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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Not by any stretch was it THAT cold! Didn't even have a light frost.

    Waaaay back in the 80s I bought a double cassette recording of Blue Water- Seagoing Australians by Peter Fry. It's the only cassettes I've kept. Well I bought a little cassette recorder that converts cassettes to MP3 files...it arrived today and I've started recording them. Sadly it looks like one side is corrupted, which doesn't bode well for the other 3.
    Some time back I borrowed that recording from the local library, actually come to think of it that was maybe 25 years ago and it was pretty ancient then, but nevertheless, see what you can dig up in your library to regain the stories not working on your cassettes.

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    A bit of damage at Robe......and a H28 dragged its mooring and met with a couta boat's bow sprit in Sorrento. Damage to the bow sprit and H28 transom. I decided thismorning it was time to get my boat out of the water and into the yard at WBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    The little one on top would look good on Redwing, what is it?
    Nutshell pram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Nutshell pram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    A bit of damage at Robe......and a H28 dragged its mooring and met with a couta boat's bow sprit in Sorrento. Damage to the bow sprit and H28 transom. I decided thismorning it was time to get my boat out of the water and into the yard at WBS.

    Better wait a few days for the weather to settle. We are sending more over.

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    PS, Jeff I'm not sure of the practicalities of collecting that boat. It's heavy, not on a trailer and quite fragile. I wouldn't want to turn up at your place with a bundle sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Better wait a few days for the weather to settle. We are sending more over.

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    The wind went west for an hour or so yesterday morning and that provided the shelter i needed to take her out. I'll post the rest up on my thread in Building and Repair : Warana 11 Blairgowrie Victoria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    PS, Jeff I'm not sure of the practicalities of collecting that boat. It's heavy, not on a trailer and quite fragile. I wouldn't want to turn up at your place with a bundle sticks.

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    I have bailed, If I could have gone to get it myself I have a suitably fitted trailer, a few blokes and an old sail to lift etc. But I think not, I've given away 3 boats this year and still have 3…………...

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    Good decision Jeff, I reckon! But please keep looking ....

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    Happiness is lots of firewood.

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    Love firewood. This came down last night.

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    Good day for working inside today. Before and after. Probably do the second coat on Sunday. I think I should have taken more care about paint fumes.

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    No firewood for us so far, but we have a couple of years supply already stacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Some time back I borrowed that recording from the local library, actually come to think of it that was maybe 25 years ago and it was pretty ancient then, but nevertheless, see what you can dig up in your library to regain the stories not working on your cassettes.
    Just discovered why it went blank, the tape snapped...out with the stickytape.
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    Shake the tape around a bit and wind it forward with a biro to see if its moving freely. If all is ok fast forward one side completely before playing. To check if the tape is shredding check the tape heads after playing for 50 sec or so. If there is some gunk on the heads the tape will need baking. Most likely after re tensioning it will play fine. Ive just baked a reel of tape from a live recording i did of Mick Rudd's Ariel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Shake the tape around a bit and wind it forward with a biro to see if its moving freely. If all is ok fast forward one side completely before playing. To check if the tape is shredding check the tape heads after playing for 50 sec or so. If there is some gunk on the heads the tape will need baking. Most likely after re tensioning it will play fine. Ive just baked a reel of tape from a live recording i did of Mick Rudd's Ariel.
    I'll need to pull it apart first and splice it. What does baking meal? Just played the other tape and there is a fair bit of static so this idea may not be worth it. I see Amazon and Ebay have 2nd hand copies of the book quite cheap.
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    I'd go with the Amazon option but for your info, when a tape is old they can take in moisture. It depends of the formulation but the result is the tape shreds when played and on the larger reel to reel machines they simply stop. When you look at the heads the capstan and guides there is brown gunk or flakes on them that needs to be cleaned off. You use isopropyl alcohol on the heads and metal guider but not on the rubber of the capstan as it will melt the rubber. You remove the moisture by baking the tape for 24 hours on very low temp. A gass oven is no good as there is moisture released when gas burns, so something like a food de humidifier or light bulb in a box.
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    Another question on something different. I need to replace the flashing around my flue where it exits the roof. At present I have the flue (chimney) and an outer flue which has always had a problem leaking between the two...they don't make the seal that goes between them anymore. I'm wondering if I can do away with the outer flue and just use one of those chimney boots on the chimney itself?
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    On ours the hat covers the inner and outer so no water gets between.

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    Same here, there is no seal between them.
    Big hail squalls with intermittent sunshine and a strong southerly here. About 7c in the shade.

    (Thereis agitation amongst the Regatta committee to move our meetings to the pub till the weather improves. One member in Wales at present and another in Italy agree, they'll find a local pub as well. Skype will do the rest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    On ours the hat covers the inner and outer so no water gets between.

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    That is possible cut I’d have to cut them down. I’d prefer to just trim the outer down close to the roof and just have the boot on the chimney flue itself. I just wondered how the boot rubber would go in contact with the hot chimney.
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    We spent the morning testing new auto inflation life rings over distances ranging from 5m to 15m. We had to throw them as close to a floating fender as possible. I hit the fender a couple of times.
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    Not well I'd say, even season by season.

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    I had one that was a ball undeployed. Easy to throw accurately, but a one use only device. I had occasion to throw it to a struggling child.
    http://myboatsgear.com/2017/01/07/th...ation-devices/
    Throwstick looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I had one that was a ball undeployed. Easy to throw accurately, but a one use only device. I had occasion to throw it to a struggling child.
    http://myboatsgear.com/2017/01/07/th...ation-devices/
    Throwstick looks good.
    These inflate, so once used you have to replace the cylinder and the activation cap. We went through six lots today. Very compact and easy to throw.
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    I think it would fail. Why not do it the way it's meant to be done? Sorry, I'm back on the flue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I think it would fail. Why not do it the way it's meant to be done? Sorry, I'm back on the flue.

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    That is why I'm asking questions, I don't know how it should be done.
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    Does anyone think I can live a fulfilled and worthy life without this? Currently at $79 on Gray's Online but it has a few days to run yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    That is why I'm asking questions, I don't know how it should be done.
    I think on mine the inner and outer flues are the same length, or maybe the inner is a tad taller, and the hat just slips into the inner, and has a lower fringe, below the actual hat, which extends out beyond the outer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Does anyone think I can live a fulfilled and worthy life without this? Currently at $79 on Gray's Online but it has a few days to run yet.

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    That looks as dangerous as hell! Of course you should buy it.


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    We're sitting in a solid 20 knots + and we're fairly close to the beach. Offshore thankfully. But it has been sunny and the water is transparent. Maybe another day of breeze and we'll be back to toasting.

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    The cat that flipped wasn't the one I feared it may have been. I'm glad about that but it's tragic nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    The cat that flipped wasn't the one I feared it may have been. I'm glad about that but it's tragic nevertheless.

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    I don't suppose you know the name of the cat that did flip do you? I tried to get the name from a news photo but I couldn't work it out.


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    I've rigged a couple of old exhaust fans which have been in the shed for years because they might come in handy one day. Increase my chances of survival putting a second coat of paint on the underside of the deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I don't suppose you know the name of the cat that did flip do you? I tried to get the name from a news photo but I couldn't work it out.


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    Sorry, no. I'll ask around.

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