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Forum: The Galley 04-16-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,320
Posted By alan
Home brewing beer onboard is quite common here in...

Home brewing beer onboard is quite common here in Australia. Best to be stationary for a week or so for fermentation ( usually 4-6 days), then, and this is the important part decant into PLASTIC...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-16-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,475
Posted By alan
Sorry to take so long to get back on this but the...

Sorry to take so long to get back on this but the result of using a Sharpie permanent marker on my prop has proved to be favourable! It's been all of 6 months now since haulout, average use of boat,...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 11-13-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,777
Posted By alan
Smile Her is the latest news after a crewman from the...

Her is the latest news after a crewman from the naval vessel talks, unbelievable!

Details of the Navy operation were leaked to the press by an anonymous crew member of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 10-28-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,777
Posted By alan
Maritime Monitors relayed at 20h10 local time...

Maritime Monitors relayed at 20h10 local time that the abducted sailing yacht S/Y LYNN RIVAL was observed around 30 nm south of Hobyo at the Central Somali Coast, ECOTERRA Intl. reports. Further...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 10-27-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,777
Posted By alan
Yacht LYNN RIVAL observed 30 nm south of HObyo,...

Yacht LYNN RIVAL observed 30 nm south of HObyo, Somalia. Efforts being made by local elders to have the couple freed unharmed.

Reported on: ECOTERRA INT'L Somalia Marine & Coastal Monitor
Forum: The Poop Deck 10-08-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,305
Posted By alan
Young Jessica has received a letter from Andrew...

Young Jessica has received a letter from Andrew Cape, an Australian sailor with long distance credentials : https://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,2831...5014090,00.html...
Forum: The Poop Deck 10-08-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,305
Posted By alan
Oh dear, they are now lining up to be the...

Oh dear, they are now lining up to be the youngest young lady to sail around the world: Abby Sunderland from the US is about to have ago come November. Mark my words restrictions will apply to this...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 10-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,708
Posted By alan
David, Thankyou for the update on Nicks progress....

David, Thankyou for the update on Nicks progress. His web page is also very imformative, well done!

Interested to hear what he finds on Niuatoputapu and how the local people are coping. We visited...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-04-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,490
Posted By alan
I for one cannot understand why such a voyage...

I for one cannot understand why such a voyage would be contemplated! Generally coastlines are the most dangerous places to sail for reasons of shipping activity, fishing boats with their lines and...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-02-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,475
Posted By alan
Unhappy For your interest, I have applied a coating of...

For your interest, I have applied a coating of permanent marker ( Sharpie) to my prop and just got back into the water today. Will keep a regular check to see how it goes and report back.
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 10-01-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,708
Posted By alan
The tiny Tongan island of Niuatoputapu ( new...

The tiny Tongan island of Niuatoputapu ( new potato ) was hit badly with loss of life and villages after 3 x 6metre waves struck soon after the Samoan earthquake. Does anyone know of any yachts...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 09-26-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,423
Posted By alan
Question Atavist, reading your post again I see that the...

Atavist, reading your post again I see that the drip was 1 every 5 seconds, to my knowledge that is quite acceptable as the shaft does need some flow of water to remain cool. In my opinion your...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 09-25-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,423
Posted By alan
Post You most definitely have 2 nuts there, one to...

You most definitely have 2 nuts there, one to lock the other. If you look closely you see that the flats on the hexagons are out of line with each other, no way could that be manufactured as one nut....
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-25-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,305
Posted By alan
The latest news over here is on the basis of the...

The latest news over here is on the basis of the maritime authorities report on the collision. Basically, on the evidence they consider this young girl unprepared and untrained to undertake such a...
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-19-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,305
Posted By alan
On our cicumnavigation in the 90's, on night...

On our cicumnavigation in the 90's, on night watch I always enjoyed working out the course of shipping in our vicinity. If the lower white light (bow) was close to the higher white light...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-17-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,226
Posted By alan
I've used "speed naps" with a wind up egg timer...

I've used "speed naps" with a wind up egg timer set at 10 mins, tried it over a 3 day peroid, works quite well!
Forum: Power & Electronics 09-17-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By alan
Post Most alternators fitted to diesel engines are set...

Most alternators fitted to diesel engines are set up for vehicle charging , that is to replace the power used cranking over your engine. Thats all very well if a cranking battery is all you have,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 09-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,475
Posted By alan
Post Propspeed is very expensive, our yard want about...

Propspeed is very expensive, our yard want about $200 to apply it! I've also read somewhere about permanent marker working and that the way I'm going to go for my next haulout. Interesting that...
Forum: Power & Electronics 09-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,469
Posted By alan
Question I inherited a Coursemaster 850 on my current boat...

I inherited a Coursemaster 850 on my current boat and I have struggled to understand it right from the word go. However I eventually worked out, with the help of Coursemaster (Sydney) that a control...
Forum: Power & Electronics 09-16-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,491
Posted By alan
Post Battery power generation / storage is a huge...

Battery power generation / storage is a huge issue with yachts with more and more toys being added to play with onboard.

I hate it when people run generators in a quiet anchorage disregarding...
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-12-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,305
Posted By alan
This incident has received a lot of attention...

This incident has received a lot of attention here in Australia with many newspaper forums dicussing the rights and wrongs of this young girl going to sea in this way and colliding with a ship within...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-17-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,424
Posted By alan
Lately I've been having to do some solo passages...

Lately I've been having to do some solo passages of 1 or 2 days (140- 250 miles). I bought a clockwork kitchen timer and set it at 10 mins for short nano naps, if still tired have a good look about...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 12-04-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,606
Posted By alan
Thankyou indeed for the detailed clarification. I...

Thankyou indeed for the detailed clarification. I must say Calders advice suits my situation, My 3 cylinder Yanmar has a manual marine box, my propeller is a 3 bladed one, the shaft rotating makes a...
Forum: Position Reports 12-03-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,179
Posted By alan
Kirk, Enjoy, don't miss Portobello!

Kirk, Enjoy, don't miss Portobello!
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 12-03-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,606
Posted By alan
Duane, I kind of see the point you are making but...

Duane, I kind of see the point you are making but for me, even if the drag equates the same when locked or revolving, the other issues like wear and tear on bearings, seals, cutlass and stuffing box,...
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