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by zebedee
Nov 16th, '18, 17:49
Forum: General
Topic: Mast raising pole
Replies: 49
Views: 754

Re: Mast raising pole

Here's some images from DavidJohn's setup. Looks the goods, interesting, especially the bit about the spinnaker pole end. Can you elaborate on the disfiguring of the pole end? http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah5/Jaimet88/Mobile%20Uploads/P1010511%20-%20Copy_zpsrwlwhl0o.jpg He seems to be using ...
by zebedee
Nov 16th, '18, 14:58
Forum: General
Topic: Mast raising pole
Replies: 49
Views: 754

Re: Mast raising pole

PNP166 for a 46mm ID pole is similar to PNP164; ~$100 each:

https://www.ronstan.com.au/marine5/prod ... dNo=PNP166
by zebedee
Nov 16th, '18, 13:30
Forum: General
Topic: First sail, new to me Farr 5000
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: First sail, new to me Farr 5000

In the mini association we used to joke that any gathering of more than about 3 stationary minis inevitably included one with open bonnet.
Did you see Ed has a dinghy furler to give away?
by zebedee
Nov 16th, '18, 13:27
Forum: General
Topic: Mast raising pole
Replies: 49
Views: 754

Re: Mast raising pole

PNP164 is for 1" tube, which is way too small for a 20 foot TS! I'll pop out and measure the diameter of my spinnaker pole and report back later. (2" / 50.8mm diameter for a Castle 650 spinnaker pole 2400mm long) You could get away with smaller sheets until the wind increases, at which point they're...
by zebedee
Nov 15th, '18, 22:47
Forum: General
Topic: Mast raising pole
Replies: 49
Views: 754

Re: Mast raising pole

When I built my gin pole, I got all keen and dug out the equations for buckling in a column (the expected failure mode if the section was too small). I came to the conclusion that 25mm aluminium tube (may have been 25mm SHS) was very marginal, while that the next size up, 40mm SHS aluminium, was ser...
by zebedee
Nov 15th, '18, 21:31
Forum: General
Topic: Mast raising pole
Replies: 49
Views: 754

Re: Mast raising pole

I've been trying to remember why I lead the stabilising lines back to the middle of my gin pole before taking them out to the stanchions, but I can't see any reason it is necessary... Mind you, back then I thought blocks were a good idea, whereas now I reckon simple stainless steel rings make more s...
by zebedee
Nov 15th, '18, 20:59
Forum: General
Topic: Keeping your tender safe while unattended around Sydney Harbour
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Keeping your tender safe while unattended around Sydney Harbour

We found the tender with an outboard rather useful around Sydney. My (then Greg's) outboard is a manky looking 2hp Yamaha which I refer to as a Victa lawn mower of the waves, which Greg gave me for free when I bought the dinghy from him. It's very appearance helps discourage theft... Do you worry ab...
by zebedee
Nov 13th, '18, 23:43
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay submersible trailer lights
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Ebay submersible trailer lights

I've bought quite a lot of LED trailer lights over the years and I've never met one which A) didn't claim to be waterproof, or B) subsequently proved not to be waterproof. If you need a reason to spend a little more, better quality lights tend to be brighter and to last longer without individual LED...
by zebedee
Nov 13th, '18, 22:58
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Parallel Bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Parallel Bearings

I knew I missed something.
I'm using standard mechanical (cable) calipers, the same as are used with 10" disks. Obviously the brackets need to be welded in the correct position on the axle.
by zebedee
Nov 13th, '18, 22:39
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Car, trailer and boat configuration good better best
Replies: 64
Views: 19834

Re: Car, trailer and boat configuration good better best

I have the same 3.2 motor with a 6 speed manual in a Mazda BT50 2wd single cab-chassis . Ford won't sell you a 2wd single cab with the 3.2 and Mazda won't sell you an auto 2wd 3.2, hence the manual gearbox. It is great for towing 1700kg of Castle and associated stuff, with oodles (470Nm) of torque f...
by zebedee
Nov 13th, '18, 21:06
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Car, trailer and boat configuration good better best
Replies: 64
Views: 19834

Re: Car, trailer and boat configuration good better best

Better ask Jim; he's just sold a Touareg and got a diesel Territory for towing a Castle!
by zebedee
Nov 13th, '18, 20:07
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Tohatsu 9.8 4st problems
Replies: 103
Views: 4536

Re: Tohatsu 9.8 4st problems

Frank, I should have photographed your throttle arrangement and your telescopic tilt lever the other day. Frank's home built throttle is a small neat lever next to the front mounted gear selector on the Tohatsu motor. It is vastly better than a commercial remote throttle set. He also has a very neat...
by zebedee
Nov 13th, '18, 17:06
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Parallel Bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Parallel Bearings

I'm running a single 50mm parallel bearing axle under 1600-1700kg (depending on loading) of Castle. I could have used a 45mm axle with Ford bearings, which btw would have saved about 30kg, but even with quite a high drawbar weight, I'd have been right at the limit for the axle. I'm much happier with...
by zebedee
Nov 11th, '18, 22:16
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 12841
Views: 1027889

Re: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.

