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  1. Ordered from Vulcan. Didn't realize you could order minute quantities of sched tube. Min. charge though. 😒 Fair nuf.
  2. Anybody have an offcut? I need 100ish mm to fab some solid vang brackets. I think the min you can buy is 1m I have 1.5mm tube, but alittle on the light side I thought. C. ash, liqiuid refresh...whatever.
  3. Yeah well to each there own perspective, another out of context post of engineering smugness. Yes, exactly what is your point IT? Nobody here suggested that standard bridge building protocols shouldn't be followed, that the steel didn't need to meet the requirements of the original, the compressive or tensile (or cyclic) loading of the insitu member(s) were not allowed for on installing new member, the methodology of installing a preload in it and that specification peer reviews were unnecessary. What I was lamenting, in less than useful phraseology, was that NZ lags behind
  4. Ta, hate doing sh*t that doesn't work. Not worth stripping UV off and resewing.
  5. I've got a second #2 that I picked up with the UV on the wrong side. Its great (since VP altered luff length) as just a working #2 and save the good one. Can you just reverse the sheet rotations on the furl spool and reverse the spool cover and be hunky dory? Can't see why not.
  6. We could always multiply the safety factor by ten and make it out of titanium and install super computer’s to gauge its effective life, thus making it god proof. He seems pretty pissed off right now. Like framework structures are cutting edge? We are not reinventing. Or have we forgotten how?
  7. Yep, too much navel contemplating, and cuzzy consulting. Get it done, son. Then what can you expect when changing a road sign will cost 250K and take months. In the mean time a school kid could get knocked over. We are paralysed with unnecessary protocol.
  8. I have screen shots of steady 55knts with gusts to 70+ in the last three years, as I have a mooring at watchman. No casualities on the bridge then. I wonder if the microburst was way higher than Jays recording and very localised.
  9. Absolute foot shoot that will have repercussions to marine industry, tourism and our reputation. Hope you're right Mh.
  10. Hell yeah. Begs the question when it’s 25-35knts and you get a 70knt burst in that area can you deal with it? Second time in as many years.
  11. From horses mouth, 50A continuous and 75max short duration 2x6v in series. Regarding Narmada carbon 6v 300Ahr. At 6v, 6.9v Max voltage the internal resistance + battery emf will not allow more than 75A as long as it’s not below 90% Depth of discharge. At 12v and double above “resistance” same scenario. If you up the voltage to more than 13.8 you will get more current and gassing and your AGM will be toast. Ive been thru this before as not what I want. Sabre if you can adjust your voltage they may be just up your alley. Dont know about longevity. Bit of punt as I know no
  12. Arse backward theory deleted.🤫
  13. Sorry Sabre no hijack here as carbon are essentially AGM but carbon variety and as Wheels said a serious contender if they be charged at 0.5C, and you have the means. Also tolerant of Psoc and have a longer plateau at beginning of absorb. Wheels I thought the same but when I called Peter 6 months ago he said to maintain warranty I would have to restrict the 12v series bank to 75A. So I immediately discounted them as a possible as my bulk charge is 110A. I just left a msg to clarify as I’m keen again owing to FF’S being off the cost effective list. Difficult to separate fact
  14. Agreed. I have the charge profile but don't like Max current of 75A with Naradas. Means I have to derate my DIY alternator/smart charger setup so all I get is PSOC tolerance and a longer, relatively higher average absorb current as the Amps/time curve is different. So charge time will be about the same. Hard to toss out $1400 FLA's that are bullet proof too. 2x Fireflys G31 @115Ahrs (12V) $1080 +500 freight +15% = $1817/0.65= $2800NZ Freight will probably be more. Naradas definitely look attractive then at half the price for another 70Ahrs, and no need to change you
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