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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-01-2021, 18:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Bahamian Covid

You would have to think that there is very little testing, voluntary or not, in the Bahamas.They just do not have the resources to carry out mass testing. I would suggest staying mostly on your boat...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-12-2020, 18:58
Replies: 275
Views: 43,534
Posted By Alistair242
Re: New Seawind Model - Announcement July 10

Yes, much better to be open and airy as opposed to closed in, dark and damp. If ones boat feels like a goldfish bowl then I would suggest that you are too close to other boats/people and that...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 19-12-2020, 16:51
Replies: 1,011
Views: 44,066
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

When the virus outbreak first happened and those in the know realised that it was going to be a global issue, the Australian government released a statement suggesting that all Australians who wished...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 18-12-2020, 19:03
Replies: 1,011
Views: 44,066
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

Which vaccine will be untested? Most of us have taken many vaccines over our lifetimes. Surely these will be no different in terms of safety when made available?
The worlds most qualified people are...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 13-12-2020, 16:19
Replies: 71
Views: 9,403
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Shark attack St Martin..

These are the facts. You can minimise risk by taking a few precautions but the risk is always there, like crossing the street.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-11-2020, 16:29
Replies: 114
Views: 31,111
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Considering new Seawind 1260

Yes, maybe. Make it a 1290?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-11-2020, 18:14
Replies: 114
Views: 31,111
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Considering new Seawind 1260

I imagine that putting reverse bows on the 1260 will do the following. Make it look a little more sexy, push the crossbeam aft about a foot and reduce headsail area. I’ll take mine as is thank you.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-11-2020, 18:21
Replies: 125
Views: 10,314
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Lightning Protection for Electronics

Did it defuse it? Are they not supposed to divert the lightening away from the mast?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-10-2020, 19:02
Replies: 114
Views: 31,111
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Considering new Seawind 1260

Where are you shipping from and to and how long does it take? Also, do you have to drop the rig?
Cheers
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-10-2020, 21:10
Replies: 273
Views: 32,765
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Beneteau rebuild turning into a nightmare

They have a lot of work to do and she will be a nice boat when they are done. Most likely there was some delamination or damage from the grounding around the keel bolts. Back in the 80s I worked for...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 19-10-2020, 03:18
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

Performance is relative. All of those 15s will push that dinghy loaded pretty well. The 2 strokes are lighter and cheaper but not sold in many places these days. At some point in the not too distant...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 19-10-2020, 00:41
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

Yes. I prefer a 15HP for the CL340. The 2 stroke Suzuki 15 is 33kgs but if given a choice I don’t mind a little extra weight to go to the 4 stroke, especially with EFI.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 17-10-2020, 14:56
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

Once again they are not EFI. Getting rid of the carburettor is a bonus for me.

I like the look of these

https://www.suzukimarine.com.au/outboards/portables/product/df15a
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 17-10-2020, 03:24
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

Is the 9.8 a 2 stroke?
I see that Tohatsu have a 2 and 4 stroke 9.8. Guessing the 9.8 is physically smaller and lighter than the 9.9/15/20.
Is it the same dimensions as the 6hp?
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 16-10-2020, 05:02
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

With the Suzukis, and others I think, the 9.9, 15 and 20 are all the same size and weight. The two smaller ones are just governed down.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 16-10-2020, 04:59
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

You can still get the Yamaha’s in the Bahamas at very good prices. 2 or 4 stroke.
I actually think I am going to go with the Suzuki DF15A. Four stroke EFI.
It’s light for a four stroke and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-10-2020, 19:11
Replies: 37
Views: 3,433
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Code 0 type sails staying hoisted for days

I cannot find the brand name but its actually a very light sticky-back Dacron similar to sail repair tape. As said, it has to be replaced often but does the job.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-10-2020, 14:47
Replies: 37
Views: 3,433
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Code 0 type sails staying hoisted for days

You can get pretty good stick on UV protection that is much lighter than sunbrella. It needs to be changed every year or so but offers good protection from UV and is inexpensive. Works great on...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2020, 05:33
Replies: 59
Views: 4,930
Posted By Alistair242
Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke outboard

Suzuki, and lighter than most 4 stroke 15HPs with carburettors.

https://www.suzukimarine.com.au/outboards/portables/product/df15a
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2020, 04:30
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

The 4 stroke is the responsible choice and before this thread I was definitely thinking this was the way to go.
Now torn once more.
Thanks to all!
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2020, 04:07
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

Cheers. I will look for one.
Iíve done quite a bit of time with smaller Yamahaís in the Caribbean.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2020, 02:06
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

Iím leaning that way.
It will push a Highfield CL340.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2020, 01:53
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Which Outboard For Tender

The Suzuki is 33kgs and the Honda is 47kgs
I will rig a geared crane/lift.

No mixing, less noise and better fuel consumption for the Honda. Also less emissions. More expensive.
Lighter weight...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 03-10-2020, 22:43
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Alistair242
Which Outboard For Tender

Honda 15BF (4 stroke)
Or
Suzuki 15DTA (2 stroke)

Both new.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 29-09-2020, 23:59
Replies: 27
Views: 2,372
Posted By Alistair242
Re: Question? Purchase a boat now and pay-off or save for 6 years and buy?

6 years is a long time. Who know where the world will be then.

Go small, go simple, go now.
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