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Forum: Harbor Chat Today, 01:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,184
Posted By BruceK
Bob, it`s the non boating section of a boating...

Bob, it`s the non boating section of a boating forum. It doesn`t relate, and it shouldn`t.
If it irks you don`t visit it. It won`t appear on the right margin index.
Forum: Harbor Chat Today, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By BruceK
News report on the fire north of Sydney with a 60...

News report on the fire north of Sydney with a 60 km firefront, the result of 3 fires joining up. It`s 250,000 hectares of fire....
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 640
Posted By BruceK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewWk8k4V5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewWk8k4V5k
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 640
Posted By BruceK
Maybe. Noting screen name and thinking of lyrics...

Maybe. Noting screen name and thinking of lyrics to the Donald Fagen song Snowbound: " Snowbound, let`s sleep in today. Wake me up when the wolves come out to play".
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By BruceK
Thanks NZ & Canada Fireies

There are huge bush/wild fires on the east coast. Some have joined up making even bigger fires. Our firefighters(fireies), many of them volunteers,are getting exhausted, it`s a great help that New...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 640
Posted By BruceK
If you look at the boat owned by TF member Bob...

If you look at the boat owned by TF member Bob Cofer you will see a beautiful wooden boat he purchased. Lots of things are possible, but cost and the capacity to meet it is vital.
Equally vital is...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 640
Posted By BruceK
The only answer I can think of is to have it...

The only answer I can think of is to have it hauled, surveyed, and get advice based on what is revealed. If the hull is in poor condition you may have difficulty getting a Yard to lift it.
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By BruceK
Moral of the story: Drop the anchor before you...

Moral of the story: Drop the anchor before you drop your pants.
Though it may depend on the type of anchor.
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-05-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By BruceK
Link takes you to a Murdoch newspaper, and a...

Link takes you to a Murdoch newspaper, and a "Members Only" item. I`m not a subscriber, though I was once.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By BruceK
On that info,they didn`t supply what you ordered....

On that info,they didn`t supply what you ordered. Is there a 12v and a 24v system? Sounds like they delivered goods not in accordance with the contract. Have you sought advice on your position?
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,295
Posted By BruceK
Reminds me of the determined retiree touring...

Reminds me of the determined retiree touring fraternity here. Sometimes with RV, mostly with 4WD pick up(which we call a "ute"/utility) towing a van, and known as "Grey Nomads".
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-04-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By BruceK
Check out the Israel Folau headline, that`s fun...

Check out the Israel Folau headline, that`s fun too, he has his own Church.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By BruceK
Derik,can you get plastic tubing through the...

Derik,can you get plastic tubing through the filler to the bottom of the tank and use a little hand pump to suck up what`s there until it pumps out clean fuel? You can zip tie the tube which doesn`t...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 12-03-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BruceK
Typical Halvorsen hull. Much like the Integrity...

Typical Halvorsen hull. Much like the Integrity 426 I`m interested in, easily mistaken for the IG40 it is based on.
I prefer the salon cabin to have seating both sides, but it`s not vital. Odd how...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 12-03-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BruceK
Someone on TF bought a boat very similar, 2008...

Someone on TF bought a boat very similar, 2008 build if memory serves, branded Halvorsen. From memory sold by Leigh Smith Yachts, Gold Coast, Queensland.
He posted in glowing terms, with some nice...
Forum: Power Systems 12-03-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,977
Posted By BruceK
They don`t have to be engine mounted. Sometimes...

They don`t have to be engine mounted. Sometimes used as only filter, with drainable glass bowl.
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-02-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 51,527
Posted By BruceK
Talking of "Spooky", how about this? The Atlanta...

Talking of "Spooky", how about this? The Atlanta Rhythm Section, one too many burgers, but they can play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl7shA6Yv3o
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-02-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 51,527
Posted By BruceK
That is a bit weird.Michael Hutchence, lead...

That is a bit weird.Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS died using a plastic bag over his head, apparently for "solo personal pleasure" but overdid the oxygen limitation. Is that acid being poured...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By BruceK
I recently made an offer about 16% under the ask,...

I recently made an offer about 16% under the ask, and with the ask came engine cooling services due and engine annual services falling due. Owner via broker refused to respond except to say "He knows...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8,108
Views: 965,178
Posted By BruceK
There was a similar boat bought by a TF member....

There was a similar boat bought by a TF member. I`m having trouble finding his posts, but look at this : http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s23/halvorsen-42-sale-35876.html.
He posted lots of pics...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,043
Posted By BruceK
My previous marina moved my boat without asking...

My previous marina moved my boat without asking or telling me. I had to hunt the marina to find it. When I did, separating it from the immediate neighbour was a well compressed fender. Shortly after...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By BruceK
Vale Clive James 1939-2019

Clive James had died. For some time after announcing his impending departure, he was left apologizing for his continuing life.
Clive James, born Vivian Leopold James,in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah,...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By BruceK
Andy, In comparison to Queensland Blue, Butternut...

Andy, In comparison to Queensland Blue, Butternut pumpkin is relatively sweet. Add the extras shown in the quote below, it could end up quite sweet.


"What is pumpkin pie filling made of?
The...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-28-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By BruceK
Interesting Keith. I use yellow paint, but the...

Interesting Keith. I use yellow paint, but the varnish likely accentuates it.
I liked Comodave`s idea of something that won`t need refinishing, but my boards, in a sad state when we bought near 10...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,043
Posted By BruceK
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