I'd shorten it to just Romana.
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I'd shorten it to just Romana.
I'd suggest reconsidering installing a traveller. It allows much better control of sail shape and the ability to 'lock' the boom, when combined with a preventer, on a big run. It's a great way to...
DV 24 I don't think it's newer than anything.
Yes, don't worry, I do look after the horrible thing - actually, being a clunky old Bukh, and one of the few, apparently, that isn't just a pile of rust, I kind of like it. The oil pipe that goes to...
Very lucky, yes.
Sailing Eden to Hobart next week, weather permitting, with Masina's former owner, in his new boat.
Taking it out of the Folkboat but not Masina. As engines go, it's not too bad and I think it would be difficult to have such a big boat without an engine. But no, although I look after them, I can't...
Took Masina over to nelson Bay today to get a quote on topsides paint repair. Had a very nice sail home but when I went to turn the engine water intake off, I found oil sprayed all...
I think you'll find that she'll only lay over far enough to wet the gunwales so no water will reach the cockpit.
Don't leave it too long or you'll have a mess to clean up!
Cool here too but windy E. Just heading out for a sail.
Dylan, you recently posted a link to one of your great little videos, with Session A9 accompaniment. Now I can't find that link. Do you mind posting it here or sending it?
Any idea how it happened Kerry?
We retrieved a boat that sank on its mooring a couple of years ago. I went down with scuba and ran a rope right around the hull, fore and aft, and attached the rope...
Oh! Your plan to tow to shallow water at high tide is the best plan. Don't put any flotation inside - you could rip the deck off. Sorry to see this - what a hassle!
You don't need a boom to launch a dinghy. Just use a halyard and a fender or two. For cruising, I'd ditch the mizzen, install a wind vane and set up the dinghy on either the coach roof or over the...
If you were to delete the mizzen, all your problems would be solved and you could have self-steering. Self-steering is the next best invention after the sail.
How far is it from the mast to the bow?
I think I'd be devising a plan that didn't involve removal of the stay but, if you really had to, I think something with a Highfield lever would be best. That way you wouldn't have to readjust stay...
I wouldn't want to have to rely on the grinder though. One wave and it's useless. I guess you could have it in a plastic bag. But rigging is usually held on with pins that can be punched out. Chisel...
Well, my point is that you'd have a devil of a time cutting the rigging on a 40' boat with a pair of bolt cutters. Of course you have to get rid of it but you need the right equipment. Like the...
He forgot Al is .... A very useful training video for anyone contemplating a circumnavigation. You learn helpful tips like, if your rig is down, and ramming your hull, just quickly snip it off with a...
The lessons from 98 Sydney to Hobart and Fastnet were many but they were mostly about selection and maintenance of the yacht. The `only ever step up into a liferaft' rule came from one of those -...
For an average yacht, only a small dinghy can be carried and you can't tow a dinghy in a seaway. Life rafts are heavy things. Carrying a liferaft at sea in a small dinghy - just not on.
Oh, right! Well, I certainly wouldn't have wanted a ladder all chewed!
Yep, you want your EPIRB in a place where, if the boat goes down, the EPIRB doesn't go with it!
A liferaft on its own, sure. But a liferaft sending an EPIRB signal is most likely to be rescued. Taking a sailing dinghy capable of surviving the conditions that have destroyed your yacht, on a...
Such a great athlete and phenomenal force in rugby. Very sad to see this. Condolences to all Kiwis.
Yes, you're still required to have regular flares (even though they went out of fashion when Janis died). We keep a can of current flares and a can of older ones.
You still need signalling devices...
I don't know much about them but I like the concept. Regular flares are not completely reliable and you can't test them. They are fun though!
Smelly horrible things! :)
Never fear! They last long after their expiry date so keep them for backup and surprising the neighbours.
Also very sorry to hear of the death of Jonah Lomu - one of the most phenomenal rugby players we've seen. Condolences to all Kiwis in particular!
No. too big to be a Heron, and more heavily built. But similar in style.
Maybe a Moth Mk 2 except it's the wrong length, shape, depth, rig and construction. Maybe a modified Volvo 70?
No, MJ is a pram. I've no idea what this thing is. There are soooo many dinghy classes. I think I can recognise about 10 of them! This one looks a bit like a Heron but so do about 20 other classes!
A pity indeed! I just paid about $2000 for 4 slabs!
A Pattern of Islands by Arthur Grimble is a fascinating book. Set in either the very early 20th or late 19th century, it's the true story of a British official posted to the Gilbert and Ellis...
Been up in Taree today buying timber too! Three slabs of red gum for kitchen benches and a slab of blue gum for a bathroom and maybe another kitchen bench. The slabs are about 30 years old so they...
That's a massive drive! Good to see you Rob - sorry there was so much happening when you were around! Glad to hear you're home safe!
I hope you do go to King Is. I'd love to go there!
Graeme's boat has a bath! I've never seen a bath on a yacht before - the previous owners had kids. Before Graeme left this morning, I put my wet weather gear etc. aboard. I was going to include a...
Sounds like a really nice plan to me! I think you'd want to crack on after Port Davey. Apparently Stanley is a good stop but, unless you want to negotiate Hell's Gates, there isn't much before...
Izzy? Izzy's an Ozzy izzny eh?
Yes please .... but not COD!
Or you could just hang onto it until I get over there for one of those Waikikamukau regattas!
Sailing from the Huon to Port Davey should be done in daylight, I reckon, as it's such a spectacular area. David sailed from the Channel to Port Davey last summer. They stayed in Recherché then...
Yes, it's time you lot started cold moulding some rubber duckies! Great photos, as always, Alan and a great event! Thanks!!
Did you keep the outboard? Good score!
The RTCYC (I think) recently upgraded their cruising guide for Tasmania. It should have all relevant info for Port Davey. Obviously everything is determined by the weather but it would be a shame to...
Nothing! But will you leave a few days to explore Bathurst Harbour?
That's great Mike! Looks like you had a great time with a terrific bunch of people over there!
That's the first shot I've seen of Riada's interior. I thought it must be a mess and he was too...
Should be a great trip!
If the join will lay entirely along a beam, a butt join should be fine. When doing this on my Folkboat, I used a half lap join, to ensure waterproofing and because the join was not entirely along a...
Applying that logic, we'd all still be carving logs to build dugouts, if we had boats at all! I hope we always have people questioning current methods and experimenting with innovative methods. In...
And we worry about our bars!