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by Davidjohn
Jul 14th, '21, 17:50
Forum: General
Topic: asking for help identifying a TS
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: asking for help identifying a TS

We had a Sunmaid a while ago, good solid sea boats, - I was told back then that the NZ Coronet was renamed the Sunbird in the early days for the Ozzie market to avoid confusion with the well known brand of Coronet caravans prevalent in Oz around those times. Perhaps it was more of a legal trademark ...
by Davidjohn
Jun 12th, '21, 10:58
Forum: General
Topic: Speed limits on Bancroft bay.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Speed limits on Bancroft bay.

Done.
by Davidjohn
Jun 10th, '21, 09:43
Forum: General
Topic: Login problems? Please advise.
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Login problems? Please advise.

I did see that i wasn't being remembered for a few days, I have also deleted cookies just before writing. First world problems eh? Thanks Bachus.
David
by Davidjohn
Jun 7th, '21, 12:19
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Getting boat off trailer at home
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Getting boat off trailer at home

I've done and helped others do this a few times on TSs and stinkers from 16 to 21ft. To Launch: Leave the trailer attached to the car. Back the boat over the spot where you want it to finish up. Hold it over that spot with lines through the rear cockpit drains or tied off to well-positioned stern cl...
by Davidjohn
May 20th, '21, 11:27
Forum: General
Topic: Spinnaker pole A frame for mast raising
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Spinnaker pole A frame for mast raising

How about fitting a saddle clip of adequate size and shape to the front of the transom seat, along with a wood block with the center removed fitted the cockpit sole directly below it to take the bottom end of what ever you use for the upright. Can you work something out along those lines to suit you...
by Davidjohn
May 20th, '21, 11:16
Forum: General
Topic: Marine metho stove.
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Marine metho stove.

It states in their ad "2-flame spirit stove with 0.8 litre tank. Power 2x 1,0 kW ". I bought something similar but it only has half the power. (a single burner stove) Different burner set up than the Origo - you need to pre-heat the burner with a bit of meths in the tray underneath first, ...
by Davidjohn
Apr 26th, '21, 10:02
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Nolexian: PM sent regarding winch.
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Nolexian: PM sent regarding winch.

Sent you a PM
Regards David.
by Davidjohn
Apr 9th, '21, 08:40
Forum: General
Topic: Aeolos P30 Trailerable for Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Aeolos P30 Trailerable for Australia

I'm probably going to wait until they get the P45 sorted.
by Davidjohn
Apr 1st, '21, 11:01
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Carburetor cleaning
Replies: 34
Views: 924

Re: Carburetor cleaning

I think this may either cover it or rule it out as a problem. How to bench-test a 2 stroke coil. An outboard motor coil(s) is/are a critical part of an outboard engine's ignition system. A coil is composed of a primary and a secondary circuit. A faulty coil means the engine will turn over, but not f...
by Davidjohn
Mar 31st, '21, 10:42
Forum: Sonata
Topic: Front hatch gasket on Sonata 26
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Front hatch gasket on Sonata 26

Google Clark Rubber, see if there's anything similar you can use there?
by Davidjohn
Mar 16th, '21, 10:59
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Cockpit lines and sheet bag alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Cockpit lines and sheet bag alternatives

Something similar to these mounted at the trailing edge of the cabin top so the lines fall to the cockpit sides clear of the GPS?
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by Davidjohn
Feb 11th, '21, 09:31
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

JimJ wrote:
Feb 11th, '21, 01:25
little while for the electricity to flow to the end of the plug
No it is the residual pressure of all those electrons
Nah, its simply the residual back pressure from the "Lucas" smoke remaining in the wiring.
by Davidjohn
Feb 4th, '21, 12:27
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

Hi Ed, I use a direct pull with no worries and I use the tilt so it's even a bit more "uphill". The winch came with a snatch block but its still in the wrapper. It pulls similar to the time taken with the old powerwinch I once had. The beauty is that (single handing) , I walk the line bac...
by Davidjohn
Feb 3rd, '21, 18:33
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

