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Search: Posts Made By: SimonV
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By SimonV
Re: Am I an SOB?

I would have acted as guide because my wife would make me (karma)? You did more than enough, but why didn't the Alternator work? Was it that the battery was too low or did it need higher revs?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,280
Posted By SimonV
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Easy fix, rip out the previous bodge job repair and do it all yourself. Its not hard and once you start experts will come out of the woodwork.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By SimonV
Re: Easy Access

An Optimist........ boat, that is.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 8,311
Posted By SimonV
Re: Florida is at it again

I have been looking at the charts for Florida, that's a lot of skinny water and now they want to make anchoring difficult. Do they want visitor to their State.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 4,464
Posted By SimonV
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

You shouldn't be too quick to find fault with someone's story using your own failings. I along with others keeping valuables aboard use waterproof devices to protect said items. I keep my Good book...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By SimonV
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

If theirs is a normal comprehensive insurance policy then there will be a clause that covers you, or any other person using the vessel with the owners permission. But check first.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By SimonV
Re: Cleaning mold on aft cabin walls

we had reoccurring mould on the wood bulkhead and vinyl head liner in the head. We used diluted bleach to kill an remove the mould then later wiped every thing down with oil of cloves, I hated the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By SimonV
Re: Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

What..... don't you want to share?:confused:
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,050
Posted By SimonV
Re: Running one sail

I sailed many thousand miles under head sail only and if the wind is not enough to keep the heady full I put up the socked A/sim but don't fly the kite at night. I plan my trips down wind, if not I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By SimonV
Re: Thought there was something strange..

I try not to look up, it's going to be too late anyway. I have faith in the charts when it comes to bridges and power lines, for power lines the heat of summer starts to concern me. The admiral heads...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 5,092
Posted By SimonV
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

We have a no shoe policy unless extenuating circumstances exist. Even boat shoes worn to the boat would have tramped though the car park, and every car park has oil, the heat in Oz also melts tar and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By SimonV
Re: Exciter Wire needed on Diesel Alternators?

I maybe blind but where is your negative wire.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,349
Posted By SimonV
Re: Jeanneau SO439 & DS44 vs Beneteau Oceanis 45 vs Bavaria Vision 46

Hi Andrew, yep I was of the same belief about Volvos til I did some digging. Maintenance seems to be the big issue, failing to fix or replace failing parts due to there cost from Volvo spares. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,349
Posted By SimonV
Re: Jeanneau SO439 & DS44 vs Beneteau Oceanis 45 vs Bavaria Vision 46

Can you qualify this about the sail drives? I have only found reported problems in relation to the cone wear at high hours(maintenance) and some issues with corrosion of the leg, but this corrosion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 5,498
Posted By SimonV
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

I am surprised at your comments about Benes As I know of three personally in Malaysia and one in langkawi, that are all going around also a hunter 46 that is on the hard as the owners are home at the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-06-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,594
Posted By SimonV
Re: Downeaster 38 , Fast Passage 39 , Valiant 40

With 85k in your pockets forget finding the perfect blue water boat and get yourself a well founded production boat and go sailing. Quality old style boats built for what you want are 25+ years old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 537
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 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,530
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) 02-25-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 4,739
Posted By SimonV
Re: Our first good video

Mark I have sent 10 so you can keep them on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
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 02-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
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) 02-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,250
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 02-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
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) 02-23-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 2,857
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) 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 954
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.
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