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by PaulS
Jan 21st, '22, 19:55
Forum: General
Topic: what is Duncason 26 cabin height?
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: what is Duncason 26 cabin height?

Mac 26X is close..... but not close enough - it’s 6ft in one spot under the cabin hatch but pretty close around the nearby galley.....

She will shrink as she gets older?

PaulS
by PaulS
Dec 23rd, '21, 08:31
Forum: General
Topic: Bermagui?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Bermagui?

I have limited knowledge of the area, except to say the Narooma Bar was ‘entertaining’ to cross in a Parks Boat.

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 19th, '21, 20:02
Forum: General
Topic: Is this the best all round (and modern) TS ever made?
Replies: 44
Views: 1119

Re: Is this the best all round (and modern) TS ever made?

Oh PLEASE buy it and keep my number handy for when you sell it in 25yrs time! (The only time I will be able to afford it 😒)

Lovely boat pity about the 2.5m though....
by PaulS
Oct 9th, '21, 19:55
Forum: MacGregor's
Topic: Macgregor parts
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Macgregor parts

I didn’t hit anything.... previous owner did. May get around to making one.
by PaulS
Oct 8th, '21, 20:07
Forum: MacGregor's
Topic: Macgregor parts
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Macgregor parts

Looking for a push pit (safety rail at the bow/anchor) for a 26X.

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 3rd, '21, 20:04
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Small outboard motor for inflatable tender
Replies: 32
Views: 568

Re: Small outboard motor for inflatable tender

Most row just like you imagine they would..... okay but not as good as a solid hull, ours does make forward motion but the motor is the answer.

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 1st, '21, 18:15
Forum: General
Topic: Old flares
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Old flares

I seem to remember an old thread that highlighted that in North America strobe flares are legal - and they have longer use by dates than pyrotechnic flares......

PaulS
by PaulS
Sep 26th, '21, 16:36
Forum: General
Topic: Old flares
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Old flares

It is illegal and you shouldn’t do it - but I bet most have..... if you don’t have a club that has a flare night then it is probably a good idea to have a go safely somewhere it won’t cause alarm. Most flares have changed how they light (no more striking like a match). I returned a large box of a do...
by PaulS
Sep 26th, '21, 16:29
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Small outboard motor for inflatable tender
Replies: 32
Views: 568

Re: Small outboard motor for inflatable tender

Don’t have a heap of experience with it but we have an Achilles LT4 (Hypalon construction) 4 person traditional inflatable with a Honda 2.3HP. The motor is very light as it has no gearbox I bought it from Kathmandu on special delivered to my rural address. It goes quite quick enough and is an actual...
by PaulS
Sep 23rd, '21, 08:32
Forum: General
Topic: 27 meg and VHF radios
Replies: 39
Views: 557

Re: 27 meg and VHF radios

I have the advanced marine radio ticket which has changed it’s name since I did it. VHF and HF but that is because I am a radio geek (one of a few on the forum). You are very unlikely to get a fine for owning or operating a VHF if you do it properly..... as someone else mentioned it is worth doing t...
by PaulS
Sep 11th, '21, 19:20
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer Sailer for Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 24
Views: 778

Re: Trailer Sailer for Gippsland Lakes

You don't really need a toilet on board for the lakes as there are toilets at virtually every destination . Can't agree with you on that comment... being female we don't have the same 'ease of relief' equipment as male sailors...we can't just stand and look out at the horizon!!!! So unless you adop...
by PaulS
Sep 7th, '21, 20:26
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Real Towing Weights
Replies: 36
Views: 1360

Re: Real Towing Weights

Hartley TS21 bare hull was supposed to be 900kg but on the trailer with gear on board never found one under 2000kg.....

