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    Pull out every one !!
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    Sorry to hear about the therapy consequences Mr S! But, well, it's only a year and I believe it's nice where you are. How much radiation therapy will you have?

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    Another 7 sessions with chemo as well. No ill effects so far except tiredness.

    I mainly peed off about the non driving meaning it will be a lot longer than anticipated til JIM is launched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    No ill effects so far except tiredness.
    Glad to hear! Let's hope "tired" is the worst of it. Enjoy seeing your lovely nurse and be glad when you're rid of her

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Another 7 sessions with chemo as well. No ill effects so far except tiredness.

    I mainly peed off about the non driving meaning it will be a lot longer than anticipated til JIM is launched.
    Surely someone will do the driving for you. Hell I tell you what, you finish her off and I'll come up and drive her to the ramp. It'll be a hoot.

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    Yes Phil, I have friends I can ride to town with and boaty friends who will help me launch JIM, but it will still slow everything down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Glad to hear! Let's hope "tired" is the worst of it. Enjoy seeing your lovely nurse and be glad when you're rid of her
    Agreed, I was warned that the tumors are right beside the intersection of my optic nerves .....so the main danger is to my vision.
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    Me having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Yes Phil, I have friends I can ride to town with and boaty friends who will help me launch JIM, but it will still slow everything down.
    Of course, it's not just the launching, it's getting materials. Didn't really think of that. Yes, not driving will suck, a lot.

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    I'm still in the glacial process of registering the JIM trailer.
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    Not recent news but I hadn't seen it before.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/diso...04-h0de1h.html

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    The outboard ran properly today. It even runs at idle! I cleared out the fuel bowl but thankfully didn't have to pull anything else apart. I've filtered all the fuel I have, and I'll get a decent inline filter for it this week.

    Since the above requires a "touch wood" I got the steering sweep out and had another look. I tried heat and scraper, as Tom suggested. It works and is very easy, but slow. I also found it far too easy to gouge the timber underneath. So I reverted to The Machine (big ROS and 40#) and got the whole lot done. It had a little over six feet of kevlar sleeve and it took an hour and a half to get it all down to timber.

    Underneath... Well, I see why there was a six foot long sleeve. The whole middle section of the oar has been reconstructed from various smaller pieces in a lamination. It's a bit messy, with pieces seemingly curved in from two sides, and the glue lines are very visible.

    It's nice and straight, and probably stronger than a single piece of timber, but I doubt I'll be varnishing it.

    It must have broken twice, because the break I could see was crookedly repaired, in a fairly short length near one end of the sleeve, with a bit of splintering. The middle looks like it's been rebuilt from two remote pieces after a shark bit the whole middle out of it or something.

    I didn't get a photo because a big storm arrived 45 seconds after I finished.

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    Now that was enthusiastic ! Flash, boom, flash . Lots of lightening and 29mm of rain.
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    More about Kris Larsen's 'toilet-less' boat here http://www.atomvoyages.com/articles/...rislarsen.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    More about Kris Larsen's 'toilet-less' boat here http://www.atomvoyages.com/articles/...rislarsen.html
    My life is so boring

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The outboard ran properly today. It even runs at idle! I cleared out the fuel bowl but thankfully didn't have to pull anything else apart. I've filtered all the fuel I have, and I'll get a decent inline filter for it this week.

    Since the above requires a "touch wood" I got the steering sweep out and had another look. I tried heat and scraper, as Tom suggested. It works and is very easy, but slow. I also found it far too easy to gouge the timber underneath. So I reverted to The Machine (big ROS and 40#) and got the whole lot done. It had a little over six feet of kevlar sleeve and it took an hour and a half to get it all down to timber.

    Underneath... Well, I see why there was a six foot long sleeve. The whole middle section of the oar has been reconstructed from various smaller pieces in a lamination. It's a bit messy, with pieces seemingly curved in from two sides, and the glue lines are very visible.

    It's nice and straight, and probably stronger than a single piece of timber, but I doubt I'll be varnishing it.

    It must have broken twice, because the break I could see was crookedly repaired, in a fairly short length near one end of the sleeve, with a bit of splintering. The middle looks like it's been rebuilt from two remote pieces after a shark bit the whole middle out of it or something.

    I didn't get a photo because a big storm arrived 45 seconds after I finished.


    Probably better to use fresh fuel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Probably better to use fresh fuel.
    The fuel's fresh. I don't keep the tank very full. It's just been getting dirty.

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    Its interesting on the two different authors writing about him. On the one hand you have the bureaucracy of the Sydney morning herald painting him as a disoriented whack job about to die at any moment for having no toilet, then you have the courageous penmanship of James Bawldwin who saw the man behind the veil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Its interesting on the two different authors writing about him. On the one hand you have the bureaucracy of the Sydney morning herald painting him as a disoriented whack job about to die at any moment for having no toilet, then you have the courageous penmanship of James Bawldwin who saw the man behind the veil.
    Agreed. Being a bilge keeler I imagine the windward ability would be pretty poor and if his sail is flat cut, well that wouldn't help either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Now that was enthusiastic ! Flash, boom, flash . Lots of lightening and 29mm of rain.
    Hello Peter,

    We had some excitement on Wednesday (21/10) - 74 mm in 90 minutes (probably less, in fact, that was just the BoM's outermost time limits, and 30 minute reporting intervals) and quite a bit of electrical activity to go with it. Well, when I say 'we', I mean down in Penrith (I was at a rehearsal). Home is just up the hill in Blaxland, which the Boss says got less than that (but without recourse to a rain gauge that might be hard to prove one way or t'other). The local RFS station just up the road at Mt Riverview has its own weather station running 24/7, I'll have to ask them.