You didn't even see me coming; I walked up the ramp to you and your boat and surprised you!
by zebedee
Nov 11th, '18, 20:43
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 12841
Views: 1027889

Re: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.

Potential Tender - $550 - Baldivis WA Walker Bay with buoyancy bags. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/baldivis/sail-boats/inflatable-rigid-bottom-sailboat/1200693861 An 8, not a 10, but the bouyancy bags make it a very attractive proposition: https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTY4WDE1ODE=/z/1b4AAOSwOrpb58y...
by zebedee
Nov 11th, '18, 13:17
Forum: General
Topic: Mast raising pole
Replies: 49
Views: 754

Re: Mast raising pole

One more query for Zeb and other experts: I think I have two fixing points on the deck directly abeam the mast step. Thinking that rather than have guy lines on the gin pole, I might just mount a saddle on each side of the mast a couple of metres up and do two pre-measured lines directly onto the m...
by zebedee
Nov 11th, '18, 12:59
Forum: General
Topic: Road Trip Outboard Motor Advice
Replies: 30
Views: 485

Re: Road Trip Outboard Motor Advice

24kg. More relevant than mass and a distance from an arbitrary roller is the moment of inertia; the product of mass and distance from the axle, which is where lateral resistance to swaying acts, and the location of the centre of gravity relative to the lateral resistance. After all, there are plenty...
by zebedee
Nov 11th, '18, 10:51
Forum: General
Topic: Road Trip Outboard Motor Advice
Replies: 30
Views: 485

Re: Road Trip Outboard Motor Advice

My boat and trailer weigh around 1600kg.
My outboard weighs about 24kg.

24kg is 1.5% of 1600kg.
by zebedee
Nov 10th, '18, 21:35
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 12841
Views: 1027889

Re: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.

Freeman 28 - $36,000 - Como WA Seller's name is also Freeman, so apparently his design and build in FG. Not sure if price is for the boat or the half share he is also mentioning. No details about the boat, engine, sails etc. and only one external image which shows what appears to be an uncompleted ...
by zebedee
Nov 10th, '18, 15:27
Forum: General
Topic: Yacht advice
Replies: 41
Views: 625

Re: Yacht advice

I'd love to own a Tramp for a while, even if it turned out only to be long enough to realise it's not what I need. Ideally you'd keep it mast up somewhere for day sailing like Paul's Tuesdays.
by zebedee
Nov 9th, '18, 23:05
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 12841
Views: 1027889

Re: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.

Castle 650 - $11,500 - Narooma NSW https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dalmeny/sail-boats/trailer-sailer-castle-650/1200389013 https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDE2MDA=/z/K-gAAOSwvhxb4-QA/$_20.JPG This is an early Castle 650 with no pop top, with a central halyard winch in front of the cabin sliding hatc...
by zebedee
Nov 9th, '18, 22:55
Forum: General
Topic: Flying kite sideways
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Flying kite sideways

I haven't seen the picture; do you have a link for it?

Ahh here it is!
almost-fun.jpg
by zebedee
Nov 9th, '18, 20:36
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: What motor for my RL 24?
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: HANGKAI AIR COOLED 4 STROKE 3.6HP OUTBOARD MOTOR PETROL POWERED ENGINE

Harb wrote:
Nov 8th, '18, 20:21
... But unless you have Cochlear implants which can be switched off whenever you're running the outboard ...
Hah! I have a friend who DOES have cochlear implants and DOES switch them off when she wants peace and quiet!
by zebedee
Nov 9th, '18, 20:29
Forum: General
Topic: Flying kite sideways
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Flying kite sideways

Someone has spotted that the rules limit the dimensions of the kite but not the orientation and realised that a better outcome can be achieved like this?
Someone wasn't paying attention when they set up the kite prior to raising it?
by zebedee
Nov 9th, '18, 11:07
Forum: General
Topic: safe, light and cheap tender?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: safe, light and cheap tender?

Sit on kayaks?
Tenders are a real struggle with a TS because of the need to carry them somewhere when on the road. If you can't car-top a hard dinghy then you're pretty much stuck with inflatables or kayaks. I'm not sure how agile you need to be to board a kayak from a boat in deep(ish) water...

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