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by BarraMan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166800

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

That’s an interesting question Michael. I’ve had the FBBB out in what, for me, we’re pretty rough seas, but not so rough as to cause me any concern. It has also done two bar crossings in conditions that were described by an experienced skipper as “ a bit rough”. However, we have yet to take a wave ...
by BarraMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Charging systems and batteries
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Charging systems and batteries

I think I have posted this on my build thread but will post again here as it may help inform the discussion. I have 6 x 12 V 120 amp hr AGM batteries in my boat: a 12V start/crank battery, a 12V house battery made up of 2 x 12V batteries in parallel, and 3 x 12V batteries in series for my 36 V Minn ...
by BarraMan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166800

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Christer wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Holy crab, that's bad.

How do you get it open again? Wait for the tides to do their thing, or do you dredge it?
If it stays that way too long, Glossie will get out there with his shovel! :D
by BarraMan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 May Have Major Problem
Replies: 24
Views: 694

Re: LM18 May Have Major Problem

Happens to everyone at least once - in my case only once!

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Its just a thang! Clean it up and build on. :D
by BarraMan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CAT 22 Question
Replies: 53
Views: 1462

Re: CAT 22 Question

Alternatively, you could just buy one of these:

https://kevlacat.com.au/model-range-8-0 ... ries-3000/

Matches your specs pretty well!
by BarraMan
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CAT 22 Question
Replies: 53
Views: 1462

Re: CAT 22 Question

I'm probably living in a utopia, but ideally this should weigh in around 1000kgs with twin 100HP engines, electronics, tanks, gear, but no fuel. With twin 100's, I'd like it do to 30 knots fully loaded and with 4 adults and 4 kids on board, at 80% throttle, and somewhere between 35 and 40 knots at ...
by BarraMan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166800

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

glossieblack wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:19 am
Fuzz wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Ok so what does bushwalking entail :doh:
In the US or Canada, you go hiking when you want to escape into nature. We Aussies go bushwalking. Yesterday I bushwalked in Cooloola National Park, which our property abuts.
.....and Kiwis go tramping! :)
by BarraMan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166800

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

glossieblack wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:48 am

I'm not telling anybody how many attempts it took to wire up the 3-way bilge pump switch, bilge float switch and bilge pump this afternoon. :roll: :help:
I bet I can give it a good guess!

I spent months trying to figure it out. :lol:
by BarraMan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166800

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

When Skinnydip is left on the pick for extended periods, as she will be, the anchor light and the automatic bilge pump will be two of her most important protective tools. Michael, I probably overthought this (I usually do!), but when I was installing bilge pumps in the !@#$%& BIG Barra Boat, I inst...
by BarraMan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Justin's P19
Replies: 431
Views: 36360

Re: Justin's P19

justin_dwyer wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Still snooping around mate, just got nothing to add for the moment.
How's that rig of yours going, been finding those barra?
The boat is just great Justin and the barramundi fear its aapearance in their neck of the woods! :D