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Forum: Cruising News & Events 15-12-2016, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 6,161
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Australian Sailor Missing Boat Adrift Malaysia

just goes to show, never believe everything thing you read in papers
here is the full and correct story.
left Miri on Thursday 8/12 and sailed towards SW with NE winds of 10-15 knots and reasonable...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-11-2016, 19:00
Replies: 65
Views: 7,369
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: AIS shows many long distance targets

AIS use channels 81 and 82 (I think) of the VHF system, which are not allowed to be received by normal VHF radios, but certainly are where repeaters are involved.
I used to volunteer with the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-06-2016, 15:13
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: freight forwarding advice (Malaysia)

I agree with most of the suggestions made so far, just want to emphasize a point. When shipping from outside Malaysia, do not use any carrier that is mainland based, because of the likelyhood of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-04-2016, 18:10
Replies: 68
Views: 11,532
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Too big to singlehand??

Have met an English couple sailing in a 25 ft sloop, she is about 5'9", but he is like you 6'5" and the sailed they boat from England all the way to SE Asia, I don't think either of them can stand up...
Forum: Navigation 17-02-2016, 16:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Airlie Beach QLD to Fiji and Pacific islandss

Your trip will be a very interesting one at this time of the year, April/May heading off, the SE winds should have established themselves from that direction, but not yet at full strength. I would...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-12-2015, 15:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,669
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Hull painting with "extras"

Have you tried the local advertising shops, had mine done in Langkawi, no trouble at all
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-11-2015, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 5,652
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Trying to get started as liveaboard after divorce

hi there, sounds like a repeat of my story..... separated from wife and bought boat, first got a friend to help sail the boat to my home port.... did some repairs that where needed, then left and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-07-2015, 16:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: European power - 32A from two 16A outlets

Hello Steve,
from the description of the problem a would assume that the feed from a main board at the marina would be 3Phase 360/400V in a Y (star) configuration, and then 1 phase taken at each...
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-06-2015, 21:33
Replies: 25
Views: 4,431
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Navigation Options For Offshore Cruising

hi Burge

the cheapest way I have found is to download OpenCPN and CM93 charts to a laptop. OpenCPN is free but have heard that the charts are hard to get now. Check with other yachties in marina,...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 31-12-2014, 19:13
Replies: 27
Views: 6,441
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Amateur Radio License - needed?

Don't know the USA regulations on radio usage, but in Australia and I believe New Zealand, you require a Certificate of Proficiency to operate any type radio, and if using HF/SSB, whether marine or...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-12-2014, 17:09
Replies: 9
Views: 5,203
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: How to mount depth transducer on steel hull

My transducer is mounted through hull aprox 1/3 of hull length from bow and 1m below water line (I draw 1.8m) with a wedge shaped fibreglass block facing forwards. Works well.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-12-2014, 17:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Adding a 3rd battery to the bank

the important part of adding batteries to existing banks, is that they MUST be equalized, all batteries must beat same specific gravity and cell plate condition, otherwise they will only perform as...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-11-2014, 18:42
Replies: 47
Views: 11,925
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: World Cruising with Hunter 23

Go for it...... check out this link Tinkerbelle, by Robert Manry : from Cleveland Memory (https://www.clevelandmemory.org/ebooks/tinkerbelle/).... if nothing else it is a great read
Also Tom Thumb...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-09-2014, 16:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Marine HF apparatus license in Australia

I was a radio operator with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard for ten years and unless the rules have changed in the last 4 years, then for a marine radio HF transceiver all you need to operate it...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 22-09-2014, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Starter boat suggestions (for try out)

may I suggest you just go down to a marina and look at the boats and talk to the people on them, most like to talk about the good things and drawbacks. You'll get and idea on what is suitable for...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 16-09-2014, 19:04
Replies: 114
Views: 12,996
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Retirement / Financial advice

don't see a financial adviser, go see as many as possible, then compare and decide which one is best for you, when I retired the ones I saw gave me quite different advice, then decided on one that...
Forum: Meets & Greets 16-09-2014, 17:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: hello from Malaysia

well, was having a lot of problems on that trip, lack of fuel, motor difficult to start and batteries that would not keep their charge, so had to keep sailing to keep fuel for the crossing of...
Forum: Meets & Greets 15-09-2014, 17:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: hello from Malaysia

sailing in SE Asia, specially under 5 degrees north, can be very frustrating, as the wind is not that reliable, but if you get it right, you can have a very good sail......
Just completed the trip...
Forum: Meets & Greets 12-09-2014, 23:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mishiwa
hello from Malaysia

First time on this forum, but have been sailing solo for the last 12 years on my 1982 steel ketch, a Bruce Roberts 36' (actually 37' or 11.26 m) cruising up and down the Queensland coast for 8 years...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-09-2014, 19:40
Replies: 23
Views: 6,296
Posted By Mishiwa
Re: Ketch pro & cons

For what it is worth, I have sailed a Bruce Roberts 36' steel ketch on my own, for the past 12 years in Queensland and south east Asia and found the configuration easy to handle in all conditions...
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