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  1. according to Ron, the beams had not failed, rather some of the bolts fixing them started coming loose but JM did nothing and eventually they fell out. Rumour has it that Tigress was recovered and is/was based somewhere in Newfoundland Canada
  2. and this book as well https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/emergency-sex-and-other-desperate-measures-9781446408254
  3. I can only assume that was before Phil Twyford got involved with Oxfam!
  4. In my view the new commissioner is a slightly less obnoxious version of Bush, selected primarily for his political obedience. The problem with modern police forces, like the military, its the best "politicians" who get to the top, not the best operators
  5. https://www.sailmagazine.com/racing/breaking-americas-cup-chaos-amidst-spying-and-allegations-of-misconduct-for-emirates-team-new-zealand
  6. Fish, still drifting, there are a range of nesting dinghies here https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/new-store/plans-and-kits/dinghies-and-tenders/
  7. here's what the gas regs say 3.4.3 Boats A cylinder compartment shall comply with the following: (a) Not be accessible from an enclosed section of the boat. (b) Be designed to— (i) house cylinders and their associated equipment only; and (ii) allow the cylinder to be positioned in the compartment without obstructing the drain in Item (h); and (iii) permit easy removal of the cylinder(s) and the operation of the cylinder valve(s). NOTE: Consideration should be given to the location of the associated equipment when determining the compartment size. (c) Be constructed of material that is water and corrosion resistant. (d) Be capable of securing the cylinder(s) when full. NOTE: For requirements of securing method, see Clause 3.3.1. (e) Be sealed to prevent gas vapour from entering any enclosed section of the boat. (f) The access door or opening shall be openable without the use of tools. (g) Where the access opening into the compartment is other than at the top, a lower vertical return or lip of at least 100 mm shall be provided along the full length of the opening. (h) Have a drain in the base of not less than 19 mm diameter, which is led outboard, without pockets that could retain water, to a point lower than the locker bottom. The outlet shall be positioned such that it cannot be submerged. (i) Not contain any electrical equipment other than a non-sparking shut-off device. (j) Have a sign clearly indicating that only cylinders and their associated equipment are permitted in the cylinder compartment. So I think the answer to your question is no, your idea would not satisfy the regs
  8. Fish - there is an existing thread about Water in Small talk I started a little while ago. Water tanks on both the old house and new house full to the brim and overflowing.
  9. I saw my marina neighbour's just over 1 year old Lofrans winch being taken off his boat not looking in very good shape. Seems they don't make them they used to, meanwhile my 30+ yr old Nilsson soldiers on
  10. https://www.passagemaker.com/the-vetus-maxwell-workbench/how-to-make-your-paint-last remarkable what you can buy in spray cans in USA
  11. IT please check your heading, youse r givin us injuniers a bad rep about hour spilling 😁
  12. a pair of these may be the go for your stern gland nuts, they open to about 60mm. I have one and find it quite handy from time to time https://www.ridgid.com/nz/en/hex-wrenches Just keep scaff tube extenders away from them
  13. I know not exactly answering your question, but I assembled my "go to" kit following the ideas in this article https://www.practical-sailor.com/uncategorized/tool-tips My most used tools are an 8" crescent, fisherman's SS long nose pliers, 4" side cutters, various screwdrivers (nothing special about brands), a minature 1/4 drive Craftsman socket set and some really cheap small Ring and Open ended spanners. A pair of needle nose Vise Grips come in handy from time to time as do captive Allen Key sets, kept in zip lock bags to ward off the rust). All living in a soft tool bag similar to that in the link For more serious work all the big tools are pulled out as required. If you want to look at some higher quality/interesting tools (alot cheaper overseas than in NZ) consider http://picquic.ca/mariner/ https://products.wera.de/en/screwdrivers_series_kraftform_screwdrivers_stainless_steel.html https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=1368&groupID=1500
  14. marinheiro

    Jim Young

    This was John Roy's 58, Formula Express, powered by 2 8V92 Detroit 2 Strokes (hope they had a good sound proofing package!) This is the other 68 Golden Eagle, John had the 68 Magic Express with 2 big Cats and back to reality I remembered I do currently own one of Jim's designs
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