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Forum: Electrical Systems   07-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By chinook88
Earth leakage ???

Was using my 240 volt soldering iron on cable attached to my dock box power point.
I was surprised to see when I started soldering on my 12 volt dc system I got sparks
Am I right to suspect an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By chinook88
Yacht parts in Australia

Hi all
We have a sailing industry here in AUS that cannot help itself when it prices parts and service

I recently purchase a new to me keelboat and i was a bit worried about the amount of water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,711
Posted By chinook88
Forum: Electronics   01-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By chinook88
isailor with bad elf gps

I use an iPad 1 with a bad elf gps unit and iSailor app or navionics . Checked it out against some bouys and a mates expensive gps. I was averaging 5 to 10 feet accuracy . Good enough for me
Forum: Living Aboard   08-09-2012
Replies: 412
Views: 113,252
Posted By chinook88
Re: Living aboard - and sex

Wots sex. Is it part of the standing rig or is it part of the running rig ?????
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By chinook88
my boat sails better with the wind to starboard

I was out today and had about 10 - 15 knots of wind and I found that when the wind was coming from the port side I had a lot of rudder on to keep going. Straight whereas when the wind was on the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By chinook88
Re: western port bay round French island

we draw 1.45mt
anybody know which channel to use to get to the hump then cross it.

I see the times are normally about 2 mt
I have a lifting keel
But raely need to know which channels to use. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By chinook88
I sail a ts in aussie

I run a Binks 25 ts that I have at Westernport marina in Hastings
Good to see some other Aussies on the blog
Where do you sail from if around Melbourne let me know and I can attempt to help you...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-28-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By chinook88
western port bay round French island

I'm looking at a trip around French island and I do not seem to be able to get any info on the depth of water on the hump on the eastern side of French island
Also which channel should one use when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 16,337
Posted By chinook88
Re: tillerlock vs tiller clutch

I use a simple bungy cord from a cleat either side of the cockpit with either one turn around the tiller for light air or two turns if the wind gets up a bit.
I wrapped a piece of aluminum around...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By chinook88
I purchased from bellinghams

I'm from Australia as well and yes we are being ripped off by the pirates in the marine industry I got on to bellinghams and ordered 10 of their charts yes they are grey scale and I got the slightly...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-23-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By chinook88
Is my battery no good

I have an 8hp Johnson sailmaster out board on my boat. My battery is about 18 months old and I have noticed that if I go past about half throttle my voltage goes up to 16 - 18 volts. Below half...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2011
Replies: 103
Views: 13,543
Posted By chinook88
iPad gps

I just purchased one of the new bad elf devices from USA it arrived after 8 days to Australia. Plugged it in to my wifi iPad and then downloaded. The free app for the device. I had already downloaded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2011
Replies: 162
Views: 16,243
Posted By chinook88
64 and just flew the spinnacker yesterday

Had a great day out on Saturday sailed around 35 miles on westernport bay and myself and the son who is 17 got brave enough to fly the kite for the first time ( had the boat for 3 years)
What a rush...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-03-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,333
Posted By chinook88
I want in to

If you guys can hang around in the harbour I will swim in from Australia should be there in about 2025 or can you swing by Australia as you sprint past.

great post keep it up it is getting better...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-12-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,643
Posted By chinook88
Smile anybody sailing a binks 25

I have had a Binks 25 for nearly 2 years and sail on Westernport Hastings Victoria in Australia.
Have had a lot of fun but it would be nice to be in contact with other sailors who run with a Binks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By chinook88
hey jeffrey I am older as well and sail a 25...

hey jeffrey
I am older as well and sail a 25 foot binks on westerport melbourne I am about 1/2 way thru setting up my reefing system as i go out alone quite a lot
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-13-2008
Replies: 3,501
Views: 1,052,811
Posted By chinook88
westernport bay melbourne australia here

westernport bay melbourne australia here:) :) :)
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