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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Working at the very top of the mast is always hard. Well done

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    After an hour thereabouts up there and back on deck I found that very inconveniently, I was incapable of walking properly.
    Not only that but the improvement in blood flow became extremely painful. Subsequent conversations with doctor /nursey/ para type friends has educated me into the fact that is normal rather than just "old", so that's a bonus.
    Last edited by John B; 04-22-2019 at 02:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's always good to see them except I find their jokes a bit wet.

    Although I know you do like things a bit weta.

    Rick
    They always have a porpoise behind them, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    After an hour thereabouts up there and back on deck I found that very inconveniently, I was incapable of walking properly.
    Not only that but the improvement in blood flow became extremely painful. Subsequent conversations with doctor /nursey/ para type friends has educated me into the fact that is normal rather than just "old", so that's a bonus.
    That was comforting until you found out that old is normal.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    After an hour thereabouts up there and back on deck I found that very inconveniently, I was incapable of walking properly.
    Not only that but the improvement in blood flow became extremely painful. Subsequent conversations with doctor /nursey/ para type friends has educated me into the fact that is normal rather than just "old", so that's a bonus.
    Must be a very high mast. Altitude sickness is kinda wierd.

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    I'm being Phil now, doing some deck work. Lifted a couple of teak strips that were showing signs of partial delamination from the sub deck in the cockpit .... Pristine ply under, which was nice to see. So I'm just replacing the teak and regrooving that section, should get another decade or so.

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    Groovy!

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    Nice. Not jealous at all.

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    Yeah, but that was and is an epic job you've done Phil.

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    I replaced a few strips of teak in the cockpit bridge deck, grooved out the rest and re did the sika. Forget the teak cost. Forget the epoxy cost, and forget the time and labour, 3 tubes of sika cost 120 bucks and this is for one piddly little 1m x 500 mm section. Something is out of balance here, the usual old greed of markup on markup. I'm going off those people.

    On to another job it is then.....wooding the cabin coamings, yay.
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    With a full coat of h2o just to make me feel like it's worth it.
    I feel like it's worth it.

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    Pretty fierce weather here so it's been onto indoor jobs.
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    Broken into components that's a heavy towing bridle with pipe chafe protection, I eye spliced the boat ends to loop over winches and I'll tie short lanyards onto a loop and winch one side forward for angling the bridle for quartering.
    100 meters of 16mm , I just need 3m of chain and some shackles.
    The dilemma now is whether there should be a swivel. I don't like em or trust them, some people have them on a drogue, some don't.
    Last edited by John B; 05-12-2019 at 07:19 PM.

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