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Search: Posts Made By: lrak
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By lrak
Thanks for the info and laugh TDW, not exactly...

Thanks for the info and laugh TDW, not exactly sure what the reference to the crew of Carmen is? Maybe you could enlighten me there?

Thanks :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By lrak
Swanson -- 31 Carmen

Hi All

We currently have a Tophat 25 mkIII -- designed by Capt. John .H. Illingworth (ex-Royal Navy) & Angus Primrose. It has proven itself to be a very competent coastal cruiser but we are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By lrak
Australian Cruising Catamaran Advice Needed.

Hi All

My father is looking to purchase a Cruising Catamaran towards the end of the year - I must confess I know very little about models of cat's but am aware of some of the larger brands:

He...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By lrak
Painting and Fairing Bulkheads - will this work?

Hi All

I am wanting to repaint my bulkheads.

Currently the strip of fiberglass that runs the 5 inches around the edges of the bulkhead looks really messy, and I want to fair it and repaint.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,935
Posted By lrak
Would a good surveyor be able to help assess the...

Would a good surveyor be able to help assess the life expectancy of the hull and what should I ask them for...

I am guessing I will need to know the type of resin used etc.

Thanks for the great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,935
Posted By lrak
Is a Fibreglass boat built in 1964 at the end of it's life?

Hi

I recently inquired about a yacht built in 1964 out of Fibreglass.

I would have thought it would have been at the end of its working life given its age and the seller has advised that it has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By lrak
celenoglu - thanks - what would you recommend as...

celenoglu - thanks - what would you recommend as an alternative?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By lrak
Best line for permanent mooring

Hi All

Just wondering what the best line is for a permanent mooring...

I have been using a cheaper 3 strand nylon job and have had chafing issues... I plan to replace all the mooring lines...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By lrak
Should I Use Transducer Paint or just Antifoul?

Hi All

I have just added a raymarine ST40 Bidata - depth and speed log.

I now want to antifoul them - and whilst I am aware there is specific transducer paint... I would prefer to use the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 10,159
Posted By lrak
Removing paint from Gelcoat

Hi all

I am trying to remove a boat name painted on the top of gelcoat.

I am wondering if there is some solvent that will remove the paint but not the damage the gelcoat.

Any help greatly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,096
Posted By lrak
Thanks guys - it is a masthead rig... I will read...

Thanks guys - it is a masthead rig... I will read those links... thanks :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,096
Posted By lrak
Adjustable Backstay?

Hi

I have a split ("y") backstay that I would like to add a simple tensioner / fidle block too. It is for a tophat 25 and some do and some don't already have this in place.

I just want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By lrak
Ha ha... not a bad movie not exactly what I was...

Ha ha... not a bad movie not exactly what I was after... just a doco of a young family cruising around... not sure wifey is ready for Deep Water just yet :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By lrak
Cruising DVD recommendations...

Greetings All

I am looking for a cruising dvd to watch... something like a good quality production of a family sailing around the world etc. Something I can sit down and share with the family.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By lrak
Was it Alby Mangals...

This sounds like Alby Mangels - this forum won't let me link as I don't have more than 10 posts but try googling it... he is a legend :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-16-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By lrak
Hey All I tried to PM you Zephyr but...

Hey All

I tried to PM you Zephyr but apparently I haven't posted enough to have this privledge. Could have told me that before I started posting aaargh.

Basically before I throw everyone into...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By lrak
Shipping a boat

Hi All

Just a crazy question...


I live in Australia - you know that place where Kangaroos roam the street, crocodiles eat toddlers and stingray's kill celebrities - yeah thats the one. ha ha....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,800
Posted By lrak
thanks from me too.

Ha ha - I think this is a great tongue in cheek topic.

I think we all knew what we were in for when purchasing but nonetheless it is good for a laugh.

To the Original Owner - who saved the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,124
Posted By lrak
Pile Mooring - Mooring Line Stretch?

Greetings all...

I need some expert advise on what seems to be a simple issue but drives me nuts :)

My baby - a 25 foot tophat - is on pile moorings in an area that has strong currents - up to...
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