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Search: Posts Made By: bullseye
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By bullseye
Previous member (now with a boat!)

I used to visit sailnet often, read the articles & the messege forums, but drifted away.
Now have finally got a Keel boat, a Top Hat 25, which is a yacht design ive been looking at for many...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-17-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By bullseye
can i run some figures past you

Thank-you Jeff for the very thorough reply, you certainly made me aware of some issues i hadnt considered at all.
here in australia this design is actually considered by clubs,sailors & shipwrights...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-12-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By bullseye
can i run some figures past you

im thinking of buying a 25ft yacht(circa 1975-1985), which is called a Top Hat(in australia), designed by illingworth & primrose(UK),fibreglass,long keel, intended use is short-hop coastal...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 14,485
Posted By bullseye
FLushing an outboard

i think it depends on the engine, i used to have a Mariner(mercury) 8HP, with the gear shift on the tiller it was made in america, it was a very good motor (i hate giving the yanks credit for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-06-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By bullseye
Actually using Charts

just write directly on the chart
what you need is a 2B pencil, these are soft enough to be rubbed off by an eraser
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-28-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By bullseye
Crew available-East Coast Australia

Im looking for Coastal/Offshore cruising, crewing posistions.
i have no coastal sailing experience yet,
own a small yacht moored on Lake Macquarie.

Trained to Competant Crew level with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By bullseye
wet weather trousers

im after some good wet weather trousers,for coastal/ocean cruising(high bib & brace style), goretex or similar,probably prefer unlined.prefer under $250US.
im going to the US in jan & am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-04-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 7,053
Posted By bullseye
Dufour 38 Classic

well,ive walked on one!,& i found the headroom very low compared to catalinas & bavarias(but im 6'' 4"), the saloon area seemed a little cramped too,it all looks nice though & theres a massive...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By bullseye
What is the difference between a coastal crusier and a bay b

NautTwilight,if your statement is entirely correct,we all might as well ''pack up & go home''.
im learning a lot from this messege board,the info ive gathered will greatly help me to weigh up the...
Forum: Chartering 09-08-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By bullseye
recommendations for charter locations close to SE USA?

with the US dollar soo strong against the aussie dollar ,you could just about afford to come here for a cruising holiday,somewhere like Sydney & Broken Bay,or the Whitsundays!

but of course the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-29-2002
Replies: 108
Views: 11,499
Posted By bullseye
First Timers Ocean Crossing Check List

thanks richard,i liked in particular the ski goggles suggestion for heavy rain,

that solves the problem of the inappropriate use of wet sunglasses on a cloudy rainy day & fooging up causing zero...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-27-2002
Replies: 108
Views: 11,499
Posted By bullseye
First Timers Ocean Crossing Check List


i would be very interested to read the checklist too,could you please send it too

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By bullseye
Aussie & Kiwi yachts

I''d like to throw this one to the panel...

all the info & advice in this section "buying a boat" is very interesting & helpful,and id like to ask if any of you have heard of,or had experience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By bullseye
paranoid about getting seasick

im hoping to do some coastal cruising soon,maybe onboard for a few days at a time,my main concern is seasickness.
ill be spewing (literally) if i get it,i know prevention is better than cure & maybe...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By bullseye

hopefully there is a nutritionist onboard here who can help shed some light.
i agree they are Perfect meals/snacks while cruising,easy & quick!,
my main concern is the high MSG(mono sodium...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-15-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By bullseye
First time in cruising, in mexico, on a 20'''' sloop.

i dont know about Cabo or the mexican region of the world, so i cant give any advice there.but it sounds like an awesome trip, something similar to what im contemplating at the moment.

have a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By bullseye
radio communications

please excuse my ignorance,ive only had "the dream" for a few years & im not up to learning about radio communications yet.

ive got a very basic idea about VHF,more or less line of sight stuff....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By bullseye
metho or gas

ideally what method of cooking would you prefer & why?

my 2 burner metho is great,when i use it (which isnt often),but propane gas would be a little easier to manage & cook on, but storage could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By bullseye
Propane system question

how about a propane canister outside, going to an exterior BBQ,would that require a soleniod?

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 2,408
Posted By bullseye
delivering my own boat!

spare batterys for the torch

have fun.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By bullseye

i think you are worrying too much about the headroom,im 6''4" & have just accepted that i may not be able to stand upright in most or any of the below deck areas,
what i will be considering very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By bullseye

would you consider an Ericsson 32,USA to australia a better proposition?
or an as equally forboding suggestion,as the catalina to aussie?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By bullseye
N hemispere binoc w compass not working in S?

i was in a binocular shop today & the salesperson warned me not to buy a pair of binoculars from the northern hemisphere(im in the southern hemisphere)ie, over the internet from the US or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By bullseye

i like the catalinas features,but ive heard there not blue water boats??

instead of hammering,could they please explain "why" there not blue water boats

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By bullseye
Conners America Cup Boat Sinks


theyve had their knickers in a twist ever since the aussie''s won it in 1983!!
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