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What did you do to your sailing boat today ?

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Created by Boatin > 9 months ago, 12 Jun 2013
cisco
QLD, 10782 posts
31 Oct 2018 10:04PM
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SandS said..
dont sell the house , take it of the market , win . finish yacht , win ...........thats a win win sitoooation there !!!!!!!


I am following the first rule of real estate and that is "Only sell if you can replace with equivalent or better!!"

"Better" for us is to sell the 5 bedder in Bundaberg at max price achievable and replace with a 2 bedder unit in Mooloolaba or north Brisbane. It is our primary residence and therefore gains tax free. That would give us a bit more freedom and free up some cash. Will still have a place in Bundy to live if we choose.

Finishing the yacht is No. 1 priority on which I am spending at least 4 hours daily. I am being very meticulous with her as the Lotus 9.2 is a very roomy and liveable yacht while being a very lively yacht on the water if you do not overload it.

My concentration is prioritsed to sea worthiness, navigation tech, communications, light, sound, cold beer and creature comforts, in that order.

Before and after pics will soon follow.

woko
NSW, 269 posts
1 Nov 2018 8:02PM
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Bent on a new mainsil, lazy bag and headsail wow what a major difference on all points of sail, especially to windward

Not enough wind to to get the main to fill properly but still made hansome time


MorningBird
NSW, 2009 posts
4 Nov 2018 1:46PM
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After 14 weeks away I finally got down to Morning Bird last Monday. 15-20 litres of mainly rain water in the bilge, not too bad considering the weeks of heavy rain Sydney has had. It didn't quite get enough to turn the auto bilge pump on, another litre or two would have done it.

I removed the 50cm of corroded exhaust pipe between the muffler and exhaust hose. This job was last done 9 years ago and access is very restricted so I needed a little help getting it out.

Got a new section of stainless pipe made up and fitted it this morning. A second or two cranking and away the little Sole diesel went. Ran her for a 5-10 minutes on the mooring including a couple in reverse. No leaks so slipped the mooring and went for a 10 minute drive.

No leaks, nothing untoward in any of the systems so MB is complete again, although I would want to run her for a few hours on the engine before I would give a final sign off as as seaworthy.

She is on the slip on Wednesday for an insurance survey and anti foul.

A pity I don't have a Lord Howe crew.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1240 posts
7 Nov 2018 8:51AM
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Hi Morningbird,
I hope you can find crew mate. Have you tried Sailconnect? Our club has just got onto it, and it seems like its geared toward matching crew to boats? I'm sorry I cant give you a more detailed overview, we've only just installed it ourselves.
Local yacht club any good for an assist? Doesn't matter if you're a member or not, the could possibly put the word out?
Love to see the S&S do another trip, we need another video!
Once you've added your boat details, you can add a private event "Lord Howe", or you can join the event if its already put up by the relevant yacht club. Go searching crew in your local area and see if you can get some local talent maybe?

Jolene
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8 Nov 2018 7:51AM
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MorningBird said..
After 14 weeks away I finally got down to Morning Bird last Monday. 15-20 litres of mainly rain water in the bilge, not too bad considering the weeks of heavy rain Sydney has had. It didn't quite get enough to turn the auto bilge pump on, another litre or two would have done it.




!5-20 litres of water,,,, That's heaps,, it would drive me insane.

MorningBird
NSW, 2009 posts
8 Nov 2018 1:31PM
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Jolene said..

MorningBird said..
After 14 weeks away I finally got down to Morning Bird last Monday. 15-20 litres of mainly rain water in the bilge, not too bad considering the weeks of heavy rain Sydney has had. It didn't quite get enough to turn the auto bilge pump on, another litre or two would have done it.





!5-20 litres of water,,,, That's heaps,, it would drive me insane.


