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Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-14-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,000
Posted By Weyalan
Sorry if I came over a bit strong, it wasn't my...

Sorry if I came over a bit strong, it wasn't my intention. Nevertheless, if you are going to sail around the horn, it is most likely going to be something you planned all along, not a decision made...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-12-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,000
Posted By Weyalan
Do the maths on the total distance, around the...

Do the maths on the total distance, around the horn from Panama to Panama, and work out the likely number of days (bearing in mind that a lot of it will be a beat to windward). Factor in the food /...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-04-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,006
Posted By Weyalan
I'm not the most expereinced person to be...

I'm not the most expereinced person to be commenting. I have a plough and a danforth anchor. The plough is much better, except in sand, where both are about equally as good. My boat is 40' long and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-02-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By Weyalan
For the record, the weather station at Tranmere,...

For the record, the weather station at Tranmere, which is about 3 miles south of my house, and still within the city limits, not out to sea at all, registered a 98 knot gust last night. It would have...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-02-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By Weyalan
Here is the local coastal forecast for this...

Here is the local coastal forecast for this evening...



Welcome to Tasmania, have a nice day.

They cancelled tonight's beercan race...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-30-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By Weyalan
To give even the most basic of advice /...

To give even the most basic of advice / recommendations, it would be useful to have some idea of your budget, because if you are talking about $100,000 i'm going to make a different recommendation...
Forum: Other Equipment 03-05-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,374
Posted By Weyalan
A wheel is probably eaiser to use (more...

A wheel is probably eaiser to use (more intuitive).

A tiller is more simple and therefore less likely to break

A tiller provides better performance, particularly downwind

A wheel probably...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,517
Posted By Weyalan
I got given a bread maker as a present. I use it...

I got given a bread maker as a present. I use it fairly regularly (maybe 2 or 3 times per week). After a little bit of experimentation with the proportions, it produces good quality product every...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-23-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By Weyalan
Average speed a little over 19 knots for 57 days....

Average speed a little over 19 knots for 57 days. Consider my mind boggled. I managed 19 knots once, for about 4 seconds, surfing down a 7m wave in 35 knots of wind, and I don't mind telling you; I...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-14-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,113
Posted By Weyalan
In any sort of serious conditions (and, lets face...

In any sort of serious conditions (and, lets face it, your steering system is unlikely to break in any other conditions), I think that any sort of jury-rigged oar steering system is going to be...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-09-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By Weyalan
I don't have a huge amount of experience with...

I don't have a huge amount of experience with different Marinas, because most of the time, if I'm away from my home marina, I'm swinging on the pick. Neverthess, I would say that 90% of the marinas...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-24-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By Weyalan
My advice, based on limited experience, is to at...

My advice, based on limited experience, is to at least make it look like you are going to be taking him "all the way". When you know he can see you, take a bunch of digital photographs, both of the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-12-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,287
Posted By Weyalan
I can think of several arguments for having 2...

I can think of several arguments for having 2 heads on a boat, especially one which reguarly accommodates more than 3 or 4 people. Having said that, my boat has only 1 head (and that is unlikely to...
Forum: Other Equipment 09-12-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 34,178
Posted By Weyalan
The above presupposes that the windlass would...

The above presupposes that the windlass would actually ever be lifting the weight of all of the 600' of chain and the anchor at the same time. and the bottom lime is that this would only be the case...
Forum: Other Equipment 09-10-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 34,178
Posted By Weyalan
Go with electric. You can always use a sheet...

Go with electric. You can always use a sheet winch, or even a halyard, as a manual windlass in a pinch, but electric is the way to go if you can. (Remember you will need to have your motor running...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-28-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,960
Posted By Weyalan
My boss has the nextG card for his laptop and he...

My boss has the nextG card for his laptop and he has a boat (stinkpot). He reports that he gets reasonable broadband reception almost anywhere that he has mobile phone reception (based out of Hobart,...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 08-26-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,798
Posted By Weyalan
When I delivered my boat from Moloolaba to...

When I delivered my boat from Moloolaba to Hobart, I used the volunteer coast radio service pretty much the whole way. Basically, you provide your details (boat name, sail number, number of crew,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-03-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,002
Posted By Weyalan
Kirk, Christopher Columbus sailed over the...

Kirk,

Christopher Columbus sailed over the horizon because he was being paid to do so by the Spanish "government". He was commissioned, by the Spanish monarchy, to try to find a sea-route to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-02-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,989
Posted By Weyalan
Like Roserita, I have a globe that gives me a...

Like Roserita, I have a globe that gives me a good overall feel for how the world fits together. I have an old copy of C-maps for computer installed on a laptop, which gives me a good local reference.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-02-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,002
Posted By Weyalan
My post probably came across as negative because...

My post probably came across as negative because I am pretty negative about the whole endeavour. I have read a fair amount about this whole project over the past year or two, including not only the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-01-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,002
Posted By Weyalan
The general consensus elsewhere is these 2 people...

The general consensus elsewhere is these 2 people are fools, and dangerous fools at that. In the girl that foolishness can almost be excused because she has zero proevious experience and, quite...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 07-31-2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,059
Posted By Weyalan
Reading the above story makes me sad and angry....

Reading the above story makes me sad and angry. Sure; the McMahons made some mistakes, but they were understandable mistakes and they did not deserve to be treated so shabbily. That they probably...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-31-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,635
Posted By Weyalan
Personally, I would not consider using any sort...

Personally, I would not consider using any sort of dinghy as a liferaft. The sort of conditions that tend to sink ocean going yachts are not the sort of conditions that I would want to face in a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-31-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,718
Posted By Weyalan
This sounds to me like a person who has bought...

This sounds to me like a person who has bought the boat, complete with liferaft, from a less than scrupulous seller who has stuffed a dodgy liferaft and equipment into any old container and sealed it...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 07-31-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,587
Posted By Weyalan
I still think it is a ghoster. If it is spinnaker...

I still think it is a ghoster. If it is spinnaker material, then if you have enough wind to need to "reef" in the traditional sense, you are probably going to destroy the sail if you continue to fly...
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