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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,950
Views: 211,614
Posted By Classic30
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Well.. coming from someone with an old clunker who enjoys reading the opinions of the "old boys" (Adlard Coles, Maurice Griffiths, Uffa Fox, Donald Street, etc. etc. ad infinitum) I, for one, would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,985
Posted By Classic30
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,985
Posted By Classic30
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Oh, well.. too late for me! :frown
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,985
Posted By Classic30
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Ok.
Yes.
A white topsides enamel of some kind 2-pack or 1-pack as you like over a proper Yacht Primer.
I would.. only because I'd rather not go up there just because something has loosened off....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

Hmm.. wouldn't that indicate he went into the water fairly close to land? Perhaps he slept right through and then was washed off after impact??

Certainly wasn't what I was expecting.. but a nasty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,289
Posted By Classic30
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Many riggers would disagree with you: Stresses and strains are still set up in the wire and AFAIK it is those stresses and strains that are responsible for the oft-quoted 10-15yr life of a rig - not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,289
Posted By Classic30
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Folks forget that the entire time a boat is in the water, gently rocking back and forth with the waves, the shrouds on one side of the rig are being tensioned and the opposite side eased alternately,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

Mallacoota yacht search: Rescue crews hopeful missing sailor made it ashore - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

I've not been to Mallacoota either, but I agree it's not logical that he'd try to enter.

With no sails up, it seems most likely to me that he's fallen off his perch many miles out and the boat has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,289
Posted By Classic30
Re: Why buy new rigging?

If you're seriously considering keeping it, at least get it NDT'd.. using a liquid dye penetrant. There are companies that will do this for you - or, for the genuine optimist, you could do it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

That's an unusual rig.. but it doesn't look like he had the sails up at the time - must have been motoring.

We've had pretty reasonable weather down here the last few days.. it was flat calm on...
Forum: Racing   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Classic30
Re: RaceQ's app

I've used it for two races now.. yesterday's race turned into a drifter, but the app still shows our track, heel and COG very well so is well worth giving it a go. Make sure you orient the phone...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Classic30
Re: What to do with an I-Pad?

What I'd do?? Load some games on it - perhaps there's some already - to keep the kids (or friend's kids) stuck down below out of the way from getting bored whilst the adults enjoy a nice day out on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Classic30
Re: Cutting cable on Raymarine i60 wind unit

Yes, I have.. but I knew the risks (like instant void of warranty) and made sure I reterminated all cable cores (including the shield) in a junction box using proper insulated crimps and terminals,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,101
Views: 282,156
Posted By Classic30
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

A pic from last haul-out. ..perhaps implying that I really do not spend enough time sailing this boat: :D

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n493/Classic30/The%20Boat/IMAG1132_zpsmxamiatv.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By Classic30
Re: Does Diesel Fuel Actually Age,,, Or Are We Causing It?

FWIW: non-free = entrained water. Whilst I don't disagree with all you've said, entrained water is always kept to minimum possible quantities. Water injection involves some pretty precise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By Classic30
Re: Does Diesel Fuel Actually Age,,, Or Are We Causing It?

Haven't you just answered your own question??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By Classic30
Re: Does Diesel Fuel Actually Age,,, Or Are We Causing It?

I don't know for certain, but I expect it was some kind of internal research program that got it's funding cut. Nitrogen-blanketing is pretty common in petrochem storage over here (mostly plastics:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By Classic30
Re: Does Diesel Fuel Actually Age,,, Or Are We Causing It?

Interesting study.. :)

Part of your problem will be that there's diesel ..and then there's diesel. The Singapore Crude-based grade/chemical compositions we have over here (as tested by BP...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Classic30
Re: Port tack is faster than starboard tack? Why?

Interesting concept.

In all my years on the water and wandering around boat-yards, I can safely say I've never seen a knotmeter installed exactly on the centerline...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Classic30
Re: Port tack is faster than starboard tack? Why?

It might look ok, but if you really don't think current was the cause, it's quite possible your mast isn't exactly vertical. It's easy enough to check:

Let the main halyard out far enough to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Classic30
Re: masthead flag halyard

Most boats I've seen (including mine) with too much masthead clutter fly burgees/pennants from flag halyards on the spreaders... but if you want to try a masthead one:

1. You'll need a flag...
Forum: Racing   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Classic30
Re: RaceQ's app

Thanks for the link. Maybe I was expecting too much from my race replay.

What they're doing is really pretty impressive, even if they've a ways to go before it's really useful to a keen racer. ...
Forum: Racing   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Classic30
Re: RaceQ's app

FWIW, I recorded our track during our race yesterday. Neat app!!

The phone side is straightforward (on Android) but the web interface is harder to work. The recorded heel angle seems a bit all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Classic30
Re: Headsail tack attachment.

Heh. Depends on which size gorilla you put on the halyard winch.. :D
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