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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    From the ironic....er I mean Ionic period?
    Corinthian, being the sailor subject matter.
    Jarndyce and Jarndyce

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    Is there anywhere you can dry out between tides these days? I reckon the local rescue squad will get a line on you and put all of their 400 hp into trying to rescue your stricken vessel, the local paper will be running a story about the local yacht wrecked on the beach, the council will be along with a gang of chain saws and an excavator to remove the wreck and the EPA will have your ass in a sling before you can even think about giving the bottom a quick scrub while you are at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Thanks for the feedback John, frankly I am flirting with the idea of trying to just put her on the beach and attempt to change the shaft if possible.
    And yes the alignment on the engine was very bad but rectified last year, altohough I have not checked alignment since my trip.
    Hahhah.. yeah, I did a through hull ball valve in the water a month or two ago. I didn't cross thread it, I did look through into the blue , it did make a fountain about a foot high, I was focused.
    Beach would be fine! all you need is a plug just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Hahhah.. yeah, I did a through hull ball valve in the water a month or two ago. I didn't cross thread it, I did look through into the blue , it did make a fountain about a foot high, I was focused.
    Beach would be fine! all you need is a plug just in case.
    That’s why bare feet are so useful on a boat, a heel makes a great bung until you can grab one and bash it in.
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    Does Wee Barkie have legs Tom?
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    I have to say I am quite impress with the mileage extracted from a simple spelling mistake.
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    A few photos from the tow of DenisonK of 80 Tonnes by Point Danger 30 of 11 tonnes.






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    Probably the first and last time PD 30 punches well and truly above her weight.
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    Great photos Gary and well done PD30!
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    Safely back at the dock.
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    Rigging a block and tackle for handling the tender. I sorted out the twists later on when I cut the tail to length. It certainly makes the lift a great deal easier.
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    Nicely done Gary, though I can’t say that I’d have wanted to be standing in front of the tow line taking photos like that - have you ever seen a tow line part?
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    I've never seen a tow line part but I've seen a part in a toupee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Nicely done Gary, though I can’t say that I’d have wanted to be standing in front of the tow line taking photos like that - have you ever seen a tow line part?
    We stand to one side and I have seen one part. We were towing in a yacht that grounded. The line snapped a few feet aft of the Sampson post. In this case used the line the trawlers tow each other with.
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    Ah! That's what you needed those blocks for ...good one Gary.
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    Worth watching the part of this video at around the 3.30 mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Worth watching the part of this video at around the 3.30 mark

    Scary stuff Greg. We never stand in line, always to one side. However it is a comparatively small back deck.
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...arbour/8289888

    I think we all know vessels that don't measure up.
    Visual suitability for mooring

    • Vessels must not show temporary repairs that are visually obvious.
    • Vessels must be kept clean and tidy.
    • Vessels must be kept free of bird droppings, vermin and insects.
    • Vessels must not be used as a repository for garbage.
    • Painted substances must not be peeling or deteriorated.
    • Metal surfaces must be kept free from rust.
    • Marine growth on the vessel's hull must be kept to a standard acceptable to Roads and Maritime Services.

    Source: Roads and Maritime Services
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    When National Parks took over all the old council moorings in Victoria, mostly in Port Phillip I was told they found around 600 abandoned boats. Mooring minders perhaps in some cases but some were in sinking condition. One I saw had over a ton of mussels on the keel.
    I looked at ostensibly quite a tidy looking open fishing boat, boom tent etc. Rudder rotted off, bottom planks soggy rotten, it fell apart when lifted in a sling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Okay It came out a bit dark so I had to fiddle with it.


    Had a great morning. This boat is 11.3 metres, has twin 300ph outboards and consumes 100 litres an hour at cruising speed.
    Delving back into the past to look at Adrian's Ghost and came across this, My comment back then was:
    At this stage Peter it's all hat and no cattle.
    Bit different now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...arbour/8289888

    I think we all know vessels that don't measure up.
    Im guessing someone is embarking on a campaign to get rid of all chain moorings in Sydney Harbour and the Pittwater.

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    [QUOTE=John B;5165191
    Beach would be fine! all you need is a plug just in case.[/QUOTE

    OK I have formulated a plan of attack .Careening WB at Fingal is no problem I will attempt to disconnect the prop and then pull the shaft which is double ended and will have to be replaced and machined by Watsons.
    Since I will be attempting to plug a cutlass bearing my idea is to find a plastic cap and secure that with a hose clamp to the outside of my aperature.

