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by zebedee
Jan 15th, '19, 17:28
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 172

Re: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff

pdandy wrote:
Jan 15th, '19, 17:21
Besides, a receptionist is buying the top of the range mazda and my base model would look whimpy parked next to it....
I can park my base model industrial white 2wd single cab Mazda next to your Ford to make it look better if you'd like. I'm really happy with it.
by zebedee
Jan 15th, '19, 16:59
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 172

Re: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff

Have you driven both the Ranger/BT50 twins? The suspension tune is supposedly significantly different, so you may want to try both, ideally back to back.
by zebedee
Jan 14th, '19, 22:57
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 172

Re: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff

That's interesting; I went to my GP in Camberwell today and the carpark there was full of 4wds too, but I didn't notice any winches.
by zebedee
Jan 14th, '19, 22:01
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 172

Re: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff

Zeb - Sounds like I should have had you deliver things to my home - dragging the castle down our road would have been the perfect test But then I would have missed out seeing your receptionist accept a large lump of machinery from a total stranger as if this was completely normal and happened most ...
by zebedee
Jan 14th, '19, 21:40
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 172

Re: So tell me about trailer stability control stuff

My BT50 (Ranger in disguise) claims to have some sort of trailer stability system; I'll have a read of the owners manual and see if I can learn anything useful. Edit: It's described as "Trailer Sway Control". It has no input into the trailer brakes (typically an aftermarket inertial controller) and ...
by zebedee
Jan 13th, '19, 23:06
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13221
Views: 1042988

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

SAVAGE 17FT - Starting bid $500 [ 0 bids ] - Goulburn, NSW https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/trailer-sailer/223323181376?hash=item33ff195140:g:0nIAAOSw7MNcOvKy Looks an awful lot like another Red Jacket with a lifting keel conversion (swing keel in this case). MelN; how does it compare to the one you had?
by zebedee
Jan 13th, '19, 22:44
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 55
Views: 1251

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

This is why you don't use the Progress Jetty when a change is due through:

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by zebedee
Jan 13th, '19, 22:43
Forum: General
Topic: Creating a Cruising Trailer Sailer specifically for Grey Nomading
Replies: 31
Views: 374

Re: Creating a Cruising Trailer Sailer specifically for Grey Nomading

I reckon Ralph had the right idea; don't try to fit everything the grey nomad couple could possibly want into a boat; select a boat with is comfy enough for cruising, and have more comfortable accomodation on the tow vehicle. Ralph's version was relatively low budget, but you could get something far...
by zebedee
Jan 13th, '19, 01:10
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Electric drum brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 2027

Re: Electric drum brakes

What you should know about trailer brakes! (NOT guaranteed to be up to date 21st century practice in Australia!) https://books.google.com.au/books/content?id=0SADAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA103&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2Phc41eSUWe-lQ07FX5nAnRxi8eA&w=1280 https://books.google.com.au/books/content?id=0SADAAAAMB...
by zebedee
Jan 12th, '19, 20:15
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Best Coating for repaired trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Best Coating for repaired trailer

Yes but. The triangular reinforcement plates in the original are missing. Does the angled rear section ( next section back) compensate for that? ( asking out of interest) Not really; there's a very long load path via the back cross member and it relies upon the side rails being torsionally stiff, w...
by zebedee
Jan 12th, '19, 00:35
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Best Coating for repaired trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Best Coating for repaired trailer

Tweaker wrote:
Jan 11th, '19, 20:16
Thanks INMA
The replacement is larger than the existing frame. Does that not make it stronger?
Yes but.
The triangular reinforcement plates in the original are missing.
by zebedee
Jan 11th, '19, 23:21
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

You obviously didn't look at the main when you dropped off the winch the other day!
Also, it's got the wrong sail number on it.
by zebedee
Jan 10th, '19, 20:59
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

Yes, the slugs are already too small. They're attached with webbing sewn to the sail, so replacing them wouldn't be cheap either. And the reason I've got Jim's old mainsail was that I was already thinking about a new main, so I snapped at the chance to try a loose footed fully battened main. It's mu...
by zebedee
Jan 9th, '19, 23:58
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

...With regard to the mainsail, thanks for those suggestions, I will check the track all the way along the mast while it's down. I did put some lubricant on and checked the slugs but this was after I put the mast up so I could only get up a little way. I'll check out the rest and iron out any dents...
by zebedee
Jan 7th, '19, 01:58
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13221
Views: 1042988

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

The CAL is the boat equivalent of a Renault 750 or perhaps an original Mini, so hard to conceive (sorry) of anything to do with birth happening there. :D It is possible for two people to lie down inside the cabin, but only just! In the late 1980s I had a 5'11" tall girlfriend who I somehow persuade...
by zebedee
Jan 5th, '19, 22:59
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

The outboard is a whole new world to get to know. I have limited mechanical expertise, but I'm encouraged that a lot of the servicing can be done at home. Lady Jane has a Tohatsu 9.8 two stroke long shaft which seems a pretty common OB for trailer sailers of her size. I'll do a bit of digging aroun...
by zebedee
Jan 5th, '19, 20:44
Forum: Victoria
Topic: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: First sail on our Sabre 22 - Now we know what we didn't know!

Others will disagree, but I have always found trailer-sailer furlers to be unreliable unless they are set up just right. As one of the others who are supposed to disagree, I think Peter has nailed it. There are lots of ways for a furler to not work right, so they require persistence to get them rig...
by zebedee
Jan 4th, '19, 22:45
Forum: General
Topic: Highfield/Johnson Levers - Why are they not popular anymore?
Replies: 58
Views: 7087

Re: Highfield/Johnson Levers - Why are they not popular anymore?

I was well prepared and tied up in my favourite spot for a blow, but there were plenty of people who were either completely unprepared or poorly placed for the cool change. Thank goodness it wasn't NYE when every jetty berth in town was occupied; if push came to shove, I'd go into the canals and fin...
by zebedee
Jan 4th, '19, 22:26
Forum: General
Topic: Just bought our first TS
Replies: 30
Views: 1049

Re: Just bought our first TS

Wingman wrote:
Jan 1st, '19, 02:38
We are in the market for a new outboard
I reckon the Tohatsu "SailPro" 6hp extra long shaft 4 stroke is the pick of the market for a boat this size at the moment. Jim (Bacchus) bought one just before christmas for a Castle 650; he may be able to advise on prices and the user experience.
by zebedee
Jan 4th, '19, 00:50
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 55
Views: 1251

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

For anyone down on the lakes who hasn't experienced a big blow here before, tomorrow looks like being a doozie. DO NOT tie up at the Progress Jetty for this one; find yourself somewhere well sheltered from the South through West or pull your boat out for a day! Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast ...
by zebedee
Jan 3rd, '19, 23:21
Forum: General
Topic: Highfield/Johnson Levers - Why are they not popular anymore?
Replies: 58
Views: 7087

Re: Highfield/Johnson Levers - Why are they not popular anymore?

No chance for next week; I'm down on the Gippsland Lakes with a bung trailer winch, so I can't even go home early if I want to!
by zebedee
Jan 3rd, '19, 22:42
Forum: General
Topic: Ronstan RF94 hifield lever
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Ronstan RF94 hifield lever

RF94 comes up as a flared saddle now, but I found an old discussion about the RF94 highfield lever, complete with a photo.

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