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Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-21-2008
Replies: 3,424
Views: 918,749
Posted By MikeField
. Western Port, Victoria, Oz (down in the...

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Western Port, Victoria, Oz (down in the bottom right-hand corner.) The northern part is shoal water, similar to the UK east coast in some ways, for which my YM 3-Tonner is ideally designed. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By MikeField
compass refill

I suspect that''s probably a water-spirit mixture, rather than just water, Grey99. (Some compasses are oil-filled, too.) Whatever, it will probably be less expensive to have this one refilled, than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,461
Posted By MikeField
Brass Galley Pumps

If you like to email me, Patrick, I think we can probably help.

mikefield@woodenboatfittings.com
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-03-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 3,003
Posted By MikeField
"No Go Zone"

CD, if you''ve missed stays, come head to wind, and stopped, then (apart from cheating) to slacken off the mainsheet if it''s not already, and back the headsail -- pull it up to windward with its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By MikeField
Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge.

See your Gear & Maitenance thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,122
Posted By MikeField
Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge.

Rasputin, I''d have a look at the WoodenBoat Forums, at --

http://media5.hypernet.com/cgi-bin/UBB/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro

People who own wooden boats face potential rot problems all the time,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-10-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 6,126
Posted By MikeField
Best type of keel

Actually, for gunkholing I don''t think you can beat a bilge-keeler. For a few photos of mine, see --

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1231924&a=9316678&f=0
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By MikeField
Help! Frozen Pin Removal.

What a bummer. I''ve heard of a few boats rushed through to make boat shows, and none of it has been good. I hope it works out OK for you. Mike.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By MikeField
Help! Frozen Pin Removal.

Sounds like that should be Prat Catamarans, doesn''t it?

No experience at all, I''m afraid, but is drilling them out an option? If you could cut/grind them back to the surface of the aluminium,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 5,195
Posted By MikeField
Epoxy on Carvel planking

Carvel is almost impossible to coat effectively because of the seams. Any working, the epoxy cracks, and the point of the exercise is lost.

The only timber construction I would consider it with is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2001
Replies: 38
Views: 6,593
Posted By MikeField
halyard @ top of mast

Couldn''t agree more. It would be nice to hear what aeb058 actually DID do with his halyard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2001
Replies: 38
Views: 6,593
Posted By MikeField
halyard @ top of mast

Nice one, Jeff. I guess that winds up this thread.....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-09-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 10,780
Posted By MikeField
How to make and use a Leadline

By the way, it''s perfectly possible to make your own leadline. Jeff put a good method up the thread a bit. If anyone''s interested, email me and I''ll send a recipe for casting a lead one.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-09-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 10,780
Posted By MikeField
How to make and use a Leadline

Hello, Jeff,

Belated thanks for your referral. Yes, we do indeed have leadline weights, both in lead and in bronze. They''re the same size, so the 7lb LEAD lead translates to about a 5 lb BRONZE...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By MikeField
cleat/cam question

Well, yes, I do admit to being a bit conservative in matters like this. And for that reason, I wouldn''t be mounting a halyard cleat on deck without putting a turning block in front of it firsts....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By MikeField
cleat/cam question

I''m assuming an aluminium mast here. Before mounting your cleat, you should make sure that there''s some internal blocking inside the mast at your selected point. If there''s none, I''d be trying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-21-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By MikeField
Clamshell Hatches

Eric, am I right in thinking you mean a traditional skylight? They require a pretty high level of joinery-skill to build properly, and even then most seem to leak. But they certainly look nice.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 3,569
Posted By MikeField
removing sail numbers

My sailmaker suggested acetone, but I didn''t find it particularly good. Don''t know whether I can get <I>Goo-Gone</I> out here, but I''m going to look for some. That adhesive''s bloody awful stuff,...
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