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  1. Don't think of it as criticism. There is a subtle but important difference between critiquing performance and criticising it. In lay terms, the former is about saying what could have been done better, the latter about saying what was done wrong.
  2. Eels in your nether regions? Isn't that a verse from T'was On the Good Ship Venus? Aaaaaaanyway, heater is now operational, and spinnaker socks got a test today because the river was totally becalmed and it was easy to do... The heater is bloody fabulous. Worked first time, not tooooo noisy once its started (first start-up is a bit like an elderly P&W turbine winding up, after that its ok), controls are easy to use once I'd youtubed some instructions. https://photos.app.goo.gl/QRCQ9Po9C8J6vZuL7 Spinnaker socks are in two designs - one with (orange) and one without (gr
  3. what aircraft do - tiny little holes drilled through the inner glazing to provide venting.
  4. was just about to write this. Double glazed (separate sheets into a rebate on inside and outside) during build could acheive the same thing.
  5. I got a couple of small signs engraved using signomatic.co.nz Upside: Easy process, relatively cheap @ about $20 all up (I thought), and I was in control of it all including size, layout etc Downside: The website advised 5 - 7 days delivery. It took 2 months. Upside: Comms were good. When they hadn't turned up after 4 weeks I emailed. They advised they were really sorry, had left their end, post is a bit dodgy atm. Also, they are in Sweden! They reran the order and resent in case it was lost in mail. Downside: 25 days later, still no signs. Contacted them advised t
  6. I'm picking its a pragmatic estimate. the 1852cm2 measure derives from the old 2 square foot, which itself is probably some old bugger's guesstimate of what the capability of glass at the time was. 2000cm2 is so close, and materials so much better these days...
  7. an intellegent and thoughtful launch skipper* would make the considered decision to travel slower then, since 12kt and not quite planing would be the worst part of the performance envelope for the craft. Just like on the road, its a limit, not a target. *granted, a rare commodity
  8. the pawls are the little teeth that stop the drum from spinning backward.
  9. must have been lawyers in another life eh...
  10. I suspect its the capital fairy. Like any business, when you are working hand to mouth the niceties go by the wayside. If you are billing on big items and have bigger capital backing you can afford to hire, train, resource and most importantly manage well. Like everything, there are exceptions. But small businesses tend to stay small for a reason...
  11. I have no idea. The documentation, such as it is, is one A4 sheet of Chinglish that appears to have been photocopied a gazillion times. I suspect that they are all made in the same factory in China - they all look the same on aliexpress. As it turns out I got this one of a guy here who was going to fit it to a motorhome but sold the RV before he got to it. I paid $150 for it. If it lasts two or three years, I've had my value out of it. We are wanting to do more winter sailing and heat is comfort so its an investment not a cost!
  12. Bought 5m of this stuff for my instalation, then decided to change the install location and only needed 1.2m.
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