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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What are they and how much? Are they comfortable? I'm always interested in info about hearing aids. Especially ones that don't cost a fortune!
    They are worth around $1800 apparently but as a pensioner i get them free, including replacement batteries and maintenance. They are comfortable and I've gotten use to them quite fast. I have yet to try them out in group of people. The brand is ReSound GN.
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    Behind the ear with a little plastic mushroom that sits in the ear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Behind the ear with a little plastic mushroom that sits in the ear?
    Battery cases are open to turn them off. There is a switch on them but I was told to do it this way. I wore them at a meeting of 5 people last night and had no problems, i could even follow what was happening on the tv in the background.
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    My brother has worn one he claims is tuneable for years, and he reckoned that in union and political factional negotiations he could tune in to conversations he was not supposed to hear.

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    My brother has worn one he claims is tuneable for years, and he reckoned that in union and political factional negotiations he could tune in to conversations he was not supposed to hear.

    Sheila has been asking me for years to get hearing aids. At least I think that's what she's been going on about.


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    Renewed thr rig in my mast this morning, but I don't know how much use it will get. "Recreational sailing" only…………. isn't that what most of us do anyway?
    No formal racing even at club level, toilets but no change rooms (consensus is we'll change in the compound and spectators are welcome to the sights). BYO lunch and beer, single handed or family boats only. Of course by next week the rules will be different, but football parties and sneaks from Melbourne have ramped our daily numbers to near 1500 yesterday.
    I am undecided whether to keep the boat home and sail locally as I have been, or take it down to the club and chance it's availability.
    On new character down here looking at his boudaries plan and noting how much has been lost to the sea is claiming the beach and some distance out in the water and trying to chase people off. I think he should be concentrating on moving his house back some distance, the primary dune isn't and a reasonable storm could see it in the water at high tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Renewed thr rig in my mast this morning, but I don't know how much use it will get. "Recreational sailing" only…………. isn't that what most of us do anyway?
    No formal racing even at club level, toilets but no change rooms (consensus is we'll change in the compound and spectators are welcome to the sights). BYO lunch and beer, single handed or family boats only. Of course by next week the rules will be different, but football parties and sneaks from Melbourne have ramped our daily numbers to near 1500 yesterday.
    I am undecided whether to keep the boat home and sail locally as I have been, or take it down to the club and chance it's availability.
    On new character down here looking at his boudaries plan and noting how much has been lost to the sea is claiming the beach and some distance out in the water and trying to chase people off. I think he should be concentrating on moving his house back some distance, the primary dune isn't and a reasonable storm could see it in the water at high tide.
    Ask him if his name is Cunute?
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    In that area the tide comes in around some houses already following the old chanells that used to run between the coastal scrub, now mostly, illegally, removed. The ground is just a peaty mud, with a 180 million year old lava layer over gravel below.
    I am reminded of some of those 1960's Queensland coastal developments. Great at low tide. You are no longer allowed to buld new in the area, but older properties, some little more than beach shacks, can be sold, bought and renovated.

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    Well, I decided to paint my new red cedar window sill with Awlwood as it's a north-facing window where no other varnish or oil will last. And I want to try it out for possible boatwork. So, I went to the shop and bought a tin of satin Awlwood. I asked if that was all I needed (I knew it wasn't) and .... FMD! I had to get a tin of primer, a tin of brushing thinner and a tin of gloss. All Awlwood products, of course, so all expensive. After priming the wood, I have to put on 4 coats of gloss before I can put the satin on. Light sanding between coats. Luckily Awlwood sandpaper isn't necessary!

    I'll let you know in 5 years whether I think it's worth it!
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    Be nice to know it was awl worth it.
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    Indeed! Oh yeah, I knew there were 5 tins, not four. The other one was Awlwood brush cleaner!! But I don't think that was so expensive.
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    Some years back I asked Mr Sibley to make up a profile for a picture frame for me, and he did. The timber is Hoop pine and at the time I used some timber stain on it that left me somewhat underwhelmed. So I put it to one side, as in stood on end in a corner for some years. So one of the jobs I have been doing is shed rationalisation, the result is the picture frame timber has been retrieved from it's cobweb-infested corner. Out of curiosity I cleaned and lightly sanded a section, then applied some Cetol.
    What do you reckon, looks good?
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    Bit of a scrub and a good rub with a couple of grades of abrasive, then a coat of cetol.
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    This is what I plan to frame.
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    Nice! That's gonna look great!

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    Someone takes the law into their own hands it seems with the Woman who spread a bit of cover around Mt Gambia getting her car torched!!

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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    https://YouTube.be/K5T93tp4ZG0

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    ^ from the u.s. -

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    oh, well.

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    Finally getting some good rain.
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    Tom Robinson is planning to row across the Pacific
    Take two on Tom capsize test after my first failed attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    ^ from the u.s. -



    oh, well.
    Tom is planning to row from Chillie to Aus.

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    Chile
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    My daughter has flown up to Ballina from Melbourne to spend time with her mum who has cancer. Jarrah is double jabbed and decided to self-quarantine in Ballina just to make sure she wasn't infectious...doing the right thing. Today she finds out the bloke in the unit downstairs has tested positive for covid! Luckily there are no shared facilities.
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    I was looking through a Whitworths catalogue last night. I need to make a boom for the TS16 at some stage and I remembered that Whitworths sold boom fittings. Not anymore it seems, it fact the range of do it yourself stuff seems to have diminished quite a lot over the years.
    Or, am I just not looking in the right place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Tom is planning to row from Chillie to Aus.
    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Chile
    ah, thanks.

    and helluva row, eh? Phew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I was looking through a Whitworths catalogue last night. I need to make a boom for the TS16 at some stage and I remembered that Whitworths sold boom fittings. Not anymore it seems, it fact the range of do it yourself stuff seems to have diminished quite a lot over the years.
    Or, am I just not looking in the right place?
    Not much at Whitworths, and most dinghy parts people in Aus sell stuff for smaller racing dinghies mainly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Not much at Whitworths, and most dinghy parts people in Aus sell stuff for smaller racing dinghies mainly.
    I really miss the 2nd hand chandlery. There used to be one in Manly on Moreton Bay, it's now a very fashionable and expensive restaurant.
    I'm not ready for it but I'm going to need a gooseneck for a boom at some stage.
    More heat gun, paint scrapper and sanding today.
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    Getting Jim ready for the Vintage Regatta with a small jib flying of the Kevlar bow sprite. I may consider running a couple of dyneema stays to stabilise the mast .

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I'm not ready for it but I'm going to need a gooseneck for a boom at some stage.
    How about the Hartley or similar FB pages? - might be worth an ask.
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    Getting Jim ready for the Vintage Regatta with a small jib flying of the Kevlar bow sprite. I may consider running a couple of dyneema stays to stabilise the mast .

    47465E5F-BF56-4A42-A95C-0BB1C7CBDD28.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I really miss the 2nd hand chandlery. There used to be one in Manly on Moreton Bay, it's now a very fashionable and expensive restaurant.
    I'm not ready for it but I'm going to need a gooseneck for a boom at some stage.
    More heat gun, paint scrapper and sanding today.
    Get a Riley catalogue and probably a Constant catalogue. Whitworths will order in if you can't buy direct.
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    Well after my little grumble I looked a little harder and found a supplier for what I will need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Well after my little grumble I looked a little harder and found a supplier for what I will need.
    I have got some stuff from these guys before too - very good and efficient. https://www.skiffgearonline.com.au/
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    I have got some stuff from these guys before too - very good and efficient. https://www.skiffgearonline.com.au/
    They do have what I will need, and the prices are reasonable.
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