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by Castle 610
Aug 11th, '22, 22:35
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 19256
Views: 1279812

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

zebedee wrote: Aug 11th, '22, 20:24
theedge wrote: Aug 11th, '22, 20:15 Castle 650 2001 build

Grays auctions NSW
No reserve currently $3309


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https://www.grays.com/lot/0001-10081045 ... ler-sailor

Note the 10% buyers premium.
Provided keel is ok that would be a real winner at that price.
by Castle 610
Aug 9th, '22, 09:33
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 19256
Views: 1279812

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

Peter Yates wrote: Aug 8th, '22, 22:28 Un-named 20 footer - $4,500 neg. - Fairfield VIC

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairfie ... 1299421975
Looks like a Comet or Nomad

I live in Fairfield near factories so its probably walking distance if anyone wants me to look at it for them.
by Castle 610
Jul 30th, '22, 11:22
Forum: General
Topic: Not much for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Not much for sale

Good time to buy if you can find something. 3 years of no use on top of a couple before that means bargains to be had. Most just need a clean up and a bit of enthusiasm.
by Castle 610
Jul 23rd, '22, 13:37
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 19256
Views: 1279812

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

1996 Castle 650 - $18,500 - Brighton East, VIC My Castle is up for sale. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brighton-east/sail-boats/1996-castle-650-trailerable-yacht/1298635172 Whilst l am sad Jim is selling his Castle l am sure based on his approach to things that it's a great boat and has been much...
by Castle 610
Jul 22nd, '22, 08:01
Forum: General
Topic: When do you lower your keel
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: When do you lower your keel

Really depends on the boat. A Castle 650 drop keel is a lot more livable with the keel down. It's a drop keel so the COG move up quite a lot when the keel is up. Something like an ultimate 18 with a swing keel and more conservative hull probably leave it longer. But would say: Some keel in any TS is...
by Castle 610
Jul 5th, '22, 11:48
Forum: General
Topic: Blue Green Algae warning continues Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 54
Views: 1185

Re: Blue Green Algae warning continues Gippsland Lakes

What is the problem with the mercury 5?
by Castle 610
Jun 27th, '22, 11:33
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: From Elliott to Cruiser
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: From Elliott to Cruiser

Wow looks great are you keeping it at Bateman's Bay?
by Castle 610
Jun 16th, '22, 22:53
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Remove wheel studs with hub on the trailer or off?
Replies: 17
Views: 269

Re: Remove wheel studs with hub on the trailer or off?

Similar thing happened on my old boat. New hub. Halfway to Sydney up the Hume all five studs sheared off and the wheel kept going.
We went and bought some studs at Supercheap and put them in and kept going!
by Castle 610
Jun 16th, '22, 18:46
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: Oops we bought a yacht.
Replies: 24
Views: 370

Re: Oops we bought a yacht.

Looks great! You'll have a lot of fun in that!
by Castle 610
Jun 16th, '22, 07:45
Forum: Just Cruising
Topic: Dinghy cruising camping tips.
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Dinghy cruising camping tips.

Thanks
by Castle 610
Jun 15th, '22, 23:41
Forum: Just Cruising
Topic: Dinghy cruising camping tips.
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Dinghy cruising camping tips.

Seasquirt..where did you do the trip?
by Castle 610
Jun 10th, '22, 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: It’s been one of those days
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: It’s been one of those days

When we were kids dad towed the Explorer straight through powerlines with the mast up.
Explorer 1
Power lines 0
Luckily no one was hurt or worse.
Be careful out there folks.
by Castle 610
Jun 5th, '22, 13:32
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Replacing lead ballast with water
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: Replacing lead ballast with water

It's a nice idea. The only thing is that lead is 11 x more dense than water so you would need a lot of water and it would be hard to get it all down low.
Probably easier options out there.
by Castle 610
Jun 3rd, '22, 20:29
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Is 2016 Yamaha 8hp 2 Stroke identical to the 2009 Model?
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Is 2016 Yamaha 8hp 2 Stroke identical to the 2009 Model?

You can get pdf ones that you can keep on your phone. I have one for my Mercury.
by Castle 610
May 20th, '22, 09:08
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Tow vehicle upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: Tow vehicle upgrade

If you don't mind another Ford a 2016 diesel Territory is a bit like a falcon wagon. Awesome middle weight tow vehicle too.
by Castle 610
May 13th, '22, 11:48
Forum: General
Topic: replace 27mhz radio?
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: replace 27mhz radio?

I don't have 27mhz but have both a handheld and fixed vhf.
by Castle 610
May 12th, '22, 23:38
Forum: General
Topic: Wanting a very small pilothouse T S need help
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Wanting a very small pilothouse T S need help

There was a highly modified TS16 on the gippsland lakes that had the cockpit fully enclosed and standing headroom. I would think a TS 16 lends itself perfectly to your venture. Much more forgiving to a bit of modification than a fibreglass Explorer or similar. (I have had both an Explorer and a TS16...
by Castle 610
May 12th, '22, 21:23
Forum: Victoria
Topic: Port Phillip Bay magic
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Port Phillip Bay magic

Some people have such a great life!
by Castle 610
May 8th, '22, 09:21
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Is lead ballast inside the hull factory spec?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Is lead ballast inside the hull factory spec?

A fashion back in the day was a lighter keel and weight in the bilge. Could be to do with righting moment with keel up. Easier on lifting tackle? Early Castles also took this approach. It's a heavy way to get righting moment..but there are positive trade off's. Probably one of the reasons Seaways fe...
by Castle 610
May 7th, '22, 20:36
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarine st1000
Replies: 42
Views: 600

Re: Raymarine st1000

Looking at the pics l think my pin is closer to the centreline. Works like a charm.

As l said 28 autotacks later who's counting?
by Castle 610
May 7th, '22, 20:14
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarine st1000
Replies: 42
Views: 600

Re: Raymarine st1000

Jim do you actually have the extension..or like me just live with it as is?
by Castle 610
May 7th, '22, 16:32
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarine st1000
Replies: 42
Views: 600

Re: Raymarine st1000

Excuse my dirty boat. Here it is.


And normally the cord gets routed better than this.

The tiller looks hard over..the pilot isn't powered up so fully retracted.
by Castle 610
May 6th, '22, 15:06
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarine st1000
Replies: 42
Views: 600

Re: Raymarine st1000

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Peter your Jim Young 6 should tack fine using Autotack. My Castle does.
Have you tried shortening the distance between the pivot point and the ST? This will make it tack quicker at the expense of requiring more force.

I did 28 tacks up the ocean grange channel recently using the auto tack.
by Castle 610
May 6th, '22, 10:34
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarine st1000
Replies: 42
Views: 600

Re: Raymarine st1000

Thanks Steve..interesting he had a bad experience. Ease of use is something l have also wondered about.

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