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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 09-02-2021, 00:51
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Yeah, after talking to the sail maker and showing him the photos, he agrees with you all. It appears the sail is stretched beyond help. Iíll try a few more things but it looks like Iíll be revamping...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 08-02-2021, 17:32
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Sail too long in the luff

The battens are pretty stiff. I think the photos are exaggerating the flatness of the leech. I was also experiment with a few things so the shape could be as a result of that. As you can see, Iíve...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 08-02-2021, 17:20
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Ok, so this is what I think might be happening. (Sensible corrections or discussion may follow)
The sail is too long in the luff as it appears the factory Seawind 1000 XL has a lower boom. The sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-02-2021, 22:21
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Here are some photos of the sail with a Cunningham on the first reef point. There are some vertical crinkles Iím not happy about.
Still looks too flat towards the leech to me.
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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 29-01-2021, 16:46
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Yeah, tried all those. Hauling up on the top lift helped a bit of shape. The sail is definitely all the way to the top.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-01-2021, 14:35
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Thanks for the input. A few things to try. Iíll get some photos next tim I sail and post.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-01-2021, 23:00
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Yeah I will consult with the local sailmaker. Iím sure a fixing point on the leech might help.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-01-2021, 22:59
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Sail too long in the luff

Agreed, but I donít have the money for a new sail.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-01-2021, 16:41
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ssas5342
Sail too long in the luff

I have a sail off a Seawind 1000xl on my Seawind 1000 (extended to an XL) The sail is too long in the luff as the boom on the factory xl is a little lower on the mast.
Iíve attached the sail on what...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-10-2020, 14:19
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Holiday on Cocos Islands anyone in WA?

Iíve seen this on another forum. Itís not for sale, he just wants someone to do maintenance.
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 21-09-2020, 15:25
Replies: 17
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Best drone for sailboats? (solo sailing and under $2k budget)

I have a mavic mini with floats. It can land on water, takes great shots and is inexpensive. Granted it does suffer if the wind is strong but I just donít fly it then. Being cheaper I suffer less if...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-09-2020, 20:09
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: ST50 wind showing boat speed

Checked all the wiring and it all seems correct. Kind of unusual that it would read boat speed at all. I know it communicates with the boat speed instrument to calculate apparent wind, but why would...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-09-2020, 01:32
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Ssas5342
ST50 wind showing boat speed

I recently fixed my ST 50 Wind transducer. It wasnít reading wind direction properly but now is. Only problem is now that I have reinstalled the instrument it is reading boat speed not wind speed....
Forum: Oceania - Australiana 08-09-2020, 14:54
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Ssas5342
Marine insurance and lightning strikes

I noted, after renewing my insurance with Topsail, that they no longer cover for lightning strikes. Are other insurers going this way or is it just Topsail. They are cheaper and very easy to deal...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-08-2020, 15:04
Replies: 41
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Strange Brown Splodges That Appeared Overnight

Fruit bat. Or as we call them in Oz, flying fox. Maybe.
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-08-2020, 00:30
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Ssas5342
RAYMARINE ST50 Wind Transducer Repair

After having problems with my ST50 wind giving me trouble I did the diagnostic tests found on the Raymarine forum, via this forum, and found the transducer was faulty. Attached is a video of how I...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-08-2020, 15:47
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Rust in metal outboard tank

Ball bearings, nuts, bolts, anything that will knock the rust off. Chuck a bit of diesel in and shake the bejeezers out of it. Pour it all out and rinse with diesel again.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 10-06-2020, 15:50
Replies: 76
Views: 5,610
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Mineral content of desalinated water

My RO unit give a TDS reading of around 200-250 ppm, sometimes less depending on where I am. RO removes all minerals and therefore will have health effects if you drink nothing but demineralised...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-06-2020, 16:05
Replies: 40
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Heavy tide swing, bridle coming backwards between the hulls.

I had a similar problem on a mooring in a bay. No wind, slight tide current in close to the beach. The large mooring buoy kept bashing inside the hulls. No matter what Iíd did, including try to turn...
Forum: Our Community 02-06-2020, 16:04
Replies: 172
Views: 10,740
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: La Vagabonde as celebrities

They are just doing a job. Just because they have a job they love doesnít mean they arenít working. Just because your idea of a job is different, or you donít love doing it, doesnít mean they...
Forum: Marine Electronics 28-05-2020, 21:12
Replies: 28
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Autohelm ST50 Wind Instrument ??

Thanks Cap, but Iím in Australia. Iíll do some testing and see what I come up with.
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-05-2020, 15:51
Replies: 28
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Autohelm ST50 Wind Instrument ??

RodrigoDC, I have exactly the same problem with my ST50. Same symptoms as yours. I have replaced the transducer with a new one, replaced the display unit with a second hand one from a friend that was...
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-04-2020, 16:09
Replies: 28
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Autohelm ST50 Wind Instrument ??

Hold down the Cal button for two seconds then use the arrows to adjust the wind direction. When itís in the correct position, hold the cal button for two seconds to store the change.
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-03-2020, 14:39
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Raymarine ST60 Wind question?

I have the same problem with my ST50 except it does display wind speed, although not accurately. Iíd be interested in the replies to your questions. I have asked Raymarine the same so when I get a...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-03-2020, 20:59
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Ssas5342
Re: Watermaker HP pump restart

Iíve used hydraulic hoses and fittings on my spectra system. The hp pump was u/s so Iíve substituted it with a pressure washer pump for testing. Hydraulic hoses are cheap and you should be able to...
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