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by GeoffR
Oct 24th, '18, 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: LED strips
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: LED strips

I found that some of the cheap eBay ones tend to flicker and to have individual lights drop out, particularly if they are on while the battery is being charged.
No such problem with the Whitworth one I have.
by GeoffR
Oct 14th, '18, 21:46
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

Video of "Marjorie" sailing up Great Sandy Straits in 10-15 knots of breeze on the wind, or on a very shy reach.
We were level pegging with Simon Carter's Noelex 30 for the best part of an hour, after which we both lowered our sails and continued under motor.
https://youtu.be/ciMYjtBVFvM
by GeoffR
Oct 13th, '18, 20:01
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

the boat without fuel and water weighs just under 3500kg on its 700kg aluminium trailer (from TRANSTYLE). We weighed it a few days ago and it is spot on, slightly under. Some of the specs:- Engine is a Nanni N4-38........ 4 cyl 38hp shaft drive diesel, with a with a shallow angle shaft and a 2.5 gea...
by GeoffR
Oct 11th, '18, 21:09
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

The centerboard is inside the centrecase which is beside the toilet. It’s about 360kg and is raised and lowered by an electric winch. Also the rudderis raised and lowered by electric winch. When they are both fully up, with the prop folded, the boat only draws about 350 to 400 mm which is handy on t...
by GeoffR
Oct 11th, '18, 20:07
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

Very cool Geoff! Would love a build blog for the smaller ones. Got any inside pics to share? some inside pics: http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/MarjGalley.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/Marj%20bathroom.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/MarjCabin.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/MarjNanni.J...
by GeoffR
Oct 11th, '18, 19:57
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

Nice to see you back, Geoff, and a promising design. I'd love to see all that roof space as solar panels and the fuel space as batteries - imagine a quiet electric driven modern moreton cruiser. ( eco cruiser?) An electric MBC would be nice....and quiet...cheap to run etc. I've often thought it wou...
by GeoffR
Oct 10th, '18, 17:06
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

rseydler wrote:
Oct 10th, '18, 12:19
Very cool Geoff! Would love a build blog for the smaller ones.

Got any inside pics to share?
Hi rseydler,
I'll post some inside pics shortly
GeoffR
by GeoffR
Oct 10th, '18, 10:35
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

Hi all, we've just finished making this trailable version of a Moreton Bay Cruiser, using our Airwave hull. it's still trailable with a flashing light and the signage etc. Also it can still sit on the sand at low tide, as the shallow shaft propeller has a recessed bump in the hull to allow prop clea...
by GeoffR
Nov 1st, '16, 07:55
Forum: General
Topic: New Build Trailer Sailer
Replies: 149
Views: 23928

Re: New Build Trailer Sailer

Really fascinating to watch this happening Mojo.
Seems like a good building method.

GeoffR
by GeoffR
Oct 24th, '16, 20:32
Forum: General
Topic: TrailerSailerMax - Biggest Trailer Sailers
Replies: 32
Views: 4284

Re: TrailerSailerMax - Biggest Trailer Sailers

yes I think the Ross 780's would fit in there, especially the later ones with more headroom.
Noelex 25's have a lot of room and are well laid out.

GeoffR
by GeoffR
Oct 20th, '16, 08:15
Forum: General
Topic: RL 24 use as a motor boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: RL 24 use as a motor boat?

A lot of our recent cruising has involved a lot of motoring, and we always had a dream of making a retro style motor boat from an easily driven yacht hull, keeping the dagger keel and rudder, but having a hardtop and a small gaff rig. We think our 9.9m Airwave yacht makes a good subject for this sor...
by GeoffR
Aug 29th, '16, 19:00
Forum: General
Topic: Sail slugs.
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Sail slugs.