PaulS
by PaulS
Sep 7th, '21, 20:15
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer Sailer for Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 24
Views: 778

Re: Trailer Sailer for Gippsland Lakes

Yes yes I know there are toilets at lots of locations but that is not always, how shall we say, convenient..... I have a Natures Head composting toilet. It has not had heaps of use during the pandemic but works well. You never have to empty the poo bin (yay!) the urine bottle fills up in 3-4 days wi...
by PaulS
Sep 6th, '21, 20:10
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer Sailer for Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 24
Views: 778

Re: Trailer Sailer for Gippsland Lakes

It’s not the sleeping with 4 adults on board - it’s the toilet (head)....... You need a private head or you won’t last the trip (unless you are all very open minded). Something to add to the choice requirements. (We just installed a composting toilet on ours - four people will fill even a big chemic...
by PaulS
Jul 17th, '21, 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: Sailrite vs Singer Sewing Machine-Boat Canvas Work
Replies: 32
Views: 945

Re: Sailrite vs Singer Sewing Machine-Boat Canvas Work

I too have an Anker - it’s a ripper!

PaulS
by PaulS
Jul 16th, '21, 19:02
Forum: General
Topic: Sailrite vs Singer Sewing Machine-Boat Canvas Work
Replies: 32
Views: 945

Re: Sailrite vs Singer Sewing Machine-Boat Canvas Work

I bought a 1950s German home machine (no plastic in sight) featured on this forum before - works well on multiple layers of canvas. Oldies are Goldie’s.....

PaulS
by PaulS
Jul 10th, '21, 13:53
Forum: General
Topic: advice on cooler, battery and solar panel please?
Replies: 67
Views: 1430

Re: advice on cooler, battery and solar panel please?

I have said it before and I can’t resist saying it again:

“life is sooo much cheaper and easier on a boat without a fridge” - that’s why they invented UHT Milk......

Ducks for cover (yet) again......

PaulS
by PaulS
Jul 10th, '21, 13:46
Forum: Victoria
Topic: Gippsland First timer
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Gippsland First timer

The Magic Roundabout has a lot to answer for ;)

PaulS
by PaulS
Jul 8th, '21, 14:05
Forum: General
Topic: CCTV cameras on Gippsland Lakes Jetties
Replies: 22
Views: 447

Re: CCTV cameras on Gippsland Lakes Jetties

I think you will find monitoring at most commercial ports capable of dealing with substantial shipping. Port Welshpool isn’t that deep but big enough for the Yarrabah which was a offshore rig service vessel and large trawlers (and formally cat ferries to Tasmania). It also has a RoRo (roll on roll o...
by PaulS
Jul 7th, '21, 19:45
Forum: General
Topic: Covid 19 Vaccination
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Covid 19 Vaccination

Due my second AZ in a week, I suspect we’ll all get a booster of some kind (Phizer / Moderna etc) within a year anyway.......

Paul S
by PaulS
Jul 7th, '21, 17:21
Forum: General
Topic: CCTV cameras on Gippsland Lakes Jetties
Replies: 22
Views: 447

Re: CCTV cameras on Gippsland Lakes Jetties

Port Welshpool harbour CCTV is live and monitored by Border Force 24/7.....

Paul S
by PaulS
Jun 28th, '21, 19:08
Forum: General
Topic: To Windlass or not
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: To Windlass or not

Okay so I have taken the plunge...... I have bought but not yet installed an electric drum winch / windlass. A small 180mm drum with 800w motor, which may be enough for our requirements. We have a shallow anchor well and while others have installed a deck winch with the chain / rode in the hull I de...
by PaulS
Jun 14th, '21, 18:33
Forum: General
Topic: Ugliest boat award?
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Ugliest boat award?

Well someone loves her - she’s been sold!

PaulS
by PaulS
Jun 9th, '21, 18:32
Forum: General
Topic: To Windlass or not
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: To Windlass or not

“ I need to make sure that I do not injure my back as that would be the end of sailing for me.”

Think that crosses a lot of our minds. I say fit one.......

PaulS
by PaulS
Mar 13th, '21, 12:25
Forum: General
Topic: Delaminated foam core fibreglass
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Delaminated foam core fibreglass

Cored (ply,balsa,foam,cedar) hull builders want light and strong but have a lot to answer for 20years later!

Sounds like you have given it a new lease of life :)

PaulS

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