    I trust that the radiation and chemo will go well - pity that you have to endure it, though.

    Cheers,
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    Sorry about the slightly out-of-sequence reply to Mr Sibley - I've only just been reminded of this thread by a sudden flood of emails in my inbox. I've been away for a couple years at least, doing other stuff. So I'm back, sort-of. A bit. Mostly lurking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Its interesting on the two different authors writing about him. On the one hand you have the bureaucracy of the Sydney morning herald painting him as a disoriented whack job about to die at any moment for having no toilet, then you have the courageous penmanship of James Bawldwin who saw the man behind the veil.
    Although arguably Baldwin has at least as much bias represented in his article. For example, it's all very well to lionise one guy because he enters ports without papers, but if those "nasty" customs officials didn't exist then there would be plenty of murkier people bringing in plenty of worse stuff.

    It's a bit like going without a head. Sure, if one person does it, it may be OK. But when everyone else follows suit, you end up with people in popular anchorages spending their holidays diving happily off their boat and into a nest of turds. There was one guy in a bay we used to anchor in that always took the bucket and chucket route, and it wasn't much fun when you stepped on what was left behind on the outgoing tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The fuel's fresh. I don't keep the tank very full. It's just been getting dirty.
    Steel tank? I assume it is, as there shouldn't be anything in a plastic one that would make fuel dirty. After dealing with rust and pin holes on a variety of steel tanks over the years, my advice would be to ditch it at the earliest opportunity - if that's what it is.
    Also, kept full, there is less chance of condensation and surface rust.

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    I'd always heard you should keep your diesel tanks as full as possible. Condensation ingress through the breather tube, and there's no way out except via your separator.

    My tank is filthy, the fuel cap is in the middle of the cockpit sole - decades of little bits of dirt dropping in has accumulated. Sometimes the separator looks like its got tea in it.
    I've flushed and blown air and drained, but still some dirt in there. Now i change 10micron filter every 30 or 50 hours.

    My motor, 33hp westerbeke, has three very small filters in it. One on the electric lift pump and two more after that (no idea why).
    I was thinking of removing them all, the finest is 5 microns, and putting a 2 micron filter inline before the motor. Easier to get at.
    Just not sure what that would do to the lift pump if its firing without resistance. I can't imagine it would do anything, the injectors would regulate the flow.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    Steel tank? I assume it is, as there shouldn't be anything in a plastic one that would make fuel dirty. After dealing with rust and pin holes on a variety of steel tanks over the years, my advice would be to ditch it at the earliest opportunity - if that's what it is.
    Also, kept full, there is less chance of condensation and surface rust.

    Pete
    Plastic tank. Just the little portable tank that goes with the outboard. The tank doesn't make it dirty, but it's not guaranteed to come out of the petrol station 100% unadulterated either. I assumed condensation would be more of a problem for exactly the reason that I don't keep it full. There was no water in it, though. Just a very small amount of dirt particles. It wasn't much. There's not much I can do other than more filtering before it reaches the engine... and work on getting rid of the engine altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Plastic tank. Just the little portable tank that goes with the outboard. The tank doesn't make it dirty, but it's not guaranteed to come out of the petrol station 100% unadulterated either. I assumed condensation would be more of a problem for exactly the reason that I don't keep it full. There was no water in it, though. Just a very small amount of dirt particles. It wasn't much. There's not much I can do other than more filtering before it reaches the engine... and work on getting rid of the engine altogether.
    After a Brisbane - Sydney road trip last year via the scenic route, one thing that amazed us were the petrol pumps of a vintage the likes of which haven't been seen on this side of the Tasman in decades. Which implies the tanks underground are equally geriatric, and probably the source of your crud.
    The inline fuel filter will save you untold grief, I put one on all my crappy old bikes and the steel tanked 1970's vintage outboard, but that was to combat the rust flakes!

    Eta, some the "Hi tech" pumps over here now, are the most obtuse %$$#!!! things to use, and not consistent from one station (even the same brand) to the next. How hard can it be? Take nozzle from pump, insert in car, pull trigger. Buwahaha, wrong!!
    Take nozzle from pump. Wait. Wait some more. Just a bit longer.......until the display shows all zeros. Now insert in car, and pull trigger. Fail to wait, and no juice!
    And if it's diesel, on some pumps there's an extra button you can now press, to make it deliver faster (at what used to be normal speed). How to make a very simple thing complicated. But they do come with new tanks every 25? years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The fuel's fresh. I don't keep the tank very full. It's just been getting dirty.


    I'd be wondering why


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I'd be wondering why


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    I am... and wondering's not making the fuel clean. So I need the inline filter anyway.

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