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Forum: Classifieds Archive 30-09-2011, 09:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By Laidback
Re: Quality Cruising Ketch

Update , Big Smile is now is back in Thailand for a short period (60 miles from Langkawi) for finalizing refurbishment.
Forum: Powered Boats 15-09-2011, 17:50
Replies: 15
Views: 2,492
Posted By Laidback
Re: Moving . . . Will the Boat Be Right ?

PLENTY OF PLACES TO EXPLORE WITHOUT RISKING THE OCEAN
Savannah River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_River)
Forum: Powered Boats 15-09-2011, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,492
Posted By Laidback
Re: Moving . . . Will the Boat Be Right ?

Not ideal for the ocean. Single engine no back up (consider putting a 15 HP O/b on a swing down bracket ,, to get you home)
Ok on the inter-coastal water way.
Forum: Powered Boats 15-09-2011, 16:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,492
Posted By Laidback
Re: Moving. Will the boat be right?

Is this boat a motor or sailboat?
Forum: The Library 12-09-2011, 18:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By Laidback
Re: 'THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA: Inside Their Hidden World' by Jay Bahadur

Reports just in have Pirates in the Gulf of Aden Killing the Skipper of French catamaran - his wife was abducted - and finally released after Forces were able to hunt down the pirates.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-09-2011, 22:13
Replies: 36
Views: 16,189
Posted By Laidback
Re: Malcom Tennant Sailing Cats

Hello Peter,
I understand the info re the rudder design, However, how would that contribute to having a slack fore-stay after after the stay turnbuckle has be screwed down to its minimum length?
...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 04-09-2011, 05:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By Laidback
Re: Quality Cruising Ketch

Kindly refer to the initial post, Wherein serious inquiries are invted:-
"send me a PM with your email address and I will send a 6MB document containing current photographs and a full...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 04-09-2011, 01:06
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By Laidback
Re: Quality Cruising Ketch

Hi, Absolutely spot on
thanks for the good wishes
Forum: Classifieds Archive 03-09-2011, 22:18
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By Laidback
Quality Cruising Ketch

Big Smile is a fine example of professional Dutch yacht building. Designed by Henk Tingen, one of Holland’s renowned naval architects. Henk Tingen also the chief designer for Royal Huisman, the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 03-09-2011, 04:27
Replies: 36
Views: 16,189
Posted By Laidback
Re: Malcom Tennant Sailing Cats

Unfortunately I don't have a Turissimo - I sailed one for a couple of weeks out of Opuah. I spent some time with Malcom deciding on a bigger cat.

Could I suggest that you support the mast with...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-09-2011, 17:46
Replies: 36
Views: 16,189
Posted By Laidback
Re: Malcom Tennant Sailing Cats

From memory the mast should be straight and vertical - that was the reason for asking the condition of the sails -- The main specifically, it may have lost its shape - so that the draft is now far...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-09-2011, 02:18
Replies: 36
Views: 16,189
Posted By Laidback
Re: Malcom Tennant Sailing Cats

Check the Back Stays - too loose
Check Fore stay swage
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-09-2011, 17:40
Replies: 36
Views: 16,189
Posted By Laidback
Re: Malcom Tennant Sailing Cats

What Condition are the sails in ?
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 07-08-2011, 03:19
Replies: 9
Views: 4,561
Posted By Laidback
Re: Down to Langkawi with owner...

Boracay's suggestion is the best answer, I also have a boat in Thailand which I will take to Langkawi (a duty free island) to sell.
I would request your owner to clear the boat out from the Thai...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-08-2011, 17:01
Replies: 19
Views: 27,957
Posted By Laidback
Re: Need Diagram - Perkins 4-107 Fuel Injection Pump

Here is a pdf which has diagrams, could not attach
too big - send me a PM with your Email and I will send you the PDF.
Forum: Cruising News & Events 02-08-2011, 19:55
Replies: 276
Views: 33,606
Posted By Laidback
Re: Common Sense Answer to Pirates

With Respect, The OP (Original Poster) in post #1 on the subject "Common Sense Answer to Pirates" dealt specifically with a protective strategy against Somali Pirates. No more no less. That...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 02-08-2011, 15:44
Replies: 276
Views: 33,606
Posted By Laidback
Re: Common Sense Answer to Pirates

In all probability not possible to wind a person up. Each having their own ideas.
The fact is that the pirates that are active in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and the North West Indian Ocean...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-07-2011, 20:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,896
Posted By Laidback
Re: Engine Pan on Pearson 422

A very simple way -
#1 is to drill a couple of small diameter hole down through the deck so that they are above lifting points on the engine.
#2 Then insert 2 steel cables and attach them to the...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 18-06-2011, 03:43
Replies: 276
Views: 33,606
Posted By Laidback
Re: Common Sense Answer to Pirates

This topic never appears to get any better - 244 posts and we end up with guns and more guns as the most common solution - and yet the topic title "Common Sense Answer to Pirates" fails to provide...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 17-06-2011, 19:48
Replies: 1
Views: 2,659
Posted By Laidback
Re: Sabre 34 prop size?

Hello Mike,
The Hull Speed on the boat is 7.12 knots with clean hull and excellent conditions under sail
The engine produces max torque at 2,021 RPM - and 19 HP.
For best...
Forum: Indian Ocean & Red Sea 14-06-2011, 02:27
Replies: 4
Views: 7,326
Posted By Laidback
Re: South East Monsoon in the Seychelles - Weather

South East Trades are dry Climate and weather in the Seychelles – the best time for an island beach holiday , Seychelles - Expert Africa...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 12-06-2011, 18:17
Replies: 276
Views: 33,606
Posted By Laidback
Re: Common Sense Answer to Pirates

Hi Jon, Good post,
The reason that the pirates are not very active near northern Madagascar and between there and the Seychelles - is primarily because that area is not traversed by the main...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-06-2011, 22:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By Laidback
Re: Surveyor

Another accredited company :-
Nor-Pac Marine Surveyors 1110 Lilly Road, NE Olympia, Washington 98506 800-894-9118-O, 360-239-2048 -Cell, 360-491-1003 -Fax norpacmarine@comcast.net ...
Society of...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 11-06-2011, 21:15
Replies: 276
Views: 33,606
Posted By Laidback
Re: Common Sense Answer to Pirates

Correction;- In that incident ( I personally took the initial report) the pirates opened fire with an AK 47 from a single skiff - The other Skiff involved did not not open fire. The Yacht Mahdi...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-06-2011, 19:15
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By Laidback
Re: Surveyor

Good idea to mention what type of boat :-
EG Power Sail, Wood, Steel, FRP .
Some surveyors have specialized experience - wooden boats need a lot of experience.
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