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Freedom GBE last won the day on July 14 2019

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  1. "Interestingly, while the engine was running, the raw water flow out the exhaust went from a good heavy flow to a much lighter flow and hence why i checked the engine." Water must have backed up into your exhaust and into the piston chamber. Water wont compress. I would put money on the new head gasket.
  2. The number one is tied to a bridle near the back of the engine pod beam that we can adjust from side to side and up and down. The number two has a block on the main beam we don't bother adjust during a race,
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    Aren't leaners supposed to be all luxury. How are you supposed to serve a cup of tea?
  4. Paid and sent the email. The email bounced back with an error message saying it did not arive at some of the recipients, Anyway we will be on the start. What radio channel is the committee going to use?
  5. Lubricate with chain oiil on all moving parts, most often on the main slides, hanks and center boards. It doesnt evaporate like CRC and doesnt dry out like grease.
  6. Agreed. Except I always like what Erice says. You are very special Erice.
  7. Nice. 7 hours and seventeen minutes in the CC, that is a fast cruiser.
  8. At 2 minutes 40 we zip across.
  9. Freedom made it in one piece. The old wooden GBE is now around 43 years old. We saw some good speed in the gusts. Reaching on choppy seas, angle of death, smacking into waves . We got in before dark. Well done to all the 8.5s especially Lucifer, driving it like they stole it. Good weekend all round.
  10. They reported 5+ meter waves. If it crashes through the hatch, I can imagine the force of the water and air inside the boat will be twice the height of the wave. Like the kinetic forces in the blow hole at Muriwai, it spews out water twice the height of the wave. That will pop any window. On some stormwater outfalls on the beach we construct air releases to stop our heavy cast iron covers from popping. Might be worth having hinge type hatches closed on a mechanical fuse and a spring to let air out but not let water in.
  11. We left Fiji on a fastish cruising cat a few days earlyer than Essence. The forecast on Predict wind when we left Fiji was moderate westerlies for the last few days of our trip. The forecast changed about three days in to our trip, we got light easterlies all the way instead. We still had a dream ride down. We could see this storm on the predict wind maps when were about half way, from memory it was following about 400 miles behind us. Essence had possibly left Fiji already when the forecast changed. Then hoping to go around the east of the storm. Waves could have slowed them down.
  12. I look on the water for danger, seldom look up, Anchor lights, steaming and even stern light are useles to me. Red port and green SB light on the bow is all that I look for. The new LED ones are superb compared to the old bulb ones.
  13. 100mb pressure drop in the centre of a tornado could suck the cat straight up then the wind of the twsiter then sent it over the pier. Similar to In the states you often see pick up trucks being tossed into the air. A13 tons object being tossed up like that must be a record.
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