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  1. O_Smiladon

    cup talk

    I guess now this is out in the public domain. We will hear more as time goes on. Lets hope it will stay ! Steve
  2. Copy that... Cheers guys Steve
  3. Why not put grease on the gears ?? I would have thought load the sucker up with grease. Oil would just run out and all over the place. Thanks Guys Steve
  4. Cheers mate, What are the pawls ?? Sorry first time into a winch
  5. Hi guys, just Refurbished and repaired these winches. Now that I have everything backed to what it should be I have to put them all back together what sort of grease do you guys use to pack it all with is it something special or is it just normal grease grease
  6. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Legend Mate cheers
  7. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Guys, Just thought I would give you all an update on my Rudder. Well Soulmates been out of the water for little bit now. this is what the rudder project is starting to evolve to. Boat project ticking away nicely as well. Only thing my template is 2.7 M long and my ply is 2.4 M.. You can get 3 M ply aye ? This is only a temp fix. I will also be going down the line of original inboard rudder. But I will be using this one till the time comes to go back to O.E Cheers guys
  8. Hey mate if you get sorted.. I could be interested in your Tiller handle.
  9. Hi Guys I don't mind so much if it goes somewhere else ( Maybe change my mind depending on time zone lol) but I would be bummed out if the 38th AC does not come back to home waters. (But yes we have to keep it first) Steve
  10. Hi Guys, Thanks for those who have come over to join the FB page. I hear you all about the devil that is FB but as some has mentioned its just a place where you can ask a question on the fly and hopefully get an answer pretty quickly. Spent sometime on Soulmate this weekend before the weather turned to crap. Had my boy sanding the hull back and i was opening up some osmosis blisters. Thank god not many. then took out the old head .. wow that was fun !!! Cheers guys Steve
  11. Hi guys, I have sent the admins of this site a message to see if i could post this. This was a few days ago and they have not come back to me so i will take that as all good. Right I have started a Facebook group called "Sailboat Reno s New Zealand" I did this so people like me that have a project boat can come and swap / chat / bounce ideas of each other. It will give the user a easy way to access info on there phone rather having to sit down on a PC/Laptop and look for info. This is not to take away from this awesome website as i believe both can work side by side. So c
  12. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    HI Guys, @Fish Mate thanks so much for your advise. I really do appreciate it. And to all you guys you are amazing with your advise. I am going to take the transom hung rudder off and take it home strip the paint of it and see what i have to work with. I am going to look at it this way., I am still learning my boat I am still learning to become a not so bad sailor. Bearing that in mind I am not out there to brake speed records (well not yet anyway haha) so with the rudder I have and will improve, will be my training rudder. just to take it easy slowly cruise around the gulf. During
  13. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hahaha Absolutely.. Fast cars and Whoring sound OK not sure on the Meth addiction lol might make that alcohol.
  14. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Guys, Well suggested mod is out !! thanks guys. @BOIGuy I have not had a sail in her as yet. As I have been busty with life and having to fix some things on her before i could even move off the swing mooring that she was attached to Now that she is on the hard doing her up for summer and having a sail. But when i was motoring over to the haul out. I did note the the tiller had a big vibration. This might have been prop wash going past the rudder ??? but looking at the rudder the prop is not up and close like some rudders that are very close to the prop. So the vibration/Shudd
  15. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Guys, Well soulmate is out on the hard. YAY !!!!! As you can see by the picks you can see where the repair work has been done to move the skeg line up to the transom when the original rudder came off. By The looks of things I don't think its gonna be to much of a drama to fix and get it back to the way it was. Just need the spec's of the old rudder or someone that has a CAV out of the water that I can get some dimensions off. The last pic is what I am thinking on doing to the transom hung rudder to make it work a bit better. As always guys I am open to your o
  16. Yes my friend James was on Quartermaster
  17. Yeah Elliot, He always was up for a good laugh. The two Commodore computer escorts rally cars were pretty cool. I remember we used to set up a track on the farm in cowcop and have a ball with anything that had a motor and a steering wheel. Good times. Yeah but watching that doco certainly hit home. Cheers mate Steve
  18. Just watched the YouTube Doco on this. My first time of watching was hard for me . My good friend James Anderson was on the boat that was never found. With his Mother and her boyfriend. May they RIP
  19. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Thanks Fish. Yeah I could be flogging a dead horse. But I may also kick myself for not trying with what i can find. I just rung the Herald Island boat club and spoke to an old guy there. He new of the Name of the boat but could not recall it to well. so no joy there. Will keep searching I guess knowledge is power right ? haha Cheers mate Steve
  20. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Fish, Thanks mate for your input. really helpful. I guess I am lucky enough to work in an industry where i am dealing with a lot of different trades and services. I have a good mate who owns a CNC machine, Also the engineering firm that I use for work are always happy with a box of beer to wip something up for me as we do spend a hell of a lot of money with them. I just got back to speaking to a boat builder and he said that it can be done and that for 280 for the old rudder that is shown in the pictures that i may be able to use it for bits just as long as the bearings
  21. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    I will show a boat builder today and get his thoughts, They want $280.00 for it.. And na but I have heard a story that Soulmate was owned by a syndicate and was at Herald Island for a while. I might touch base with the boat club there and see if anyone can fill in the gaps. Cheers my friend Steve
  22. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    So still worth picking up tomorrow Harry ?? What ya thoughts ?? Really appreciate your help on this Steve
  23. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Na not to sure whats it off. I am going to it tomorrow. I have not looked yet Sabre. Boat due out of the water on the 8th May. but I am going on her on ANZAC weekend to fit new throttle and gearshift lever set up. so will see if anything is there. (It may have been classed over) but i should be able to see something I reckon Cheers Sabre Steve
  24. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    The only thing that has me concerned is that the shaft around 1 1/2 " is too small ??
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