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Old 31-12-2009, 03:45   #16
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Hi Bill What 47-50 trawler can cross the pacific? i was not aware of any that had that kind of fuel hold? what range would it need to go??

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Old 31-12-2009, 04:03   #17
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G'day mate,

Would you mind sending me a PM about the power boat you have, is it a Trawler type or what and, do you plan on any Blue Water cruising? What size is your MV? I would like to talk with other crusing Aussie Power Boat owners and get more advice.
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MV? Motor vessel?

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It was later that night that I found a site, Cruising Under Power, and that site got me thinking that my old sea-mate, Jim, "may" have been right. The site is about how a working class Australian bought and converted a Trawler and is now cruising Asia!
Great site and an inspiration for me, my build and future cruising grounds

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Old 31-12-2009, 05:23   #18
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Just wondering, how did you determine that the turnbucklres,toggles were good enough to use again??
I first clean the surface oxidation or corrosion with a fine abrasive and then apply a penetating dye. I then view the surface with a 20X handheld microscope that was available from "RadioShack" about twenty years ago (I haven't seen them recently). I'll accept a little surface pitting, but no cracks. The most frequent problems tend to be at the lower swedges where they surround the wire rope. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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You might find "Voyaging Under Power" by Robert P. Beebe revised by James F. Leishman worth reading.

I believe it is out of print, but used copies are available from
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Old 31-12-2009, 20:59   #20
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If anyone was to buy This Piver Tri today, how long before that buyer would need to replace the rigging and/or sails and...What do you think it would cost to do so? The seller says the rigging is stainless and new and it's "Strictly" a crusing Tri, nothing fancy.

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Good argument for an unstayed rig


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