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  1. Re: Lead Crystal Batteries in Australia

    No , I check with the suppliers Explain my system right down to the batteries battery charger etc
    Trying to not have any issues later down the road The first I heard anything from them that...
  2. Re: Lead Crystal Batteries in Australia

    Here is what the supplier asked me to do 12 months later :

    Charging - The charger is significantly undersized for the size of the battery Pack. The XXXXX series of Lead Crystal Batteries need to...
  3. Lead Crystal Batteries in Australia

    Iím starting this thread on these batteries as I donít believe they are near as good as they say they are. My previous battery banks were 2 banks of 4 T105 Trojan 6volts lead acid wet batteries....
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    Re: Hello from Mallorca

    G'day Marco, good to hear you are coming over from the dark side. There are only 2 kinds of boats, cats and dogs. You could look at the Schionning website for kit cats from Jeff Schionning. His kits...
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    Re: Crazy weather Western Australia

    No can't get the video to upload ? Good footage
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    Re: Crazy weather Western Australia

    24 hours ago in Fremantle Western Australia . We toped out at 60 kn Not a good place in winter Will try and post video .
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    Re: Australian BOM, Christmas holdiays?

    Interesting, you have the exact opposite to what they are doing on my side of the island. When they predict 20-25kn it's more like 40-50kn. Post a photo from our wind instrument from a week or so ago...
  8. Re: For sale: 3 items - Tridata head, Wind instrument, radar dome

    SOLD. Don't know how to remove thread/advert.
  9. Re: For sale: Xantrex inverter/charger 110v 12v 2000w 100amp Freedom Marine 20

    THIS ITEM IS SOLD. Have no idea how to remove ad from the classified section or mark as sold!!
  10. For sale: Delta Anchor 40kg 88lb Plough

    I have a Delta 40kg off a 50ft catamaran. This anchor is in great condition, has just been re-galvansied a couple of years back in Fremantle. This anchor new is about $1,500 AUD and the standard...
  11. For sale: CQR Anchor 35lb 16kg Plough

    Brand new CQR anchor made in Scotland. This is not a cheap Chinese look alike, this is the real McCoy. This anchor retails for $1,200 AUD years ago when I got it. I sold the boat and the anchor has...
  12. For sale: 3 items - Tridata head, Wind instrument, radar dome

    I have for sale 3 items - Raymarine Tridata head ST60, Raytheon ST60 Wind instrument and Raytheon radar dome
    The radar dome was removed running a Raytheon Pathfinder RL70 radar plotter. The...
  13. For sale: Xantrex inverter/charger 110v 12v 2000w 100amp Freedom Marine 20

    Freedom Marine 20 inverter charger for sale. Asking $200 USD. This unit was removed from a vessel that was converted to 240v AUS standards. Unit was working when removed and was replaced with a 240v...
  14. For sale: 110v 30amp Marine boat electrical leads/cables for shore power

    I have multiple 110v leads for shore power from when we were in US waters. Our boat has been converted to 240v AUS standards and no longer use these leads. One lead is brand new with the double...
  15. For Sale: Isolation Transformer / Isolating Transformer x 2 - 3.6KVA - Iso Guard

    Charles Marine Isolation Transformers x 2 - 3.6KVA - Iso Guard
    Up for sale are 2 x isolating transformers. The vessel they were removed from had 36 hours on the clock, so these units are like new....
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    Re: Photos of L&N under sail

    You would not go with Dacron if you could afford something better. In my opinion it doesn't make sense, sure there will be some stiching come loose over the years but when you re-sew things up, it...
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    Re: Photos of L&N under sail

    Hey guys sorry for the slow response been busy with work trying to train someone to take over when I go cruising
    And Yes everything is done by Gary and It is DP as well .
    Getting a bit of...
  18. Re: Folding Props: Size and Pitch for Voyage 430/440

    G'day mate
    You could just go to a propeller specialist and get them to crunch some numbers for you ? I've done this in the past and never been charged They have a program/formula which will...
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    Re: Photos of L&N under sail

    I'm not that experienced in multihulls but I would think you should get the same as a mono Will be interesting what improvements you can get just out of a new main .
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    Re: Photos of L&N under sail

