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Forum: Welcome Mat 07-01-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Andy G
Hello, welcome aboard to you and Panama. ...

Hello, welcome aboard to you and Panama.

Looks like you are going to have a lot of fun in the 51'.She seems to be a relatively rare beast in the IG stable. The 32/36/44 making up the bulk of the...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Andy G
FWIW, we bought Sarawana about 15 years ago, with...

FWIW, we bought Sarawana about 15 years ago, with existing osmosis damage. We negotiated a reduction to cover the estimated repair cost, which if memory serves was about $25K.

The boat still has...
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-13-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,561
Posted By Andy G
Remote start?..........good for bank robbers I...

Remote start?..........good for bank robbers I suppose.
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-13-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,561
Posted By Andy G
We do a boys weekend away each year (old Uni...

We do a boys weekend away each year (old Uni mates). We tend to stay in country pubs and enjoy a beer or two over the catch up each night. Great fun.

The last line up was an 1988 911 (whale tail),...
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-13-2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 379,394
Posted By Andy G
Now that's funny

Now that's funny
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-08-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Andy G
My grandmother gave me a piece of advice many...

My grandmother gave me a piece of advice many years ago, she said the trick to enjoying your life is not to surround yourself with dull people.

As time goes by I think she was on to something.
Forum: Harbor Chat 05-30-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,561
Posted By Andy G
[QUOTE=BandB;1101992]Wifey B: Ever thought part...

[QUOTE=BandB;1101992]Wifey B: Ever thought part of the problem may be you aren't a 17 year old? :rofl:

Well, there's more than a grain of truth in that. However, my partner often accuses me of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Andy G
A good time for a thread like this, much needed...

A good time for a thread like this, much needed me thinks.

Ummm, Janice what is that in your photo? Looks like a type of giant Platypus.
Forum: Harbor Chat 05-29-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,561
Posted By Andy G
New cars; ho hum

I went for a walk today and came across an old Jaguar MK2 3.8 liter saloon. It was in its original British racing green livery, that had seen better days, the walnut dash was weather beaten and the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-21-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,856
Posted By Andy G
I have just replaced our chain and the maximum we...

I have just replaced our chain and the maximum we could stow into the chain locker and onto the anchor was 215 feet (65 meters). Malagari is a 36' Europa though I doubt the chain locker configuration...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2022, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By Andy G
Why did you take the teak up?

Why did you take the teak up?
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-20-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,856
Posted By Andy G
[/B] Out of interest how long have you had...

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Out of interest how long have you had the chain.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,256
Posted By Andy G
We have gas on board and very much like the set...

We have gas on board and very much like the set up. Though I do agree you really do need to keep an eye on it.

We have just taken down our head liners and removed all the existing copper lines, as...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-09-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By Andy G
[QUOTE=swordfisherman;1093955]Hi everyone, I...

[QUOTE=swordfisherman;1093955]Hi everyone, I registered last week and got banned right away.

What a wonderful opening post. (ignoring the one that somehow got you banned).

You will do well...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 04-30-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Andy G
Light years away from the original Island Gypsy...

Light years away from the original Island Gypsy design.That's both good and bad I suppose.

"Constructed to meticulous spec at the purpose-built factory in Guangzhou, under the watchful eye of many...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-30-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By Andy G
We have used KiwiGrip and agree with all the...

We have used KiwiGrip and agree with all the previous observations about the product.

We found the cleaning process to get an 'as new' look was nigh on impossible. Our solution was to put up...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-25-2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Andy G
Mum was in the same battalion as Bullwinkel. She...

Mum was in the same battalion as Bullwinkel. She was born in the same year and was also a lieutenant in the nursing Corp.

She was with the battalion that was lined up on the wharf in Darwin...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-20-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,715
Posted By Andy G
Glass or aluminium floor?

Glass or aluminium floor?
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-18-2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,133
Posted By Andy G
A fine looking companion. FWIW, below is the...

A fine looking companion.

FWIW, below is the tribute Mathew Flinders wrote of his cat Trim, another seafaring moggy, in 1809.


"The best and most illustrious of his race
The most affectionate...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-11-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Andy G
Update for Aussie boat owners. I contacted...

Update for Aussie boat owners.

I contacted the Oz distributors of POR 15, to find they no longer import this product.I was given the name of a company in Warriewood, Sydney called Permanent Paint...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,820
Posted By Andy G
I agree, most new (4 stroke)outboards seem...

I agree, most new (4 stroke)outboards seem reliable. At least when they are newish. The trick is to get one that will be as reliable in 8 years time.

We chose a 2020 Suzuki 15hp (4 stroke) to...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-02-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Andy G
Rust inhibitors

Our tanks are approaching the deadly 'rusty tank' syndrome that affects most older mild steel tanks from boats approaching the 35-40 year mark.

The tanks probably have a few good years in them...
Forum: Power Systems 04-02-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Andy G
Do you get the full over the top orchestral...

Do you get the full over the top orchestral fanfare every time you start the engine?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-24-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,091
Posted By Andy G
Well, we have hit US $7.12 a gallon(US) here at...

Well, we have hit US $7.12 a gallon(US) here at our club in Sydney. It jumped 58 cents a liter in two days!

Without getting too political it goes to show how fragile the world economy is in...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-24-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 379,394
Posted By Andy G
I liked this one: What do you call a Greek...

I liked this one:

What do you call a Greek Parachuter........................Con-descending.
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