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A suggestion from Sailfish.

 

What did you get done this weekend? Racing , cruising, repairs and maintenance or new construction. Give us a few lines and tell us.

 

I'll start - looked at the rowboat and thought about it.

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Yesterday I mowed the lawns, repaired the broken stays on the hot water cylinder overflow - using an old 3 mm traveller rope (that's why you never throw out old ropes) and put some more patches on the roof and painted over them. Then I cleaned the wheels on the car. Oh yes, I repaired Pedro's gennaker too - most important job of all.

 

Today I scrubbed the waterline of the Ant, and cleaned underneath the boat with my home made clean under the boat thingo and then I scrubbed off all the pollen that lands on the decks and cockpit at this time of year. I've just finished helping my other half in the garden again as clearly all day yesterday wasn't enough :roll:

 

And very shortly I'll have a beer.

 

And in case anyone's interested for the next three days I'll be at an aged care conference - WooHOO! - not.

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Will you be handing out freebies AA :wink: :lol:

I keep being told to wash the Car, but I figure on two points. One, the Dirt is protecting the Paint from UV and two, it gets washed regularly in Auckland when it rains. Looking pretty grey out there now.

 

Wondering why on earth we didn't go get the boat this weekend. Really don't care that it's a bit lame out there, we just want the boat up here now. Next weekend is not looking great again.

 

Yesterday I fixed the Lawn Mower, so as Dawn could mow the Lawns.

Then we went for a good long walk, first of the season. Really got to work hard this year at becoming a little more streamlined so I can look more like one of those keen lean machines like AA :wink: :lol:

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Continued packing gear up getting readly to move - made up boxes to transport gear in - using up offcuts of marine ply. Squid have the better part of a half sheet of 4mm marine ply here if you need it, otherwise it'll get turned into a couple of boxs for carrying gear.

 

Working tonight - will be out on the harbour around midnight...

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I'm shifting the primaries back closer to the helm, she ain't a full crew race boat anymore.

Its a surprisingly big job, each winch weighs 40 kg. Can you believe that ( cos it blew me away)

And of course , the turning blocks have to go back too. :crazy:

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Trundelled round a mountain bike race this morning, didn't crash or collapse, then provided ballast, advice and wake up calls to the young skipper of a Sea Scout cutter while he tried to avoid colliding with the Lowry Bay Yacht Club race this afternoon. Was cool.

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busy weekend! just finished the new garmin ghp12 autopilot install, rewired the engine room electrical panel after a small meltdown (removed trailer plugs from wiring harness!!) and got the strange VSR box in our kitchen now working between both batteries (it came with the boat and I didnt think it was ever working - and confirmed because it now has LED's blinking :mrgreen: ), then went out in the harbor and let the autopilot do its self configuration / setup and then let it sail us around the harbor. We learnt today how cool it is to not steer 8)

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We were busy down at Evans Bay.

 

We bogged, sanded, primed, undercoated the bottom of Airship.

We bogged & sanded the gunwales too.

Removed the pulpit (to have it modified to be scooped in the middle).

We also ate some pies from the Hataitai Hot Bread shop, and I swept and mopped the floors at home and did some washing in between coats of antifoul.

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Built a pair of subwoofer cabinets, twin 21" B&C 21SW152, massive massive cabinets, discovered that my crown plate amplifiers do not drive a 2 ohm load ( as they are supposed to... :evil: ) and then decided to tidy the garage up. Currently there is a huge amount of my garage contents out on the driveway, and I am too stuffed to bother continuing. :D

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Major major major rum race friday night meant a whole lot of holding the couch down to the floor on saturday... That couch would walk away if i got off it, so had to do the right thing and look after it all day. Then today we took mercenary out and dominated the BBYC fleet, then farewelled a very good mate Tommy K who is heading over to europe to join the superyacht circus. A good night had by all!

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Got a call on Friday and wen't to help the old man paint his living room on saturday.

 

Watched the All Blacks lose! (Geeze Ausy played well!) :-(

 

On sunday installed new Water Witch Bilge pump switch, fixed leeking raw water inlet, adjusted jazy jacks, re-ran windwane lines, rewired secondry Bilge pump, topped up oil and cdolant and drilled drain holes in base of mast!

 

Also found a seized open throughull valve (that I duidn't know existed) that was below the waterline and the pipe had no clamps on it! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: Managed to get it closed and added to the haul out todo list!

 

went home happy! :-)

 

SHANE

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i slept, went fast in the javelin, learned that it is quite hard to right a javelin with a kite up, a cracking centre board and while being blown in very close to the rocks. then i spent the rest of the day sulking in my room because my boat isnt here yet.

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i slept, went fast in the javelin, learned that it is quite hard to right a javelin with a kite up, a cracking centre board and while being blown in very close to the rocks. then i spent the rest of the day sulking in my room because my boat isnt here yet.

 

thats why

1.you sail it properly.

2.have two people on the board to bring it back up.

3.dont sail anywhere near rocks.

