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Forum: Living Aboard 08-16-2013, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Auzzee
I wonder if it would be worthwhile to contact...

I wonder if it would be worthwhile to contact local dive clubs. Surely there are keen divers who would be happy to earn a quid over the weekend.

As summer approaches and the water warms, a...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-24-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
I didn't t'ink of dat. Then make it a big 'ole,...

I didn't t'ink of dat.
Then make it a big 'ole, so the big one's can chase the little ones in....everybody wins!
Forum: Living Aboard 04-21-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Whack a drainhole through the bottom, Mate!

Whack a drainhole through the bottom, Mate!
Forum: Living Aboard 04-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
One thing learned from extended periods of time...

One thing learned from extended periods of time spent in SE Asia and (to a slightly lesser extent in Mexico). $407 buys you a whole lot more than a repair on a van. I love both Australia and Japan,...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-15-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
That's a major job and I don't envy you. The main...

That's a major job and I don't envy you. The main sheet traveller is critical in all aspects of sailing when you have the mainsail set. The track itself may need to be able to support several tons of...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-16-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
The correct engine size. ING...BULLCRAP...

The correct engine size.
ING...BULLCRAP WARNING...BULLCRAP WARNING...BULLCRAP WARNING...BULLCRAP WARNING
For each foot of boat length (not including overhanging spars, duckboards and the 10%...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-08-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
There's a special spray on laquer (comes in an...

There's a special spray on laquer (comes in an aerosol can) apparently used by the navy, for coating the bright shiny bits. Most chandleries have it and I have used it widely. Out of the sun it lasts...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Way back in technological prehistory I had an old...

Way back in technological prehistory I had an old Codan 8121 with no antenna tuner. It seemed to work pretty well using just a long whip ariel off the stern.

Simple days.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-01-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
When I made the transition from power boats to...

When I made the transition from power boats to sailing boats in the early 80's, I was lucky to have a particularly crabby, largely intolerent, but very knowledgable local chandler to give me...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-31-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Relocating the backstay to a roof needs some...

Relocating the backstay to a roof needs some serious engineering consideration. The pressure on your sails when underway, and the weight of compression on your mast, even in a 35 footer, is HUGE. If...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-29-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Sounds like its been a bugger of a day. One of...

Sounds like its been a bugger of a day.
One of the problems peculiar to boats is that they 'rack'. As a wave passes underneath, buoyancy changes along the length of the hull causing it to twist or...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-17-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
:lol:... It was probably rendered inoperable in...

:lol:...
It was probably rendered inoperable in the first place by a wayward booby (a sea bird rather than one half of a set).

Have a look here Windex Wind Indicators Large WX15...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-16-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Next trip to the top of the mast, you need to...

Next trip to the top of the mast, you need to replace the windvane. I echo Pete's sentiments. It's good to hear from someone who is positively enjoying the whole refurb process.
Cheers..
Forum: Living Aboard 01-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Nah...I'm tough! So, scalloped edges on a...

Nah...I'm tough!

So, scalloped edges on a photo or a scalloped hem on a dress, like scalloped spuds, are not a distinctive shape, but full of fish. Fair enough.
And as to Bill, he actually...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-11-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Tom-a-to: tom-ah-to. Upstairs: on deck....

Tom-a-to: tom-ah-to. Upstairs: on deck. Downstairs:below. Galley:kitchen. Dunny,bog,loo,lavatory,thunderbox:head.

As Billy Spokeshave once so succiently put it, a rose by any other name is still...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-09-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
No such thing as recreational boat registration...

No such thing as recreational boat registration in the NT. They scrapped it many years ago because of the cost of administration.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Don't know much about the Qld mob, but AMSA are...

Don't know much about the Qld mob, but AMSA are brilliant. Very efficient.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-04-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
DidjagiveimakissRexy?

DidjagiveimakissRexy?
Forum: Living Aboard 01-03-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Try sending a note to Cruising Helmsman....

Try sending a note to Cruising Helmsman. Frequently, they will publicise restoration projects where new owners are seeking historic info.
Cheers
Forum: Living Aboard 12-20-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Vene, vidi, vichyssoisse! I came, I saw, I ate...

Vene, vidi, vichyssoisse! I came, I saw, I ate the soup!
It's all about having fun and revelling in the results. Good onya, it's going well.
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
I think the wires from the mast to the spreaders...

I think the wires from the mast to the spreaders are the remnants of running stays. One thing is for sure, you'll know the boat backwards and inside out when you get her fully prepped and sailing.
...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-11-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
That's because it's Orstraya, mate! Good onya...

That's because it's Orstraya, mate!
Good onya Pete, it's blokes like you who help make the world a better place.
Forum: Living Aboard 12-10-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Good to see it's coming along well. Appreciate...

Good to see it's coming along well. Appreciate the updates.....but I'm not so sure about the tucker!

Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Living Aboard 12-05-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
The wire to cordage halyard is in all...

The wire to cordage halyard is in all liklihood,very old. I suggest using it to draw a new all cord halyard through. It might be a good idea to service the winches before trusting them too much. A...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-04-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,023
Posted By Auzzee
Hi Q, The six pack is for payment of the...

Hi Q,

The six pack is for payment of the deckie after the fact. I think the halyard you have, has slipped up the mast. I guess the rope end has a knot in it, and that is hard up against the...
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