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by zebedee
Oct 30th, '20, 22:46
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: SUP hanger 5000
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: SUP hanger 5000

Furstin wrote:
Oct 29th, '20, 16:59
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Someone has got to say it...

"I see you've found a use for a jar of vegemite - to provide scale in photos"
by zebedee
Oct 28th, '20, 19:29
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 16339
Views: 1146395

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

The trailer for the Binks seems to have an hydraulic Master Cylinder attached, so only one axle may need converting. The vast majority of 2000kg tandem trailers with override brakes on one axle only have 40mm square axles with Holden bearings, rated 1000kg per axle, and will need two 45mm axles for...
by zebedee
Oct 28th, '20, 14:12
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 16339
Views: 1146395

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

Hi just wondering what you mean by "Probably only a mast-up storage boat and even then, a marine toilet is not suitable for use on the lakes." Cheers Craig Hi Craig, welcome to TSP. The listing shows a photo of what appears to be a pump-overboard toilet which dumps waste directly into the water and...
by zebedee
Oct 26th, '20, 12:20
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube channels/videos
Replies: 33
Views: 1887

Re: Youtube channels/videos

Huh I've done it again. I asked here a coupla of years ago if such a generator is possible to be made. At the time I think the conclusion was that it would cause too much drag to be of any efficiency. :roll: :roll: :twisted: This is the 2nd time in my life an idea of mine became a reality. How much...
by zebedee
Oct 26th, '20, 12:18
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube channels/videos
Replies: 33
Views: 1887

Re: Youtube channels/videos

15 watts. Costs "a little over US$200".

20 watts. Au$40:
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by zebedee
Oct 24th, '20, 02:53
Forum: Applying for Membership & Feedback
Topic: New Members Introductions
Replies: 451
Views: 64465

Re: New Members Introductions

My wife ... would definitely opt for slow, steady and upright over fast and heeling over. Ahh, but those aren't the choices! You can have slow, steady and heeling over or if you can afford a trimaran, fast and upright! (one more reason to motor up the Yarra for your first outing - no heeling over!)
by zebedee
Oct 23rd, '20, 21:25
Forum: General
Topic: Rusty rudder crack
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Rusty rudder crack

Where is the rust coming from?
Surely there's nothing which can rust inside the rudder blade?
The rudder stock is cast alloy, so that's not the source.
Is the rudder in contact with anything steel (or 304 stainless steel)?
by zebedee
Oct 21st, '20, 14:30
Forum: Applying for Membership & Feedback
Topic: New Members Introductions
Replies: 451
Views: 64465

Re: New Members Introductions

The one catch in all this is, having not really sailed before I'm not actually sure we as a family will enjoy sailing as much as l hope. So my hope is that by joining the forum that someone with a bit of experience might take us under their wing (sail) and show us what we've been missing out on. On...
by zebedee
Oct 20th, '20, 20:36
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: VoltaX LiFePO4 batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: VoltaX LiFePO4 batteries

Joséjones wrote:
Oct 20th, '20, 17:36
...Well, actually weight is an issue for me. I put my boat and trailer on the weigh bridge a while back and clocked 2040Kg. Losing that extra 40Kg means the difference between $1,000 for batteries and $4,000 for breakaway brakes.
Makes sense!
by zebedee
Oct 20th, '20, 16:50
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: VoltaX LiFePO4 batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: VoltaX LiFePO4 batteries

My boat has 100kg (?Stephen?) of lead in the bilges around the back of the keel case. It would be daft to spend money on lighter batteries rather than replacing the existing lead with lead in a nice sealed plastic box with terminals...
by zebedee
Oct 20th, '20, 14:10
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: VoltaX LiFePO4 batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: VoltaX LiFePO4 batteries

Is it really worth several hundred dollars to reduce your battery weight by 20kg, particularly if the weight can be placed where you want ballast, low and central? Hmm. If the same company (same name) selling 200W solar panels on fleabay that might “just” be 120W. . . . based on this I would have ex...
by zebedee
Oct 18th, '20, 13:43
Forum: General
Topic: Gecko fridge
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Gecko fridge

impulse wrote:
Oct 18th, '20, 09:30
I'm still waiting to hear if anyone, even on the 'top of the range' 12V fridges, has successfully maintained a rated temperature of minus 22 degrees.
Even when empty. :lol:
Way back when I bought it in 2006 I trialed my CF18 and got -18deg, and it will certainly happily freeze stuff.
by zebedee
Oct 17th, '20, 23:28
Forum: General
Topic: Gecko fridge
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Gecko fridge

