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  1. #47496
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    I've been wondering all day why you would cross them... then it dawned on me. Starboard tack Port tack.

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    No rain yet. Was supposed to come yesterday, then they put it off to last night. Wassup wid dat?

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    Ants say rain, building furiously for a week. Not so the bureau.

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    We keep getting light showers and drizzle, mostly early morning.
    To do something good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    No. They've never been crossed and are so far above the water they don't need to be.

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    Just curious, more for low wooded boats with the cockpit sole close to the w/l , as you say.

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    I started the engine. Fired up first turn of the key and purrs like a kitten with good water flow out the exhaust.

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    Which wouldn't be good if it was a kitten.

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    Unless you wanted a rapidly expanding kitten. Which you probably wouldn't.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Unless you wanted a rapidly expanding kitten. Which you probably wouldn't.

    Rick
    No, I wouldn't want a cat. I like monohulls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    No, I wouldn't want a cat. I like monohulls.

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    There's nothing quite like the rush of broad reach surfing a cat south into Sydney Harbour in a building nor'easter, four metre rooster tails off each hull, too much sail up to safely round up and reef, and hoping like mad there's enough dead air when you charge into the lee of North Head. Or when the gybe when you start to do that turn into the Sydney Harbour has your pucker muscles lock your arse down to the deck like a toilet plunger. Cats are ok I guess.


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    Our estuary is far more suited to sailing small cats than small dinghies these days.

    Driving down there this evening for the last/first regatta meeting there was a big yellow harvest moon.

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    Fat cats are a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    There's nothing quite like the rush of broad reach surfing a cat south into Sydney Harbour in a building nor'easter, four metre rooster tails off each hull, too much sail up to safely round up and reef, and hoping like mad there's enough dead air when you charge into the lee of South Head. Or when the gybe when you start to do that turn into the Sydney Harbour has your pucker muscles lock your arse down to the deck like a toilet plunger. Cats are ok I guess.


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    Puts my monosyllabic utterances to shame.

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    Uh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Such a way with words my friend.


    Thanks. But one wrong word ruins the sense of it. I had to edit it this morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Uh?

    Uh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Fat cats are a problem.
    Whats the old one; Cats are cool, and chicks are hot?
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Risking fate here but I do believe I am going for a sail next weekend.
    To do something good
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Whats the old one; Cats are cool, and chicks are hot?
    Practicing to be a teenager?
    To do something good
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Risking fate here but I do believe I am going for a sail next weekend.


    Yes! Great idea. Take photos please.


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    I shall.
    To do something good
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    Song a song for Peter while you are out there.

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    Interesting cockpit, from one of Tad Roberts posts on farcebook. Narrow like mine. The cutouts either side of the wheel would help with movement fore and aft, but I can't do that because it would block the passages to the aft cabin below deck. The engine controls set into the cockpit coaming could work for me though. Although my coamings, if I do them, will be set out a bit more. Maybe I could set the lever into a recess down low in the cockpit side but even that recess would impinge quite a bit on the below deck passages. I will think about this more today.

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    Could you put the controller behind you, on the aft coaming? You'd soon get used to it.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Could you put the controller behind you, on the aft coaming? You'd soon get used to it.

    Rick
    At the moment there is no aft coaming. Front of the aft cabin? I think it would be in the way. That is where you lean when standing at the helm, and also the mainsheet is all over it. Major tangles.

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    Geez, you have a wheel...put the throttle and gears where you can reach it without looking away. That way at least you can see what yer hitting. I mean, that's what I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Song a song for Peter while you are out there.

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    It will be for him.
    cashed in all my bottles and cans today so petrol for the outboard is covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Geez, you have a wheel...put the throttle and gears where you can reach it without looking away. That way at least you can see what yer hitting. I mean, that's what I did.
    Yeah that's what I had. Very handy in terms of control. But every single time anyone other than me moves from behind the wheel to in front they hit the throttle lever and I have heart palpitations thinking the engine has died.

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    The palpitations are an aid to staying awake. I respectfully suggest your focus is wrong. The important detail is a secure coffee cup holder. Possibly also a nice place for a tray of horses doovers within reach of the helm.


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    There is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Yeah that's what I had. Very handy in terms of control. But every single time anyone other than me moves from behind the wheel to in front they hit the throttle lever and I have heart palpitations thinking the engine has died.

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    Get them to go around the other way. That way you'll know the engine hasn't died.

    Rick

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