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by Castaway
Sat May 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 12
Views: 4613

Re: Fuel fill idea

Sounds like a good idea, and it's a very smart looking fitting, BUT, you might have problems both filling and emptying the cans with only one of these in the main filler pipe. To use your 'shaker siphon', the ball fitting would need to be below the level of the cans, or they would not empty by sipho...
by Castaway
Sat May 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: F21 bilge pump
Replies: 7
Views: 3602

Re: F21 bilge pump

On my UK–built F21, the bilge is a continuous space beneath both the cockpit and the cabin sole, so only one pump out position is needed. If you are leaving the boat unattended on a mooring, and presuming you don't have either shore power or large battery capacity, you might better meet the need for...
by Castaway
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 34
Views: 6989

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

That certainly looks like Gio Schuten's G10 rig. You'll find more about it if you search this site. "Seadago" has a 28CK with G10 sails, and he recently made some posts about it; look back in Rigging and Sails a few weeks. The thread is titled "reefing points on a cat ketch". I also posted a copy of...
by Castaway
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Storm tactics with single mast rig
Replies: 25
Views: 21128

Re: Storm tactics with single mast rig

NeuBerner asks:- "The Pardey's storm tactics book promotes laying to a sea anchor, presuming a lee shore is not an issue. Has anyone on the forum experience using this tactic?" The P.O. of Castaway, a very experienced ocean sailor, recommended towing a long (50m +) line in a loop astern, which he fo...
by Castaway
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: reefing points of a cat ketch
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: reefing points of a cat ketch

Above attachment is some kinda scam thing...don't click. I don't think there is any kind of scam; I have had this file on my computer for years, and originally downloaded it via this site. I have had no problems arising from having opened it. The author is Gio Schuten, who designed the rig and is a...
by Castaway
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: reefing points of a cat ketch
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: reefing points of a cat ketch

Rafa,

I just came across this Powerpoint presentation by Gio Schuten; don't know if you have seen it. It does show where Gio put his reef points which may help you. "Samiel" is an F35, not a 30, but I am sure the proportions will be the same.
by Castaway
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 5320

Re: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?

Peter, If you're intending to go round the entire GB, do give us a call when you get to Lerwick; you will be most welcome if we are not away sailing ourselves! The number is Lerwick six nine five eight five eight. From Wick, the most North-Easterly harbour on the mainland, one can reach Orkney, Fair...
by Castaway
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: reefing points of a cat ketch
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: reefing points of a cat ketch

Happy New Year, Rafa, Do you still have the G10 rig, or have you gone back to wrap around sails? In either case, I think it is important to maintain the same angle of the wishbone to the horizontal with each reef hauled in. This allows the sheets to run the same, gives the same clearance to the mizz...
by Castaway
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 3176

Re: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms

Hi, Peter, We have had the masts out of Castaway on several occasions, just using a mast crane at the local marina, twice using a HiAb on the back of a lorry, and once using a pukka crane. The lift and replacement is easy, with a little care and two helpers. The hard part is getting the mast collar(...
by Castaway
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: SSB whip?
Replies: 5
Views: 3167

Re: SSB whip?

The PO of Castaway had fitted an SSB radio (ICOM), which he used when making Atlantic crossings. The radio was installed by the chart table – forward end of saloon in UK model), with the aerial tuner unit under the side deck and a cable gland for the aerial itself in the low bulwark formed by the hu...