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by loosenuts
Sep 17th, '09, 12:12
Forum: General
Topic: New TS
Replies: 30
Views: 5966

longshaft

I had a dennis as my first boat, I found a long shaft was best, you could likely get away with a short shaft in canberra, but then I have not sailed the lake there so dont really know what conditions can get like, a short shaft will be out of the water at some stage....so I would definitely go long....
by loosenuts
Aug 28th, '09, 10:08
Forum: General
Topic: Great Southern Ocean
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Great Southern Ocean

Hi Y'all, has anyone ever heard of a boat design called Great Southern Ocean, yes its a Keel boat, I have done a Google search and found nothing....any ideas???
by loosenuts
Aug 10th, '09, 14:25
Forum: General
Topic: Low life theives
Replies: 30
Views: 3890

cops were no help

Cops were no help, the dill left his mobile unlocked so I scrolled thru found his Dads number and called him.....after a bit of tooing and frowing he paid up and I gave him his phone back the thing that surprised me most was his age I thought he was just a young bloke...it was dark...but he was 32 H...
by loosenuts
Aug 9th, '09, 11:54
Forum: Just Cruising
Topic: The 2009 Heaven can wait 24 Hour Yacht race.
Replies: 18
Views: 3112

regs

Hi All I have almost finished doing the refurb on stella and was thinking I might enter this race for the fun of it and of course to support the cancer council, I have been trying to find the cat N% regs to make sure I can comply before entering but seem to have a case of blind old fart and cant fin...
by loosenuts
Aug 9th, '09, 11:31
Forum: General
Topic: Low life theives
Replies: 30
Views: 3890

had the same thing happen to me

I did my usual trip and moored on a pontoon went and had a few beers at the pub only to get back and see the boat gone, lucky for me the guy was an idiot and couldnt get the motor started, he got stuck in the mud because the centreboard was still down, I managed to get him to paddle the boat a bit c...
by loosenuts
Aug 9th, '09, 11:02
Forum: General
Topic: Painting the interior
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

flowcoat

"whats wrong with flowcoat?

its not paint and should not be used as such as you will get bad result
by loosenuts
Jul 15th, '09, 10:31
Forum: General
Topic: What people say to newbies
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

perhaps

Perhaps what he was trying to relate is that BOAT means bring out another thousand......just ask anyone who has gone to a dealer to have his boat or outboard repaired.....although we often blame the poor mechanic for pricing....I wanted a new cowling the other day for a small 5 hp 4 stroke honda the...
by loosenuts
May 18th, '09, 14:33
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: How Many People Can My Boat Carry?
Replies: 20
Views: 22154

stickers

Not sure about then license for Queensland if your NSW registered but you certainly do need to have the capacity sticker on a sail boat, I got pinched for not having one a 18 months ago
by loosenuts
May 17th, '09, 00:39
Forum: Industry Insiders - Member to Member Services
Topic: This Months Service Special
Replies: 0
Views: 2514

This Months Service Special

This months service special
Free spark plugs and leg oil this month 19th May to 18th June
free pick up and delivery on the Gold Coast


Next Month's Special free acid wash down for your boat and trailer
0438 019 591
by loosenuts
May 15th, '09, 00:44
Forum: General
Topic: Bay to Bay, QLD. police at there best
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

I wouldnt do it

You could not pay me enought to get me to work as a copper Second, if you fail the attitude test you gunna get it with all the idiots killing themselves up here lately they really do need to be out and visible Dont call the station and expect one to turn up thought, when my boat was stolen and I fou...
by loosenuts
Mar 12th, '09, 19:31
Forum: Industry Insiders - Member to Member Services
Topic: free impellor with each annual outboard service
Replies: 3
Views: 3267

free impellor with each annual outboard service

this month a free impellor replacement with every annual service saving you anywhere from 30 to 50 dollars off, plus free pickup and delivery within 30 K of helensvale
call Chris 0438019591
by loosenuts
Jan 18th, '09, 03:51
Forum: General
Topic: Someone tagged my boat. Tips for removal?
Replies: 37
Views: 6590

acid wash

Hi mate sorry to hear........ it happens, .......go to bunnings get a 5 litre container of hydrochloric acid cost you 10 bucks....mix 50 50 with water leave it for ten minutes if your boats been polished in the last few months you will have to do it again, do it once or twice, dont be scared of it, ...
by loosenuts
Jan 7th, '09, 14:59
Forum: General
Topic: 2 stroke goop!
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

