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by don47
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: C18 Lines and sliding hatches
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: C18 Lines and sliding hatches

Hi John. Yes, there would be & are plenty of suitably qualified around the Sydney region that can install a slide hatch & fit other required by you. Whoever does the work/s (even could be Old Vern) needs to make sure that matters are addressed & also strengthened appropriately especially...
by don47
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'CAREELS in CANBERRA'.
Replies: 1
Views: 83

'CAREELS in CANBERRA'.

“Careels in Canberra”. 10th-11th Nov.2018. This note is to advise & get you thinking about your attendance at Lake Burley Griffin for both Championship & Muster reasons in a little less than 12 months’ time. Just how often do you get the opportunity to say you’ve raced/cruised on LBG right i...
by don47
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: C18 Lines and sliding hatches
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: C18 Lines and sliding hatches

G/day Pigsy, I can well & truly understand your want & need for running adjustable lines back to the outside rear top of cab on an 18 where especially a slide hatch exists. May I ask however, what to you best intend to do with the boat, for eg, either cruise, race or bit of both ? Do you wan...
by don47
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: clearing bulladelah bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: clearing bulladelah bridge

Haven't travelled under new bridge as yet but think you may have clearance issue. With mast down & propped up at stern plus shade lashed over you'll certainly enjoy a great trip Jeremy.
by don47
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Spreaders - size - type for MK111 C18
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Spreaders - size - type for MK111 C18

G/day Emu. Yes, me too ! They can be difficult to obtain in so far as you just can't seemingly walk in somewhere & purchase off shelf. Pretty sure that at least most spreaders on C18 that you see about were knocked up by Rose's old mast rigger/fitter who is no longer with us. I believe he used a...
by don47
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50th MPONR
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: 50th MPONR

If you are an interested party & wish to gain all the relevant details immediately,, you certainly can at: http://www.mponr.com & go to Entries. All forms & info are now there plus available. They include: Notice of Race, Entry Form, Declaration of Compliance & Sailing Instructions. ...
by don47
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical Articles
Topic: Careel 18 Cruising Rudder Box Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Careel 18 Cruising Rudder Box Repair

That's a ridiculous amount of money Trotts for cheek repair/replace. I'd think exxy if it were to replace the whole box. Good thing insurance is covering. I would've been happy to knock you one up myself for 1K. How are the gudgeons, etc, any other damages ? Certainly I've had both systems however, ...
by don47
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Careel 18 - Sydney
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: For Sale - Careel 18 - Sydney

No probs Kath, good luck with the sale. Most of us here on this site will try to be as helpful as possible. As it turns out your boat being 477 is obviously a mk3 Continental & is thus one of the very latest boats to be constructed. As an idea of value for you, if the boat is in very good condit...
by don47
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Careel 18 - Sydney
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: For Sale - Careel 18 - Sydney

Hi Kath. As pointed out by Byrdie your build date is definitely incorrect but, also most definitely is your quoted boat number. C18/447 is owned by one of the Careel Committee in fact & she would have most definitely been built 1985/86. We happy to help you with your sale of boat but, your adver...
by don47
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.

It pains me but, conversation has taken place & a decision has now been made to cancel this cruise for now & reschedule it. The weather over the next couple of days, Saturday particularly (showery conditions) is not playing ball good enough for us to make this cruise worth while & enjoya...
by don47
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stiffening up a Mark I
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Stiffening up a Mark I

Actually Max, read Mel's first post. She is talking about righting & stability,, which can only be gained by having greater weight in the bottom of the boat & there is no greater place for weight down low in a boat than in the CB or keel. Yes, sure extra weight laid & fastened down to ce...
by don47
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.

Just issuing a weather alert for this cruise. The rain front about to hit should clear by late Fri /early Sat morn according to reports (bring wet weather gear) but, sthly winds which are forecast to only ease somewhat after & could still pose bit of prob at launch time on the Sat morning. There...
by don47
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NHTYA 3HR & 6HR Race
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: NHTYA 3HR & 6HR Race

Good onya John, did you get to complete the 6hr as well.
How many other 18's or 22's gave the event a bash.
Many thanks to Norm for replacing me on the S/F boat.
Both wife & self have been struck down with the bug.
by don47
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.

Full details of this cruise for the 21st - 22nd Oct 17. are in your monthly Newsletter however, please note that the departure time has been bought forward to " 9AM SHARPE " as we will gain much greater carry & advantage from the tide if we leave at this time rather than the hour later...
by don47
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Tea Gardens to Bombah Cruise.

Please note details in Cruising section of web site & Newsletter. Departure time now " 9AM SHARPE ", so we gain greater tide carry & advantage. :D

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