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    Re: A Junk Rigged Proa?

    Looks good. Certainly better than last time. There still seems to be quite a lot of lines to fiddle with when doing any manoeuvre but that may be just my lack of familiarity with it.

    Do you intend...
  2. Re: Pacific proa Shunting Junk Rig, working flawlessly.

    Looks good, well done. It certainly seems easier than before.

    Cheers.

    Mike
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    Re: My HT is Sold!

    Yes, that's a good description Peter.

    I have hopes of getting some friends together to charter a cat, probably on a flotilla, in the med. But it depends on my legs getting a lot better (venous...
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    My HT is Sold!

    A sad little note in some ways. Good in others.

    My lovely 26ft Heavenly Twin TWO MINDS has been sold.
    Quite a wrench after roughly 25 years of maintenance and use, mainly pleasurable :)
    ...
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    Re: Great Battery service

    Good to know. Thanks.

    Happy sailing now.

    Mike
  6. Re: YANMAR SD40 / SD50 Slipping Cone Clutch Upgrade [ YouTube Video]

    Thank-you!

    Beautifully clear. :-)

    Mike
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    Re: For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

    Very sorry to hear that you have to sell.

    She does look lovely.

    Good luck with whatever it is that you have before you.


    Mike
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    Re: Sail GP in Sydney

    If they lift like that in 6 - 7 knots wind, what will they do in a normal sailing breeze of 20 knots or so. The prospect would be frightening. Well, maybe not to them!

    Mike
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    Re: New 8m owner, bilge pump question.

    Well done. She looks good.

    Mike
  10. Thread: NY

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    NY

    HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone.

    Cheers!

    Mike
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    Re: Tipping crew when you are the owner?

    Surely, this depends on your employment contract with the captain, and the cook.

    If you have agreed a good salary etc package, then no tips from you when you use the boat.

    If you have agreed a...
  12. Thread: Made it to Oz

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    Re: Made it to Oz

    Well done! Sounds great. Lovely pics.

    What's next? a long rest in Oz maybe, or are you planning more excitements?

    Mike
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    Re: Apology for web site outage

    Welcome back Paul!

    Mike
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    Re: Suliere will be for sale soon

    " it is not being abandoned "

    That is good to hear. Thanks Paul.


    Mike
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    Re: Atlantic MastFoil 49

    Thanks for pointing that out. It was an interesting read.

    Mike
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    Re: Bow beam for 50 foot cat

    Well done! It looks enormous in the context of a garden.

    You must have a mighty big garage. Do you normally keep 10 cars in it or something, or did you build it specially for the boat? :-)

    Mike
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    Re: Knox Anchor for 8M

    I have used the same method of recovery on a Rocna for someone who had hooked an underwater obstruction. It worked without any problem. Maybe we were lucky.

    Mike
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    Re: Knox Anchor for 8M

    Thanks.

    Mike
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    Re: Knox Anchor for 8M

    I haven't even heard of a Knox anchor. Any further information would be welcome.

    Cheers

    Mike
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    Re: Greetings from Venice, Florida

    Congratulations, well done and welcome!

    Any nice pictures? :):)

    Mike
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    Re: Self Starting volvo penta Lagoon380

    Welcome, and what a simple and obvious temporary solution that would not have occured to me.

    Cheers

    Mike
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    Re: Synthetic rigging?

    Have a look at http://www.colligomarine.com/ if you haven't already done so.

    Mike
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    Re: Bow Thruster Report Back

    Very well done. I am deeply envious!

    Mike
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    Re: Suliere - will be up for sale soon

    That seems sad Paul, after all you have done and been through. Still ,sailing as far as NZ is pretty good going and you have done a lot on the way.

    Good luck with your future plans.

    Mike
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    Re: Sagging Decks,etc.??

    It all sounds doable if you are good at fibreglass work. However, I would definitely get a surveyor to check the whole boat for you. That way you can confirm and evaluate what you have found and find...
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    Re: Xmas

    MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone!


    Cheers!


    Mike
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    Re: Composite Chainplates.

    Sounds logical.

    I have often vaguely wondered why we always have stainless ones, embedded in the fibreglass, when lots of articles say that SS rots/rusts when not in the air.

    But, since I can...
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    Re: Sailing Conclusions, proa WHY NOT?

    Thank-you.

    Mike
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    Re: Sailing Conclusions, proa WHY NOT?

    Just a thought, if you moved the base of the mast inboard, to windward so to speak, and then have it slope to leeward, you would have room to get round it, you could vary the slope to get the sail...
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    Re: Sailing Conclusions, proa WHY NOT?

    Very well done. Fascinating too. I was hoping to see you dealing with slightly larger waves too but maybe that was silly bearing in mind that you were on a short micro-cruiser. The shunt was...
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    Re: Suliere In New Zealand

    Well done getting there. I hope that overall it was a good trip even if there were hassles on the way.

    Cheers.

    Mike
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    Re: Proa WHY NOT, completed!

    Well done. You have got there. Looks great.

    I hope you will get some nice shots of just how she sails and tacks. I have the general idea I think. But how do you swap the rudder from one side to...
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    Re: Hey - I rescued a trimaran today!

    Bloody hell, well done Roger - and the other helpers. Was the weather bad?

    Snapping a 10mm chain must have been impressive.

    Cheers

    Mike
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    Re: Launch day, Proa WHY NOT?

    Very well done. Looks good (even if cold!)

    Cheers

    Mike
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    Re: Lightning and Thunderstorms Website

    Wow! That's impressive and could be very alarming.

    Thanks

    Mike
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    Re: Solaris Sunstream 40

    Well done with getting 'Monami'.

    You've taken on one hell of a shake-down cruise! Good luck all the way.

    Cheers

    Mike
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    Re: Markblake, another scammer...

    Gone!

    Mike
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    Re: Foiling an A Class Catamaran

    It must make it rather 'exciting' trying to keep out of their way. 5 knots trying to evade 35+ knots!

    Mike
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    Re: Multihull Dreamer....

    Hello Jase and welcome.

    Try the 'Search' facility and look for Whitsundays. I think you will find several threads that may give you some information as a start.

    Cheers!

    Mike
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    Re: Total Proa Build Episode 7.

    You are getting alarmingly near to trying it out on the water! What timetable do you have in mind?

    Mike
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