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Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-28-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By Gallivanters
Friends in Darwin?

We departed Brisbane in early August and have just arrived in Darwin!

Enjoyed perfect sailing conditions from Cairns north to Thursday Island and bagged six fish along the way! It's all been good...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 08-28-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,372
Posted By Gallivanters
Full Boat!

Thanks for all the interest and replies!

I have filled every berth on every leg with old friends and family!

I've reached Darwin and will be off to Indonesia next week.

Cheers!

Kirk
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-04-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gallivanters
Indonesia?

Hi Fiona,
I'm looking for someone to help take my boat from Cairns to Bali... for starters. Boat is a Hylas 49. I am an experienced captain. Departing early August. Send a personal mssg for details....
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 07-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,372
Posted By Gallivanters
Crew Wanted - Australia to Caribbean via South Africa

Hello All,

I'm sailing from Australia (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/tags/australia.html) to the Caribbean (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/tags/caribbean.html) by way of South Africa...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-30-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By Gallivanters
Bottom Paint Compatability?

Hi Everyone,

We, too, were swept away by the flooding in Australia. A boat dragged onto us and yanked my anchor from it's grip and I ended up fouled on another. Ugly situation but we're okay....
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,448
Posted By Gallivanters
I have the exact same engine as you and just last...

I have the exact same engine as you and just last week installed a 125 amp alternator. I ordered it from Hamilton Ferris on Cape Cod. Alternator cost $399. It runs on one belt. Our's is externally...
Forum: Cruiser's Market 08-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,144
Posted By Gallivanters
I registered the last boat I owned while passing...

I registered the last boat I owned while passing through the Territory of Guam - $35 for three years. No issues sailing from there to the Caribbean by way of the Red Sea.
I sold it and bought a...
Forum: Crew Positions Wanted 08-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,692
Posted By Gallivanters
Hi Larry! Your best chance would be to get...

Hi Larry!
Your best chance would be to get yourself up to Gibraltar around the end of October and scout the docks for a boat heading for the Canaries. There are typically 225 yachts participating in...
Forum: Power & Electronics 05-21-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,819
Posted By Gallivanters
240V AC supply into a 120V boat?

Hey Yawl!

Our boat was built for 120 volt AC.

We're in a 240 volt country.

All of my appliances (TV, DVD, computer, battery charger, etc) will happily run on either voltage... any Hz.......
Forum: Power & Electronics 05-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,053
Posted By Gallivanters
You can still order them from Garmin... about $99...

You can still order them from Garmin... about $99 ~ $150 each
Forum: To Absent Friends 01-23-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,457
Posted By Gallivanters
I've only just returned from a delivery and...

I've only just returned from a delivery and saddened to hear this news.
Sail on, Richard... you'll certainly be missed.
To Life,
Kirk
Forum: Rigging & Sails 09-13-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,622
Posted By Gallivanters
It cracks me up, sometimes, how someone will...

It cracks me up, sometimes, how someone will purchase a boat and then decide it was designed and built all wrong and then spend great amounts of time and money correcting a conceived problem... at...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-13-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,908
Posted By Gallivanters
Hi Gary and Welcome Aboard! If I took the...

Hi Gary and Welcome Aboard!

If I took the advice from all the friendly "nay-sayers" with whom I've confided my personal dreams & goals... I'd still be living in the mountains!

I, too, heard...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,664
Posted By Gallivanters
I'm certainly no expert, but... I believe a...

I'm certainly no expert, but...

I believe a WESTSAIL 32 fits your criteria.

Happy Hunting,

Kirk
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 09-02-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Gallivanters
Hi Folks! It's been well over a month since...

Hi Folks!

It's been well over a month since I "cured" my outboard problem by simply changing the oil in the lower end.

Our dinghy has been hanging by the davits more than two weeks now and it...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-02-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,660
Posted By Gallivanters
Are you Jack London? John? Jerry? Jeff? ...

Are you Jack London? John? Jerry? Jeff?

Anyway - I'm certainly no expert, but... I have been a full-time liveaboard sailor since 1993.

If I were in your shoes - I'd go for the Westsail or...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-02-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By Gallivanters
Hi David & Brenda! Glad to hear you've...

Hi David & Brenda!

Glad to hear you've settled-in and taken our place in the Virgin Islands! Nice, eh?

Where are you keeping the boat? We spent most of our time berthed at the end of B Dock at...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-24-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,490
Posted By Gallivanters
Oliver, I'm certainly no expert... and I'm...

Oliver,

I'm certainly no expert... and I'm sorry nobody has attempted to answer your question, but...

I suggest you buy the one you can afford to own and get to appreciate her.

Five years...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-24-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By Gallivanters
Heading should read "Dismasting by...

Heading should read "Dismasting by Stupidity".
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-03-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,146
Posted By Gallivanters
Hi Cal, I'm certainly no expert, but... I...

Hi Cal,

I'm certainly no expert, but... I probably am more care-free than most, so...

If I were you... I'd check prices for tickets and go to Gibraltar or the Canary Islands in October - two...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 08-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Gallivanters
Thanks for all the suggestions, Folks! It's...

Thanks for all the suggestions, Folks!

It's been ten days since I lugged my outboard to the bench.

I removed & serviced the lower end. The only thing I found wrong was the oil was contaminated....
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 07-22-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Gallivanters
Just got back from an hour-long dinghy cruise at...

Just got back from an hour-long dinghy cruise at all speeds. The engine runs great and doesn't miss a beat - as always.

I've been offered the use of a nearby work bench. First thing I'm gonna do...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 07-22-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Gallivanters
No - I cannot budge the engine with the starter...

No - I cannot budge the engine with the starter cord or prop in gear after the engine sits for a few weeks.

I ran it for 20 min yesterday at idle speed. It's stiff today... but loosens with each...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 07-21-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Gallivanters
She started right up after the usual starter...

She started right up after the usual starter removal & socket wrench routine. I'm pretty sure a bearing is at the heart of the problem because there was a high-pitched squeeking sound for about the...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 07-21-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,405
Posted By Gallivanters
Apply for your Australian Visa before departing...

Apply for your Australian Visa before departing Fiji. Tourist visa allows you a stay up to a year and costs about $105 AUD. A resident / working visa application costs around $1600. I applied while...
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