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    Re: how can you not like this deck

    I actually quite like it, I was just being contrary. With a liveaboard caretaker and a mild climate, a proper laid deck is not so bad. Cave boats are kind of nice, or at least you get used to...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Apologies for sounding a bit like Ian.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Maybe you didnt do reading either. PDF, Harness, AND COMFORTABLE. That last bit is important.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You didnt do stats at Uni did you? You cant draw any conclusions from that figure. Maybe 90% of people on boats don't wear a PFD, and 80% of drownings are found without a PFD. That would mean a...
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    Re: A lesson to share:

    Dissimilar metals, or work hardening?
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    500 pounds towing capacity isn't much.
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    Then youve got to think about how long your battery will last. Suppose a fastener corrodes out, or a hose pops off a skin fitting, or your dripless stern gland fails, or a downpour lowers the hull so...
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    Now I smell BS. An investigation is underway, but hey, let's fire her anyway.
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    Re: how can you not like this deck

    Is it proper laid teak, which will dry out and leak unless you can water it down every other day, or teak veneer over ply, which will ultimately turn into compost? They seem to have forgotten to use...
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    Re: Help me find a place to live...

    I imagine the problem is more to do with enclaves of poms hanging together in foreign ports, probably worst in countries closer to the UK where English is not the primary language. The last thing you...
  11. Thread: Travel snobs

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    Re: Travel snobs

    Of course if you are long distance cruising on your yacht, you are not a tourist. Nope. No way. Tourists travel in herds, on buses.
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    A while ago my son handed up, late, an English assignment which looked too much like an example the class had been given. A Marxist analysis of the Great Gatsby. Different words used, but the same...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I can see how planking a boat with fake mineral spirits would be really tricky. Jay, Turpentine is a type of hardwood over here. As well as paint thinner in a bottle.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Or stayed further out, but as I think you said, we all make mistakes. Yes, that's probably one a PFD would have saved. I'll admit it can happen!
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    Re: Solo Transatlantic Rowing Attempt

    That sounds pretty rough, but I'd have thought if you set out to cross the Atlantic in any boat you should be prepared for that. BuT I thought the news report mentioned 8 foot seas. More a comment on...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    In prodded a bit of my deck today, around a known leak which has got quite a bit worse lately. Let's just say I dont think you'd want to step on it! I think fairly soon I'll be replacing a bit of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Not really. I have a fairly passionate hatred of guys in uniforms who think the answer to everything is tighter regulation.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well that's exactly the point. As I understand it, any research which goes beyond the knee jerk "He drowned, should a gone to life savers" actually tends to find that a whole lot of lowest common...
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    I have no idea what a nystagmus fisherman is. ...

    I have no idea what a nystagmus fisherman is.


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    Now do your homework. Amongst nystagmus fishermen...

    Now do your homework. Amongst nystagmus fishermen in tinnies, which is more likely to tip over, those wearing life jackets, or those who are not?


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    Did you give the sail any shape or just cut it...

    Did you give the sail any shape or just cut it out of flat cloth? The latter I assume. Won't great but not expensive either. Got to start somewhere.


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    My decks at some stage had creosote injected into...

    My decks at some stage had creosote injected into them or were bedded in creosote or something. Maybe the same on yours? Kind of thick and tarry now when it makes itself visible....
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    Re: Help me find a place to live...

    South Australia is nice, although the coastal cruising is only about 80% perfect, and except where we live it's very very dry and very very flat. Tasmania is cooler, more mountainous, has a fantastic...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Have a look on the Always Wear a Life Preserver thread.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think I'd smell worse if I was dead.
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    I have one somewhere. Must find it and fit it. I...

    I have one somewhere. Must find it and fit it. I use an unflued gas camping heater onboard. Haven't died yet. But I think it does some clever catalytic thing. But I'll be happier when I have...
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    Of course. But they'd be wrong. Chris has done...

    Of course. But they'd be wrong. Chris has done the research. Quite thoroughly.


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The bit about wearing a life jacket saving lives.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think that's a quite common occurrence on farms, sadly. And something similar with a bit of weird in Broken Hill recently, a big cellar underneath a garage. Never saw the outcome, but there was no...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Chris will probably take you up on that, but in short, that's not really correct.
  31. Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Sorry Tom, not sure how tall that mast is. Not very is the best I can do. It does look tall in that photo, but I seem to think that when it's laid on deck it doesn't overhang the ends of the boat by...
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    Re: Solo Transatlantic Rowing Attempt

    Did I read on the other thread that in addition to losing his iPhone he was facing 8 foot waves? You couldn't make this stuff up.
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    Re: Help me find a place to live...

    Tasmania. Particularly the Huon Valley. Only problem is people from Sydney, having wrecked most of the East Coast of mainland Australia, are starting to discover it.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think we discussed that a year or two ago. I recall that Kay Cottee nearly died of CO poisoning when the exhaust on her generator cracked. Only lived to tell the tale because it ran out of fuel.
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    Maybe I should go back and edit. Not at home at...

    Maybe I should go back and edit. Not at home at the moment and can't do it on the phone. Been quoted now anyway. Apologies for any offence. I thought the site would edit it out.


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The forum software does funny things. I just typed it all in full and let it do its thing.
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    That's kind of what I thought. And yet these wheelie bin compost toilets seem to work. But of course they tend to be in an outhouse, not in the confines of a boat.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thats sad too. Should have just cut your foot off and bought the boat.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Very sad. Probably had a schedule to keep, so set off into bad weather. It is unknown if they were wearing life jackets. Jeez I hate that stupid ****. As if it's the wearing of life jackets that is...
  40. Thread: Perspective .

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    Re: Perspective .

    That would make it easier to move all our stuff too.
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    If this was Facebook I'd tag Bruce Moffatt.
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    I reckon the Sydney Harbour 18 foot skiffs have got this.
  43. Thread: Gas ovens

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    Re: Gas ovens

    Chinese manufacturing? Salt air, humidity.
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    I've just been doing a bit of reading about making a land based composting toilet using a 240 litre wheelie bin. Pretty simple, basically put in a filter grate a couple of inches above the base, and...
  45. Thread: Perspective .

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    Re: Perspective .

    That's why it's OK to trash the earth, only a matter of time, money and science before we move on to a bigger planet.
  46. Re: I'll change the oil, you clean and polish the deck.

    You'd have to ask the girls to remove all their body piercing stuff before they go lying naked on that one.
  47. Thread: Gas ovens

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    Re: Gas ovens

    Get a gas guy to look at it and replace the valve. I have the impression you are a wealthy man with a fabulous home and a wonderful swimming pool, and a gorgeous daughter. Why risk her safety for a...
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    Re: A movement most can agree!

    I'm in favour of lots of free nipples. I think the idea though is to desexualise the female body, which is an abhorrent plan. It's just wrong.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    That's all very reasonable, and even the RNLIs advice is reasonable. I once attended a safety course at a Yot Club and the (very bad) main point they hammered home was that your radio, this was pre...
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    Re: Another project from the past

    Well done you. I worked for BAE Systems in Australia for a few years. At one stage we put on quite a raining program encouraging our engineers to design things which were actually physically capable...
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