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Old 01-12-2011, 00:00   #16
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Re: Well, I Made it . . .

Congratulations. Tell us more about what you learned, and pics would be great like others have said.
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Old 01-12-2011, 00:33   #17
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What annoys me most. I had just bought a full Tig outfit for doing the handrails on my other boat and they are in Melbourne, I am a DLI Welder and Boilermaker and I have to hire some one else to do the work I am fully Qualified to do myself.
LOL Doesn't it suck? I designed custom brackets for my windvane & had them welded up in L.A. . The guy did such a crap job that I had to extend my stay in Ensenada & have them re-done. Much better job, but still not quite what I would have liked or done myself. When I reach La Paz, I'll be looking for a decent Tig unit for future projects. "If you want something done right..."

My wife's a big fan of the Geminis. After your successful voyage, her "want" volume has risen!
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Old 05-12-2011, 17:39   #18
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Re: Well, I Made it . . .

Read the post, Just when you think you are safe,
I have a hole in my hull after being washed up onto the beach in a bloody storm while at anchor.
So now, I havent made it. 700 miles short of home, Damn it,
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Old 05-12-2011, 19:33   #19
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Read the post, Just when you think you are safe,
I have a hole in my hull after being washed up onto the beach in a bloody storm while at anchor.
So now, I havent made it. 700 miles short of home, Damn it,
Bugger, where ru stranded.

How bad is the damage?

Bugger
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Old 05-12-2011, 21:07   #20
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Re: Well, I Made it . . .

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Old 05-12-2011, 23:14   #21
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Read the post, Just when you think you are safe,
I have a hole in my hull after being washed up onto the beach in a bloody storm while at anchor.
So now, I havent made it. 700 miles short of home, Damn it,
Bummer Where is the damage ? Did your anchor fail or what?

This is sad news hopefully you have insurance.
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Old 06-12-2011, 00:18   #22
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Bummer Where is the damage ? Did your anchor fail or what?

This is sad news hopefully you have insurance.
I found you thread on the accident
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I have insurance thankfully, But its the hole in it thats very annoying,
I was hoping to be home by now. Safe and sound. tied up at a wet berth in Yaringa,
Both anchors dragged,
First cab of the rank, 2 nice big heavy new anchors that wont drag no matter what.
Rocna copys. I will make them myself. one front and one for the rear.
I was talking to a 50 foot mono driver in Forster who had one on his boat, Said he had been in 170 knot winds and the anchor did not drag or move,
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Rocna copys. I will make them myself. one front and one for the rear.
I was talking to a 50 foot mono driver in Forster who had one on his boat, Said he had been in 170 knot winds and the anchor did not drag or move,
170 knot winds - Wow, that is a lot of wind even for Forster.
What was the name of the bar?
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170 knot winds - Wow, that is a lot of wind even for Forster.
What was the name of the bar?
The bloke I was talking too, grew up on an island a long way off the east coast of new Zealand. Southern ocean all around, He has been on his boat travelling for the last 4 years. Single handed, Been sailing all his life. 64 years old.
He was telling me about his anchor as I did not trust mine, He had a Rocna. and I wanted to know all about it.
First hand knowledge is better than hearsay or a mates mate told me,
He was parked in the Forster inlet, and his boat didnt move on anchor, even tho it was swinging backwards and forwards on that very quick tide that hammers threw there.
I didnt ask him where the 170 knot wind was that he encountered, It was in a very bad cyclone some where.
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nb with the 240v- 110v issue, you will be surprised how little you need to change, if youre fridge is 12v only then nothing there, i got a US boat(110v) in the uk (240v) all i had to change was the battery charger and the immersion heater for the hot water, you'll find the wiring is heaver than needed for 240v as 110v applications draw twice the amps, dunno what electrical systems you have but you may have little to change, some battery charges also have internal / external or auto 240/110v selectors.

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nb with the 240v- 110v issue, you will be surprised how little you need to change, if youre fridge is 12v only then nothing there, i got a US boat(110v) in the uk (240v) all i had to change was the battery charger and the immersion heater for the hot water, you'll find the wiring is heaver than needed for 240v as 110v applications draw twice the amps, dunno what electrical systems you have but you may have little to change, some battery charges also have internal / external or auto 240/110v selectors.

good luck with your boat.
The fridge is gas,
The inverter and charger got drowned. I thought I was going to have a fire, but the water drowned that out too.
The heater is off the motor.
I have to buy a new inverter and charger, So I will buy 240 volts as thats what we have in Australia.
Just have to change the outlets. from 110 to 240, about 6 of them. The wiring should be okay still. Its also been poured into the mould of the fibreglass when made.
I have a few adapters for the 110 volt outlets to 240 already, So dont really need to change them.
So basically. its a new inverter, charger and a motor battery, Thats about it,
Everything else was too high to be effected.
It was sitting on the beach, high and dry. fortunately. maximum 3 feet of water through it.
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Usually the hot water tanks have a heater element as well as a heat exchanger from the engine, might be worth a check to see. Sorry to hear of your mishap... a smartphone anchor alarm would have been a treat then! Good luck with the boat!
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Usually the hot water tanks have a heater element as well as a heat exchanger from the engine, might be worth a check to see. Sorry to hear of your mishap... a smartphone anchor alarm would have been a treat then! Good luck with the boat!
My heater is only off the motor, no electrics in it, But it does keep hot for a day or so, 10 minutes on the motor and I have very hot water, Its a good one.

Damn wind here is still strong, so they wont bring the boat over till it dies off.
Its certainly dragging out, Damn damn damn,
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Bloody hard work, isn't it? Big congratulations and hope that the recent grounding does not set you back too much?
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