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Search: Posts Made By: raybies
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By raybies
I don't know if this will help but here's the...

I don't know if this will help but here's the simple fix I did on my 1985 Beneteau Idylle 2005. This old Beneteau is very sensitive to the traveller and needs frequent trimming. The traveller was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 3,126
Posted By raybies
Asymmetrical Spinnaker Tacker

A good refernce for the type of system you describe, and cruising kites generally, can be found at http://www.neilprydesails.com/infoframe.htm

I had my rigger make a up a wire loop of parrell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By raybies
Selling a boat in Australia/New Zealand?

The Trade A Boat website is http://boatpoint.ninemsn.com.au/Home/HomePage.asp
Ray
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By raybies
Selling a boat in Australia/New Zealand?

Hello again Pierre,
Early Sunday morning here in Sydney and I''m having a look at the web in the quiet before the family gets out of bed. Already about 5 knots of breeze up and building, so it''s...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By raybies
Selling a boat in Australia/New Zealand?

Hello Pierre,
I don''t have any experience in importing a boat into Australia but just had a quick scan of the likely web sites to see what might be of use to you.
Australian customs has a guide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By raybies
Is my rudder OK?

This may be a really stupid post, but I would prefer to be safe than sorry.

I have a 1985 Beneteau Idylle 10.5 moored in Sydney Harbour. Yesterday as I was about to leave the boat, I noticed a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By raybies
Lines aft - what''''s best?

Thanks to all who responded and despite the healthy differences of opinion on the merits of various reefing systems, it has got me thinking properly about the various issues.

I have started with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By raybies
Lines aft - what''''s best?

I have a 1985 Beneteau Idylle 34.5 which I use for harbour sailing and short coastal runs around Sydney. I haven''t altered the layout of lines led back to the cockpit in the two years that I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By raybies
Cell phones and salt water...

While walking my tender ashore in thigh deep water, I was horrified to realise that my Siemens SL45 was in the lower pocket of my shorts and totally submerged. That was 12 months ago and it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By raybies
prop won''''t turn

Last year I had the unhappy experience of reversing over my dinghy tow line. I''m told that everyone does it once....or were people just being nice?

This may sound simple, but are you sure that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By raybies
Starting troubles

I have an older 10.5 metre Beneteau Idylle which I daysail and coastal cruise in and around Sydney.

Just lately, I am having trouble with my batteries and/or switches.

The first attempt to...
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