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by igooba
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Club Marine Insurance - fight with a ferry
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Re: Club Marine Insurance - fight with a ferry

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I did a deal with the insurance company, they didn't need to replace the rub rail and I didn't have any contribution towards the respray. I don't agree with this, and probably could have got a better result but time was against me. I was paying weekly mooring fe...
by igooba
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Club Marine Insurance - fight with a ferry
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Club Marine Insurance - fight with a ferry

Hi Everyone, Early December a large ferry detached from it's mooring in strong winds and bumped it's way through 13 boats moored in the bay...including mine. We are now mid Feb and club marine only contacted me last week to start discussing this, I assume the repairs will take another month. I am in...
by igooba
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 Low idle and carburation problem
Replies: 33
Views: 7201

Re: Honda BF50 Low idle and carburation problem

Awsome, Thanks Francis! I will give it a go on the weekend. Do you know if Honda changed the layout of the engine much from 1998 to 2005? It gives me a good idea of what to look for though. Have to say it gets your heart going when trying to pickup a mooring single handed in stong wind with boats cl...
by igooba
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 Low idle and carburation problem
Replies: 33
Views: 7201

Re: Honda BF50 Low idle and carburation problem

I have a 2005 with the same experience, the motor cuts out at idle. It was only recently serviced and new fuel with stabil added that was 98 non ethanol. The Mechanic who serviced the motor through it might just need the idle screw adjustment due to the difference in setting the screw with ears rath...
by igooba
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Re: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems

No worries Paul, my fault, I have about 50/50 success rate with Bunnings, gives me a chance to go back and get another sausage sandwich. So who's coming for the new years fireworks? https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BcIW5LpFcJk/UlM62vf-mmI/AAAAAAAABL4/wL0VWt_Y15M/w643-h480-no/photo+%252812%2529.JPG
by igooba
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Re: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems

Thanks for the tips everyone. I purchased the eye bolt as thought is a good idea to tighten with my fingers, of course I got the wrong size so will get another! Have tried the tubing today and will check it in a week, also put a backup rope in and will check in a week. As I'm typing am waiting for t...
by igooba
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Re: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems

Hi Dennis, Your suggestion to use the roller might be a good one, I think the bridle helps spread the load without sideways pressure on the roller housing, however might be my only option if the rub rail is going to be damaged. Regarding my the mooring, I had the Mac on the trailer for 3 years and u...
by igooba
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Mooring bridle & rub rail problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Mooring bridle & rub rail problems

Anyone with experience mooring their Mac? I have had my 26m on a mooring in lavender bay Sydney harbour for 4 weeks now. It is a managed mooring and the guys there have been great as the rope was too big so they made up a bridle out of smaller rope for me. The bridle is tied to the mooring rope loop...
by igooba
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Antifoul Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Antifoul Paint

Thanks Stan
by igooba
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Antifoul Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Antifoul Paint

thanks for your help, I will get some quotes on the sodablasting and getting done professionally vrs myself and will take it from there.
by igooba
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Antifoul Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Antifoul Paint

Thanks for the quick reply, that link was great, it is awesome how detailed some people are.
Do you know if can just sand back the current paint for adhesion and re-apply rather than going back to the base white?
by igooba
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Antifoul Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Antifoul Paint

Hi Everyone, Sorry if this is a silly question, I imported a boat from America and for the first time will be putting it on a mooring in Syd harbour this summer. I have not had a boat before so not sure if it already has antifoul paint on it. In America it was in the water in a dock. Are you able to...
by igooba
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steering hard to port 45 degrees, hard to starboard maybe 25
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

Re: Steering hard to port 45 degrees, hard to starboard mayb

Hi Everyone, I have a 2005 26m with honda 50 and having the same issues. (Newly purchased) I can hardly turn at all one way but the other has a great deal of turn. It looks like it is the outboard linkage bar connection bolt hitting the hole where the bar comes out of limiting the movement. It doesn...
by igooba
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Trailers

Something I noticed when speaking to the main Aussie trailer vendors (dumbier, mackay, transtyle, boeing) they all have standard frames (and pricing) based around length to powerboat ratio. To them, a 26foot trailer is going to need to hold a large power cruiser upwards of 3+tonne. They simply don't...
by igooba
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Trailers

Hi Paul, I just had mine made 2 months ago. Was $9,500 on the road all up for 3tonne running gear with 2tonne compliance (not electric brakes) twin axel, disk brakes, hydr brakes, spare wheel/hub rescue package, bearing buddies, LED lights, full gal, guide posts, rollers and bunks. Got it done at sa...