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Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-10-2018, 08:12
Replies: 41
Views: 2,845
Posted By Olorin
Re: What Sailing Strategies Do Crews Argue About Most?

My two cents:

At 52 years of age my girlfriend (now wife) and I moved onto a 40' sailing catamaran. I'd been dinghy sailing lakes and rivers in Canada since the age of 7. She sailed with me on a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-06-2018, 08:57
Replies: 30
Views: 2,732
Posted By Olorin
Re: Dinghy Security Caribbean

We locked the engine to something immovable when ashore.
We made it a policy to hoist our dinghy up on the davits every night.
If we thought there was a particular risk we chained the engine to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-04-2018, 20:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Olorin
Re: SSB M802/AT140 won't tune or transmit.

ICOM Australia repaired the radio and only charged me the normal rate of $100/hour.
The problem was a blown transistor at the front end which fried the biasing transistor.
It took them two...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-04-2018, 18:40
Replies: 33
Views: 3,488
Posted By Olorin
Re: Country? Berth cost, Boat Length or Berth Length?

I have a 40' catamaran which is 22.5' wide.
We had to pay for a 60' berth to accommodate our beam.
We squeezed in with an inch to spare.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-04-2018, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Olorin
Re: Shurflo water pump intermittent failure

As many people have stated, its likely the switch. I got the part number from a failed one of ours and bought about 20 of them for not many dollars.
I'm replacing mine today.
Good idea Stormalong....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-04-2018, 03:00
Replies: 39
Views: 2,853
Posted By Olorin
Re: Repainting Interior of Cal 2-30

I can recommend Rustoleum's Zinsser Perma White paint.
We have used it on two of our cabins and have had zero mold/mildew where we used to have to scrub weekly.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-04-2018, 02:48
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Olorin
Re: shipyard in NZ-please recommend

We've used Norsand boatyard and intend to do so again this year.
They are in Whangerei.

Home - Norsand Limited (
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-04-2018, 17:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By Olorin
Re: Battery powered 30' sailboat under construction

When we were on a mooring in Whangerei, New Zealand the fellow next to us had an electric powered auxiliary mono sailboat. It was solar powered. He used it to power on and off his mooring and a few...
Forum: Navigation 01-04-2018, 18:22
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Olorin
Passage planning: Sydney to New Zealand

Hello All,

We are in Sydney Australia and will be making passage bound for Whangerei, New Zealand. I expect to go over the top of the North Island and possibly check into Opua.

I know its a bit...
Forum: Our Community 20-03-2018, 16:47
Replies: 55
Views: 7,746
Posted By Olorin
Re: Sinking of Forever catamaran

Good friends owned her as "Zero to Cruising". This is a sad tale.
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-03-2018, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Olorin
Re: SSB M802/AT140 won't tune or transmit.

It turns out that I have to send it to ICOM Australia near Melbourne which is the only facility to service ICOM marine gear in the country.

As a bonus, they will charge me $200 per hour instead...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-03-2018, 20:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Olorin
Re: SSB M802/AT140 won't tune or transmit.

Hello All,

I have received a VSWR Power meter and a dummy load.
I hooked them up and am getting no power out of the transceiver.
I checked the fuses and they are fine.
All connections have been...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-03-2018, 18:10
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Olorin
Re: Prout 50SW

Talk to Stephen Cockcroft, zurisails on this forum or on the Catamaran Guru website. He used to be affiliated with the Prout International group.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 16-03-2018, 18:13
Replies: 35
Views: 4,067
Posted By Olorin
Re: Stack pack or sail cover?

This gets my vote too.
Best of both worlds.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 14-03-2018, 16:52
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Olorin
Re: Sailrite jib kit

Nothing but good words for SailRite's customer support. Its the best we have ever experienced.
We have a Sailrite LSZ1 and have made all the canvas work, cushions, etc on the boat with the exception...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 14-03-2018, 16:34
Replies: 42
Views: 4,247
Posted By Olorin
Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

Hello All,

I have the standard one and then bought the deluxe marine version as well.
I use the monel wire supplied by the manufacturer.
I use them in place of hose clamps and anytime I need to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-03-2018, 23:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Olorin
Re: SSB M802/AT140 won't tune or transmit.

Thanks for the quick replies.
I've ordered a dummy load and a VSWR Power meter which should be delivered tomorrow.
I've got good connectivity from the tuner to the shroud antenna and from the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-03-2018, 00:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Olorin
SSB M802/AT140 won't tune or transmit.

I'm in Sydney Australia right now and we have a problem with our SSB rig.

I've got

an ICOM M802,
an AT 140,
two large Dynaplate grounds,
our port stay as an antenna, and,
a Pactor IV...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 04-03-2018, 17:56
Replies: 69
Views: 11,333
Posted By Olorin
Re: Cost of Catamaran Sailing (Yes AGAIN!)

I've got an Island Spirit 400, which is the 40' version. Easy for one or two people to handle. We've crossed the pacific on her and lived aboard for 5 of the last 7 years.

I do all my own...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-03-2018, 17:17
Replies: 68
Views: 4,492
Posted By Olorin
Re: Proposed human cycle powered watermaker

The 19 amps is running both feed water pumps and produces ~55 liters/hour (16 gals/hour). With one pump running you get Tellie's numbers.

The arrangement the OP talked about didn't include a...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-02-2018, 17:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Olorin
Re: Possible circ. in 2 yrs. I'd like to speak with exp. cruisers at the Miami Boat s

"I haven't really spent much time on destinations yet since I don't know where to find information on seasonal sailing routes. I know that sailing directions for different parts of the world exist,...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-02-2018, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By Olorin
Re: Cat owners that go places-Help me with your experieince

We have twice left my catamaran on a mooring.
Once in the Bahamas for a year with the owner of the mooring getting on board every week, checking things over and starting the engines. The second...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-02-2018, 16:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Olorin
Re: Possible circ. in 2 yrs. I'd like to speak with exp. cruisers at the Miami Boat s

Hi Kenton,
I was in your position in 2008.
I'd sailed since the age of 7 on lakes and rivers in Canada but wanted to cross oceans in a sailing catamaran.
I took a week-long sailing course from...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-01-2018, 16:51
Replies: 157
Views: 11,809
Posted By Olorin
Re: Water maker comps

We have a Spectra Cape Horn, it's simple, gives us 60 liters/13 gallons per hour at 18 amps, and it works well for us. We have 1250 watts of solar and run it about every five days for about five...
Forum: Navigation 21-01-2018, 20:02
Replies: 31
Views: 3,796
Posted By Olorin
Re: Panama Canal Agent Recommendation Needed

We second
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