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    idlerboat got a reaction from Black Panther in looking forward to biden   
    So ...KM , hater of all... but denier of everything.. who would thoust have chosen as a president ? 
    Like with your recent NZ  election... saying "none of the above" precludes you from further discussion , because you then enter into personal fantasy land that may be a kind of personal fun , but involves nobody else... ...
    Dealing with reality involves dealing with real people in real circumstances.  The reality of getting behind someone who is better than the "other option" ... Saying "i dont like any of them " dose not absolve you of moral responsibility. 
    Your last reply to AJ O , is definitely like the methods of Donald Trump... Offensive, off topic, ...and all the hallmarks of a Bully.  
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Sabre in looking forward to biden   
    So ...KM , hater of all... but denier of everything.. who would thoust have chosen as a president ? 
    Like with your recent NZ  election... saying "none of the above" precludes you from further discussion , because you then enter into personal fantasy land that may be a kind of personal fun , but involves nobody else... ...
    Dealing with reality involves dealing with real people in real circumstances.  The reality of getting behind someone who is better than the "other option" ... Saying "i dont like any of them " dose not absolve you of moral responsibility. 
    Your last reply to AJ O , is definitely like the methods of Donald Trump... Offensive, off topic, ...and all the hallmarks of a Bully.  
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    idlerboat got a reaction from lateral in Holy Siht...   
    ahhh NZ,
    what a breath of fresh air !! 
    With so much of the rest of the world being dictated too by aggressive , power obsessed, stupid old men.... So called leaders whose main interest is self interest. That "govern" by what a few "friends" may lose rather than what the world needs to gain. That argue that " a market driven world is , the most efficient  and fair system"... and at the same time refuse to cost environmental degradation into the market......  AND patently are so dumb ...that they cant see that this planet is a fragile closed system. Thats not even politics...thats the most basic of science. 
    These dumb old men still need to build "pyramids" ... still need to try and dominate the globe at the expense of all others.. 
    .. ahh yes what an oh so small, but nice breath of fresh air.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Priscilla II in Holy Siht...   
    ahhh NZ,
    what a breath of fresh air !! 
    With so much of the rest of the world being dictated too by aggressive , power obsessed, stupid old men.... So called leaders whose main interest is self interest. That "govern" by what a few "friends" may lose rather than what the world needs to gain. That argue that " a market driven world is , the most efficient  and fair system"... and at the same time refuse to cost environmental degradation into the market......  AND patently are so dumb ...that they cant see that this planet is a fragile closed system. Thats not even politics...thats the most basic of science. 
    These dumb old men still need to build "pyramids" ... still need to try and dominate the globe at the expense of all others.. 
    .. ahh yes what an oh so small, but nice breath of fresh air.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from SpareHand in Holy Siht...   
    ahhh NZ,
    what a breath of fresh air !! 
    With so much of the rest of the world being dictated too by aggressive , power obsessed, stupid old men.... So called leaders whose main interest is self interest. That "govern" by what a few "friends" may lose rather than what the world needs to gain. That argue that " a market driven world is , the most efficient  and fair system"... and at the same time refuse to cost environmental degradation into the market......  AND patently are so dumb ...that they cant see that this planet is a fragile closed system. Thats not even politics...thats the most basic of science. 
    These dumb old men still need to build "pyramids" ... still need to try and dominate the globe at the expense of all others.. 
    .. ahh yes what an oh so small, but nice breath of fresh air.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Black Panther in Holy Siht...   
    ahhh NZ,
    what a breath of fresh air !! 
    With so much of the rest of the world being dictated too by aggressive , power obsessed, stupid old men.... So called leaders whose main interest is self interest. That "govern" by what a few "friends" may lose rather than what the world needs to gain. That argue that " a market driven world is , the most efficient  and fair system"... and at the same time refuse to cost environmental degradation into the market......  AND patently are so dumb ...that they cant see that this planet is a fragile closed system. Thats not even politics...thats the most basic of science. 
    These dumb old men still need to build "pyramids" ... still need to try and dominate the globe at the expense of all others.. 
    .. ahh yes what an oh so small, but nice breath of fresh air.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Sabre in Holy Siht...   
    ahhh NZ,
    what a breath of fresh air !! 
    With so much of the rest of the world being dictated too by aggressive , power obsessed, stupid old men.... So called leaders whose main interest is self interest. That "govern" by what a few "friends" may lose rather than what the world needs to gain. That argue that " a market driven world is , the most efficient  and fair system"... and at the same time refuse to cost environmental degradation into the market......  AND patently are so dumb ...that they cant see that this planet is a fragile closed system. Thats not even politics...thats the most basic of science. 
    These dumb old men still need to build "pyramids" ... still need to try and dominate the globe at the expense of all others.. 
    .. ahh yes what an oh so small, but nice breath of fresh air.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Fully battened main? Lazy jacks? Stack pack?   
    Yep...stackpac and Lazy jacks. (regardless of your batten choice) Makes life so much easier. Full cars will allow you to drop the main even with the wind on...but they are very expensive..
    A two piece stackpac with solid fiberglass rods that connect to your lazy jacks is great for cruising. You can let the stackpac sides drop below the boom and pull the lazy jacks forward to the mast and tie them there. I cut the pieces out for mine and supplied them and a roll of 50 mm seatbelt webbing to the local horse blanket and tarp maker to stitch it up. Fantastic and cheap end product.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Black Panther in UN latest climate outlook   
    I understand facts..I understand various facts, according to various people..companies..political circumstances....
    But...I understand consequences.
    It is the consequences of the " various interpretations of facts" ..that will ...and is...right now..destroying our vibrancy of planet. 
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from SpareHand in what it is...   
    In this strange time, I found this. A New Years wish I sent to my land and water friends a few yeas ago.    I hope it helps those who read it now.         "If your sails tear, may you fix them easily..      if you lose site of land, may a flock of birds guide you back..            If you are wondering what life is about, may you risk a torn sail and losing site of land."   Martin and ******      
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    idlerboat got a reaction from geoff-halo in UNIDEN VHF Radio Error Indicator?   
    hey good for you Geoff..
    as much as DSC with GPS may not seem to be local....it will be.
    and it may well save your life. 
    It really is less about shore based "rescue assets" than normal shipping. International shipping all now must run full dsc gps connected radios (VHF)...
    ...and if you are any distance off shore they are the ones who will be coming to help you in an emergency. They often (in my experience) no longer maintain a reasonable radio listening watch (due to the change in legal requirements with dsc radio) ...but if their alarm goes off ...all hell breaks lose......and yours , now that it is connected will give them your exact location if you hit that button.
     
