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Search: Posts Made By: Ilenart
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By Ilenart
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

I have a two blade Autostream feather prop which looks similar to the Maxprop. The prop was already on the boat and it works fine, solves the problem of the prop turning, which always worried me on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Bruce Roberts 34

Some previous post about Roberts 34 in particular and Roberts designs in general.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-buyers-sellers-forum/88796-klaus-grueber-roberts-34-sloop.html
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Bruce Roberts 34

I would say that a Bruce Roberts 34 is an average design. Depending where you are, there are a lot of other 34 ft yachts that would have better upwind performance ie S&34, UFO 34, Van De Stadt 34,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 219
Views: 12,346
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Some more info

"Before the family left for the trip, Lyra had salmonella poisoning, but doctors cleared her to travel after she was healthy again, English said."

English is the sister

Ilenart
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 820
Views: 39,851
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Thanks for the suggestion Jon. Looks like a good reference

Ilenart
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,069
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Surviving Storm

There is a chapter in Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing that details my yacht, a UFO 34 sailing from Scotland to Iceland in May 1979. During the voyage they had +60kt winds for more than 24 hours....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

I brought a double hooka and I find that when I am using it by myself for cleaning the boat it has plenty of air. The system is quoting Compressor: 4 cfm and Operating pressure: 25 psi. Buying one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Thru- vs In-hull transducers

When I purchased my UFO 34 (built in 1983) it had a in hull depth transducer that was in some kind of oil bath. In less than 3m depth it would cut in and out for 10-30 sec. I replaced it with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Ilenart
Draining the Anchor Well

Hi everyone,

Down on my yacht today doing some work in the anchor well and noticed that there was about a bucketful of water in the bottom. My initial thought was that I should drill a hole so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Ilenart
Re: How to tell what my boat is worth (selling)

Hi Medsailor,

a couple of years ago I sold a Full Keel Roberts 45 ketch. The broker gave me a range, (which I thought was a bit high) and I listed the boat at the top of the range. Then every...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Help with Keels, Displacement, and Roly Boats

You might want to check out Yacht Design According to Perry which has a chapter on Stability. I particularly like how he includes details in plain English. There is a section talking about...
Forum: Other Brands 03-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Hi Aquarian,

a few years ago I did a fair bit of reseach into Vagabond 42's so attached are some details I came across.

Ilenart

...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

Yes, but after 8 hours how do you charge an ipad at the helm whilst maintaining 100% waterproof? For daytrips and in sheltered waters the ipad works fine. However longer than 8 hours in heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

I'm the same as Alex_W. all of my sailing is in the ocean and I often have spray plus the occasional wave into the cockpit. All the gear in the cockpit has to be 100% waterproof. I run a Garman...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

I actually use both. Have a dedicated chartplotter at the helm, plus utilise an ipad with Plan2nav app running the nav software. Biggest limitation with the ipad is that it is not waterproof. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 21,832
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Pictures of your boat

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/ilenart/IMG_0056.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/ilenart/media/IMG_0056.jpg.html)

Heading south on Amadeus

Ilenart
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,948
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Winter weather photos currently in your location?

Winter photos, hmmm. Today was 32C and the forecast is 34, 34, 36 and 37. That's 90F 93, 93, 97 and 99 in your language. I could post some photos, however I do not think you would appreciated...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Identifying a Yanmar

I use to have a Yanmar 2QM20H and the name plate was in a difficult place to see on the left hand side of the engine (facing forward) hard up against the bulkhead. The only way I could see it was to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Ilenart
Any guesses of current sailing conditions between Galapagoes and French Polynesia?

Hi everyone,

currently organising to fly out to Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia to join a yacht sailing to Australia for six weeks. However debating whether to delay my trip for a week as the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,148
Posted By Ilenart
Why I do not bother with a radar reflector

After reading the report of the sinking of the yacht Ouzo I have never bothered with a radar reflector. There are plenty of other reports of collisions where ships' watchofficers were not looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By Ilenart
Re: What's the deal with Bruce Roberts designs?

I think Jeff_H is correct. I use to own a Roberts Classic 45 and "heavy" and "non-performance" was a pretty apt description.

One advantage from the these designs is that they are often very cheap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 8,376
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Money no object boat?

This thing was parked behind me last year at the Witsunday's. If the fantasy includes crew this would be a pretty cool boat to own.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-15-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Tips for Panama Canal please

Had a friend transit the Panama canal about two weeks ago. Did'nt seem to be any major issues. I think all up he was through in about three weeks and that included a practice run. You can read his...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Race yacht sinks, crew plucked from water.

Its been a rough Easter for boating in Oz. Four people have drowned, including a yachtie in Tasmania.

Ilenart
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-08-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 84,419
Posted By Ilenart
Re: Full or fin keel?

Hi DA, welcome to Sailnet. As your post is fairly general in future you may wish to start your own thread.

On heaving to, fin keels can be more difficult to setup compared to long keel yachts,...
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