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Search: Posts Made By: ozsailer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 4,817
Posted By ozsailer
Re: insurance/survey

Hi Captain Jack,
Here in Oz if the boat is over 15 years old most insurance companies now require a survey every 2 to 5 years and also when a person buys a boat. There a lot more people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By ozsailer
Re: Drilling into mast & boom

Hello all,
agree with Simon V, drilling into aluminium just requires a sharp drill and relatively high speed drill. One trick when marking out is to tape the area in masking tape for...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By ozsailer
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Hi Td,
Following weather patterns at the moment as well and will be brining the boat in tomorrow to start preparing for for going offshore. Not a lot to do other then fuel and get food and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By ozsailer
Re: USVI Men Facing Firearm Charges Said they Came for Fuel

Any of the law enforcement officers check to see what fuel was on board:confused: I think it would be one of the things I would have been looking at when I was on the boat. Bit hard to argue you...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By ozsailer
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Currently starting to watch long term weather formations. Looks like the big winds may hang around for a while. At the moment we have a 3 metres sea and a 3 metres swell. Winds are forecast from the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By ozsailer
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Hi TDW,
We are heading out for a cruise from Lake Macquarie up to Newcastle on the Weekend of the 15th and then were thinking of heading north to Port Stephens or South to Pittwater and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By ozsailer
Wind sensor location

Hello all,
Sue and I have slowly been refurbishing our Cheiftain 38 (centre cockpit) and finished installing the new log and depth instruments some time ago. We had also purchased as part of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 22,978
Posted By ozsailer
Hello all, while a member of this...

Hello all,
while a member of this site for some time I do not post regularly although barely a day goes by without me reading the majority of threads. I bought a sail from Kelly Hansen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By ozsailer
The core is belown the waterline, The boat is...

The core is belown the waterline, The boat is repairable (luckily) but I am just bitterly disappointed that you do all the right things and still get screwed. Talking to the shipwright today we are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By ozsailer
Fair call in relation to the blisters, I was well...

Fair call in relation to the blisters, I was well aware that the boat has osmosis and went in with eyes wide open in regard to that. Being advised at the time that it was solid fibreglass and also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By ozsailer
Advise re purchase

Hello everyone,
I am in a bit of a funny situation and would like to hear your thoughts on my dilema. I bought our yacht 3 years ago and prior to purchasing the boat had a survey...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By ozsailer
Hello everyone, many thanks...

Hello everyone,
many thanks for the replys. looks like I am going to have to do some more research. I am concerned that I am comparing apples with apples as there appear to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By ozsailer
Copper antifould

Hello everyone,
well the boat comes out of the water on the 5th of next month and we are getting some major workk done. When we bought the boat we new we had some osmosis in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By ozsailer
Hi Smacko, while not a catamaran...

Hi Smacko,
while not a catamaran sailer, Sue and I have long term plans to go this way in the future. From what you have written it appears you have quite a budget from my browsing of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By ozsailer
Hi Michael, congratulations on...

Hi Michael,
congratulations on the Bene. When we were looking we were on a fairly strict budget and the Chieftain was to good to pass up. Your quite right on the height of the boom...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By ozsailer
Hello Magpie, just read your...

Hello Magpie,
just read your post on the Cheiftain 38 and just wondering how you went with your hunt. We bought our C 38 some 18 months ago and have been having fun ever since. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By ozsailer
Rebedding staunchions

Hello Everyone.
Well I finally got around to another chore and decided to rebed the staunchions and tighten all the bolts. Trouble started when I went to undo a number of the small bolts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By ozsailer
Re-cutting a main

Hello everyone,
Like a lot of people we are budgeting pretty tight at the moment and the new main was going to have to wait for another 12 to 18 months but then I have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 50,106
Posted By ozsailer
Wink Hello Simon, welcome back to the...

Hello Simon,
welcome back to the real world:rolleyes: . I have been following the thread and along with everyone else would like to pass on our congratulations on a safe arrival. Well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By ozsailer
good luck with the survey, but listen to what he...

good luck with the survey, but listen to what he has to say and dont let emotions get in the way of sound judgement. Hope everything works out:)


Greg and sue
Land downunder
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By ozsailer
Hello all, thanks for the replies,...

Hello all,
thanks for the replies, The chieftain displaces approximatley 8 ton. I must admit I was taken with the guy from Simrad he really knew his product and did mention that they had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By ozsailer
Which Auto Pilot?

Hello all,
well we have saved and saved and now its time to buy some goodies for the boat. We have a Cheiftain 38 sloop with a transom mounted rudder that is controlled by wheel and cables...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 6,237
Posted By ozsailer
Second hand sails

Hello everyone,
last year I bought our Cheiftain 38 and was happy with the purchase knowing we would have to replace the main in 2 or 3 seasons time. Well we had to pull the main...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2008
Replies: 139
Views: 12,241
Posted By ozsailer
Hello Wombat, so how did the...

Hello Wombat,
so how did the survey go. Where are you going to moor her, more importantly when are you coming up to Lake Macquarie and try her out against a real boat:D . Sue and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2008
Replies: 139
Views: 12,241
Posted By ozsailer
Hello Wombat, looks like...

Hello Wombat,
looks like congratulations are in order. Well Done. I know how you feel about going to a bigger boat. First time I took the Cheiftan in at Holmepoint marina amongs...
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