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by Wanton
Jan 17th, '22, 11:48
Forum: General
Topic: How to clean the BLACK mildew
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: How to clean the BLACK mildew

What is Trisodium Phosphate. I am guessing that washing soda is just washing machine powder?
by Wanton
Jan 14th, '22, 17:48
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Raymarine Authelm Close haul Instrument-Price reduced
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Raymarine Authelm Close haul Instrument-Price reduced

Hi TSPers/ I have decide I need this instrument gone. So just for TSP members I am reducing this price to $200. At the same time I am also advertising it on Ebay, but for a higher price. Price is fixed plus postage anywhere in Oz. So be quick and get yourself a bargain now. iF YOU WANT TO PAY ME MOR...
by Wanton
Jan 14th, '22, 10:08
Forum: General
Topic: Aerial photos of Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 80
Views: 14465

Re: Aerial photos of Gippsland Lakes

Can anyone identify the location of these photos from the GLYC facebook group ? The jetty and the white house with the brick chimney in the background are pretty distinctive. They were apparently taken in 1985 and are connected with the service station / sailboard hire shop now long gone from 49 Th...
by Wanton
Jan 10th, '22, 18:21
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 18477
Views: 1255909

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

Very nice Cole 23, with many extras included. It is on a good trailer with Break away brakes. $24,500 https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/portarlington/sail-boats/cole-23-trailer-sailer-long-centreboard-version-/1288281192?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_...
by Wanton
Jan 10th, '22, 15:50
Forum: General
Topic: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove

impulse wrote: Jan 10th, '22, 15:37 Thst happened to me once, set fire to the galley top.
My step-daughter found out I can be a bit brusk when I wanted her out of the way in a hurry. :lol:
Can't say anyone would blame you. :shock: :shock:
by Wanton
Jan 10th, '22, 15:28
Forum: General
Topic: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove

Spilt metho under the stove will ignite. My late wife would have one burner full on and the other on simmer, she would not notice the simmering one had gone out, so the metho dripped into the pan and wherever. It did eventually ignite resulting in a mad panic and the fire being put out by water fro...
by Wanton
Jan 10th, '22, 10:51
Forum: General
Topic: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove

Yes, liquid spill can be a problem too, but I'm concerned about hot vapour filling the cabin and being ignited by the other burner. Fortunately the fix you did with yours Ed has already been done on mine, but the vapour problem remains I realise that metho needs to become vapour for a metho stove t...
by Wanton
Jan 8th, '22, 19:33
Forum: General
Topic: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Another problem with the Ravia/Maxie alcohol stove

After cleaning out accumulated residue-choked wicks, washing out and replacing them, I've got the stove working well, but one burner will occasionally pop and splutter, which can even blow the flame out. Not a great problem when I'm watching it, as it's easy to relight, but I'm concerned it will co...
by Wanton
Jan 7th, '22, 08:26
Forum: Member locations
Topic: Surrey, BC, Canada -- in the market
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Surrey, BC, Canada -- in the market

Hi Ed, If you limited yourself to 15 degrees here you'd only sail in July and August! We're the other way around in Vancouver. Vancouverites start moaning ....................... . For me, the issue with a really big trailerable is the mass of the rigging. When I talked to the TES rep here in Canad...
by Wanton
Jan 7th, '22, 07:27
Forum: Member locations
Topic: Surrey, BC, Canada -- in the market
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Surrey, BC, Canada -- in the market

Thanks, Ed! ..............You typed RL27 but did you mean RL28? I've heard about the RL28 but I didn't know there was an RL27. I like the RL28 and I agree that it seems like a good boat for our purposes. Not surprisingly, I lean toward performance and my wife leans toward comfort and stability. So,...
by Wanton
Jan 6th, '22, 18:33
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Raymarine Authelm Close haul Instrument-Price reduced
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Raymarine Authelm Close haul Instrument-Price reduced

My Raymarine depth sounder got flooded with rainwater so I had to replace it. In the process I decided to also upgrade my Autohelm Wind instrument. This was installed as a SeaTalk installation, but can be installed as a stand alone if that is what you want. It does work, and I used it last in Decemb...
by Wanton
Jan 6th, '22, 10:15
Forum: Member locations
Topic: Surrey, BC, Canada -- in the market
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Surrey, BC, Canada -- in the market

Hi Ted and welcome to the soup. I sail a Careel 22. The Careel is a rather heavy boat for it's size and very sea worthy but it is nowhere near as spacious or comfortable as the MacGregor 26 that you just sold. I think If I was going to venture into any off shore waters, I would add sea worthiness to...
by Wanton
Jan 5th, '22, 12:00
Forum: General
Topic: Dehumidifier - Moisture absorber
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Dehumidifier - Moisture absorber

