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by PaulS
Jan 16th, '19, 13:59
Forum: General
Topic: SUNBIRD 25 STUCK UP SWING KEEL
Replies: 35
Views: 992

Re: SUNBIRD 25 STUCK UP SWING KEEL

David, wasn't the motor sailer version of the Sunbird 25 built with sails but without a centreplate?

Perhaps just put 'fixing the keel' further down the to do list :)

PaulS
by PaulS
Jan 16th, '19, 08:58
Forum: General
Topic: "Sarona" - Griffin 17 Rebuild
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: "Sarona" - Griffin 17 Rebuild

I loved my Griffin, sailed around Doughboy Island once in 50+ knots - hardy little beasts! (must be the Hartley lineage.....).

Thanks for the pics.

PaulS
by PaulS
Jan 14th, '19, 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: Creating a Cruising Trailer Sailer specifically for Grey Nomading
Replies: 136
Views: 2328

Re: Creating a Cruising Trailer Sailer specifically for Grey Nomading

Rod is the answer to that question a MacGregor 26M or 26X?

A bit shorter and an outboard instead of an inboard but seems to fit the criteria otherwise.....?

PaulS
by PaulS
Jan 14th, '19, 13:59
Forum: General
Topic: Creating a Cruising Trailer Sailer specifically for Grey Nomading
Replies: 136
Views: 2328

Re: Creating a Cruising Trailer Sailer specifically for Grey Nomading

I love the conversation, though of course the answer to the question is driven by most of the variables that surround any boat purchase: -$ -location to use it -facilities where you want to use and launch it -crew comfort -towing vehicle -$ and what priority we give each of the above. An Imexus 28 t...
by PaulS
Dec 24th, '18, 12:42
Forum: General
Topic: Towing question.
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Towing question.

I agree :)
by PaulS
Dec 22nd, '18, 15:30
Forum: General
Topic: How important are aesthetics?
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: How important are aesthetics?

I think the problem with TS aesthetics is that the better looking ones are usually styled on much larger yachts. When they are shrunk to TS lengths lots of things suffer like cabin headroom. Also when you have a TS styled this way gunwale safety lines look stupid if at a useful height for the crew w...
by PaulS
Dec 17th, '18, 11:09
Forum: General
Topic: Return of Devondale Long life thickened cream
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Return of Devondale Long life thickened cream

Nice, and keep supporting Devondale (even though its now owned by Canadian's).

Paul S
by PaulS
Dec 13th, '18, 08:35
Forum: General
Topic: Good clothing for sailing and where to get it
Replies: 29
Views: 1034

Re: Good clothing for sailing and where to get it

The' shorts that cover the knee when seated' issue can be solved the good old way - find a pair of cotton (hot weather) trousers you like and cut the calf bit off - if you are fancy you could use your sailmaking sewing machine to hem them (but I usually don't).

Paul S
by PaulS
Nov 1st, '18, 21:28
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058118

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

Okay Peter and Bachus could you please arrange for the bargain boats to be within half an hour of me and all the overpriced boats with no trailer interstate?

Thanks that would be much more convenient.

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 20th, '18, 08:27
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058118

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

Yes I think it is a Hartley with a short cab daysailer style...
by PaulS
Oct 18th, '18, 08:26
Forum: Queensland Trip Reports
Topic: Cobden to Whitsundays Sept Oct 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Cobden to Whitsundays Sept Oct 2018

I have never been Merv.
How long did you go for inc travel?
How many of the days were over 20knts / unsuitable for moving about / uncomfortable at anchor?
Did having a TS help in crowded anchorages or were you competing with shallow draft power boats?

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 17th, '18, 08:38
Forum: Site Improvement Suggestions
Topic: SQL errors getting worse
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: SQL errors getting worse

On a side note all the special formatting for TSP has gone from my viewing of the forum it has retuned to standard phpBB format, did I do or miss something?

Ie all the user icons now on right and has drop down list of short cuts on left rather than across the top etc

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 17th, '18, 08:29
Forum: General
Topic: I have a deal, now what?
Replies: 73
Views: 2211

Re: I have a deal, now what?

I wonder if surface rust on a solid 50mm axle makes any difference to its strength?

Wire brushed and painted mine anyway......

