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Forum: Living Aboard 10-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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Posted By haiqu
I was planning to return to Sydney in mid-October...

I was planning to return to Sydney in mid-October anyhow, which is why I was disturbed at their insistence to fix such a trivial issue earlier. The new diesel will be installed in November (the crane...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-29-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Some good news from NSW Maritime. I've been given...

Some good news from NSW Maritime. I've been given a reprieve until 30 Nov to get the hull cleaned, which is tons of time. They sent an inspector out and checked her over and came up with a few more...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-05-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Thanks guys. Redbopeep: All sensible comment...

Thanks guys.

Redbopeep: All sensible comment as usual. The mooring area I'm in is surrounded by $6M houses but there have been no complaints about me or my yacht, even when I was working on her...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-04-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
I've now received a second letter asking to "show...

I've now received a second letter asking to "show cause" why my private mooring shouldn't be terminated. In this letter they dredge up the previous letter of Nov 2012 as if it wasn't dealt with. I...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-16-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Just a small note on the Sydney thread, since...

Just a small note on the Sydney thread, since this directly relates to Keppelena.

It seems NSW Maritime are at it again. I've received a letter from them saying that "a recent inspection reveals...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
For where I went from here, see this thread: ...

For where I went from here, see this thread:

https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/f29/the-shenoa-story-7594.html
Forum: Living Aboard 04-24-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Heh. I didn't come down with the last shower....

Heh. I didn't come down with the last shower. That would allow the fish in.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-21-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Tim, mate! Biggest problem I have with the dinghy...

Tim, mate! Biggest problem I have with the dinghy is all this rain, I spent half an hour this morning bailing the bludger out again. I'm off north at the end of the week, looks like the roof won't be...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Bogan. Anyhow, there's always Auntie on HF.

Bogan. Anyhow, there's always Auntie on HF.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-17-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Turns out those beams were laminated after all...

Turns out those beams were laminated after all Auzzee. The timber was so rotten that I missed the striations of the glue. Since they vary in width between 42mm and 48mm I've bought a 2.1 metre strip...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-16-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Good analysis, and the very reason I waited so...

Good analysis, and the very reason I waited so long to tackle it. Anything that looks the slightest bit dodgy is going into the bin here, it's the one area that warrants a proper repair.

The...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-15-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Finally started on probably the hardest job on...

Finally started on probably the hardest job on the superstructure, the roof repair. Took off the boom slider (pic 1) which was a task in itself because of rusted fixing bolts, then cut out the bad...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-15-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Just got back from taking the VW Transporter van...

Just got back from taking the VW Transporter van to Caltex Lane Cove West for a repair to the gear selector. Evidently it's a bitch of a job, and made more complex by fitment of the LPG conversion...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-15-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Fixing the steering is a doddle now that the...

Fixing the steering is a doddle now that the darned outboard is out of my way. There's a hand-carved "tiller" under the hatch and I'll just need to fashion some sort of attachment to the pivot. I...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-14-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
After that Del was kind enough to take us for a...

After that Del was kind enough to take us for a run down the Parramatta River to inspect a Samson C-Baron 56'er that's for sale. The concensus was that a chunk had probably broken off the keel...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-14-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Well we managed to get the outboard on yesterday,...

Well we managed to get the outboard on yesterday, here's what she looks like. Dark section on the transom is where the old body filler was dug out in preparation for cement, the proper way to repair...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-11-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
One of those funny-looking catamarans I mentioned...

One of those funny-looking catamarans I mentioned recently:
Forum: Living Aboard 04-11-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Trekked to the post office today, by bus. $4.40...

Trekked to the post office today, by bus. $4.40 and two hours wasted, must fix that van. I did, however, get what I was after ... a pair of new 120Gb SSD drives for the laptops.

0.15W power usage...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-10-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Today I decided to investigate the chain locker,...

Today I decided to investigate the chain locker, it's the only part of the boat I hadn't really investigated thoroughly. I was actually looking for a petrol container for the outboard, and had...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-09-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
So, yesterday's effort. I took it fairly easy...

So, yesterday's effort. I took it fairly easy actually, just completed the routing of the VHF antenna cabling through the yacht to the appropriate place and terminated the cables with connectors. Now...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-09-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Mate, that would be AWESOME. Not worried about...

Mate, that would be AWESOME. Not worried about leaving it on the mount at all, I'll be fitting one of those bolt-cutter proof chain locks to it. Besides, it would take some serious effort to lift it...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
That ain't the half of it, I still have to work...

That ain't the half of it, I still have to work on Shenoa when I get to Brisbane. Oh yeah, and there's this dishevelled but loveable 56 ft Samson C-Baron ketch on eBay that's just crying out for...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-08-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
My brother tells me that the old...

My brother tells me that the old crystal-controlled Wagner 829MR HF radio has arrived from Adelaide, ready to go into Shenoa when I get there. Scored that and a couple of tuners - and possible also...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Yesterday's work was frantic. Using the sabre saw...

Yesterday's work was frantic. Using the sabre saw I cut out a new 6mm perspex window for the port side, then started on the outboard mounting. Trying to drill holes in 25mm thick concrete while...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-07-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,022
Posted By haiqu
Here's a comparison of the specs for the new...

Here's a comparison of the specs for the new engine vs the existing Perkins. At 3000 rpm there's almost no difference at all. In fact if you were looking for a drop-in replacement you wouldn't find...
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