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Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 02-02-2019, 06:24 AM
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Views: 415,838
Posted By Tidahapah
Hendo, good to see her on the move and now close...

Hendo, good to see her on the move and now close to the water.
Must be getting close to splash time.
Have you made your choice of toilet?
After many years and many toilets and much shitty work,...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 02-01-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tidahapah
Kit you are spot on. Tony is A Class he did some...

Kit you are spot on. Tony is A Class he did some installation on my boat.
With the East Coast Current I usually just steam out at a reasonably sharp angle and keep my eye on the sea temp as soon as...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,791
Posted By Tidahapah
Janaconda, would really like to see some photos...

Janaconda, would really like to see some photos of your boat and rig.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,791
Posted By Tidahapah
Boat is 48'6" x 15'3" x 5'8" 30 Tonne with a...

Boat is 48'6" x 15'3" x 5'8" 30 Tonne with a total sail area of approx 60 sq mts
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,791
Posted By Tidahapah
I have a traditional timber fishing trawler hull...

I have a traditional timber fishing trawler hull pleasure boat with a ketch rig. Displacement boat with a 6LXB Gardner engine. The sail rig is very good for 2 reasons. 1, With main up and or main and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,121
Posted By Tidahapah
Dead right mate, but for getting in and out of...

Dead right mate, but for getting in and out of the tinny when you are free diving (spear fishing) they are great and I am not getting any younger or for that matter thinner. 71 in Jan so have to get...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,121
Posted By Tidahapah
Stabicraft, butt ugly at best. The boat you have...

Stabicraft, butt ugly at best. The boat you have when you know nothing about boats. Just joking.
I have an aluminium tender, only 3.7 mts but pretty beamy and fitted with flotation collars...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-13-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
Brian, There are some nice hidey holes in those...

Brian, There are some nice hidey holes in those Storm Reef surrounding reefs.
Good entrances and pretty safe inside.
Bur as usual they take some time to scout out and try.
Looks like you have had...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,208
Posted By Tidahapah
Mat slowly but surely, big job but you are...

Mat slowly but surely, big job but you are getting there.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-24-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
Simi, shortened the arms mainly for...

Simi, shortened the arms mainly for accessibility. I required a small step ladder to reach the shackles at the top. I know I have reduced the leaver but am happier with being able to reach the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-22-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
Guys for my flipper stoppers I have gone for the...

Guys for my flipper stoppers I have gone for the flat Magma stainless steel hinged units. So far pretty impressed with them at anchor. I have decided to shorten my arms by 1 my as with the rig I...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-15-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
I find the small bay on the port side of Nara ...

I find the small bay on the port side of Nara not far into the inlet the best anchorage and good phone service. The rocks directly opposite the bay on the other side of the inlet holds a very good...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 07-10-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tidahapah
Shufti, Get on to face book and the Moreton Bay...

Shufti,
Get on to face book and the Moreton Bay Cruisers page and make your request, you will get plenty of suggestions. I would help but am presently away OS so do not have info at hand.
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 07-09-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By Tidahapah
La-Sallette, Welcome on board, love your boat....

La-Sallette,
Welcome on board, love your boat. A very worth while project and one way of really getting to know your vessel.
I had my boat Tidahapah down in Hobart for the 2015 Wooden Boat Festival...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-06-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
I think the resort thing could be on the rise...

I think the resort thing could be on the rise again after the Chinese started to buy in a few years ago. Fullshare bought Sheraton , Port Douglas, Whisper Bay, Airlie Beach and Laguna Quays. They...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-01-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
Brian, Deer were introduced back in the 70's....

Brian,
Deer were introduced back in the 70's. When Keith Williams first started development of Hammo it was as a deer farm. A friend of mine was fencing the island for him at the time.
Just a...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-18-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
Brian, Another option for going to Lady...

Brian,
Another option for going to Lady Musgrave and one I use most of the time these days is to go to Rooney Point and anchor up , either south side or north side and then depart early morning , I...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-17-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,109
Posted By Tidahapah
Brian, Enjoy your trip north. Weather has been...

Brian,
Enjoy your trip north. Weather has been a bit flukey the last couple of days but with all this west wind close to the beach is good.
Looks like I won’t be going north this year, first time...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,208
Posted By Tidahapah
Brian, yes Nitrile rubber would be a very good...

Brian, yes Nitrile rubber would be a very good bedding material for the tanks.
The self closing valves for the sight glasses is a survey requirement and when I was building I was building to survey...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,208
Posted By Tidahapah
Self Closing Valves - Johnson Valves...

Self Closing Valves - Johnson Valves (http://www.johnsonvalves.co.uk/self-closing-valves/) JV1003 is similar to the valves I used. Still can not find a local source. will keep looking.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,208
Posted By Tidahapah
I used tared tape as a betting on the timber when...

I used tared tape as a betting on the timber when I installed my tanks, I don't know if it is still available.
Baffles full height with limber holes in each corner plus a reasonably sized opening in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,208
Posted By Tidahapah
As I stated before , one large tank either side...

As I stated before , one large tank either side with inbuilt sumps and drains are the way to go.
I maintain mine pretty full but every 2 years run them down to about 400 lts per side and then polish...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 03-13-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,478
Posted By Tidahapah
Hey if you are looking at something like that,...

Hey if you are looking at something like that, try and get one of the versions with the fishing cockpit, you will be so glad you did. Makes a hell of a difference when letting go and tiring up, also...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,748
Posted By Tidahapah
BruceK, no can't remember what the other product...

BruceK, no can't remember what the other product was but doesn't matter as i will stick to Prop Speed , have been using it for well over 10 years now and wouldn't do it any other way.
Have used all...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,748
Posted By Tidahapah
My friend and boat builder,he does most of the...

My friend and boat builder,he does most of the timber work on my boat tried a new coating on his boat recently. It was a trial as they were trying to get him to change over.
He did the trip from...
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