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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,765
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Computer Upgrade

Install virtualbox and install Windows as a virtual OS. My work pc is Linux and I run my bookkeeping software on a virtual Windows installation. Best of both worlds!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 1,765
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Computer Upgrade

Some Windows apps run under Wine (Windows emulator application) in Linux ok, so there's always the possibility it could work.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Engine driven Reefer Trouble shooting...

Most marine refrigeration guys will tell you the best thing you can do with engine driven refrigeration is toss it out. I'd take a stab that you are either low on refrigerant or, much less likely,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

Do yourself a favour and get an LED head torch with both white and red lights. If your're legal to flash a light for navigation lights this works well and the red light can be used to see stuff on...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

Reefs are easy to see. What we call "Bommies" which are small isolated outcrops of coral are the things that will sneak up on you. Generally, you'd want a bright sunny day with the sun higher than 45...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Reducing bird mess

I've noticed that birds will move between boats, leaving some untouched altogether. If they find a boat they like, they will stay until either dissuaded or something else more attractive as a roost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: How to build a holding tank

I made a holding tank for my boat recently. I made it in two halves using female molds made from 3 mm melamine coated particle board hot glued together and with play-dough for the rounded edges. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,260
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I'd had Redcrests for years and always used a 3.5 hp 2 stroke motor. From memory the Redcrest is rated to 4 hp max. Having said that, and because the motors tend to "tuck under" on a soft tail under...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2014
Replies: 397
Views: 167,010
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

No it wasn't that one. It's this one:

Double Sided White Butly Tape (http://www.tapesonline.com.au/double-sided-white-butly-tape.html)

It's available in black also on the site.

I used the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2014
Replies: 397
Views: 167,010
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Tapesonline.com.au sell it. Probaly not as good as maine sails but i've used it for my traveller, a hatch and the mooring cleat so far with good results. Blackwoods sell the same stuff too.

Sent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Autohelm ST3000

Sure do:

Autohelm 3000 Owners: Roller Bearing Source; Overhaul - Cruisers & Sailing Forums (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f13/autohelm-3000-owners-roller-bearing-source-overhaul-9173.html)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,352
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: SILICONE to mount in-hull transducer?

Is this to shoot through a solid f/g hull? In that case silicon will work perfectly with the following caveats; 1) make sure the transducer gets a clear reading through the hull at the desired mount...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,414
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Are you done yet??

Oh man, can I sympathise with that!

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m594/ReefMagnet/Albin%20Vega%20Build/PB070264.jpg...
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