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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 18-03-2015, 04:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: The price for a whole new rig

Hi Bern74,

I just replaced the running and standing rigging on my 50' ketch. Total price was around $26k, but everything had to be replaced including re-engeneering of parts on which the mast...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 14-02-2015, 16:38
Replies: 20
Views: 4,243
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: 50ft yacht

Hi Oscarb,

I recently bought a 50ft ketch and am looking forward to my sailing adventures. I bought an older boat that needs lots of TLC and system renewal, but it is a very good basic boat...
Forum: Our Community 07-02-2015, 05:08
Replies: 56
Views: 5,475
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Is There Such A Thing As The 'Sophomore Blues' In Cruising?

I typed "do not let the maintenance grind you down" into google translate and it came up with this "ne starent carborundum"

A little like a phrase I used to use a lot "nil barstardum carborundum"...
Forum: Our Community 06-02-2015, 18:11
Replies: 56
Views: 5,475
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Is There Such A Thing As The 'Sophomore Blues' In Cruising?

I haven't reached the sophomore stage yet (mind you I'm Australian so don't even use that word), but I tend to think of enjoying sailing life in terms of an equation. It goes something like this:
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Forum: Our Community 06-02-2015, 17:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Charity Work while Cruising?

Congratulations to all you guys who do try to do some charity work while you are out enjoying the earth (and the sea). I recently purchased a 50' ketch and hope I will be able to do something like...
Forum: Meets & Greets 06-02-2015, 17:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Greetings from Lake Macquarie NSW Aus

Hi also to GoPopp.

I recently bought the Jock Muir 50' ketch moored in Pittwater and will be bringing her back to Brisbane to her new home port around Easter. GoPopp I see your home port is...
Forum: Meets & Greets 06-02-2015, 17:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Greetings from Lake Macquarie NSW Aus

Hi Ourjeep and welcome aboard. I hope you have a great time in you new acquisition. I have recently purchased a Jock Muir ketch, currently moored in Pittwater. I am sure we will have very similar...
Forum: Our Community 04-01-2015, 06:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By OldLessSalty
Talking Re: The Sea Was Calling

Hi Ralph,

I am not sure my 'calling' was as romantic as yours. I grew up in Sydney Australia, and as a child I used to eagerly await the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race each year. I used...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-01-2015, 06:43
Replies: 21
Views: 3,516
Posted By OldLessSalty
Thumbs up Re: Moving aboard Jan 5th

Congrats Dearmstr. I will be following suit down under on my 50 ft ketch very soon. I am looking forward to the live-aboard lifestyle as I am sure you are too.

Good luck and fair seas
Forum: Meets & Greets 14-12-2014, 03:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Another one from Sydney

Sounds like a great plan Arsenalupiga. I'm looking forward to similar adventures. :)
Forum: Meets & Greets 13-12-2014, 00:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Hi from East Coast Australia/New Zealand

Hi Again Freebooter,

Pittwater eh... Small world. The boat I am looking at is moored on Pittwater. If I buy it I'll be down there around christmas. I'm kinda hoping that I will be down there for...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 10-12-2014, 05:35
Replies: 22
Views: 3,195
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Seasickness more likely? Men? Women?

[QUOTE=GordMay;1696205]Robert M Stern, PhD, distinguished professor of psychology at Penn State University, has studied motion sickness for the past 15 years. Stern says that in his research, he...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 10-12-2014, 05:28
Replies: 222
Views: 33,156
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Coffee maker...

Go the Aeropress! Must have good coffee at sea, and good rum in port.... or add port to rum... I forget :)
Forum: Meets & Greets 06-12-2014, 18:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Hi from East Coast Australia/New Zealand

Hey Feebooter, Nice to see you here. I've only registered recently and am just buying my first live-aboard. 50' ketch. Looking forward to lots of sailing :)
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-12-2014, 01:48
Replies: 40
Views: 4,907
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Soul Searching Live Aboard Opinions Requested

Looks like you touched upon a hot topic there Larr. Lots of good advice. I'm in a similar situation. I'm in the process of buying a 50' steel ketch that has done some ocean racing. It is not as old...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 29-11-2014, 17:12
Replies: 80
Views: 17,748
Posted By OldLessSalty
Re: Help - how old of a boat should we buy?

Hi all,

I am in the process of buying a sailboat at present and for me it will be my home. But I'm not buying a boat to muck around in/on. I see it as a lifestyle, that includes all of the aspects...
Forum: Meets & Greets 27-11-2014, 05:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By OldLessSalty
Hello from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Just registered on the site and looking forward to reading lots of interesting chat.
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