Splintered

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    Sailing, boat building, flying

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  1. Splintered

    Fireball build part deux.

    Thanks major Tom.
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    Fireball build part deux.

    Thanks for the reply. I’ve mounted the step against the forward bulkhead so that I can get the mast as far forward as possible. The step is long enough so that I can set it aft of the bulkhead about 2 inches. Another Question: the mainsail halyard is cable for a length about 1 foot longer than the mast. This means the if the main sail is fully hoisted the cable to cord (loop to loop) connection is pulled outside the heal by about a foot. I’m concerned that this connection will chafe going in and out of the mast heal. As I see it my options are: cut the cable part down so that the connection is always in the mast, tape over the connection to limit the wear or use heat shrink over the connection so the it limits the wear of the loop to loop connection. Ive replaced the cord part of the halyard with a 5mm modern material from APS. Thanks for your help.
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    Fireball build part deux.

    I’m back at it after training for a marathon, honey do’s and other assorted bull shit. Rule 9.14 says mast needs to be 75mm aft of forward bulkhead. Usually the rules are quite specific as to what that means. My guess is it’s 75mm from the aft surface of the forward bulkhead to the forward surface of the mast when it’s stepped. Am am I being too anal?
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    Plane Missing

    I suspect it got through Malaysian airspace due to incompetence. I'm still curious, if it's not on the bottom of the southern ocean, where is it, the passengers and all their little tracking devices(cell phones)?
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    Plane Missing

    Ok, so where is it? Where are the passengers? Where are their cell phones?
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    Plane Missing

    Forgot to ask, seeing as you are a pilot. What happened? I'm curious. Something really bad, really quick. Every emergency descent has 3 steps. Mask on, turn off the airway and descend. What ever happened, they managed to get the turn in and part of the descent. They all died, the plane ran out of gas and crashed someplace.
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    Plane Missing

    I don't know about air Asia, anyone have the fdr readout? Af447 was the result of confusing flight director guidance, loss of airspeed, flight control law changing from normal to alternate and the captain being on a break when it happened. Colgan , what can I say? Dopes.
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    Plane Missing

    Ah, so what would be the point of stealing a 777 and flying it to DG? As an airline pilot I'm kinda curious.
  9. Splintered

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Sorry, missed about 20 pages of this. Is he still alive?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    [No way. Boring. Way boring. It would be like watching a develop-mentally-disabled person lick the window of a short bus as it moves along. ++++1
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    At least he wont get Ebola out there. . . At least he wont get Ebola out there. . .
  12. Splintered

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I think messages in a bottle have made better progress. . . .
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    How far does this go before he's ordered off the boat?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Every time I open this thread I think of donald crowhurst, I'm not sure why. Why could that be?
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    I see a potentially lethal confluence of the Ebola virus, the flu season and stand your ground laws. Stupid gun nut: you don't look so good. Guy with flu: ya, I think I'm coming down with the. . . . . Stupid gun nut: bang! Bang bang bang bang bang, sound of reloading. . .