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Search: Posts Made By: ReefMagnet
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 10
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: 6hp Nissan outboard leaks air into fuel line

Air can be sucked in past the the clamps or crimps on the fuel hoses. The other suspects are the quick connect fitting seals. Had it happen to me. The seal won't let fuel leak but allows air to be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Case Study in Surviving a Cat 1 Tropical Cyclone

Just to get things straight, you didn't experience a cyclone. Firstly, cyclones don't just pop up out of a clear blue sky and secondly they won't occur at the latitudes where Phuket is situated. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I'd had Redcrests for years and always used a 3.5 hp 2 stroke motor. From memory the Redcrest is rated to 4 hp max. Having said that, and because the motors tend to "tuck under" on a soft tail under...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 346
Views: 108,676
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Butyl tape would dissolve in contact with diesel and polyurethane will also eventually turn to mush. However, in this application it is only spillage that contacts the sealing compound so I would say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Unrecognized sheet?

It's possible that block is also used to help raise the mast using the boom as a "gin pole" as the line seems a bit too thick for use as a topping lift alone.

One suggestion I would advise is to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Yacht parts in Australia

There's a guy I know that has owned a store selling and servicing trailable power boats and outboard motors for many years. He set up a chandlry in the early days but gave it away as a bad idea. as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Unrecognized sheet?

Your pulley is called a "block" on a boat and the ones integral with the mast are called "sheaves"

Anyway, if that block is located on the rear of the mast it is most likely for a "topping lift"....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Lowrance Elite-4M and Simrad TP-22

Isn't the transducer for speed or depth and optional? The gps is built in.

Sent from my GT-P1000 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Hmmm, I guess I'll have to give up the idea of bank jobs for income support.

Back on task, don't forget the old adage "A dollar saved is a dollar earned'. For a cruiser this means learning how to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

I've got an elite 5m and I very much (100%) doubt that the tp22 will plug straight into the unit. The Elite 4-m does have nmea 0183 output (I just checked the manual) so it should be a relatively...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By ReefMagnet
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,257
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: What is the worst sailing or marine invention ever?

I vote marine head with bonus points for a holding tank.

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Forum: Engines 05-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Fuel tank faux pas

I recently found a thirty year old screwdriver in the bottom of my fibreglass tank. The water had extensively rusted the shaft and the handle was half dissolved by diesel. As far as I know it never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Rugged access hatch

If going the way of making your own, check out Albin Vega's, which have a removable cockpit floor that is very simple and could easily be copied. Basically the entire floor is the hatch that screws...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 346
Views: 108,676
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

No it wasn't that one. It's this one:

Double Sided White Butly Tape (http://www.tapesonline.com.au/double-sided-white-butly-tape.html)

It's available in black also on the site.

I used the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 346
Views: 108,676
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Tapesonline.com.au sell it. Probaly not as good as maine sails but i've used it for my traveller, a hatch and the mooring cleat so far with good results. Blackwoods sell the same stuff too.

Sent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: newbie mast light checking question

That's what I do. I use an alarm system backup battery of about 3 to 7 a/h. I made a test lead with a 3A circuit breaker inline just to ensure I don't burn nothing out if I hook it up wrong (learnt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Topping lift loads?

The topping lift needs to be able to survive hauling down hard on the mainsheet.

On a trailer sailer maybe not so important, but I use spectra to keep the diameter small but load capacity high so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 2,641
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Dangers of Whales

It was one of those rare moments in life that you remember forever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 2,641
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Dangers of Whales

We get thousands of humpbacks along the coast in winter and there are very few reports of collisions. I've had whales surface for air beside the boat, a mother and calf swim directly under my boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 11,818
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Probably repeating what people have already said, but from my own experience the whole wanting to circumnavigate thing was the initial lure to get into sailing. I guess the reason is that it is the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 6,567
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

The wife and I recently moved up from a Vega 27 to a 33 footer. We use the boat as a weekender but are planning to do some extended cruising in the near future. We considered the scenario of a long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Fishfinder as a depthsounder

A sailboat pitches and rolls too much for a transom mount transducer. If your boat has a solid hull, you can mount the transducer in a suitable spot inside the hull on a bed of silicon or the like or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Google search on "Reinforced Hose" gone awry

My cockpit drains use that the same reinforced hosed used for wet exhausts. It's as old as the hills but it must be good stuff because whoever installed it many moons ago not only used a single hose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Structural damage to hull during winter lay-up

My Vega did the same thing, but fortunately had no stringer to fracture and the depression popped out once the load was removed. Moving the support pad to a position on the hull under a rear bulkhead...
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