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Search: Posts Made By: ReefMagnet
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,728
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: The WTF challenge!

Done something much like this myself recently. Vice grips didn't work, heat didn't work, cutting a slot and using an impact driver didn't work, yelling and screaming didn't work, easyouts didn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: How to build a holding tank

I considered the foam idea, but in the end opted for a tank built in two halves. I'd built a baffled cylindrical diesel fuel tank in two halves previously and not had any problems with it in service....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Prop and Shaft Barnacles

I had a unique opportunity to test the zinc theory, in a way. My hot dip galvanised mooring chain was in the water for around 6 months whilst our boat was elsewhere. It had two nylon strops attached...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: How to build a holding tank

I made a holding tank for my boat recently. I made it in two halves using female molds made from 3 mm melamine coated particle board hot glued together and with play-dough for the rounded edges. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,217
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Who is divorced because of sailing?

I'm not divorced because of sailing although my wife did make me sell our last boat. Fortunately it was so we could buy something bigger. I'm realizing I'm a lucky guy!

Sent from my GT-P1000 using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,516
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

I'm a power broker. I sell C cells by the sea shore.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?

I had a H16 in the early days and I agree with the other posters in that they are a good beginners boat. They can be rigged with a system to ease righting after capsize. I guess my only complaint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,796
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: 1 inch prop on 25mm prop shaft?

Not saying I would recommend this, but if super desperate you *might* get away with using thickened epoxy between prop and shaft. Just make sure it's a low temperature softening type so it can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 586
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 07-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
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) 07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,085
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 06-10-2014
Replies: 356
Views: 112,343
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: 365
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: 420
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: 365
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: 353
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.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
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: 353
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: 1,690
Posted By ReefMagnet
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,349
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: 595
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: 705
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: 356
Views: 112,343
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: 356
Views: 112,343
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: 531
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...
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