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by surfsideminer
Nov 13th, '15, 21:39
Forum: NOR - Regatta's, Passage Races & EVENTS etc
Topic: Cockburn Sound Regatta WA
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Cockburn Sound Regatta WA

If I had a decent set of sails I would join in... But alas... I don't... maybe next year
by surfsideminer
Aug 23rd, '15, 21:24
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Is Spectra suitable for a trailer winch?
Replies: 20
Views: 3457

Re: Is Spectra suitable for a trailer winch?

http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Waterline-Winch-Rope-Snap-Hook-7m-x-7mm.aspx?pid=156392&menuFrom=571552#Recommendations This is what I replaced my rotten steel wire with... I only needed the 5mm but decided an extra margin of safety wouldn't hurt as I also use the boat trailer winch to r...
by surfsideminer
Aug 9th, '15, 00:46
Forum: General
Topic: Double Braid eye splicing
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Double Braid eye splicing

http://www.thecoastalpassage.com/pro_splice.html

Practice makes perfect and this is the one I use.
by surfsideminer
Jul 7th, '15, 22:58
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Mounting sonar sender
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Mounting sonar sender

Mine works fine through the glass using silicone

Link to TS Thread with pics
by surfsideminer
Jul 3rd, '15, 22:41
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: air cooled 8Hp outboard motor.
Replies: 55
Views: 5649

Re: air cooled 8Hp outboard motor.

Surfsideminer, you are forgetting the world is a long, long way off generating enough electricity from renewable non polluting sources. Shame that nuclear power stations will never happen in Australia. BTW my solution for nuclear waste is to send it to outer space once they get rocket technology be...
by surfsideminer
Jul 2nd, '15, 22:36
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: air cooled 8Hp outboard motor.
Replies: 55
Views: 5649

Re: air cooled 8Hp outboard motor.

All suggestion are welcome. Regards Frank Frank think 21st century... Electric is the future... Reciprocating, hydrocarbon burning, engines are on the way out. In fact you could get your wish, but by the time they get it right, electric will be cheaper. stainless-magnesium-corrosion-monash Or just ...
by surfsideminer
Jun 30th, '15, 22:56
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: dAISy AIS Receiver
Replies: 1
Views: 944

dAISy AIS Receiver

While trolling I found this

[POTM] dAISy - A Simple AIS Receiver

With the built product here dAISy AIS Receiver
by surfsideminer
Jun 28th, '15, 23:42
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: vYacht Open Source WiFi
Replies: 1
Views: 676

vYacht Open Source WiFi

Maybe my maths is incorrect but these guys have produced some NMEA to WiFi modules for approximately $AU 160 - $AU 230 http://vyacht.net/opencart/index.php?route=product/category&path=59_33 They clearly state that they are not NMEA2000 compliant which means that they have not paid a license fee, but...
by surfsideminer
Jun 21st, '15, 16:49
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: air cooled 8Hp outboard motor.
Replies: 55
Views: 5649

Re: air cooled 8Hp outboard motor.

Silent air cooled 2hp motor = electric ;)

Lithium batteries are very light compared to lead.

Just my 2 horses worth :)

EDIT:

For the petrol-head... Have a well placed generator to drive the electric motor... or to charge the batteries at or near the rate of discharge...
by surfsideminer
May 30th, '15, 00:48
Forum: General
Topic: How about this trailer sailer ... for only 35,000
Replies: 15
Views: 1069

Re: How about this trailer sailer ... for only 35,000

sailboatmike wrote:I think most boat designers of note say the same thing, I think it may be OK as a house boat in a sheltered lake, but why put a mast on it??
Why Not? Especially if someone will part with $35000...
by surfsideminer
Apr 14th, '15, 21:25
Forum: General
Topic: What is good stuff to fill drill holes in GRP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: What is good stuff to fill drill holes in GRP?

As Mike said but if you are redrilling to put bolts back in put a couple of layers of biaxial fibreglass over the holes and on the surrounding area at least four times the area of the countersunk hole. Make sure the countersunk hole and the glass cloth are on the inside to prevent the plug pulling t...
by surfsideminer
Mar 20th, '15, 00:27
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: is 39 ft too big?
Replies: 19
Views: 2253

Re: is 39 ft too big?

How big is too big is the piece of string question. It all depends on how it is set up, and how well it is set up. Generally speaking though, I would have thought most boats up to 40 foot or so would be manageable by single/short handed crews easily, and certainly capable of being set up so that th...
by surfsideminer
Mar 20th, '15, 00:14
Forum: General
Topic: EPIRB advice?
Replies: 43
Views: 4126

Re: EPIRB advice?

