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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By tdw
Re: Ultra suede cleaning

I'd give them a really thorough vacuum clean if its just general grit and grime. Supposedly US is machine washable if really dirty.

Ultrasuede® | TORAY...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,981
Posted By tdw
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

Centre. Wish it wasn't as off centre would make installing a platform a lot easier and the platform itself more usable. Hyrdovane say off centre does not effect performance.

The rudder blade we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By tdw
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Bit of a minor hijack and if you want to discuss further maybe start a new thread but this is what we ended up with. Love it. 2.5l capacity so about the smallest I could find at the time but large...
Forum: Chartering   05-06-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,982
Posted By tdw

Well I think most had given you up for lost so thanks for popping back in and clarifying the situation.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-05-2015
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,962,153
Posted By tdw
Re: Interesting Sailboats

An addenda to my previous post ..... thanks to Paulo for the thread. An amazing amount of work went into it with some incredible boats and info on them.

We'll leave it up to Paulo as to whether...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By tdw
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

I'm presuming a raw water cooled engine would have a shorter life span than non RWCed but not tragically so. I've owned a number of boats that were RWC and didn't have any major problems.

The one...
Forum: Electronics   04-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By tdw
Re: alpha 3000 autopilot

George, I posted something in your other thread but in short I suspect the fluxgate is shot. The one we had that went loony tunes on us had a gyro type gizmo inside and part of that disintegrated....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,405
Posted By tdw
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Ignoring the gear required to keep the boat happening, including e.g galley kit, we'll also simply cut back personal possessions to what will fit into our allocated lockers in the forward cabin. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By tdw
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By tdw
Re: Underwater Lights

..... for about a minute or so.

I confess I would like to seem them banned from very existence. The other weekend we anchored in one of our favourite spots, only a couple of other boats, full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 23,610
Posted By tdw
Re: Choosing a wind generator

Prior .... if I'm correct the blue blades are not original equipment. The SilentWind people sell the blue blades with an adaptor to fit onto an Air X. Their claim is that this makes for a quieter Air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 63,568
Posted By tdw
Re: I hate boats...

Consider it done. Now for the good times.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,698
Posted By tdw
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

All very well and good but he is doing it in a Hunter. :p

Salute to you Smack. Argumentative old sod that you may well be but in your own way .... dare I say loveable ? Crikey.

Well .... like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 5,078
Posted By tdw
Re: Our first good video

I've moved all posts relating to video editing to Titus's new thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,967
Posted By tdw
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Enough. This is not SA.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By tdw
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

I have used one and found nothing to criticise. Also known as a Dutch shackle btw.

This is a link to a discussion we had here a few years back.
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By tdw
Re: Generator

Mate I won't even run our wind genny at night and I am obsessive about slapping halyards. Even music and voices need to be toned down after dusk, not to mention those who would engage in a bit of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By tdw
Re: Been Away a While...

Now that you will have to discover for yourself but we've missed you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,849
Posted By tdw
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The whole LED discussion has worn out its welcome in this thread. Any further discussion on that subject should be taken to an LED (new or existing) thread.

Further posts on the subject will be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By tdw
Re: Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?


I was about to scream "over my dead body" ..... then I saw your pic. That is actually quite impressive. Well done.

Which reminds me nonetheless to adopt my Grinch personna for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2014
Replies: 4,983
Views: 427,118
Posted By tdw
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Cable Beach it is. Damn, I thought it might be a wee bit harder than that but I wasn't counting on another bloody Australian appearing. :p

All yours ourh.

Just a thought ..... ourh .... you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,190
Posted By tdw
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Reality is if you want to dish it out you need to be able to take it when the barbs come back at you. Wilson obviously has a problem with that but hey, thats his problem he has to learn to deal with...
Forum: Other Brands   11-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,588
Posted By tdw
Re: What make is this boat? Any ideas please

Part of me agrees with Van de Stadt but no smoking gun. There is a similarity to the VDS39 which was built by Dehler as the Dehler 39CWS but that's not 12.5m (41') and/or the VDS Caribbean at 40'....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By tdw
Re: Wooden boats? Indonesian surf chartering.. w/a Turkish Gulet!?

Enough enough. Shoalnervo, you had four threads running all asking the same damn question. Two of those threads have been merged and this one closed. You do not need to keep repeating the same...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-11-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By tdw
Re: USCG Boarding Procedures

Then don't.

Political posts have been deleted. Any more of that and further posts will be deleted while holidays beckon.

I know I know .... megalomaniac foreigner, jumped up convict, hater of...
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