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Old 10-09-2015, 05:12 AM   #71
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T121 hull transmitter, T120 wind transmitter, T909 fluxgate compass and T910 hull triducer are all coming soon. I now have the complete set!
What did you pay for the T120? Did it come second hand or new? I was looking at the new prices for the T120 on their web site but they look only just a bit less than the regular prices. I figure that if someone has a spare T120 for sale I'd pick one up as mine is starting to die a bit.
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What did you pay for the T120? Did it come second hand or new? I was looking at the new prices for the T120 on their web site but they look only just a bit less than the regular prices. I figure that if someone has a spare T120 for sale I'd pick one up as mine is starting to die a bit.
That was AU$680.00+GST or AU$748.00 total, and it's new.

Tacktick T120 Wireless Wind Transmitter

Best price I've seen previously was US$661.19 at defender.com (AU$907.79) so it's quite a bit cheaper.

http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp...8831&id=606740

At West Marine they're US$799.99
At Amazon they're US$717.41

Whitworths in Australia don't stock them at all, and you hardly ever see them on eBay unless included in a complete wind kit with the display.

If you're replacing it I'd love to play with the old one.
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Also worth mentioning is that the MN30 "entry level" system with hardwired displays has been discontinued.
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Here's a couple of reputable second hand chandlery stores which both ship internationally:
Yacht Grot: Perth Boat Hardware and Accessories Retailer (This is in Perth Western Australia)
http://sailorman.com/ (This in Fort Lauderdale)

Both have an astounding range. In Sailorman, I bought an unused Balmar 200amp marine alternator and saved almost $1000.
Yacht Grot sold me a new display for my ageing Furuno radar. It was used, but in exceptional condition and saved me from buying a new unit. Yot Grot has been my goto place for all manner of chandlery items and over the last three decades has saved me a huge amount of money.

Here is Florida, Sailorman is equally as good.

Hope it helps.
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That's exactly the sort of information I thrive on. Believe me, to pay retail for any piece of electronics makes me cringe after working on the stuff all my life. I'd rather design something from scratch than give them the satisfaction.

Unfortunately the links were useless. YotGrot had no products listed online while with Sailorman, all they had under electronics was a used compass. I know shops like these, you have to deal with them personally. Too hard.
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Try making contact by email. They don't list consignment goods. They really have so much at both businesses. Best of luck.
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Bloody eBay sellers. I complained to the guy who closed the Hartley Sparkle auction, pointing out the real value at about $6500 which got quite an interesting response. He says it's "professionally built" and that the cheapest trimaran he's seen for sale was $20,000

Yeah, right. I've seen an ad for a Sparkle in Darwin at that price and it hasn't sold yet either. As far as professional goes, how could a 50yo plywood design built in Port Hedland qualify? *scoff* The interior is painted in plain enamel, hardly the thing you'd do to a yacht if it was epoxied.

He's delusional.

Got more data on the Piver too. Engine is stuffed, seems it has a hatch cover missing (which will mean rotting in the plywood at that point) and the boom and sheet winches are nowhere to be found. Oh yeah, and the photos were taken three years ago at the last haulout.

Bzzzzt. I've gone off multihulls.
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Alley-loo-lee-yah!
Walk into the light brother!

There is a place for well made tris.
There is a better argument for well made cats.
And for those who love them, there is no better.

If I was to spend my life sailing around coastlines or in the Bahamas, I would opt for a cat.
But, the onemaran, in my opinion, is still 'de-bomb'
for the places I wish to visit.

Of course there is a good argument for all craft. One vs two vs three hulls. Steel vs glass vs aluminium vs concrete vs timber. Sloop vs ketch vs any other silly bloody set up that the hippies can imagine.

But, naturally, people of good sense will always choose a steel monohull with a sloop rig and full keel.
There is nothing else.
Truly.
Honestly.
Amen.


And....Don't get me talking about motorcycles. This is my current ride. It's an amphibious Kawasaki in southern Florida...Complete with sea bird. No, Rob, it's not an albatros.....
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If I were to buy another bike it would have to be a BMW R100.

A friend of mine used to have three small model motorcycles attached to the wall in his loungeroom in place of the china ducks. Not one of them was a Kwaka.
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Decided to get a requote on the genoa. After Del's advice earlier it seems prudent to get a 125% genoa first, which I can fit to the existing furler until such time as I haul out and install another one the inner stay. That gives me the option of choosing either a 150% or a gennaker on the outer stay, I'm still considering that idea.

The Ronstan continuous line furlers look pretty adequate for the job and if I go with the gennaker it could be completely removable. The only reservation I have is the weight of the yacht, I dare say a Code 0 would be a bit light for an 8 ton hull.
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I'm guessing you may have already looked at Reefurl. They used to be based in Queensland. The whole thing was designed by a sailor/engineer, who wanted a simple, unbreakable yet cheap system. I bought two for two different boats. They're brilliant.
Here's a link:Reefurl Roller Reefing Roller Furling Systems
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Hadn't seen those before, but I just got a quote for a 24'er and it was $1015.00 so not exactly cheap. Their rope guide also looks a bit crude with those sharp edges.

Did the shopping today. Rowed ashore at 21:30 last night at high tide, into the shower at 07:30 and back with groceries by 10:00 on the morning high. $87.00 worth of basic should keep me going for a couple of weeks, except for the perishable stuff like bread and tomatoes.

I spotted a funny ad on eBay yesterday. Guy selling a yacht for $2100 but had a postage price of $100,000 listed. On a whim I sent him an email saying I though the delivery charge was a bit steep. His reply was priceless:

"It comes Born (sic) aloft On the backs of a team of eunuchs, with a 40 piece orchestra playing while a virgin scatters rose pedals from the bow.

Seriously though delivery is not available but eBay forces you to put a price in. It's pick up only. Though for 100k I will deliver it anywhere in the world."
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And while I remember ... after waiting a year to pull the trigger on the Tacktick stuff, yesterday I spotted almost a whole system for sale at $1100 on Gumtree. Yep, all the bits I just bought new were included, and even the NEMA interface which I didn't order.

Razzen-frazzen-mutter-mutter. Grrrr.

Display covers and mount plates were missing though. I made him an offer.
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Auzzee: Emailed YotGrot, here's their response.

"We don't do consignment but always have a fair bit of used gear kicking around. Unfortunately or not, it is not catalogued but we have a pretty good idea of what's here so the best approach is to lets us know what you're after and we can tell you if we have it."

Like I said, too hard. If they can't be bothered to be organized, I can't be bothered to deal with them.
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