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  1. Thanks for the replies. I had looked at both the Lowrance and Garmin units. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to mount the transducer in side the hull. There is an existing through hull where a speed log used to be so I could possibly use that?

  2. Hi all. I am wanting to get a simple, reasonably priced  depth sounder for my trailer yacht. All I can seem to find are fish finders. I’m not a fisherman, I’m a sailor. Dedicated depth sounders are too expensive. 
    Any advice please?

  3. Hi all


    Wondering if anyone has knowledge of Lake Pearson in the SI? It is on the eastern side of the divide as you head toward Arthur's Pass. Looked like it could be ok for a trailer yacht for a weekend?

  4. Thanks for all the info and replies. I found that the dome was cracked around the base where it sits in the housing. I couldn't see how It came out and eventually decided it was glued there. I may try to glue it again but it's pretty old. May have to splash out.

  5. My compass is liquid filled (are they all?) and it has leaked out. It has a strange, camphor-like smell. does anyone know what these are filled with? It is an old Plastimo compass.

  6. So I decided to paint my rudder. I went to the local boat shop, took their advice and bought some a

    Altex primer/undercoat and topcoat, single pack. Easy!

    I couldn't get a decent finish with the primer and had to do a lot of sanding/recoating/sanding before I was satisfied but I thought that was ok, it's the primer.

    When I came to put on the topcoat, it was the same story. I tried, brush, roller, roll and tip, I just couldn't get a decent finish. I have brush marks, patches where the paint hasn't blended together proberly, blue specks, which I assume are bits of the pigment, even though I stirred the s**t out of the paint.

    What am I doing wrong?

  7. Actually he has been very supportive through the process! He deserves :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: Especially having to put up with me! :lol:

    It's great that you have a supportive partner, well done to both of you :clap: . It's not easy staying friends and remaining supportive when you're working long hours. Make sure you take some time out away from the project so you don't suffer a burnout.

    Remember, even though you're young, your efficiency will drop as you get more tired. You could be working 18 hour days but only achieving what you would in 12 hours with more rest and relaxation. Believe me, I've been there, more than once or twice.

    Anyway, enough preaching from me, we don't even know each other. Good luck with the project, I think it's wonderful that you have the courage to tackle it. And btw, I have liked your Fb page. It's only narcissistic for the people who want it to be. For me, it's a means of communication between me and my family on the dark side of the globe.

  8. Hey Scubash. Will you marry me? I've been wishing for a woman like you all my life. :wink:

    Good luck with everything. :thumbup:


    Ha :lol:


    Well first off....how good are you with tools? Sailing? What baggage do you come with? Are you hot? How old are you? :think: :P


    Don't think my partner would be to happy if I turned around and married you... BUt hey maybe in a month he will be running away from me, so stay tuned! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    I'm an engineer, so I'm good with tools. Been sailing about 25 years...Only baggage I have is a carry on with my sailing gear. Am I hot? Well, I'm Italian :wink: Age is just a number, but I'm over 25.

    Sorry about your partner. I hope he has GSOH. :)

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