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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-07-2022, 16:26
Replies: 37
Views: 2,055
Posted By MainMan
Re: Reconfigure this mainsheet block/cam cleat

Yes those shackles take a huge load. I too straightened one of those twisted shackles on the traveller rig.
I removed the shackles and used several turns of dyneema. This enabled me to raise the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2022, 18:38
Replies: 88
Views: 10,945
Posted By MainMan
Re: Any NON-U-tubers out there sailing?

Yeah, I didn't understand that either (??)
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 29-01-2022, 15:52
Replies: 44
Views: 3,499
Posted By MainMan
Re: glasses. best solution. how old too old to be a charter captain?

As a licensed Australian Optical Dispenser, I know how important it is to have a regular eye check by a health professional.
It is so important that our health system recognises that there are many...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-08-2021, 19:12
Replies: 67
Views: 5,311
Posted By MainMan
Re: Feasibility of electric oven/microwave

I agree, we sailor's are always playing wot - if. And nearly always providing contingencies because that's what we see other sailor's doing.
I don't believe you need a generator.
I plan to add a...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 26-07-2021, 09:46
Replies: 238
Views: 39,463
Posted By MainMan
Re: My yacht is impounded

WOW Did you see how much they packed on that yacht? I want them to help me next time I'm trying to store my stuff!!!
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-10-2020, 16:51
Replies: 63
Views: 6,680
Posted By MainMan
Re: Night Watch Deadman's Switch?

Try the watch commander
You can see Drake Paragon rave for it on his YT
Sleep well / but maintain your vigilance lol
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 23-03-2020, 21:26
Replies: 176
Views: 22,240
Posted By MainMan
Re: Used catamaran prices, availability during recession or crisis?

I was hoping that a catamaran salesman may actually tell us something about catamarans.
This is such a advertisement for himself without any substance to add to the conversation.
Forum: Our Community 17-02-2020, 02:53
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By MainMan
Treasures of the Bilge at Fremantle Sailing Club

Everyone within a days sail of the Western Australian Fremantle Sailing Club will enjoy the annual Treasures of the Bilge.

Our Marine Environment Committee continues to support events that...
Forum: Oceania - Australiana 28-07-2019, 04:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By MainMan
Re: Brit buying a boat in Oz to take east

Many good intentions but very slim on facts,
As suggested - read the customs and AMSA websites.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 22-07-2019, 15:55
Replies: 89
Views: 8,922
Posted By MainMan
This is looks like how we are going to get into the cat market, affordable, upgrades galore, great breed,...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-06-2019, 19:39
Replies: 100
Views: 12,557
Posted By MainMan
Re: asking price VS realistic price.

Hello Mutant,
have a look at youtube series by Nick O'Reilly at
He has done several earlier vids about buying cats. Remember that they are selling more...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-02-2019, 06:04
Replies: 64
Views: 11,867
Posted By MainMan
Re: What do you think about Uma's new interior layout?

I loved his projects. I used to sub to them until she smashed a wine bottle into the sea, seems some people have a strange way to appreciate their oceans. Ive missed most of their vids for the last...
Forum: Our Community 18-01-2019, 17:54
Replies: 69
Views: 6,573
Posted By MainMan
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-11-2018, 20:12
Replies: 113
Views: 13,303
Posted By MainMan
Re: Where to put gas generator when in use

I too have considered taking along a gene yes the same 1200 that ryobi etc are now selling through box hardware outlets. They are light, cheap, sound proof ish, compact. Then i thought that the extra...
Forum: Our Community 29-10-2018, 16:10
Replies: 84
Views: 8,507
Posted By MainMan
Re: Progressive Lenses on Deck?

OMG so many complaints - as a quaified Optical Dispenser and x business owner -I am guilty (or rewarded) for putting everyone into progressives. Yes I used to design different bifocal and upside down...
Forum: Navigation 29-10-2018, 04:27
Replies: 210
Views: 21,555
Posted By MainMan
Re: Are paper charts as a backup still necessary?

Cramped? Most yachties have moved onto zoomable 12 in colour monitors now a days
But you still need charts - one suggestion if you like electronics is to have (most people choose an alternative nav....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-09-2018, 12:14
Replies: 80
Views: 8,796
Posted By MainMan
Re: The vibe of it

What money can buy - Certainly not happiness 😆
I often recall the saying. . . That you get the same view from my ol Bene that they get from their floating million dollars !
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-09-2018, 19:29
Replies: 128
Views: 16,297
Posted By MainMan
Re: Salt Water Crocs in the Whitsundays

The most dangerous animal in Australia is the Homosapien!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-08-2018, 05:41
Replies: 36
Views: 5,374
Posted By MainMan
Re: Opinions on ex-racing boat

Ka ching ka ching ka ching
If you want a cruiser, get a cruiser
If you want a racer get a racer
You never make money (or get your money back) when you sell, you only ever going to make money when...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-08-2018, 07:11
Replies: 35
Views: 6,007
Posted By MainMan
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 13-08-2018, 17:59
Replies: 78
Views: 18,419
Posted By MainMan
Re: What happens when you hit one of these?

Now in my 50's (yes looking good for my years NOT) I've realised that I am part of the problem. I now aim to reduce the crap I consume, store, dispose. It's shocking to learn from friends that they...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 13-08-2018, 17:39
Replies: 78
Views: 18,419
Posted By MainMan
Re: What happens when you hit one of these?

I understand that it was the western countries that created the first fossil fuel generators + the first creators of plastics - I doubt they understood how much positive benefits they were providing...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 13-08-2018, 08:37
Replies: 78
Views: 18,419
Posted By MainMan
Re: What happens when you hit one of these?

Is easy to blame other countries however the western countries continue to build coal power stations and throw crap into the ocean - heck! How much oil and gas is being spilled with every rigvthat is...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 13-08-2018, 03:55
Replies: 1,545
Views: 544,350
Posted By MainMan
Re: Make Money While Cruising - List

You make it happen. Thats where the opportunity lays.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-06-2018, 16:13
Replies: 325
Views: 25,513
Posted By MainMan
Re: Life Raft Discussion.... Yes or No?

Abandoning a boat usually becomes necessary within seconds not minutes!
A life raft provides more than a float and is built to keep you upright and out of the elements
IF you could untie the dinghy...
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