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by Darren
18 Feb 2020, 23:47
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Prop location!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Prop location!!!

Ahoy Chivs,
I think this is where the dark art comes in! Steinway for example, has a huge distance between prop and rudder...still turns
Turbo Fire has a distance between prop and skeg, still turns. I visually see more distance in Torea's case, but if that's the way it was...
by Darren
17 Feb 2020, 23:03
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 537
Views: 112009

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Great news Chivs!
I would like to have ago one day.
And Greg thanks for making sure the boat stayed upright :D
cheers
Darren
by Darren
14 Feb 2020, 23:06
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Prop location!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Prop location!!!

Captain, I am not concerned about prop to rudder, I've seen props miles away from rudders, and the boat still turns on a sixpence. (therein lies the dark art) My concern in your particular case is the support that the skeg provides to the rotating propeller, in my opinion the prop is too far from th...
by Darren
12 Feb 2020, 23:39
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: Aquafest 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Aquafest 2020

Bugger Graham, that bum puckering only comes around rarely. The only chance i will have this year will be the same as last year, flying in for the day. Scrubcat is still "in progress" for this year... Al has made some significant changes for this freshen up, hopefully back on the water for...
by Darren
09 Feb 2020, 23:32
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 537
Views: 112009

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Bad and good luck, having a breakage like that can be real nasty on the water.
Obviously that motor of yours is way too hot
by Darren
05 Feb 2020, 23:20
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: Aquafest 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Aquafest 2020

Ahoy Captain, Got me motivated, that beer looks magnificent!
by Darren
15 Jan 2020, 17:17
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Nightmare for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Nightmare for Sale

I totally agree Chivs.
It is beautifully restored to original, drives and handles brilliantly, built with Keith's typical quality.
Is sad Ken has let it go, but it does provide an opportunity for someone to join the Simpkin Club.
Cheers
by Darren
10 Jan 2020, 23:00
Forum: Main Room
Topic: couple of geelong shows
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: couple of geelong shows

Drysdale would have been great, well done Ray it is really good to see the Vanguard synergy!
by Darren
10 Jan 2020, 22:56
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally Feb 28th To March 1st 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally Feb 28th To March 1st 2020

I am keen to come down for this, I only have Toledo 2 going at this stage, has anyone got accommodation booked?
by Darren
24 Dec 2019, 08:31
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Merry Christmas

Yes Merry Christmas everybody!
May the new year bring some rain to all the drought affected areas and fire grounds.
And yes Ross, lets try and keep the BB running.

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