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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
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    Unusual behavior !!!
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    That would be it. Is it a Youtube thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Keep Turning Left????
    I think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    She took the carport?
    Yeah I put my foot down she wanted to take the fridge and a couple of lead light windows as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Keep Turning Left????
    Correct. I've been chucking money at him and downloading a series at a time.
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    Tom, I noticed on Facebook that the Wooden Boat festival organisers have the details of a number of people wanting to crew from Syd to Hobart. That may help with your crewing problem. They suggest emailing them if your interested.

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    Well done Brett !
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    Peter you home next Wednesday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett D View Post
    Tom, I noticed on Facebook that the Wooden Boat festival organisers have the details of a number of people wanting to crew from Syd to Hobart. That may help with your crewing problem. They suggest emailing them if your interested.
    Yes, I saw that too and commented on the FB post suggesting they contact Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Phil's comment 'a three hour cruise' was a lift from the opening tune of an American sitcom we had here called Gilligan's Island where a bunch of incompatible people get marooned on a desert island.

    I can imagine it would be difficult and potentially very frustrating finding crew for a long voyage on a small boat. I'll keep asking.

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    Right I missed that one altogether.

    Despite burning the candle at both ends and the middle today I had a good day today WB runner chain plates are finnally back on ,and pulled the old wet exhaust riser in order to install a symphony break for bilge pumps attached to the riser.

    Finnally I had some feedback from a crew member that is genuinely interested in my trip,now just to find out if he can get the time off.

    Topping of the afternoon I picked up an Acorn sailing dingy in Brisy and despite it being 2.5 inches over specs in length I made it fit on WB foredeck. No doubt there will be the odd curse directed at this foredeck obstruction but looking at the bright side I will have plenty of seating space up there while doing sail changes.

    Haven't come up with a name for the Dink yet but I did manage to christen her combination of very strong winds and swell darkness setting in and an oar in the wrong place , luckily I left the phone ashore and managed to keep the remote more or less dry.

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    How about Coracle seeing the mother ship is Wee Barkie? Or Cork, as in 'tossed about like...'?
    Or maybe an aboriginal name for a bark canoe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett D View Post
    Tom, I noticed on Facebook that the Wooden Boat festival organisers have the details of a number of people wanting to crew from Syd to Hobart. That may help with your crewing problem. They suggest emailing them if your interested.
    Thanks Brett for that great suggestion looking at that site It will undoubtedly be more effective and specific to my needs than my adds posted the last three weeks.

    Also officially starting holidays today with three month of long service commencing in January ,which should relieve a lot of pressure that has been building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Peter you home next Wednesday?
    I think so, I'll phone you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I think so, I'll phone you.
    Okay. Either that or Thursday but I think you do town on Thursdays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    This is the actual item I sent Felicity a link to. No reason to think it's the best, there's about a gazzilion of them on eBay. As mentioned above, I think one with bypass diodes is best. Looks like this one does have that.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12V-200W-...YAAOSw5cNYNUt~
    I may be wrong but I don't think modern ones are fitted with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Okay. Either that or Thursday but I think you do town on Thursdays?
    Sometimes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I may be wrong but I don't think modern ones are fitted with them.
    Don't know really. I just read somewhere that by pass diodes are good, as without them one cell in shade shuts down the whole panel. If it has bypass diodes 2/3 of the panel keeps making amps. Different thing from blocking diodes, which stop them leaking at night. I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Thanks Brett for that great suggestion looking at that site It will undoubtedly be more effective and specific to my needs than my adds posted the last three weeks.

    Also officially starting holidays today with three month of long service commencing in January ,which should relieve a lot of pressure that has been building.
    3 months! That's great!

    Rick

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    I've had a busy week volunteering, and a busier one next week to come. I've managed to get into the shed and rip down some teak to use as edge cover trips where Romana's cuddy top and sides meet. I'll steam a bit of curve into them so they don't tend to rip themselves off the cuddy.

