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Search: Posts Made By: Mick Young
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By Mick Young
paint for wooden rudder

Hi all. We have a late 70s trailer sailer that we love. Recently I had noticed the paint was flaking off and looking really shabby on the wooden rudder so I decided to strip it off. I dont want to...
Forum: Irwin 04-16-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,820
Posted By Mick Young
Dollars and sense?

The crew and I were enjoying Sydney Harbour over the new years break and I found that it seemed to be the more money, the bigger boat, the less sense! We were near swamped by a guy in a 40+ foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mick Young
cyclone filters

Cyclone filters are very effective. We use them at my work to filter silt out of water so that it can be recycled to continue to clean drains. I also figure that if you have to keep cleaning the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Mick Young
Thanks guys, Where we are going for the eastes...

Thanks guys, Where we are going for the eastes break there is a lot of land effects, and rather than changing and reefing I was wondering whether in those sort of conditions it was better just to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Mick Young
Depowering Jib

Hi people, is it a natural way to depoer the jib by running the jib lead forward on a mast head rig without a furler or am I just being lazy and should I change the jib?

Keep it black side down
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Mick Young
Thanks for the replies people. It is the grip...

Thanks for the replies people. It is the grip area on the deck that I particularly want to do, which is why I wanted to sand blast it off. The deck is getting slippery as there are to many layers of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Mick Young
fibreglass, hence the reason I dont want to use...

fibreglass, hence the reason I dont want to use high pressure air.

Keep it black side down

Mick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Mick Young
paint removal?

Hi people, being the wealth of information that the subscribers are to this board are, when they arent giving it to each other, I was wonerding if anybody has a effective way to remove layers of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 4,108
Posted By Mick Young
Thanks for all the good info, I will grab a...

Thanks for all the good info, I will grab a bigger, waterproof bag and fill it with more of the good stuff and less of the Crap. My boss is going to send me to a first aid course for work, bless his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 4,108
Posted By Mick Young
Essentials for the first aid kit

What would people cal the essentials that they carry in their first aid kits. Whilst away we opened our kit to clean up a cut toe and found the kit we had brought decidedly lacking. What do people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,991
Posted By Mick Young
Dont forget that to swing a hammer underwater...

Dont forget that to swing a hammer underwater require a fair amount of effort, much of which is wasted. This isnt an easy task, just doing up nuts is a apian as when we are on dry land our body...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By Mick Young
Tinea

Whilst away in sydney there was rain every day. The cockpit of our trailer sailor has a marine carpet that dries fairly well but with the constant showers was slightly damp the 5 days we were on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By Mick Young
an epiphany

The crew abd I dragged the boat to Sydney from Melbourne for the new years eve hols. Had a blast with the fireworks though the wind was horrible during the dyas with all manner of boats dragging. ...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 12-19-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Mick Young
On Sydney harbour all ferys have a diamond shape...

On Sydney harbour all ferys have a diamond shape on there masts which means that they have right of way over all vessels, and they use it against everything, even bloody big warships. Thye have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mick Young
I figure on only buying around 5lbs of the stuff,...

I figure on only buying around 5lbs of the stuff, so I dont think the gasses will be to much of a problem? The hatches will be open during the day a we sail around Sydeny harbour and if you think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mick Young
Using Dry Ice

My partner and I intend this new years break to drag the boat the 1000km (800 miles) both to and from Melbourne to Sydney. The plan is to get there the day before News Eve and leave 5 days later,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Mick Young
Protection for beaching.

Whilst putting out the garbage tonight,(I know somebody had to do it) I walked past the bow of our trailer sailer and saw the unpainted patch up that I had to do after we beached the bow on our four...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2006
Replies: 194
Views: 11,056
Posted By Mick Young
Overhead

From my time in th RAN the term for the ceiling was a deckhead as it was the deck above your head and an overhead was all the associated stuff hanging from the deckhead. Not sure whether this is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Mick Young
Thanks guys, my crew reckons that anyday we dont...

Thanks guys, my crew reckons that anyday we dont sink is a good day, though having to bucket out so much water i reckon it felt like we had.:) I did buy a large zip lock bag and a crate for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Mick Young
Wink Great day, Bad Day

Hi All. Yesterady my partner and I had a great day and a bad day.
The forecast was for 10-15 knots increasing to 20 in the afternoon, being not very experienced sailors we decided that we would go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 5,017
Posted By Mick Young
Sub Speeds

When I was a lad sailor not so long back In OZ the Mk 48 torpedo was the sub killer from surface ships. They had a top speed of 60 knots when active and homing on a traget. The modern nucs can...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-20-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Mick Young
Keel locking device

Hi all. my partner and I have been sailing our 21' Boomerang for around 5 months with n ot alot of previous sailing experience.

We went for a sail on Westernport Bay, thats in Victoria Austraila,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Mick Young
Wink Thanks Guys for your answers. I didnt think that...

Thanks Guys for your answers. I didnt think that I would need to antifoul, but being new to this I thought I would get a second opinion.
We both know that the only reason that she is slow is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Mick Young
antifouling?

Hi All. I have just repaired some minor damage on the hull of our trailer sailer. This was below the waterline and I was wondering do I really have to use antifouling paint if the boat spends no...
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