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Forum: General Sailing Forum Yesterday, 15:49
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Shipping Boat...?

Yesterday I watched a boat with Yatch Transport written on the side sail into Moreton bay with 13 masts sticking up over the top of a very odd looking boat, about 1/2 the size of a container ship. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-01-2019, 19:28
Replies: 74
Views: 2,371
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Pressure water - overrated?

I'm converting manual to electric pump. I was quite happy with manual but ZERO chance for my wife.

I bought the small pump, 11lt/minute, still sounds like to much. And at 50psi, sounds like leaks...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 18-01-2019, 19:13
Replies: 257
Views: 6,137
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Climate Change - what to expect for cruising life

My answer to the original question.

Following the earths natural temperature cycle the earth has in the last 800,000 years regularily been more than + 4 to - 6 from where we are now in the...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 18-01-2019, 10:34
Replies: 257
Views: 6,137
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Climate Change - what to expect for cruising life

^^^ This I think is close.

Climate change always has been, good or bad, we have to adapt but I think we have lots of time.

The greatest evidence for me and I think largely undisputed, is the...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 18-01-2019, 10:13
Replies: 257
Views: 6,137
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Climate Change - what to expect for cruising life

I don't think anyone is suggesting climate change has caused the water levels anywhere in the world to have risen by a foot in the last 12 months. There must be some other cause for this rapid change.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-01-2019, 01:39
Replies: 42
Views: 2,589
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Broker and owner withhold information.

Rust is the poor man's loctite...... love it.


....................



Out of interest, is there a wrecking yard for all these written off boats ? Would love some front windows off a seawind...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-01-2019, 01:37
Replies: 42
Views: 2,589
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Broker and owner withhold information.

Rust is the poor man's loctite...... ������ love it.

Out of interest, is there a wrecking yard for all these written off boats ? Would love some front windows off a seawind 1260 and maybe an...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17-01-2019, 18:39
Replies: 4,258
Views: 676,907
Posted By Dave_S
Re: The New Joke Thread

I remember getting into a great deal of trouble for hosing off a child with a particularly nasty nappy, I can't imagine the pain if I was caught washing one inside out.
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-01-2019, 15:46
Replies: 30
Views: 3,012
Posted By Dave_S
Re: I humbly apologized to B&G for buying their products.

I bought all B&G and when I purchased it I asked in writing (email) if warranty is covered around Australia and the South Pacific and I was sent a return email confirming that it was.

The dealer...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-01-2019, 00:22
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Dave_S
F50 racing, foiling catamaran - warning, tech geek stuff

It's a walk through of the controls of an F50 racing cat. Interesting stuff.

https://youtu.be/r5Eg27W8tWc
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-01-2019, 22:50
Replies: 57
Views: 2,215
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Solar Hot Water System

Why do you need a pump to circulate the water ?

If you have the storage higher than the heating panel the coldest water will sink to the bottom back into the heating panel where it gets heated and...
Forum: Navigation 16-01-2019, 21:46
Replies: 85
Views: 4,122
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Magnetic Pole Shift causing Armageddon!

There had better be zombies, I'm not leaving without zombies.
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-01-2019, 16:19
Replies: 42
Views: 2,297
Posted By Dave_S
Re: REEFS, & THE LIKE CRASH AVOIDANCE, DETECTION!!

I have spent a fair amount of time researching this. This is what I plan.

This is my solution.... https://www.navionics.com.au/sonarchart-live Hop in the tender and go and map the anchorage or...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 16-01-2019, 00:27
Replies: 212
Views: 15,638
Posted By Dave_S
Re: 12 volt watermakers, which one?

Looking for some advice on DIY watermakers OR off the shelf (I am going to have problems with off the shelf prices)

I just started looking at water maker options. One option was to DIY. I want to...
Forum: Navigation 15-01-2019, 23:38
Replies: 85
Views: 4,122
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Magnetic Pole Shift causing Armageddon!

I tried driving on the wrong side of the road in Miami, nearly took out a cop car in shopping center, I had to promise them if they would show me the way to the airport I promise I won't come back 🤣...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15-01-2019, 16:18
Replies: 4,258
Views: 676,907
Posted By Dave_S
Re: The New Joke Thread

If only.......
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-01-2019, 14:44
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Crewing in Pro Races

I don't think "some" commitment will get you there.

The top end of the sport costs a lot of money and sponsors want results and media attention. They will be seeking the best players.

Some...
Forum: Navigation 15-01-2019, 14:34
Replies: 85
Views: 4,122
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Magnetic Pole Shift causing Armageddon!

It's about time we returned to natural order with Australia on top.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-01-2019, 22:53
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Outhouse-Style Head?

alfresco anyone ?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 13-01-2019, 15:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Bigger perforamce cruise cats that can be sailed short handed?

My boat has manual winches, raising and reefing the main is done at the mast......Not ideal, in fact it's a pain and I plan to change it.

I also sail regularily on a slightly smaller boat which...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-01-2019, 14:15
Replies: 30
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Lighting strike on an all electric boat????

I was given advice to drop the anchor into the water if lightning was around. I was thinking with the anchor locker at the base of the mast it would be a simple job to connect the mast to the chain...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13-01-2019, 02:06
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Polymeric Standing Rigging and Lightening Strikes

Does that mean it is unlikely to damage synthetic rigging ?
Forum: Our Community 12-01-2019, 15:00
Replies: 299
Views: 72,137
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Who are your favourite boat bloggers / vloggers?

I must admit I'm getting a bit tired of them. Still watch sometimes but not so much now.

Delos did a trip to Iceland in the last one which was interesting and i like Nahoa, they have a simlar...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-01-2019, 21:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By Dave_S
Re: Cat to Mono for a bit more pace, but not to much listing underway?

The beauty of a watermaker is you only need carry 200lt + 30kg water maker, just saved 470kgs.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-01-2019, 15:48
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Dave_S
Re: tell tales

Love them, you can see the sail working (or not) and what changes to make. Although I notice that I naturally tune into the wind and the sound of the water exiting the back of the boat to gauge the...
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