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Search: Posts Made By: harmonic
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bruce Roberts 34

Tauntin marine in christchurch new zealand built quite a few of them they sail well one was sailed to Antartica so tough enough too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,373
Posted By harmonic
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

I put a coppercoat system on a 45 foot power cat 3 years ago and it works well not much slime for the first 6 months then a small layer appeared I scrubbed it off and now it grows a light layer of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,415
Posted By harmonic
Re: Senior moments .. what's yours?

does backing over your dinghy painter and sucking it under the stern of your boat count?,only realised when motor stalled.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 11,347
Posted By harmonic
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I have been inverted in a 37 foot monohull she flipped back up again and carried on sailing,we carried on and sailed to port,in a cat we would have probably drowned or died of hypothermia,off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,428
Posted By harmonic
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

I think hard dinks are the way to go if you have to kedge off a sand bank you need to row an anchor and chain out in a hurry.Unfortinately no room for one on my boat,so stuck with a puff up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By harmonic
Re: Powdercoating steel centerboard?

I would think it would scratch off on the casing,powder coating doesnt take knocks or scratching well,maybe a hard 2 pot epoxy paint it would be a lot cheaper and you could do it yourself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By harmonic
Re: Fitting timber pads to transom

scribe curve with a pencil and take out excess wood with the front of a belt sander just watch you fingers and loose clothing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By harmonic
Re: Just sayin, cuz its general discussion

You might blow a frost plug easy to replace hopefully previous owner put antifreeze in most people do as it prevents corrosion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By harmonic
Re: Cold beer a Must

Take one can of beer put can into sock dip sock in water hang sock under boom,half an hour cold beer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,441
Posted By harmonic
Re: Watches

I have a 100 dollar waterproof casio tells the time has a tide function which I cant set as the instructions are confusing,not too worried though I can look out my window and see what it is doing.It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 9,843
Posted By harmonic
Re: I hate to do it, but I have an anchor question. Fortress anchors anyone?

I got tired of dragging my genuine cqr all over the ocean and bought a manson supreme and havent dragged on it yet most of my anchoring is in sand and mud well worth the money to be able to sleep at...
Forum: Provisioning 02-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 12,065
Posted By harmonic
Re: Taylor''s Paraffin Stove

Lenny I think your stove needs more pre heating they flare up when they are not hot enough.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 264
Views: 11,347
Posted By harmonic
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Once they are full of cruising gear they dont point up wind . They are great when you get any where as far as space is concerned, they need huge anchoring gear as they try and sail the anchor out and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By harmonic
Re: Twisted Chain

Find some deep water and lower the chain over without the anchor it should untwist less strain on your windlass that way
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,267
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best sailing spots of the world?

I love most of the south pacific islands but my favorite spot is the Abel Tasman national park its only a 4 hour sail from Nelson and it has everything beaches scollops good fishing and great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By harmonic
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

too much backstay pressure drove mast through boat cool eh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By harmonic
Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

manson supreme all the way just put one on my boat got sick of dragging my plough all over the place amazing performance
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By harmonic
Re: Do you think there's a philosophical aspect to sailing

Personally I find the longer I spend at sea the more relaxed I get after a week all the land bound pressures seem to float off my shoulders morgages teenagers work just dont seem so oppressing,hoping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,220
Posted By harmonic
Re: Do I have to know swimming to sail?

No you dont have to know how to swim its handy to know though as nearly all of us back over our dinghys painter and wrap it round our prop shaft when anchoring at least once in our sailing career,its...
Forum: Diesel 12-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By harmonic
Re: Perkins 4.108, Stop solenoid failure

You could turn your fuel tap off,
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,439
Posted By harmonic
Re: Fiberglass Wharram Ariki Catamaran

Looks great my father used to have a pahi 42 he kept it light and man could it sail.Very under rated designs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By harmonic
Re: Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

I think that it doesnt matter as long as they are soft getting hit on the head by a hard one would likely finish you off.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-27-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,489
Posted By harmonic
Re: Single-handers?

Agree with above post docking is a stressfull time ,if its blowing too hard to get into my berth I just abort and anchor out no shame in that I would rather do that than take chunks out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By harmonic
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

My boat had exactly the same problem didnt notice it untill I hauled her out and water blasted the keel.Its not the end of the world I just laminated up some frames which fitted snugly into the keel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,672
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best Advice

if your thinking about reefing do it they are easy to shake out again.
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