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    Re: Cyclone Gabriel NZ

    Yeah, old news gets dropped off the radar, yet there are people all over the country living lives of varying levels of misery because of cyclone gabrielle and the floods that came a week or three...
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    Re: House or apartment?

    As long as they use thread tape on their plumbing fittings an apartment can be OK, otherwise you might end up in the suds from 4 floors above.
    As happens.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    The velociraptors came back for a few more days, seem to be gone now.
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    Pretty weird experience, completely wild birds..
  4. Thread: eff one 2023

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    Re: eff one 2023

    Well there's one for the books. A team wins a protest, Alonso reinstated to the podium.
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    Re: Anybody know anything about plumbing ?

    hemp and graphite is ideal for brass on brass etc or untapered stuff.
    I don't see anything wrong with belt and braces thread tape on plumbing and neither do the plumbers I have associated with. But...
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    Re: warmed up to fifty yesterday

    12 at night, 24 today.
    But it's that other one..
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    Re: warmed up to fifty yesterday

    It's crickets here , the last couple of weeks. My wife is taking it personally.
    Cooler at night now, but today we wilted about 11 am. I consulted the humidity gauge , it said 80 %.
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    Re: Anybody know anything about plumbing ?

    They aren't o rings though are they. Flat rubber washers/ seals.
    And yes you do, as you fit the shut off taps as well.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    Finger? thats muh boot ,man. Kiwi as Redbands gumboot.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    Since the 'turkeys' have gone down so well, here's another shot taken not from a drone. ( well, not an aerial drone anyways)
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    One of these birds is not like the other...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    What sort of boat is it on the cover of that peeless magazine?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    Oh we have them alright. Saw one ont side oft road yesterday while out on our day off. " look" , says I, channelling my turkey expert friend " a pheasant".
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    They're actually Golden pheasant juveniles, but if my buddy Suzy says they're turkeys then .......
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    A couple of unusual visitors yesterday. We've seen them time to time ranging in the driveway and on a trail cam.
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    A friend announced that they're baby turkeys. She has a lot of experience...
  15. Thread: Aquitania

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    Re: Aquitania

    That first photo has plenty to look at, it all looks very intuiative except for the rudder


    As a small boat operator I use prop wash over my rudder all the time for manouvering, sometimes...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    Caught this guy trying to nick my bike.
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    Re: Hawker Hurricane Aerobatics (new video)

    At 14 or so I was naive and not fully aware of the man and his significance. My mother was pretty much in awe , ' yes, yes .. go , go....'
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

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    Re: Hawker Hurricane Aerobatics (new video)

    Saving it up for later ...
    Incidental, We were at a talk last night on "The defence of Northland".... measures taken to defend the place should the japanese arrive. I was at a table with a new...
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    Re: how long would you say this boat is?

    I seem to recall that Ian's Patience( is a Vertue) was a gaff rig, modelled after Andrillot"s original.
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    Re: how long would you say this boat is?

    I'm surprised Ian Wright's name hasn't come up yet. Patience. And Bruce who posts in the Antipodean thread has one too, although perhaps his is extended?
    edit .. or freeboard raised ? Tui of Opua...
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    Re: how long would you say this boat is?

    My guesstimate would have been how ever long a Vertue is, perhaps 28 ft.
    But I see that isn't right.
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    Re: We Need Joe(SoCal)

    I didn't spot the slip at O dark ,when I first read it. Its the kind of thing rife in this country right now but not as close to me as that is to you.
    Is there going to be an emergency cutting to...
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    Re: Im a YouTube victimimeansesation!

    I really enjoyed that.
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    Re: We Need Joe(SoCal)

    another 8 ft due in Mammoth ,we're told today.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I finally sacrificed the sapling which stopped me getting the mini tractor down into the low part of our section, I had to harden my heart to do it but needs must and all that.
    The problem being two...
  27. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    More like one of the J's to me.
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Great job, I feel encouraged... maybe I should reconsider the green death afterall.
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    Re: S&S 36 - Bits and Pieces

    Might be a few more undiagnosed out there, very smart.
    I presume thats your mainsheet winch on the bulkhead under the man killer, special handle?
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    Re: Classic sailboat designs are superior

    There's plenty of good modern boats out there perfectly fit for purpose, countless.
    That purpose might be as a coastal cruiser, anchor every night, but there are plenty of modern offshore boats too....
  31. Thread: Gaff sloop ID

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    Re: Gaff sloop ID

    For Pam to turn comments off there must have been some negative comments( which might have affected a potential sale).
    I don't think that boat knows what it is.
  32. Thread: Yosemite.

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    Re: Yosemite.

    I've only been there once, we had the youngsters over here at christmas though. Took em fishing and they caught the biggest damn snapper I've ever seen, hopped the plane and went straight back to...
  33. Thread: Gaff sloop ID

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    Re: Gaff sloop ID

    I noticed that one pop up, why on earth the advertiser hasn't posted any provenance with it is beyond me. Its like people who advertise a classic without its name.
  34. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Great job, very smart.
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    Re: Schooners On the Hard

    Terrific.
  36. Thread: Yosemite.

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    Re: Yosemite.

    We've been getting stuff like that on our family chat, a sister and nieces/ nephews there.
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Kotiri spent a number of years in one of the boatsheds in Herne bay. I used to look at her in the early 80's when she was still in a berth at Westhaven, but she went into the shed sjortly after and...
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    Re: Hobbies as an adult

    Ah, Hobbies, not hobbles......Not a knee joint thread then... I get it.
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    Re: tsa says it is inappropriate

    I'd like to see the whole video , rather than the paused shot.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Balia looking ready for business. ( but a halyard tweak for those spreaders wld be nice...)
    No doubt on the job list .
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    Re: Polycarbonate and G/Flex?

    You'll no doubt be aware of the general 'plastic' flame treatment for G flex.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    And one more130929
    I had some nice shots of this boat sailing and at anchor ,perhaps 10 or 15 years ago. I don't recall all the details but first she was one boat and second she had the whole stern...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Ha, yep.
    Went back just now, better light than yesterday
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    See if the pic sticks....
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    Re: Subaru outback Wilderness

    I still have the 12 legacy GT I bought new.The last modern Subaru I drove annoyed me so much with its bells and warnings I swore never again. And living where we do we lose windscreens to road...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    5 minutes ago fly by
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    Dinner for 6 provided by the Toltecs one night, plus 2 more guests after. 8 in the cockpit...not bad for a Mull 30.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Summer arrived. This little schooner used to be a regular sight, was always very pretty and kept well. What a shock to see her like this.
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    It's always social, we seem to meet up with 3 or 5...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Just the fact it was there, Bernadette, I picked it up from a rock pool. I notice there's a half coconut shell from the Lau group sitting in there too, and a bakelite light switch my grandaughter...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Swap ya...
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    But I'm keeping the Vava'u god, the laughing polar bear cap and the copper wire from Minerva reef...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    Some more boat work.
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    Our house in there somewhere.
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    Re: Rough water experiences

    I was crew on a Javelin once, out on the wire and we ran into a wave.
    "Cheesecutter" is the word that came to mind as my journey towards the forestay evolved.
    That was enough for me, I went lead...
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