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    What are you using right now ?
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    Remember I was interested in these for navigation .Perhaps you could use one too?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xplore-iX104...wAAOSwsW9Ywm4V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    I’ll be very interested to see it Rick.
    I'll be interested to see it Rock

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    Is this the Chuck Berry thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I'll be interested to see it Rock
    All will be revealed! It will rock!

    The old one was simply an unregulated round burner on a SS cradle with a very heavy lead counterweight about 300mm underneath, all swinging on two lugs. The new one is basically the same except it'll accommodate the new, rectangular burner and there'll be a shelf above the counterweight for the kettle to be stored, and for placing cups when making tea underway. We have a theory, empirically based, that the wind always picks up just as the kettle boils. So gimballed cup storage is advisable.

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    Sounds good. Balia has a large stainless steel gimballed cradle, originally built for a combo stove/oven I guess. As it's worked out I put a microwave in the cradle, and strapped our Maxie Metho on top of that. Works well. Kettle mostly lives on the stove or in the sink. Mugs on the mug shelf above or in your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    What are you using right now ?
    I was using my phone. After much fiddling around I discovered the laptop had a dodgy RAM slot. Removing the RAM from the slot fixed it. The Hard Drive was acting a bit flaky so I've replaced that as well...so far so good.
    The Toshiba I tried to resurrect has a faulty keyboard. A common problem with Toshiba laptops.
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    I'm being treated to a sail in the final race of the Twilight Racing series this evening, courtesy of a recommendation from a crew member, on Enchantress. Sailing out of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, I have my white shoes (Volleys), grinder's gloves and spray jacket ready to go. According to Met Eye we should have SSE at 15-20 maybe up to 25 knots, and there's a very slight chance of a good end-of-series table position at stake, so I'm expecting a bit of wet and shouty to be happening. No idea what part of the boat I'll be in, but any position is better than left-right-out.
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    That's great Bruce! Enchantress! Very impressive boat!

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    Quiz time!

    What's this?




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    It's quite a large boom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    It's quite a large boom.
    yep, it says: rfnk/media/2017/Boom_zpselxzy4zz.jpg

    :-)
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    Yes That's cheating. What's it off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Yes That's cheating. What's it off?

    Rick
    It doesn't say.
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    Looks like an outrigger pole of a fishing vessel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Quiz time!

    What's this?
    It's Rick looking manly, squinting in the sun and trying to score an LPBC.
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    No, and I already have an LPBC, so there! It is a boom - but what's it off? Not off one of my boats. It's not heavy although I suspect the originals were.

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    Off someone else's boat.

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    Off centre too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Off someone else's boat.
    Beat me to it!

    Couta boat? 18 footer? It's got jaws at one end, but it's light, so an old, renewed and revamped racing class
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    Yep, I'd guess 18 footer too.
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    It's a boom, off a boat. Ta daaah. I win.

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    I had a very nice twilight sail on Enchantress this evening. I didn't have an assigned role but found myself jib sheet hand, which was a bit challenging because I couldn't see the jib telltales from my position in the cockpit. I didn't screw up too often because I've been asked if I'll sail next twilight season. She is a very nice boat indeed. Saying yes might result in delivery trips either side of next year's Sydney Hobart, if I shape up a bit.

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    18' skiff. Long, eh?

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    Well done Bruce. Do they need someone on the other sheet?

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    We were crowded last night, but apparently they've been scratching for crew and cancelled last week, for example, due to not enough starters. Short answer, yes.

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    That's great Bruce!

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    Well done Bruce.

    Can we get some Go-pro footage next time; complete with a uke soundtrack?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    18' skiff.
    Whaddidiwin?

    Long, eh?
    Some of those who sail those boats might say "Not long enough!"
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    Nothing. Perhaps if you hadn't adopted a shotgun approach.


    The bowsprit is about the same length but all the boats now have it in multiple parts that slide together and clutter up the boat while not being deployed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Well done Bruce.

    Can we get some Go-pro footage next time; complete with a uke soundtrack?


    Whaddidiwin?


    Some of those who sail those boats might say "Not long enough!"
    I reckon if I'd tried to publish the ambarrassment of that crash I'd be keel hauled then banished for six lifetimes.

    It was a bit of a shermozzle in the river at the last turn mark, with dead air everywhere in the lee of the terminal and ships. Everyone ended up all over that channel pole at once, and any breeze at all had everyone trying to use it to get round. We were just about to ghost past when a strong gust grabbed the mainsail and rolled us over, the mast lunging into the path of the pole. There wasn't a foot of room to turn into, and we were hard on the nose to clear the pole with the hull, and the pole just leaped up and smacked the mast. The helmsman was devastated, but really there wasn't a better option. We could have just as easily t-boned any one or several of the fleet, and in fact as we cleared out there were a few boats attempting just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Nothing. Perhaps if you hadn't adopted a shotgun approach.
    Shotgun approach? Two stabs at an answer (with reasoning given) is barely a step above a muzzle loading flintlock!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I reckon if I'd tried to publish the ambarrassment of that crash I'd be keel hauled then banished for six lifetimes.
    But that sounded like the most exciting bit! Anyway, the cat's out of the bag now...
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    Crashing into a pole doesnt sound like good fun.

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    It's started raining again! I was getting worried we've been suffering a 2 hour drought !
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    It was not fun at all. There is a metal support structure on the pole that seemed to have demonic scissorhand-like talons which played a chord from the bowels of hell on the shrouds, then ran a terrible jagged rip from luff to leach in the mainsail before releasing the boat.

    Evil sirens that call sailors sweetly in too close, then, conspiring with the twirling fickle breeze, show their wicked nature like a cat with a baby sparrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It's started raining again! I was getting worried we've been suffering a 2 hour drought !
    I'm getting a bit over it and I think it may put the mockers on my haul out.
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