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    I visited the local glass shop and they kindly gave me piece of toughened glass ( from an old sliding door) big enough to bridge my solar hotwater panel.... the one the hail broke last week. It will over lap a little but I'll just silicon it in place. The quote for piece of toughened glass cut to fit and toughened was $570. This isn't as neat but it will work just as well.

    I'm happy . They had 3 glass doors with sheets 900 x 1800, free if I wanted them. I didn't but if someone was building a workshop they would be very good indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Don't know really. I just read somewhere that by pass diodes are good, as without them one cell in shade shuts down the whole panel. If it has bypass diodes 2/3 of the panel keeps making amps. Different thing from blocking diodes, which stop them leaking at night. I think.
    Correct. Modern regulators normally fulfil that function now...I think? I really must brush my knowledge of PVs.
    If I lived in SA I would be buying a stack of ex grid PVs, an inverter and a bank of batteries and going stand alone. Given the cost of grid power and it's unreliability I reckon a stand alone system would pay for itself in a matter of a few years.
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    Taking some bird feeder tables up to Tweed on Monday to sell. I'm going to take some photos of Redwings cockpit and see if I can "photoshop" the alterations I want to do...except I will be using Gimp or similar to do it. Last time I had a copy of Photoshop it was version 5.
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    Gawd, had a super stressy week at work, and worse to come next week .
    The customer of a customer suddenly came up with an 11th hour requirement on a project, that they could have told us about a year ago, and that our product has no easy way of meeting. At least not on a weeks notice.
    Add to that the fact that we have no way of verifying the possible workaround, short of trying it on site. Oh, and a 2.8MW (yes, mega watt) motor is involved, so getting this wrong is potentially not going to end well.
    Anyway, yours truly gets to front the end user next week for the trial, involving an overnighter at a site where the politics, bs and engineering problems are rife. Definitely not the way I wanted to spend the last full working week of the year.

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    Sounds like a Defence project

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    He count possibly say.....................

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    Here's a photo of the excavator I hired, the jaw above the bucket is a winner !

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    Slight problem with my new carport...I'd forgotten how difficult it is to park there. Oh well it'll do till I build a better one elsewhere. I suggested to Kez I turn it into a little cabin for visitors.
    Last edited by WX; 12-10-2016 at 04:43 AM.
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    A good idea, I need more visiting daughters and families accommodation too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Here's a photo of the excavator I hired, the jaw above the bucket is a winner !

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A good idea, I need more visiting daughters and families accommodation too.
    NOT before you've finished Jim and gone for a sail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Slight problem with my new carport...I'd forgotten how difficult it is to park there. Oh well it'll do till I build a better one elsewhere. I suggested to Kez I turn it into a little cabin for visitors.
    I got all the battens on it today but it's going to be a little while before the iron goes on so it has a temporary tarp roof at the moment, which actually looks okay. Kerry commented on the word temporary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    NOT before you've finished Jim and gone for a sail.
    I'm not going to, they can pitch tents if too many arrive simultaneously !
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I got all the battens on it today but it's going to be a little while before the iron goes on so it has a temporary tarp roof at the moment, which actually looks okay. Kerry commented on the word temporary.
    We are planning to build a room between our house and a little stone building behind it. Plans are in with council. It's about 5m x 5m. In the meantime we have battens and a temporary tarp on top, and old iron and some old aluminium framed windows (no, spell check, not Windows) as a wind break on one side. Just going on 3 years now.

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    Off to the boat later today to continue with the slowest topside crack repair in the history of the world. Felicity said why don't you take the solar panel with you? So I opened the box, and it is indeed a solar panel. With 2 free led strip lights thrown in. (I reckon they ware worth at least $1.00) Did a test. In the lounge room, with the lights turned off, and 2 blankets over the panel, one wool and one mohair, the panel still runs a strip light. Good to know.

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