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by Eddie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [boat refit] crockery and cushion covers :-)
Replies: 0
Views: 11

[boat refit] crockery and cushion covers :-)

Have credit card, will buy online :lol: The wife has clearly decided that the mismatched crockery that came with the boat is not good enough ... she has also clearly decided on the "corporate colours" ... which, given that she will be making the new covers for the saloon and bunks etc is, I guess, f...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [seamanship] Connecting to 220v shore power
Replies: 0
Views: 15

[seamanship] Connecting to 220v shore power

So, from another sailing forum I've just discovered that, as an uneducated newbie, I've been doing this all wrong. Old (apparently wrong) procedure. Step ashore with extension wire in hand (unconnected on boat) and plug it in, while breaker is on, which it usually is, then with that wire in hand ste...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: Journey of an ancient "wannabe" mariner :-)
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: Journey of an ancient "wannabe" mariner :-)

Well, I guess learning the boat inside out is also part of the process although it sometimes doesn't seem like I'm making much/any progress. Most of the theory has been thoroughly swotted (which could be done in lockdown, of course) way more than just for a day skipper ticket, some of it maybe even ...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [boat refit] bilge & bilge pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: [boat refit] bilge & bilge pumps

And so, typically for an unpractical (still wondering if that's actually a proper English word? :lol: ) person I stripped down the two manual pumps on board the boat (whale gushers) and couldn't see what was preventing them from working. This is not an unusual phenomena ... :? :cry: :roll: But, I ha...
by Eddie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [my first video] Shipwreck! Sailing isn't just about bikinis and beaches ...
Replies: 1
Views: 45

[my first video] Shipwreck! Sailing isn't just about bikinis and beaches ...

I posted some of the clips from this video when this sailcom site got started but now I've embarked upon my own youtube channel and am taking the liberty of putting up my very first movie - taraaa! :lol:

by Eddie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: HELP PLEASE!?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: HELP PLEASE!?

Have you tried Atlantic Suzuki in Cape Town ? ...hi Andy please give me their contact details? Suzuki SA made contact with me after I got hold of them on FB. Seems like a lot of the spares are not available anymore due to the age of the motor - so now I need a dealer that might have like a spares y...
by Eddie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [boat refit] bilge & bilge pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 104

[boat refit] bilge & bilge pumps

Neither the two manual pumps nor the electric pump seemed to be working. After my kind wife (with her British heart of oak :!:) cleaned the bilge with sponge and bucket (masses of mainly sawdust, seasoned with a little diesel and oil, was choking everything) and I had a crack at the filter on the el...
by Eddie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [lockdown sailing] yachties make a plan - gone sour!
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: [lockdown sailing] yachties make a plan - gone sour!

Foiled! :(

Details have been released ...

Even if you have a fishing licence, you're allowed to take your keelboat out to go fishing but not allowed to raise your sails - open-toed shoes, anyone? :lol:
by Eddie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: HELP PLEASE!?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: HELP PLEASE!?

...hi all, this lockdown S$%&$## #÷$_/ $%%%, is driving me nuts. Anybody got me a lead and contact for a Suzuki dealer, need spares. It is a lost case in Namland as everones excuse is, SA cannot supply due Covud 19 lock down :twisted: Have you tried to order online from a Suzuki dealer for delivery...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Sailing Chatter
Topic: [boat refit] gooseneck pivot
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: [boat refit] gooseneck pivot

...believe me it is small things like that, that irritates the crap out of me, I mean, if you take time and energy to do a repair, do it properly!! Shows the low level at which I operate when it comes to practical stuff: I'm terribly pleased with my split pin :lol: But it's also more practical. Tho...