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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13-02-2021, 13:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By SVPP
pirate Re: New Dynema Line with Polyester cover Slipping on Winch

You need to take the cover off the winch for the rope to get a grip. If you leave it on it will also be hard to get the winch handle to go into the hole
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-02-2021, 16:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,077
Posted By SVPP
Re: Feedback on a software idea

Like assetDNA from Their Voyage Management System can be used with your mobile phone and I think now even enables you to use barcodes and/or RFID tags on equipment. We used it for...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-01-2021, 23:10
Replies: 32
Views: 3,769
Posted By SVPP
Re: Best smalls seaworthy sailboats on USA second hand market ?

If I were in the US, I would be hunting for a Shannon 28 and getting a second job to pay the diff in price.

But alas, an stuck here in beautiful Australia and am quite spoilt for choice. If you...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-12-2020, 14:07
Replies: 100
Views: 10,727
Posted By SVPP
Re: What does this lever do in my cockpit?

I acknowledge you have acknowledged it is a bilge pump handle. Which is terrific.

I also acknowledge that some feel compelled to turn it into a life lesson for safety at sea.

If you have any...
Forum: Challenges 02-12-2020, 20:57
Replies: 49
Views: 6,532
Posted By SVPP
Re: Paint type for the bilge

There are many reasons for clean painted bilges- like most of those listed above. But most importantly, having a clean bilge is like having clean underpants. Mostly the phenomenen goes unnoticed but...
Forum: Navigation 10-11-2020, 13:22
Replies: 34
Views: 3,655
Posted By SVPP
Re: Most important nav upgrade(s) for old boat

Download the navics app to your phone and I would make sure the steering is solid and fit an autopilot
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-10-2020, 12:12
Replies: 168
Views: 12,084
Posted By SVPP
Re: How old is your boat?

1977 Capa Barren Goose - 43 yrs young
Forum: Challenges 26-10-2020, 12:38
Replies: 49
Views: 6,532
Posted By SVPP
Re: Paint type for the bilge

Me too. Also works inside we lockers
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-09-2020, 14:24
Replies: 34
Views: 5,217
Posted By SVPP
Re: Look to spend $150,000 on a catamaran

My guess is it’s an ex charter boat, but has had one owner before passing it on to you

I couldn’t see Engine details - but may have missed it. Be war of super high hours as confirms charter boat....
Forum: Powered Boats 02-08-2020, 15:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By SVPP
Re: How much grey water tank for 2 day stay


Am guessing you aren’t talking about the gray water discharge as that would be proportional the amount of water you use and that would be like asking, does my arse look fat in this? There is no...
Forum: Our Community 02-06-2020, 16:28
Replies: 172
Views: 10,642
Posted By SVPP
Re: La Vagabonde as celebrities

Funny old world.

I admittedly also used to watch them when they first started out. They came across as poor, young, honest and aesthetic - on a brave adventure.

Now they are the middle class,...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 25-05-2020, 14:41
Replies: 423
Views: 30,974
Posted By SVPP
Re: Induction vs Gas Cooking

Induction is clean but expensive in terms of the infrastructure needed to supply the power.

Gas is efficient but promises a level danger that some find unacceptable. I think it stinks a bit also....
Forum: Dollars & Cents 16-05-2020, 14:00
Replies: 66
Views: 8,264
Posted By SVPP
Re: BoatUS way overpriced, switched to Allstate

I hated paying $6000 a year insurance on our then almost new Catana 42. I knew if there was ever an small issue it wouldn’t be worth claiming due to the excess I would need to contribute and other...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-02-2020, 13:09
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By SVPP
Re: From multihull to monohull?

We had a Catania 42 for about 3 years. The value of that newish boat was about $750k Aud. Although I did most things on it myself, it cost us a bomb in insurance, maint etc etc.

We sold it it to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-02-2020, 12:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By SVPP
Re: Hypalon good for roll up?

I have had the same Achilles hp floor roll up for the past 17 years and it is still looking unreal I use it twice a week and when not rolled up in the forecastle then it sits on the foredeck under a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-02-2020, 13:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By SVPP
Re: Can the Honda EU10 run the Sterling pro charge ultra 50A at full?

I have the 2200 and it is great. Quiet, light enough to move around. Runs my shop vac and microwave whilst charging stuff.
When I looked at it, the 1000 was not big enough except to run a batter...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 08-02-2020, 14:18
Replies: 38
Views: 7,282
Posted By SVPP
Re: TheBoatAPP - Boat Maintenance & Management App

Couldn’t log in again! Am going back to my relegenDNA mobile - which is free to cruisers and works!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-02-2020, 12:45
Replies: 25
Views: 4,649
Posted By SVPP
Re: Batteries died after 28 years of service.

1 bought 8 225Ah 6v lifelines for $350 AUD. They were 4 years old. That was 3 years ago and they are holding up great. If I get another 3 year out of them I will be happy. The way I bought them was...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-02-2020, 12:58
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By SVPP
Re: Aviation headset with M802?

How are you going to hear if someone is trying contacting you, if it is plugged in? A question not a snipe.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 29-01-2020, 15:04
Replies: 44
Views: 7,175
Posted By SVPP
Re: Anchor rope - Nylon vs Polyester

I have 400’ of 10mm short link high quality chain and 300’ of 7/8” nylon.

When I have my chain out and no nylon, I use an12’ 7/8” nylon snubber.

My boat is 37’ long and weights 10t

Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-01-2020, 13:44
Replies: 142
Views: 14,479
Posted By SVPP
Re: What are your worst fear sailing events

Waking up and finding that a child is missing
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-12-2019, 13:25
Replies: 46
Views: 5,673
Posted By SVPP
Re: Buying second-hand steel yacht: What to watch out for?

I wouldn’t buy a steel boat that is 70 years old no matter how good it looks.

If you must, look inside the black and grey water tanks. Bilges around the stern gland. Gussets under the mast. NDT...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-09-2019, 13:03
Replies: 27
Views: 3,469
Posted By SVPP
Re: Why are mainsails not hank on?

That is potentially a really good idea.

The wire running down the mast could be used to resist bending/buckling. Mast tracks suck and this could be a much better way to deploy and retrieve a...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 07-09-2019, 21:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,942
Posted By SVPP
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 31-08-2019, 14:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By SVPP
Re: 28-38ft Sailboat with raised saloon near SF for $15-20k

Maybe a catamaran that still floats but needs work after Irma.if you have a slip you could clean it out and fit it out from Home Depot as a floating home office.
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