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Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 28-03-2018, 04:09
Replies: 96
Views: 8,487
Posted By sea-bee
Re: MOB Man Overboard! Volvo Team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag

Brian Hancock has apologised for the typos in the article, but the content of his criticism here about the race and the boats are accurate and well founded:...
Forum: Navigation 15-03-2018, 19:01
Replies: 30
Views: 3,036
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Surveying Anchorages in Uncharted Waters from the Dinghy

System is quite simple. The Dragonfly Pro displays are little fishfinders with chartplotter supporting a number of different chart cards. Luckily, I paid extra for a Navionics card. What is...
Forum: Navigation 15-03-2018, 03:53
Replies: 30
Views: 3,036
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Surveying Anchorages in Uncharted Waters from the Dinghy

I've just installed a smart little chartplotter in the dinghy. It only has a little 4" screen, but it has a built in wifi hotspot. The Raymarine Dragonfly Pro has Navionics chart card and...
Forum: Destinations 22-02-2018, 01:25
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Brisbane Moring pylons

Lines attach to vertical metal rings attached to piles:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/members/58819-albums5146-picture28588.jpg

Rings are close to water level at high water. Current runs...
Forum: OpenCPN 12-02-2018, 03:47
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By sea-bee
Re: USB GPS Recommendations?

My GPS puck doesn't see satellites when in a protected place. Needs to be in the weather to see the sky.

Chris
Forum: OpenCPN 12-02-2018, 02:46
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By sea-bee
Re: USB GPS Recommendations?

Any suggestions for reducing corrosion in the USB connectors?
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 31-01-2018, 21:02
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Seawind 1000XL Catamaran Yamaha 9.9 to Tohatsu 20 Outboard Upgrade.

I can't comment on the change in performance. I bought the 9.9 with a blown powerhead and never used it. It was bought while building the boat, just to make sure that I was making the enginebox the...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 31-01-2018, 20:58
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Seawind 1000XL Catamaran Yamaha 9.9 to Tohatsu 20 Outboard Upgrade.

I can't comment on the change in performance. I bought the 9.9 with a blown powerhead and never used it. I bought it while building the boat to make sure that I was making the enginebox the right...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 31-01-2018, 18:50
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Seawind 1000XL Catamaran Yamaha 9.9 to Tohatsu 20 Outboard Upgrade.

I have an old Yamaha 9.9 that died. I replaced the powerhead with a new 15 and reconditioned the old leg. Really, it's only the same motor that was originally on the leg. The new models with the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-07-2017, 03:08
Replies: 34
Views: 2,787
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Programs for Ship's Computer

On Windows, SASplanet is a must have
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-07-2017, 02:56
Replies: 73
Views: 6,133
Posted By sea-bee
Re: How to tie a Diamond Knot

Any tips for getting it tight by hand, without the 4x4 and vice options that are offered elsewhere? I've tried a few and find they are difficult to remove all the slack.

Chris
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-06-2017, 00:39
Replies: 46
Views: 3,806
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Solar controller for LifePo4 batteries

These are also totally programmable (you need to buy the USB cable for it, software free download from Victron) and have the ability to turn your anchor light on/off automatically.

Chris
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-05-2017, 02:39
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Outboards

I have 2 Parsuns. One is a 3.6 2 stroke and the other a 15 4 stroke. They have both had a lot of work in the last year, and are both reliable. The biggest problem is parts. I have a good supplier...
Forum: OpenCPN 22-05-2017, 03:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By sea-bee
Re: SASplanet plugin, cache, tiles

Trying to convert captured cache into KAP was so slow on my i5 machine that I just had to give up.

I have captured and stored satellite images when I had internet connection (down to high...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 01-05-2017, 04:04
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Is Crowdy Head, NSW a viable stop?

I don't think Cook is responsible for any of the mentioned names.

Macquarie was not Governor of NSW until 40 years after Cook's trip along the coast, and all these "Mac" features came from his...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-04-2017, 03:28
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Victron BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 75/115 "Load" Terminal Question

The load output can be programmed to operate in response to a large number of different situations.

I have one of my regulators controlling the masthead anchor light. It automatically comes on...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-04-2017, 03:34
Replies: 25
Views: 3,126
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Building an Easy Sarah and need input

Hi Dean

I have this photo of the eye pads in use from one of our first ever sails.
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This was running downwind wing and wing. You can see that we had four sheets on the genoa, with one pair...
Forum: Destinations 19-04-2017, 03:40
Replies: 51
Views: 5,844
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Northern Queensland to Darwin

Cook's journal from 1770 talks a lot about his time repairing the Endeavour in the river that now bears his name. He wrote about the locals coming to visit from the north and walking along the shore...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-04-2017, 02:15
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Jedi hi-tech halyards v2

I am so envious of the beautiful work that is being shown on these threads lately. I have bought a set of fids and have spent hours trying to follow the instructions for a simple eye splice but just...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-04-2017, 03:00
Replies: 144
Views: 15,108
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Croc Infestation

We found a crocodile skeleton (missing its skull) on an offshore island north of Cooktown last year. It was about 2m long. The small island had a tiny mangrove creek that must have provided a...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 15-03-2017, 02:42
Replies: 30
Views: 4,103
Posted By sea-bee
Re: dogs in the whitsunday islands

Dogs, or any domestic pet, are prohibited on all national park islands (most the Whitsundays). We travelled there last year with our Jack Russell who at one stage did not leave the boat for six...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-03-2017, 00:01
Replies: 25
Views: 3,126
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Building an Easy Sarah and need input

After sailing almost 3000 NM in our new boat last year, I'd change a couple of things if I could do it again. Nothing major, but one of the changes we're currently implementing is to have many...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-02-2017, 23:34
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Retractable outboards

Nice line about calendars.

I'm not sure outboards will ever be viable on a mono. On our cat, the motors are mounted between the hulls and well forward, half way forward to the centre of the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 23-01-2017, 02:36
Replies: 81
Views: 6,811
Posted By sea-bee
Re: First Sail on Spinnaker

On our trip back from Qld last month, we tried different arrangements each day looking to be able to carry our little ASSY DDW together with the main. We found that with the tack poled out really...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 28-09-2016, 00:12
Replies: 29
Views: 4,966
Posted By sea-bee
Re: Great Barrier Reef.

The worst of the reported bleaching is further north.

I too, have been enjoying this unseasonal calm for the last few weeks on the reefs between Innisfail and Cairns, and been to many the same...
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