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by pdandy
Mar 13th, '19, 18:39
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Sandpiper: Court 750 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Sandpiper: Court 750 - SOLD

Congrats, next time you can fly / train down here and take the noelex .
by pdandy
Mar 11th, '19, 17:12
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 387

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Wait what ? You need a special knife? for what ? and why ? It just needs to be a seriously sharp knife wielded by someone other than the person paying the bills - preferably with an evil look on their face. ( long story, but singo had some fancy spectra single line genoa sheets that lasted about an...
by pdandy
Mar 11th, '19, 16:21
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

rseydler wrote:
Mar 11th, '19, 15:29
Wow the Corsair and the Adams almost the same elapsed time. Must have been some weird conditions?
The corsair had to do a lap of raymond island after reaching paynesville. Normally that's an hours sailing but I remember one mponr taking 8 ....
by pdandy
Mar 11th, '19, 15:02
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

The provisional results are up - well done everyone

https://mponr.com/results/view.php?s=28

Nb I'm not sure about the div c results - they seem to have given the dwyers sk rl 24 a pbh rather than cbh rating?
by pdandy
Mar 11th, '19, 08:24
Forum: General
Topic: #@**# This is really bad
Replies: 33
Views: 788

Re: #@**# This is really bad

barnaclephill wrote:
Mar 9th, '19, 20:35
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Can some moderators or those quite up to date with tech, able to offer insights?
Of if there is anyone with tech skills willing to help ?
by pdandy
Mar 10th, '19, 22:22
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 387

Re: Dyneema for halyards

impulse wrote:
Mar 10th, '19, 21:55
I use dyneema on keel and trailer winches, spectra sometimes / maybe on jib and main halyard. Poly everywhere else as I don't see the need for such exotics on our little boats.
But what feels best under the knife? ( apart from someone elses spectra)
by pdandy
Mar 10th, '19, 16:02
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 387

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Guzzi, really small print pedantic stuff here re uv degredation +/- potential weird stuff. I had some 9 mm double braid dyneema that I got amazingly cheap 10 years ago, it was horribly stiff stuff so I never used it for the halyards and sheets I hoped to use it for. Instead, it found use as lifeline...
by pdandy
Mar 9th, '19, 22:05
Forum: General
Topic: This why your companionway is that shape!
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: This why your companionway is that shape!

impulse wrote:
Mar 9th, '19, 10:21
pdandy wrote:
Mar 8th, '19, 21:12
Watching that, I might consider making a U shaped washboard for those times when I'm sailing with just the lower board in!
When was the last time you gybe broached the NX Dr.Pauly. :shock:
Last year, and I DO NOT want to do it again!
by pdandy
Mar 9th, '19, 20:01
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 387

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Btw, if you need 60 m this guy might be cheaper - 6 mm double braid dyneema, I've never used him but it's the same per m and free postage ( plus should be slightly stronger) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/15m-X-6mm-RED-DOUBLE-BRAID-WITH-DYNEEMA-SK75-CORE-HALYARD-MARINE-ROPE-1800kg/273475828310?_trkparm...
by pdandy
Mar 9th, '19, 19:50
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 387

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Jamie, you want a high syrength line , eg 6 mm double braid spectra (waterfunmann is a reliable seller, I have used many times ) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6mm-Spectra-Rope-Per-Metre-Brand-NEW/380037117104?hash=item587bfa34b0:g:TroAAOxyhlJRfh9G You may be able to save a bit by going down to 5 mm bu...
by pdandy
Mar 9th, '19, 09:21
Forum: General
Topic: Dyneema for halyards
Replies: 32
Views: 387

Re: Dyneema for halyards

Why bother on a trailer yacht? Double braid spectra is so cheap ($2 per m for 6 mm) , anything smaller is going to rip your hands to pieces, and double braid protects the core from uv . There is a very small amount of slip between the core and sheath but we're talking mm . I guess on a high performa...
by pdandy
Mar 8th, '19, 21:12
Forum: General
Topic: This why your companionway is that shape!
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: This why your companionway is that shape!

