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    Re: Sailing Workboat in Brazil

    I hope his anchor caught
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    Re: Another 'hoax' aiming at Florida's panhandle

    Necessary in the very short term, because of current infrastructure, but if we had half a collective brain wed have a plan to fast track out of it.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    My understanding is that zincs protect more noble metal, bronze, even steel, at the expense of.........the zinc.
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    Re: Another 'hoax' aiming at Florida's panhandle

    Anyone with a brain shouldn't burn coal or oil. But we do. Just stupid.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    When I was sick in Cairns there was this speech therapist, whose role was to ensure that I could swallow properly before I was allowed solid food, having had a tube down my throat for 10 days or so....
  6. Re: am i being setup, is this some kind of test?

    Theres a consistent theme here, something to do with a blanket for Katey. Get a good one.
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    I'd go with this. Buy the vacuum, but not as a present. Just say it's for you, when you are cleaning the house. Buy her something nice for the house, or winter blankets for Katey. I think you have to...
  8. Re: US Mission to Australia to host "Cat Pajama-Jam

    At least the guy who hit Send wasn't sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet on the Tarmac.
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    Re: All my screwups pale in comparison.

    Oops
  10. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    Not trying the blow torch and hammer then?
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    Re: Thoughts on stowing chain ?

    Mine falls off the winch down a hole and into a pit in the fore peak which is lined with heavy canvas, kind of a hanging basket. One day I will fit a wash spray on the stem fitting to clean off as...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Here's hoping you see her again. Good luck.
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    Re: A cool optical illusion

    For me there is an hour glass shaped central pillar, constantly rolling clockwise against the ball
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Yeah well, I'd advise against that. Not fun.
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    Re: A cool optical illusion

    I showed it to my wife. No movement at all. Weird. It made me feel almost seasick. I can stop it if I stare really hard at it.
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    That's what $25 a week or something? You'd spend more on coffee, petrol and tyres. Wow.
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    Re: Credit card interest rates:

    I did very badly with credit cards for a long time. Haven't had one for the last 15 years or so. My wife does, but she always pays off the full balance every month. I wish she'd get rid of it just in...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Bruce I'm too old to sail a Scamp to Hobart, and I reckon I'm about 10 years younger than you!
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The glow plug is certainly a weak spot on the Chinese heaters. Cheap replacements on eBay.
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Good progress. And an inkling of what lies ahead of me. My cabins and hatch coamings sit on top of my deck, but being a lazy incompetent sod Im loath to consider removing them. Should be easy enough,...
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    Sounds like a win
  22. Thread: Trolling lures

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    Re: Trolling lures

    Guns. Always gets a bite on here. You can shoot fish with them too.
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    Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    JB I think you need to ditch that Tohatsu and move on. Life is too short.
  24. Thread: big wave

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    Re: big wave

    Wild country down there.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Id say no.
  26. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Certainly theres a point beyond which its not about muscle. Its about the right gear and setup, and planning. Where you might sail a smaller boat right up to her slip and then carry her way right in,...
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    Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    I used one on a Hartley 16 for a while, it was plenty
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    I think I do. It's great. Sent from my...

    I think I do. It's great.


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    Brave


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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    True enough.
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    Ahhh, meat and 3 veg. I could do that for maybe a week before there was a riot:)
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    Re: Solar tube stoves

    Im thinking a solar cooked hot meal would be great at the end of a days hiking or sailing or whatever. Oh wait, we need the sun for that.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    He must be pretty handy and resourceful, drives a Discovery.
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    Re: Solar tube stoves

    Report back when you've given it a go.
  35. Re: Just how incompetent IS the Trump administration?

    Australia, is that somewhere in South America? We have a team there, a great team. Top people. Brilliant, very experienced.
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    Re: Another 'hoax' aiming at Florida's panhandle

    TLT stated up front that changing the mind of those who don't accept the science of climate change is futile. He's right about that. His proposed responses to the problem are facile at best. Move to...
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    Re: So, I've bought a pub.

    Most people who pack for 3 days include fresh undies, but yeah, not a lot of room in that little gear sack.
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    Hmm, you need more than that. Retirement with no plans is not the best idea. But on cooking, ain't that a thing? My wife has gone and got herself a full time job, while I happily run a couple of part...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    When you can pay $4000 for an espar, or $300 for a Chinese copy. Buy a spare Chinese heater for backup. No contest I reckon. The glow plug only runs on start up, after that it's all just continuous...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We should all meat up, that could be really pun.
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    Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch

    You know, if you are going to have 2 drive units mount them wide apart and with independent controls get all the advantages of twin screws. And while you are on it, mount them backwards and reverse...
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    Lennox Head is a nice town and beach. Byron Bay...

    Lennox Head is a nice town and beach. Byron Bay was before everyone from Sydney moved up there.


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    There's a lot at steak. Sent from my iPhone...

    There's a lot at steak.


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  45. Thread: The Lonely BMW

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    What's the adress? Sent from my iPhone using...

    What's the adress?


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    Haha. I bet you milk that for all its worth. ...

    Haha. I bet you milk that for all its worth.


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    Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch

    I'm thinking the old "rudder " was actually fixed in a central position, and not a steering device at all, the rotating 80lb motor was the only steering device?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A smell.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Udder Know. What?
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    Re: suboptimal

    For me a moustache totally destroys a kiss. Same with capsizes and days.
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