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by Ken
Jun 14th, '19, 11:49
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing standing rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Replacing standing rigging

I think it was 2.8mm, it is just under 3mm, I can not remember the exact size too long ago. The 7x7 I used originally was fine, but as mentioned previously it is a hair puller. I just measured the 1x19, my calipers are showing 2.6- 2.9mm and 2.8 sounds familiar, anyhow it was a stock size. When I bu...
by Ken
Jun 14th, '19, 09:32
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing standing rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Replacing standing rigging

Hi Peter, I used a hand held swager and 3mm 7x7 [which was all that was available at the time] wire to replace the forestay after an incident with a tree, the process was good and all done in a carpark. When home, I researched wire types and 1x19 was recommended, I replaced shrouds and forestay with...
by Ken
Mar 5th, '19, 11:37
Forum: General
Topic: careel 18 issues
Replies: 3
Views: 215

careel 18 issues

Hi all, I took the careel out for its maiden voyage yesterday not a lot of wind, however it sailed well and I came home impressed with my recent purchase, however could use some advice on some minor issues I had, 1] is there a locking device to keep the boom rolling, the issue I had was that to hois...
by Ken
Feb 26th, '19, 12:51
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 16464
Views: 1154946

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

the cal is staying, I will still use the cal for solo trips, it is just too much fun, i am sure if she was not here I would miss her.
by Ken
Feb 26th, '19, 12:43
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 16464
Views: 1154946

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

the careel 18 at Kincumber is no longer for sale I just brought it home yesterday, now I can load up more grand kids much to their delight.
by Ken
Feb 14th, '19, 19:41
Forum: General
Topic: HAWKESBURY RIVER
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: HAWKESBURY RIVER

Hi newby, I use Parsley Bay ramp at Brooklyn, good ramp and ample parking have left my vehicle and trailer for multiple nights many times with no issues. Has good access to Hawkesbury, Broken Bay, Pittwater and Cowen creek. If you want to explore the Hawkesbury river Mooney Mooney ramp is good or th...
by Ken
Feb 11th, '19, 15:29
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: St Georges Basin NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: St Georges Basin NSW

thanks I will make a point to go there next trip. I was going this week but I have been busy and did not feel up to a new adventure so opted to head down tomorrow to Brooklyn for a couple of nights, a place I know well, nice easy two days sailing.
by Ken
Jan 31st, '19, 18:00
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: St Georges Basin NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: St Georges Basin NSW

not yet, it is on my to do list, have you decided where to launch from?
by Ken
Jan 22nd, '19, 12:46
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: Lake Macquarie NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Lake Macquarie NSW

Thanks all, I don't know Lake Macquarie, looks like a nice place to spend a couple nights out on the lake. I have no particular preference to where to launch just a reasonable ramp to leave the car for a couple of nights to explore the lake and facilities, I have an RMS map and the lake is so large,...
by Ken
Jan 21st, '19, 09:42
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: Lake Macquarie NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Lake Macquarie NSW

any one recommend a good boat ramp at lake Macquarie, I have researched and to many to pick from. Heading up there late Feb.
thanks Ken
by Ken
Jan 21st, '19, 08:36
Forum: Cal - All variants and Lengths
Topic: which boat should I look at?
Replies: 141
Views: 3234

Re: which boat should I look at?

looks good, interesting to note the different variations in the build of the cals. I have searched the internet and have found no information or history of the manufacture of these boats that could be called reliable. They are a mystery. check out cal 14 site on facebook, good photos of different ca...
by Ken
Jan 18th, '19, 12:17
Forum: Cal - All variants and Lengths
Topic: which boat should I look at?
Replies: 141
Views: 3234

Re: which boat should I look at?

