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Search: Posts Made By: obelisk
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By obelisk
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Course Comparisons

Recently, I have been looking into a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, moving up to Ocean, it just seems like something I should have just in case that dream opportunity presents itself. I have more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,088
Views: 271,058
Posted By obelisk
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Sunrise. Koh Ngai, Thailand. No filter this time

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo184/svobelisk/P4020654.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,088
Views: 271,058
Posted By obelisk
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Koh Phetra, Thailand 03/30/2015 with "sunset" mode on olympus tg-3

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo184/svobelisk/P3280332.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

looks very dry, Aruba maybe?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

since this thread has been dead since 2014, i hope you will excuse me for posting without winning.

name the place:

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo184/svobelisk/P3110360.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By obelisk
Cruising Guides: The Best and the Worst

In preparation for cruising SE Asia, I went looking for a cruising guide. Surprisingly, there were not too many to choose from. Two, Southeast Asia Pilot and Cruising Guide to SE Asis dominated the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

thanks, knut, but i have that already. my unit came without any of the clutch cables shown on the wirind diagram, so I have to wire my own. just wondering which of the contacts on the relay to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

Thanks for the help guys. After a few trips to the machine shop to get things right, the arm is installed facing aft and the new mount for the ram is curing as we speak.

Now, I have another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

rudder sensor is already happily attached to the steering quadrant with a nice mounting pedestal glassed in, left over from the old unit. i can't see any drawbacks. just like you said, the ram is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

have posed the question to the raymarine forums but my membership is pending...

here's a picture of my proposed change
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo184/svobelisk/tiller_arm_install.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

If I were to mount the drive forward to the rudder post on the port side, the motions would be the same and the boat steer the exact same way as if I mount it on the starboard side aft of the post. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

Yes, just the drive unit. The corepack is still fine, I just kept eating up planetary gears (made out of HDPE!!) on the mechanical rotary drive.

Very good point about the sides. If I work out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

That's my thinking, but I want some reassurance before making a very expensive boo-boo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By obelisk
Tiller Arm Orientation

I am upgrading from a mechanical rotary to a hydraulic linear autopilot drive and was thinking that, if I install the tiller arm aft of the rudder stock, the unit would be much more protected and I...
Forum: Cruising Videos 01-04-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By obelisk
New Zealand to Bali 2014

Perhaps this is a more appropriate place to post this than the "those perfect moments" thread.

Sailing on Oblisk on Vimeo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 526
Views: 124,776
Posted By obelisk
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Not a single moment but a collection of them from my trip between NZ and Bali. It's a good length video but worth the watch (and it gets exciting in the second half!)

Happy New Year!

Video...
Forum: Engines 01-02-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By obelisk
Re: Perkins 4.326 Shutdown Solenoid

Always an option. Right now, I just go below and rock the arm on the injector pump manually. However, solenoids are available here (a surprising number), I just don't know which one to choose...
Forum: Engines 01-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By obelisk
Perkins 4.326 Shutdown Solenoid

Happy New Year, all!

After 28 years of faithful service, the shutdown solenoid on my Perkins 4.236 has finally given out. I am trying to source one locally in Indonesia but cannot find all of the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-16-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 541
Posted By obelisk
Crew Wanted - Bali to Langkawi/Phuket and Points West

Hi all,

I am in Bali after a great cruise up from New Zealand through Vanuatu, Solomons, PNG and Indonesia and my crew has heard the call of the "real world" (i.e. a job offer) so I am looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2014
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

This place is located witthin raja ampat regency but is a disttinct archipelago with its own name. Raja ampat is a relatively small area, keep guessing!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2014
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

No fishing allowed here and it's quite evident when diving.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Pretty damn close to perfection! Back to the topic, theree are dozens of anchorages just like this within thy archipelago...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Nope, aeventry had it right as Raja Ampat Rejency, West Papua, Indonesia. this gem is somewhere within the region. the Mushroom Islands are a series of mushroom-shaped limestone islets in Kabui Bay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Yar, no pirates here. We headed here after tje mushroom islands and the passage on waiego. We crossed the equa
tor en route to th
is archipelago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 4,945
Views: 403,252
Posted By obelisk
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

aev, a bit too far south
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