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 10th, '18, 07:27
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Hand Held VHF trickery
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Hand Held VHF trickery

Perhaps a bit more umph - volts (car may be up to 15V and charge lead may not regulate) and perhaps current again if not regulated, it is possible to wake some batteries up like this - but the usually go back to sleep again! 12mths seems a short life for a pack, how often did you use it?

PaulS
by PaulS
Oct 10th, '18, 07:06
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping the anchor
Replies: 44
Views: 1428

Re: Dropping the anchor

So at what point do we give up on all the hauling and install an electric windlass /winch? Keelers have them (weight) and stinkboats have them (got to get to the next snapper quickly) why do so few TS' have electric when we have heavy displacement boats that need a fair bit of holding? And our crew ...
by PaulS
Sep 12th, '18, 18:51
Forum: General
Topic: winches
Replies: 24
Views: 1146

Re: winches

After you finish the Fergy you can do mine..... 1954 still used regularly to slash etc. I am the third owner (my friend had it in a shed for a bit so I am really the second owner). I know the original owner and the guy who sold it to him new in 1954 :)

PaulS
by PaulS
Aug 17th, '18, 08:52
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058118

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

Binks 25 - $12,500 - Hastings VIC A lot of boat for the money. Trailer claimed to be in good condition but looks to be painted and maybe not road legal brake-wise. No doubt a good mast-up storage proposition. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hastings/sail-boats/trailer-sailer-binks-25-for-sale/11926...
by PaulS
Aug 8th, '18, 09:23
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058118

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

Hartley 22 - $3,500 - Gladesville NSW https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gladesville/sail-boats/22ft-trailer-sailor/1191827296 mmm might be a Hartley but chines look too close together, bow too sharp, frames too far apart, centrecase in wrong spot, coffin berths not high enough - or is it just my eyes...
by PaulS
Aug 7th, '18, 09:00
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: MacGregor 26X Water & Fuel storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1473

Re: MacGregor 26X Water & Fuel storage

Thanks Paul - that's exactly what I want to do - "fit a bladder under cockpit floor with a hose and proper deck filler cap" and I have been trying to register with the MacGregorSailors.com website but they have a problem with their Captcha thingy at the end of the registration process that says "re...
by PaulS
Aug 7th, '18, 08:54
Forum: General
Topic: Do not destroy our Gippsland Lakes with proposed development
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Do not destroy our Gippsland Lakes with proposed develop

I was sent a link to the advertised file which worked for me though it may only be up for a few more days:

http://egsweb.egipps.vic.gov.au/fs/?fs= ... 24a1a48ced
by PaulS
Aug 3rd, '18, 16:42
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: MacGregor 26X Water & Fuel storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1473

Re: MacGregor 26X Water & Fuel storage

There are a number of solutions to this issue on the MacGregor Forum: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/phpBB/index.php They include the larger fuel tanks that can be fitted to the lockers with a bit of persuation (read small amount of grinding to squeeze in). From memory you can get a 45l tank in one...
by PaulS
Aug 3rd, '18, 16:18
Forum: General
Topic: Do not destroy our Gippsland Lakes with proposed development
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Do not destroy our Gippsland Lakes with proposed develop

I have attempted to get the advertised plans from EGSC. What is the actual address of the property?

PaulS
by PaulS
Jul 31st, '18, 08:46
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Isabella's Trailer Rebuild
Replies: 113
Views: 5565

Re: Isabella's Trailer Rebuild

Trailer finished. Vicroads upgraded it to 2000kg. Hooray! Down to P'ville at the w/e and hope to find retrieval and launching a blissful experience with all those extra rollers............ I did this and at the first launch with 12 new nicely greased rollers the boat took off so fast that the paint...
by PaulS
Jul 17th, '18, 15:52
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 13589
Views: 1058118

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

mob wrote:Hartley owners will understand the comment.
Now Now MOB you may have crossed the line my trailer is work of art and example to all those that follow - though this is the best mystery boat under a tarp that I can remember on TS for sale on the net :)

PaulS
by PaulS
Jul 17th, '18, 15:23
Forum: Recommended Tradesmen
Topic: Canvas work in SE Melbourne suburbs?
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Canvas work in SE Melbourne suburbs?

Or take into your own hands... search the sewing machine threads on TSP.

PaulS

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