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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-27-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Experienced skipper / engineer

I'm a sailor with around 20 years experience, last 10 as skipper of my 43' boat that I am currently selling. I have done all my own maintenance, upgrades and installations of everything from new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 3,153
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Re: WTF.... I am confused

I joined ages ago and have no ratings...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,498
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 1,101
Views: 282,165
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

America's Bay, NSW, Australia

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/SpawnyWhippet/Boats/Panama%20Jack/2009%20March/P1010743.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 1,101
Views: 282,165
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/SpawnyWhippet/Boats/Panama%20Jack/2009%20June/P1020412.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 1,101
Views: 282,165
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Arriving in Sydney from Singapore

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/SpawnyWhippet/Boats/Panama%20Jack/2009%20June/P1020414.jpg
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-27-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Ex Clipper Race Crew

Hi everyone, I'm a long time sailor just moved from Singapore to San Francisco with my boat.

I was a competitor in the 2013-2014 Clipper Round the World race and wondered if there were any other...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-26-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 34,015
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Re: Crew, Captain and Owner Feedback

I have had the exact same experience with this company. He has cost me close to 50k GBP and his unpaid crew abandoned my yacht 7000 miles from its destination. When I successfully prosecuted him, he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,479
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Many Chinese LCD TV's are 12V with an AC adapter...

Many Chinese LCD TV's are 12V with an AC adapter like a laptop these days. I bought a new 24" 12V LED TV for my boat for $200 and wired it directly to the boat electrics via a fused relay.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 12,405
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
Just in case you need a new starter motor for the...

Just in case you need a new starter motor for the 4500, just order a pattern part 12V / 0.9kW starter from your local motor parts store for a VW Jetta 1.0, Passat 1.3, Polo, Scirocco 1.3 or Vento...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-26-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 64,957
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
I respectfully suggest you think about that for a...

I respectfully suggest you think about that for a second. How can towing something not slow you down?? And if there was so little stress on the dinghy, how is it that so many are lost or discovered...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-30-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 64,957
Posted By SpawnyWhippet
I'll join the queue advising you not to tow,...

I'll join the queue advising you not to tow, apart from the added drag, fuel consumption and reduced speed, it is not good for the dinghy.

I lost my first brand new inflatable rib this way -...
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