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Forum: General Maintenance 02-19-2015, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Djbangi
+1 You need to strip with abrasive and get...

+1

You need to strip with abrasive and get down to bare metal, each time. Velox has the advantage that if the coating is sound you only need to clean, abrade lightly (to form a new key) and then...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-18-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Djbangi
You can use Prop Speed/Gold and Velox on any...

You can use Prop Speed/Gold and Velox on any metal protruberance (you could use it on the whole boat I think) the only restriction is cost (and if you do it yourself, time). If these items...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Djbangi
Blue Yonder All our testing was conducted in...

Blue Yonder

All our testing was conducted in pristine water, in a group of moorings off a swimming beach and our results with Micron 66 were stunning, compared to some other AF. The bay opens to...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Djbangi
I had wondered if you took one of these very...

I had wondered if you took one of these very cheap power washers and used it underwater - would it work (on props or hull). I can see it being more useful on a prop (hence the reason for raising it)...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Djbangi
fstbttms, I might agree that you can be...

fstbttms,

I might agree that you can be right, one man's fouling is another's clean bottom. Our water temperature is now a cool 26 degrees (and that is as hot as it gets!) and it gets down to...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Djbangi
I'm puzzled at the common practice of using a...

I'm puzzled at the common practice of using a diver regularly. We moor in a high growth area, Sydney, warm ish waters and lots of sunshine. We use an ablative paint and as long as we use the boat...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 06:16 AM
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Views: 19,540
Posted By Djbangi
edit Contact Marlin direct. close edit CNY,...

edit Contact Marlin direct. close edit

CNY, yes I know (HK slows and almost grinds to a halt, more so now in China, and the rest of the world continues oblivious), I lived there for 20 years.
...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Djbangi
Searjos, ''light alloys, iron and lead'...

Searjos,

''light alloys, iron and lead' covers a vast cross section. But I have no idea. We have used it on a bronze prop and on aluminium, without issue.

I'd ask them by email, they are very...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,540
Posted By Djbangi
For those that know me I have been encouraged to...

For those that know me I have been encouraged to contribute in other areas.

I did consider starting a new thread but there is a perfectly acceptable one here so resurrecting it should allow...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-09-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
Peter, You have gone to inordinate lengths! ...

Peter,

You have gone to inordinate lengths!

Nothing wrong with painting a chain! We use a bunch of fine cable ties for the same purpose, knowing when the anchor will appear over the bow...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-08-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By Djbangi
An option for stainless fittings is to buy...

An option for stainless fittings is to buy stainless lifting shackles. These will be in the Grade 50 range of any lifting catalogue. In America Suncor would be a good place to start. In Australia...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-08-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
sleeping well tonight!

Thanks Pete!

Why do you have a white chain?

Where on earth did you buy that so long shackle and do you really need one that length?

Appearances are deceptive but the white chain looks...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
Give me a little time and I'll sail up over the...

Give me a little time and I'll sail up over the equator and find out!

edit - just think - swivel sales are based on this effect close edit
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
On twisted chain Our chain twists on...

On twisted chain

Our chain twists on deployment.

We have shallow 'V' roller and an Excel anchor. We have a longish run between gypsy and bow roller, maybe 5', though 2' are covered by the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
I stand corrected. 'D' shackle for a SARCA,...

I stand corrected.

'D' shackle for a SARCA, bow shackle for most other anchors (except CQR and Manson Ray). Most anchors should take the bow through the slot. The RAY and genuine CQR only have a...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By Djbangi
I should predicate the comment by admitting I...

I should predicate the comment by admitting I think many bent anchor shanks occur during retrieval, especially when retrieval is too quick and/or when there is a bit of a chop in an anchorage.

I...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
testing them! Of course they stretch - but...

testing them!

Of course they stretch - but not very much. edit if they stretch too much, they break. but its the amount they stretch vs the load to make them stretch. its about energy...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
These rubber snubbers, assuming you are comparing...

These rubber snubbers, assuming you are comparing the correctly sized nylon to the correctly sized rubber, are equivalent in performance to 6' of nylon. To get the full benefit of a nylon snubber...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
The last link (or the first link) on an anchor...

The last link (or the first link) on an anchor chain should be vertical. You should be able to 'count back' to the windlass and every other link (the odd numbers) should also be vertical and remain...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
If I'm being repetitive, its a bad habit:) ...

If I'm being repetitive, its a bad habit:)

I'm not keen on swivels, people attach them incorrectly. Many swivels fail (anchors do not bend, rated shackles do not fail but swivels do (fail)).
...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-05-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
I saw a Greek fisheries protection vessel with an...

I saw a Greek fisheries protection vessel with an all wire rode. In coral no-one would use any cordage (whatever the size of the vessel), this might also be true where there are many loose rock,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-05-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
Eric, Interesting point about the anchor. ...

Eric,

Interesting point about the anchor. Most of the bigger commercial boats in Oz and NZ, so those that might overnight (or more) invariably have Deltas, CQRs, Bruce (or copies of) or some form...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-05-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
Marin, I have heard of people who retrieve...

Marin,

I have heard of people who retrieve their anchors and they are misaligned when they hit the bow roller. Some attach a swivel simply to overcome this issue - which does appear to be an...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
I had not thought about it - but depends on which...

I had not thought about it - but depends on which way the chain twists and how 3 strand (or which way) 3 strand is twisted (or laid) but potentially in a blow and with the chain tight, or tightish,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-05-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,936
Posted By Djbangi
I am very apologetic if I implied chain twist was...

I am very apologetic if I implied chain twist was a problem. I simply meant to observe there was twist and I then opened up the question as to how it happened.

Now, whether twist is a problem. ...
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