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Search: Posts Made By: alanl
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-29-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 10,349
Posted By alanl
I have nothing to add to the comments already...

I have nothing to add to the comments already made regarding towing or sailing. However, the rudder construction issue is a very different matter. Suggest you see the articles under "steering" at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 7,999
Posted By alanl
Brilliant - have just placed a link to your...

Brilliant - have just placed a link to your article on the Australian site www.handymariner.com.au

Cheers

Alan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,935
Posted By alanl
John Yes it is a complex issue. I did some...

John

Yes it is a complex issue. I did some work with the Australian Sika company a few years ago and became convinced about the bonding properties but as you and others infer, there are various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,318
Posted By alanl
Hate to add to your woes, but I think you need to...

Hate to add to your woes, but I think you need to take the problem seriously. The cost of a new rudder will be substantially less than the potenial disasters if the current one fails. You could do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,935
Posted By alanl
Strongly advise NOT to use silicon and especially...

Strongly advise NOT to use silicon and especially beware of the acetic version that has etch properties. Sikaflex and other polyurethanes are much more expensive but will do a better job without any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By alanl
Couldn't resist it Phallo153 - have reproduced...

Couldn't resist it Phallo153 - have reproduced your wonderful story on our Australian Handymariner forum at http://forums.aspac-consulting.com.au/index.php?topic=278.new

It might give the lads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By alanl
Have you considered using an adhesive tape...

Have you considered using an adhesive tape instead of paint? These come in a vast array of widths and colours. The merit is they are usually applied "wet" anyway, then squeegeed on. Try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By alanl
Billangiep - that is a brilliant idea! My...

Billangiep - that is a brilliant idea! My transducers are in a bad state because of hassle factor, so this is a "must do" addition. I made a similar cover out of 100 mm PVC pipe and a screw-on cap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 6,678
Posted By alanl
Great idea The picture was taken in late...

Great idea

The picture was taken in late winter on Sydney harbour - a mere 18 degrees Celsius! Couldn't help rubbing this in for the benefit of those in cooler climes

Alan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,510
Posted By alanl
Last year I worked at the Sydney boatshow with...

Last year I worked at the Sydney boatshow with the local Fujinon distributor. Many visitors to the stand had not actually experienced the stabilised image models and without exception, there was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By alanl
You might find some interesting articles on leak...

You might find some interesting articles on leak fixing at www.handymariner.com,au These do not deal specifically with your hull-to-deck join problem, but might help to get some ideas

Cheers
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,387
Posted By alanl
For Ricm505, consider this solution on my 30' cat...

For Ricm505, consider this solution on my 30' cat - see http://www.handymariner.com.au/fitting_out.htm (tried several times to upload just the image, but it kept failing). The arch was custom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By alanl
Sell the lead and if you can find one, get an old...

Sell the lead and if you can find one, get an old caterpiller track and fix the mooring chains to it at 3 points, When it settles into the mud, it will last for ever - far better than concrete
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By alanl
Although it will not correct any leak between the...

Although it will not correct any leak between the glass and frame or around the handle (take "Hellosailor's" advice), you can certainly reduce the water ingress if you elevate the entire hatch above...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,827
Posted By alanl
Not wishing to reignite the old and tired...

Not wishing to reignite the old and tired argument between racers and cruisers, I must add my displeasure at the "racing fraternity" who want to claim right of way, regardless of rules, or common...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By alanl
As a catamaran builder/sailor myself, I seriously...

As a catamaran builder/sailor myself, I seriously commend putting a "house" battery between whatever energy input (generator/alternator.solar etc) and the inverter.

This will not stop you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 4,255
Posted By alanl
You might like the article on handymariner -...

You might like the article on handymariner - Paint, names, striping&graphics (http://www.handymariner.com.au/Graphics.htm) - it is a "tongue-in-cheek" variation of the old rules

Alan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By alanl
No competition to Sailnet and anyone who wants to...

No competition to Sailnet and anyone who wants to contribute comments etc will be very welcome to join the forum through the menu link at handymariner - Australian source of boat repair & maintenance...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By alanl
Depends what you mean by "better." I had a cheap...

Depends what you mean by "better." I had a cheap (Chinese made) 2 stroke costing around $100 but the stink and noise was excessive, even though it worked just fine. The 4 stroke Honda that replaced...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 1,876
Posted By alanl
Not wishing to hijack this thread either but...

Not wishing to hijack this thread either but there are articles and forum questions/comments on handymariner - Australian source of boat repair & maintenance information - selection, materials,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By alanl
Hi Mithril I had a similar decision to make...

Hi Mithril

I had a similar decision to make because of a raw water cooled Yanmar. The cost, hassle and likely ineffective result of adding a heat exchanger was out of all proportion to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By alanl
Point taken - I'll inspect the shaft more...

Point taken - I'll inspect the shaft more carefully next time.

Thanks for your advice

Alan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By alanl
You will find there is a fairly significant...

You will find there is a fairly significant adjustment needed if you have previously been used to a monohull. In particular, you will use the traveller a lot more, especially when close hauled, to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By alanl
I read the tutorial after putting the last...

I read the tutorial after putting the last message onto this forum and while I respect the opinion of the author, I must disagree about the problems. I changed to the Westmarine product about two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By alanl
Westmarine sell a good "dripless" packing that is...

Westmarine sell a good "dripless" packing that is inserted between inner and outer layers of traditional packing. It is actually very easy to use, the main trick being to get the old packing out...
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