Peridot, I am currently in Cairns but I move a lot for work with 17 interstate/international relocations in the past 28 years. I have lived in every mainland state and territory. I like NQLD the best of all the places I have lived ( PNG was better but not family friendly). I would like to try Tassie...
by Jon
Feb 2nd, '18, 16:16
Forum: Queensland Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Tinaroo, January 12, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Lake Tinaroo, January 12, 2018

Tinaroo with water in it is a lovely spot. There is a Mayday Regatta mostly for off the beach boats that is arguably the best regatta of its type in NQLD.
by Jon
Jan 31st, '18, 22:57
Forum: Queensland Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Tinaroo, January 12, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Lake Tinaroo, January 12, 2018

Thanks for the update it looks good. Its one of those places where a centreboard boat really works well.
I plan to get up there once the dam is near capacity again and I can safety use my boat.
by Jon
Jan 31st, '18, 22:50
Forum: General
Topic: Great days sail turned to crap
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Great days sail turned to crap

Boogie boards are excellent but dont use the cheap cloth covered styrene filled ones as they will only work once. Try to get your hands on a hand me down boogie board with a hard plastic bottom and rubber top. The hard plastic slides along the wharf with the rubber side protecting your boat. You can...
by Jon
Jan 30th, '18, 06:38
Forum: General
Topic: Green Island (off Cairns) and the reef ....worth going?
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Green Island (off Cairns) and the reef ....worth going?

I went to Green Island yesterday for the first time and thought it was well worth it. A bit of a trip report below as I'm still on a high after the sail. The weather window for a trip to the reef occurred yesterday with SE starting at 5kts building to 15kts. Unfortunately it was a school day so I di...
by Jon
Jan 26th, '18, 20:49
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Tiny tach battery replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Tiny tach battery replacement

Not quite as convenient but why not use a high tension lead on your car? Just keep checking it occasionally until your in the right range. Then time it to get it right.
by Jon
Jan 12th, '18, 16:32
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: 30ft, 3500kg boat trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: 30ft, 3500kg boat trailer

I was just idly dreaming of buying the Tumlaren down south then researching how I would get the beauty up north. This trailer popped up.

I see that trailer as a point A to point B proposition then crane off the keelboat.
by Jon
Jan 11th, '18, 22:59
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: 30ft, 3500kg boat trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 841

30ft, 3500kg boat trailer

Most impressive trailer sailer I have seen. An Adams 10m on a trailer from FNQLD to Tasmania. Advert for trailer only. https://www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/2015-TRAILER-CUSTOM/SSE-AD-5152298/?cr=59&psq=%28%28%28Service%3D%5BBoatsales%5D%26BoatType%3D%5BSail%5D%29%26LengthInFeet%3Drange%5B25..3...
by Jon
Jan 11th, '18, 20:57
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Yamaha 6hp four stroke versus 8hp two stroke
Replies: 62
Views: 31081

Re: Yamaha 6hp four stroke versus 8hp two stroke

John,
I hope you are as pleased with the Sailpro as I have been.

My run in was an enjoyable two day return trip from Manly to the Goldcoast via the seaway.
by Jon
Jan 11th, '18, 20:50
Forum: General
Topic: Lesson learnt -Yamaha tank fuel vent
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Lesson learnt -Yamaha tank fuel vent

I had a repeatedly stopping outboard yesterday on the way to WAGS. The yamaha external tank vent closes in both the fully open and fully closed position. I did my prestart checks and opened the vent. I couldn't remember if I opened the vent so I did it again winding it out against the stop. Engine k...
by Jon
Jan 11th, '18, 19:40
Forum: General
Topic: The stuff that you just gotta have
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: The stuff that you just gotta have

Don't get me wrong I like Colin Archer's designs and jumped on Fram in Oslo and had a good look at her. From memory she had a lifting rudder and propellor so as not to damage them in the ice. I don't have a copy of Marchaj "Aero-Hydrodynamics of Sailing" handy but I remember something like 12% of th...
by Jon
Jan 10th, '18, 20:47
Forum: General
Topic: The stuff that you just gotta have
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: The stuff that you just gotta have

Interesting question and a good video.

I can't get over how much windage a vintage boat has. No wonder most could hardly beat to wind. The drag must have been immense.
by Jon
Jan 10th, '18, 20:34
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Transporting in the car?
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: Transporting in the car?

Deleted- pdandy beat me to the answer.
by Jon
Jan 8th, '18, 23:15
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Yamaha 6hp four stroke versus 8hp two stroke
Replies: 62
Views: 31081

Re: Yamaha 6hp four stroke versus 8hp two stroke

INMA,
Thanks for the detailed response. I will pull the friction decice apart and try your fix after I get sorted in Cairns.
by Jon
Jan 8th, '18, 11:43
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Yamaha 6hp four stroke versus 8hp two stroke
Replies: 62
Views: 31081

Re: Yamaha 6hp four stroke versus 8hp two stroke

John, Approximately 4 weeks ago I changed from a 8hp short leg 2 stroke Yamaha to a 6 Hp Sailpro. It was a quick decision as the Yamaha wasn't handling the ocean swell during holidays. I am a Yamaha fan and own a couple of two stroke Yamahas on a tender etc. The Sailpro was $1720 in Brisbane and the...
by Jon
Jan 7th, '18, 22:12
Forum: General
Topic: I need a new Genoa
Replies: 24
Views: 2192

Re: I need a new Genoa

Within the last 12 months I have had several sails made from local and overseas lofts. I also used Peter Green last year to add an extra set of reefing points to my main and they were very good. Barracouta (Sydney) made up my new radial squaretop main. Technically difficult to measure for me due to ...
by Jon
Dec 27th, '17, 22:38
Forum: General
Topic: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.
Replies: 92
Views: 9255

Re: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.

Sitting at a rolly anchorage at Tangalooma after two weeks on the water I though I might reflect on what went right and what could have been improved. 1. The short leg Yammie was fine down south but couldn't handle the blustery Moreton Bay chop. It came out too often. Replaced with a Tohatsu 6hp sai...
by Jon
Dec 23rd, '17, 07:18
Forum: General
Topic: Lots of questions on tenders
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Lots of questions on tenders

The two stroke Yamaha tender proved its worth yesterday morning. After anchoring overnight at Giants Grave (side chanel of Gold Coast Seaway) we woke up to a fouled anchor rode. As a result of changing winds and tides the rode had wrapped around the dagger board. With the bulb at the end it was very...
by Jon
Dec 20th, '17, 11:11
Forum: General
Topic: Lots of questions on tenders
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Lots of questions on tenders

The Honda is on Gumtree replaced with a 2 stroke yamaha, family can now communicate when in the tender and the boat handles better. Worth the extra 9kg.

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