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by Chapter Four
Feb 4th, '19, 15:12
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd sail in Westernport
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: 2nd sail in Westernport

No 2. Its not a hard and fast rule, but it's always worth checking them. The tides this past weekend were a bit odd, with the cycles being a bit out of sync which resulted in the highs not being as high as normal and the lows not as low as normal. So the flows wouldn't have been as great. The tide r...
by Chapter Four
Jan 22nd, '19, 09:54
Forum: NSW Ramp and Location Reviews
Topic: Lake Macquarie NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Lake Macquarie NSW

I've used Styles Point/Rathmines and Valentine, both are good.
The one to the south of LMYC at Belmont is hard to get in and out of, you have to follow the shore line around in a shallow channel.
by Chapter Four
Apr 1st, '15, 11:18
Forum: General
Topic: Alternatives to brand name sailing gloves
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: Alternatives to brand name sailing gloves

I use Ronstan gloves, get about 2 seasons out of them, the blue and red ones.
I've tried other brands, would be lucky to get half a season out of them, even the grey low cost Ronstan ones don't last as long.
So its the primo Ronstan for me.
by Chapter Four
Jan 27th, '15, 10:47
Forum: General
Topic: Epoxy thickener proxy
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Epoxy thickener proxy

impulse wrote:No, use talcum powder.
+1
Talc is a common filler in paint, and adhesives.
Stay away from the flour and DON'T use the plaster.
by Chapter Four
Jan 23rd, '15, 13:33
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Flinders 7.8
Replies: 1
Views: 2233

Re: Flinders 7.8

One of our club members had one, great cruising boat, not particularly quick for it's size though. Sailed well, well mannered boat.
Inboard diesel, pretty heavy boat too.
He had it a long time and took it everywhere.
by Chapter Four
Jan 23rd, '15, 10:07
Forum: General
Topic: Arnold's Boat Shop
Replies: 21
Views: 3217

Re: Arnold's Boat Shop

Arnold may be a victim of his own success. His prices are making him quite popular with yachties, which means more business, but still only one guy to answer the phone, respond to emails, order goods, pack and send, bank the money, do accounts etc. I agree, he may need to adjust his delivery timelin...
by Chapter Four
Oct 3rd, '14, 09:15
Forum: General
Topic: Recomended Fiberglass Repairers
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Recomended Fiberglass Repairers

I can also recommend Martyn Sly in Mordialloc.
JL Sly Boatbuilders
10 Hinkler Road
Mordialloc
95802446
by Chapter Four
Sep 24th, '14, 11:05
Forum: General
Topic: mast for noelex 25
Replies: 19
Views: 2737

Re: mast for noelex 25

INMA wrote:And the leason learnt is most mast failures are caused by the mask hitting an object like a tree or light post.
or Bridge :x

Don't worry Dutchy, you're not alone - see my tag line at bottom.
by Chapter Four
Feb 25th, '14, 10:22
Forum: General
Topic: RRS Scenario
Replies: 30
Views: 1926

Re: RRS Scenario

No, onus is on P to keep clear. There is no requirement on S to hail. SECTION A RIGHT OF WAY A boat has right of way when another boat is required to keep clear of her. However, some rules in Sections B, C and D limit the actions of a right-of-way boat. 10 ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on opposit...
by Chapter Four
Feb 24th, '14, 07:58
Forum: General
Topic: Stepping mast on spider 28
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Stepping mast on spider 28

Spider 28 at our club has a bulb and he raises over the bow.
Get a demo from the seller, not something I would want to do without being shown how it has been set up.
by Chapter Four
Feb 23rd, '14, 09:41
Forum: General
Topic: painting my old Griffin GTS 17
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: painting my old Griffin GTS 17

I've used International Toplac with a result I'm happy with and people have been surprised that it was not sprayed.
I used the Foam rollers and didn't bother with the brush.
by Chapter Four
Feb 23rd, '14, 09:38
Forum: General
Topic: New trailer sailer designs - why dont they exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 8751

Re: New trailer sailer designs - why dont they exist?

Google Left Coast Dart, or go here
Left Coast Dart
by Chapter Four
Feb 14th, '14, 12:37
Forum: General
Topic: Whitsunday, Stingers in December??
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Whitsunday, Stingers in December??

Thanks Guys,
I think we'll hire some suits and take them along just in case, may not wear them anyway, but could be wise to have them.
by Chapter Four
Feb 13th, '14, 08:18
Forum: General
Topic: Whitsunday, Stingers in December??
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Whitsunday, Stingers in December??

