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  1. Could you set a symmetrical the same way as the MPS on the Davidson above? What are the fundamentals for flying a symmetrical as a 'tacker' I don't want to scare the crew (First mate) with all the pole work and don't want to buy a new asymmetrical. The two scenarios. A tacker which is fundamentally flawed and therefore a bit of a b*#ch, and a new asymmetrical that will be used once. I am planning to try the 'tacker' on a still summer's day with a Second mate. Just wondering what to watch out for?
  2. Coastguard says it will be below 15kts? What's the panic?
  3. Be aware that chop tends to shorten the scope s the bow lifts and falls. Plenty of scope in stronger winds, and watch those tide ranges!!
  4. Apologies for the triple posting error - Don't know what happened there or how to undo?!?
  5. Can any one advise on a long standing debate..... Antifouling of the bottom I think I have covered (or at least think I know what I will be doing this time round) The saildrive and prop is a different story. I have sent down a camera and Propspeed all looks to be in pretty good shape apart from some scraping off of the critters. I am not keen to sand off back to bare metal, and then replace the Propspeed at not inconsiderable cost. What are the alternatives? Paint with Trilux 33 or Pettit which are designed for Aluminium parts? Any alternative thoughts??
  6. I think we should all be compensated by the Council for their use of romantic pictures of our boats in their City of Sails PR promotions.
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    Electrikery

    Hi Lateral In your circuit, where is the start bettery? Or is it the reserve bank(125ah) in the bottom right corner?
  8. Plato

    Electrikery

    Thanks everyone for your input. I will need to quietly sit down and synthesise all the points made, and workout an upgrade that will provide a safer and more efficient installation. The big take away, no matter what else I do, is to fit some fuses!
  9. Plato

    Electrikery

    Hi Beccara I'm moored at Westhaven. (This is getting really confusing)
  10. Plato

    Electrikery

    Thanks Matt M, So it seems like the alternator is incorrectly connected - and I will check more carefully. In this circuit, should the alternator be connected to the battery side of the switch, or the other (lets say functional) side of the switches? But yes - Its not right
  11. Plato

    Electrikery

    Hi, I must admit to electrikery not being my strongest subject Recently I replaced the House battery with a larger one (85 to 105ah) I carefully photographed all the wires, tied the common ones together, and then connected the new battery exactly the same way as the old one. Only trouble now is that the new one won't charge as it did in the old installation. I can get the new house battery to charge if I connect it in parallel with the starter battery (jump lead to +ve posts) I have two independent battery switches and can't link in parallel in case of an emergency (I have jump cables
  12. The removal has begun! Its costing bucket loads - Please consider a small donation to the Give-A-Litte page above DSC00493.jpg DSC00486.jpg DSC00487.jpg DSC00488.jpg DSC00489.jpg DSC00491.jpg
  13. I too lost a serviced mooring, but unluckily after employing a diver on two occasions it was found, but did not exactly match what was thought to be there. Granted I had not used it while searching for a new boat. Attached a new chain to lift and have inspected but no one wants to do so. Now abandoned as the cost to proceed exceeds the cost to purchase a new one. I'm hoping to get my chain back once the weather clears and maybe see the bl*#*dy thing.
  14. A Give-A-Little page has been set up, and recovery works well under way. Please donate generously to make this happen before she's lost forever. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/daring-rescue
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