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Search: Posts Made By: SimonV
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-08-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 4,895
Posted By SimonV
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

You need to remember the bigger the screen the greater the watts. We have a 19" and that uses about 3Ah of juice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By SimonV
Spoke with a rigger here at Airlie Beach...

Spoke with a rigger here at Airlie Beach Australia. Check with the latest rules, as clear covered stainless is now exceptable here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By SimonV
I only buy 12v stuff from the US, or engine parts.

I only buy 12v stuff from the US, or engine parts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By SimonV
Re: Yacht parts in Australia

This is from today. I have been looking at a new water maker as my old one was used by Noah and kept running by yours truly with duct tape and fence wire. Anyway looking at a Spectra, the best price...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By SimonV
There is nothing wrong with replacing coated wire...

There is nothing wrong with replacing coated wire with coated wire. You have a cruising boat and the quoted recommendations are for racing boats in races. By just stripping the plastic coating you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,428
Posted By SimonV
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

LOL. I agree with your faultless description. In my original post I was lax in my approach to the original advice given, not wishing to offend the poster of this onerous advice.....2. Carry a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,428
Posted By SimonV
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

I have read and re read to ColRegs for international and US inland water. no where does it mention 5 blasts or whistles for danger but clearly states..
-INLAND-Sound and Light Signals
RULE...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,008
Posted By SimonV
The people that throw that quote about, never...

The people that throw that quote about, never loved or cared for their boat the way they should have. Owning a boat is not just a physical thing, just think about the people you know with sailboats,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By SimonV
I didn't know you had gone somewhere. .So where's...

I didn't know you had gone somewhere. .So where's you bin? What did you do? Glad you're back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,428
Posted By SimonV
Great first sail congratulations. Keep doing what...

Great first sail congratulations. Keep doing what your doing and all the secrets will be revealed. As for some advice given take it with a grain of salt. Alfready there have been some inaccuracies...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,726
Posted By SimonV
It's on while ever we are on the move, and off...

It's on while ever we are on the move, and off when anchored after confirming we're not dragging. It will go on if the weather picks up just to keep an eye on things, night time is not so good if...
Forum: Multihull 02-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 17,015
Posted By SimonV
If I had lots of money I would like one.

If I had lots of money I would like one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,728
Posted By SimonV
Mine is not to bad, more of a pictorial of our...

Mine is not to bad, more of a pictorial of our 2013 cruising season in New Cal and Vanuatu. 2014 season starts next month and will be the Whitesundays. http://svgoodonya.blogspot.com
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-20-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,282
Posted By SimonV
There is a big difference between bum boats and...

There is a big difference between bum boats and Cruisers. Same as RV's and trailer trash. You are still going to get people so down and out that they have no where to, it maybe the boat was the last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By SimonV
I have no idea but it sounds good, why has it not...

I have no idea but it sounds good, why has it not been produced before? What are the down sides?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By SimonV
I say we all chip in and double their pay, hell...

I say we all chip in and double their pay, hell let's quadruple it and get them to declutter the lot.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By SimonV
Ahh but if you post everything in general the...

Ahh but if you post everything in general the mods will move it to one of the sub folders and it will be lost forever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By SimonV
Re: Warps?

WARP = A factor of speed related to space travel. (Capt. J T Kirk..Enterprise)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,799
Posted By SimonV
I have read this thread and find some of the...

I have read this thread and find some of the replies farcical. To the point of nearly calling BS. Yes it is possible to solo sail a large sailboat 50+ but you will need all the mechanical advantage...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By SimonV
Re: Homemade composting head

I am a Bit lost here. Is it a composting toilet or is it just a bucket? I always thought composting took months and you where required to stop adding fresh mater to allow complete composting. By...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By SimonV
What happened to Tony this is too weird I got to...

What happened to Tony this is too weird I got to stop drinking rum.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By SimonV
I would look at the rudder tube gland. I think it...

I would look at the rudder tube gland. I think it will be similar to your stern tube gland. Underway water can be forced up and past the gland, it is one of those out of sight out of mind maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By SimonV
We have reference books on board and each has its...

We have reference books on board and each has its own plastic bag and never come up on deck unless at anchor. Lots of novels for when underway and for swapping. Novels tend when underway can and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,517
Posted By SimonV
I will try and adhere to rules 2.3.4 and 5 which...

I will try and adhere to rules 2.3.4 and 5 which are, listen to the wife more.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,738
Posted By SimonV
To compare an around the world cruise to a non...

To compare an around the world cruise to a non stop round the world, is like comparing a walk in the park to running a marathon.
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