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by Johny
Apr 22nd, '22, 08:28
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Locations to live with your TS.
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Locations to live with your TS.

I must admit after our brief visit sit to your home it looked pretty enticing Grith. I've been reading about the area with an eye to towing the Jarcat over next time. Can't uproot from where we are now for a few years - if ever. Too much family here but wow, what a TS haven you live at.
by Johny
Apr 18th, '22, 22:25
Forum: General
Topic: Outboard whilst travelling
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Outboard whilst travelling

I don't have an RL but my O/B is also in a well. I leave it on and use a "Transom Saver" which props the leg up a little bit taking a fair bit of hinged weight off the transom. Bought it on Evilbay.
by Johny
Apr 12th, '22, 10:26
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

My plans are dated August 1990 and have the rear boyancy chambers.
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Edit: The actual drawings are dated 1987
2nd Edit: He refers to the mast step chambers as "dry storage for flares etc.". So not really buoyancy.
by Johny
Apr 11th, '22, 19:43
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

@Johny did you get the planset with your boat? That should settle any who what when and where type questions :P I did (except for 1 sheet). They're in the attic so I'll check in the morning. There were a few issues of the plans so they may not have been boyancy earlier on - or maybe stopped being l...
by Johny
Apr 10th, '22, 20:19
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

I think those portholes go knobs down on the outside. The hinges are supposed to be friction to allows opening in any position. Not totally sure though.
by Johny
Apr 10th, '22, 20:18
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

The rear storage on your previous post. I'll feel bad if I don't point this out. Like the mast step area, those rear storage areas that form the most astern part of the cockpit seats are supposed to be boyancy chambers. It seems like the only boyancy areas in yours are in the bow.
by Johny
Apr 8th, '22, 22:53
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

Under that whole raised area that includes the mast step is boyancy chambers on mine.
by Johny
Apr 8th, '22, 16:36
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

Are these hatches in the seat tops? I haven't seen that in a Jarcat.
by Johny
Apr 5th, '22, 17:41
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

Mine has timber runners lined with carpet about 2 metres long against the inner side of the hulls. Helps with retrieving (maybe) and keeps the boat on the rollers when road travelling. This taken when I got the boat. Note mast under boat. Don uses a bowed agriculture flexible pipe thing to help cent...
by Johny
Apr 5th, '22, 13:38
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

Wow that back double is really critical to getting the boat lined up and stopping it floating around. We have the trailer just deep enough to get the front of the hulls pushed onto those rollers to start the winching. Let me know if you want details or/and measurements. I'm on day 5 of COVID right n...
by Johny
Apr 5th, '22, 12:36
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

It gives only somewhere around 100 to 150mm of height change at the rear double roller. Not being a tilt trailer (Don's Catnap is a tilt), I guess it saves me that much in depth putting the trailer in the water. I still dip the trailer over the wheel hubs to retrieve though. Those double rollers at ...
by Johny
Apr 4th, '22, 17:20
Forum: General
Topic: Opinions please Court 550 re-spray
Replies: 23
Views: 358

Re: Opinions please Court 550 re-spray

I think it looks great. The black? rubbing strip sets it off nicely. I was sceptical about the orange but it works well. Nice work.
by Johny
Apr 4th, '22, 12:06
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

rseydler wrote: Apr 4th, '22, 12:00 How the heck does that work? Spring bends in the middle but holds stiff once straightened out?
Yes. I've seen them work. Might tend to fall in the wrong place though.
by Johny
Apr 2nd, '22, 15:13
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

I should add. Ventilation of the Jarcat cabin is pretty bad. We have considered mounting opening portholes in the front windows. We settled for a clip on 12v fan on the hatchway but it could do with more.
by Johny
Apr 2nd, '22, 15:03
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

Curse this weather! It was sunny this morning so I cut out the round ply infill for the external hole in the roof. After sanding back the roof so I could get a epoxy key I figured out what was done. On the outside was a standard 100mm inspection port. My guess is it was cut in for ventilation. Also...
by Johny
Apr 2nd, '22, 15:02
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

9 Amps at 12V is barely more than 100Watts. Think of how much heat you get from a 100Watt light globe! Even your sandwich toaster at home is 1000Watts. Cooking with 12V is not practical. It actually managed to cook a Greens orange and poppyseed muffin mix in 6 silicone Patti pans (muffin sized). Bu...
by Johny
Mar 30th, '22, 22:20
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

We ended up selling the 12v oven once we got back from the Whitsundays. It was good for heating stuff but not cooking. It drew nearly 9 amps and I was cagey about using it at the end of the day after the sun had set as the fridge was running in freezer mode with stacks of frozen meals in it. The Ori...
by Johny
Mar 28th, '22, 17:01
Forum: Castle
Topic: centreplate winch maintenance on Castle 650
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: centreplate winch maintenance on Castle 650

Fish Oil wrote: Mar 28th, '22, 15:12 ...
The nut that holds the winch handle...
...
Reminds me of an old joke about steering wheels.
Sorry - not helpful I know.
by Johny
Mar 25th, '22, 19:58
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Out
Replies: 32
Views: 778

Re: Starting Out

I run Navionics on a $75 Lenova tablet. The cheapest one that comes with an internal GPS engine. Probably not available any more. BU Navionics on phone - same price to have two. Tablet is about 4 years old but they still have sub $150 tablets that have GPS. The compass is handy once you have a cours...
by Johny
Mar 23rd, '22, 19:21
Forum: General
Topic: Lithium Power Station
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Lithium Power Station

18650 cells on LiFePO4 chemistry are available. Anywhere from 14 to 14.2 volts is enough to get close to 100% from LiFePO4 battery packs. These packs use 4 sets of paralleled cells each of which sets a a nominal voltage of 3.3 volts for most of their discharge cycle. These four sets of cells are the...
by Johny
Mar 23rd, '22, 19:07
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

The simpler one sounds pretty effective to me. I can't see a lot of stress in this area.
by Johny
Mar 21st, '22, 20:51
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

It just keeps on giving doesn't it. Hang in there Ron, I'm rootin for ya.
by Johny
Mar 19th, '22, 16:25
Forum: General
Topic: Lithium Power Station
Replies: 51
Views: 1033

Re: Lithium Powder Station

The main thing putting me off a lithium battery is doubt about true capacity from people selling absurdly inflated solar panels. I can vouch for SolarKing 100 ah from Rockby and Low Energy Developments. I now have two of them and put 91ah into the propulsion battery before the last trip. Solar Pane...
by Johny
Mar 14th, '22, 13:57
Forum: General
Topic: Port Phillip Bay - comfortable sailing conditions
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Port Phillip Bay - comfortable sailing conditions

Our first outing was no mast launched at The Warmies (Newport) and motored up the Yarra to Herring Island. Had a picnic lunch and back to warmies. Everyone has fond memories of that first trip. Going under the low bridges was interesting too.
by Johny
Mar 8th, '22, 20:47
Forum: General
Topic: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.
Replies: 156
Views: 2847

Re: Jarcat 6 comes to stay.

It certainly looks great not seeing the white through the perspex. Nice look.

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