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  1. catsketcher
    Hello Jim. Do you have any thoughts on using a swivel on the Manson supreme? I heard that you had a theory on swivels. Cheers Phil
  2. catsketcher
    Hello Jim,

    I am pretty sure I saw you heading up river to load some coal, or something else up the Hunter River on Saturday. I was skiff sailing. I am still keen on going to Tasmania in late November early December. I was hoping to get more input from you if I may.

    - Do you carry many paper charts? I have almost none of south of Sydney. I always go north. I think I will need about 8 or so.
    - Do you use Open CPN? I can buy some electronic or scanned charts. Do you prefer one or the other?
    If you are around for a while and need a hand to get something. Give me a call and I can run you around in the car after work. I would offer you dinner when you get to the lake but it is still pretty shallow here.


    Phil Thompson
  3. Mikado
    Sorry Jim, I ran out of space regarding my raw water to exhaust manifold question.

    Should the petcock on top of the anti-siphon u shaped pipe be normally open or normally closed? Thanks, Jeff
  4. pacific_voyager
    Hi Jim and Ann,
    I have been looking for you on Marine Traffic but have not seen a position since May. Kathy and I were wondering where you are and how you are doing? Please contact us here or at jeff at kp44 dot org.
    Jeff & Kathy
    s/v Beatrix
    Currently in Lake Macquarie NSW
  5. dexport
    I see that you have a Sayer. I'm looking at buying one of his boats and wanted some input.

    I believe its a very strong and fast boat and pretty easy to sail solo. Its obviously very spartan inside, more of a racing build-out. Do you think the sailing ability would be much affected if I was to make some additions to the interior? For example I'd replace the pipe cots in the aft quarters with real berths, maybe pressure water, more batteries and solar.
    I'd add a Hydrovane to the stern for steering and to have rudder redundancy, make the dodger/bimini a bit more protective and sheltered.

    Whats your experience with the sailing ability? Is this boat something you can set the sails conservatively on and leave for a few hours? Does she slam much in heavy seas? Have you every had any issues with the rudder?

    Any info you could give me would be much appreciated


  6. Rebar_Caruso
    did you make it up this way? We're at East Coast Marina in Manly Hbr -
    "G'Day Rebar, and welcome to the CF madhouse. Wonder where you are living aboard in the Brissie area? We'll be back up that way in the fall or early winter... maybe cross wakes somewhere.


    Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II northbound again, lying Byron Bay NSW for the night, then onward."
  7. svseachange

    Hope to meet you somewhere along the East Australian coast for a coffee. Could learn a lot from you.

    Our current boat name is "Rainbow Runner", 43' white steel centre cockpit. Two adults, a seven year old boy and occasionally grown children.

  8. mebccb
    Hi Jim

    I appreciate your comment.
    "Mr TN often posts unsupported comments like this. I've tried to argue with him, and I'm glad to see another who is willing to try."
    This experience would lead me towards to just PM a member with relevant info rather than pit up with nonsense like that of TN. Of course that's not really the point in having a forum. I'm not even that inclined to give my two cents worth very often. When members practice such poor decorum it degrades the quality of the forum, and it seems it only takes a few to do that. In a different social environment TN would be sidelined very quickly, I wonder why it should be different on a forum.

  9. double u
    discovered an old thread where you mention your auxiliary-rudder windvane-selfsteerer: what brand is it?
  10. banyandah
    Howdy Jim and Ann
    I think our paths crossed down around Sydney, sorry to have missed sharing an anchorage with you. But we're north at Camden Haven and heading further up in a few days time. Look, we'll be wintering at our shack on the Richmond, so if you get up that way, send us a message capjack2j at gmail dot com

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  • About Jim Cate
    Vessel Make/ model
    Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
    Vessel Name
    s/v Insatiable II
    cruising SW Pacific
    Physicist, long retired
    boat bum
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    Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once more


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