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Search: Posts Made By: mallo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,350
Posted By mallo
Hi Darrinsailboattrash One of the advantages of...

Hi Darrinsailboattrash
One of the advantages of the newer units (against the CARD) are that they transmit the radar signal back, so that hopefully the ship sees you better, especially in heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,350
Posted By mallo
Hi Sailingdog and Darrinsailboattrash Both...

Hi Sailingdog and Darrinsailboattrash

Both the Sea-me and the Echomax are slightly different to the CARD in that they don’t indicate where the radar signal is coming from where as the CARD does.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,350
Posted By mallo
Try www dot echomax dot co dot uk/ (newest) ...

Try
www dot echomax dot co dot uk/ (newest)
or
www dot sea-me dot co dot uk/
I have the sea-me one seems to work very well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Hi Smackdaddy Sorry to hear about your Mum...

Hi Smackdaddy

Sorry to hear about your Mum too, it is not a nice experience to go through, especially for you so young.

It was good in some ways to have the project of re-building the boat; it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Off topic sorry

Hi Smackdaddy
Sorry I didnít mean to kill you!!!!;) , I have stared typing the accident up, it was about and 24 month project to get the boat back, to strip her, repair her, paint her and re-build...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Lifting

Hi Thinwater

I am saying this without visiting the site so please go gentle, having been involved in lifting our boat, I donít think you have enough rise and fall of tide to do what you are trying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Hi John Just something to watch out for,...

Hi John
Just something to watch out for, depending on how much you stuff floatation gear inside and how the deck to hull joint is made be careful that you donít split the hull/deck joint and end up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
HI CBinRI Yes it is one helluva tide, we can...

HI CBinRI
Yes it is one helluva tide, we can get on a spring tide 40ft rise and fall!!
it makes for interesting sailing..... On Friday we were off one of our headlands near to us, we were sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Well someone I know was very luckyÖ.. ...

Well someone I know was very luckyÖ..

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx188/Inversanda/Random%20photos/star.jpg

They went aground, were rescued off the boat, tide went out, had lunch, tide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Sorry smackdaddy, what is the BFS Thread??...

Sorry smackdaddy, what is the BFS Thread?? (Excuse my ignorance)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,710
Posted By mallo
Boats and Rocks, Don't go together!!

Donít know if I should admit :o to it but been there, got the t-shirtÖ. But got the boat back and after 18 Months of hard graft re-built her, now last survey said she is in better condition than she...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 22,241
Posted By mallo
Hi Jeff Thanks for the information regarding...

Hi Jeff
Thanks for the information regarding comparing the Westerly’s, I would expect a fin keel to be slightly faster than a bilge keel due to the extra wetted surface (extra drag) and on a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 22,241
Posted By mallo
Bluebird of Thorne a bit of history

Hi to all
I would like to clarify a few points also make a few points of possible interest.

Sailingfool your comments:-
I donít agree with the ďsailboat is slow, doesnít point well and is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 22,241
Posted By mallo
Hi Jeff I can understand you having problems...

Hi Jeff
I can understand you having problems “freeing them when they grounded” and I am not disputing you did, but we had the complete opposite on several different occasions whilst tacking up a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 22,241
Posted By mallo
Hi all We have the second “Bluebird of...

Hi all

We have the second “Bluebird of Thorne” she was the second 48ft bilge keel boat built by Lord Robin Riverdale who then went on to build the third “Bluebird” in association with Arthur...
Forum: Diesel 06-11-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,334
Posted By mallo
We had a four cylinder Thorneycroft engine in our...

We had a four cylinder Thorneycroft engine in our sailing boat it was based on a Ford block, a very good/reliable engine, it served on our boat for more than 25 years without any major overhauls, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,411
Posted By mallo
Hi All I have no association with this company...

Hi All
I have no association with this company and have used their LED bulbs for a number of years with very happy results, they stock warm and cold(blue) white as well as some other colours.
Try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By mallo
I would have thought a ľ” screw is a bit on the...

I would have thought a ľ” screw is a bit on the small size, were the cleats fitted buy the builders? It’s now a bit difficult to do much with them as the threads are glassed in.
It would be...
Forum: Chartering 09-16-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By mallo
Hope you have fair winds and fun.

Hope you have fair winds and fun.
Forum: Chartering 09-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By mallo
A month ago we spent three weeks around this...

A month ago we spent three weeks around this area, loads of places to go, the weather was very poor, only three days of sunshine in three weeks (very disappointing).
The islands (Les Glťnan, HoŽdic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2008
Replies: 1,294
Views: 133,367
Posted By mallo
French river Rance

Hi I have been reading this thread with interest, not that we have solar but just the way things are going, I remember on a visit to the barrage not fat from us hearing that when France had a surplus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By mallo
Had a fixed three bladed prop, now have a...

Had a fixed three bladed prop, now have a feathering three bladed Max Prop, have had it for the last 8 Years, very pleased with it, part of a bigger up-grade now sailing more and more, it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,123
Posted By mallo
I would suggest that the lines would be tight...

I would suggest that the lines would be tight enough to keep the position of the boat but not so tight you are causing damage to the fittings,
This brings back a memory we were moored up to a string...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By mallo
Hi This might help, there are different paddle...

Hi
This might help, there are different paddle wheels and some have one, two, or four magnets in them.
Is the boat new to you? Has some one fitted an incorrect paddle wheel in the past?
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,639
Posted By mallo
I donít know if this will help but I have fitted...

I donít know if this will help but I have fitted several Max Prop propellers (and are very satisfied with them including several customers), when they came down from the manufacturers they had a...
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