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    Paratech Sea Anchor

    I have some friends who are now permanently moored and are cleariing out their 50ft catamaran.

    Among the many items, they have a "never used" 24ft Paratech Sea Anchor. It comprises the...
  2. Re: Hatch flange bolted only to top deck skin on 1991 Privilege 39

    It is usual practice to create epoxy bolts to prevent this from happening. Drill through the upper skin, then using a special tool, Allen Key, in the drill and rotated to remove the foam, or balsa,...
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    Re: Multihull for Sale

    I believe the owner Anton Marden circumnavigated aboard. He had a 35ft Shuttleworth tri in the Philipenes for many years before having Adastra built.
  4. Thread: My HT is Sold!

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    Re: My HT is Sold!

    The end of an era for you and the beginning of an adventure for them.

    But what are you going to do now?
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    Multihull for Sale

    The Shuttleworth trimaran Adastra is for sale.

    https://adastra.forsale
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    Re: Nautitech 441/442 Onwers?

    I disagree, I have come across many balsa cored decks, and hulls, that have become squidgy or even failed completely. It is probably less obvious in hotter climes where higher temperature helps to...
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    Re: Lightweight spreader pole

    There are a couple of un-intuitive things that happen at these angles. We run with a screecher (Code zero) on a proder and a jib. With the wind 160-175 to port we fly the screecher on the port side...
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    Re: Lightweight spreader pole

    Quiet but we are still here. We are wide enough to not require a pole but I have seen the tops of raised dagger-boards used to support shorter poles. They are high enough above the deck for down...
  9. Re: Yanmar SD40 and SD50 To Lock or not Lock the Propeller.

    So did I, so could someone explain what is trying to be achieved here?
  10. Re: Yanmar SD40 and SD50 To Lock or not Lock the Propeller.

    If the propeller is feathered or folded the shaft will be stationary so it won't matter where the shift lever is.
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    Re: Nautitech 441/442 Onwers?

    Depends a lot on how fast your cat sails but ignore at your peril.
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    Re: Nautitech 441/442 Onwers?

    As a rule of thumb reef according to whichever is the highest, True or Apparent wind. For example if the boat is moving a 10 knots.

    Sailing directly downwind in 30 knots true then the apparent...
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    Re: Celtic 40' (Admiral design)

    Hello welcome to the forum.

    I believe the Celtic 40 is a re-branded - renamed Admiral 40?

    What are your plans for the boat?, ocean?, coastal?, liveaboard?, vacationing?

    From what I know of...
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    Re: Buntline or Bowline

    Wow this is an old thread (pun intended). Happy 2019 everyone.

    In the absence of a snug splice I have always used a beehive knot, sometimes called a half blood knot for halyard shackles.

    1. It...
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    On the lookout for a proa

    I received this via the multihulls list. Seems like a really silly boat to steal. A one off 20m turquiose proa.

    The 20m/66' harryproa Kleen Breeze has been reported as missing from the
    anchorage...
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    Re: Need a Crossbeam for a 43' Catamaran

    There are hundreds of mast section (parts) in the BVI's, try contacting The Moorings. Transport may be an issue. Other hurricane hit areas maybe? or even marine insurance companies? looking to...
  17. Thread: Made it to Oz

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    Re: Made it to Oz

    We spent a month arriving on Christmas morning in Lord Howe Island. There are moorings in the lagoon suitable for catamarans. The diving is both different and amazing, the worlds most southern coral....
  18. Thread: Made it to Oz

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    Re: Made it to Oz

    Enjoy Oz plenty of cats around.

    Beware electric dive compressors. The power requirements on initial start up, not running are very high, so check your generator. You can reduce the power required...
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    Re: Kelsall designs & KSS system

    If you are building a boat you wont have time to watch YouTube.
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    Re: 381 info required

    Nothing wrong with hollow PVC, keep it light, anything else will be heavier. You could use Foamalux Ultra, from Brett Martin, but it will be heavier.

