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by fritzelhund
Feb 15th, '22, 17:49
Forum: General
Topic: Two outings, two problems - Griffin 17 need some guidance on centreboard issue.
Replies: 20
Views: 382

Re: Two outings, two problems - Griffin 17 need some guidance on centreboard issue.

Regarding the "stuck" swing centreboard. Is it possible that the lifting line was not kept taut and was therefore able to get wedged between the centreboard and the case ? ie had you let out too much of the lifting rope and not kept a small amount of tension on the lifting rope. Welcome to...
by fritzelhund
Jan 29th, '22, 18:13
Forum: General
Topic: Winch and centring rollers
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Winch and centring rollers

I reckon the rollers need to be rotated so the added over hanging "ends" are pointing TOWARDS the centre line of the trailer.

That way the plastic will connect with the boat not the metal axle ends.
by fritzelhund
Jan 23rd, '22, 14:52
Forum: Trailers and Towing
Topic: Trailer leaf springs
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Trailer leaf springs

The arguments for and against slipper Vs shackle springs is ongoing. Slipper springs are considered the cheapest and the very minimalist way of separating wheel/axle and frame, BUT they are widely used. One argument being the slipper spreads load over a longer portion of the frame because of the wel...
by fritzelhund
Nov 1st, '21, 15:29
Forum: General
Topic: Whitworths
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Whitworths

I just looked at my local South Brisbane store's website.

It states "closed for stocktake November 1 ".. which would explain the situation.
Maybe it is necessary after removal of lockdown status, and anticipated upswing in sales.
by fritzelhund
Aug 27th, '21, 09:50
Forum: General
Topic: Getting started in a TS for a young family
Replies: 63
Views: 2452

Re: Getting started in a TS for a young family

I note the recommendation well above re a new Stonegate trailer. While I have no beef or experience of that brand, I suggest there may be better choices. Some years ago I researched the available off the shelf trailer offerings and ended up with a Chinese sourced Swiftco trailer. I based the decisio...
by fritzelhund
Feb 24th, '21, 19:57
Forum: OUTBOARD MOTOR STUFF
Topic: Flushing adaptor for Tohatsu/Mercury/Mariner motors
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Flushing adaptor for Tohatsu/Mercury/Mariner motors

While no doubt a convenience it must be remembered that some models have thermostats ( I suspect mainly the clean running 4 strokes .. all in an attempt to keep pollution levels low ).Thermostats also function to send the cooling water in a certain direction and need some time to ensure that they DO...
by fritzelhund
Feb 22nd, '21, 08:23
Forum: General
Topic: The Future Of Trailer Sailing
Replies: 105
Views: 3644

Re: The Future Of Trailer Sailing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVxyC6KUvS0 The woman is a bit long winded BUT there are electric trucks available. Another Bolinger model ( there is a B1 and a B2 ) is also available with Citroen style hydropneumatic SELF LEVELLING suspension. Here is another electric SUV ... some good packaging in...
by fritzelhund
Feb 3rd, '21, 17:38
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 43
Views: 1265

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

The winch pics from Davidjohn is very similar to my set up. I elected to use trailer 7 pin flat connectors and a wired 2 way remote switch. The trailer flat is designed to be out in the weather, are readily bought and allow the wired switch handle to be stored safely away from the trailer/winch, eve...
by fritzelhund
Jan 31st, '21, 21:01
Forum: General
Topic: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?
Replies: 43
Views: 1265

Re: What should I do about my unreliable powerwinch?

Luke, You do not state how big a boat you are winching. I have had three 12 volt winches. They pull a humble Careel 18 which weighs only about 700 kilograms. Experience #1 .. a cheap Chinese version with wireless remote control ( that IS a brilliant feature with plenty of range ) .. the winch was ra...
by fritzelhund
Dec 15th, '20, 07:20
Forum: General
Topic: First sail...
Replies: 15
Views: 2254

Re: First sail...

Well this is an old post revisited. I was about to comment " What were you doing out in those conditions when ALL of SE Qld was awash and conditions were near cyclonic" .... THEN I noted the date of the initial post. December 16th .. well today is the 15th, so either someone has a time shi...
by fritzelhund
Dec 1st, '20, 20:25
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 172
Views: 6942

Re: Duncanson 26

Not sure of this but later Careels used a hydraulic keel lifting mechanism. Maybe shoot a question to the Careel Group. Careel manufacture was Sydney based, so it is likely the same factory supplied David Rose yachts ( the Careel factory ) ... the Careel 18 is a Duncanson design BTW. The Careel 22 h...
by fritzelhund
Nov 5th, '20, 17:28
Forum: General
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 48
Views: 3158

Re: Lightning

My father used to recount the story of the Bundaberg Rum distillery being struck and the bond store being on fire. The fire brigade in their wisdom declared that in order to save the building the fuel load ( the vats of rum inside ) had to be destroyed. Result the rum was running down the gutters of...
by fritzelhund
Sep 13th, '20, 14:24
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 172
Views: 6942