oils aint oils

Hi all
I use caster oil the racing kind, it disperses in the fuel better doesnt stink like two stroke nor make your crew sick, it does cost a couple of dollars more but not enough to care
by loosenuts
Dec 30th, '08, 19:55
Forum: General
Topic: Outboard jumps out of Fwd gear
Replies: 4
Views: 919

gear problem

Yep does sounds like dog gear to me too, however before you throw it away suggest that you check the gear lever sometimes they can work loose enough that vibration will cause this problem to occur, if you havent already done so check the linkage
by loosenuts
Nov 21st, '08, 12:28
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

wd40 & fish opil

Hi all I dont use wd40 on anything it stripps oil from parts even though they claim it lubricates etc dont use it Go for lanotec or similar. there is another I use as well it has lanolin in it as well I dont use wd40 on outboards either for the reasons stated above, one of my customers has used baby...
by loosenuts
Nov 21st, '08, 00:50
Forum: General
Topic: The solo essentials
Replies: 47
Views: 8577

lazy jacks are great, furler for the headsail is a must have if you want to solo I have a fitting on my tiller that allows setting of a rope from one side to the other running thru the fitting on the tiller works great as long as the boat is trimed well esky needs to be built in to the cockpit and a...
by loosenuts
Nov 21st, '08, 00:46
Forum: General
Topic: fixing 'soft' cabin top
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

soft spots

A little more info please
what make is your boat?
How old is it and whats it made out of
photos would be a great help
by loosenuts
Nov 12th, '08, 21:56
Forum: General
Topic: whats happening to tsp
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

whats happening to tsp

excuse me for being totally in the dark but can someone please tell me whats going on with TSP, I knew the old site stayed up and perhaps for whatever reason some members did not migrate accross to this site when it went live.....however now there is another new tsp on something called multiply???
by loosenuts
Oct 19th, '08, 21:22
Forum: Industry Insiders - Member to Member Services
Topic: Welcome to the new area
Replies: 7
Views: 4315

servicing

Hi all anyone want the flu
I am at coomababah runaway bay on the gold coast
Will do pick up and drop off within 30K
Cheers
by loosenuts
Oct 18th, '08, 03:43
Forum: Industry Insiders - Member to Member Services
Topic: Welcome to the new area
Replies: 7
Views: 4315

outboard servicing

Hi all seeing as how my rant in another section helped kick this page of then best I get my colors out there. Special this month is annual outboard service discount to members of this site of 25% off the standard rate for that engine size We service 4 HP two stroke for $100.00 plus any parts oils et...
by loosenuts
Oct 8th, '08, 13:29
Forum: General
Topic: Hull Respray... brissy area
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

respray

Geez what a response, I do have to admit that I enjoy this site and I dont wish for my comments to reflect upon the admin of this site because I think they do a hard job very well. Dont always agree with them but ....thats life.... As some would know I do all sorts of repair work, and have tried ove...
by loosenuts
Oct 7th, '08, 22:45
Forum: General
Topic: Hull Respray... brissy area
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

re spray

I can tell you one thing about this site that I have noticed in the years that I have been a member....lots of people love to give advice about where to go and who to see...they might never have used them....or even seen there work yet other members of this site do make a living either building boat...
by loosenuts
Sep 26th, '08, 21:58
Forum: General
Topic: How seaworthy is your trailer Sailer?
Replies: 31
Views: 4224

roflmao

I got 114 told me above average for light design but best I stay in smooth waters gee I didnt know that
a bit of fun
by loosenuts
Sep 25th, '08, 12:00
Forum: General
Topic: Fibreglass crack analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 2009

false floor

Could be a false floor, hard to say, dont know what type of Boat you have there, if it is a false floor that in a sense is better for you, if you have a diamond cutter cut that section out. Prepare and glass up whatever the crack is beneath and re mould that section of the floor that you have cutout...
by loosenuts
Sep 24th, '08, 23:31
Forum: General
Topic: Fibreglass crack analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 2009

you did a number on it

Ok Joe, without looking at it, yes you can grind out the crack past the damage and then reglass , make sure you are well wide with your grinding and allow enough area for glass and resin to bite into or you wont get a satisfactory bond. I would also consider using epoxy rather than gp, I know more e...

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