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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By Peter B
Clearly you are all at sea over this - well, not...

Clearly you are all at sea over this - well, not literally, because that's where you want to be - but with a reliable windlass.

Originally Posted by toocoys
"I contacted the electrician who...
Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By Peter B
Welcome to TF. You'll find yourself in good...

Welcome to TF. You'll find yourself in good company here, with lots of support. :flowers:
Forum: Covid-19 Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 9,626
Posted By Peter B
I agree Bruce. Where you live, it makes good...

I agree Bruce. Where you live, it makes good sense. The 3 month interval is just one of those 'convenient' periods to set ones sights on, but there is no hard science re how long is the perfect...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-22-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 745
Posted By Peter B
You clearly need to involve a marine electrician...

You clearly need to involve a marine electrician to check the whole thing out. Ok, a pain to demount and take it in, but there is something seriously wrong, either with the gearing, or the...
Forum: Covid-19 06-22-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 9,626
Posted By Peter B
Many studies over the years have confirmed that...

Many studies over the years have confirmed that leaving the booster of virtually any vaccine a longer interval than the minimum gives better protection, especially long term. It's all to do with how...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By Peter B
Drew, you should be able to get a transformer to...

Drew, you should be able to get a transformer to adapt the shore power inlet from 240v to 110v AC. Probably that has already been done if the boat has been used in NZ.

Ultimately however, as 110...
Forum: Covid-19 06-20-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 4,851
Posted By Peter B
I'll answer that Firehoser, having in an earlier...

I'll answer that Firehoser, having in an earlier life been an anaesthetist, and yes, you are right, a quick aspiration on the syringe would disclose if one had pranged a vessel large enough for the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By Peter B
A few points of order folks. 1. Wood...

A few points of order folks.

1. Wood floats of itself, GRP does not.

2. Boats have been being made of wood way longer than from synthetics. All the parts regularly immersed in salt water do...
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-20-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Peter B
Welcome to TF. A fine mesh net over the...

Welcome to TF.

A fine mesh net over the lot, maybe. Placing rubber snakes, whatever, etc, never seems to work. In the end, I found, (keeping sea swallows off my boat), is that something...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By Peter B
Where is she at present Drew, and do we know if...

Where is she at present Drew, and do we know if it's a woodie or GRP..?
Forum: Covid-19 06-19-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 4,851
Posted By Peter B
Bruce, I think you meant "forget" the second A-Z...

Bruce, I think you meant "forget" the second A-Z dose..?
Forum: Covid-19 06-18-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 4,851
Posted By Peter B
Following on from Bruce's comment above, I was...

Following on from Bruce's comment above, I was taken by the comment from Firehoser, when he states... "Just announced yesterday here in BC that the Government (Public Health) are recommending that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By Peter B
Hi, Drew, welcome to TF. Are you on Matakana...

Hi, Drew, welcome to TF. Are you on Matakana Island, or in the Northland town of Matakana, near Warkworth.

As an ex-Kiwi, I'll explain, as there is limited room to do this in the profile on the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Peter B
I used to have a Clipper (CHB/Marine Trader) 34,...

I used to have a Clipper (CHB/Marine Trader) 34, of 1975 vintage, and of the sedan, now called Europa style - even rarer back then than in 1984. But yes, as Frosty says - they share most things with...
Forum: Nordhavn 06-16-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 43,437
Posted By Peter B
So much room..! However, Peter, one thing that I...

So much room..! However, Peter, one thing that I always think of when I see a saloon like that is, how do you stop the furniture sliding all over the place then the going gets a bit rough..? I...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-15-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter B
Thanks for putting up that link Johnboy. I...

Thanks for putting up that link Johnboy.

I couldn't find one at the time, but the pictures illustrate rather well how the modern convex fluke is not really a plow at all, but if it's holding...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-14-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter B
Originally Posted by AndreHuizing - A plough is...

Originally Posted by AndreHuizing
- A plough is designed to move in the ground...not stay stationary;
Cheers, André
LOL!

Alaskaflyer responded...
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who had...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-14-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Peter B
Yes, indeed, a very warm welcome to TF. You've...

Yes, indeed, a very warm welcome to TF. You've endured a rather hard start to your boating life, so let's hope that what follows is a doddle compared. Nothing quite like getting the worst case...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-13-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter B
Eric, I didn't exactly forget that Rex had...

Eric, I didn't exactly forget that Rex had experimented with concave Sarca, but just didn't want to make the post too long. However, having just reviewed Steve's latest summary of anchor setting...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-13-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter B
Which is why Sarca stuck with the convex fluke,...

Which is why Sarca stuck with the convex fluke, rather than concave like the Mansons, Rocnas, and Spade types. Brings up less seabed, so ipso facto, damages the seabed less - but also means better...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,365
Posted By Peter B
As with the above story from Jarrow Lily, boat...

As with the above story from Jarrow Lily, boat names are often quite interesting in their history - and reason for changing - or keeping.

Our first boat was a trailer yacht, bought in Taupo, NZ,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-11-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter B
Eric, mate, I just mentioned you over here... ...

Eric, mate, I just mentioned you over here...

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s6/hello-olympia-washington-problem-my-perkins-58358.html#post1011665

...we have another Willard aboard. ...
Forum: Power Systems 06-11-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Peter B
Welcome to TF. And now you have been welcomed,...

Welcome to TF. And now you have been welcomed, and as you have a specific engine issue, so you get more exposure re this topic, I have moved your thread to under the Power Systems header. Hopefully...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-11-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter B
:thumb: This post basically sums the situation...

:thumb: This post basically sums the situation up. Those who anchor occasionally, and choose ideal, or near ideal conditions before they do, will never have a failure, even if the anchor is not...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-11-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 534
Posted By Peter B
Yes, there is that, and welcome to TF. One...

Yes, there is that, and welcome to TF. One advantage in your situation is that if you buy big enough to live-aboard, you're unlikely (unable actually), to accumulate too much 'stuff', the getting...
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