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Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by masalai, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Thanks for the pictures , Mas! What causes the "Morning Glory"? I've lived on or near the water all my life and have never seen anything like it......
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi hoytedow,
    All along the coast, there is a continuing movement of the sand... The winds and tides move stuff in and out with monotonous regularity... Many realise this, and learn to adjust & live with it... Moreton Bay is a mass, (or is that a mess), of sandbars that are forever on the move, some can be seen in the image posted on your 'wikipedia' link... The shipping channels are narrow and pilots must be used to navigate in to the Port of Brisbane...

    Pumistone Passage, on the western side offers a sheltered waterway for small boats up to Caloundra... 2/3rds of the way up it gets too narrow and shallow for my boat but small 'tinnies' to about 18 ft, 'pressed aluminium' outboard powered boats, regularly travel for the personal/recreational fishing and laying the allowed 4 crab-pots... There used to be many prawn and other trawlers operating but that area is now closed to commercial use...

    The seasonal prawns caught along the outside beaches are very sweet and tasty... The small (around 40ft loa or less) trawlers sweep close inshore...

    Hi Doug Lord,
    I understand it only happens very occasionally, in the southern spring, (August/September), before the SE trades get fully going... One explanation is, that the still night air on the ridges of Cape York get blown off, for a fantastic display/event just after dawn, and sets off this rolling cylindrical cloud travelling at about 40 (knots or Kmh?) something, and barrels across the Gulf usually moving in a South-West direction... Gliders often gather to go for a fantastic ride "surfing the wave", for a flight of a thousand kilometres or so... I have never seen it... It is my intention to hang around Karumba ~ Wellesley/Mornington Islands in the SE corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and see that phenomenon for myself... Also the fishing is reputed to be excellent, whilst waiting... http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/wonders_glory.htm for info on the 'morning glory', and, this for information in the region - http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/qld_cape.htm
     
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    85210 A view of CNO, - Almost fully grown magpie still with baby feathers, - A peaceful campsite, now public park, where the magpie lives...
    My anchorage about 200m off the beach at South Percy...
     

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  4. Brian@BNE
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    Here's a bunch of info on Morning Glory clouds. Its seasonal, but quite regular. There are onshore breezes onto the Cape York landmass from both the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea. The latter are stronger so the colliding moist airmass moves westwards.

    http://www.dropbears.com/m/morning_glory/

    A photo I quite like....
    (which is a Morning Glory one - you can get up to 8 clouds apparently)
     

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  5. Frosty

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    That's crop sprayers trying to find there way home.
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    By the trail they left behind, must be from those giant heavy-lift Russian planes doing barrel rolls as they fly at very low altitudes... I'd like to see that....

    Oh well, to change the subject, some more images from my trip up to South Percy Island... - - A passenger posing on the port bow, - - A slight detour up Pumistone Passage to take in some of the Glasshouse mountains, - - and again from outside, (to the East of), Bribie Island, - - A 'guardian' at the NW of South Percy Island, - - Yellow Patch, S23.509lat E151.222lon, in the lee of Cape Capricorn...
     

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  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    85377 Douggies boat is progressing sslloooowwwwllly, or so it seems at this stage of the build... Same with mine... - - - Anyhow, here are some pictures I took this morning...
     

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  8. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Excellent!
     
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  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Some pictures I took today of the slimy-muddy-Limpopo - er - Brisbane River up near the CBD and the Botanical Gardens near QUT (Queensland University of Technology)...

    Hanging between two pylons costs about Au$70 per week and includes access to a laundry and ablution blocks by secure key for Live-Aboard-Yachties only...

    Apparently passing river traffic ensures perpetual rocking (even at night :eek: ) and late Friday night party animals going home from nightclubs in The-Valley, were in the habit of "borrowing" dinghies and stealing from boats until some or these drunken pirates were taken to task with a 7iron, then were then handed over to the police... 86187
     

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  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Thanks Par,
    Well answered and I agree... Some sound does permeate because I have a large resonant surface, (bridge-deck floor), which will be fixed with the installation of a carpet...

    My engines/saildrives came with the OEM kit which included those grp engine/beds, as well as ALL bits to install, including fuel lines, exhaust pipes, ss clamps, wiring harness and right down to a couple of small specialised tools... Au$33K for the pair when the Au$ was about 75cents US.... Not almost the other way round, like it is now at US$1.06... - - PS, those GRP bases are the same for the 2, 3 and 4 cylinder engines as are the legs (I think)? - I am looking for a pair of fixed 3 blade propellers to suit current is 15" x 11" pitch 2 blade folding on the 17 spline shaft,
    - suggestions from - - a) - - Bob Oram is 3 blade fixed 14" x 13"pitch
    - - - -and from, - - - - b) - - a supplier 3 blade 15" x 11" pitch... Any comments are welcome...
    please reply on this, my thread with any offers/pricing to include delivery to Brisbane metropolitan region...
     

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  11. Scrumble
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    Scrumble Oram 46'C MS Builder

    Good Day Masalai,

    We have Michigan Wheel MP3's 15 x 11 for our 46C and we bought from: http://www.deepblueyachtsupply.com/propellers/michigan-wheel-inboard-props

    These people are very good to deal with and their site it very easy to use. We bought both complete drive trains a lot cheaper than anyone else, MP3's would be around AUD$300.

    Not sure that they would do splined fits however they will do the tapers and lapping required, so I think if you talk to them, yes we use Skype, they will be able to help.

    I think, as you would have a deeper rocker than us and your foils are down all the time Bobs suggestion would have merit.

    Good luck with sorting her out

    Regards,
     
  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi Tom, Thanks for the info, I will have a look there... I set the sail-drive a bit deeper than necessary so I have significant clearance between the c/l of the shaft and the hull at that point & is about 300mm from memory...

    The site tom linked seemed for shaft drive and I could not find 17-spline 3-fixed-blade 15"D x 11"P propeller for Nanni saildrive

    The search still persists for (17-spline 3-fixed-blade 15"D x 11"P propeller for Nanni saildrive) replacement propellers, in 500 series aluminium is OK, but pricing is huge for a pensioner on a very limited budget, and I am chicken when it comes to ordering 'off the net' and paying with 'plastic'... In England offerings range from 525 pounds through to 225 + ? for cone, washers, spacers, nut and ?what else + freight plus duty/GST when it gets here :eek: - makes the local price of, Au$700 something each, seem quite attractive... I NEED TO SEE it first, or, be ASSURED that it fits and comes with all the necessary bits...
     
  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    87493 - :?: An Ooops event, and I am embarrased.. :eek: :eek: CNO now rests on the sand at low tide and the black-rubber section that is supposed to give reasonable flow where the drive shaft hangs down has come adrift and is looking like some monstrosity covered with weed and acting like a "brake"...

    I hang my head in shame as that growth is mostly 5 weeks at a marina berth, Water far too cold to wade around in and too muddy to see below the bottom chine...

    A big cleaning operation will be followed by another attempt to glue the rubber panel over the hole for the saildrive leg and attaching this to the Epoxy based surface...

    :?: WHAT GLUE TO USE ??? Please...............
     

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  14. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Not that I am an expert, but I would use a flexible epoxy formulation. Failing that, I would try through-bolting a strip of aluminum to press the rubber to the hull, if that is even possible considering the geometric challenges present on that piece.
     

  15. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    How about a close up of the problem piece?
     
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