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    This new Uploader is doing well -- thanks Scott!
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    Thanks Dave for sharing. It's good to vicariously visit my old home waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    New cockpit table I made and fitted last week.
    I had a bit of surgery to do on our cockpit sole late last year myself. Compressed ply about a foot by a foot under the mizzen step. 40 years duty so I think that's OK.
    We were talking about you and your visit back in 2008 just last night Dave... so it's great to see your thread popping back up.
    Your table has some quite big holes in it.... just saying.
    A nice Beaver just landed next to us in blue lagoon,Yasawsas. That was fine but then he went out and took off in the channel in 25 knots and a couple of feet of waves. Whoaaaa ,was the general comment. Bucket ride for 100 meters or so.

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    John, yes, floatplanes in the open ocean are at risk. Flying-boats, like the Canso or Albatross do better.

    I checked out on a Beaver last year -- Mike P bought one for the Collection I fly for. Lovely thing...


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    Ah yes, the table -- I only rough-fitted it to see if my mounting idea and sizing was practical. I need beer-can-falling-through-preventer-stoppers. Probably get them at WM...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    John, yes, floatplanes in the open ocean are at risk. Flying-boats, like the Canso or Albatross do better.

    I checked out on a Beaver last year -- Mike P bought one for the Collection I fly for. Lovely thing...

    Somethings wrong.

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    Fully aerobatic Beaver.

    Stupid iPad...

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    Down side up for the Antipodians?
    R
    Sleep with one eye open.

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    Apart from floats this fiji unit had endplates on its tail planes and a kind of fuselage extension under the tail too... a ventral fin.

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    What is the difference between a "fully aerobatic" Beaver. This one looks a little odd because I have seldom seen a Beaver on wheels. Out here they are all on floats. My son has almost 3000 hours just on float equipped Beavers here on the coast and in the Interior mountains.

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    Sorry -- I don't know why it is that sometimes when you post a photo from an iPad it ends up rotated. (The "aerobatic" is just a silly joke.)

    Ours is on amphib floats most of the year.

    Good for your son! 3000 hours of float flying in BC is quite an accomplishment.

    John B, yes, the floats destabilize the aircraft directionally. When you install them you are required to add extra fin surface. It's standard for many types.
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    We snorkeled the remains of an Avenger yesterday. At least that is what one guide says. It's spitfire bay in Naviti but as I say...
    Not a lot there after all those years,salvage and cyclone.
    It's basically just the back half from the back of the pilot /passenger compartment bulkhead. A bit of tail and tailplanes,and a couple of other rounded fuselage components beside. No canopy, wings or engine. Still fun though.

    Edit. A search says p 39 airacobra.
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    My father went to a farm auction a few years ago and bought this dinghy for $75 -- sails included.

    dave in gp14.jpg

    He slapped a quick coat of paint on it -- which is now coming off in sheets -- but the boat itself is still OK, and I got it out yesterday and today at the cottage.

    dave in gp14-3.jpg

    It's a GP14. Lovely little boat. Very fine manners in the light winds we've had. It seems overcanvassed, because it scoots along at hull speed close-reaching in a 6 kt wind, and I suspect it would be a handful at 15-20 kts, but that's a good thing.

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    It's a bit tender until it gets one chine up out of the water, then stiffens right up. Tacks well. Lots of room for 2. And you don't have to run the boat on your knees. CB and rudder kick-up.

    There is an incredible weather system in Ontario right now -- a series on connected "H's" on the map that stretch from Mexico to Labrador. It's hot. Over 30c. OnSept. 22 -- the equinox! Normally we have gales and rain!

    Anyway, a lovely few days to be retired and free and simply messing around in boats.

    Dave

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    A few from last week.

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    Out with my daughter and friend Becky. This idyllic sail...

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    ... was followed by a peaceful night, and then this comfortable breakfast...

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    ... which turned into a frontal passage and hard rain squalls...

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    ... which bothered no one!

    kelly and becky steering.jpg

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    At the moment I'm making postings on the WBF from Great Sandy Bay, Christian Island. Lovely spot, although I have to share it with one other boat (in about 800 acres of harbour). Solo trip. Lovely and peaceful.
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    So, another season finishes. It wasn't bad. We didn't get anywhere grand, but I had lots of day-sails and overnights. Lots of days with friends.

    Back off the mooring, onto a dock -- the first dock we tied up to all season other than briefly at the pump-out.



    Then winterproofing the water system, the toilet and tank, and eventually the engine. All worked easily this year, except I thought I had 2 spare oil filters on board, but tore the place apart trying to find, unsuccessfully, even one. Had to go into town -- and the only place that had one that would fit was Canadian Tire, if you can believe that... The car-parts places don't stock a PH-3512, for a Farymann K-30.

    I always change the oil and filter before haul-out. The engine then sits in sweet fresh oil all winter instead of old sour stuff.

    As always, we have to lower the mizzen to accommodate the small travel-lift at Dutchman's Cove, but that went smoothly.

    Here she is, with a very dirty harbor-scum-bum.

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    And onto the cradle, then trailered into position, quite snug and protected from the coming winter winds.

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    I had 46 days on board this year, although many of those are maintenance days. Not bad. Better in 2018, I hope!

    Dave

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    Bump, because I'm re-routing photos away from the photobucket site.

    I'll probably be done by May...

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    Enjoying your tales here Dave.

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    Thanks, Phil. Just found this picture, from 2008...


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    Another older photo, c2010.


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    On our way to the North Channel, St. Joseph's Island, June 2005.

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    A fall evening, with a meat pie.


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    What hosting are you using Dave?

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    John, I have my own website. www.hadfield.ca (These family-name things have value. If you haven't done this in NZ, you really should.) I took this a while ago, in the 90s.

    On the site there is a FTP -- file transfer protocol -- section, used to store the photos which appear on the site. This FTP section can have many folders, and each picture uploaded to it then has an Internet address.

    I upload my boat and airplane photos to the FTP files, then link from there to WBF or whatever.

    Thus I am in control of the whole thing. It might crash if I forget to pay the bill, but otherwise I am independent of anyone's hosting site.

    The linking is a bit cumbersome, but it works.

    And no ads.

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