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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By tdw
Re: Ultra suede cleaning

Bruce,
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   5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,967
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: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,066
Posted By tdw
Re: Labrador...

Certainly deserves it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By tdw
Re: Old Racer on Her last Legs ?

I was going to cast serious doubt on that idea but but but ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Metre_%28keelboat%29#/media/File:1912_Sans_Atout.JPG

I cannot find any historical info on Jindivik...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By tdw
Old Racer on Her last Legs ?

Jindivik was a very well known boat around these parts back in the day. Could be wrong of course but I don't see her coming back from this.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By tdw
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

Doesn't look like he made it.

Searchers find body believed to be missing Victorian yachtsman in water near Mallacoota - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,060
Posted By tdw
Re: The heart of the matter

Outbound .... we've found much the same but the one advantage of a windscope is when anchored into the stream rather than the wind. With a windscoop you can get airflow from the sides whereas open...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By tdw
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

Brent Swain :eek


I hadn't thought of that JE. Knowing what we now know about such things the skipper is presumably just sitting down below having a quiet cup of tea waiting for the weather to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By tdw
Re: Moody 425 as a bluewater cruiser

Oh you may well be right, I'm only repeating what I was told. From memory the issues were more to do with general fitout than structural problems and from I saw of the bigger boat in NZ she was built...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By tdw
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

Seems fair enough assessment to me. We all know the old story of drowned sailors with their flies undone.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By tdw
Re: Moody 425 as a bluewater cruiser

Chall .... we had a look at a Moody in NZ when we were out looking. I'd always fancied the 425 though the one we saw was big brother, somewhere around 48' from memory. Damn that was a big boat. Huge....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By tdw
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

Supposedly he was alone, on passage from Paynesville to Eden (135nms approx). I was trying to find out the weather so thanks to Classic for that info.

Looking at the boat, which I think is maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By tdw
Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

This from ABC News Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6565048-3x2-700x467.jpg

Boat found washed ashore at Mallacoota in Victoria sparks search for yachtsman - ABC News (Australian...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 532
Views: 18,022
Posted By tdw
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Yep, and I'm beginning to feel part of the Monty Python Argument Clinic sketch.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 532
Views: 18,022
Posted By tdw
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

You expect me/us to read every bloody post in every bloody thread and then somehow guess your wishes ?

We have left this thread largely unmoderated. You had a whinge when we previously moderated...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 532
Views: 18,022
Posted By tdw
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

As I've pointed out before unless someone complains it is quite possible for slander to pass unnoticed. I'd not seen that post before but having done so it has been edited.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 532
Views: 18,022
Posted By tdw
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Brent was the recipient of a vacation that was at least partly, and from memory mainly, due to his unwarranted attack on Mr Perry. That the two of them would probably disagree over which side of...
Forum: Provisioning   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,269
Posted By tdw
Re: Canning Your Food

Farmers market are quite the thing down here as well. An in season apple is a wondrous thing is it not.

I guess that is where I really do become an advocate of canning. Plums, peaches, nectarines...
Forum: Provisioning   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,269
Posted By tdw
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,531
Posted By tdw
Re: Leather Disgrace

It's a hard one isn't it ?

We find on occasion that we'll get a call from a customer claiming that the product they bought some years back was faulty and wanting a credit or replacement. Now...
Forum: Provisioning   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,269
Posted By tdw
Re: Canning Your Food

One of the most eye opening experiences of my first visit to the US was how everyone seemingly shops at large supermarkets. Down here we still have small independent greengrocers who sell quality...
Forum: Provisioning   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,269
Posted By tdw
Re: Canning Your Food

Maybe that in itself explains everything. :smile

Andy ? Shock horror. My mother was going to name me David but she hated the thought it would be shortened to Dave. So she went with Andrew.

Is...
Forum: Apps & Authors   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,750
Posted By tdw
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

I know I know ..... obviously she does not have much taste. I mean who in their right mind would buy a fuc ..... oh.
Forum: Apps & Authors   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,750
Posted By tdw
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

How come we had a bloody Solar Stick thread all those years ago but never one featuring it's best feature ?

Seems somewhat unfair to me.
Forum: Provisioning   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,269
Posted By tdw
Re: Canning Your Food

Ignorant it is then but I do not understand.

Bit of guesswork but did you mean to say "the quantity of water that comes out is the same as goes back in ?"

Sure as hell ain't gonna be the same...
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