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Forum: Diesel   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By SimonV
Re: perkins 4-108

4.108 rebuild kits start at 700 and top out at $900. does nit include pistons.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,201
Posted By SimonV
Re: Hit and runs at Marinas

This is why you buy insurance.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-18-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By SimonV
Re: In-mast furling or slab reef?

Having sailed several of them, my next boat will have in mast furling.
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-18-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By SimonV
Re: Boat came with an asymmetrical spinnaker. What is needed to make it work?

I don't use a lazy sheet at all, only the working sheet. If I need to tack often I wont fly the asymmetrical. If I do need to tack I pull down the sock re run the sheet and open on the new tack. I...
Forum: Hunter   07-22-2016
Replies: 311
Views: 61,585
Posted By SimonV
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Nearly an old thread but I will call it back. I had an open mind when it came to Hunters as a brand, neither for or against. Well I have Just completed my longest and toughest delivery, bringing a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 5,191
Posted By SimonV
Re: Filming yachts with a drone

May be its Just me but. I have been buzzed by these drones in a number of anchorages. Some don't seem to mind the in your face observations of you and yours. What is the difference between a drone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 8,285
Posted By SimonV
Re: Removing Penetrol

Yes it is an old tread, but now I know there are other cheaper products the same as the expensive Poly Glow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By SimonV
Re: Setting up a STORM TRYSAIL.

The boat I am delivering at the moment has this set up. On top of the headboard attached by cord are 6 slugs with tape loops sitting in the mast track. It appears you hank on the storm sail, release...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-02-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,707
Posted By SimonV
Re: Dyneema standing rigging

I like the idea but am skeptical of the durability. The stays cop a lot of rubbing from the head sail as can be seen by the wear on the sails clew and leech. Also the genoa lines rub.
Forum: Diesel   07-02-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By SimonV
Re: Perkins 4108 diesel leak at fuel line connections

Do it up finger tight, with a new olive. With a spanner/wrench nip til it feels secure then only a 1/4 turn to finish.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By SimonV
Re: Ballpark For New Sails on a 37' sailboat

here you go FX SAILS.


Selected Boat: TARTAN 37 Rig Dimensions: I: 47.02; J: 16.01; P: 41.64; E: 12.01

IMPORTANT! Click on a sail link below (blue text) for a detailed view...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By SimonV
Re: Cry Wolf

All through SE Asia the main navigation light on anything, other than a large commercial fishing vessel or international cargo ship is a flashing strobe light and it or they will be in any colour you...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-09-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 7,398
Posted By SimonV
Re: So much hate to new people.

To be honest I don't know anyone who gets excited about going in or coming out of their dock, or the fuel
dock or tie up to any immovable structure. I like most enjoy the feeling you get after you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By SimonV
Re: Joker valve replacement gone bad

My rules about working on the head. flush copious quantities of vinegar, bleach, and lots of fresh water before even picking up a screwdriver.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-27-2016
Replies: 5,175
Views: 440,094
Posted By SimonV
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I agree even NASA outsources to the lowest bidder.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By SimonV
Re: LPG vs diesel for heat / hot water / stove

There must be a reason that a large majority of cook top/stoves are LPG and cabin heating is Diesel. Trying to buck the trend is pointless follow the sheep, keep your cabin warm and dry with Diesel...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-04-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 3,306
Posted By SimonV
Re: How soon are they out of diapers?

Go now, do not wait. you will soon find there is a lot of young families sailing the world, some even get larger on passage. It does seem those with babies and very small children, tend to buddy boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By SimonV
Re: i worry too much

I stir my coffee counter clockwise and pass the bottle to the left.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By SimonV
Re: A woodpecker likes my wooden mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By SimonV
Langkawi Malaysia to Sydney Australia.

We, the wife and I flew in 10 days ago to start the delivery of a Hunter 46 from Langkawi to Sydney Australia for the new owner, total distance 5000miles. Sitting in the marina waiting for new canvas...
Forum: Chartering   02-24-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By SimonV
Re: First time sailing Greece

If your climbing rocks your anchored to close.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-22-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 2,589
Posted By SimonV
Re: Accidently Aged Rum...

Here is what I do. keep the booze in its bottle and put the bottle in a thick sock. I have never had a breakage yet.
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-20-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,179
Posted By SimonV
Re: Single handed sailing without actual sailing experience

You have done two courses, that's two more than I ever did. Buy the boat you want and can afford and go sail. but remember everything happens slower on a big boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,621
Posted By SimonV
Re: "Picture of the week" submission thread

Near Great Keppel island Australia.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,621
Posted By SimonV
Re: "Picture of the week" submission thread

my submission. (
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