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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    That dimmer is a beauty Bruce, it makes your Romana even more civilised !
    Thanks Pete. Now if ony they made mozzie repellent LED lights...
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    I've been doing a bit of welding on the trailer, mudguard attachment brackets but it's 33 and overalls are just not fun. I think I'll put it off 'til tomorrow morning early when it will be maybe 25 for a hour or two..
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    She would have been great once. Everything passes.
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    The solar hot water is HOT. I just put a thermometer under the kitchen tap and got 75 degrees. It's been too hot for hot showers so it just gets hotter every day! I'll have to just drain some away, it's getting dangerous .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    The solar hot water is HOT. I just put a thermometer under the kitchen tap and got 75 degrees. It's been too hot for hot showers so it just gets hotter every day! I'll have to just drain some away, it's getting dangerous .
    I almost scalded my hand under the cold tap here this morning. A short length of pipe is above ground on an east facing wall. I thought I'd lost my marbles and run the hot water, but I was wrong, I wasn't mistaken after all.
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    We have 2 solar water heaters. One of them boils over (via its pressure/temperature relief valve) every day at the moment, we turn off the inlet so we dont lose all our rainwater.

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    Gary I'm wondering if the sea rescue mob you are associated with offer post incident counselling/debriefing? I know yours was not a call out, just happened to be on the spot, but something might be available? That stuff can mess with your head a bit.

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    I just finished the brackets, a wee bit cooler this arvo.
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    Hot and humid here too, nothing like up north though. Had a swim late in the day to cool off, no luck - tepid water. Even on the surf beach. I came home early, actual swimming just got you hotter.
    I noted in the weekly Times a week ago there was an article on cropping talking of severe weather planning as "the air temperature is set to rise by 4 degrees".

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    It's lovely now 26C ! I'm up a bit late just to enjoy the cool .

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    Off to Tassie tomorrow to go sailing with my dad. Cool down there. Actually it's cool here now, after a couple of hot ones.

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    It's lovely here right now, 25C, I just wish it would stay like this !
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    I've never really understood why people often migrate north for retirement. Hot, humid, sweaty, uncomfortable. Tropical is nice up to maybe 28C but beyond that, not so much. But then I don't suppose cold is a lot of fun either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    When I was in my 20s I wanted lush green cloud shrouded mountain sub tropics...at the age of 64 I'm not so sure now.
    I my 20s I wanted Tasmania, 10 acres, apples, walnuts, hazelnuts, stone fruit and a big vege garden. Carol doesn't like the cold. End of conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I've never really understood why people often migrate north for retirement. Hot, humid, sweaty, uncomfortable. Tropical is nice up to maybe 28C but beyond that, not so much. But then I don't suppose cold is a lot of fun either.
    There are those who’s bodies can no longer handle the cold and need the heat to function and there are a surprising number of people up here who say they moved here after enduring a life of cold damp winters and so who are absolutely relishing the tropics. Friends who have just moved up from Albany after a cold winter are refusing to go into the A/C as they reckon it’ll take the the next five years to thaw out.

    At least up here you know what the weather will be and lifestyles are established to suit, I guess mid east coast those hot days that are normal up here are a real inconvenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    There are those who’s bodies can no longer handle the cold and need the heat to function and there are a surprising number of people up here who say they moved here after enduring a life of cold damp winters and so who are absolutely relishing the tropics. Friends who have just moved up from Albany after a cold winter are refusing to go into the A/C as they reckon it’ll take the the next five years to thaw out.

    At least up here you know what the weather will be and lifestyles are established to suit, I guess mid east coast those hot days that are normal up here are a real inconvenience.
    They certainly aren't fun with overalls and welding kit on !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    They certainly aren't fun with overalls and welding kit on !
    I did sandblasting/shotblasting for a while up here years back through the build-up, that was fun...... We had two helmet/suit units, one was hooked up to cooled air, one wasn’t - guess which one I got as the newbie at the time.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Off to Tassie tomorrow to go sailing with my dad. Cool down there. Actually it's cool here now, after a couple of hot ones.
    Give my best to John and Ruth.