Watching that, I might consider making a U shaped washboard for those times when I'm sailing with just the lower board in!
by pdandy
Mar 7th, '19, 21:29
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

So get there early enough with a large enough group of yachts ? It'd be interesting to see how much of the plover point wind shift would dissapear if the cruiser club parked a bit further into the straights What time is early enough o you think? I am thinking that if a fleet of cruisers are seen le...
by pdandy
Mar 7th, '19, 19:08
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

The Cruiser Club website says they will be at "Storm Bay" which I suppose is Storm Point but I am almost sure that when I was at their Club Rooms (I am a member, Barbara liked their showers) last week I thought the coming events board said Plover Point. Many of their members run us over at everyone...
by pdandy
Mar 6th, '19, 19:24
Forum: General
Topic: careel 18 issues
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: careel 18 issues

A light wind self releasing puthaul cleat sounds like a great idea - wish I had one on my c18 ! From memory, the outhaul came out mid boom, the clam cleat was behind it so I could pull down to tension then back to cleat. Chances are your line or cleat are worn which would explain why it's teaching y...
by pdandy
Mar 6th, '19, 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

Already shaping up to be another unique one! Smoke in the air will make for some spectacular lighting. Just some perspective on this. Yesterday pm our part of maffra got the evacuate warning - very still, we could almost see the sky through the smoke. Halfway between stratford and paynesville it wa...
by pdandy
Mar 1st, '19, 19:21
Forum: General
Topic: Polishing the hull
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: Polishing the hull

Simon, an oxalic acid wash will literally rince the chalk away ( but destroy your zinc on the trailer if you leave it on) , follow up with a light / gentle polish and then some sort of uv protection / wax agent. It'll look great for 12 months, ok for the next 12 months, and then 12 months later you'...
by pdandy
Mar 1st, '19, 16:23
Forum: General
Topic: Polishing the hull
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: Polishing the hull

ed, you're over thinking this. If you already have the extra cut then apply a small amount, gently (and slowly) buff it, allow it to dry then wipe it off. If it's a hot day then spray on a little mist to stop everything getting too hot (that'll scratch rather than polish the hull) If you feel the ne...
by pdandy
Feb 28th, '19, 15:32
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

We've stayed at Plover Point a few years back. What about the beach on the left side of the entrance to the channel. Would that be OK to beach our boats on? I think plover would be wiser- you'd effectively be blocking what is a very challenging entry. (the wind shifts on that bank are always fun) I...
by pdandy
Feb 28th, '19, 13:08
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

Ed, plover point will be crowded by rowdy motor cruisers - it's all part of the entertainment package.....so take ear plugs or be prepared to move on if you expect some sleep. If you have a large enough group and get there early enough it'd be an entertaining night - especially as the midfleet comes...
by pdandy
Feb 25th, '19, 18:31
Forum: General
Topic: Submission to Tas Govt for cheaper Trailer Sailor Transport
Replies: 210
Views: 33498

Re: Submission to Tas Govt for cheaper Trailer Sailor Transport

There has been a few more unsuccesfull attempts since, but no luck convincing the pen pushers. When tas hosted the trailer yacht nationals most people used toll to transport boats instead of the spirit. I think we need a tsp tas branch to invest in a boat over there ( and idealy a freindly tasmanian...
by pdandy
Feb 25th, '19, 18:23
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: Marley Point 2019

The idea of an evening cruise sounds interesting- I just couldn't muster the enthusiasm this year, especially after all the hassles parking the boat last year ( I did the delivery sail on the Tuesday but it was blowing hard and the cutting was silted up, then I went back most mornings unsuccesfully ...
by pdandy
Feb 24th, '19, 12:49
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13604
Views: 1059328

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

Peter Yates wrote:
Feb 23rd, '19, 17:25
Farr B30 - $20,000 - West Gladstone QLD


Diesel. Looks tired, but you never know..

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-gl ... 1210908637
Now that's taking the single axle trailer a bit too farr :roll:
by pdandy
Feb 24th, '19, 08:30
Forum: General
Topic: water ballast
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: water ballast

There's a world of difference between a 16' boat and an 18' boat, likewise a Clipper 17 is hardly a fair comparison for a Mac 19. When you start talking planing hulls and decent accomodation, size doesn't matter as much. I see the mac 19 as competing with a careel 18 for sailing performance / ease ...
by pdandy
Feb 23rd, '19, 07:16
Forum: General
Topic: water ballast
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: water ballast

While the 19 is intriguing unless you wanted a power sailer, which I don't, I can't imagine why you'd pay more for one than any of the multitude of really good 20' ish TSs... .. Ignore the length and look at what a mac 19 offers 1 king berth under cockpit plus open plan for the rest of cabin - simp...

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