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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-06-2021, 13:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By philcun50
Re: Soft shackle that does not accidentally open

I have a trouble opening the shackle so I put a loop of vb cord through the eye. I make my own using a button knot and I make the eye around one thickness of the cord Iím using, first step in the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31-05-2021, 16:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By philcun50
Re: Have I cooked my alternator?

Had better check your charge light. If the lamp is blown the alternator doesn’t get any power to initiate the charge.
The charge light should illuminate when the engine is switched on but not...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-05-2021, 16:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By philcun50
Re: Lifting my engine out with the boom

I have done exactly what you are doing. Just moving the engine. I have a Yanmar 4jh5e that weighs 230kg. On lifting I too had a lot of halyard stretch. When lifting back into place I put a prop of...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-05-2021, 03:49
Replies: 98
Views: 11,558
Posted By philcun50
Re: Tweed Heads, Australia bar

Has been an interesting thread, many good thoughts and practices expressed. I personally donít have sails up for bar crossings because I feel it adds complexity should things begin to go wrong....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-05-2021, 16:13
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By philcun50
Re: Gasket Material For Isolation

Duralac just seems to work.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 26-05-2021, 16:21
Replies: 98
Views: 11,558
Posted By philcun50
Re: Tweed Heads, Australia bar

Thatís the problem with the NSW river ports like Port Macquarie, Yamba, etc, you really canít turn back once you get a good look at it. If tide is running out the last thing you want to be is...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-05-2021, 05:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By philcun50
Re: Tender for 42 ft cruiser

Been to Whitsundays and a bit further a few times. Most yachts have inflatable dinghies. Though there are crocs on the main land down to The Great Sandy Strait (not seen any myself) there isn't many...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-05-2021, 16:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By philcun50
Re: Tender for 42 ft cruiser

A very popular tender here on Lake Macquarie is the Highfield 290. It comes in ultralight 46kg or classic 59kg. PVC or hypalon. We have a Tohatsu 9.8hp 2 stroke and a 5hp. The 5 is light 18kg but...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-05-2021, 15:42
Replies: 40
Views: 6,266
Posted By philcun50
Re: Help I bought a turd of a sailboat

TrentePieds has given very good advice as has Dooglas.
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-04-2021, 16:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By philcun50
Re: VHF antenna on mast

Thatís very innovative. Well done.
The OP didnít state usage and being a trailer yacht your system would be perfect.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 02-03-2021, 15:49
Replies: 96
Views: 9,016
Posted By philcun50
Re: Do you leave your windlass on?

We have a Beneteau OC 45, the windlass only operates when the engine is on, not necessarily running. You got me thinking as all the issues you talk of are very real given the environment the controls...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-02-2021, 11:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By philcun50
Re: Accumulator placement in freshwater system

Shurflo pumps donít need an accumulator as they have a bypass system. We changed out our Jabsco as the wife didnít like how noisy it was when I was showering and she was watching all important TV....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-02-2021, 15:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,525
Posted By philcun50
Re: Thru-hull tip for recent-ish Hanse owners

2016 Beneteau Oceanis 45, after head/holding tank seacock non metallic from new. Forward head seacock seized and replaced. Engine cooling sea water via sail drive seized at same time. Shipwright...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-02-2021, 14:49
Replies: 52
Views: 4,235
Posted By philcun50
Re: run a 1200w water heater with 900w Generat

If you have shore power available why would you want to run your portable generator?
Next scenario, you are away from shore power and want to heat the water from cold. You need a generator of...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31-01-2021, 14:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By philcun50
Re: Reason to keep second alternator?

I believe it's a good idea to have a spare alternator and starter motor. I have these but I don't keep them on board unless I'm going long distance cruising as bearings will Brinell (Google that)....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-01-2021, 16:47
Replies: 84
Views: 8,749
Posted By philcun50
Re: wires burned up with 4 100 watt panels

This is the elephant in the room. You are all diving in at the deep end.
Markcouz is so correct about “cheap nasty junk” and as another said why have fuses at the solar panel end? I’m a retired...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-01-2021, 17:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,686
Posted By philcun50
Re: Balmar Alternator Temperate Protection Settings

I have made 2 posts to this thread. My first talks about the success I had just cable trying to an engine mount, an inline Rule blower just pointing at the alternator with no ducting. It blows the...
Forum: Our Community 17-01-2021, 11:41
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By philcun50
Re: cleaning barnacle "glue" on knot meter paddles

Iíve been using bleach for years but I like the sound of vinegar. Cannerís vinegar sounds like what is called ďdouble vinegarĒ here, also good for getting green mould off sails, biminis and dodgers....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-01-2021, 20:52
Replies: 32
Views: 4,004
Posted By philcun50
Re: What is this heavy copper cable?

I was meaning the balls they put over buildings may attract lightning.
However you have confirmed what the guys told me as said before “lightning let’s us know how puny we are”. Why only 270,000mph?...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-01-2021, 20:24
Replies: 32
Views: 4,004
Posted By philcun50
Re: What is this heavy copper cable?

I just re-read my previous post, terrible. I was asking if anyone that had experienced a lightning strike who had this type of grounding could report on the effectiveness of a small wire to mitigate...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-01-2021, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By philcun50
Re: Icom M506 VHF/AIS Failure

Does sound like you have a cactus VHF. Given that you can transmit which takes the most power and relies on the antenna being good and the microphone. In my working life I maintained the vhf/uhf...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-01-2021, 16:24
Replies: 32
Views: 4,004
Posted By philcun50
Re: What is this heavy copper cable?

I would like to from anybody who has had lightning protection such as this that has been struck by lightning. Did it do any good when after all there is so energy in lightning that it makes me wonder...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-01-2021, 17:47
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By philcun50
B&G radar - loud click

We have B&G broadband radar which I removed from the mast to do some maintenance on the mounting bolts and the cover has been broken presumably by the headsail when tacking.
After removing the cover...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-01-2021, 15:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By philcun50
Re: Why Do I Have Two Jib Fairleads Per Side?

Obvious if there are two tracks on each side thus you need a car on each track. However, handy for quite a few reasons as mentioned by others.
If the cars are pin stop blocks then the second car...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-01-2021, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By philcun50
Re: Jackline keeps spinning round and round

I feel sure you must be using twisted line. I had this problem at our yacht club when I was the flag officer. Someone previously had used twisted line for the halyards on the flag poles. I found they...
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