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Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   6 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By tdw
Windarra44 - Sad loss.

For those who havn't seen the various posts in the SongChain thread it is with great sadness that I have to let you all know that last month, Steve (Windarra44 aka Windy) suffered a massive heart...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By tdw
Re: Another summer report

Oh he is good isn't he ?

Getting a bit long in the tooth though ... yes you Mr Greybeard :laugh

About time we put him out to pasture. :p

Welcome back old man. Always a pleasure to have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,244
Posted By tdw
Re: Actual maintenance experience.

Power winches - no experience

bow thruster - current boat already had one. Being fin and skeg she is not the happiest camper in reverse so yes the thing has been useful.

roller furling main -...
Forum: Destinations   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By tdw
Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

Oh duh .... he'd just deploy his sea anchor. That's what everyone does isn't it ? . I thort yu gnu about this sailing malarky ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By tdw
Re: Ultra suede cleaning

I'd give them a really thorough vacuum clean if its just general grit and grime. Supposedly US is machine washable if really dirty.

Ultrasuede® | TORAY...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,176
Posted By tdw
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

Centre. Wish it wasn't as off centre would make installing a platform a lot easier and the platform itself more usable. Hyrdovane say off centre does not effect performance.

The rudder blade we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By tdw
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Bit of a minor hijack and if you want to discuss further maybe start a new thread but this is what we ended up with. Love it. 2.5l capacity so about the smallest I could find at the time but large...
Forum: Chartering   05-06-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,595
Posted By tdw

Well I think most had given you up for lost so thanks for popping back in and clarifying the situation.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-05-2015
Replies: 6,762
Views: 2,019,084
Posted By tdw
Re: Interesting Sailboats

An addenda to my previous post ..... thanks to Paulo for the thread. An amazing amount of work went into it with some incredible boats and info on them.

We'll leave it up to Paulo as to whether...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By tdw
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

I'm presuming a raw water cooled engine would have a shorter life span than non RWCed but not tragically so. I've owned a number of boats that were RWC and didn't have any major problems.

The one...
Forum: Electronics   04-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By tdw
Re: alpha 3000 autopilot

George, I posted something in your other thread but in short I suspect the fluxgate is shot. The one we had that went loony tunes on us had a gyro type gizmo inside and part of that disintegrated....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,526
Posted By tdw
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Ignoring the gear required to keep the boat happening, including e.g galley kit, we'll also simply cut back personal possessions to what will fit into our allocated lockers in the forward cabin. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By tdw
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By tdw
Re: Underwater Lights

..... for about a minute or so.

I confess I would like to seem them banned from very existence. The other weekend we anchored in one of our favourite spots, only a couple of other boats, full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 24,063
Posted By tdw
Re: Choosing a wind generator

Prior .... if I'm correct the blue blades are not original equipment. The SilentWind people sell the blue blades with an adaptor to fit onto an Air X. Their claim is that this makes for a quieter Air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 66,148
Posted By tdw
Re: I hate boats...

Consider it done. Now for the good times.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 37,174
Posted By tdw
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

All very well and good but he is doing it in a Hunter. :p

Salute to you Smack. Argumentative old sod that you may well be but in your own way .... dare I say loveable ? Crikey.

Well .... like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 5,501
Posted By tdw
Re: Our first good video

I've moved all posts relating to video editing to Titus's new thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,221
Posted By tdw
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Enough. This is not SA.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By tdw
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

I have used one and found nothing to criticise. Also known as a Dutch shackle btw.

This is a link to a discussion we had here a few years back.
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By tdw
Re: Generator

Mate I won't even run our wind genny at night and I am obsessive about slapping halyards. Even music and voices need to be toned down after dusk, not to mention those who would engage in a bit of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By tdw
Re: Been Away a While...

Now that you will have to discover for yourself but we've missed you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,966
Posted By tdw
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The whole LED discussion has worn out its welcome in this thread. Any further discussion on that subject should be taken to an LED (new or existing) thread.

Further posts on the subject will be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By tdw
Re: Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?


I was about to scream "over my dead body" ..... then I saw your pic. That is actually quite impressive. Well done.

Which reminds me nonetheless to adopt my Grinch personna for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2014
Replies: 4,983
Views: 434,379
Posted By tdw
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Cable Beach it is. Damn, I thought it might be a wee bit harder than that but I wasn't counting on another bloody Australian appearing. :p

All yours ourh.

Just a thought ..... ourh .... you...
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