I bought a near new Waeco CF18 (1/3 the size of your new fridge) for $320 in 2006 when they were $660 new, and I thought I did really well. They're STILL $530-$660 now. The choice of fridges has moved beyond Waeco and Engel and prices of alternatives like yours are better than half those of the big ...
by zebedee
Oct 17th, '20, 02:10
Forum: General
Topic: Squall video
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Squall video

Referred to as a downburst here, this illustrates the three dimensional nature of what we experience in two dimensions on the surface of the water.

https://www.wimp.com/gorgeous-footage-o ... over-lake/

by zebedee
Oct 15th, '20, 18:46
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarne ST1000/2000 rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Raymarne ST1000/2000 rebuild

An alternative to using limit switches is to use a timer relay which turns the power to the motor off after a fixed (set when you install) period of time equivalent to the full travel time under load. Yes, the tiller pilot will reach end of travel, but it will turn off within a few seconds. Jim and ...
by zebedee
Oct 14th, '20, 22:30
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: New batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: New batteries

I second Lockie's suggestion. We just don't do enough cycles per year to justify brand new batteries.
by zebedee
Oct 14th, '20, 22:28
Forum: General
Topic: 10 days on the Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: 10 days on the Gippsland Lakes

Just back from a Sublime holiday on the Lakes, we had all the Vic weather types, three days of 30C, cold change, howling westerlies and every other direction. Apart from later in the week it was 25knots or flat calm but we got a bit of sailing in. With no metro visitors it was a pretty locals only ...
by zebedee
Oct 13th, '20, 18:33
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: New Toy

A fleet owner!
by zebedee
Oct 13th, '20, 18:32
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarne ST1000/2000 rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Raymarne ST1000/2000 rebuild

I would think white lithium would be fine. It's not a very demanding environment (unless the salt water gets in, and then you've got bigger problems than grease).
The service manual for the ST1000+ / ST2000+ is available here.
by zebedee
Oct 12th, '20, 19:49
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Simple Lithium Battery Solar Charge Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Simple Lithium Battery Solar Charge Controller

The battery will have some electronics on board which is how it switches on and off. Do you have any specs for the battery protection system? Specifically maximum input voltage it can protect from. If it's intended as a drop in replacement for a 12V lead acid battery it may only be designed to cope ...
by zebedee
Oct 11th, '20, 21:22
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 113
Views: 3475

Re: Duncanson 26

Sika 291 is everything silicone sealants promise to be but aren't. Magic stuff, but absurdly expensive; keep the cartridge in the fridge after opening. https://www.bunnings.com.au/sika-310ml-white-sikaflex-marine-and-construction-sealant_p1210248 https://www.bunnings.com.au/sika-150ml-white-sikaflex...
by zebedee
Oct 9th, '20, 18:45
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 16339
Views: 1146395

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

Davidjohn wrote:
Oct 9th, '20, 17:13
Curved boom is self-supporting, does away with the need for a main topping lift, as well as Peter's comment on the furling.
Another one of those innovations you can do in a market the size of North America where you might build 20 boats a month rather than 20 boats a year!
by zebedee
Oct 8th, '20, 21:42
Forum: General
Topic: Auto inflatable life jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Auto inflatable life jackets

The collar on a real life jacket prevents the back of my neck getting burnt.
(Which is a pretty bizarre concept - burnt by the sun - in Melbourne at this time of year)
by zebedee
Oct 7th, '20, 20:53
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 16339
Views: 1146395

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

1991 NOELEX 25 - $44,000 - Nelson bay, NSW Stainless trailer. I can only see 100x50x2mm wall thickness stainless RHS at my usual supplier which seems a wee bit on the thin side to me. You'd want to keep a close eye on it for fatigue cracks. With roughly 300kg of steel not including axles, hardware,...

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