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Old 07-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #57
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Just in case you haven't seen this:
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:27 AM   #58
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Two boats, a house and an areoplane - are you sure you want to go sailing
Well yeah, there is that.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:28 AM   #59
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Nice. Finding one with the right dimensions with a bolt rope inserted seems to be an issue however. Imma be thinking that a new sail would be cheaper and easier in the long run, especially if ordered from Asia.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:46 AM   #60
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New is better for sure. I have bought new cruising sails from both Rolly Tasker in Thailand and Lee Sails in Singapore. Both were good. The bolt rope is not an issue, with the used jobs, all you need to do is take the sail to any loft, and they will remove the piston hanks, unpick the luff tape, and sew on a new one with a bolt rope. Minimal cost especially if you remove the hanks and luff tape yourself. I did it with the old headsails on both my last boats when I installed roller furling/reefing.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:36 AM   #61
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I purchased a second hand jib for my boat because the price was right and the old one had seen better days , not exactly correct size but close , figured it would do until I got a new one . It was a hank on , I have a furler so I took hanks off put on sail slugs and ran it up the track . I wouldn't use it furled but it does the job . Still using it , got a new main instead .
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:35 AM   #62
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Just a thought ... most of the damage to the sail was stitching coming undone between panels, although a little tearing has occurred. If I got it repaired by having a UV strip fitted would that be worthwhile? My doubt is whether the UV strip material is as strong as regular sail cloth.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:46 AM   #63
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The UV is not as strong as sailcloth. It is there only to act like a parasol. However, you can have the sail resewn, and it is not expensive. If the leech is torn, it can be recut, or patched. Resewing the sail also allows you to get rid of any unnecessary bagginess which will give new efficiency to an old sail.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:20 AM   #64
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Probably needed doing anyhow, it was obviously UV affected otherwise it wouldn't have torn when the stitching on the edge let go.

High winds here today, along with about a metre of short chop. I'm being swung around the anchor at the rate of about 90 degrees in two seconds. Not comfortable at all, I think a really big storm is brewing.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:16 AM   #65
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Yacht right next to mine broke mooring and ended up on the rocks on the other side of the river. I spotted it was missing within about 45 minutes of the event (it was there, then it wasn't) and the owner was called. They've just towed him to the jetty. Wild day indeed.
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Del is off again. Left Suwarrow and is heading for Samoa.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:59 PM   #67
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Seems as if that cold snap a couple of weeks ago was rougher than I realized. Neighbor told me today that this yacht broke mooring and was rescued by QLD Maritime. Evidently they messed around for about 3 hours untangling the anchor chain again. I guess that loose jib pulled it away down river.

That also explains why there's now a fender and rope attached to the darned anchor now I suppose. It's wrapping around the chain so I'll have to remove it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:44 AM   #68
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Just bought a second tender, so I won't have to move the first one between Sydney and Brisbane when I travel interstate. This is pretty good because when I put it in the van it always drips on my bedding, and the dying barnacles smell awful.

The other downside is that if there's a dinghy in the back I can't actually use the bed, so I can't stop off on the way. This trip I had to bring the trailer as well, which makes parking tricky when I go shopping. In short, I really needed another dinghy.

It's identical to the one I have but in much better condition, and this time I didn't pay $600 for it, but a mere fiddy bucks. The guy in a nearby yacht bought it for his girlfriend to row aboard but she never used it, then buggered off anyhow. So he wanted it gone.
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Finally managed to get Eleuthera onto the hard on wednesday morning. Had her own little eco system growing underneath.
After the water blasting found a couple of little chips where she had bumped a few things here and there. Tad of a grind and some hempel. Replaced three skin fittings, two ball valves and the gland packing on main shaft. Serviced engine and gearbox. Found water inlet to engine had been fitted back to front by previous owner when fitting new engine so removed and replaced with new bolts the right way round,,,,Duh..
A Couple of new coats of anti foul and have booked her to be lauched at 11.30 friday.
Then the friends and family that helped with this little task and I are going to wander up to the Houtman Abrolhos for a week.
The it starts all over again I get stuck into Stand Easy's refit...Wife wants more wood less paint...Aha,
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That should tide you over for a while. More wood? Good grief, as long as she's willing to do the annual treatment I suppose.
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