Sailing tips

February 24, 2021

Do not launch an A class catamaran singlehandedly in an area with 10 knots ONSHORE breeze.  Bad things will happen. Rudders need deep water. Beach rollers are out of reach. You will need to stand in deeper water. Boat is difficult to control and has tendency to either take off by itself or plough into […]

Sailing rules

February 21, 2021

Summary “Is there any Red Port Left ?“ The boat that is on a starboard tack (= sails are out to port) has right of way over boat on port tack (sails are out to starboard). (Overlapped on same tack) Windward (= upwind) boat must stay clear of leeward (= downwind) boat at all  times. […]

A Class catamaran – rigging

February 14, 2021

An A class catamaran has: Mast rotation Outhaul Downhaul Mainsheet Mast rotation There is a 30cm long horizontal stainless steel ‘arm’ on the bottom of the mast that has a rope connected underneath the trampoline cleated on top of each hull.  The idea is to restrict the mast from over rotating when sailing upwind. When […]

Carbon fibre lightweight ‘A class’ catamaran

November 22, 2020

New project: A Class catamaran (2004 German Aicher-Egner Flyer / AUS849 / Saarberg) Ian Johnson, Merricks Beach, VIC Australia Saarberg skinny boards, Mackenzie Composite Carbon Rudders/Boxes, Harken Mainsheet System, Saarberg mast, Fiberfoam beams, Brewin big head sail, big beach wheels, bum pads, bags boat cover. 5 Altona Street The easiest way to distinguish the German […]

Henk Coeleveld

March 29, 2020

Zondag 29 Maart 2020 9pm Australische tijd 1pm Nederlandse tijd. Verwacht niet dat iemand dit vindt of leest, maar voor het geval dat. Mijn vader is zojuist komen te overlijden en vredig heengegaan.     Sunday 29 March 2020 9pm Australian Eastern Time (AET) 1pm Central European Time (GMT+1) Don’t expect anyone to find this or read […]

Protected: Car maintenance ASX + D22 Navara

September 24, 2019

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Learn to play piano or MIDI keyboard

August 10, 2019

The easiest and most fun way to start learning to play I find is to play along using chords. Chords Practice playing Major and Minor Chords using your thumb, middle finger and little finger.  I used to bend my index finger and ring finger into the palm of my hand so they are out of […]

Ejeas Vnetphone V6 1200 bluetooth intercom

May 21, 2019

Charging Red light = charging. No light = fully charged. Turn on Hold [A] for 6 seconds until blue light pulsing every 2-5 seconds indicating Bluetooth is active. Turn off Tap [Power Off] button. Pairing with mobile phone Hold [A] for 10 seconds until red/blue fast blinking lights. Look for new bluetooth devices to pair […]

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) – Blencoe Falls trip

May 4, 2019

Friday 03 May 2019 & Saturday 04 May 2019 Download GPS waypoints here: Blencoe Falls 03 + 04 May 2019.zip The above file contains: Raw GPS data (comma separated text file, opens with Microsoft Excel) Google Earth KML + KMZ file Open map in Google Maps   Easter Egg See if you can find this […]

Collin’s Weir motorbike ride

March 16, 2019

Sat 16 Mar 2019 Open map in Google Maps Download as [*.kmz] file for use in Google Earth The plan was to drive to Watsonville from Collin’s Weir.  The GPS coordinates show where you leave the bitumen at Springmount Road.  I was by myself and brought water, canned fruit and phone charger in small backpack.  […]