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  1. That would be great if so. On top of the base of the tiller is a big stanless bolt head. Any ideas what or how the shaft works below that on these boats? Is that bolt screwed in to a threaded portion of the rudder shaft? How is the tille keyed in to the shaft? Do they use actual bearings or do they use some sort of bush (metal, plastic)? Are they all likely to be built all the same or are they likelly to be different from different constructors, home builders? Were Ross boats a production type boat or a home built/finshed kind of deal? (and thus could be any th
  2. Maybe. Dont have enough knowledge or experience. Good suggestion though. While it might be more expensive long term, at least it woudl likely last through Christmas! (no jinxes).
  3. Haha, yes and hence the fear of hoisting a 102kg person up there!!!
  4. As per title, I am mechaniclly able and am keen to know how the rudder is setup on a Ross830 with a view to a stop gap repair if not a full repair before our planned Christmas week cruise.. Our tiller is quite stiff, it creaks on first movement, slops and then settles in to place until the next change of direction. Presuming this is a rudder issue. Its obviousley not right. So a few questions for the hive mind The key question is can or will it fall off, or fail its key locating (however it is "splined" to the rudder)...? if we use it during Christmas. Knowing how they
  5. Absolutely loving "Revolution Blues" after a about 5 sails and two family trips to TiriTiri swimming and so on. We are now thinking about improving our instruments and being IT orientated interested in what sailing functions like lay lines, time to waypoint and other functions might make us more efficeint at working out how best to sail her. We have a the vague notion that some evening racing might be on our cards but to be determined. So my question is, apart from the core chart plotting functions, are the "sailing" functions any good, do they work, are they more sales points than p
  6. I would caution against simply shutting the Pi off via a power switch. They can and do scramble themselves if not shut down properly. It is my understanding that there are 2 pins on the GPIO that can be switched to create a proper shutdown command that will prevent a damaged Boot Operating system. If you google that, its something like that.
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    This is a cool idea. Do you know how they are constructed as an add on? Presuming the boat wasn't built with them, that is.
  8. Crc headlight polish is the best headlight polishing creme I've found. One would think it would work in this situation too. Interested to see how you get on.
  9. I kind of get what your saying but If you are interested, doesn't that equal "market rates"? Is there any difference to a retailer buying something wholesale and scraping some off the top to line his pockets? Ultimately, if it upsets you couldn't you find another mooring?
  10. Sweet thank you, the boat came with a bosuns chair but at 100kg's neither of us were sure a Ross 830 mast will handle that much...any thoughts (liability free! ) A good tip on the shackle, would never have thought of that.
  11. As a yacht maintenance novice, we need to refit ours, how do you get up the mast to do so?
  12. When we were looking for a berth for "Revolution Blues", sub 10.5m. There were plenty available they said....surprisingly, also the cheapest of the 3. It was a differnt story for larger, all of them were on waiting lists.
  13. Ha, wondered if anyone would notice. That was a day they had run out of all bags and I hadn't brought any myself.
  14. These intrigue me, what is a suitable or meant for, application?
  15. Hi Team. Just planning our summer sailing after many years away, now with a significantly better boat (Ross 830) and greater range than the 19.5' and 23' T/Sailers we used to have, many years ago. For an older, but young at heart family with a 6 year old girl. We did a quick day cruise to Tiri Tiri the other weekend and I shared my first snorkel with daughter which we both loved (a long held dream come true!) So Im looking for favourite snorkelling spots and other bays of interest, visiting, laying up in etc. Places we might see or get to in a 1 week (maybe 2 week) period over s
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