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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,414
Posted By AusCan
Part of the joy of boat ownership is doing little...

Part of the joy of boat ownership is doing little projects that personalize your boat. If making your boat "smart" is your thing, then go for it.

I wouldn't want it on my boat even if someone...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,526
Posted By AusCan
Everyone has a different perspective on whether...

Everyone has a different perspective on whether this trip is doable in a GB42, depending on their experience and their attitude to dealing with risk.

I've never done the trip, and don't know...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By AusCan
I agree with other comments. 75 square feet is...

I agree with other comments. 75 square feet is nowhere near enough for a 42 foot boat. I have a 200 sq ft mainsail and a 100 sq ft jib on my 30 foot boat and it works very well for a steadying...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,000,001
Posted By AusCan
Oh yeah! I love those Atlas Imperial diesels. ...

Oh yeah! I love those Atlas Imperial diesels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GSdwOKgTGw
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By AusCan
My 30 foot boat has 42 hp which is more than...

My 30 foot boat has 42 hp which is more than enough to tow a tender if I ever wanted to. I almost never use more than about 30 hp.

The sea conditions are usually too rough around here to tow a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,211
Posted By AusCan
I’d agree. More sail area is required. ...

I’d agree. More sail area is required.

Another point to remember - A full displacement round bilge hull will be more tender and rolly in a beam sea, but they also benefit more from any type of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,000,001
Posted By AusCan
Sorry - here it is! ...

Sorry - here it is!

https://yachthub.com/list/boats-for-sale/used/power-boats/bruce-harris-cat/241607

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=196&v=FDMIK1sg2Gg&feature=emb_logo
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,000,001
Posted By AusCan
Here's an interesting power cat. It looks like...

Here's an interesting power cat. It looks like she would take some heavy seas, and has a 2000 nm cruising range.

The designer is the same guy who designed & built my boat.

A bit too much...
Forum: Power Systems 11-30-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,640
Posted By AusCan
I built mine out of 10 mm (3/8") marine ply. I...

I built mine out of 10 mm (3/8") marine ply. I used 3/4 x 3/4" oak at all the seams to give the screws something to bite into and epoxied the lot inside and out before assembling and glued/screwed...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,359
Posted By AusCan
If its just a matter of line handling, I'd move...

If its just a matter of line handling, I'd move it and leave a note as Bill suggested. (prior to the bottle of wine). If it required firing up their engine or if weather conditions could cause...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By AusCan
They can be anywhere. In Australia, they...

They can be anywhere.
In Australia, they have to have two separate HIN plates on the boat. My first one was easy to find on the hull near the stern. The second one was eventually found on the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By AusCan
Why not? It's not as if he's circumnavigating. ...

Why not? It's not as if he's circumnavigating.

Far more people die waiting to buy a boat, than die on one that is inadequate.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By AusCan
$2000 to lift a 46 ft boat and store in the yard...

$2000 to lift a 46 ft boat and store in the yard doesn't overly expensive to me.

You may have been able to negotiate a standby rate prior to the work being done, but now I think you'd be lucky...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By AusCan
I like it. Sure, there's a few improvements...

I like it. Sure, there's a few improvements that could be done on the interior. Not that it looks like a poor build, its just built for purpose over style.

Here's another similar boat but...
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,679
Posted By AusCan
Repowering isn't rocket science. It just takes a...

Repowering isn't rocket science. It just takes a basic mechanical aptitude, lots of planning and plenty of time.

I replaced my old Volvo with a new 42hp Vetus (Mitsibishi) for a total price of...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By AusCan
If you recirculating clean fluids, the plate...

If you recirculating clean fluids, the plate exchangers are the way to go. They have more contact area which gives better efficiency. Easy to clean and maintain.
The wall thickness is often...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,871
Posted By AusCan
I've got a variety of gear for this, including...

I've got a variety of gear for this, including the standard tapered plugs up to 3", various pieces of 1/4' plywood, 2x4's, foam balls, heavy tarp, sails, long screws. Can also use pillows, life...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-10-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,880
Posted By AusCan
Good article RSN; I've read a few of Eric...

Good article RSN; I've read a few of Eric Sorensen's books and got a lot out of them.

I also agree with Kevin's comment about seaworthiness having to be experienced.

That is why I don't go...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-09-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,880
Posted By AusCan
I haven't been on one, but the BW 40 pilothouse...

I haven't been on one, but the BW 40 pilothouse trawler looks to have a decent hull shape to handle some fairly rough seas. With the portugese bridge it looks a bit like a semi displacement version...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By AusCan
Marina's vary considerably depending on the space...

Marina's vary considerably depending on the space they have available.

My home marina has a very small yard with room for only 2 boats which stay on the rail slip.
There is no sitting on the...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 11-09-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By AusCan
I'd be hesitant in following anyone's routes,...

I'd be hesitant in following anyone's routes, especially in an area with high tidal currents.
The best route would be dependent on time, currents, wind, swell, waves etc. Not a path that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,198
Posted By AusCan
Here's the Southern Ocean on a beautiful day. ...

Here's the Southern Ocean on a beautiful day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3c8nTJfnAg
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,000,001
Posted By AusCan
I'd expect it is for controlling the hydraulic...

I'd expect it is for controlling the hydraulic windlass.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By AusCan
If it is used for fuel then it is a fuel. ...

If it is used for fuel then it is a fuel.

Most liquids are solvents which dissolve some chemicals. For example - Water. Water dissolves sodium chloride and become seawater.

So the answer to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,860
Posted By AusCan
If you only run at 6-7 knots then the 80 hp...

If you only run at 6-7 knots then the 80 hp Lehmans would better suited than the 225's.
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