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Search: Posts Made By: Mipcar
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Mipcar
Very pretty lines. Cannot see from the pics what...

Very pretty lines. Cannot see from the pics what the Stern overhang is like.
Reminds me a bit of my mates International Dragon but with a much modified cockpit.

Mychael
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 20,048
Posted By Mipcar
A few issues ago there was a good series in the...

A few issues ago there was a good series in the UK mag Practical boat owner, it covered all the Westerlys
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,911
Posted By Mipcar
From your description he probably had it all...

From your description he probably had it all planned in his head how to avoid you, pity he did not communicate it to anyone else.
If you are constrained by draft not a lot you can do, your decision...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Mipcar
I was thinking of raising my boom 6 inches....

I was thinking of raising my boom 6 inches. However I'll be lifting the mast out anyway for an overhaul so not such an issue for me. I expect it would take some significant modification to your mast....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By Mipcar
I think this is a tricky issue. In my case I paid...

I think this is a tricky issue. In my case I paid for the haul out and the surveyor, it worked out ok as it was the boat I bought and I would have needed to haul it out anyway.
What happens though...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mipcar
Well done,I've tried and tried to be a brave...

Well done,I've tried and tried to be a brave little sailor but just don't have the head for heights.

Mychael
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 49,983
Posted By Mipcar
Yeah we got it easy here, I doubt I could cope...

Yeah we got it easy here, I doubt I could cope with having to anti-freeze the engine every winter, worry about frozen sea cocks and the like.
We can sail all year round if we want.

Mychael
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 49,983
Posted By Mipcar
I dunno, could not find a tub big enough to dunk...

I dunno, could not find a tub big enough to dunk the entire boat in.. lol.

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 49,983
Posted By Mipcar
Yep, every single one in a pen, paying between...

Yep, every single one in a pen, paying between $2k and over $3k a yr.. some have never been out for yrs.. I've been at that Marina over 12 months now and with the exception of the steel motor launch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 49,983
Posted By Mipcar
Lots to cry about.

Here are the ones I've found. Hopefully they upload in one heap.
Mychael

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/mipcar/poorboat22.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 49,983
Posted By Mipcar
Have to drag the camera out. Off the top of my...

Have to drag the camera out. Off the top of my head I can think of 4 boats to photograph. Not abandoned but clearly unloved. Some been in a marina pen over 4 yrs and never been touched yet their...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-11-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 4,675
Posted By Mipcar
Sorry to hijack your thread. Your comment about...

Sorry to hijack your thread.
Your comment about the Liberator caught my attention as my mate is working with the volunteer group here in Werribee, Melbourne, restoring a "Lib" for ground running...
Forum: Diesel 07-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By Mipcar
What sort of prop are you running? I had...

What sort of prop are you running? I had vibration (not as bad as you describe) but only at certain revs. In my case I found it was my geared feathering prop binding and not setting properly under...
Forum: Diesel 07-09-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 8,111
Posted By Mipcar
Think of it more in the way of sailing you have...

Think of it more in the way of sailing you have actual wind, what you get if you feel the breeze standing on the shore and the apparent wind you get when you are sailing, which is a vector of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Mipcar
I think we might have seen you. I was down at...

I think we might have seen you. I was down at Stony Point on Tuesday around 10ish in a white dinghy. Removing my old mooring. We saw a largish boat with no sail up some way out, next time I looked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mipcar
Raced on Saturday. Crewed for a guy on his Nolex...

Raced on Saturday. Crewed for a guy on his Nolex 30. Gust to 40 knots and swells to 2 metre. 40 boats started, four retired. It was a rough beat, we got hammered, several boats had pretty dramatic...
Forum: Diesel 07-07-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 8,111
Posted By Mipcar
Depends if you mean having the motor turning the...

Depends if you mean having the motor turning the prop when at the dock or running in neutral. If in neutral then it should theoretically run to it's max governed speed.
However in the context of...
Forum: Diesel 07-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By Mipcar
If your motor does not have glowplugs. Some...

If your motor does not have glowplugs. Some don't, Crank the engine over a few times with throttle closed and holding the idle cut-off lever open, the one that stops fuel to the injector pump.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Mipcar
If we are talking about the same thing (we call...

If we are talking about the same thing (we call them strops over here). Attach one end to your bow, in my case my boat has holes in the Headstay.. Is it a bow peak? I forget, anyway the stainless...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Mipcar
I've been at Yaringa 12 months since coming from...

I've been at Yaringa 12 months since coming from a Swing mooring at Stony Point. I'm in the sth (not far Sth) row. Pen 40.

Member of the Hastings Yacht club. I was down there on Saturday crewing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Mipcar
I'm down in Victoria. Sail in Westernport. Keep...

I'm down in Victoria. Sail in Westernport. Keep my boat at Yaringa Marina. It's a Cole 26

Cheers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Mipcar
You cannot really work out distance per gallon on...

You cannot really work out distance per gallon on anything such as a boat as you will affected by winds and tides. Best you can calculate is available engine run time for a given amount of fuel.
See...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,377
Posted By Mipcar
For nice sailing and handling. International...

For nice sailing and handling. International Dragon my mate owned.
Not at all comfortable, strictly a day boat but it's long keel gave it hands off sailing ability. Had a nice motion as I recall.
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Mipcar
Another Aussie..goodonya mate. We need to keep...

Another Aussie..goodonya mate. We need to keep the Yanks in line.

Welcome.

Mychael
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Mipcar
I'm logged in as my proper name. Now I keep...

I'm logged in as my proper name. Now I keep getting that other login box popping up.. i just close it but it keeps re-appearing.. Maybe We've been hacked guys.

Mychael
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