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    I think you might be confusing the ideas of...

    I think you might be confusing the ideas of "surviving an unplanned exceptional event" with "electing to sail on a fixed date and time into known risk areas regardless of conditions". In the former,...
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    Sounds like John Welsford's Long Steps might suit...

    Sounds like John Welsford's Long Steps might suit you.


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I may be wrong, but I think that's Scamp no 1 with Howard Rice at the tiller, during early sailing trials.

    I was daydreaming about Scamp 179 yesterday and how I might set up self-steering on her...
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    I agree. JIM has lots of advantages. It's a pity...

    I agree. JIM has lots of advantages. It's a pity because the Rugged looks like a great boat. Hopefully someone you know buys her and lets you crew.


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    Don't encourage them. The merest hint of a pun...

    Don't encourage them. The merest hint of a pun and they descend like wild dogs onto a can of spam in a deserted camping ground the week after Easter. I suspect it comes from inhaling sanding dust...
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    I've heard those horror stories too. I haven't...

    I've heard those horror stories too. I haven't been able to find any first hand stories of them yet and I would really like to corroborate them if possible. If I need to move insurance to someone...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sweet. Well done. More pictures please when you get time :)
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    I got the run around when I bought on old...

    I got the run around when I bought on old fibreglass boat. I ended up getting it insured with Youi.


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    Antipodean Boats Connection

    I spent much of the last three days under Sheila's car. I'm finally doing what I promised I'd do several months ago. It's a pig of a job and Matt and I have done this job once already, replacing the...
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    Yes please it will be very handy. Sent from...

    Yes please it will be very handy.


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    That's in July. I'll do my best to be in Hobart...

    That's in July. I'll do my best to be in Hobart six months later.


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    Huzzah, we have a house full of music. Our son...

    Huzzah, we have a house full of music. Our son James has an eight part a Cappella group here this evening rehearsing for a show of his. It's a program of Icelandic music and legend. I was all at sea...
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    I had a Hubsan until it flew out to sea and...

    I had a Hubsan until it flew out to sea and didn't come back. My nephew Matt is building me a replacement, a qav 250, which he is intending to teach me to fly.

    I really enjoyed flying the Hubsan...
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    Duck


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    OK. Well thanks anyway for aligning me with all...

    OK. Well thanks anyway for aligning me with all those other thing, especially the fuel magnets, but if you read my posts you'll see that I'm not actually advocating for anything, I do allow for OGT...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    I'm not going to do your homework for you, but if you're interested enough to post that vane to tiller never really worked you should look at the several clips from the same 'Aristo' guy on youtube,...
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    That's the thing about physics; it doesn't work...

    That's the thing about physics; it doesn't work based on the strength of someone's faith, otherwise I'd skip the design stage and go to church this week.

    You can see short clips of a couple of...
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    Sorry, I'm trying to picture you going head first...

    Sorry, I'm trying to picture you going head first and belting a steel pole with the back of your head. You weren't on a skateboard, I take it, so I'm thinking some tricky athletics. Well done.

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    It decided we had had enough of dry heat and calm...

    It decided we had had enough of dry heat and calm blue-sky days around lunch time, and by 2:30pm it had become this:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/9a77070536b73181e3559355ed7a2e32.jpg...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    I suspect that I'll end up making a set of different sized vanes in an effort to try to make it work, so interchangeable vanes would likely be a natural product of pilot projecting it. I was thinking...
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    It took me a couple of days to read all the...

    It took me a couple of days to read all the comments on one single meme post. It was literally breathtaking. I'm glad I have my asthma treatment inhaler to relieve the acute stress on my lungs. It...
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    As for other fora, I was thinking of ditching...

    As for other fora, I was thinking of ditching Facebook until I discovered a group named Christian Conservatives for Trump. It's worth keeping a FB account just for that.


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    Not sure how you come to the conclusion that my...

    Not sure how you come to the conclusion that my proposal is more complex than a servo pendulum system. An OGT is a much simplified system compared to any of the rudder assist versions, as you...
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    Against its wishes, and in its judgement against...

    Against its wishes, and in its judgement against its business interests. I seem to recall that it's not exactly kosher for a board to deliberately subvert the considered and calculated best interests...
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    Re: What do you keep for food on your boat?