Re: Duncanson 26

M. Polezei,
By way of explanation, and an apology if needed. Re the HT hubs. Not knowing who one is speaking with in this digital format .. HT may have been taken to mean Heavy Trailer or Heat Treated or High Tensile ... sounds like you are winning in the trailer stakes.
by fritzelhund
Sep 13th, '20, 09:37
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 172
Views: 6942

Re: Duncanson 26

Cat door ? This is I hope a redundant question.. WHY HT pattern hubs ? I assume you have HT pattern wheels already. IF so no problem. ...BUT you cannot assume all wheel stud patterns are the same. I suspect Ford pattern wheels are more common these days. Bearing Buddies ... as many stories as users....
by fritzelhund
Sep 13th, '20, 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 172
Views: 6942

Re: Duncanson 26

But it can be painted so gives me a choice of finger nail colours
by fritzelhund
Sep 13th, '20, 07:02
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 172
Views: 6942

Re: Duncanson 26

I suspect Sikaflex 291 will be the better option as it is a sealant AND adhesive. I contacted Sikaflex directly about the correct Sika product for sealing the fibreglass roof panel to the alloy extrusion perimeter frame on my pop top caravan. This was their recommended product and it has proven a go...
by fritzelhund
Sep 12th, '20, 15:30
Forum: General
Topic: Duncanson 26
Replies: 172
Views: 6942

Re: Duncanson 26

There is no option than to replace the axle ( maybe BOTH ) . No welding anywhere near that stub will be acceptable no matter how good the welder is, and to do so would probably be illegal. These are stressed components under dynamic and varying loads.The last thing you want is sudden failure that wi...
by fritzelhund
Sep 6th, '20, 11:30
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Boat ID assistance please [likely solved, Hewitt 20]
Replies: 47
Views: 1891

Re: Boat ID assistance please

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Egret+Colony+Wetlands/@-27.5813278,153.3044551,3a,75y/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOjXZinQ1zcKGpaohFRm9iyb-4O0zLALoOEKNU2!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOjXZinQ1zcKGpaohFRm9iyb-4O0zLALoOEKNU2%3Dk-no-!7i5632!8i3168!4m7!3m6!1s0x6b9165dc09e2...
by fritzelhund
Sep 4th, '20, 13:00
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Boat ID assistance please [likely solved, Hewitt 20]
Replies: 47
Views: 1891

Re: Boat ID assistance please

M. Radventure, You might like to research Griffin trailer sailers. They have similar lines and are of similar vintage, and were aimed at similar markets. The Savage Nautilus design was about at the same time but much heavier, some even having an inboard diesel. Even they outrun my old girl. Botteril...
by fritzelhund
Sep 4th, '20, 12:52
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Boat ID assistance please [likely solved, Hewitt 20]
Replies: 47
Views: 1891

Re: Boat ID assistance please

Glad to have been of assistance. These "heavy displacement" family oriented trailer sailers are now totally outclassed in performance terms by newer designs, but the wide transoms add form stability and that means comfort not speed. They are certainly not Rosses, Elliotts or Masrms. The bo...
by fritzelhund
Sep 4th, '20, 11:26
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Boat ID assistance please [likely solved, Hewitt 20]
Replies: 47
Views: 1891

Re: Boat ID assistance please

Yes !!! That is the name buried in the very back of my mind.
by fritzelhund
Sep 4th, '20, 09:29
Forum: Trailer yachts
Topic: Boat ID assistance please [likely solved, Hewitt 20]
Replies: 47
Views: 1891

Re: Boat ID assistance please

The boat in question looks like it was made by a small private boatyard at Victoria Point Queensland. Now defunct, but his boats had a good reputation for solid construction ( in wood ). She has the cabin lines and wide transom to make me think that. The boat builder made mostly Bay cruisers several...
by fritzelhund
Jan 23rd, '16, 17:53
Forum: General
Topic: Bonito 22 - Water in cabin after day sail
Replies: 22
Views: 2460

Re: Bonito 22 - Water in cabin after day sail

If choosing to add water to the INSIDE of the boat remember (a) It is extremely heavy and may add strain to the contact points where the hull fits on the trailer. ( b) What ever you put in will have to be drained out, so make provision for adequate bilge pumping. (c) I found adding some food colouri...
by fritzelhund
Sep 9th, '14, 11:04
Forum: General
Topic: Common household objects/materials with marine applications
Replies: 18
Views: 2006

Re: Common household objects/materials with marine applicati

The trouble with chopping board is its inability to tolerate sunlight. It will craze, turn yellow and become brittle. It works well as a "greasy" plastic but is unreliable in exposed situations.
by fritzelhund
May 27th, '14, 09:23
Forum: General
Topic: New manual winch
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: New manual winch

The Nautilus would be a much heavier vessel even without the full length skeg keel. I imagine she has the inboard diesel as well ???

By trailer sailer standards they were massively built and therefore verrrry heavy.

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