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by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Sailing Techniques
Topic: Cruising Catamarans and Apparent Wind
Replies: 8
Views: 27687

Re: Cruising Catamarans and Apparent Wind

I would agree with all of the above posts - in theory it will be often better but in practice it may not be. Most cruising cats are still not performance oriented enough for "heating it up" downwind to make much difference, and the speed increase you see will not justify the extra distance travelled...
by Smooth Cruiser
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sailing North on McMoggy
Replies: 22
Views: 24490

Re: Sailing North on McMoggy

Alan - tried to get you on the radio but missed you. PM me your mobile number and I'll give you a call and compare notes on today!
by Smooth Cruiser
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sailing North on McMoggy
Replies: 22
Views: 24490

Re: Sailing North on McMoggy

Sitting in Bundaberg River at the moment after a nice lightning show with 35knot gusts and plenty of nearby flashes - not much fun after an 86 mile day! Oh well! Heading south again after another great season up north.
by Smooth Cruiser
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Antifouling
Topic: Soft and hard antifoul
Replies: 3
Views: 6195

Re: Soft and hard antifoul

Yes - as long as they are compatible - the suppliers can tell you which are compatible but generally most seem to be.
by Smooth Cruiser
Mon May 06, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Sites of Interest
Topic: The Coastal Passage.
Replies: 10
Views: 16268

Re: The Coastal Passage.

In 2005 I was apparently out to get him too . . . an interesting episode with a fairly publicly aired difference of opinion.

I wouldn't wrap my fish and chips or wipe sensitive areas with that paper.
by Smooth Cruiser
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Upcoming Sail-aways
Topic: Heading North
Replies: 4
Views: 8433

Re: Heading North

Here's a video of the race - sorry it's a bit long! :oops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmDPOJWxD_c
by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV Whimsical
Replies: 249
Views: 190373

Re: SV Whimsical

Probably wouldn't get a good weight reading on that size travel lift anyway - it would only just be registering on the scale they have so could be out by 1t or more.

Good to give it a swim!
by Smooth Cruiser
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Fitout
Topic: Plumbing...
Replies: 8
Views: 13133

Re: Plumbing...

Ditto with the quick connect. For the shower sump drain, rather than a seperate through hull consider plumbing it into a Y piece with the bathroom sink drain - this is how mine is and works well, only thing you notice is a gurgling noise in the sink when the pump runs. Desalinators don't need auto f...
by Smooth Cruiser
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Upcoming Sail-aways
Topic: Heading North
Replies: 4
Views: 8433

Re: Heading North

Well - we had a fantastic Brisbane to Gladstone race on McMoggy. For a first time Gladstone run for the boat and the majority of the crew we couldn't really ask for anything more. This race had a bit of everything - a highly entertaining start with the rule book thrown out of the window on a fair fe...
by Smooth Cruiser
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Upcoming Sail-aways
Topic: Heading North
Replies: 4
Views: 8433

Heading North

Well - the year is rolling by and it comes that time when the cruisers start to head north again. I set off tomorrow - starting this years trip north by sailing from Brisbane to Gladstone as fast as I can in the company of some other avid multihullers. Hopefully the weather gods are kind to us and w...