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by Tezza
Jul 25th, '21, 19:32
Forum: SUNMAID & SUNBIRD
Topic: New sails
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: New sails

Don’t know actual diameter and its down in the boat so I can’t measure. The collar is actually stiff poly. I actually found a photo of first time I used it and stuffed it up and could not hoist all the way .The continuous line should be on the inside of the kite. Lesson learnt. 0E6AC6FA-E9D3-4AE7-83...
by Tezza
Jul 25th, '21, 11:26
Forum: SUNMAID & SUNBIRD
Topic: New sails
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: New sails

If only running the kite they are very handy, if main is up it's probably easier to just do a normal drop to companionway with a fire line on tack. I can't remember the last time we flew the kite without having tack on forestay or strop off bow roller. I have been very tempted to do away with the s...
by Tezza
Jul 25th, '21, 11:03
Forum: SUNMAID & SUNBIRD
Topic: New sails
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: New sails

Actually the sleeve is on the inside of the sock . Your assumption re the rod is correct. It can swivel allowing the head of the kite to turn if twisted . Not sure which ring you refer to . The kite head ring? I had the continuous line made long enough so that I could operate from cockpit and run th...
by Tezza
Jul 24th, '21, 22:27
Forum: SUNMAID & SUNBIRD
Topic: New sails
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: New sails

Here are drawings of mine from Fareast .
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Between the turning block and shackle holding head of kite is a small SS rod
by Tezza
Jul 24th, '21, 10:49
Forum: General
Topic: Groundings
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Groundings

Yes and no. The primary purpose of a retractable keel on the ts is for as you state above. However that does not restrict the use of a retractable keel solely for road transport. In fact there are quite a few large sail boats with retractable ,mainly part swing, keels . The Pogo 12.50 successfully r...
by Tezza
Jul 23rd, '21, 14:34
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 17676
Views: 1230974

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

I don’t know why one would be concerned after viewing video. As far as ts go here its almost new! Obviously well used based on videos etc. I know nothing about the Gem and its suitability for MB. Having come from keel boats to a small ts I can understand his comment regarding why he is selling but ...
by Tezza
Jul 20th, '21, 11:09
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 17676
Views: 1230974

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

I don’t know why one would be concerned after viewing video. As far as ts go here its almost new! Obviously well used based on videos etc. I know nothing about the Gem and its suitability for MB. Having come from keel boats to a small ts I can understand his comment regarding why he is selling but I...
by Tezza
Jul 18th, '21, 13:20
Forum: General
Topic: Careel 18 reefing
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Careel 18 reefing

I like the idea of using the cunningham line for the luff reef as well . I could leave the hook in the cunningham cringle and move to reef when required. Coming from keel boats my big expensive mistake when getting the Sonata 6 was applying old school bigger boat principles . Eg. for new main two re...
by Tezza
Jul 18th, '21, 10:55
Forum: General
Topic: Careel 18 reefing
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Careel 18 reefing

Keep the roller so you can store the sail on boom, but set up slab reefing. I ran 6 mm spectea from the BACK of the boom, up to the reefing point, back on the other side of the sail to a pulley slightly behind the reefing point, and then forward to a cleat on the boom that I could reach whilst stan...
by Tezza
Jul 16th, '21, 13:44
Forum: Sonata
Topic: Reefing main of Sonata 26
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: Reefing main of Sonata 26

Rcracing2 wrote:
Jul 16th, '21, 12:52
Some pictures i took this morning of the boom strut and reefing clips.

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Is your S26 a fixed keel ? If so do you know what she draws . There’s an S8 ( fixed keel) up here for sale that has me interested but where I sail is pretty shallow in a lot of areas.
by Tezza
Jul 13th, '21, 16:37
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 17676
Views: 1230974

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

Almost looks like the Sonata 8 interior which the 26 was refined from for cruising
by Tezza
Jul 7th, '21, 16:28
Forum: Just Cruising
Topic: Sailing Songs .. songs featuring the sea and sailing?
Replies: 20
Views: 348

Re: Sailing Songs .. songs featuring the sea and sailing?