It was a lot and more than I expected. Light rain doesn't get through but when it is heavy and consistent the leaks seem to open up.
I am told that Sydney had a lot of consistent heavy rain, 3 or more multi day sessions of it, so the small leaks would have built up over 14 weeks.
I also found when I got the leaking exhaust out I found it was draining the muffler and exhaust into the bilge after I was off the boat, quite a few litres I expect.
I like a dry bilge and now the exhaust is fixed it is dry. I will also reseal or renew the forard hatch which is the main leak into the bilge.

MorningBird
NSW, 2009 posts
8 Nov 2018 1:37PM
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shaggybaxter said..
Hi Morningbird,
I hope you can find crew mate. Have you tried Sailconnect? Our club has just got onto it, and it seems like its geared toward matching crew to boats? I'm sorry I cant give you a more detailed overview, we've only just installed it ourselves.
Local yacht club any good for an assist? Doesn't matter if you're a member or not, the could possibly put the word out?
Love to see the S&S do another trip, we need another video!
Once you've added your boat details, you can add a private event "Lord Howe", or you can join the event if its already put up by the relevant yacht club. Go searching crew in your local area and see if you can get some local talent maybe?


Thank you for your wishes. I have made the mistake of taking crew who I didn't know or hadn't sailed with on previous passages. It is two weeks on the oggin in 34ft of fibreglass with some very challenging sailing so you need to have confidence in each other and get on.
I would need to leave next Tuesday so time has run out to find someone and get a shakedown sail in for this year's BBQ.
I will book a mooring for Lord Howe for next year's BBQ.
I would like to go up to Broughton Islands before Christmas. It would be a good test sail if anybody wanted to do Lord Howe next year.
Contact me if interested.

SandS
VIC, 5323 posts
8 Nov 2018 5:54PM
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if its a keel stepped mast , good luck with having a dry bilge .

Jolene
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9 Nov 2018 6:52AM
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SandS said..
if its a keel stepped mast , good luck with having a dry bilge .


Nothing that a bit of horse hair and Stockholm Tar wouldn't fix

MorningBird
NSW, 2009 posts
9 Nov 2018 1:30PM
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SandS said..
if its a keel stepped mast , good luck with having a dry bilge .


Deck stepped with consequent highly over engineered rig. The rain comes in via the front hatch handles and seal and a bit around the cockpit. I'll redo the hatch handles, last done a few years ago.
It is only a problem when you can't get to the boat for extended periods.

SandS
VIC, 5323 posts
9 Nov 2018 6:56PM
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Morning bird , good set up ...... keel stepped , drives me mad i,m on to it after every rain event .

SandS
VIC, 5323 posts
9 Nov 2018 6:59PM
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Jolene said..

SandS said..
if its a keel stepped mast , good luck with having a dry bilge .



Nothing that a bit of horse hair and Stockholm Tar wouldn't fix


Nah , it sucks in \ wicks through all the halyard exit holes ect .....

southace
QLD, 3759 posts
9 Nov 2018 6:53PM
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Ready for a Sand down and top coats!

rumblefish
TAS, 632 posts
9 Nov 2018 9:08PM
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SandS said..
Morning bird , good set up ...... keel stepped , drives me mad i,m on to it after every rain event .


Need a separate bilge area that the mast drain into and a low mount auto bilge pump.
Have seen boats that never have more than 1/2 a litre in the bilge with keel stepped

cisco
QLD, 10782 posts
9 Nov 2018 10:01PM
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A couple of stainless Bandit straps and clips and a square foot or so of hypalon and a smear or two of sealant and a keel stepped mast will rarely leak through the deck hole.

Rain coming through halyard slots and entering the bilge of a timber yacht could be detrimental.

Ohh!! What did I do to my sailing boat today??

I bought a 10 ft Garmin 4 pin sounder transducer extension cable, took it to the sail boat and ran it through the holes to make sure it was long enough to reach between head unit and the end of the txr cable.

