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by Smooth Cruiser
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: sv THE JOB retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 13245

Re: sv THE JOB retrospective

Well done! Great build, great boat!
by Smooth Cruiser
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: Outboards are a target for theft?
Replies: 5
Views: 8829

Re: Outboards are a target for theft?

I wouldn't worry either - I wish my outboards were quick and simple to get out of their wells but they're definitely not! Thiefs will go for the easiest target - grabbing an outboard off a tender or the whole tender / outboard package will always be easier than getting on to a yacht and trying to wo...
by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: McMoggy
Replies: 19
Views: 16884

Re: McMoggy

No not me James. Must have been another fast cat. Don't worry Alan - I've been going past lots of mono's - the Surf to City has a monohull fleet that started 15 mins before the multis and within an hour we had passed half of them upwind. And these are all pretty serious racing boats. By the end of t...
by Smooth Cruiser
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: McMoggy
Replies: 19
Views: 16884

Re: McMoggy

A quick update on what McMoggy and I have been up to since the last posts in July last year. My girlfriend and I cruised north for around 6 weeks and then competed in the Airlie Beach Race Week where after a week of excellent sailing we were thrilled to take out first place overall in the Performanc...
by Smooth Cruiser
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Sites of Interest
Topic: Schionning GForce 1500C
Replies: 9
Views: 12909

Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

The C version of the GForce is built to meet CE requrments for sale in Europe. Part of this requires a (probably excessively) higher impact resistance of the panels which has the result of adding weight - hence why the displacement is higher for the C models than the standard 1500 in Australia. They...
by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cruising South
Replies: 25
Views: 26677

Re: Cruising South

I just bought a GoPro so I'm looking forward to getting some videos of my own - will share anything good. These videos are great, well done Alan and james.
by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sailing North on McMoggy
Replies: 22
Views: 24490

Re: Sailing North on McMoggy

Thought I would give a brief update - as there are a few people cruising around up north at the moment from here. I started bringing McMoggy back down south over the last few weeks as the winds and cruising desires allowed. The boat is currently sitting in Yeppoon waiting for a nice northerly window...
by Smooth Cruiser
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Sailing Techniques
Topic: Boom Vang
Replies: 11
Views: 15609

Re: Boom Vang

Agree - in a multi the width of available traveller really is more effective in allowing you control of the shape of the sail than a vang is. In a mono where the traveller, even when fully let out, doesn't always change the boom position much - you have no real way of holding the boom down when the ...
by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Multihull racing forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 5583

Re: Multihull racing forum?

Looking through the headings that currently exist on the forum - while there is a grouping of headings called "Sailing Related" there isn't actually a forum for "Sailing Techniques" or anything similar. Maybe this is the heading that is missing - under this there could then be individual threads rel...
by Smooth Cruiser
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sailing North on McMoggy
Replies: 22
Views: 24490

Re: Sailing North on McMoggy

The inflatable is a 10ft Aquapro with a Tohatsu 9.8hp. I think this is a pretty good combination - still (just) light enough to be dragged up a steep beach by one person (wheels definitely help - make sure you get the widest ones!) but powerful enough to get around for some serious exploring, gear c...