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Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Classic30
Re: Hello from Melbourne

It's a rather expensive Regatta to enter: $385.00 (early bird) for the Classic/Cruising/AMS Divisions - up to $590.00 if you're serious. Granted, that gets you entry in 4 races (woo-hoo) and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Classic30
Re: Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW

Details in the press are as confused as the sea, but it now appears he wasn't the skipper but was one of the crew taking a turn at the helm..

Must have been pretty nasty, though. Here's one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Classic30
Re: Summer Season Sailing

Well, let's not mention the last America's Cup then, shall we?? :wink

This leg happened to be a really shy reach and some were able to carry kites (only just able) and some weren't. Then there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Classic30
Summer Season Sailing

Had a great day out on the water yesterday - blue skies, warm 6-10kt breeze... Just thought I'd share it with you Northern Hemisphere folks who are probly frozen over by now. :grin :laugh

Got...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-10-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,297
Posted By Classic30
Re: Reefing Downwind

That's what I was getting at in my post #34 above.. but, FWIW, there is a way out of this. You have two options:

a) Most-scary: Round up in a trough to a close reach after plenty of preparation,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Classic30
Re: Sail Design Guidelines

Well, I DID say ideally.. Whilst not disagreeing with you at all, I guess my point really is that you can't set optimal reef positions in a mainsail without considering what you plan to set up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Classic30
Re: Sail Design Guidelines

It certainly looks to me like your current upper reef will be all but useless in anything other than storm conditions.. I mostly agree with Rich, but a couple of suggestions from me:

1. Ideally,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Classic30
Re: storing sails: fold or roll?

It's always better to roll them if you can. ...but it's not always possible to do that without changing sail-bags or having a completely different set of sail-bags made up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By Classic30
Re: Reduce Size of Bilge?

FWIW, on traditional designs (like yours), built in timber, the area you describe towards the stern was most always solid timber (the "deadwood") so that the bilge was constant depth right through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By Classic30
Re: Reduce Size of Bilge?

You have to dig them out of course... not too difficult through expanding foam so long as someone bothered to mark where they were! :eek:



Maybe.. IIRC grounding stress cracking should appear...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By Classic30
Re: Reduce Size of Bilge?

In my experience with both shallow (my friends) and deepish (mine) bilges I'm not sure that argument stacks up. Truth is, it doesn't matter how deep the bilge is - if you've a fully-functioning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,282
Posted By Classic30
Re: Wood hull question

Hmm... the planks look fine to me - but she's looking a little dry.

One big advantage of a wooden boat is it can always be fixed. (whether or not it should be being a different question...
Forum: Oceania   09-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Classic30
Re: Looking to hire sailing dinghy - Melbourne

Hi ethoen, welcome to Sailnet.. and welcome to Melbourne!! Your timing is perfect - the sailing season is just starting. :)

St Kilda is right in the center of it all so you have a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By Classic30
Re: Mooring Help

Being braced with all of the stays front back and sides, the mast is one of the strongest parts of the boat and there are far more stresses on it whilst sailing than you'll ever get on a mooring.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By Classic30
Re: Mooring Help

Well.. you're going to need something a lot stronger than the toe-rail to take mooring loads.

One option I've seen used on an Adams 10 (33ft lightweight racer with Al toerails) at my club is to...
Forum: Diesel   09-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,288
Posted By Classic30
Re: Glow Plugs

UPDATE #2: The new plugs are in and the engine is running nicely again..

The guys replaced the glow relay also which was apparently 'sticking' a bit.. and that's their excuse for not covering the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-22-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,386
Posted By Classic30
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

FWIW, I park nose-in with (effectively) pilings on all corners and backwards is the only way out. The boat is held in place by massive steel sliding springs (shock-absorbers) on each dockline:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boom Gallows

Basically, you just drop the boom into a suitable cut-out in the gallows, tie it down, and the gallows holds the boom steady whilst you reef and prepare to re-hoist.

It can be an advantage...
Forum: Diesel   05-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Well...since you asked:

Following one cruise many moons ago, one of my crew noticed water dripping from the back of the raw-water pump: the bearings were shot. This meant the pump had to come...
Forum: Diesel   04-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

I must admit I'm the opposite of the OP.. no-one I know uses a below-waterline strainer; they're all above-waterline - and it makes sense it would be a bit more "rugged".

Two major disadvantages I...
Forum: Diesel   04-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Sorry, no pics.. when there's seawater pissing out of the strainer, the last thing I can imagine anyone outside of the US reaching for is the camera: "OOH! Looky'd all dat wata! Quick, must take...
Forum: Diesel   04-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Truth is, a raw-water system should prime in seconds... although, assuming the pump bearings still hold some grease, an impeller in good nick should manage being run dry for *minutes* without damage....
Forum: Diesel   04-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Onto the impeller itself and between the blades. Don't need to be fussy about it and don't use too much (I could tell you a story about how I found that out, but it'd be getting off-topic).

Cover...
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

David, the raw water pump is (usually) below waterline, so even if the strainer is above waterline (where it should be, so that you can actually open it without sinking the boat). Not sure how to...
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

David, here's a tip that might be of use in future: If you are (or think you are likely to be) having issues with priming, give the impeller a small(!) squirt of dish detergent before putting the...
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