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Search: Posts Made By: harmonic
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By harmonic
Re: Hot Sun, Warm Beer!! Help needed!!! (fridge failure)

In the mean time put your can of beer in a sock dunk it in the sea and hang it off the boom for an hour chills them down nicely.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,436
Posted By harmonic
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Not a hard fix just need a few carpentry and fibreglassing skills.Should be able to do it yourself for under a grand.Librarys a great place to start.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By harmonic
Re: Outboards: sailing with the motor down.

Pull it up I hate the noise it makes and it slows you down.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By harmonic
Re: Tow or Not

I used to tow mine until I got caught out in a squall,its very hard to lift an inflatable dinghy on deck when its half full of water and blowing 25 knots it almost blew me over the side,not good with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By harmonic
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

Mainsails have a curved foot in them so the sail bags a bit in light winds which helps performance as soon as you reef the foot tightens up as you dont want a baggy sail in strong winds.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best Outboard for 24 San Juan

I had a 5 hp honda longshaft with a charging unit on my 26 footer never missed a beat great mileage would buy one again in a heartbeat.heaps enough power.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By harmonic
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

forward facing hatches are a big no no in a storm have spent time upside down in freezing seas stuffing rags into one that tried to sink us they can also get torn off in rough seas,only for coastal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,751
Posted By harmonic
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Hand steering a unbalanced yacht from Nelson to Fiji 2 hours on and 4 hours off for 16 days .First 7 days were stormy had waves go through the mainsail.Nothing onboard was dry had solid water coming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By harmonic
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

I use silicone spray its great makes a huge difference.Climbed up my mast steps and worked my way down spraying into the track, also used it on traveller and spinaker pole track.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,384
Posted By harmonic
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

everything above is correct I would just add that you should use some chain on your anchor on small boats at least as much chain as the boat is long ie 5m boat 5m chain this will help your anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By harmonic
Re: Got a 'head' ache!

It pays to only open the seacocks when you are using the toilet then close them when you are done gives you peace of mind you cant flood the boat then.also over here in new zealand electric toilets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,701
Posted By harmonic
Re: Are These Winches Salvageable?

a can of brake cleaner will do wonders
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,088
Posted By harmonic
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

My head sink overflows into my bilge if I forget to close it when sailing hard maybe yours does too it took a while to figure it out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By harmonic
Re: One Motor mount or all ?

mounts get softer with age if you replace one it will be firmer than the rest and could cause vibration,almost shook my engine to bits till I got it figured out,replace them all and have your shaft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 6,719
Posted By harmonic
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

wind magic crook means ill his legs stopped working doctors cant figure out why real bugger as he was a real sailor.many miles under his belt.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 6,719
Posted By harmonic
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

I started with a 24 foot ex racer got her cheap and did a couple of years cruising on her loved it everything was easy small sails small anchors,easy to dock as I usually sail single handed.Dad got...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By harmonic
Re: Boat goes missing in NZ

I have kayaked around there when I was young and dumb very treacherous coastline,sad ending.Really feel for the familys.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best 3-5 longshaft outboard

I used to have a honda 5 hp long shaft four stroke on my 26 foot keeler and it was great quiet and powerful may be a bit heavier than you want though,very miserly on petrol.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bruce Roberts 34

Tauntin marine in christchurch new zealand built quite a few of them they sail well one was sailed to Antartica so tough enough too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 3,984
Posted By harmonic
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

I put a coppercoat system on a 45 foot power cat 3 years ago and it works well not much slime for the first 6 months then a small layer appeared I scrubbed it off and now it grows a light layer of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By harmonic
Re: Senior moments .. what's yours?

does backing over your dinghy painter and sucking it under the stern of your boat count?,only realised when motor stalled.
Forum: Multihull 03-16-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,835
Posted By harmonic
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I have been inverted in a 37 foot monohull she flipped back up again and carried on sailing,we carried on and sailed to port,in a cat we would have probably drowned or died of hypothermia,off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,963
Posted By harmonic
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

I think hard dinks are the way to go if you have to kedge off a sand bank you need to row an anchor and chain out in a hurry.Unfortinately no room for one on my boat,so stuck with a puff up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By harmonic
Re: Powdercoating steel centerboard?

I would think it would scratch off on the casing,powder coating doesnt take knocks or scratching well,maybe a hard 2 pot epoxy paint it would be a lot cheaper and you could do it yourself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By harmonic
Re: Fitting timber pads to transom

scribe curve with a pencil and take out excess wood with the front of a belt sander just watch you fingers and loose clothing
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