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by Castle 610
Jan 21st, '22, 23:13
Forum: General
Topic: Control line setup-traveller car?
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Control line setup-traveller car?

Mel looks like Geoff's set up is the same as the Castle. To make an endless loop just tie the loose ends together. Up to you. It's simple enough but nothing is perfect!

Explorers are nice boats ..that's what learnt to sail on back in the 70s.
by Castle 610
Jan 21st, '22, 23:07
Forum: General
Topic: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?
Replies: 35
Views: 579

Re: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?

Rcracing2 wrote: Jan 21st, '22, 21:40 The maxi's run a diesel generator 24/7. Without it they can't even leave the dock. Runs everything in the boat including keel and winches.
Must have some kind of exemption
by Castle 610
Jan 21st, '22, 10:09
Forum: General
Topic: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?
Replies: 35
Views: 579

Re: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?

That's what l was driving at.
by Castle 610
Jan 20th, '22, 23:48
Forum: General
Topic: Control line setup-traveller car?
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Control line setup-traveller car?

The blue one. I didn't use it.

Even continuous jib sheets would be tangley with winches.
by Castle 610
Jan 20th, '22, 21:04
Forum: General
Topic: Control line setup-traveller car?
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Control line setup-traveller car?

Roller-coaster had an endless spinnaker sheet at one point. Exciting times!!
by Castle 610
Jan 20th, '22, 14:25
Forum: General
Topic: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?
Replies: 35
Views: 579

Re: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?

Ironically it is that rule 52 that is ignored by the diesel yachts in the S to H.

How can they even compete?
by Castle 610
Jan 19th, '22, 14:48
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: RL24 rigging
Replies: 8
Views: 44

Re: RL24 rigging

Sorry..don't know
by Castle 610
Jan 19th, '22, 14:17
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: RL24 rigging
Replies: 8
Views: 44

Re: RL24 rigging

They don't have backstays l don't think
by Castle 610
Jan 12th, '22, 11:51
Forum: General
Topic: Castle's bilge
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Castle's bilge

I pmed you my mob number. SR
by Castle 610
Jan 12th, '22, 11:48
Forum: General
Topic: Castle's bilge
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Castle's bilge

I think what l am saying is that's not the bilge as such
by Castle 610
Jan 12th, '22, 11:26
Forum: General
Topic: Castle's bilge
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Castle's bilge

Hi Juan.

First check if it's salt water or fresh..

The most likely suspect is the cockpit drains.

Unless you have through hulls?

Are you talking water in the square sections of the floor or under that in the bilge proper?

Any leaks from the hull would be under the floor surely?
by Castle 610
Jan 9th, '22, 22:40
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Trimaran Trailer Yachts
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Trimaran Trailer Yachts

Paul..try lowering the mast by hand without using a line. I tell my helper to remove the halyard completely once the forestay is undone and it seems to work better.
by Castle 610
Jan 9th, '22, 08:39
Forum: Applying for Membership & Feedback
Topic: First Trailer Sailer?
Replies: 28
Views: 291

Re: First Trailer Sailer?

The great thing about the lakes is there are toilets at most jetties so not really a requirement to have one on board.

Takes a maxi TS to have a private head eg Magnum etc.

A swing keel Uktimate 18 is pretty roomy and ideal beginners boat.
by Castle 610
Jan 8th, '22, 22:44
Forum: Applying for Membership & Feedback
Topic: First Trailer Sailer?
Replies: 28
Views: 291

Re: First Trailer Sailer?

Tony.Brown wrote: Jan 8th, '22, 21:39
What would be a good compromise between cabin space and performance in your opinion?
Budget must come into it..otherwise probably Noelex 25
by Castle 610
Jan 8th, '22, 10:01
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Trimaran Trailer Yachts
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Trimaran Trailer Yachts

Trailer sailers are most popular when people live a long way from decent sailing areas. The best cruising in Victoria (gippsland lakes) is 3 hrs drive from Melbourne so it pays to have a TS. Sydney has a wonderful harbour so trailer sailers aren't so popular.
by Castle 610
Jan 6th, '22, 17:59
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Trimaran Trailer Yachts
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Trimaran Trailer Yachts

This is the farrier
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by Castle 610
Jan 6th, '22, 14:35
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Trimaran Trailer Yachts
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Trimaran Trailer Yachts

Trimarans are pretty good..the Farrier ones in particular. Fast and easy to sail.

My experience with an f82 is that it's OK to set up..just need a mast raising pole.

Internal space is not equal to other 8.2 metres yachts would be my observation. Perhaps just spend more time outside?

Or go bigger?
by Castle 610
Jan 2nd, '22, 13:59
Forum: General
Topic: Increasing Noelex 25 water storage.
Replies: 37
Views: 2552

Re: Increasing Noelex 25 water storage.

Darren..What brand of collapsible were these?
by Castle 610
Dec 28th, '21, 20:04
Forum: General
Topic: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?
Replies: 35
Views: 579

Re: Why are there no catamarans in the Sydney Hobart ?

No one wants them except them. I for one am at a loss as to why they even want to compete with monos. The big tris in the Marlay Point aren't racing the monohulls, they're racing each other and adding to the spectacle. Except that the Sydney to Hobart has a very strong "line honours" cult...
by Castle 610
Dec 23rd, '21, 12:22
Forum: General
Topic: Bermagui?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Bermagui?

PaulS wrote: Dec 23rd, '21, 08:31 I have limited knowledge of the area, except to say the Narooma Bar was ‘entertaining’ to cross in a Parks Boat.

PaulS
There is no way l would cross Narooma bar in a TS!
by Castle 610
Dec 16th, '21, 20:43
Forum: General
Topic: Bermagui?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Bermagui?

Shell cove is a whole new marina development with ocean access. Its about 2.5 hrs sailing south of Wollongong and even less north of Kiama. I think that opens up possibilities for that stretch of coast. As for Narooma we went up the lake amongst oyster beds..wasn't a bad night but l haven't done it ...
by Castle 610
Dec 16th, '21, 15:12
Forum: General
Topic: Bermagui?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Bermagui?

I reckon in the lagoon at Bermy would be no fuss.

Narooma Lake another option?

I really want to try out the new marina at Shell Cove.
by Castle 610
Dec 16th, '21, 13:34
Forum: General
Topic: Bermagui?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Bermagui?

Hi Juan..yes l have been there and it's a good harbour and entrance. Have never stayed the night tho..you would need to contact the fishing coop..plenty of cruising yachts pass through. The other option is to dry out in the lagoon. Easier in some ways. The main problem with Bermy is you are straight...
by Castle 610
Dec 16th, '21, 07:54
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted: TS Parts And Accessories For Sale
Replies: 283
Views: 43492

Re: Spotted: TS Parts And Accessories For Sale

Mercury 2013 two stroke 5hp short shaft motor, claims it's had 2 hours use; certainly looks like new. $1300 Carrum Downs (Melbourne) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/427786212372641/ Mercury outboard 5Hp 2 stroke 2013 model excellent condition used but like new under 2 hours used Front.jpg...
by Castle 610
Dec 15th, '21, 12:23
Forum: General
Topic: Free public berthing at PPB marinas
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Free public berthing at PPB marinas

Yeah no substitute for hampton jetty but not a bad idea!

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