Probably not so known down south but Seaman Dan dec’d a Tiwi Islander pearl diver recorded great sailing / sea songs / island songs.
seaman dan the floria sails again
by Tezza
Jul 2nd, '21, 22:12
Forum: General
Topic: Covid 19 Vaccination
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Covid 19 Vaccination

Oh my I feel the pain for you . I had a couple of V12’s . For four of the cylinders you could not see or reach down so one needed a l o n g handle spark plug extractor with a rubber grommet to hold the plug as you lifted it out and in. It's true! I've seen this (home made) tool hanging on the wall ...
by Tezza
Jul 2nd, '21, 18:43
Forum: General
Topic: Covid 19 Vaccination
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Covid 19 Vaccination

Oh my I feel the pain for you . I had a couple of V12’s . For four of the cylinders you could not see or reach down so one needed a l o n g handle spark plug extractor with a rubber grommet to hold the plug as you lifted it out and in . The hard bit was getting the leads back on . Reminds me of the ...
by Tezza
Jul 2nd, '21, 15:33
Forum: General
Topic: Covid 19 Vaccination
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Covid 19 Vaccination

Yea I know all 18 year olds will die and there are massive numbers getting blood clots according to our CHO .
What a load of rubbish .
Actually Pf has is own issues I would rather not get
by Tezza
Jul 2nd, '21, 14:01
Forum: General
Topic: Farr 6000 Lock Down Rope
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Farr 6000 Lock Down Rope

Didn’t know you could get a drop keel farr6000
by Tezza
Jul 2nd, '21, 13:57
Forum: General
Topic: Covid 19 Vaccination
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Covid 19 Vaccination

Get my second astra next Saturday. What's all the fuss! it was no big deal.
by Tezza
Jun 18th, '21, 15:07
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay in winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Moreton Bay in winter?

I know ,I know ,Queenslanders believe the rest of Aust. is a different country , we have even insisted on border passes , nanny state and all that BUT after a hard sail this morning in brilliant sunshine ,10-12 kn. W nothing like a sit in the sun and a healthy lunch watching the boats come and go. H...
by Tezza
Jun 16th, '21, 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay in winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Moreton Bay in winter?

Don’t disappoint the family now. Delay your sail holiday till Spring, nip up to GC ,stay at Broadbeach three or four days ,take family to theme parks ,go home and they will be forever in your debt😁
by Tezza
Jun 16th, '21, 12:09
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay in winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Moreton Bay in winter?

Juan only has 5 days max. at destination.
by Tezza
Jun 15th, '21, 21:00
Forum: General
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 48
Views: 3111

Re: Lightning

Don’t want to know about lightening. There were 3000 lightening strikes in Brisbane this morning of which 2000 hit the ground of which one hit the roof of our house. Second time in thirteen years . Initially I thought something had fallen off a plane and crashed into the roof. Misses thought someone...
by Tezza
Jun 15th, '21, 14:46
Forum: General
Topic: Getting started in a TS for a young family
Replies: 26
Views: 866

Re: Getting started in a TS for a young family

Check that 1.the outboard is not due for retirement 2. The standing rigging looks ok 3. The keel goes up and down without sticking . 4. Stanchions are fitted with lifelines 5. Rudder and pintles good 6. Mast compression post is solid 7. Get a sonata and be done with it.
by Tezza
Jun 15th, '21, 13:14
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay in winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Moreton Bay in winter?

Juan,Juan,Juan ,Its Queensland your talking about .Beautiful one day perfect the next. Which part of winter are you talking about. Notwithstanding the fact I live in the coldest part of Brisbane ( Western Burbs.)I am currently sitting out the front in shorts ,T and light jumper. Don't wear socks any...
by Tezza
Jun 13th, '21, 13:50
Forum: General
Topic: Getting started in a TS for a young family
Replies: 26
Views: 866

Re: Getting started in a TS for a young family

Hi Tom, There are some good recommendations there . I am presuming when you mention the Sonata you mean the Sonata 7 which which according to class specs. loaded for cruising on a trailer comes in at 2000 kgs. and are around your top$ as a min. If you mean the Sonata 6 they come in at 1300 on a trai...
by Tezza
Jun 10th, '21, 20:14
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: What the outboard manual didn’t tell me
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: What the outboard manual didn’t tell me

Thanks for this you have all eased my mind and answered a couple of doubts I had
Terry

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