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  1. Seriously! I see a few of these something is wrong out there in interweb land
  2. Oh so obvious ... How did I miss that.
  3. WTF Am missing something here
  4. But what does it do? What if someone hits it ? Has it got a steaming light ? What if Physce hits it and sinks one or the other . Will insurance cover it? Very cool but why ? Is it colregs compliant will it give way ? To other vessels under sail ? Who paid for it and why ?
  5. Yep put in wrong place I did. I should know better.
  6. I've had two go from new motor in three years. I think dry start ups are the culprit ...for whatever reason you have a dry start...barring the maybe faulty one. I have noticed that after a longish period sailing at a reasonable pace...eg quick for a few hours or a dozen or more hours when I start up the donka donka it takes a while to pump...no alarm fitted but my ears tell me!..that hollow exhaust sound of oh f*ck. I have taken to shutting off seacock when I know we are going for a Hoon for hours for example ssanz or whatever. Initially I had a loop with a anti syphon at
  7. When mine shattered in the rough not from heat I made a pattern out of appropriate thickness MDF with the holes for handles and bolts and even drew on the pattern for the blackout round the perimeter and took it to window shop and hey presto turned up one week later exactly like the original holes,blackout and all. Yes there is a fireplace glass but when they identified the remains it turned out to be just toughened glass but mine was the outer glass not the inside glass. And it was cheap like $220
  8. Anyone got one of these like would like to sell or hire? Looks to be the go
  9. My cylinder has a tempering valve to avoid being to hot out of tap. Also I would have thought that the relief should not vent at engine temp/pressure on a modern marine small engine which should be a low psi header tank cap which usually is only about 7psi vs a car which is up 13 psi. Seems wierd...maybe some fuckery going on for it to relieve?
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    Dodger fugly or not

    Yep used that form and bent by hamd.. Only had to use an extension bar once when the tail got short. I used my mockup pvc to make to jog about right and marked 100 mm graduations along it after the main bend and used the opposite direction to create the bow bit by bit. I brought t 6m lengths of stainless so had plenty of leverage but a bit wasteful... Anyway had to try it and it worked. I'm sure if I went for a tighter radius I think sand filling would be required to stop kinks in this form. Of Bending or maybe a groove in the form and the opposite on a roller with lever on t
  11. ynot

    Dodger fugly or not

    Just bent my own 1" stainless... Came up mint without even filling with sand but the radius was pretty big. Just takes a bit of thought and measuring.... Oh and a trial piece.
  12. ynot

    Dodger fugly or not

    Idea... but not much room for that. Maybe get me scissors out and choppy chop
  13. ynot

    Dodger fugly or not

    Ahhh yeah it's a mock up. Best way I could think of to do it relatively cheap. And yup electrical conduit is more pricey than ya would like or expect when paying retail. Normally I keep plenty from demo jobs but got sick of throwing it out so stopped keeping it.
  14. ynot

    Dodger fugly or not

    I hear ya... When cruzy mode never use extras but if I did they sheet across to headsail winches.... See other comment about electric. I really would love it taller but bom may dictate that. Guess could always cruz with the flattening reef which lifts it a little. Bloody compromises
  15. ynot

    Dodger fugly or not

    The clutches can be worked... Just enough for a winch handle but when cruising mode the big electric winch does every thing. Not trying to emulate any open 60 stuff it just seemed to fall into place at that shape,but yes does look that way. Made of super strong electrical conduit and painters drop sheet... Wonder if I'll stand the test of time..........
  16. ynot

    Dodger fugly or not

    Yep agreed. Will go for a yacht and see what lowest boom height really is and see if any more can be accommodated.
  17. Trying to decide if it is to big width wise eg looks fugly. I'm a little stuck between being very small and only over companion way or make it wide and then I can sit beside sheet winches while sailing and be almost covered. My comings to not line up with cabintop sides and flare out a long way hence the width at the back. Ugly or not what do ya think. Any input appreciated Thanks
  18. Haha... I used cluster fark sh*t.... But your enterpreration sounds way more educated and teknical.
  19. ynot

    Foredeck union

    Stolen from Mark Welsh on Facebook page. Awesome pic
  20. Oh... but it makes such a really cool sound.
  21. So yes they can alter certain rules within the club and yes it should be enforceable if they alter the rules they are allowed to. But this particular one is tricky if the boat has finished I guess unless you could prove that it possibly hindered your progress or actions getting to the finish line.
  22. No wrongs done to me as in not out much enough (work gets in the way) but when I have been out over the last 25 years of sailing in auckland I have seen it a lot and going back to what I was imprinted with when very young (albeit probably wrong) and in the absence of not really looking at the rules I guess I believed it to be a rule. Is the club that adds bits to the sailing instructions combined with a rule # plus an addition like . 2 or. 3 making a rule or a suggestion when combined with a rule that exists already. Is it supposed to be enforceable or is it just a suggestion... If
  23. So you could protest if someone did recross?... Wonder how many know about this
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