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by timfnz
Nov 12th, '14, 13:37
Forum: General
Topic: Ross 650 keel
Replies: 13
Views: 2160

Re: Ross 650 keel

I guess that's another difference between the castle 650s. My keel cable goes slack when the keel is in the lowered position. I then take up the slack in the cable and off we go. (#151) Does your donated Ross 650 have a bulb keel or straight fin ? I thought the later ones had straight fins. enjoy i...
by timfnz
Oct 24th, '14, 17:06
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatable boats
Replies: 50
Views: 5247

Re: Inflatable boats

wow that's good, On nz Torpedo7 they are still $1040 !!!
by timfnz
Oct 23rd, '14, 11:51
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatable boats
Replies: 50
Views: 5247

Re: Inflatable boats

How about one of these, priced cheap as a basic inflatable dinghy, weigh 18kg, and have a inflatable SUP type floor in them : http://www.silvermarine.com/product/product73.html They are being sold in NZ .. http://www.silvermarine.com/upload/201310/watermark/1382432995.jpg Would definitely paddle bet...
by timfnz
Oct 20th, '14, 10:05
Forum: General
Topic: How to get tight outhaul while reefed?
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: How to get tight outhaul while reefed?

Hi Max, I've been through the exercise of reefing setup, see my post here : http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=11796 I put up heaps of pictures from different angles of my boom setup. I found that I could get sufficient tension on the foot of my sail by directly cleatin...
by timfnz
Oct 20th, '14, 09:13
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Rigging specs for Sonata7
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Rigging specs for Sonata7

Good point, keel position is easy to get wrong too ... if you wind down a swing keel too far, with no tension on the cable, it can hang off the pivot point, and actually swing too far forward..
by timfnz
Oct 20th, '14, 08:47
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Rigging specs for Sonata7
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Rigging specs for Sonata7

got a picture of your mast angle? I experimented a lot with rake and prebend on my mast on a Farrr 6000. Very fine adjustments have a big effect. It took me a whole season to get my boat setup perfect, and sail with neutral going to weatherhelm when overpowered. What angle are you sailing when you g...
by timfnz
Oct 18th, '14, 11:36
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Ross 650 keel, bulb - no bulb
Replies: 12
Views: 6535

Re: Ross 650 keel, bulb - no bulb

hmm, the one I'm looking at doesn't have foam sandwich construction for the cabin sides, which are just thin GRP. Definitely more sandwich construction of the cabin top in Maasai Rush. Foam sandwich on the Mk1 I am looking at starts below the deck join. All the bouyancy and lockers are foam sandwich...
by timfnz
Oct 17th, '14, 21:16
Forum: Queensland Trip Reports
Topic: Townsville to Cape Bowling Green
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Townsville to Cape Bowling Green

Great post ! I looked at your pictures of your boat, that galley is fantastic ! Your mast doesn't have much bend in it, do you think with more prebend you might get a flatter mainsail? I think if you need to reef at 15 knots, maybe your sail isn't flattened enough? I did own a Farr 6000, and with pr...
by timfnz
Oct 17th, '14, 10:05
Forum: General
Topic: Callisto restoration
Replies: 109
Views: 18434

Re: Callisto restoration

Looks great, not many companies are restoring yachts to that standard ! I liked the toerails, can you tell me what type of hull/deck join Callisto uses? Does the toerail wrap around it to protect the edge or is it just sitting on top of the deck. I am looking at repairs to an outward flanged join, w...
by timfnz
Oct 16th, '14, 11:28
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Ross 650 keel, bulb - no bulb
Replies: 12
Views: 6535

Re: Ross 650 keel, bulb - no bulb

That's an easy way to identify a Mk2, seems a rather dramatic way to deal with weatherhelm..! May help control round ups as well.. Ive seen a chart of the construction and weights of The Ross 650, however I'm looking at one presently that seems to have the normal rudder box, and substantial bulb (su...
by timfnz
Oct 10th, '14, 22:55
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Ross 650 keel, bulb - no bulb
Replies: 12
Views: 6535

Re: Ross 650 keel, bulb - no bulb

Hello all, just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the history of the Ross 650 and the various keels found in them. From what I have found, there is a keel with a lead bulb on the bottom, found in some of the earlier models (Mk1?). There are also some with a cast iron keel with no bulb, I ass...
by timfnz
Apr 30th, '14, 09:40
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: new outboard motor
Replies: 37
Views: 5860

Re: new outboard motor

I have a 5hp 2 stroke on my Farr 6000... gets me 6.2 knots GPS measured. The last quarter of a turn of the throttle doesn't give any more speed. I get 5 knots into a headwind of 20 knots...
by timfnz
Apr 24th, '14, 15:06
Forum: BOOMERANG 20 / B63
Topic: b20 pics rounding batman point goodfriday 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: b20 pics rounding batman point goodfriday 2014