I have been doing some work on Wanton the last week or so fitting new electronics. In the process I decided to give everything a wipe with some water and Dettol. Great job until I spilled the contents of the small bucket and down it into the internal storage areas below the cushions. I could get int...
by Wanton
Jan 2nd, '22, 19:38
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted: TS Parts And Accessories For Sale
Replies: 283
Views: 43481

Re: Spotted: TS Parts And Accessories For Sale

Hi everyone. I am in the process of upgrading my Raymarine electronics. I will have a wind close haul I60 Display for sale. The depth speed log kicked the bucket so upgrading both instruments because of water ingress last rain storm. Seatalk Compatable of course.
by Wanton
Dec 28th, '21, 09:36
Forum: General
Topic: Small TS wanted, under $5K
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: Small TS wanted, under $5K

zebedee wrote: Dec 27th, '21, 10:56
MelN wrote: Dec 22nd, '21, 11:25... a fibreglass TS 16-18 foot ...
Are you after:
A fibreglass Hartley TS16 or TS18,
or
A fibreglass TS around 16 to 18 feet?
I think your are being rather linguistically conservative here Mr. Zebedee. :lol: :lol:
by Wanton
Dec 28th, '21, 09:29
Forum: General
Topic: Derby to Darwin in a Trailer Sailer
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: Derby to Darwin in a Trailer Sailer

Added the next leg of our Kimberley trip to the trip reports section. https://trailersailerplace.com.au/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=17156 . This leg explores Montague Sound in the Central Kimberley Coast, an area rich in aboriginal art. We visit many art sites but sadly had our dinghy gets badl...
by Wanton
Dec 27th, '21, 14:12
Forum: General
Topic: Ray marine Element 7S Chartplotter/Sonar
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Ray marine Element 7S Chartplotter/Sonar

Hi guys, Thanks for the replies. Sailing coastal WA is not the same as the lakes on the east coast. We have lots of tricky reef and sharp reef around Rottnest, Abrolhos and all along the coast. One of our friends on a recent trip to Rottnest hit reef whilst navigating a narrow winding channel. A de...
by Wanton
Dec 27th, '21, 14:07
Forum: General
Topic: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first

Gee I wonder what it takes to be entered in the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame, Jessica Watson and Jessie Martin are not on it yet.
by Wanton
Dec 27th, '21, 09:47
Forum: General
Topic: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first

:shock: 8) I guess just like "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," people get different meanings and understanding of whatever it is they read. I am not sure how the comparison of heroic adventurers can be made with sailing around in a triangle as a possible equal achievement. Sailing ar...
by Wanton
Dec 25th, '21, 21:19
Forum: General
Topic: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first

What the heck is the point in sailing around the world, never stepping foot on the innumerable exotic ports of call along the way. It makes as much sense to head a hundred miles off Sydney and sailing a triangular course for six months. Talk about ego out of control. What will we have next - a ten ...
by Wanton
Dec 25th, '21, 08:49
Forum: General
Topic: Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Joshua Slocum - No Chichestor was not first

Great video about the life of Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail single handed around the world. Joshua Slocum, sea captain and author (born at Wilmot Township, Nova Scotia 20 February 1844; died at sea sometime after 14 November 1909). Largely self-educated, Slocum began his deep-water career at ...
by Wanton
Dec 21st, '21, 18:54
Forum: General
Topic: scary experience in Jervis Bay!!
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: scary experience in Jervis Bay!!

the westerly started around lunchtime, about the same time when the BoM warnings started to pop up on the website. We moved to the mooring when it still wasn't that strong. I thought about Target beach but there was a southerly coming 1-2 am and it wasn't clear how strong. I didn't want to be there...
by Wanton
Dec 14th, '21, 19:29
Forum: General
Topic: Dehumidifier - Moisture absorber
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Dehumidifier - Moisture absorber

Aldi are offering a small dehumidifier which runs off 12V, with a 240V-12V power pack, for $70 at the moment. If you've got 240V, or if you've got a decent size solar panel and a timer, this will definitely solve any humidity problems over winter! https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buy...
by Wanton
Dec 10th, '21, 19:41
Forum: General
Topic: Break the blues cruise
Replies: 19
Views: 299

Re: Break the blues cruise

We arrived at Metung about 12 noon. It was an uneventful run. We entered the main channel on the incoming tide. The flooding had not arrive yet. We motorsailed as far as Kalimna then we cut the motors and sailed. The wind then died and we motorsailed again until half way past Flanagan Island when th...
by Wanton
Dec 9th, '21, 19:42
Forum: General
Topic: Break the blues cruise
Replies: 19
Views: 299

Re: Break the blues cruise

Thank you SueH. We did check the weather but decided it was worth the risk as we had all been looking to get out on our boats. A little rain is not going to stop us. We intend to begin our return journey tomorrow. The weather and tides look OK. But regardless we all have good wet weather gear. Cheers.

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