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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-17-2018, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Peter B
I agree with that also Auscan. Especially for a...

I agree with that also Auscan. Especially for a quick lunch or cuppa stop. However, aBoatman was referring to the need for putting a short snubber on even when the anchor is home and housed. Good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Peter B
JustBob, I love this boat. I also take your...

JustBob, I love this boat. I also take your point re the desirability of the midships owner stateroom, to minimise slap, other noises, and less movement generally. However, I have always thought...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-17-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Peter B
Welcome BigKev. Yes, all good advice so far. ...

Welcome BigKev. Yes, all good advice so far. Plenty of info available for the Whitsundays. Well covered in that book. Coming south from Yeppoon, the book you have bought will be much help. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,163
Posted By Peter B
We aim to please on here, don't we John..? All...

We aim to please on here, don't we John..? All part of the TF service..! :thumb::D
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,056
Posted By Peter B
Yeah, they say that - as a counsel of perfection,...

Yeah, they say that - as a counsel of perfection, and yes, always when one might encounter a bit of rough stuff. But seriously, when has your windlass/winch ever suddenly let go..? Once the anchor...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-16-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,056
Posted By Peter B
I only have helm switches, and have never felt...

I only have helm switches, and have never felt the need for a deck switch near the anchor. I don't mind ducking back and forth a bit via the pilot door to put on or take off snubbers etc. It helps...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,317
Posted By Peter B
For me, it's pretty much like you said Lou. A...

For me, it's pretty much like you said Lou. A community of common interest - such as a club one might attend where all share the same or similar hobby - but in this forum, we can share our interest...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-14-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Peter B
Welcome, like they all said. I also had two...

Welcome, like they all said. I also had two trailer yachts before going into power. A Tasman 20, and Gazelle 26. Both NZ designs. Loved the time with them, but at 71, I agree - trawler style is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,163
Posted By Peter B
Mark, I think NBS meant that with pilot doors...

Mark, I think NBS meant that with pilot doors both sides, walk-around decks are less important, and the positive trade-off is not only increased interior volume, but that volume translates into more...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-14-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By Peter B
I think you'll find that anchor does very well. ...

I think you'll find that anchor does very well. Don't worry about the swivel. General feeling is, (born out by personal experience of many), that swivels are only another thing to cause trouble. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,163
Posted By Peter B
I agree there. At 32ft, 9 knots is some way...

I agree there. At 32ft, 9 knots is some way above her hull speed. So although she could do that, fuel consumption would probably be somewhere in the vicinity of double what it is at 7kn, as NBS...
Forum: Diesel Duck 02-13-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By Peter B
He'll get there guys. Give him time. Might be...

He'll get there guys. Give him time. Might be out communing with nature and with all the trappings of the city life turned off. If so, good on him.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,484
Posted By Peter B
I agree. I thought the first post was a very...

I agree. I thought the first post was a very fair query, and not smarmy in the least. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,484
Posted By Peter B
Like he said, or the phantom of the opera, will...

Like he said, or the phantom of the opera, will have to intervene...:eek::nonono:
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,484
Posted By Peter B
FRP is fibre reinforced plastic, but not all...

FRP is fibre reinforced plastic, but not all fibres are glass. Many use exotic fibres now, like carbon fibre, kevlar, etc, therefore FRP encompasses that variation in fibres to include the exotic...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 02-07-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Peter B
Above all else - if you hire a car - remember we...

Above all else - if you hire a car - remember we drive on the correct, repeat correct, side of the road, which is not the same as the right side ok..? But we do drive from the right side of the car....
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-03-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,167
Posted By Peter B
Thanks Art. Footnote to the above issue, for...

Thanks Art. Footnote to the above issue, for those interested...
It turned out to be a simple leak had developed at the join of the metal fuel line to the on-engine filters. This allowed an airlock...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-03-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By Peter B
Spurling pipe..? Is that what it's called. Often...

Spurling pipe..? Is that what it's called. Often wondered. Yes, I'm sure that's what he meant. Even with all chain sometimes mine bunches up on top of the pipe. Frankly I've given up worrying. Just...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-02-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By Peter B
Eric, I don't know where you'd find that study,...

Eric, I don't know where you'd find that study, but in keeping with your query, and keeping it simple, the rule of thumb universally used in NZ, and they know a fair bit about boats, was chain at...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-02-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,609
Posted By Peter B
Like they said. Most modern multi-bottom...

Like they said. Most modern multi-bottom performance type anchors (I use a Sarca), render this practice or double anchor set-up superfluous. I would never have used it in 15 years.
Forum: Diesel Duck 01-29-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Peter B
Mark Pierce will give it the thumbs up, for sure....

Mark Pierce will give it the thumbs up, for sure. :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By Peter B
Thanks for that ASD. Now, y'all might want to...

Thanks for that ASD. Now, y'all might want to have a look at this.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/pot-not-legal-water-moved-36760.html

We will try to do this for future thread moves...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By Peter B
Pot not legal on the water-Moved

https://www.boatingmag.com/how-legal...ies-to-boaters
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Forum: General Maintenance 01-27-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By Peter B
This is the best advice. I have a similarly...

This is the best advice. I have a similarly constructed model, and found that just via osmosis presumably, some water had penetrated a small way into the top of the keel area, but the keel is so...
Forum: Great Harbour 01-26-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,087
Posted By Peter B
I've no doubt that figure is quoted. But having...

I've no doubt that figure is quoted. But having just purchased property advertising full home and land package including marina berth, from, (the operative word), $386,000, only to find our quite...
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