If sailslugs are jamming in the sailtrack you can get longer ones which seem to stop that problem.
I had jamming slugs in my last Goldspar mast, and longer ones solved it.
cheers
Geoff
by GeoffR
Aug 5th, '16, 19:08
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Ross 780 Mk2
Replies: 30
Views: 2414

Re: Looking for a Ross 780 Mk2

Hi Peter, I don't know of any at the moment, but if I hear of any coming onto the market I'll let you know. I'm restoring a West System Epoxy glass over Western Red Cedar core Ross 780 called "Harmony" at the moment. We're making into a cruising Ross with all the amenities we've come to want in a Ro...
by GeoffR
Apr 2nd, '16, 13:57
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: ROSS 780's
Replies: 37
Views: 11442

Re: ROSS 780's

Hi everyone, there is an old fixed keeler, a Ross 780 mk1 circa1980 up for sale in my neighborhood. my question is.. Has anyone had the experience of fitting a drop keel to one of these and pro's and cons of opening up the transom and fitting a sugar scoop? Its pretty beaten up but with a lot of wo...
by GeoffR
Jan 19th, '16, 08:37
Forum: General
Topic: Fraser Island anchorages
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: Fraser Island anchorages

Coongul Creek just about 5nm North of Moon Point is a beautiful anchorage...better than Wathumba in some ways.
People often anchor just outside. The North East breeze might make that uncomfortable though.

Image

GeoffR
by GeoffR
Apr 11th, '15, 12:13
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Seaway for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3158

Re: Seaway for sale

Callisto pics are at the restoration thread http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9523&start=100 As Zebedee says we should send Bernie...Callisto's previous owner, some pictures of the restored boat. I think he'll be agreeably surprised at how it presents now. It came up ve...
by GeoffR
Apr 11th, '15, 09:25
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Seaway for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3158

Re: Seaway for sale

Callisto came up like new...Doug did a great job on it. It's just as good inside too.
Here's a pic of Callisto reborn that we haven't seen before
Image
I hope more Seaways get to have a new lease of life in the same way
GeoffR
by GeoffR
Apr 1st, '15, 19:12
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Seaway for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3158

Re: Seaway for sale

Well done getting Salt Shaker, I think it can be made into an excellent Seaway again. We came across her in Coongul Creek on Fraser Island some years ago http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/SaltShaker.jpg if you right click on the image and open in a new tab, you can see our Seaway 787 "Soft Options" in...
by GeoffR
Feb 17th, '15, 20:12
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Herald Island 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Herald Island 2014

looks idyllic Dave!
We're trying Pancake Creek soon. Must post some pics from there.

GeoffR
by GeoffR
Feb 2nd, '15, 17:02
Forum: General
Topic: Callisto restoration
Replies: 109
Views: 18238

Re: Callisto restoration

Here are the interior pictures of Callisto's completed interior http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/CallInt1.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/CallInt3.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/CallInt2.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/CallInt4.JPG http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/CallInt5.JPG http://www....
by GeoffR
Feb 1st, '15, 09:14
Forum: General
Topic: Callisto restoration
Replies: 109
Views: 18238

Re: Callisto restoration

Callisto is now totally finished as you probably know. The restoration was carried out almost exclusively by the owner Doug in our shed here. He learned many new skills and....the even harder bit....persevered until the job was done, and it's an absolute credit to him. It presents as a new boat insi...
by GeoffR
Jan 15th, '15, 03:23
Forum: General
Topic: Flowcoat?
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: Flowcoat?

Hi, The thing about Polyester Resin and Gelcoat is that exposure to air inhibits the cure on the exposed surface. This can be useful when you want to apply another layer of fibreglass over the top, as you want an uncured surface for the next layer to bond to. However this can be a nuisance if you wa...
by GeoffR
Jan 3rd, '15, 07:39
Forum: General
Topic: Is this trailable or what?
Replies: 30
Views: 3905

Re: Is this trailable or what?

I'm thinking a mini Seaway like this would be great!
I'll look into it and maybe give it a go.

GeoffR
by GeoffR
Dec 16th, '14, 20:15
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Members' Seaways and Seaways known locations.
Replies: 65
Views: 14163

Re: Members' Seaways and Seaways known locations.

My favourite memory of Volcano is this morning shot with the clear Hervey Bay water flooding into Coongul Creek.All that's missing is the smell of coffee and bacon. http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/Coongulmorning.JPG The current owners are further upgrading the solar,electrical, and keel lift systems...
by GeoffR
Dec 15th, '14, 14:11
Forum: Seaway 25
Topic: Members' Seaways and Seaways known locations.
Replies: 65
Views: 14163

Re: Members' Seaways and Seaways known locations.

fantastic video Ross!
Can't wait till the movie comes out.
GeoffR

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