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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-06-2021, 14:27
Replies: 63
Views: 3,524
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Re: Hats off to the moderators...

I am very thankful for this resource tho I don't understand how to utilize it very well. Great job moderators. Many thanks
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 20-05-2021, 16:08
Replies: 94
Views: 5,348
Posted By philiosophy
Re: When do you think the borders will be open? (let alone back to normal)

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!Thank you for all the information and perspectives. I am happily Stuck in one of the safest places in the world Derwent River Tasmania. In one year from now my 3 years in Australia...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 19-05-2021, 10:29
Replies: 94
Views: 5,348
Posted By philiosophy
Re: When do you think the borders will be open? (let alone back to normal)

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT DISCUSSION ESPECIALLY TO EVERY BOAT AND EVERY CAPTAIN STUCK SOMEWHERE WAITING TO START WORLD CRUISING AGAIN!!!!!
I wish this discussion was part of every forum. I wonder...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 27-04-2021, 18:28
Replies: 42
Views: 4,024
Posted By philiosophy
Re: They're back - Rebel Heart

Parent Bashing, Judgemental thinking....All this is silly. In the end Mother Nature doesn't give a whit about any of that. When you are getting ready for a crossing, especially one of that magnitude...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 26-04-2021, 15:01
Replies: 42
Views: 4,024
Posted By philiosophy
Re: They're back - Rebel Heart

I was there and knew many people who were getting ready to make the same crossing. The were a lovely and very social family. It struck me as odd tho, while other Captains were working long hours...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 15-02-2021, 08:13
Replies: 209
Views: 11,902
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Stick to COLREGS or keep out of my way ?

I am a retired Master. The biggest problem I had was pleasure boats not having their VHF on so I could talk to them
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 25-01-2021, 13:53
Replies: 22
Views: 2,600
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Information on current situation in Thailand, Phuket

Its hard to know what to say tho the western world US, Europe etc is full of people wanting to do what they want when they want despite this pandemic. Of course thats why its still not under control....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-01-2021, 19:39
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By philiosophy
Electronics, Starting from Scratch

So, I have been cruising steadily for eleven years.My 1980 Southern Cross 39 is due for a refit. That refit is going to include all new electronics. Everything. Open CPN with the Google Earth...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-01-2021, 19:12
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By philiosophy
Electronics, Starting from Scratch

So, I have been cruising steadily for eleven years.My 1980 Southern Cross 39 is due for a refit. That refit is going to include all new electronics. Everything. Open CPN with the Google Earth...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-01-2021, 14:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,112
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Solar panels - 12V - Renogy

All this talk of replacing Golf Cart Batteries every year has me confused. I am no expert but I am getting about 5 years out of my Trojon T 105s. I am by the way living on the hook always for the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-12-2020, 14:53
Replies: 100
Views: 7,976
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Is an electric windlass a necessity when living on the hook solo?

Buy a good Anchor Windlass. You will never regret it. Do not however buy a Quick. Total junk. Very poor and slow warranty response.

Of course its going to make your life easier. Pretty darn...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-12-2020, 14:28
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Folding (not feathering) props for a (multihull) sailboat

Interesting, I have a Gori three blade that has Over 5000 hours on it. 3500 of them by me. I haul out usuall every other year. I seldom put the little zinc anode and all I have ever done is change...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 05-12-2020, 14:23
Replies: 45
Views: 4,768
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Health risks of cooking with gas

I am seeing a number of yachts here in Tasmania drinking the Coolaid of all electric boat. Safety health, blah blah blah. Both thought they were super efficient and with modern Solar, AGM batteries...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-10-2020, 00:02
Replies: 128
Views: 16,627
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Heaving-to myths.

I have a Southern Cross 39. Definately not a Full Keeled boat. It seems to me there are a lot of people/cruiser's whom are big believers in fancy Apps like Predict Wind and love the idea of Para...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-08-2020, 13:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Average solar panel output while cruising?

I think Barnikle is right. Most cruising boats need as much or in the case of mono hulls... more than you can easily fit aboard. Windage potential for heavy weather damage. Ai try to get as near to...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 21-08-2020, 18:27
Replies: 84
Views: 6,037
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Fiji to Bundaberg September

John Hembrow of "THE GO WEST RALLY" is gathering names of Yachties who are stuck in Australia due to Covid. Trying to get the Immi department to be a bit more generous in this hard time. I think this...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 21-08-2020, 18:20
Replies: 105
Views: 9,056
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Binoculars - with or without built-in compass

Go ahead and buy the ones with the compass. Lots of ways to utilize and learn a bit of actual seamanship. Set yourself ahead of the rest.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 21-08-2020, 10:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By philiosophy
Re: FIBERGLASS water tanks: Flow coat or bladder

Sure glad to see somebody bring this up. I will be hauling out in the next few months. I have the same problem with the aft tank on my Southern Cross 39. I don't know if I could get a bladder in...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 15-08-2020, 16:05
Replies: 84
Views: 6,037
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Fiji to Bundaberg September

The Immi Lawyer thing is I think going to be expensive. A year ago I did hire a lawyer for a consult on how to make sure I did everything possible to get a one year visa. He suggested pictures of my...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 10-08-2020, 12:36
Replies: 255
Views: 23,144
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Does anyone ever choose to weather storms offshore anymore?

First of all generalizing does little good as each circumstance must be considered on its own. There is no replacement for good seamanship and common sense.
That said in my opinion this conversation...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-07-2020, 15:24
Replies: 88
Views: 6,771
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Is it the Actual Sailing or the Adventure and Possibility?

The Cruising life is like living in a sort of Time Machine. The kind that slows things down. The groovy way of putting it is "Living in the moment". You are moving slow and simply are forced to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-07-2020, 09:02
Replies: 88
Views: 6,771
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Is it the Actual Sailing or the Adventure and Possibility?

For me its all about enjoying the people and cultures of countries. Sailing is the least of it. I like to stay as long as I can in most countries depending on their particular visa process. 11 years...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-06-2020, 12:02
Replies: 135
Views: 13,906
Posted By philiosophy
Re: Dinghy Dock Etiquette

The antique for tieing your dingy at a dingy dock or jetty as they call it in New Zealand and Australia is motor down and long painter. Period. Only ******** do otherwise. There is frequently one at...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-06-2020, 10:14
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By philiosophy
Re: What cordless Vac to use aboard

I generally agree about battery powered tools versus electric. Just run the inverter. That said I bought a Black and Decker Lithium two years ago and it works great.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-06-2020, 15:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By philiosophy
Re: 110v equipment on Euro 220v shorepower?

You just buy a drop down Converter. I purchased one in Australia recently 5000 watts for just over 3oo.oo au
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