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Search: Posts Made By: SimonV
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By SimonV
Re: Has anyone used painted coatings with electrodes as a form of antifouling?

They did it was called Tin. Then someone said it worked to well and it got band. What we need is these smart enough to put out an antifouling, that works 100% lasts and is reasonably priced. I...
Forum: Racing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,331
Posted By SimonV
Re: behavior on other's boats

From what you have said, you can obviously see why some cruisers get 10 plus years out of a set of sails and racers get a lot less.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,175
Posted By SimonV
Re: Our first good video

Mark I have sent 10 so you can keep them on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By SimonV
Re: Dock Etiquette While Working

As long as your not getting dust, metal filings or paint on your neighbours boat I can't see any problem. At TBS marina I am in they have a policy that if you need to do any work on deck then you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,288
Posted By SimonV
Re: Death of in-mast furling/new mast

After sailing with traditional mains and RF mainsail,my next boat will have RF.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By SimonV
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

You don't need to be wealthy but you do need choices. I feel the most affordable way to own a decent boat is to live on it. That would be a choice, giving up the convenience of being land based with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By SimonV
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

I wouldn't worry about the deflection, it just means the stand is in the wrong place, it happens. For the money you plan to pay for this boat you really can't go wrong, use the crap out of it and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,696
Posted By SimonV
Re: RF Main pros and cons

My next boat will have a RF Main, I am a cruiser not repeat not a racer. I have sailed both and I want the RF, but if when looking I fall in love with a boat with a traditional main, I will live with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By SimonV
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Fenders fenders fenders, and when you think you gave enough add more fenders. If I remember right at low tide the wind tends to swirl around in Berkeley Marina.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By SimonV
Re: 40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

I know Russians are heavyweight smokers, but I don't think its a defence.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By SimonV
Re: Eco friendly anchoring

Is that the anchor thief.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,852
Posted By SimonV
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

I have not chimed in since the start of this tread, as I am a firm believer in karma. when I left San Francisco in 2008, I left to get on the back of a south moving low. The weather did not play fair...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,852
Views: 182,419
Posted By SimonV
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I met this lovely lady, very salty baits her own hooks, spear fishes cooks in bad weather and loves cruising so December 2013 I married her. we have been chasing the warm weather averaging 5000 miles...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By SimonV
Re: Raw water pump...what's normal?

My Sherwood G6 fitted to a Perkins 4.108 has a flow of 1.2gal/min at 2000rpm. At idle its very little.
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,572
Posted By SimonV
Re: Generator

Hi TDW, a mate of mine just put one in his boat to replace his Yamaha 2000. He went with a Kubota 7hp 4 something Kva diesel. It was an air cooled model and because he installed it in his engine room...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,852
Views: 182,419
Posted By SimonV
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

We are seriously thinking about a Bavaria 44/46/47/48/49 or 50 from Greece or Croatia. Ex charter.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,852
Views: 182,419
Posted By SimonV
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I just read this from start to finish. I am just as confused as I was at the start, but now have a sore head.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By SimonV
Had a similar problem. Unscrewed the inlet...

Had a similar problem. Unscrewed the inlet strainer and it was clean opened the stop valve and water gushed in. It was only when I completely removed the strainer assembly that I found a long length...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-08-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,363
Posted By SimonV
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

You need to remember the bigger the screen the greater the watts. We have a 19" and that uses about 3Ah of juice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,385
Posted By SimonV
Spoke with a rigger here at Airlie Beach...

Spoke with a rigger here at Airlie Beach Australia. Check with the latest rules, as clear covered stainless is now exceptable here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By SimonV
I only buy 12v stuff from the US, or engine parts.

I only buy 12v stuff from the US, or engine parts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By SimonV
Re: Yacht parts in Australia

This is from today. I have been looking at a new water maker as my old one was used by Noah and kept running by yours truly with duct tape and fence wire. Anyway looking at a Spectra, the best price...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,385
Posted By SimonV
There is nothing wrong with replacing coated wire...

There is nothing wrong with replacing coated wire with coated wire. You have a cruising boat and the quoted recommendations are for racing boats in races. By just stripping the plastic coating you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,224
Posted By SimonV
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

LOL. I agree with your faultless description. In my original post I was lax in my approach to the original advice given, not wishing to offend the poster of this onerous advice.....2. Carry a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,224
Posted By SimonV
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

I have read and re read to ColRegs for international and US inland water. no where does it mention 5 blasts or whistles for danger but clearly states..
-INLAND-Sound and Light Signals
RULE...
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