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by patvarney
Sat May 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Sail Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Sail Wanted

Good news, the insurance company is paying for a brand new one-costing $1100!
by patvarney
Fri May 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Sail Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Sail Wanted

Does anyone have a No1 Jib for sale-had a strong storm recently and it came loose from the furler.The Luff is 5.9m and Foot is 2.8m
by patvarney
Fri May 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Build date
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Build date

Thanks
by patvarney
Thu May 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Build date
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Build date

Does anyone know how I find out the year of build for my C18. Its sail number is 389 Summer Wind
Thanks
by patvarney
Mon May 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Main Halyard
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Main Halyard

There is a cleat close to where the halyard exits so I use it. Did this boat originally have the main halyard exiting the mast at the bottom, then onto a pulley attached into the mast? as there is a hole there. I wonder why this was changed. Its a pain going forward to raise the main how its current...
by patvarney
Fri May 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Main Halyard
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Main Halyard

Hello, Having only seen the main halyard set up on my 18' , is this correct; the halyard exits the mast about 1/3 of the way up. No doubt there have been many alterations over the years, any reasons why this is? At the bottom of the mast there is a vacant hole presumably where a pulley used to be? T...
by patvarney
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jib winches
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

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: 2869

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: 1222

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: 1222

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: 1190

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: 1190

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1379

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

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