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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-06-2018, 16:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Are spreaders removed after unstepping a mast?

I recently unshipped my mast but kept the spreaders on. If it's a yard issue re-space in the yard I guess only the yard can answer my question.

I laid my mast with spreaders attached on some...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-06-2016, 17:42
Replies: 56
Views: 15,608
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Crazy Idea? Beneteau 331 to NZ?

If you have:
Excellent planning
Current paper Charts and electronic backup
Required navigation equipment'
Required safety equipment
Good weather window opportunities and importantly TIME to use...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-05-2016, 15:39
Replies: 43
Views: 4,316
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Sailing or shipping a 24-foot from Tasmania to Melbourne?

She's called Cloud Nine, she was the original Columbia 27 that was on display at the 1983 Melbourne Boat show and was the very same Columbia 'cruising helmsman' magazine did their boat review on....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-05-2016, 13:56
Replies: 43
Views: 4,316
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Sailing or shipping a 24-foot from Tasmania to Melbourne?

Agree with Jim,

I recently crossed Bass Strait in December 2015 as a first-time skipper (yay, my first sail across the Strait and I was skipper :-) in a Columbia 27 I purchased from some members...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-04-2016, 17:17
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By CruiserPete
Revitalise interior fibreglass or paint it

Hi all,

My sail boat is 1983 thus, 33yrs old and I'm wondering if I should 'try to revitalise/rejuvenate' the interior fibreglass or paint over it.

I'll post photos later but essentially the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-02-2016, 00:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Best ( or preferred ) location for Bus Bars both +ive & -ive

Thanks, exMaggieDrum and Stu Jackson,

Really good replies, luckily for me the previous owner labelled every (every) wire at the old distribution panel and before the wires 'disappeared' into the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-02-2016, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By CruiserPete
Best ( or preferred ) location for Bus Bars both +ive & -ive

Hi all,

I'm seeking advise on the best possible location for Bus Bars?

I've rebuilt my boats Distribution panel as the old one was showing signs of heavy corrosion (as was the wiring at it)....
Forum: Meets & Greets 26-02-2016, 20:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Wow, it's been 3 years since I posted my hello and plans, so I thought I'd update on my progress.

My initial plans were that after 20+ years of not sailing I wanted to get back into sailing and...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-02-2016, 00:52
Replies: 18
Views: 5,150
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Sea water filling toilet bowl...

I've got a Jabsco Electric head and have never had that problem.
I did however, 'forget' to close the intake seacock but to my relief about an hour later (after rushing back to the marina to check...
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-02-2016, 03:02
Replies: 78
Views: 9,383
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Chartplotter inside or outside

I'll agree with nicholson31 as I also have my chartplotter in the cockpit (outside) as that's where I sail from and need references and my iPad (inside).

I have an iPad with Navionics for use in...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-01-2016, 20:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By CruiserPete
Hello from a new liveaboard under 30ft from Australia :-)

Hi lovely people :-)

Just wanted to say hi on the actual forum as I've introduced myself on the website.
Just purchased my first live aboard yacht and in the process of moving from house (rental...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-12-2014, 00:11
Replies: 2
Views: 5,035
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Living aboard a Farrier 31foot trimaran

Hi Phil and thanks for the reply.

I've emailed Farrier Marine and will see what comes of that.

Thanks for the great information and advice, so I'll certainly take that on board.

I doubt...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-12-2014, 22:00
Replies: 2
Views: 5,035
Posted By CruiserPete
Living aboard a Farrier 31foot trimaran

Hi all,

I'm underway with my plans to live aboard a Farrier (or similar ) 31/32 foot trimaran.
I've been a monohull sailor for many years but these last 20 years I've not sailed, thus I bought...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-08-2014, 03:13
Replies: 65
Views: 11,123
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Smaller Bluewater Cruising Monos

Hey,
I think a lot of people might justify what you should do simply because that's what they would do but this is your adventure and it's of your doing.

Google the ventures of an Albin Vega...
Forum: Meets & Greets 05-08-2014, 03:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hey there From Australia!!

Hey Olaf,

Great to have more Tasmanians


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Forum: Meets & Greets 05-08-2014, 03:11
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hey there From Australia!!

Hey mate,

Hello from Tasmania, Australia. Good to have more Aussies

Cheers, Pete
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2014, 20:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Hey Sue,

Sounds like you and your other half have and importantly are still enjoying the cruising, live aboard lifestyle. Although I'm 50 and starting late I also believe never too late....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2014, 03:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Hey Ben,

Great to meet another Taswegian, wow, you guys copped the brunt of the storms as well.
Cheers, Pete
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2014, 02:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Hi Jim,

I had a strange feeling that I had indeed spelt Matsuyker wrong and I live in Tasmania.
Cheers,
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2014, 01:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CruiserPete
Re: Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Hi Jim and thanks for the hello,

I'm in Devonport Tasmania and yes, last weeks weather was atrocious, Winds in the vicinity of 100kph and gusting to 140kph. Matsika Island just south of Hobart had...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2014, 00:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CruiserPete
Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Hi all,

Thought I'd chip in and say hello.
I've just invested in a Farrier Trailer-able TT680 trimaran as the first step in my live-aboard, possible circumnavigation of the Island I live on and...
Forum: Meets & Greets 30-04-2013, 18:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By CruiserPete
Hi from Tasmania - Australia

Hi all,

I'm from The Australian Island called Tasmania just south of Mainland Australia.

I joined the forum a little while ago but have spent most of my time on the fantastic trailer sailer...
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