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Old 07-06-2010, 14:34   #1
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Just Learning the Ropes

G'day A pair of middle aged newcomers with a passion to learn and sail our new catamaran Atlantic 48 slowly back from Capetown to Sydney - love some advice on gas bottles!! What to buy, how to refill!! cheers
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Old 07-06-2010, 15:59   #2
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Welcome to the forum Kerryp59

Someone else can probably give better advice than me on gas bottles since I have a metho stove. Nothing wrong with being middle aged. Many on this forum would love to be able to remember back that far. Safe journey home. Keep us posted on the journey.

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Old 07-06-2010, 22:32   #3
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Hi and welcome!

Thats a wonderful trip to bring the boat back home!

There are those that know far better than me, but you don't need to go too far south. It gets cold and lonely down there

You could even go to Sydney via the Caribbean and Pacific now thats a bit of warm fun

By the way, gas bottles are the same all over the world except for Europe.

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Old 08-06-2010, 08:28   #4
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Yes, welcome to the forum! The Atlantic 48 is an incredible boat - look forward to hearing about your experiences with her. As to gas bottles, Mark is correct. If you are referring to aluminum versus composite (and I am assuming steel is out due to rust and weight), I have aluminum although the new composites seem to be getting great reviews.

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Old 08-06-2010, 08:36   #5
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what a wonderful project. I note that right away there is something REALLY important you need to know...

You are not learning the ropes. Never say Ropes. They are Lines...

I know.... I've been told a thousand times...

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But if is subject was "Just learning the lines", I'd think he was some kind of actor.

"Many boaters will inform you that rope mysteriously turns into line the moment you get it aboard your boat and is never again referred to as rope. But perhaps that is an affectation born of a desire to be more nautical than one’s knowledge or experience permits, because there has always been rope on boats....

It’s true that for practical purposes ropes are given other names on boats, and may turn into sheets, halyards, warps, rodes, pendants, painters, hawsers, strops, cables, mooring lines, docklines, leech lines, heaving lines, downhauls, uphauls, out-hauls, guys, reef points, lashings, lanyards, preventers, and vangs, among others.But there are still also many “ropes” on a vessel, including the bolt rope, the tiller rope, the foot rope, the check rope, the dip rope, and others, including wire rope. ...

Most telling of all, a sailor’s own phrase for professional competence was “to know the ropes.” Not the lines."
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Old 08-06-2010, 13:06   #7
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Our plan is to take her from Capetown to the Caribbean, the Med and slowly back home via the pacific - like our new life, our new community!!
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Our plan is to take her from Capetown to the Caribbean, the Med and slowly back home via the pacific - like our new life, our new community!!
sounds like a wonderful trip---i hope you will be going onward from there!! the sea is highly addictive.....i will enjoy reading your adventures as i sail as well--after all--you guys are in a catamaran---yipes......waaay different from my kinda sailing.....you can get in closer than i can--is many times a great help--and fun!....please take and post many pix!!

as for the difference between ropes and lines---donot have the problem of sorting lines from ropes whenye are 3 sheets to the wind..LOL......

oops....sorry----welcome !!!!!! smoooth sailing!!!
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G'day Guys,
Welcome and enjoy.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
There is wire rope on sailing vessels. Just a technicality that should be ignored.
Anyway you can get a basic sailing course done if you are not way past that in your knowledge. It can help with learning sail trim and safety.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Kerry.

For advice on Propane bottles etc, in S.A. contact

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