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  1. Someone told me 7-8 degrees a while back and it isn't large looking at it so I'd think Boo is in the right area. Reaching and the track don't always make the best pairing so while I'm keeping the track I'm also getting into some improved sheeting action. Scars here as well but are shrouding the outboard part of the new track this time so shins crossed ...........
  2. If that's to renew your Vanuatu Rego you may want to read the following. Which started with - "However, someone might like to point out to the idiots giving incorrect information........." And goes on to point out 2 important bits you need to know before booking air tickets. 1 - "if you want to register your yacht in Vanuatu then you will be paying ship fees which will make Cat 1 look like a bargain after a year or 2." 2 - "The domestic small ship registry is not an international registry so is no good to a vessel wishing to sail internationally." which leads to "BP’s registrati
  3. Nigeria. The theory being it's a Commonwealth country so you get afforded some rights in other Commonwealth countries due to that.
  4. Ahhhh..... so much for helping me ignore the fact I have that to do to mine very shortly, Thanks FLC
  5. Not sure about the 830's angles sorry. A few who took their self tackers off are now regretting it.
  6. A thread about little things that can make boat tweaking nicer, easier, cleaner or just better in some way big or small. Maybe gear found that helps. Things like that. Be nice if this thread keeps on topic and things raised by it go into a new thread Headline items to make a quick suss for a specific topic easier. Glass Rash I found I was getting a bit of a glass rash on the inner wrists which was causing wicked itching at times. So on D1's advice I brought some mid length sox and cut the feet out of them. Slide the remainder over the wrists and sweet, rash totally minimised and i
  7. Looks nice, make a great boat for the lads to go fishing with. Hell it could almost doube as NZ's first aircraft carrier as well
  8. No but the motor you have to power them all certainly does. I don't have one of those motors. I'm just assembling my numbers and will be back shortly. First work out shows I have big issues so I'm checking to see if I've made a cock-up somewhere. Last work out had it hell tight but doable. I can say at the moment though that at my best possible rate of charge and assuming no system loses I'd take 36 hours to generate the power you consume in 24hrs. I am working on trying to improve that but I'm also sussing lithium batteries and I believe they like a specific type of charge so that may
  9. Not doubt about too much of that IT, but still some of it Exactly mine as well. The only big exception is my boat, like lots out there, does not have the capability to run what yours does without adding 100's of kilos of weight, which is only bad on all levels. So I have to find other methods, luckily ones I am trained in and have used extensively over decades, again like many out there. And there lies a good challenge for me, I must admit to lazing up by using lots of gadgets during the last few trips. In a offshore race in my boat I'm not delusional enough (just yet) to think w
  10. Oh yeah totally agree 100%. On a pre departure briefing I talk sea sickness and while doing it put a packet of suppositories, a jar of Vaseline and a foot or so of 20mm doweling on the table, them point out if anyone gets really crook I have the cure. It's amazing how many don't suffer after that A fair bit of early trip sea sickness can be attributed to anxiety, especially in newbies. Just be a little cautious you are treating the right thing with the right stuff. Sometimes just getting their head out of that 'I can't see land anymore, I'm about to die!' mindset can work wonders.
  11. Miracles are right in there with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth fairy and smart Australians, they do not exist so don't bother lookin. Some people look at lectronic covered heavy cruisers as perfect boats for lazy operators with a low skill set and no desire to improve them. Those people are about as correct as you are with your folkboat comments. I disagree, to a point, with the race comment. Look at the last TT, for just one example, and you can see why. Again horses for courses. All boats are different, the people using them are different, they are used in different wa
  12. Motorcycle Onesies in the rain............. Oh yeah baby!! The poor mans dry suit
  13. People who chose parties over candidates should be ashamed of themselves. What's the difference between a political party and say Flecthers or Microsoft? Nothing, all are there to get the best deal they can for themselves..... and they all spend moonbeams so their marketing depts can try to convince you otherwise. Actually there is a difference. At least Fletchers and Microsoft spend their earned millions, political parties spends your millions.
  14. It's the software having a hissy fit........ still by the looks. It said it had problems so wasn't posting comments, it seems it lied.... 3 times It's the challenge BK. Sure you can hop aboard and fire up a multitude of lectronics, coffee makers, flat screens, auto charging didos and all the crap many boats seem to deem as 'necessities' these days.... but does it give you the same satisfaction when you get to the other end? Many would say yes but most, if not all of them, haven't done it without. Having done both one is way more of a challenge than the other and with bigger challeng
  15. It's not the size, it how you use it
  16. Holy crap, IT's boat has more computors and lectronics than my entire business uses SatPh is cheap for those who aren't long term cruisers. You can buy block of minutes which last for ages and are cheap. Last suss I was able to get 250min for US$250. Interesting to see Kevin comments on minutes in Aussie, over there seemed to be a stand out as to how expensive minutes were, way more then NZ or the US for the same system, Imarsat. DVD for the odd movie. Music already is on USB's. When you boil it down you can cross oceans with only speed, log, a compass, a chart, a ruler and a penc
  17. Holy crap, IT's boat has more computors and lectronics than my entire business uses SatPh is cheap for those who aren't long term cruisers. You can buy block of minutes which last for ages and are cheap. Last suss I was able to get 250min for US$250. Interesting to see Kevin comments on minutes in Aussie, over there seemed to be a stand out as to how expensive minutes were, way more then NZ or the US for the same system, Imarsat. DVD for the odd movie. Music already is on USB's. When you boil it down you can cross oceans with only speed, log, a compass, a chart, a ruler and a penc
  18. With all my playing to date I'd easily pick red first just for the simple fact that it seems 'easier' on my eyes. The blue is harsher, green is just weird and almost wrong, yellow was a 'why would ya?' and white was similar to the blue, quite similar. I have been careful to use the same power and type of lights, gotta play fair. I think it's not so much what colour you have as it is the intensity of whatever colour you have. In my playing we are only talking very small differences, way less than the photos would have you think, so I'm thinking the picked option will most likely be the one
  19. I will have - Compass - 2 stand alone Speed - part of a std instrument package with manual back up depth - part of a std instrument package with manual back up Wind - part of a std instrument package connected to Autodriver Chronometer - stand alone Barometer - stand alone temp - part of a std instrument package GPS - 2 separate and not inter connected Coms (VHF and SatPh) - separate units Stereo... complete with boom boom upgrade Autodrivers - 2 separate units, with bungy back up. I'm likely to also have - AIS Plotter - so an additional set of GPS, speed, time and compass.
  20. Doh, brain fart alert. Of course the unit needs to see a GPS or it doesn't know what to tell people. What sort of power consumption do you think is a safe number to work on IT? Just doing all of that, close as, to make sure what I think I need to generate is enough.
  21. Can you get just a simple little transmitter that quietly sits in a dark corner banging out your details? I'm not fussed about seeing what's out there but at times I'd like to make it known I'm out there.
  22. There was a thread on this somewhere but I can't find it. This just in from one of the lads I dive with which maybe of interest to some. Seasickness or Motion Sickness Seasickness is a condition individuals may experience when on a moving platform. It involves a general feeling of illness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. It is also called motion sickness. Passive motions disturb fluid movement within the labyrinth and affects one's sense of balance and equilibrium. It is exaggerated when the brain receives conflicting messages delivered from the eyes, muscles and joint sensors (propri
  23. Ha, fancy that. Just this arvo I was also working out how to tweak my hatch and do the same thing.
  24. digesting............. digesting........... struggling but trying.......
  25. A few $10,000's for bullshit smoke and mirrors is nothing in the big scheme B. If they get their way they will be taking many many $millons worth of public assets and income.
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