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    What could possibly go wrong? Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Gary,how about a 25mm hole through the bottom of the mast about 300 up. A 25mm Steel bar would make a good jacking point .
    Cabling is in the way Peter.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Just practicing my video imbedment technique. A good lesson in this vid though.
    Turns out the speed log through hull failed.

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    Yowsa, Like i needed something else to worry about

    I've got a speed log through hull that doesn't work.
    I've been procrastinating about taking it out completely. Not sure what kind of hole it would leave. But maybe it's worth doing.
    How to bung up a hole.... Tapered plug inserted from the outside, epoxied in place?
    Philip K. Dick 'Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'.

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    One of the commenters on their Youtube page makes a good point;

    the far more likely scenario - is that some time ago, when your boat was hauled out or launched by a travel lift with straps, a strap was inadvertently (or unknowingly) led over the transducer. When the weight of the boat was placed on the transducer as the boat was lifted, the through-hull failed. It did not leak immediately because the transducer fits snugly with two O-rings that seal it well. But, over time, the transducer - with the broken portion of through hull threaded into it - pushed upward and you began taking on water. The lesson is to remove the transducer from the through-hull any time you are hauling or launching the boat so that the straps can not "brute force" the transducer upward.
    Philip K. Dick 'Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'.

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    We removed an old transducer. Wooden plug epoxied in plus a backing piece internally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Yowsa, Like i needed something else to worry about

    I've got a speed log through hull that doesn't work.
    I've been procrastinating about taking it out completely. Not sure what kind of hole it would leave. But maybe it's worth doing.
    How to bung up a hole.... Tapered plug inserted from the outside, epoxied in place?
    Yep, make sure the plug is the same wood or at least the same density. Glass over it.

    Rick

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    Nothing to do with boats sorry, but I am so excited I have to share. This is the nice man come to connect NBN. Woo hoo. Should be better than 1.5 mbps

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    We're supposed to be getting it out here in Wool Wool this year too. We have it available in town but apparently it's the worst type and we haven't connected. Out here we're supposed to be getting fibre to the kerb which is supposed to be good.

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    23 mbps. Thats about 22 mbps better than we had this morning.

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    We just had our fiber to the kerb hooked up.
    I too heard its the best form it can take.

    Not sure what the speeds are but no more lagging and dropping out has been noticed. Been solid since installation.

    Installation however leaves a bit to be desired. lead just hung from roof down to a hole in the wall. No conduit, no protection, nothing. I'll pull it out and add all that i think.
    Philip K. Dick 'Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'.

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    Fibre is even better if its to your premises.
    I don't care much about the ping as i don't do games, the download is more than adequate but I'd like a bit more upload speed when doing web conferences to Bangalore.
    speedtest.png

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    Thats just showing off.

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    Our current internet access is a dirty white wire which down to a pile of multicoloured wires in a cement tub of water at the end of the street. Most of the time it works well and we stream a lot of SBS on Demand programs, so I don't really know what the new fibre will do. I hope it doesn't speed the programs up! Like playing a 33 rpm record on 45! The subtitles will become impossible to read!

    Rick

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    Anchored by Sina, tall ships race tomorrow in Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Anchored by Sina, tall ships race tomorrow in Russell.
    Yeah but whats your download speed?

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    Great! Is she still owned by the Barotts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Yeah but whats your download speed?
    I have a thing on my furler called a downloader, it takes kiwis slides. We changed the headsail yesterday for the biggest one I have and that took a long time, so I would say, slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Great! Is she still owned by the Barotts?

    Rick
    It looked like Noel, so I'm thinking she is. Taliesin is there too, biggest trip she's made to get here,Rainbow ii and young nick, famous one tonners, many other interesting boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Anchored by Sina, tall ships race tomorrow in Russell.
    I was going to be there for that but the last haul out consumed the cash.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I have a thing on my furler called a downloader, it takes kiwis slides. We changed the headsail yesterday for the biggest one I have and that took a long time, so I would say, slow.
    What an amazing, modern world we live in! I have a phone that takes photos and John has a furler that takes slides! What next?

