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by patvarney
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jib winches
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Jib winches

When I bought our Careel, no winch handles came with it. Do people use winch handles, if so, can anyone tell me which is the correct one?
Thanks
by patvarney
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Mast

Just noticed today that the mast has a slight lean towards the stern-is this okay? Having looked at other yachts this seems fairly common? When we bought the boat I had to try and figure out myself how all the shrouds and forestays where attached as the previous owner did not use the boat for sailin...
by patvarney
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MastMate SC-L Update
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: MastMate SC-L Update

Didnt need any baby stays, just used the trailer winch with roller assembly. you must keep the mast moving at all times until in the upright or lowered position-full instructions come with it including how to install baby stays if you need them
by patvarney
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MastMate SC-L Update
Replies: 2
Views: 65

MastMate SC-L Update

I have bought the MastMate and used it a few times and found it ticks all the boxes; easy to use and by one person if required, no extra poles,rope, stays etc It has removed all the drama with raising and lowering the mast-would recommend it. Looked at a lot of other methods even thought about makin...
by patvarney
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MastMate SC-L
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: MastMate SC-L

Thanks for the offer but I live in WA
by patvarney
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MastMate SC-L
Replies: 2
Views: 98

MastMate SC-L

Just wondering if anyone has used this system before as thinking about getting one.
Any comments/feedback would be great.
by patvarney
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from new owner
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Questions from new owner

Thanks for the info on Vern's system- I cannot open the pics-would really like to know the position of the eyes on the cabin roof.Don't want to mess it up!!
I now have an understanding of what to do.
by patvarney
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from new owner
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Questions from new owner

When you say additional bits-are we talking about baby stays or something different?
by patvarney
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keel repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Keel repairs

hi thanks for the info, had the guy come to repair the fibreglass-he was experienced in this kind of thing-we pushed the boat back on the trailer about 1 metre and then jacked her up between the trailer members-all worked okay-only took him about 4hours job done
by patvarney
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from new owner
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Questions from new owner

Hello-Mast raising and lowering, common issue this I know, dont have any problem raising the mast we use a small block and tackle attached to the forestay and bow and pull smartly comes up a treat. Problem is lowering, we use the same arrangement and I hold the mast but cannot stop the sway almost l...
by patvarney
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keel repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Keel repairs

Hi
I need to repair the fibreglass along the keel about one third along from the bow damage probually caused from the rollers and beaching.
Any ideas on how to lift the bow about 200mm whilst still on the trailer?
Taking her to a boat yard lifter is going to cost a lot more than the repairs.
Thanks
by patvarney
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trailer winches
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Trailer winches

Hello, I have an old strap type winch and is starting to give trouble. Just wondering about the pros and cons for wire or strap winches.
Anyone have any preference? Thanks
by patvarney
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rudder question
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Rudder question

Thanks for your replies.
The rudder is quite heavy and needs two people to offer up, line up and put the pins in and it also takes up a lot of room in the car. Hence, i was thinking of putting it on before setting off.
by patvarney
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rudder question
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Rudder question

Hello, Been new to trailer sailing, just wondering the pros and cons for attaching the rudder before transit-suitably secured to stop it swinging.
by patvarney
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Careel18 owner in Aubin Grove WA
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: New Careel18 owner in Aubin Grove WA

Thinking about insurance for the boat, the insurance company have asked for dollar values relating to hull and mast, not really sure how much to put for these. Any thoughts? or is there a boat insurance specialist? They have also asked for accessories, engine and trailer values I have a reasonable i...

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