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Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 03-28-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Navigator
Hi Benn, you can also add Gabo Island between...

Hi Benn, you can also add Gabo Island between Eden and Lakes Entrance depending on the weather. Don
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 06-24-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Navigator
Hi Brian, just returned from looking at an...

Hi Brian,

just returned from looking at an Elling which we thought might match our criteria but it looks like we are coming to the same conclusion as others, an ocean crossing canal adaptable boat...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-26-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Navigator
Thanks Brian, interesting designs. Cat A is...

Thanks Brian,

interesting designs. Cat A is a requirement so no traditional canal boats. 15m LOA is also a factor in the North Sea to Black Sea route where it starts to get more complex in a few...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-26-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Navigator
Brian, the blog is a bit out of date. Our...

Brian,

the blog is a bit out of date. Our criteria now is for a boat that can handle the canals (sub 3.5m air draft) as well as having trans ocean capabilities, preferably without having to load...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-24-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Navigator
Yes, it was good to put faces to the names. While...

Yes, it was good to put faces to the names. While disappointed at the range on display at SCIBS, the search parameters for our next boat are certainly going to make it an interesting journey for us....
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Navigator
Hi Benn, I am planning to be there on...

Hi Benn,

I am planning to be there on Thursday as well, where are you guys meeting?

Don (ex mv Kekada)
Forum: Other Makes 08-04-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
Forum: Other Makes 08-04-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Lots*more photos on the website under 'About Kekada / mv Kekada'.* Cheers, Don


-- Edited by Navigator on Thursday 4th of August 2011 08:33:57 AM
Forum: Other Makes 07-28-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Sea Trials moved forward to today due to typhoon headed this way.**Love those twins, so easy to spin her in own length. The Gyro stabilizer didn't get a hard work out but shows a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,740
Posted By Navigator
RE: The Helm

From the photos received yesterday it looks like just*the*hydraulic top up should do it then then we will also have operational helms too!* The screens do service for the radar, twin G's,*various...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Navigator
Fixing canvas

Thanks for the feedback, we will stay with the CS's.**

Mark, you are right - affixing would have been a better title

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-- Edited by Navigator on Thursday 23rd of June 2011 02:21:49 AM
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Navigator
Fixing canvas

When we requested "common sense" fastener for attaching our canvas work our builder has countered with the suggestion of using press studs as an alternative. We have previously found these to rust up...
Forum: Other Makes 06-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
Forum: Other Makes 06-13-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

*Thanks Fernando,

Seahorse Marine have been a joy to work with. Only a few weeks to go before completion. Just trying to finalise all those little things at home to allow us to again become...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,074
Posted By Navigator
RE: Show us your stern

She's*still a*bit young yet but, oh well !
Forum: Other Makes 05-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

paint stage completed !
Forum: Other Makes 05-05-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

There is of course a little bit of concern sending large sums of money to another country but we felt very comfortable selecting Seahorse Marine to do the build based on the feedback we received from...
Forum: Other Makes 05-05-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

The painting has commenced.* The Admiral gets the credit/blame for the colour selection.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,110
Posted By Navigator
RE: Your trawler's range

Obviously dependant on sea state*but based on a sistership's figures in calm seas (2'-3')*we are hoping for 3000nm plus at 7 knots with 10% reserve.*Our total tankage is*950g.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Navigator
Gyro pics

Hi Mark,

There is a flywheel weighing*hundreds of*kilograms inside the box which when spinning produces considerable stabilisation*force. See the Seagyro website for more technical details. Ours...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Navigator
Gyro pics

A few people have expressed interest in the Gyro we are having fitted to our boat. Attached are a couple of photos of an indentical unit installed in the boat immediately in the production line...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,275
Posted By Navigator
RE: Ugliest Trawler in the World? Nordhavn?

*Hey Benn,

If that is Jonathon and Heidi Haas please say hi from Don & Anja (ex sv Kekada). We met them in Panama and they were somewhat instrumental in our decision to switch to power. We also...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-29-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,176
Posted By Navigator
Anyone use SSB or HAM radio HF aboard?

We had HF/SSB radios on both our sailing yachts and have ordered one for the new trawler. If you are contemplating any long distance cruising I would not*be without one, not only for the weather and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Navigator
RE: Just GO!!!!!!!!!!!

This thread is so relevant to me. Those poems are so true. I have been lucky enough to circumnavigate with my family when younger. Sure, there was a huge financial and career penalty for doing that...
Forum: Other Makes 02-25-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,475
Posted By Navigator
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Hi Benn,

Yes, still looking at a June finish although I would be okay for it to slip a month or two from a weather perspective

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-- Edited by Navigator on Friday 25th of February 2011...
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