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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Classic30
Re: Royal Carribbean Ship caught in extreme storm

Pants down, more like.. ;)

To be fair, the Washington Post article quotes a passenger saying the ship was listing "almost 45 degrees". Cut that in half and you have a truer figure, but on a ship...
Forum: Electronics   1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raymarine i50 Instuments

Bob, if you like the i50 Tridata then by all means go for it. You'll find it reliable and not difficult to install or use.

If you don't like to cut 2 holes you can also buy a "Triducer"...
Forum: Outboard   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Classic30
Re: Johnson 9.9 charger wiring

I'm from a different country, so maybe Johnson outboards over here were different, but IIRC:
1. the "two black wires" on ours were an AC (unregulated) output that had to be fed to a diode block...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 378
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: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Classic30
Re: Hello from Melbourne

Welcome to Sailnet, Greg! :)

With the sailing season in full swing, if you're interested in sailing with the Classics, let me know. Next race Sunday 31st January.

Classic Yacht Association of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Classic30
Re: Nerang River Qld Bridge Clearance

Hi Dean, first off - welcome to Sailnet! :)

There are a couple of others around here who'd know that area better than I (SimonV for example) - but a 10-second Google search lists this site which...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Classic30
Re: Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW

Actually, yes I do.. but only because (a) it's a fully-crewed ocean racing yacht with all the gear and training and (b) they saw him go. If their MOB procedure was up to scratch they'd have at least...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 789
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: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Classic30
Re: Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW

What concerns me most is that it isn't the first time I've heard of an experienced skipper getting washed out the boat and drowning.

For some reason, people tend to think that...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Classic30
Re: Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW

Latest update:



There's a lesson in there for those of us who don't habitually wear lifejackets.. :(
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Classic30
Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW

Not a good way to go.. I wonder what their MOB procedure was?



Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-17-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,760
Posted By Classic30
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

On the subject of the Mac65 and 'cartoonish', I've never quite understood the Mac-signature "two rows of eyes" concept in the cabin-top design. Can someone explain it to me?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Classic30
Re: Navy stealth Zumwalt destroyer rescues fisherman in distress

Still, in all.. one well-placed cruise missile and the whole lot goes down. The running joke around here about our new Spanish-built Extremely-Non-Stealth LHD's is that they'd look better with a big...
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: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Classic30
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Classic30
Man and three children found in boat off NSW South Coast

This one's different:

"A man and three children are found safe after disappearing on a boat in Batemans Bay following a domestic argument"

Man and three children found in boat off NSW South...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-14-2015
Replies: 290
Views: 12,989
Posted By Classic30
Re: Construction methods (and their trade offs)

I would think CF would be fine, so long as you don't drill through it without taking any simple precautions to protect the mat, just as you would with any other type of fibreglass construction -...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-14-2015
Replies: 290
Views: 12,989
Posted By Classic30
Re: Construction methods (and their trade offs)

Yes, that's what happens.. CF mat is exactly that - an electrically-conductive loose-weave mat - not a loose bundle of fibres in resin. If you drill a hole in it, shoving a bolt through that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Classic30
Re: Summer Season Sailing

Oh, you get used to it. :p :D

..although It's forecast to be 32degC here on Christmas Day, so we'll probly be indoors with the air-conditioning on.
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: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Classic30
Re: Three Strand Polyester Question

I'd pretty-much guarantee you didn't coil them up the same way each time, as Capt Len noted earlier in this thread, because one of the benefits of 3-strand is that it simply doesn't do this if looked...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-11-2015
Replies: 290
Views: 12,989
Posted By Classic30
Re: Construction methods (and their trade offs)

2" fibreglass strip all round.. no problem! :wink
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,789
Posted By Classic30
Re: Lock it up when sailors come around???

I'm not sure that was what you meant to say.. but, yep, I'm sure a green pylon would keep fashion-concious folks at bay. Fluoro green especially!! :grin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Classic30
Re: Three Strand Polyester Question

Chris, no, they don't 'put up with it'.. they choose to use quality 3-strand because that's what they like and are used to and what looks good on the boat. As Len pointed out, handled properly, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,789
Posted By Classic30
Re: Lock it up when sailors come around???

A rickety gang-plank and a full-length boat-cover helps. Makes it far easier (and safer) to pinch stuff off of someone else's boat and leave mine alone! :wink
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