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Search: Posts Made By: ReefMagnet
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Raising & lowering sails

The whopping great mast protruding into the cabin space and the cost of repairing / replacing the mast if it gets damaged are pretty good reasons, imo!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Raising & lowering sails

Junk rigs also have little in the way of standing rigging
Forum: Diesel 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

Using a bowl strainer is a good idea if fitted, but I'd second the bucket method, especially if your attention will be diverted to other tasks while the engine is running. You can disconnect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Auto-Pilot for Morgan 33 OI...

Can't really help you with the specifics of the Raymarine wheel pilots, but I'll add my $0.02 anyway. My boat is very similar to the OI 33 in specs and it is fitted with an ancient Autohelm 3000...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Raising & lowering sails

Lines have an amazing habit of entangling themselves on anything in the immediate vicinity if left to flick around in any kind of breeze.
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Engine driven Reefer Trouble shooting...

Most marine refrigeration guys will tell you the best thing you can do with engine driven refrigeration is toss it out. I'd take a stab that you are either low on refrigerant or, much less likely,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Mapping depth by dinghy

If you're a dabbler with computer programming, it should be possible to record an nmea data stream of depth, time and lat/long to a text file. This just needs a gps and transducer that emits nmea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Dead engine hour meter

I had the opposite where the tacho was shot, but the hourmeter was fine. Replaced with another tacho/hourmeter combo and it's tacho has never worked properly since day one. Next time I'm going for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

Do yourself a favour and get an LED head torch with both white and red lights. If your're legal to flash a light for navigation lights this works well and the red light can be used to see stuff on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Anyone keep an old tire aboard for tow-assist/fender/sea-anchor duty?

Use as a drogue and drag behind on a length of line. I'm kicking myself for letting the tyre place keep a couple of old boat trailer 10" tyres I got replaced recently which would've been perfect.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

..Or a bigger boat bigger girl???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

In summary, I'd simply say "spares and maintenance". For example compare the standing rigging, chainplates and turnbuckles of that 37 footer with those of the 30 footer.

To dig deeper, the other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Purchase then store, or wait?

I'd say use the time between now and your deadline to find the "perfect" boat. If it comes along sooner rather than later, so be it. Looking at boats will help establish your baseline of what you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Float switch

I've had one of these installed in my engine bilge for a while now and it earns it's keep because my stern gland weeps but that's another story. I didn't buy it specifically as I was somewhere in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Compass and Electronics

The thing here is that the typical recreational mariner would tend to use a hand bearing compass for this purpose of which compasses of this type normally don't have deviation calculated or factored...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Here's a tip to cut the ends perfectly square: wrap some thick paper around the tube so that it's straight edge aligns at the cut. Paper doesn't stretch so this will give you a perfect square line. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Cockpit seats

We use beach mats with an adjustable backrest. Cheap to buy, fold up in their own small carry bag and stay put because you sit on the floor part....
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: need a good opinion

Extrusions, due to the nature of manufacture, would be impossible to get custom made one off. It may be possible to adapt another extrusion one way or the other, but unless the price makes that path...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 1,804
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Generator

While ever petrol can be easily purchased sans ethanol it beats gas solutions hands down. Aside from the additional dangers of handling and storing propane as a fuel (you don't need to get a petrol...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By ReefMagnet
Convert old Dolphin torches to LED?

Hi guys,

I've got a couple of old Eveready Dolphin torches lying around that are very stone age in comparison to the new led offerings. Before I bin them, I was wondering if anyone knows of a way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: outboard HP for 9ft rib

We have 9.8 Tohatsu 2 stroke which works great on our 9ft fibreglass rib. In fact, I'd say it's overpowered one up as it becomes very twitchy. With two up (and we're not lightweights!) it's perfect....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,883
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Squirrel Karma

I know nothing about squirrels except that an innocent search once for "squirrel catapault" on youtube resulted in a somewhat guilty chuckle.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Albin Vega Deck Gasket - Mast Reinforcement

I'd say not a chance of separating the hull and deck. Glass over the joint on the inside. Tbh, I'd be surprised the hull to deck joint could be so bad on a Vega, as it is not a problem they are known...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 1,804
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Generator

Hi TDW

As far as I can tell, no-one uses the 12 outlets on the genset to charge batteries. Firstly it's only 8 amps and secondly, and far more importantly, it's not regulated and can fry the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 1,804
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Generator

Agreed. We run ours usually mid morning, however the little Honda cannot be heard from around 20 metres away with any breeze blowing whereas a neighbour has a Ryobi 2kva unit that can be heard from...
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