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    Relevant to me though Pete, I've been thinking about a walk in NZ but realise how unused to cold rain and not drying out I am .I've been reading the Parks Advisories.
    Pete, I thought here might be a better place for this, instead of festering up Tom's Wee Barkie thread.
    Any thoughts about when and where you are interested in walking? Our weather isn't so atrocious (honest) that you cant get a big enough window to do most walks in the dry.
    The exception are the tracks like the Milford, where you book fixed dates and take the weather as it comes. The flip side is you are guaranteed a bed each night, and depending on how much you pay, they even ferry your backpack from one hut to the next for you, and do cooked meals.
    You'll more likely be wet from sweating copiously while climbing one of our hills, than from rain. Most of the tracks that you are likely to do have good huts along the way - basic bunk room type accommodation, and communal kitchen. If you haven't already found the DOC website, this might be of interest http://www.doc.govt.nz/huts

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    Thanks Pete, the thread shift is a very good idea ! If the idea grows legs I'll get back to you, at the moment I don't even have a passport.
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    What do people think of this anchor for JIM, it would be a LOT easier to stow than the Rocna.

    Anchor Sand 13 lb

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    Anchor Sand 13lb

    The sand anchor is suitable for use on sand, mud and gravel bottoms. It provides most vessels with ample holding power. It is fitted with a retrieval eye for the setup of trip lines. The sand anchor is galvanised and stores flat.

    Weight: 13lb
    Recommended Boat Length: 20-24" Feet / 6-7.2 Metres
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    I like those for small boats. Kathleen had one (24') and Romana has one. They hold well in sand if you take the trouble to set them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    What do people think of this anchor for JIM, it would be a LOT easier to stow than the Rocna.

    Anchor Sand 13 lb

    Code: 6013
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    Anchor Sand 13lb

    The sand anchor is suitable for use on sand, mud and gravel bottoms. It provides most vessels with ample holding power. It is fitted with a retrieval eye for the setup of trip lines. The sand anchor is galvanised and stores flat.

    Weight: 13lb
    Recommended Boat Length: 20-24" Feet / 6-7.2 Metres
    It’d be fine Peter.
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    Thanks Greg, I'm sure the Rocna is a better anchor but space will be very limited .
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    What? You need a passport to go interstate?
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    Only if you come from Queensland..............
    otherwise they won't let you out............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    What? You need a passport to go interstate?
    We have rules about boat people too! And dont even think about trying to smuggle any of that damn lamb past biosecurity .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    What do people think of this anchor for JIM, it would be a LOT easier to stow than the Rocna.

    Anchor Sand 13 lb

    Code: 6013
    Price: $48.90
    Qty:
    Description:

    Anchor Sand 13lb

    The sand anchor is suitable for use on sand, mud and gravel bottoms. It provides most vessels with ample holding power. It is fitted with a retrieval eye for the setup of trip lines. The sand anchor is galvanised and stores flat.

    Weight: 13lb
    Recommended Boat Length: 20-24" Feet / 6-7.2 Metres
    Thats what I suggested above.

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    It's delightful here, 26 and overcast !! Wooppeee !
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    It's still better than 37 !!
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    Bright and about 28 here, a few snakes about.

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    It's around 37 c down here at Largs. It's hotter in Adelaide in the city. For some reason this heat seems to have bowled me over. My volunteering program for this afternoon was postponed until tomorrow so I unexpectedly have hours available to put into boat building, but I'm flat out like a lizard.

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    I saw that coming Bruce so have run away to Melbourne. To Tassie overnight on the Spirit tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HS View Post
    An update for Dunc. Looks like a few enhancements are being added, I noticed she was away for some time over xmas.



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