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  1. #841
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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post

    In between the rain squalls, drizzle and showers of northern New Wetland ,I removed the jib to clean and dry it yesterday.

    I might bless the thread with a photo later when the air changes from blue.
    We lived in Kerikeri for 3 1/2 years in the 2000's. In that time we had TWO 100 year floods...and a couple of droughts, so much so, a mate of mine bought a water delivery truck and made a packet...strange days.
    Focus on the effort not the outcome.

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    Strange indeed.
    What do you do with a 500 ft sail when you want to lay it out? Over the years I've done it on the lawn or the driveway, I've done it in my workshop factory building. If you like gravel bits, grass clippings or factory wood dust it's fine.
    Here it's risking the deck, looking for any newly started nails etc. Damn clamshells.
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    Currently in the house, which works fine when home alone.
    Last edited by John B; 05-03-2022 at 07:04 PM.

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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    We've had two days of virtually no rain, the place is still very much Gumboot country though.
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    In the house?That means you could vacuum clean it (edit, and the house too I suppose...rainy day and all).
    Last edited by Mike1902; 05-02-2022 at 07:26 PM.
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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Still looks new to me!
    Rick

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    It has a bloom in it of some sort, it was neglected over covid and we went straight into using it.
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    Interesting cloth, discontinued now I believe. Some sort of polyester laminate by Dimension. Worked well for me anyway.
    It's on kiwislides so I can drop it on the foil and set it like it's on hanks . Big reefing packer in behind the luff . That and the cloth weight makes it our 5 to 50 knot sail.
    I'm cast now, trying to work out how I can get it flaked by myself and with not enough room.
    Last edited by John B; 05-03-2022 at 07:05 PM.

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    And in between squalls and rain, I managed to get the main and mizzen sprayed this morning.
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    Same cloth on those but I think they were about 2012...
    Practically new.
    Last edited by John B; 05-03-2022 at 07:06 PM.

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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1902 View Post
    In the house?That means you could vacuum clean it (edit, and the house too I suppose...rainy day and all).
    Family arrives back in a few days, the Batchelor certainly needs to get serious about floors and suchlike.

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