W'at Tumbleweed said... ;)

W'at Yaching Australia and AMSA say: http://www.yachting.org.au/wp-content/u ... e-2013.pdf

I checked my AMSA account... You can register a single EPIRB to four vessels / vehicles / aircraft.
by surfsideminer
Mar 14th, '15, 22:02
Forum: General
Topic: Choosing instruments for new setup.
Replies: 65
Views: 8189

Re: Choosing instruments for new setup.

from the sailtimer website The Wind Instrument also needs to transmit wireless data to many 3rd-party mobile apps, and that would not be possible with the closed NMEA 2000 format. NMEA 2000 can do this and has been able for some time... Receiving a wireless signal and decoding it is no harder in NM...
by surfsideminer
Mar 14th, '15, 12:21
Forum: General
Topic: Choosing instruments for new setup.
Replies: 65
Views: 8189

Re: Choosing instruments for new setup.

After weighing up all the options and all the combinations and having wireless instruments on my previous yacht I decided this time around to go wired. http://www.furuno.dk/en/products/navigation/wind-system/airmar-ws-150wx/ The big advantage for me was no moving parts and no need to remove when tra...
by surfsideminer
Mar 1st, '15, 23:11
Forum: General
Topic: Keel Angle for self righting.
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: Keel Angle for self righting.

No lock down on the MB 21 keel... Too much shallow water in WA and as such would place huge loads on the case for no benefit other than throwing the crew forward as the boat runs over some shallow mud or sand... having said that the rudder is a dagger type which means rudder drag is a bigger potenti...
by surfsideminer
Jan 13th, '15, 20:29
Forum: General
Topic: Medical box
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: Medical box

An EPIRB... ;)
by surfsideminer
Jan 5th, '15, 00:06
Forum: For Sale, or Swap, Barter etc
Topic: Spotted. TS's for sale on the net.
Replies: 12841
Views: 1027899

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

Green Island 15. $6500. Looks a nice little daysailer. http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-sale/private/used/SSE-AD-3178334/2010-Green-Island-Sharpy-15?cr=0&psq=%28%28SiloType%3D%5BDealer%20used%20boats%5D%7CSiloType%3D%5BPrivate%20used%20boats%5D%29%26%28BoatType%3D%5BSail%5D%26Service%3D%5BBoat...
by surfsideminer
Jan 3rd, '15, 11:37
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Seaway for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3158

Re: Seaway for sale

It's in Tasmania... it would be lucky to have had a dry hull in 20 years... :)
by surfsideminer
Dec 30th, '14, 12:42
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: AIS Transponder (WIFI - NMEA2000 - NMEA0183)
Replies: 0
Views: 598

AIS Transponder (WIFI - NMEA2000 - NMEA0183)

The KIWI's have done it again with this WIFI Enabled AIS Transponder... Price point is pretty good too... Vesper Marine AIS Systems http://www.vespermarine.com/media/catalog/product/cache/5/image/418x288/0dc2d03fe217f8c83829496872af24a0/v/e/vesper_marine_xb-8000_web.png The XB-8000 is certainly on m...
by surfsideminer
Dec 28th, '14, 21:57
Forum: General
Topic: Is this trailable or what?
Replies: 30
Views: 3905

Re: Is this trailable or what?

I want one :)
by surfsideminer
Dec 14th, '14, 13:19
Forum: General
Topic: Ligthening storm - tis the season!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Ligthening storm - tis the season!

mob wrote:Who's Hughey?
Strewth... :)

Follow the link [Click Here]

Culture is only maintained if it is practiced :(
by surfsideminer
Dec 14th, '14, 12:49
Forum: General
Topic: Ligthening storm - tis the season!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Ligthening storm - tis the season!

Great info thanks surfsideminer. What about the keel? fiberglass cased lead I think it is made from. So if the keel is lowered would that help as a ground plane under the water? The metal has to be in contact with the water to dissipate the energy and the mast would have to be connected to the keel...
by surfsideminer
Dec 13th, '14, 22:26
Forum: General
Topic: Ligthening storm - tis the season!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Ligthening storm - tis the season!

Hi Experts What is the safety procedure if a lightening storm is overhead? Are there any gadgets to put on your mast so you are not a huge conductor? I did a study a few years ago (almost 10) for a client to help protect their personnel. Lightning can strike out up to 30 kilometres from the storm f...
by surfsideminer
Dec 11th, '14, 22:02
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Tide directions on Moreton Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: Tide directions on Moreton Bay

Hi Lofty, Been a while but I think the tide goes in and out :wink: with the depth being higher or lower :roll: Joking aside I haven't heard of an app and most chart plotters I have seen and used only give simplified flows, if the feature is available at all. I would be surprised if any gave more tha...

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