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And the rain did rain.

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Created by samsturdy Saturday, 16 Mar 2019
samsturdy
NSW, 1355 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 10:12AM
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I heard last night on the news that Mona Vale got 5 inches of rain in 1 hour....crikey....my boat's parked just
around the corner....I hope the cockpit drains are working

Gravy7
NSW, 180 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 11:58AM
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Not quite that bad Sam. But it did rain pretty hard at Church Point. According to quays.pittwaterweather.com/index.php there was 47mm on 14 March at The Quays Marina. That's a good website to look BTW at if you want to know the conditions on Pittwater.

Plenty of the dinghies on tidal 'moorings' on the east side of Church Point are getting close to being brim full.

Mine is OK though. Thanks for asking.

Jethrow
NSW, 727 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 3:40PM
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Yes, plenty of rain. Apparently the Thursday storm saw huge hail in Mona Vale but none in Newport. Truly is gods country...

FelixdeCat
NSW, 211 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 8:15PM
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I'm on board at the moment to see how she fared.

Only a little bit of dampness in one of the bulkheads. Nothing compared to how it used to gush in. It's still getting in through a couple of bolts on the galley window but once I fix that it should be all good. I've put a lot of effort into stopping these little annoyances over the last 12 months so I'm pretty chuffed actually.

Yara
NSW, 797 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 10:49AM
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Gravy7 said..
Not quite that bad Sam. But it did rain pretty hard at Church Point. According to quays.pittwaterweather.com/index.php there was 47mm on 14 March at The Quays Marina. That's a good website to look BTW at if you want to know the conditions on Pittwater.

Plenty of the dinghies on tidal 'moorings' on the east side of Church Point are getting close to being brim full.

Mine is OK though. Thanks for asking.

How do the tidal moorings for dinghies work? Mainly in relation to the council who charge heaps for dinghy rack storage.

Gravy7
NSW, 180 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 11:54AM
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They are definitely a risk, Yara and dinghies come and go. And any mooring tackle around the low water mark or deeper is promptly removed by RMS.
Still raining BTW. Have you checked your cockpit drains yet Sam?

samsturdy
NSW, 1355 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 12:50PM
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Gravy7 said..
They are definitely a risk, Yara and dinghies come and go. And any mooring tackle around the low water mark or deeper is promptly removed by RMS.
Still raining BTW. Have you checked your cockpit drains yet Sam?


No Mate and it looks like I'll have to wait a little bit too, I've got a trip to 'orse piddle tomorrow for a couple of days so
we'll see how I pull up over the next week to get down to the boat.

Yara
NSW, 797 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 12:55PM
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Gravy7 said..
They are definitely a risk, Yara and dinghies come and go. And any mooring tackle around the low water mark or deeper is promptly removed by RMS.
Still raining BTW. Have you checked your cockpit drains yet Sam?


So if you have a dinghy with a mooring below the high water mark , but above the low tide mark, you are not covered by either Council or RMS?

Gravy7
NSW, 180 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 2:43PM
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Gravy7
NSW, 180 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 5:46PM
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samsturdy said..

Gravy7 said..
Still raining BTW. Have you checked your cockpit drains yet Sam?

No Mate and it looks like I'll have to wait a little bit too, I've got a trip to 'orse piddle tomorrow for a couple of days so
we'll see how I pull up over the next week to get down to the boat.


Sorry to hear that Sam. Hope you and the horse recover soon.

Thought you might be worried about the boat so I went for a little row before it got dark. She seems ship shape and Bristol fashion. Cockpit drains are clear and doing a fine job.






Jethrow
NSW, 727 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 6:51PM
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Nice work Gravy...

Futurecruiser
VIC, 84 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 9:46AM
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A related question on the rain, currently copping a bit coming up the south coast... The place I am having trouble with leaks is when the water starts to pool on top of the dodger and drips through it right into the storm boards/companionway. Not the worst, but the porous dodger is also a bit annoying when under it trying to get out of the rain. I'm skeptical of these products but has anyone tried any of the waterproofing sprays out there on a dodger? Interested in any views one way or the other if so. I'm not sure exactly what the dodger is made of, seems to be a pretty basic canvas type material.

EC31
NSW, 373 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 7:30PM
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I used water proof spray on the trip north and back last year before finally biting the bullet and having the dodger replaced this week. Tried a few, probably the best of a bad batch was the 3M Scotchguard you get from the supermarkets. Works for a week, maybe 2, but salt water tends to wash it off fairly quickly.

woko
NSW, 366 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 9:19PM
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Futurecruiser said..
A related question on the rain, currently copping a bit coming up the south coast... The place I am having trouble with leaks is when the water starts to pool on top of the dodger and drips through it right into the storm boards/companionway. Not the worst, but the porous dodger is also a bit annoying when under it trying to get out of the rain. I'm skeptical of these products but has anyone tried any of the waterproofing sprays out there on a dodger? Interested in any views one way or the other if so. I'm not sure exactly what the dodger is made of, seems to be a pretty basic canvas type material.


I don't think any spray has the ability to seal material properly, maybe a oilskin/driazabone wax and blow it in with a hair drier. But I guess it depends on the material, you might end up with a greasey mess

Futurecruiser
VIC, 84 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 9:03PM
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Yeah cheers, thanks for the reports. Now that I'm getting to some warmer climes I'm more inclined to put up with it than risk making a mess of the dodger.

Yara
NSW, 797 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 9:38PM
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Yeah cheers, thanks for the reports. Now that I'm getting to some warmer climes I'm more inclined to put up with it than risk making a mess of the dodger.


I would take it home and give it a good soak in fresh water with a couple of rinses , and dry thoroughly. Then 3 coats of a good waterproofing spray.

samsturdy
NSW, 1355 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 10:44AM
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Gravy7 said..

samsturdy said..


Gravy7 said..
Still raining BTW. Have you checked your cockpit drains yet Sam?


No Mate and it looks like I'll have to wait a little bit too, I've got a trip to 'orse piddle tomorrow for a couple of days so
we'll see how I pull up over the next week to get down to the boat.



Sorry to hear that Sam. Hope you and the horse recover soon.

Thought you might be worried about the boat so I went for a little row before it got dark. She seems ship shape and Bristol fashion. Cockpit drains are clear and doing a fine job.







Thanks Gravy that's brilliant. As I've said before, this is the best forum.
Well I'm back home but I can't lift my left ( Port ) arm above my shoulder for a couple of weeks so it will slow me down a bit. But I'm
OK . Just have to be careful pulling the dinghy out of the rack for a while but I'll be 100% soon.

Gravy7
NSW, 180 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 11:49AM
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No worries. Just hope its not your drinking arm, Sam.

LooseChange
NSW, 1880 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 7:22PM
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No worries. Just hope its not your drinking arm, Sam.


He does have another arm to drink with, I expect it is capable of lifting a glass.



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