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#1441 wheels

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:16 AM

Ouch.
How??


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#1442 lizalonzi

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:17 AM

ohhhh no! I thought it was rough when I had to take my mom to the emergency optometrist for supergluing her eye shut (turns out superglue can come in little bottles that are identical to eye drops). That was solved by a lot of vaseline.

 

I hope you recover fully!

 

And yes... how?!

 

 

 

 

Current achievements: 3 coats of primer and a sanded hull that's now back bobbing around in seawater. I hauled out yesterday and was just about to open the tin of antifoul when the storm that had been threatening Auckland made good on its threats and shat all over Merc, me, and my best-laid plans. the fellow who booked the floating dock this morning was unable to shift his booking later, so I had to re-launch at my scheduled time and re-book the dock for the afternoon. I have a feeling I'm about to spend more on this than it would have cost to pay someone to do it. I'd like to go back to sailing other people's boats now please, hahaha.


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#1443 lateral

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:06 AM

Wow, badluck!

You tend to get casual dealing with corrosive hardener after many mix cycles.

 

I learned early to turn the bucket away from my face and go slow and methodical while stirring as when still a teenager flicked some MEKP into a mates eye several meters away.

Instantly grabbed a pint of milk nearby and upended it on his eye. Did the trick.

Got to watch those almost invisible bubbles that float off the mix and hover around too.

Good case for PPE. Not that I'm that overboard on that.

All the best for a full recovery.


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#1444 DrWatson

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:59 PM

Ouch.
How??

 

The bridge of my nose is so damn broad that most, if not all, safety glasses don't fit down on my face properly - offering vast protection to my eyebrows but unfortunately leaving a small gap between the cheekbone/lower eye socket and the bottom rim off the glasses.

 

In this instance I was running late, mixing a small batch in a pottle (paper mixing cup), I'd just added the hardener, which is lower density and more liquid than the resin and pools on top, and as I began to paddle around with the stirring stick I managed to splash a little out - right through the aforementioned gap. Chance in a million.

 

Nonetheless, risk is not only a product of probability, but also of consequence. R=P*C

If the consequence is catastrophe, then the risk value is higher.

 

ohhhh no! I thought it was rough when I had to take my mom to the emergency optometrist for supergluing her eye shut (turns out superglue can come in little bottles that are identical to eye drops). That was solved by a lot of vaseline.

 

I hope you recover fully!

 

And yes... how?!

 

The ER ophthalmologist also related to us a similar story! 

 

Wow, badluck!

You tend to get casual dealing with corrosive hardener after many mix cycles.

 

I learned early to turn the bucket away from my face and go slow and methodical while stirring as when still a teenager flicked some MEKP into a mates eye several meters away. 

Instantly grabbed a pint of milk nearby and upended it on his eye. Did the trick.

Got to watch those almost invisible bubbles that float off the mix and hover around too.

Good case for PPE. Not that I'm that overboard on that.

All the best for a full recovery. Cheers

Yep casual/complacent. It slips in as you get comfortable working with these things. Good idea to actually read the MSDS for the more nasty things you have lying around - just in case.

PPE helps to reduce (not eliminate) risk but doesn't necessarily make things safe. A little bit of reading studies around in the medical journals one can conclude that serious chemical eye injuries in industry occur regardless of whether the patient was wearing safety glasses or not, there is no significant difference. I guess if you catch a bucket full of caustic soda solution in your face your glasses are going to do nothing. Like a lifejacket while solo sailing in the southern ocean.


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#1445 Black Panther

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:29 PM

Got back to the boat about 10 mins ago and had a fur seal pop up between the dinghy and our boat. Living aboard is great.
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#1446 DrWatson

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:21 PM

Got the sh*t kicked out of us crossing from Dokos to sounio . 25-gusting 30 NNE sounds ok until you add the washing machine. Waves from 4 diff direction.... took 9h to do 43 miles
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#1447 Brien

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

Probably the Meltemi winds this time of the year. We sometimes waited days for windows, to move. You passed Poros but it is worth a visit if you are returning the same way. "SailingIssues.com" looks like a good reference site for cruising this area. Would love to be back in Greece.
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#1448 Steve Pope

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

Poros, Spetses, Hydra, all good, or at least they used to be a life time ago. Meltemi certainly lets you know it is there,, as Brien says, if you can, wait it out. At times even the island ferries stop.


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#1449 DrWatson

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:52 AM

Unfortunately we did not have time to wait it out. The boat was due back on Saturday morning and the meltimi was to be already very strong on Friday. Cyclades was forecast +35 on Friday, and Saraonic bay 12-16. So we left the cyclades (Kythnos east) on Thursday and headed west past hydra to dokos, little bit of motoring across the dead zone picked up a nice southerly to give us a genny run into dokos.
Perfect cruising. Wind clocked round to just shy of N in the morning, still gentle. Headed out of dokos about 10am in flat water but with alternate gusts up to 20 then back to 5. Bit tricky. Cleared the point and picked up a steady 16 from 340T letting us charge across on a good reach at about 9-10 knots, 060T. About a third of the way over it rose up +2 Beaufort above predictions clocked to 020T and the sea turned washing machine. The fun began. The pogo stops almost dead punching into the short steep seas unless you keep it powered up - which makes it pretty uncomfortable for the younger crew members and those less experienced (read nil). So we changed down, headed up and slowed up to make it more comfortable, with a little motor sailing sometimes steering up to 20T in the puffs.

Other observations from a week on a Pogo36:
I couldn’t get any speed up if trying to point in less than 12-13knts wind in sloppy seas. couldn’t really move when above 60degrees true. Probably a combination of me still learning the boat and generating power and momentum. So might as well get out the code zero and keep the power up.
The Thing points high (35-40) and fast in flat seas even with two reefs and the staysail in just 14 knt.
200L of water disappears very quickly when 4 adults and a teenage girl are aboard. Anyone got some watermaker recommendations?
When it’s 35 degrees outside, inside it’s almost intollerable. If you motor at all in that heat the technical/motor room gets hot and keeps the two aft cabins uncomfortable we’ll onto the night.
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#1450 Island Time

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:05 AM

Just a learning curve for the boat I reckon!  Make the other fill the water by carrying 20 ltr jerry jugs as far as possible, then see how you water use reduces :-)


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