Hi Guys, we're planning a family holiday to the Whitsundays in December 8) and one of the things that has come up is Stingers :( .
So the question to the QLD locals is, how bad is it, if we go swimming are we going to get stung or is it just something to be wary of?
by Chapter Four
Feb 11th, '14, 11:34
Forum: SOLD Trailer Sailers
Topic: Tasar 1889 For Sale, Melbourne
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Tasar 1889 For Sale, Melbourne

Having just finished building an Impulse, I'm selling my Tasar. Boat is in good condition, timber foils in average condition, foil bag, 2 sets Dacron sails in average condition. Aluminium beach trolley. We've been sailing the boat regularly so it's ready to go, good club racer, not going to win cham...
by Chapter Four
Jan 9th, '14, 13:21
Forum: General
Topic: Rigging
Replies: 141
Views: 13995

Re: Rigging

Hi Alistair,
my last lot of stays cost about $200/stay from Sheerline in Sydney, for a 10m fractional rigged mast.

But, there is a few things you should not skimp on,
Safety equipment,
Motors,
Anchors and
Rigging.
A failure of any one of these and things go pear shaped very quickly.
by Chapter Four
Jan 7th, '14, 11:03
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: need disc brake caliper return spring thingo asap
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Re: need disc brake caliper return spring thingo asap

Hi Aza, we had the Alko Parabolic galvanised single leaf springs on the clubs rescue boat trailer, they were still in great nick when the trailer frame rusted out many years later.
by Chapter Four
Dec 4th, '13, 10:21
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Boating Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Australian Boating Survey

3 boats (and another currently being built), 2 Kids, 1 wife :P . That ratio sounds right to me :lol:
by Chapter Four
Nov 7th, '13, 10:26
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: RL24 modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: RL24 modifications

Thanks for that INMA We don't really want to force the skipper to go to that much trouble because it is a very arbitrary figure, and I doubt if he would want to anyway. We only have 1 RL24 in the mixed fleet and he has just sailed his first race for a few seasons. I'm just really looking for a rule...
by Chapter Four
Oct 31st, '13, 11:41
Forum: General
Topic: BCF jammers/clutches
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

Re: BCF jammers/clutches

You must have won the lottery marg! Bcf stands for bogans, camping and fishing up my way. The triple jammer at $50 sounds like good value. Although I've always wondered if that long lever might catch something and accidentally release. I've not decided yet between the spinlock 4-8mm or 6-12mm. I us...
by Chapter Four
Aug 26th, '13, 09:25
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: How do you set up level rides on a single draw bar trailer ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: How do you set up level rides on a single draw bar trail

Jeff beat me to it, I use mine exactly as drawn with a 600mm cross bar
by Chapter Four
Aug 1st, '13, 14:43
Forum: General
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 3349

Re: Boat Insurance

Have had Chapter Four insured with Andrew since we bought her. I have also had the misfortune of having to claim and Andrew could not have been more helpful 8) Claim was processed without fuss. Insurance is only as good as the service you get when you need to make a claim and in my experience you ca...
by Chapter Four
Jul 5th, '13, 16:52
Forum: General
Topic: Bush Mechanics - The hits and the failures
Replies: 22
Views: 2478

Re: Bush Mechanics - The hits and the failures

Before the start of the Marlay point one year the out board wouldn't start (situation normal :P ) so I whipped the float bowl off to have a look as the needle had a habit of sticking. In the process "someone" :oops: dropped the needle into the 30cm high grass. After an hour of looking we gave up. Wh...
by Chapter Four
Jul 4th, '13, 13:39
Forum: General
Topic: Bush Mechanics - The hits and the failures
Replies: 22
Views: 2478

Re: Bush Mechanics - The hits and the failures

First bush mechanic trick i learnt was in my old VJ valiant (first car). It failed to start one day whilst we down on the peninsula. Whilst I was peering around under the bonnet, this guy came up and said "turn it over", had a quick listen then pulled out his ciggies. He removed the foil from the pa...
by Chapter Four
Jul 3rd, '13, 17:12
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 12636

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

The AC is a design and sailing competition. It was not intended to be a match racing regatta, that's not the real AC. Along time ago they realised that it costs money to keep coming up with better designs and to try to control costs and get more challengers they went to "box rules" like J-Class (how...

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