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About Loose Change

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  • Biography
    Seriously Old Fart
  • Location
    Nowra, NSW, Australia
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    Motorbiking Photography Sailing
  • Occupation
    Shiftless layabout
  • Class of Catamaran
    currently catless cept for one rather tired Stingray
  1. Robert, over the last week or so I also haven't been able to connect, I would get a "connection refused" message. Is this part of the problem? Harry
  2. Hmmmm .... maybe you don't have mail .... stoopid browser ...... just means I gotta go an look for my phone
  3. I still have some Wheeleez wheels left, brand new, never been used. They are 49cm diameter and run between 2 - 4 Psi pressure, in fact the lower the pressure the better they work as they just deform and roll over everything, including broken glass. Bearing diameter is 1", plastic ball bearing, never rusts or seizes and flushes with water. Price is $330 a pair plus freight and you supply your own axle and cradle. I used to carry a Hobie Getaway on mine very comfortably, boat weighs 170kg.
  4. I still have some Wheeleez wheels left, brand new, never been used. They are 49cm diameter and run between 2 - 4 Psi pressure, in fact the lower the pressure the better they work as they just deform and roll over everything, including broken glass. Bearing diameter is 1", plastic ball bearing, never rusts or seizes and flushes with water. Price is $330 a pair plus freight and you supply your own axle and cradle. I used to carry a Hobie Getaway on mine very comfortably, boat weighs 170kg.
  5. For the information of past members of the Multihull.com forum which is run by Scott Brown but has unfortunately been offline for the past two years I am pleased to say that it is now back. I'm not sure how many people here were also members of that forum, though I do recall John Dowling being one. All old threads have been preserved and login details have also been preserved. A reminder for those that have forgotten ..... http://www.themultihull.com/
  6. Position the boat so that the wind pushes the sail to one side, pull the uphaul to take the weight off the loop at the top and then using the mast spanner twist the mast in the opposite direction to disengage the loop.
  7. I know there is one in Holland Park as I sold my hulls to him about three years ago. Sorry I can't remember his name.
  8. Mozzies are not rocket science, anyone with general carpentry skills can build one. No specialised knowledge or tools required.
  9. You would be hard pressed to buy that kind of boat at that price again, that was a really good buy. I recall reading a blog from the builder of that boat and it cost him a lot more than what he sold it for. To address your question the only other boats that would come close to that boat would possibly be either International 23 or Seawind 24. You may pick up a International 23 for that kind of money but expect it to be pretty rough, as for Seawind 24 expect to pay quite a bit more and possibly also needing work. Harry
  10. The wheel has a groove around its circumference to which a thin rope is fitted, one end is tied off to the wheel and the other end goes to a cleat. When the rope is pulled the wheel turns and the sail outhaul wire which is fitted to the axle of the wheel winches the clew of the sail to the desired outhaul setting. Usually the wheel is about 4 inches diamater and the axle is half an inch giving you 8:1 ratio in a very simple system. Harry
  11. I don't think that God is that fond of it either.
  12. Easy, If you aren't happy with the sevice you are getting, walk away from it. I know I would. Harry
  13. And here is your answer http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Topcat-lightweight-catamaran-/190632113650?pt=AU_Boats&hash=item2c628f35f2 Harry
  14. Being able to be sailed one up is not quite the same as being able to be rigged one up Harry
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