    So just a bit more back ground...the introduction of dsc allowed most commercial vessels to remove the previous three "radio operators" ..(enough for a 24 hour watch cycle) ..most on bridge personnel now dont speak English as a first language or at all ( they dont pay enough)....saving the english speaker for port communication duties.
    As much as I dont like it, from a commercial point of view it makes sense.
     
    BUT...if you want help...you need to match it with the big boys..a Vox (voice) mayday over vhf may go unheard !!
    In theory a dsc mayday should set off a bridge siren...
    The lon n lat is universal and so is the message.
     
    I am involved with marine rescue...and was discussing this issue only a few hours ago.
    just recently two situation occurred where the distressed vessels where known to be in distress...but not where they were...It would seem so obvious...you just jump on the radio and in your clearest radio voice read off the gps lon n lat on your chart plotter..
    ....Which because the skipper has had a heart attack , is read off by the reluctant and scared first mate as.....the chart plotter cursor position not vessel  position!!.
    So now we have to do a lesson in how to drive a chart plotter ?..or push the button.
    In one case the vessel was finally instructed to set of their epirb...even though they were not "yet" in grave and immanent danger...
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    idlerboat got a reaction from lateral in Ovlov charges...   
    👍 
    The value of what you have done  is more than the out of pocket cost.
    Its knowing your engine better,  Knowing that often the charges for these kinds or repairs are "marine" ...Knowing that often there are other ways.
    So often you will hear ...leave that to an expert... OK...but if you are in the middle of an ocean passage , you may not have access to said expert...Wouldn't it be better if YOU became that expert ?  ....I could say more...but the experts get upset..
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    idlerboat got a reaction from harrytom in Ovlov charges...   
    👍 
    The value of what you have done  is more than the out of pocket cost.
    Its knowing your engine better,  Knowing that often the charges for these kinds or repairs are "marine" ...Knowing that often there are other ways.
    So often you will hear ...leave that to an expert... OK...but if you are in the middle of an ocean passage , you may not have access to said expert...Wouldn't it be better if YOU became that expert ?  ....I could say more...but the experts get upset..
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    idlerboat got a reaction from ex Elly in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from lateral in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Island Time in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Black Panther in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from harrytom in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Sabre in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I have read some very strange things about covid. 
    So first, yes it's real. And yes if you read reputable medical information you will probably be closer to the truth than a lot of other sources. 
    Your NZ government's response has been at the very best. And if you look back in the future at the financial cost, ask yourself this.. 
    How many of your family would you willing kill...And by doing that how much would you charge ? That is a cost starting point.  ..how about an older person.. 50 % less ? What if that person is your mother. Do that before you start talking rubbish about "cost to my country "..  
    Then go read a bit of mathematical principles. Perhaps look at the UK latest statistics. 
    "We should have done nothing because its not a problem l have seen"...is one of the oddest most selfish responses ....You have only a small problem because of your countries exceptional response !! Is that so hard to understand ? 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Neil in Leaving batteries on charge for prolonged periods of time.   
    The batteries will last longer on than off.
    Commercial and emergency battery back up systems sit on a charger of some sort permanently . Letting the charge drop and then running it back up is hard cycling, which has a finite number in any battery system.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Sailing NZ in Covid 19 - Are you ready to raise sail outa here...?   
    Sailing NZ gone  ?
    ....  .oh...
    ...
    .......
    ..    Hope you all had  a very nice Easter.  Stay safe and well..
     
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Zozza in Anchor winch leak   
    I find that the one minute 35 seconds to tie my very tidy winch bonnet on, (and stuff my plasticine in if going off shore) no problem.
    I like full and clear access to my winch ...definitely on deck with no sides, tops or lockers to foul ropes or trip on. I also have a rope capstan (along with chain gypsy) which I use for a number of different jobs. These jobs may have the "pull" from any direction. Be very careful with lose chain or rope solutions on deck. If you have to bugout in a hurry in deteriorating weather this can be very dangerous for a lot of reasons.. 
    My chain runs into a locker , but l have chosen to have the drain go via a pipe to my middle bilge. (Through a collision bulkhead) I dont like exterior drains in this situation because they put water back into the locker in heavy weather..... but then I dont have any below water through hulls...
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Sabre in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-26/coronavirus-covid19-global-spread-data-explained/12089028?nw=0&pfmredir=sm
    This is worth reading.
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    idlerboat got a reaction from Bad Kitty in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    It would be good if the thread drift ( by everyone) stopped now, I thought thousands of people dying was serious..
    If you wish to further reveal parts of your personality, personal political preferences or point scoring..
    Start your own thread...
    Better..go to SA.   This site deserves better .
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