I would go the Cal, I know nothing of the Dennis but the comments made would suggest some doubt. Most of my cal sailing is overnighters 2 up, one grandchild at a time, small accommodation but still good times had by all. I have no issues to report after 3yrs ownership, just general maintenance and p...
by Ken
Nov 21st, '18, 13:16
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: gennoa V jib
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: gennoa V jib

thanks Peter speed is not important I enjoy the sailing more, however makes for good fun, good conversation and a laugh with a beer at anchor. My speed is seat of the pants when solo and info from the sunmaid when in company. I know what you mean about cal14, there is something special about them, I...
by Ken
Nov 21st, '18, 09:04
Forum: How to do stuff - Quotes, Editing, Deleting etc
Topic: images
Replies: 4
Views: 427

images

how do I post an image/photo, I hit insert image it shows on the post Image and unable to add from there, tried copy/paste no luck,
any help appreciated. Ken
by Ken
Nov 21st, '18, 08:49
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: gennoa V jib
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: gennoa V jib

thanks for the info interesting subject too many variables, the main point I missed was the obvious, the condition of the original jib is fair at best [30yrs+] which would explain its slow response, should be a different scenario if it was new. I have found very little evidence of gennoas of the siz...
by Ken
Nov 16th, '18, 07:38
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: gennoa V jib
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: gennoa V jib

Hi all, a huge difference when I replaced the main, the genoa is overlapping it is large I would say 120 off the top of my head without measuring, I am now leaning to the hull shape being the reason for the improvement in boat speed with the smaller head sail. The cal is quite flat on the bottom and...
by Ken
Nov 15th, '18, 19:59
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: gennoa V jib
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: gennoa V jib

thanks all, a small misunderstanding, the genoa had no issues, it was great to sail with I only noticed that when I experimented with the standard jib did I notice an increase in speed which surprised me as I assumed bigger was better. The genoa trimmed outside the shrouds and in reasonable conditio...
by Ken
Nov 15th, '18, 15:16
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: gennoa V jib
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: gennoa V jib

thanks INMA
an interesting read, good info, makes sense,
Ken
by Ken
Nov 15th, '18, 12:13
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: gennoa V jib
Replies: 15
Views: 829

gennoa V jib

Hi all, I have an interesting question, when I purchased the cal 3yrs ago the seller said he always used the gennoa, that works best, I followed suit and disregarded the original jib, all was good. Since purchasing a new main with one reef point [the original having none] I have been reefing the mai...
by Ken
Aug 10th, '18, 14:46
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: St Georges Basin NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 741

St Georges Basin NSW

Hi all, can anybody recommend a good boat ramp at St Georges Basin. Good overnight parking, seems to be only four that I have found on google and info on parking and facilities a bit lite on. Any info appreciated would like to head down there and have a look later this year. thanks Ken
by Ken
Jun 14th, '18, 06:35
Forum: BOOMERANG 20 / B63
Topic: Mast Raising systems on B20's
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Mast Raising systems on B20's

Hi Dave, I recently witness my brothers "Mast Mate" he has purchased for his Sunmaid 20, I was amazed how well it works, he now is able to raise and lower the mast solo. It is basically a roller system over the bow rail. a length of bungee type cord and the trailer winch. Very compact easy storage. ...
by Ken
Jun 9th, '18, 11:23
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: hangkai 2hp
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: hangkai 2hp

Hi all, Hangai update, it has been 18mts and the Hangkai is still going strong, it has had a lot of use and has surprised me, only issues so far- replaced one pull start replaced one clutch bearing. After replacing the starter and seeing how it has been constructed I now gently pull on the starter a...
by Ken
Jun 9th, '18, 11:02
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Far East Sails
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Far East Sails

Hi Peter, I will post a picture soon, it is the same dimensions as the original, one reef, aluminum top brace, sail bag. It cost $400 au, being the first time I have purchased a new sale I became overwhelmed with the amount of options available and decided to play it safe and stick with the original...
by Ken
Jun 9th, '18, 08:14
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Far East Sails
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Far East Sails

Hi all,
Received my new main sail from Far East, had it out twice and very happy, it is well made, made a huge difference to the cal, looks good, over all I can not fault Far East, their attention to detail, communication, fast postage all of a high standard.
Ken
by Ken
Jun 8th, '18, 10:47
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: Greya point, Swallow Rock boat ramp
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Greya point, Swallow Rock boat ramp

Hi all, I went to Port Hacking via Swallow Rock boat ramp, ramp and parking excellent complete with jetty, very sheltered sandy conditions. Low tide launch a bit shallow, no problem for the cal or my brothers sunmaid 20. Down side to this trip is narrow channels until you get to Gymea bay a lot of m...

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