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by Peridot
Aug 30th, '20, 18:18
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Boat ID assistance please [likely solved, Hewitt 20]
Replies: 47
Views: 1376

Re: Boat ID assistance please

The main hatch is quite large and does not slide. Is it hinged at the forward end ?


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by Peridot
Aug 23rd, '20, 20:32
Forum: General
Topic: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.
Replies: 110
Views: 10535

Re: Refit of an Elliott 7.4.

Looking good Jon, hope to see you on the water sometime.
Peter


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by Peridot
Aug 23rd, '20, 10:41
Forum: General
Topic: Great ts times
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Great ts times

Sorry about all the duplication, I tried to do an edit, guess I got it wrong again


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by Peridot
Aug 23rd, '20, 10:37
Forum: General
Topic: Great ts times
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Great ts times

Yes, but It was a blessing in disguise. I found a couple of drummy spots near it so repaired those as well. Full repaint outside, good for another 5 years, might see me out. Slow progress after an op on my hand, missed the first couple of weeks of spring weather. Now we have a tiny leak from the bal...
by Peridot
Aug 23rd, '20, 10:25
Forum: General
Topic: Great ts times
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Great ts times

Yes, but It was a blessing in disguise. I found a couple of crummy spots near it so repaired those as well. Full repaint outside, delayed while I had an op on my hand.


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by Peridot
Aug 23rd, '20, 08:58
Forum: General
Topic: Great ts times
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Great ts times

I know you you are suffering in the south, lockdown and weather. We are relatively free of both in the Far North, but both are creeping closer. In the meantime, our first weekend on Lake Tinaroo this year, typical spring weather here. 16 degrees early this morning, water 24 degrees. But our time is ...
by Peridot
Aug 2nd, '20, 21:15
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Sabre trailer Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Sabre trailer Repair

I thought of aluminium but dismissed it as too easily bent. I guess it is a different type to the rail.


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by Peridot
Aug 2nd, '20, 19:52
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Sabre trailer Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Sabre trailer Repair

Alan Scott moved from Whangarei NZ to QLD in 1980, bringing the moulds with him. The stanchions look like they were made to order but I am curious about the metal. At a guess they are galvanised steel, and the one you photographed is port side amidships, where water has pooled. (What about the pulpi...
by Peridot
Jul 23rd, '20, 11:16
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Lifeline Comfort
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Lifeline Comfort

The comment about a gate reminded me of a former misdemeanour. This is a photo of a photo dated 1974. There is a gate just in front of the taffrail, with a strut on the next staunchion. I have a vivid recollection of Wonderful Wife giving me a lecture on the importance of latching the gate. We were ...
by Peridot
Jul 21st, '20, 14:52
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Lifeline Comfort
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Lifeline Comfort

Furstin - your lifelines look like Dynema/Spectra. Is it successful?


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by Peridot
Jun 27th, '20, 15:12
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: NMEA2000 plotter to NMEA0183 tillerpilot ST1000+
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: NMEA2000 plotter to NMEA0183 tillerpilot ST1000+

If I can't fix it with my 20 oz hammer it is not worth fixing. But I would like a TP.


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by Peridot
Jun 26th, '20, 19:55
Forum: General
Topic: Changing headsails while afloat
Replies: 56
Views: 1766

Re: Changing headsails while afloat

Simon Carter has a clip on utube on reefing a jib. I have not looked at it, I like my furler.


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by Peridot
Jun 15th, '20, 21:24
Forum: General
Topic: Push button mast raising
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Push button mast raising

One other thing. I bought an electric trailer winch. Great for putting the mast up or down, I used the remote and steadied the mast from going sideways. Only one thing wrong - it was not powerful enough to winch the boat on to the trailer. Back to the old way, with the help of my Wonderful Wife. Sen...
by Peridot
Jun 15th, '20, 21:13
Forum: General
Topic: Push button mast raising
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Push button mast raising

I forgot to mention I use the gin pole as a whisker pole for my jib. It is not the perfect length, you would need something adjustable to suit different jibs, main purpose is gin pole. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200615/dc41aff47b2711c0edf4c78e1e72019d.jpg This is a shot of the bit that slide...
by Peridot
Jun 15th, '20, 20:57
Forum: General
Topic: Push button mast raising
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Push button mast raising