    Peter
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    Trampoline Netting

    As this question comes up regularly I thought I would pass on some information.

    Unfortunately, the painter said he would mask it, he didn't, he got paint on it, didn't tell me and tried to clean...
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    Bahamas Charts for sale

    NV Charts for Bahamas (for sale)
    I have three NV Atlas electronic charts packs for the Bahamas.

    These are complete sets of electronic, paper charts and pilot guides for each of the following...
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    Re: boarding/ swim ladder types ?

    Remember that many of the fixed folding ladders do not have hand holds above deck level. My transom sides are sloped and there is nothing to grab hold of so having a removable ladder or fixed with...
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    Re: Standing rigging P435

    The forestay on most cats is not adjustable.

    Suggestion to Matt would be to slacken off all shrouds and check linearly of mast. Adjust diamonds until mast is straight side to side and to achieve...
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    Re: Standing rigging P435

    A bend in the mast will not result from different length shrouds but from ill tensioned diamonds.
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    Re: Lead Crystal Batteries in Australia

    Name of the company, batteries?
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    Re: Sailing catamaran auxilary propulsion

    I had 2 x 2 stoke 16hp inboards with shafts on our 44ft cat. Perfect, maintenance was almost zero, a couple of spark plugs and a new air filter every year, no oil of oil filter changes, they would...
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    Re: Lead Crystal Batteries in Australia

    I have to say there is an element of BS or WA (warranty avoidance) going on here.

    I looked at these some years ago, they have been around for a long time. My understanding of Lead Crystal is that...
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    Re: Lead Crystal Batteries in Australia

    Sorry to about you woes, at least you were somewhere convenient for replacement. I am always concerned about having new untried tech on board in remote places. That includes Lithium batts. At some...
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    Re: Knox Anchor for 8M

    Interesting, I have not seen these before.

    I have recently been in an area where the harbour is foul and many people get their anchors stuck. The recommendation to use a trip line appeared to be...
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    Re: Kelsall designs & KSS system

    I think this sums up the real difference.
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    Re: Installing Caframo fans 450 Lagoon

    Just as a tip. Caframo fans are excellent by the way. If fixing them in one place it is better to hang them downwards from a horizontal surface, where they will operate almost silently, rather than...
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    Re: How important is fuel capacity?

    Heavy boat more fuel, more fuel heavier boat still, so even more fuel, it is a vicious circle.

    Cats that don't go to windward or are heavy use more fuel. Any cat heavy, light, big or small will...
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    Re: Bali Catamarans - any early opinions?

    See my previous comments.
    I have since been on one (not at a boat show) and what i saw would back up my previous opinion.
    Build quality IMO is also poor.
    Depends entirely on what you intend to...
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    Re: 8m Engine Upgrade

    Are you happy with the propellers? I'd check on sizing and pitch of those first, a lot cheaper than an engine change(s). Chances are if you change the engines you will also need to change the props.
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    What a lot of "bums", well "bottoms" actually.

    Not all bottoms are equal, neither therefore are anchors. A Danforth for example will work in sloppy mud, add the mud flukes and it will work in...
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    Re: Composite Chainplates.

    They are easy DIY but time consuming to make and maintain consistency, which is why production builders use SS. Many designers and DIYers just follow the norm.
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    Re: Island Spirit Catamarans

    The original ones 36/37 and later 40ft versions were very capable given their small size. The designer was the reputable Phil Southwell, who I believe also designed the Maverick 400. I know of 2 long...
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    Re: B&G instruments and autopilot.

    Very pleased, but I have a very old unit ST5000 it is self contained within the head, no separate course computer. It has performed flawlessly. I replaced the LCD a couple of years ago due to sun...
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    Re: B&G instruments and autopilot.

    New plug-in just released. Really excellent. Tags ARPA targets and enumerates them as AIS targets, calculating SOG and COG and allowing CPA graphics. Peter
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