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by Greg
Fri May 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Painting over fibreglass
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Painting over fibreglass

I’m in the same position where over the course of the years many owners have painted over the tread pattern and now I’m trying to clean it up. I used the orange paint stripper from norglass, several coats to get back to the factory blue. This is when I realised the gelcoat was sort of comming out in...
by Greg
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Old bloke using an old winch.
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Old bloke using an old winch.

Sorry for the late reply............. but yes (or no?) I wasn’t using a snitch block with the electric winch, it never crossed my mind!

The 3 speed I’m using is the one off the shelf at BCF which is geared 10:5:1.
by Greg
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Old bloke using an old winch.
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Old bloke using an old winch.

Just sat down after a busy day of working on the boat, would have been out sailing it if it wasn’t for this gale that rolling through. On my list today was to try to stitch up the strap on my winch that has started separating badly and probably wouldn’t last another retrieval. Long story short I end...
by Greg
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rhythm Manly NSW
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Rhythm Manly NSW

I’ve seen this one out on the water and driven past it parked on the street. It appears pretty tidy from what I could tell, don’t know about the asking price though, seems a bit high.
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Children and sailing
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Children and sailing

I remembered this thread from a few years ago and searched it up as my (now) 6 year old has been getting more interested in sailing. Hes already (terrifyingly) confident on his Kayak and has joined the sea scouts so I figured it was about time he started learning the basics and some steering. He has...
by Greg
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Roller reefing boom fitting jammed
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Roller reefing boom fitting jammed

My roller reefing gooseneck has gotten stiff of late to the point today it totally jammed up on a weird angle. I pulled it apart when I got it home and greased up the nylon bushing, now it’s all good. I’ve uploaded video and some photos here: https://www.facebook.com/131489233859293/posts/1062223927...
by Greg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USEFUL STUFFS
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: USEFUL STUFFS

I bought a 180w (2x 90w) fold up solar panel about 5 years ago for not much money off ebay. I sit it in the cockpit flat(ish) along the floor and clip it into my 55ah deep cycle battery in the seat locker. Id have to go outside to confirm but I’m pretty sure it’s a 7amp charger that came glued to th...
by Greg
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Another one on a mooring in Sydney
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: Another one on a mooring in Sydney

Haven’t see around on its mooring for a few weeks now maybe longer. They might have pulled it out and did some work on it?
by Greg
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Another one on a mooring in Sydney
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: Another one on a mooring in Sydney

A good looking Marauder 27 has been posted on gumtree

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lane-co ... ved_search
by Greg
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Another one on a mooring in Sydney
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: Another one on a mooring in Sydney

I go past this one on its mooring all the time, you can see it driving across Iron Cove bridge too. It’s actually in pretty good shape, probably better condition than mine. It’s name is “Tambora” I think. Never see it being sailed though, wouldn’t know it’s sail number.