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by MoodyBlue
Apr 29th, '21, 18:31
Forum: General
Topic: Ratchet Straps
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Ratchet Straps

I am fond of putting ONE twist in any ratchet strap, particularly on the boat to stop the aerodynamic vibration which can rub marks into the hull when traveling. People decry this claiming it to be illegal and that may be the case, but this video testing shows no loss in strength. The attached video...
by MoodyBlue
Apr 26th, '21, 17:16
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 17315
Views: 1217651

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

1995 Beale 850 Trailerable Yacht - $27,000 - Bunbury, WA https://boatsonline.com.au//boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/beale-850-trailerable-yacht/261339 Looks to have gear and throttle levers in the cockpit for an inboard, but has an outboard??? FWIW MoodyBlue has throttle, gears, and engine kill ...
by MoodyBlue
Apr 22nd, '21, 21:29
Forum: Sonata
Topic: Anchor light
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Anchor light

Our Sonata 26 (MoodyBlue) has a standard masthead light. Nothing fancy, I have not even got around to LED globe yet. It is mounted on the stainless steel bracket that came with the light. I can take a pic if it helps. Wiring is internal and comes out a hole in the mast foot, then into a two pin conn...
by MoodyBlue
Apr 17th, '21, 08:14
Forum: Farr Trailer Yachts - Farr 5000, 6000, 7500 and 740 Sport
Topic: Farr 5000 rudder box fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

Use a long piece of suitable diameter stainless rod. It takes out or minimises the slop you get from individual bolts.

Pin on MoodyBlue only has one hole for a clip to retain it so rudder can be removed quick with no tools needed.
by MoodyBlue
Apr 13th, '21, 21:19
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Trailer light socket on a CanBus BT-50 / Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Trailer light socket on a CanBus BT-50 / Ranger

Zeb, I had the exact same issue when trying to power up our caravan. Our tow is a 2014 PX Ranger. I purchased a waterproof project box about 4" x 6" and screwed that to the rear left frame rail. Inside are five relays feeding power to the trailer plug, so like you found, the canbus does not notice t...
by MoodyBlue
Apr 6th, '21, 21:05
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Real Towing Weights
Replies: 31
Views: 849

Re: Real Towing Weights

I am in the dual axle camp mainly because of the redundancy factor. When I was doing the sailing course run by the Careel association it was promoted as a good thing to carry a short length of chain and shackle, so that in the event of a major hub failure the bad axle could be chained up to the fram...
by MoodyBlue
Apr 6th, '21, 17:42
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Real Towing Weights
Replies: 31
Views: 849

Re: Real Towing Weights

Real can of worms is the topic of single V Dual axles. It is covered in great detail in this topic.

https://trailersailerplace.com.au/phpBB ... =11&t=8435

Have a read.
by MoodyBlue
Apr 1st, '21, 19:34
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Real Towing Weights
Replies: 31
Views: 849

Re: Real Towing Weights

I don't carry the outboard on the boat my figure will be 29 kg light, nor do I carry the fuel on the boat which is probably another 30kg
by MoodyBlue
Apr 1st, '21, 19:31
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Carburetor cleaning
Replies: 34
Views: 807

Re: Carburetor cleaning

Just answering this part of your question, So a question in the meantime is, how could a single carb which is the single source of fuel to two cylinders only affect the one in the way it did. I guess this is crucial in trying to find a source and a reason for this strange behaviour and in having con...
by MoodyBlue
Mar 31st, '21, 21:40
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Real Towing Weights
Replies: 31
Views: 849

Re: Real Towing Weights

Moody Blue (NSW built Sonata 26) is 1.82 tonnes on the trailer with minimal gear on board ie no pots and pans and admirals make up case.
by MoodyBlue
Mar 21st, '21, 17:50
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Carburetor cleaning
Replies: 34
Views: 807

Re: Carburetor cleaning

While waiting I would be letting carb spray soak overnight. Sometimes which type of oil you use in the pre-mix matters as some brands congeal into an almost varnish like gel and require patience and soaking to remove.
by MoodyBlue
Feb 28th, '21, 21:36
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Yamaha 8hp 2 stroke not running idle
Replies: 32
Views: 1331

Re: Yamaha 8hp 2 stroke not running idle

Did you check and clean/replace the thermostat.

If it is jammed open the water will flow too quickly and not fill up the engine water galleries.

