thorpecameron

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  1. thorpecameron

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    The more affordable ballpark! I think better options than an S&S34 would be a Farr 1104 or 1020. A Bene 40.7 could also be good if weather favoured the slower boats... Interestingly we had a conversation on Filepro after finishing the last Hobart about what it would take to win overall handicap. Initially everyone was saying TP52 or bigger to which I argued we would never be able to compete with the arms race... and the best chance we have to to be at the other extreme with a great rating fully optimised and worked over slower boat and just keep doing the race every year until you get the weather that favours...
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    Fattest boats

    I think this beats it for beam as a percentage of length.... Overall length of 29 feet 10 inches (a smidgen over 9m), she is 14 feet 7 inches (4.4 m) at max beam
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    Overpropped

    Have you checked the exhaust elbow on the motor? On numerous brands they gradually block up over time. I have a Volvo D1-20 and lost top end revs and found lots of black crap came out exhaust if you pushed it hard (overfueling) This quickly got worse over a long weekend to the point I could only go to 2000rpm with out the black crap... Cleared out the elbow and back to normal...more grunt, no black crap. I was stunned by how much the exhaust had blocked up.
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    Taper mast base to fit mast step

    Yeah but I don’t get to spend your parents money the way you do, I just get to fuck your mom. I'm with Max. He gives you a valid reply and you respond like an arsehole. The sectional shape gives a lot of strength under compression. Just think about how you can stand on a empty beer can... but the moment you dent it, it collapses. Cutting the slot and bending has a similar effect to denting the can. So unless the section is massively over the strength required I wouldn't try it. As soon as part of the section wall is no longer in line with the compression force the compression force will continue to try and bend further.
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    Hot Water Heater Issues

    Connect the relief valve outlet to the water tank breather hose... that way any slight leakage goes back into the tank
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    Cockpit Drain Anarchy

    By the the best cockpit drain ever invented is.... the open transom! Also easier access on and off the boat or getting onboard after a swim! Do it! you will never look back!
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    Companionway Washboard

    Had new washboards from Acrylic made as the old plywood ones were looking tired... Took the old ones to supplier and 3 hours later picked up new ones cut to size with edges flamed smooth. All I had to do was switch the fittings over. Cost was not much more than I would have spent on paint! Had a left over set of sign writing so thought why not stick on the washboards...
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    But it was quick! I firmly believe the 4 up crews gain an advantage.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

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    Favourite Boat pic?

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    Hullside paint costs & necessity?

    A much cheaper option for topsides is a vinyl wrap... typically 1/4 to 1/3 the cost
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    Alcatraz

    Well done! Boat looks amazing. Can't believe the transformation. But the cockpit lockers are begging for a lick of paint like you have done to the ones in the cockpit floor.