Chidz

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About Chidz

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    Sydney
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    sailing

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  1. Chidz

    Weta anarchy

    well, that explains a LOT of things
  2. Chidz

    'creature'

    Master of Divinity
  3. Chidz

    'creature'

    mystery solved - artist identified as Montague Dawson & the work supposedly 'Uncharted Waters' even though there is very little providential study on it
  4. Chidz

    'creature'

    OK brains trust (and our glorious editor) The lovely quote by Joseph Conrad on the front page a couple of days ago had a painting of one of the great Tea Clippers accompanying it [Ariel?]. The question for the prize behind the lucky door: Who was the artist?
  5. Chidz

    Weta anarchy

    :-D :-D :-D
  6. Chidz

    Weta anarchy

    grr - shared link has dreadful font colours. Right click and open new tab & you should be right
  7. Chidz

    Weta anarchy

    and what is going on down under? ... let me show you
  8. Chidz

    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    whoa - what happened to the rig? & who was crazy enough to swim underneath with all those stray ropes to undo the bolts of the floats? That seems a bit dangerous considering they are relatively easy righting using the recommended standard technique (as mentioned by JoeyG) ... but then I wasn't there and don't know what else was going down ...
  9. ref Section 3 of Blue book this is for CAt1-4, not 5 3.12.1 When the particular design of a multihull makes it impractical to precisely follow Special Regulations regarding pulpits, stanchions and lifelines, the regulations for monohulls shall be followed as closely as possible with the aim of minimising the risk of people falling overboard. 1 2 3 4 Where lifelines are not fitted to a multihull or are not continuous, the crew shall wear safety harnesses which shall be attached at all times when the crew member is outside the cabin.
  10. Chidz

    ePropulsion and Torqeedo experiences

    apology accepted ;-)
  11. Chidz

    ePropulsion and Torqeedo experiences

    interesting philosophical discussion, none of which answers matthewwhill's original question ...
  12. Chidz

    Weta anarchy

    Morning Mr AC For my purposes/needs: brilliant. I have a damaged wrist, so have to do most things one handed - especially lifting. When I first got my boat, I struggled putting the mast up, especially if there was any breeze about. The Pivot step allows me to lift and lower with my left hand & the right holds a safety line which (so far) has zero tension on it. Mr Paul is correct re the backing plate/screwing: New holes have to be drilled, but I can reach the back 2 through the hatch and they are bolted - I'm a bit paranoid about these things, broken too many boats over the years. The hinge is not necessary for everyone, but for some, like myself, is a must, and works well. There is a video somewhere of me raising - shall see if I can find it ...
  13. Chidz

    Weta anarchy

    1 x change of undies for Mr Waldon
  14. Chidz

    SCOTW: Granny?

    She & her brother (Michael) were always great sailors - absolute p.i.a. to get near them in Moths waaay back then...