It is under a small two bolt cover on the upper end of the head.
by MoodyBlue
Feb 22nd, '21, 22:07
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance Providers & HIN
Replies: 23
Views: 628

Re: Insurance Providers & HIN

Bazz,
Our Sonata 26 is with RACV and premium last year was $185.00. Was with PIB until they radically increased their prices in 2005.
Boat is insured for agreed value of $19880
by MoodyBlue
Feb 19th, '21, 16:01
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Tilt Trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Tilt Trailer

Just a good video that to me, depicts all of the good points of Tilt Trailers.

by MoodyBlue
Feb 11th, '21, 20:25
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 17315
Views: 1217651

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

Ultimate 18S - $8,500 - Mitcham VIC Looks neat. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mitcham/sail-boats/ultimate-18s-trailer-sailor/1266872887 We bought it :D :D :D Hopefully get her out on the water for the first time in a couple of weeks. Much to learn Congrats to the "Bazzington" tribe. TSP Admin
by MoodyBlue
Feb 6th, '21, 21:47
Forum: General
Topic: Mast specs Roberts 18 adventurer
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Mast specs Roberts 18 adventurer

OK I was sure he would had them. Your boat is a "Small Numbers" ie fairly rare boat so hopefully some will be able to help.
by MoodyBlue
Feb 6th, '21, 20:16
Forum: General
Topic: Mast specs Roberts 18 adventurer
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Mast specs Roberts 18 adventurer

Simon,
This guy has all the dimensions etc, and can supply mast and boom to suit if you want to go brand new.

Karl has moved Keeley Marine closer to home (for him!) in Campbellfield.

Keeley.png

A man's boat is his Castle
by MoodyBlue
Feb 4th, '21, 08:22
Forum: Sonata
Topic: Sonata 26 companion way hatch
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Sonata 26 companion way hatch

I have no preference. Ours came with wood. I have added a vent and small perspex window. Wood is stronger. Somewhere in the rules a companionway is supposed to be strong enough to resist water pressure and not bend and cave in. The standard wood item is in two pieces which has storage advantages. ed...
by MoodyBlue
Jan 31st, '21, 23:08
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 40
Views: 1091

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

Luke, if it's a US built power winch, KEEP IT!! Take it to an auto electrician and ask if they can diagnose the issue? Perhaps buy a new ( chinese built) one, transfer the electrics to the old one? But if it's one of the chinese built ( 10 yo or younger) ones....unbolt the back to that dc motor and...
by MoodyBlue
Jan 31st, '21, 13:28
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Buying a trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Buying a trailer

Tezza, Biggest requirement for a Sonata 6 I think would be a central "Ladder" of rollers to carry the bulk of the weight along the hull centre line.. At the sides either bunks or wobble rollers as these are more to balance the boat and not actually carry any major weight. Bunks have an advantage in ...
by MoodyBlue
Jan 30th, '21, 13:12
Forum: General
Topic: My Noelex is leaking!
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: My Noelex is leaking!

I believe you need to: Dry the crack thoroughly, Fillet out a very wide V, probably 50 mm either side so you have maximum bonding area for the epoxy/mat. Seal with epoxy and fibreglass mat in as many layers as feasible as the box takes structural side loads so epoxy alone will only crack again. IF y...
by MoodyBlue
Jan 29th, '21, 21:00
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 17315
Views: 1217651

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

bachus wrote:
Jan 29th, '21, 20:15
1998 SCRUFFIE 16 EXTENDED TO 18 - $6,490 - Atherton QLD
https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-fo ... bin/255429
Got to smile at the "Wifelike" curtain across the companion way lower edge :P
by MoodyBlue
Jan 20th, '21, 16:37
Forum: Sonata
Topic: Sonata 6.7 Keel Variants
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Sonata 6.7 Keel Variants

Can't quote but I am of the belief that Sonata drop keels were standard Foil profiles. Attached are some of my Sonata 26 keel pics. The lower end has around 300 kg of lead encased in the lower 2 feet approx.
by MoodyBlue
Jan 17th, '21, 21:47
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Yamaha 8hp 2 stroke not running idle
Replies: 32
Views: 1331

Re: Yamaha 8hp 2 stroke not running idle

No sealant on the fuel bowl.

As to running, has it been serviced and tuned? Usually motors a set a little rich for the "Run-In" period then at next service they get the mixture set to correct level, usually a little leaner.
by MoodyBlue
Jan 10th, '21, 21:14
Forum: General
Topic: Guzzi
Replies: 23
Views: 920

Re: Guzzi

Maybe head in this direction?



Maybe down sized a little!

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