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Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 12-08-2020, 15:04
Replies: 7
General Info: Cable slap in mast
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Posted By Draughty
Re: Cable slap in mast

Hi,
It seems unlikely to me that your Lagoon mast would not have either an internal extruded channel for wiring or have had PVC conduit fastened internally to run wires through, or some other...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 08-08-2020, 02:30
Replies: 201
Views: 9,972
Posted By Draughty
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 07-08-2020, 03:30
Replies: 201
Views: 9,972
Posted By Draughty
Re: This Is Why People Get It Wrong

Hi all,
"right of way" or "stand on vessel" what's the difference?
The obligation is still to avoid collision.

In reality just as on the road in your car where you get bullied by truck drivers,...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 01-08-2020, 14:20
Replies: 113
Views: 7,041
Posted By Draughty
Re: Considering ditching electronics and navigating the "old" way

Hi all,
I have all the Au 800 series and some 200 series paper charts of the east coast of Oz from Sydney north to the Flinders Islands. I recently went through the exercise (thank Covid for the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 31-07-2020, 23:32
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Draughty
Re: Erratic SOG from Garmin GPSmap78

Tried to edit above but just get little window asking for reason for editing?
Thought after posting above to try disconecting the external antenna and that seems to have worked, on anchor anyway. On...
Forum: Marine Electronics 31-07-2020, 22:59
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Draughty
Erratic SOG from Garmin GPSmap78

Hi all,
I have for years been using SOB nav software on a laptop with the GPS data being fed via serial-USB adaptor from an old Koden KGP-912 GPS navigator.
Part of the Koden screen sort of misted...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-07-2020, 16:00
Replies: 56
Views: 3,974
Posted By Draughty
Re: Island Packet advice?

Hi,
If the OP is concerned enough about speed to be worried about the effect of a bow-thruster I don't think he should be considering Island Packets.

Rgds
Forum: Navigation 03-07-2020, 15:38
Replies: 42
Views: 4,206
Posted By Draughty
Re: Chart plotting software, free or paid for.

Hi Ilenart,
Agree SOB's FB page is a sad case. Email support dodgy too but I think well featured and cheap.
Interested that you say they have stopped development; I've had several updates in the...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 03-07-2020, 02:41
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Draughty
Re: Shore water intake conundrum

Hi Neighbor! I'm sure you'll sort it out on this forum.

Rgds
Forum: Navigation 24-06-2020, 03:38
Replies: 42
Views: 4,206
Posted By Draughty
Re: Chart plotting software, free or paid for.

I've been using SOB/cMap for 10 years; well featured, cheap software.
Why does it virtually never seem to appear in comparison articles online?
Rgds
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-06-2020, 13:39
Replies: 50
Views: 4,850
Posted By Draughty
Re: Getting the main sail to drop into a lazy jack's pack

Hi,
After tinkering around with this issue on my mono (12m, 42 sqm main) I finished up with all (5) full length battens with Rutgerson batt cars and intermediate cars. Works like a charm. The...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-06-2020, 03:31
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Draughty
Re: Slab Reefing Question

Timber-hitch works for me too: whatever you use don't fall for the idea that the reef-line will find the "right" position along the boom when you tension it. If you need to reef you want the foot...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-06-2020, 03:18
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Draughty
Re: Queensland Marina Advice Wanted

I'm pretty sure that would be Modern Marine Electronics: I had good and helpful dealings with them a couple of years ago with a failed Simrad/B&G vane 3 years old which had already been replaced at 3...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-06-2020, 02:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Draughty
Re: Salvaging a Caframo fan with a failed control board

Yeah Caframo fans; great design, pity about the execution.

There's a few marine equipment companies around that reckon design is everything (think Crewsaver; who promote an inflatable...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 07-06-2020, 23:51
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Draughty
Re: Hog rings

Thanks heaps Bill; way beyond helpful.

Rgds
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-06-2020, 23:43
Replies: 28
Views: 1,345
Posted By Draughty
Re: Hats That Don't Deform?

Hi,
Burke have made a good stiff, reinforced wide-brimmed hat for years.
Widely available in OZ; not sure about where you are.

Rgds
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-06-2020, 19:53
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Draughty
Re: Hog rings

Thanks Jim,
I've tried all these variations of internet searches and just draw a blank on SS 3/8th blunt ended hog rings; in retail quantities anyway. I could get a 2.5kg box!
My pliers take a...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-06-2020, 17:23
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Draughty
Re: Hog rings

Thanks Bill; I've sent you a PM
Rgds
Andy.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-06-2020, 15:33
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Draughty
Re: Hog rings

Thanks Bill
Appreciate the offer but if I have to go international I'll go back to UK or to Amazon and get a couple of hundred; almost finished the 50 I got some years ago.
The rings never wear out...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-06-2020, 01:37
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Draughty
Re: Hog rings

Please explain; whats this Gogle.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-06-2020, 00:51
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Draughty
Hog rings

Hi all,
Does anyone know a source for SS hog rings in Australia?
I want 3/8 blunt ended loose rings.
Trying to avoid buying such a paltry item from England as I did some years ago.

Thanks
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-06-2020, 23:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By Draughty
Re: Confused by lack of air filter on Yanmar 4JH5X1

My 30hp diesel came new 6 years ago with a plastic bodied air-cleaner with replaceable element. Given the price of a replacement element (only available from the dealer), and that I had already had...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-06-2020, 23:19
Replies: 63
Views: 5,191
Posted By Draughty
Re: What cordless Vac to use aboard

Try before you buy (I didn't!); many are just about useless.
I bought a good brand name 14v Li cordless recently; wouldn't suck a fly off the wall. Took it back to Bunnings (big Aussie hardware...
Forum: Navigation 28-05-2020, 18:53
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Draughty
Re: Fractional-rigged sloop boat

Hi all,
I can now see that solent stays have been covered well on this forum before, in particular back in 2011-12, a very expansive and quite technical post from RichH. Should be read!

Rgds
Forum: Navigation 28-05-2020, 00:39
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Draughty
Re: Fractional-rigged sloop boat

Hi fxykty,
I only have high school physics so can't claim expertise; it's what I read and it seems logical to me.
I can't see that whether there is a sail set or not, or if the stays are side by...
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