    I would have to say it is a big improvement on the old one,
    with the modifications to my keels and the new flattop I can comfortably point at 30į and maintain it" on wind speed over 15 kn, the...
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    Re: Photos of L&N under sail

    G'day Mike,
    I posted about a year or so ago, some modifications to my keels and rudders and she trucks upwind incredibly well. The rudder modifications were simply too big so I reduced some of the...
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    Photos of L&N under sail

    Hi guys,
    A rare moment for us, getting a photo of us under sail. A friend of ours with a PF60 was going the other way and happened to get a couple of happy snaps. The only problem was the main...
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    Re: Crazy weather Western Australia

    Well just back from our little sailing adventure over the festive season and I struggle to count the amount of boats I saw grounded or washed up. However, the biggest was about a 55ft power boat. No...
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    Spectra Water maker

    Hi guys, just spotted a Spectra Newport Watermaker for sale on Australian Gumtree. Apparently needs a membrane and housing. Think these are around $500. The guy is chasing $1,500 for the Watermaker....
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    Crazy weather Western Australia

    G'day folks, don't know what the rest of the planet is like lately, but we seem to be getting more than our fair share of strong heavy winds even this time of year from the South Pole. I mean I don't...
  26. Re: Broker xboat france - franck malpel - WARNING

    G'day mate
    Sorry to hear things went to poo i've brought a few boats out of the US so if you want contacts with some pretty honest people . Would be happy to PM you some contacts I would...
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    Re: Time for a smile

    G'day Mike,
    So navigation at 80 will be interesting. We can go to the same place and it will be a new experience every time. Wonder if it will work with the wife as well? Cheers mate.
    Lou
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    Re: Belize. Mainsail Halyard Replacement

    G'day,
    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on making the move and getting a catamaran. You won't look back except when you're passing a monohull. An easy way to measure your halyard is to pull a...
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    Re: Australian BOM, Christmas holdiays?

    So, does anyone have a contact in China? Maybe they have the correct weather model for us!
    L&N
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    Re: Cheap (supposed) MPPT controller

    G'day mate,
    Sounds like you're trying to light up the Storey Bridge! Looking forward to having a look at your set up when I get over there. There was, but I can't find it now, on Guntree a Victron...
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    Re: spinnaker measurements?

    G'day Aubrey
    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new boat. A asymmetrical or a MPS this is a much more practical and a more usable sail. I would recommend a top down furling System...
  32. Re: In the age of the internet ...you should not cheat your customers.

    G'day Brian,
    I can assure you you are not alone when it comes to FP. One friend bought a new 40 ft'er and got osmosis nearly immediately. Took years for FP to do a sort of a fix. Another friend has...
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    Yanmar 75 with SD60's

    Looking for anyone who may have some experience with the Yanmar 4JH turbo 75hp and the new SD60 sail drives preferably. We have the 4JH 50hp with SD31 sail drives. Our motors and gearboxes are still...
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    Re: Sarca Anchors

    G'day Simon,
    interesting side point but totally relevant. I am a believer in more chain rather than less. However for a big boat we have a small chain locker and only carry 50m. Would love to have...
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    Sarca Anchors

    I've noticed a lot of different anchor threads on the forum with the mention of all the different makes. I thought I would start one on Sarca. We recently removed our Delta 40kg anchor off and...
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    Re: Advice in helping to choose please

    G'day Stewie,
    Short list of boats you have. But if you've researched your boats and thats what you've come up with, I'd have to say the Privilege. I looked at a lot of these around the globe before...
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    Re: Cheap (supposed) MPPT controller

    Ok, it's not tomorrow, it's a week later. Been bloody busy here trying to train people up to take over the business so we can go sailing for a year or two. I think ours is a 150/75 and I think it...
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    Re: Cheap (supposed) MPPT controller

    Tried to respond a couple of times and I'm giving up for the night, will have another go tomorrow. My posts keep disappearing like a fart in a fan factory.
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    Re: Cheap (supposed) MPPT controller

    I think you get what you pay for. I've done a fair bit of research on this subject and we went Victron. A little more expensive, made in Germany or Holland and if you ask the guys who fix this sort...
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    Re: Solent pictures

    G'day Steve,
    Thanks for the pics. Nice to liven it up with some neutral stuff. Talk about expensive berths, I think ours would take some topping at the moment. Last year we paid just over $6,000...
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