    Corned Bait
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    I know everyone in our street and they know me....

    I know everyone in our street and they know me. We are all good friends apart from the crazy lady who has taken it into her head that she can lie about me, abuse me in front of other neighbours and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hell's bells. I'm glad you, yours and the house are ok. Hoping now that the boat is OK too. Please post news of her.
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    Perth


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    I think it's pretty self explanatory when you...

    I think it's pretty self explanatory when you distill it down, although "fun" is relative and often retrospective. You could say very similar things about almost anything adventurous that's worth...
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    Are you an Atheist?

    There is a big difference, in practice, between being atheist and being an Atheist. As an atheist I often wonder at Atheists who promote Atheism. It gives fuel to the theists who claim Atheism is...
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    It would, but that's not the one I'm looking for....

    It would, but that's not the one I'm looking for. I've started looking at rotomoulded polyethylene, like the way they make kayaks. The whaly brand has some good looking models, but they skip the size...
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    Trip over them? Down here we have to CLIMB over...

    Trip over them? Down here we have to CLIMB over them. I saw a bus crash into one of them once. Got the mongrel angry and it opened up the side like a sardine can. Stroppy when they get riled.

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    Re: What do you keep for food on your boat?

    Uncle Ben's rice. Various things in a pre-cooked pack.
    Pasta of varuious sizes and shapes. Seal it in big glass containers.
    Fairly bland tomato sauces for the pasta.
    Small serves (sandwich serves...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hippy: It's 'Natures Own' Red Zinger tea man. Coffee is evil, man.
    Hipster: Macchiato [pronounced with a spitting action] with a bare stain of raw coconut milk.
    Hip Hop-a-potamus: Brown. Brown like...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    *sigh*

    Hipster answer right there.

    ;)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Now I don't know whether to call you a hippy or a hipster. What kind of coffee?
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    We call him the country member ;) Sent from...

    We call him the country member ;)


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    Re: Beef Brisket

    Sounds good. I like the idea of chilling to get rid of excess fat. I'll do that next time. It also means that the fod gets to rest before eating and these kinds of meals almost always come back...
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    Progress report please, with pictures :) ...

    Progress report please, with pictures :)


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    Tempted to suggest we resurrect the GBC. There's...

    Tempted to suggest we resurrect the GBC. There's a Dudley Dix 39 going to a worthy new custodian, and I officially retire in July. The boat is in the US. Sheila would divorce me, I suspect.

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    Good score! You can always sell one. Sent...

    Good score! You can always sell one.


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    This is the same thing Islamic State did for...

    This is the same thing Islamic State did for three years. It was called terrorism. IS has been smashed to kingdom come to stop them. You guys who think this stuff is not serious need to have a good...
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    It went for $235.50 plus delivery to Adelaide if...

    It went for $235.50 plus delivery to Adelaide if I'd bid. Right price, looked ok, probably the right size if the seller had a steady hand.


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    I'm watching an eBay auction for a tender. It's...

    I'm watching an eBay auction for a tender. It's very exciting. Unfortunately it's in Sydney so I'm not bidding.


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    When are coming back, Ted? There are lots of...

    When are coming back, Ted? There are lots of other places we can go eat and talk boats. Nice place in the inner harbour, Birkenhead Tavern, overlooking the old clipper ship City of Adelaide, and the...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    King of Bongo is da Bom

    Actually, I think it's very good.
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    Beef Brisket

    Yes to all of your preferences 😊

    The chilli brisket I make is a bit of work to start with, but ultimately worth it. Get a large slab of brisket, trim off some fat if you prefer to, then with a...
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    Slow cooker chilli con brisket is extra good. I...

    Slow cooker chilli con brisket is extra good. I make it every couple of weeks or so. When it has cooked enough for the beef to fall apart, it's done. Let me know if you're interested and I'll post...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    There's no "Take Me I'm Free" sign on that boat so I left it there. I suspect it blew onto someone's dock and they put it there hoping the owner turns up. I have enough grief without having a yobbo...
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    Matt and I tried out a tender for size on the...

    Matt and I tried out a tender for size on the foredeck. That just confirmed that the tender should be 2.1 metres long.
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