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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-06-2011, 23:18
Replies: 25
Views: 13,803
Posted By SteveA
Re: Rust Suffocation?

Am in the process of a similar refit, with all the interior out of my steel hull boat. Have applied a product called Rust Bullet and so far so good although pricey. Google it. The sales bumph...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-05-2011, 23:41
Replies: 31
Views: 34,784
Posted By SteveA
Re: Show Me Your Radar Arch

Simple and now polished. Old pic, and since then, two solar panels mounted on top plus wind generator. Radar scanner is now half way up the mast which gives more distant radar horizon and keeps those...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-04-2011, 02:22
Replies: 18
Views: 6,043
Posted By SteveA
Re: Knot Question - Spectra Life Lines

Someone suggested that this thread had become over engineered. I think so ! If I was doing this - it would be the splice and hard eye in one end, and a round turn or 2 to get the required tension,...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-04-2011, 02:02
Replies: 36
Views: 4,315
Posted By SteveA
Re: restaurant menus

call a place paradise - and kiss it good bye
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-04-2011, 21:41
Replies: 31
Views: 5,950
Posted By SteveA
Re: Exhaust smell of burnt rubber with Volvo MD22

Cromarty - did you ever get to the bottom of the delightful aroma of burning rubber ?
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 06-04-2011, 21:08
Replies: 4
Views: 5,341
Posted By SteveA
Re: Sailing School in Asia

HHYC runs keel boat competent crew courses. RHKYC also runs courses.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 06-04-2011, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By SteveA
Re: Compass Compensating Magnets

As a matter of interest, my steel boat does not have the compensating balls. I am not sure how much difference this makes, although I know that quite large deviations exist on some headings.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 06-04-2011, 00:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By SteveA
Re: Compass Compensating Magnets

I think the balls you are referring to are known as "kelvins balls" in most the world. They are made from soft iron.

Sestrel went out of biz some years ago. However I managed to get parts for...
Forum: Challenges 30-03-2011, 20:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By SteveA
Re: Heavy Deviation

As a general rule of thumb, 1 metre would be the minimum distance for a magnetic compass to be positioned away from a source of electricity. Your radar, as you say, is probably the source or your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30-03-2011, 02:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,568
Posted By SteveA
Re: Snapped mast - ouch

Someone stencilled "grand surprise" on the coach roof. Was this before or after the stick went "crack" ?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-03-2011, 02:07
Replies: 36
Views: 12,071
Posted By SteveA
Re: Radar vs AIS

Dotdun nailed it. Radar and AIS will be fitted on all commercial ships (if they are following the rules) and some of the others on the water. Of those that have it fitted, how many have it switched...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-03-2011, 01:12
Replies: 31
Views: 5,950
Posted By SteveA
Re: Exhaust smell of burnt rubber with Volvo MD22

Cromarty said that he normally only uses 3000 rpm when he is manouevring. That would suggest for only short periods, which IMHO would not cause a drastic temp increase. He also suggests the water...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-03-2011, 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1,576
Posted By SteveA
Interior Carpenter needed. Philippines / Hong Kong

Am starting to think outside of the box in a restoration project. Can anyone recommend a Philipino carpenter to carry out an entire rebuild of the interior of a blue water cruiser in Hong Kong. Am...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 18-02-2011, 01:14
Replies: 150
Views: 36,146
Posted By SteveA
An anchor is not the item to be constrained by...

An anchor is not the item to be constrained by budget. Save money elsewhere if you have to. Your anchor is more important than your insurence.
Forum: Challenges 17-02-2011, 21:14
Replies: 43
Views: 10,479
Posted By SteveA
And next time you tie up, come in backwards

And next time you tie up, come in backwards
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-02-2011, 23:07
Replies: 25
Views: 25,322
Posted By SteveA
Also, what do anodes, stripping compounds and...

Also, what do anodes, stripping compounds and paint / antifoul etc cost per year; how often sand blast hull and what does that cost? Iím fairly handy but not a tradee - what things could I do myself...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-01-2011, 22:00
Replies: 53
Views: 10,361
Posted By SteveA
In the old days when men had fingers of marlin...

In the old days when men had fingers of marlin spikes and all that guff, ship's lifeboats used to carry fish oil for use with the sea anchor. The fish oil was probably a throw back from the very old...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-01-2011, 00:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,558
Posted By SteveA
PS, mine built for the Antarctic as well. as far...

PS, mine built for the Antarctic as well. as far as I know she never went. Round port holes and increased framing forward presumably for protection against the ice are the main givaways of her...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-01-2011, 00:12
Replies: 14
Views: 2,558
Posted By SteveA
Awesome work - I too have a BR OS 38 and like...

Awesome work - I too have a BR OS 38 and like another CF member, wish I had gutted her when I bought her. Now in the process of trying to achieve "livability" whilst still using the boat. Really...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-01-2011, 23:13
Replies: 195
Views: 20,761
Posted By SteveA
Sorry, for fan, read propellor

Sorry, for fan, read propellor
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-01-2011, 23:00
Replies: 195
Views: 20,761
Posted By SteveA
No I don't think the rules suggest that a sailing...

No I don't think the rules suggest that a sailing vessel cannot use a channel, but if they do then they need to follow the course of it. So if the wind does not allow that, and they have to tack or...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-01-2011, 22:50
Replies: 41
Views: 22,875
Posted By SteveA
This is great. Speach with an old joker valve as...

This is great. Speach with an old joker valve as a prop - noted and will do. Hose up the jxie - noted and will recommend. That should prevent a repeat of what I had to do a few weeks ago -...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-01-2011, 22:40
Replies: 195
Views: 20,761
Posted By SteveA
Surely 9a covers the point about following the...

Surely 9a covers the point about following the course of a channel. Thou shalt keep as near to the outer limit which lies on the stb side. Zig Zagging or sailing / driving obliquely up the channel,...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-01-2011, 21:10
Replies: 195
Views: 20,761
Posted By SteveA
This is a complex subject ! Keep death off the...

This is a complex subject ! Keep death off the roads, drive on the pavement. Do we walk off the pavement or sidewalk into the path of an oncoming car ? Is this how we navigate ?

Is this a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24-01-2011, 22:54
Replies: 38
Views: 5,077
Posted By SteveA
Sailed dinghys as a kid - then on ships for years...

Sailed dinghys as a kid - then on ships for years and years and recently got into cruising yachts - first a Bavaria 38 (time share basis) based in Greece (same idea as maytrix) and now in and around...
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