 

i think the biggest lesson here is not to capsize anywhere near rocks,while sailing single handed in 5kts .... :P

 

any way, went out of manly in the 3.7, turns out it was leaking through a chain plate... again, spent 20mins fixing that

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i couldnt stand out anywhere near the end of the board cause i was i could hear it starting to crack, so 2 people would have snapped it straight off. was a tad more than 5kts when i went over. way faster than you poofs upwind and down! :sailor:

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learned that it is quite hard to right a javelin with a kite up.

 

When you first raised sailing the Javelin on your own this was pointed out to you and lets face it , it was a near flat calm.

 

It just seems to be an unnecessary accident waiting to happen !

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Worked most of it, which included trying to work out how to fit 3 containers of gear into space for only one containers worth. Had a few hours Sunday arvo so gave my bike a small performance tweak then shot up to the local dairy to see how it went. Ended up in Westhaven looking at a 930 that has sort of changed ownership last Friday. Popped down to see if mine is still there, from the beach just along from the marina, the one someone has hacked up with what looks to be a motorbike :silent: , mine boat was still there and looked to be afloat.

 

Saw DDF and Changed out playing. Both looked bloody slow. Yes, I did like that :lol: :lol:

 

Oh and meet the owners of Ballistic. Nice couple and a tidy good looking vessel, probably one of the tidiest downstairs for sure. Damn interesting outboard set-up, quite intrigued with that one. She's joined the 930 cluster in Westhaven, which is almost starting to rival the 88 cluster.

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Saturday: Picked up mainsail with new reef point from Bill, took that and the book out to voom and fitted. Put on wetsuit and cleaned the bottom. Kinda chilly. Tried to fix winch, got grease everywhere, failed to fix winch, took winch off and home. Tried to fit new watertight bulkheads, bolts too short, gave up. Replaced starboard nav light, worked out somewhere to temporarily set up cooker so we can have a hot drink if the simrad 100 is a long slow one

 

Sunday: Fitted bulkheads this time after getting new bolts! Finished ‘proof of concept’ version of temporary shelf for cooker. Mowed lawns, and spent a couple of hours tidying the garage. Still not done, but much cleaner than she was before. After dinner did some glassing on some compass brackets I need to install next weekend. Also managed to fit in the coffee with the grandparents.

 

No wind for sailing, and plenty of sun, so pretty good all round I 'spose.

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learned that it is quite hard to right a javelin with a kite up.

 

When you first raised sailing the Javelin on your own this was pointed out to you and lets face it , it was a near flat calm.

 

It just seems to be an unnecessary accident waiting to happen !

yep but having a centre board that would snap off if i went out past half way when standing on it didnt help much either. the kite was wrapped around the forstay and the top half was just acting like a big parachute anchor. all part of the fun

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but you cant say i didnt get on the wire jordan, when you was trying to get back upright, i was blasting upwind, out on the wire, powered up, could of done with a tad more vang :eh:

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Sat.

 

Launched the boat at the official launching party, involving lots bubbly and some brown bubbly. Christened boat.

 

Headed out of narrow harbour fairway and into 12-17knts possibly gusting 20 knts. 40-50 people watching.

 

OMG. I'm totally hooked. Why didn't someone tell me how fast these skiff things go???

 

With two people hiking as much as they could, the boat was flying. Water everywhere. Christina laughing all the way out and back in at high speed. AWESOME!

 

Sun.

Avoided hangover. Still smiling.

 

Mon.

Still smiling.

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Sat.

 

Launched the boat at the official launching party, involving lots bubbly and some brown bubbly. Christened boat.

 

Headed out of narrow harbour fairway and into 12-17knts possibly gusting 20 knts. 40-50 people watching.

 

OMG. I'm totally hooked. Why didn't someone tell me how fast these skiff things go???

 

With two people hiking as much as they could, the boat was flying. Water everywhere. Christina laughing all the way out and back in at high speed. AWESOME!

 

what is this "skiff thing" that you talk off ? sounds fun :P

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Sat.

 

Launched the boat at the official launching party, involving lots bubbly and some brown bubbly. Christened boat.

 

Headed out of narrow harbour fairway and into 12-17knts possibly gusting 20 knts. 40-50 people watching.

 

OMG. I'm totally hooked. Why didn't someone tell me how fast these skiff things go???

 

With two people hiking as much as they could, the boat was flying. Water everywhere. Christina laughing all the way out and back in at high speed. AWESOME!

 

Sun.

Avoided hangover. Still smiling.

 

Mon.

Still smiling.

 

:thumbup: :thumbup: Excellent stuff Dr. W. Great little project that one with good skills all round. Glad it goes as good as it looks!

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Sat.

Walked around the helideck again in the sun, watch whales and dolphins.

Then went to the moonpool to watch the sea snake.

Watched the ABs lose. Got ridiculed by Australian crew and was lucky not to lose large amounts of money.

Sun.

Cut the Seasnake in half recovering the dive Bell. Sorry buddy. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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scrubbed starboard (galley) hull front to back. Scrubbed decks. Patched bow from anchor dragging altercation. Boring. Made mounting for LED projector to go under deck tent. Much more interesting!

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