    Rick

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    Have a great time at the regatta - should be terrific!

    Rick

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    Blowing it's bitts off down at North Haven. I'm reminded that a Christmas Cruise in these parts is often not great. Too windy. Bought a belt sander to smooth off the top of the sheer plank. I was going to buy a decent one. But there was the Ozito for $80, right next to the decent one for $330. 3 year replacement guarantee and I won't be doing many miles on it. So I got the Ozito. Sheer plank scrubs up nicely.

    I've done some measuring. Outside of the hull to inside of the cockpit. 123cm. Of course ply comes in 120 X 240 sheets. Not to worry, there was always going to be some waste.

    Took just the top layer of ply off a few very manky spots on the foredeck. The lower layer looks OK. Not like new but OK. So that's going to be a patch job rather than full replacement. Thank You very much.

    Just about ready to start laying down some new ply.

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    Where you have the need for the wider sheets, why not buy thinner sheets and stagger the seams? Then use the offcuts up forward. Roll epoxy resin with just a tiny bit of filler in it between the sheets. More waterproof than one thick sheet then.

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    It will all be double thickness. 2 X 9mm. I guess I could do lengthways but sideways will let me hide joins over the deck beams. I might even do both, bottom layer sideways and top layer lengthways. I have an unrelated project that will use a lot of squares of marine ply about 30 by 30.

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    Sounds good!

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    Last gasp on the Cadet. I'm about a fortnight short of a proper job but it cannot be helped. Just fitted up the boom as best as I could gather from some dodgy pics. But it'll sail I think. I would have liked a dry run with rigging her but she has to go to the club tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed. Rick your block hasn't arrived yet. but there's a place for it just waiting. Spinnaker has what I thought was a wear hole, but I think the whole thing is a bit delicate. After all it could be nearly 60 years old. But the single handing for the first time I do not think I'll risk it anyhow. The boat is not set up for that.
    Quick coffee and out to finishing adapting the Sabre trailer……………..

    Edited to say that 'Jolly Roger' is on the adapted trailer and off to the club tomorrow. Interior unfinished (paint) No name on the transom, but I might manage a temporary job tomorrow. But wind and tide allowing she'll be on the water for the first time in 30 years tomorrow. I think I'll get our 92 year old regular to re-launch her.
    I wonder if her original owner, John Irving is still with us?
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    We won it. I know, you don't believe it , neither do I , but there you are.
    Bad start , got in the groove, great crew, beat massive superyacht ketch over the line plus others of note, win race. 2nd across the line in the multi pole division behind a 50 ft modern , won on handicap.
    Unreal.

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    Congratulations John. Did you fire your cannon in celebration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We won it. I know, you don't believe it , neither do I , but there you are.
    Bad start , got in the groove, great crew, beat massive superyacht ketch over the line plus others of note, win race. 2nd across the line in the multi pole division behind a 50 ft modern , won on handicap.
    Unreal.
    Well done John , did you have the boat set up differently?

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    Well done JB, and crew, she's a great boat.

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    Congratulations Jeff and JB! Fantastic!

    Jeff, the block was posted on Monday and I have a tracking number so I'll see where it is. The gearbox was posted to Qld at the same time and arrived on Thursday. It's already been rebuilt and is on its way back.

    Rick

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    Jeff, I looked up the tracking number. It says it's `delayed'. So that's helpful, isn't it? But it also says it's on its way so that's good! It also says it was processed at a facility in Sydney on Tuesday.

    I'll PM the tracking number so you'll be able to check if it's still on its way ......

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Well done John , did you have the boat set up differently?
    You mean because he usually comes last?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Congratulations Jeff and JB! Fantastic!

    Jeff, the block was posted on Monday and I have a tracking number so I'll see where it is. The gearbox was posted to Qld at the same time and arrived on Thursday. It's already been rebuilt and is on its way back.

    Rick
    That's quick, hopefully fully functioning this time!

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