    Finding that air leak in the fuel system will be a bitch ran the engine for two hours on Tuesday without a problem

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    I don't think so but congestion is a serious problem in Sydney's waters. When you fly in, you see it most starkly. Just about every bay is dotted with moored boats. From the shore or water, you do see loads of close-to-derelict boats. I think it's a really tricky issue. I mean, why should someone who's spending years doing up some crappy old boat really not have the same right to that space as another guy with a big, shiny crappy boat? The usage thing would be impossible to monitor. Much of Sydney harbour is too rough to set up pole moorings and sooooo much of the shore is privately owned that the Government would never get away with installing a higher density setup anyway. The cost of swing moorings is much higher in Sydney than in other parts of NSW, due to the demand, already, so I think it's most likely that the Government will continue racking up the cost to limit growth. A ballot system would be fairer but I don't see that happening. Getting stricter about truly derelict boats might help but there's a high cost, so it probably won't really happen either.

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    [QUOTE=auscruisertom;5166822][QUOTE=John B;5165191
    Beach would be fine! all you need is a plug just in case.[/QUOTE

    OK I have formulated a plan of attack .Careening WB at Fingal is no problem I will attempt to disconnect the prop and then pull the shaft which is double ended and will have to be replaced and machined by Watsons.
    Since I will be attempting to plug a cutlass bearing my idea is to find a plastic cap and secure that with a hose clamp to the outside of my aperature.

    Finding that air leak in the fuel system will be a bitch ran the engine for two hours on Tuesday without a problem[/QUOTE]

    Try this: use a stick and stir up the fuel in your tank vigorously. Then extract some fuel into a clear jar. If you can see ANYTHING floating in it, then you've got fungus in your fuel and a highly likely cause of your problem. David had this and it took him 12 months to clear it all out. It's a common problem in NSW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...arbour/8289888

    I think we all know vessels that don't measure up.
    It's a ridiculous set of rules, though. Laws and regulations that are as loose as this are normally frowned upon because they can be used as a way to harass people that an officer doesn't personally like. How many boats are "free from bird droppings"? How "visually obvious" is a temporary repair? Does that mean that I cannot replace fatigued timber around one of the winches? Many boats (like mine) can have a small area of peeling paint and yet be seaworthy and in regular use. And to require boats to have painted surfaces that "have not deteriorated" may mean saying that last year's paint is not as shiny as it should be.

    The mooring minder problem is a significant one, but a superficial set of subjective rules isn't the answer. A change in rules could be an easy way to get rid of mooring minders - people could be allowed to let their moorings be used by other people, on a system administered by RMS just as they administer the mooring allocation now, without any money or control flowing to the mooring licensee. When the licensee actually wants a boat to use (instead of just as a mooring minder) they give X months notice and the mooring reverts to their control. Something like that must be possible.

    I know there was one boatshed owner who was campaigning for ALL private moorings in Sydney to be taken over by commercial operators. The fact that he would earn bucketloads of cash had nothing to do with it, of course......

    The boating industry also has a lot of responsibility, IMHO. They are only concerned with a small minority of very rich owners, so they are throwing away political power by making boating appear to be a minority pastime carried out only by people who can just throw thousands of dollars per year at marinas.
    Last edited by Chris249; 02-21-2017 at 05:53 PM.

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    [QUOTE=auscruisertom;5166822]
    Quote Originally Posted by John B;5165191
    Beach would be fine! all you need is a plug just in case.[/QUOTE

    OK I have formulated a plan of attack .Careening WB at Fingal is no problem I will attempt to disconnect the prop and then pull the shaft which is double ended and will have to be replaced and machined by Watsons.
    Since I will be attempting to plug a cutlass bearing my idea is to find a plastic cap and secure that with a hose clamp to the outside of my aperature.

    Finding that air leak in the fuel system will be a bitch [B
    ran the engine for two hours on Tuesday without a problem[/B]
    Sounds more and more like Rick is on the money with the fouled fuel diagnosis Tom.
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    Back to the ditty bags. I had 4 partially made but I wasn't happy with. Today I figured I'd put the webbing on them and use them on the boat. I'd put square bases in them which is a bit silly and makes the fiddly to sew.


    I'll make some with round bases and see how they go, should be easier to make.
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    [QUOTE=Larks;5167025]
    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post

    Sounds more and more like Rick is on the money with the fouled fuel diagnosis Tom.
    Except that I'm guessing it clears up without changing or cleaning filters and injectors?

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    Last day..... woohoo, flying home tomorrow.
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    I think it depends a lot on the type of filters, injectors etc. People who have it get really frustrated as the engine seems to run alright for a while, for no apparent reason, it fails intermittently after filters have been cleaned, replaced etc. too. This might not be the problem at all but it's easy enough to check the fuel and, if there's stuff floating in it, then you have a very likely cause.

    Rick
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    It's quite nice when you go on a trip and see lots of places you'd like to live but then find it's really nice where you live too.

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    Tom, you may have mentioned it elsewhere - but do you have an in-line water trap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Last day..... woohoo, flying home tomorrow.
    Now THAT is very nice! Good to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Last day..... woohoo, flying home tomorrow.
    Good news Greg !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's quite nice when you go on a trip and see lots of places you'd like to live but then find it's really nice where you live too.

    Rick
    I really like the tiny bit of Tassie I saw but I don't want to live there...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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