Nice pics ! Wish I had some like that of my boat, looks like you could have used a smaller jib, did you have lee helm in those gusts?
by timfnz
Apr 22nd, '14, 14:29
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Two stroke oils and Fuel
Replies: 58
Views: 16928

Re: Two stroke oils and Fuel

JASO FC standard is what I used in my 2 stroke scooter. Its main advantage is it is low ash. Cleaner burning for emissions standards. Quote from www.exhaustgas.com : "Modern synthetics have advantages over most petroleum based 2T oils in the areas of high rpm protection, lower sub-zero pour point, c...
by timfnz
Apr 22nd, '14, 13:28
Forum: General
Topic: Hartley 18
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Hartley 18

Retro photos... love it... hey I notice there are twin tillers on your boat..!
by timfnz
Apr 17th, '14, 09:30
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking - 3 hulls (albeit narrow) over 1 hull
Replies: 57
Views: 10034

Re: Thinking - 3 hulls (albeit narrow) over 1 hull

Will be worth checking the folding mech bolt mounts. Depending on how it was built, water tends to sit on the flat surface. A good mod is to add drainage channels. So it is a fractional rig I assume? Got your priorities right, fresh sails are even more important on a Trimaran that a normal boat, due...
by timfnz
Apr 16th, '14, 12:14
Forum: Victoria
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: New Zealand

A NZ forum would be good, there's a few of us floating around, and this forum is a goldmine of information !
by timfnz
Apr 14th, '14, 08:33
Forum: General
Topic: Sonata 7 leaking
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

Re: Sonata 7 leaking

Check the bottom rudder gudgeon/pintle. The bottom pintle on my boat (a Farr 6000) regularly works loose and lets water in past the mounting screws while sailing. A surprising amount of water ends up in the boat after a 3 or 4 hour race. I'll be removing the bottom pintle tonight to fill the flogge...
by timfnz
Apr 11th, '14, 13:25
Forum: General
Topic: What do you use as a Tender? (if you have one)
Replies: 78
Views: 11391

Re: What do you use as a Tender? (if you have one)

I use a inflatable paddleboard... plenty stable, and pack up easy, and only 10kg weight. Easy to inflate when needed, and little drag when towing, although you can't tow it in much wind, as it tends to flip upside down and submarine...
by timfnz
Apr 10th, '14, 08:21
Forum: RL24 & RL28
Topic: Windale the RL28
Replies: 171
Views: 27314

Re: Windale the RL28

That's quite a list, I found when sorting out my boat, prioritising jobs to do is important.
Rigging / holes in boat, keel and sails most important.. led lights and stereo = low priority !
by timfnz
Apr 9th, '14, 13:12
Forum: SUNMAID & SUNBIRD
Topic: Sunmaid Outboard Hp - How much do I need
Replies: 15
Views: 2302

Re: Sunmaid Outboard Hp - How much do I need

I had a 2 stroke twin 8hp (28kg), replaced with a single 5hp single tohatsu(21kg), and never looked back. I get 6.2 knots at full throttle with my 20ft TS, and use a whole lot less fuel. I've already had to rescue a 14 ft runabout motorboat, and my 5hp towed the dead motorboat upstream to the ramp n...
by timfnz
Apr 7th, '14, 08:21
Forum: General
Topic: Now proud owner of a TT680 - Trailerable Trimaran
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: Now proud owner of a TT680 - Trailerable Trimaran

Nice.. TT680 is a classic.. Have you got some pictures of it? Masthead or factional rig? Are your shrouds attached to the main hull or do the go to the amas? There are a couple of Farrier ply Tris near me, however I never see them in the water...
by timfnz
Apr 1st, '14, 09:49
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: Tiller pilot cover
Replies: 13
Views: 3364

Re: Tiller pilot cover

Surley you can add some thick molybdenum grease to the seals around the tiller pilot to increase its waterproofness? Can you put a silica bag inside to absorb some moisture too? I've seen posts in other forums : We've had a good experience with a waterproofed st1000+ on a 32' trimaran for offshore s...
by timfnz
Mar 28th, '14, 12:48
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Buying a TS for the first time - got a few questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 5401

Re: Buying a TS for the first time - got a few questions.

You are right, lots of Farr 6000's there, there is good class racing on summer week nights, and weekends too. From that point alone, I would go for a Farr. I can also recommend them as good weekend boats, as they are less rolly than something like a Noelex at anchor. The pop top is great for opening...
by timfnz
Mar 26th, '14, 12:15
Forum: General
Topic: Double bed
Replies: 46
Views: 3769

Re: Double bed

Yeah I would say a Mac 26 too, I've been inside one, and the massive double under the cockpit is pretty good.. I agree with the comments about the porta-potti, I've occasionally had 4 sleeping on my Farr 6000, and overnight, I move the toilet into the cockpit. Actually, you can make a small double f...

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