Hi Ed, I use a direct pull with no worries and I use the tilt so it's even a bit more "uphill". The winch came with a snatch block but its still in the wrapper. It pulls similar to the time taken with the old powerwinch I once had. The beauty is that (single handing) , I walk the line back...
by Davidjohn
Feb 3rd, '21, 15:53
Forum: General
Topic: The Future Of Trailer Sailing
Replies: 105
Views: 3485

Re: The Future Of Trailer Sailing

While Hobbit is in, and should remain in, fine fettle for some time and the trailer will see out another 20 years with ongoing care and maintenance, I shall never ever get my money back on her. She is my last sailing boat. It takes a certain type of masochist to live with a timber-based boat althoug...
by Davidjohn
Feb 3rd, '21, 14:59
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

....and 3 more: P2030010.JPG P2030006.JPG P2030008.JPG On/off power switch and hard-wired in/out rocker switch on the face of the box. 2 x remotes. I have a house battery in the back of the car with a 50 amp anderson plug just inside the rear door. Have had no issues with it at all. Regards David
by Davidjohn
Feb 3rd, '21, 14:56
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

What I've got now: "Jaycar for the electricals: ABS box 222x146x75mm @ $28.95, Packet of 4 x connectors 8mm eyes @ $2.95, Toggle switch 20amp @ $6.50, and assorted heat shrink @ $19.85. Steel from parts bin. All good with min. 4mm thickness steel and good solid welds. Stem of winch bracket drop...
by Davidjohn
Jan 10th, '21, 11:08
Forum: General
Topic: Eagle Point Caravan Park (Paynesville)
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Eagle Point Caravan Park (Paynesville)

We used to have an on-site van at Eagle Point Caravan Park in the early nineties. Those of us with Trailer sailers and other small boats would have temporary moorings made from concrete poured into a car tyre with a heavy chain with a line and float on the free end attached to a ring cast into the t...
by Davidjohn
Dec 30th, '20, 09:25
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Outboard when on mooring.
Replies: 37
Views: 1175

Re: Outboard when on mooring.

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See if there's a grub screw or similar holding the handle onto the flexible drive shaft, if so, remove the handle and attach a battery drill to the shaft. Voila! an electric forward/reverse outboard :D
by Davidjohn
Dec 26th, '20, 21:19
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Outboard when on mooring.
Replies: 37
Views: 1175

Re: Outboard when on mooring.

Hi Private Eye, I don't have much in the way of advice for the new motor other than locking it away in the cabin whilst on the mooring but that doesn't help much with the flushing. You mention your previous Yamaha 6 not pumping water - you might like to read this recent thread, the yammy is a fairly...
by Davidjohn
Dec 21st, '20, 16:28
Forum: VICTORIAN Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: Wyndham Harbour hard stand
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Wyndham Harbour hard stand

Sounds like an ideal situation for fore and aft grappling hooks and lines when coming alongside!
by Davidjohn
Dec 16th, '20, 12:41
Forum: General
Topic: First sail...
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: First sail...

Well this is an old post revisited. I was about to comment " What were you doing out in those conditions when ALL of SE Qld was awash and conditions were near cyclonic" .... THEN I noted the date of the initial post. December 16th .. well today is the 15th, so either someone has a time sh...
by Davidjohn
Dec 14th, '20, 13:14
Forum: General
Topic: Seeking tips on outboard motor stowage in car
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Seeking tips on outboard motor stowage in car

I'll be first in here: There's no way I'm strong enough anymore to comfortably lift an outboard motor high enough to get it anywhere near the Nissan Pootrol roof, I think I'd struggle on much lower tow vehicles too. Of course when I was much younger I probably could have, because I was THE man back ...
by Davidjohn
Dec 8th, '20, 18:10
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Earthing inverter on TS
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Earthing inverter on TS

I'm going to put my full experience of both plumbing and playing with auto engines into this one - seeing few of us have had anything to add up to this point. I've had an inverter in my car which was hooked up to a separate house battery. I earthed the supplied inverter ground wire to a decent body ...
by Davidjohn
Dec 4th, '20, 09:10
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 160
Views: 6470

Re: Duncanson 26

Lead your upper lifelines to the lower attachment point on the pulpit and recut the foot of the sail to bring the foot and the clew just above the stanchion and lifeline?

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