It is!!! Yippee!!

southace
QLD, 3759 posts
10 Nov 2018 4:06PM
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Day one at anchor out the front of town,
The dust plumes heading towards the swimmers on the beach and the local yacht club changed there course although a few grommets came and said hello. 4 square meters coated with high build epoxy undercoat complete and she's back shipshape in case a strong northery kicks in. Time for a scotch fillet on the BBQ and cold beers! I love boats!








Ramona
NSW, 4460 posts
11 Nov 2018 8:54AM
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southace said..
Day one at anchor out the front of town,
The dust plumes heading towards the swimmers on the beach and the local yacht club changed there course although a few grommets came and said hello. 4 square meters coated with high build epoxy undercoat complete and she's back shipshape in case a strong northery kicks in. Time for a scotch fillet on the BBQ and cold beers! I love boats!









Top spot. Good to see a yacht anchored there. Used to be a row of flash yachts moored right across that section of the bay. Looks barren now they are all in the marina.
Looking at the end of the traveller in the photos you have a piece of stainless to help stray rope to pass over and not catch on the traveller end. This is a really annoying problem I have and I will do something similar but attach the angled bit of SS to the outboard bolt on the camcleat so it has no chance of fouling.

sirgallivant
NSW, 1240 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 8:55AM
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I sold it.

So, MB, how about that Broughton Island trip and next year's LH?

cisco
QLD, 10782 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 9:32AM
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Really!!! I thought you and that little Adams were joined at the hip.

theselkie
QLD, 431 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 11:16AM
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sirgallivant said..
I sold it.

So, MB, how about that Broughton Island trip and next year's LH?



MorningBird
NSW, 2009 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 1:12PM
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sirgallivant said..
I sold it.

So, MB, how about that Broughton Island trip and next year's LH?



Broughton Island will happen in the next month or two. Unfortunately for other potential crew my sister and her husband will be back in Sydney with their Valiant 40 next week and they will join me to go to Broughton.
LHI next year is a goer at this stage if I don't sell MB in the mean time.
If I don't use her over summer she is going to the best offer. I have too many hobbies which are a higher priority now and I'm over not using her.

southace
QLD, 3759 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 4:42PM
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The shipwright fitted the forward door today so now I don't have to make the bed every day!
Im not completly sure about the piano hinging although it matches the table hinges, the door handle is going to be the next mission! I so love boats!



cisco
QLD, 10782 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 10:37PM
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I have to say southace, she is looking real comfortable.

I also have to say your new bedroom door is brilliant!! What better way can you carry around some ply sheet that might come in handy one day when you need to make an emergency rudder or..??

For that reason I suggest you use 2 or 3 lift off pin hinges with an R clip, on the top one. I also suggest that dinghy rudder pintles would make ideal hinges in light of my aforementioned potential secondary use of the door.

If you are lucky you can pick up some of that hardware cheap off Gumtree.

If you use piano hinge, prepare yourself for a hundred screws.

cisco
QLD, 10782 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 10:59PM
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OH!! Sorry. What did I do to my Sail boat Today??
I put her red velour cushions back on board after picking them up from the upholstery shop where he put 42 buttons in them at $5 a pop.
I nearly came at his place but after taking all nine of them up the laddder, over the rail and into their place on the boat, standing back and looking at them, I nearly come again!!!

More wiring tomorrow.

southace
QLD, 3759 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 11:02PM
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cisco said..
I have to say southace, she is looking real comfortable.

I also have to say your new bedroom door is brilliant!! What better way can you carry around some ply sheet that might come in handy one day when you need to make an emergency rudder or..??

For that reason I suggest you use 2 or 3 lift off pin hinges with an R clip, on the top one. I also suggest that dinghy rudder pintles would make ideal hinges in light of my aforementioned potential secondary use of the door.

If you are lucky you can pick up some of that hardware cheap off Gumtree.

If you use piano hinge, prepare yourself for a hundred screws.


Haha no worms up my rudder all good I think.

cisco
QLD, 10782 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 11:38PM
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southace said..
Haha no worms up my rudder all good I think.


None up mine either but if you think your rudder is indestructible you are in lalaland.



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