The ideal setup is like the timber uprights that have been added to this Timpany. The eye on the top lines up with the mast pivot so the baby-stays do not change length. They go up about 1.5m on to a saddle each side of the mast. A clip each end would get them out of the way when sailing. For my own...
by Peridot
Jun 11th, '20, 19:57
Forum: General
Topic: building a nesting dinghy
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: building a nesting dinghy

I like the concept of the Duo but can't see the point in making it so skinny. My 11ft was 1.2m beam so it would fit on a standard 4ft roof rack. Weighed 35 Kg and rowed well with 6ft oars. Planed with a 5hp Merc and 3 adults on board. It had a flat run aft so it would plane, but if I wanted to add s...
by Peridot
Jun 11th, '20, 18:18
Forum: General
Topic: building a nesting dinghy
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: building a nesting dinghy

You can use 4mm bracing ply if you really want to keep your cost down, but you will need a lot of grain filler to get a smooth surface,. My local timber yard used to stock 4mm exterior that was smooth both sides and ideal for a dinghy. If you want to keep the weight down, use merranti for the timber...
by Peridot
May 26th, '20, 20:44
Forum: General
Topic: FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Many years ago, dry powder extinguishers were mounted in a bracket that was not quite as positive as the current version. They also had a nob on the bottom which you banged down on a hard surface to activate them. There was no trigger so once you started you got the lot. Our galley was aft, so I had...
by Peridot
May 24th, '20, 21:32
Forum: General
Topic: Myall Lakes
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Myall Lakes

Two years ago we went from Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens. The sail across Port Stephens was nice, easterly and sunshine. But the main part of the river required motoring against the wind and tide, and by then the sun had gone and it was cold. Only half way there and Wonderful Wife was looking bored and ...
by Peridot
May 24th, '20, 14:21
Forum: General
Topic: Myall Lakes
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Myall Lakes

Ah, thanks.

Peter


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by Peridot
May 24th, '20, 13:36
Forum: General
Topic: Myall Lakes
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Myall Lakes

Coming home in Feb one of our overnight stops was Bulahdela, at the Lions Park by the Myall River. There is a good launching ramp, but you would need to leave your mast down until past the main highway bridge next to it. There is a houseboat Marina just downstream but don't know if there is a ramp o...
by Peridot
May 22nd, '20, 20:01
Forum: General
Topic: Fitting Fishfinder transducer to sole
Replies: 54
Views: 1748

Re: Fitting Fishfinder transducer to sole

My keel offset is .3, so when I get to a water depth of around 1.0 to 1.2 my Garmin will usually start flashing and lock up. Frustrating at times. So back to the method that is reliable and does not tell lies - Poke the boat hook over the stern. Still a lot easier than a lead-line. It does not reall...
by Peridot
May 21st, '20, 12:01
Forum: General
Topic: Fitting Fishfinder transducer to sole
Replies: 54
Views: 1748

Re: Fitting Fishfinder transducer to sole

Depending on the type of bottom and water clarity, mine will stop reading at about .6 to .9 m under the hull. My transducer is on the outside, don't know if that would make a difference. It would appear from what Jon says that he can identify trees easier than I can, so look forward to getting the r...
by Peridot
Apr 30th, '20, 19:58
Forum: General
Topic: So what you doing while staying at home
Replies: 89
Views: 3581

Re: So what you doing while staying at home

Peridot, SAGS it is, I better renew my racing insurance tomorrow. No, they don't race, just sail around for an hour or less then normally raft up in that bay with the moorings that I told you about.. we call it Savvy Bay. Discussion about how to do that now.. . star pattern ? Zoom on water ? Only 2...
by Peridot
Apr 29th, '20, 18:11
Forum: General
Topic: So what you doing while staying at home
Replies: 89
Views: 3581

Re: So what you doing while staying at home

Supposed to be day use only, but I won't tell. FAGS have a Zoom meeting Friday as usual, but the plan is to have SAGS ( Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing) from 3PM. I will still be painting, serves me right for being so slow. Plan to take Damn Dog for a swim while it dries, will watch out for you...

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