Fah Kiew Tu

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    How to Stop White Privilage.

    Actually, I can't recall Jeff ever saying that or anything you could paraphrase as being close to that, so that's a perfect example of the behaviour he's complaining about. You really should stop it because it's not doing your arguments or positions any favours. Just like a few others here, it's a big red flag that you cannot or will not discuss the substantive issue and are trying to deflect to something you can pillory the OP on. It's basically dishonest and shit debating technique. FKT
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    Diesel Bug and Marine 16 treatment - is it working?

    I own a IH TD9 tracked loaded with 4 in 1 bucket. I don't need it but I've never let details like that bother me. As I told my first wife when she queried why I needed a 3rd lathe. I still have the lathe... FKT
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    American Dumbass

    Hmm - let me think. Which country invaded Korea, China, China, Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, Papua-New Guinea, Indonesia and other places I've currently forgotten? Now just who could it be.....? Before the USA invaded tham, that is? Because it's becoming clear hat in your mind, only the last invasion counts... FKT
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    Let's turn NewZealand into the next California!

    Likely true, after all that's what's happened with the mass migration of Kiwis to Australia... FKT
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    Let's turn NewZealand into the next California!

    That's actually quite funny - I used to live in Tucson for a while and there was no end of bitching by the native Arizonans about refugees from Cali moving over then bitching about everything they didn't like because it was different from where they came from. Then when I went to visit a friend over in NM I commented on how much better/hotter the Mex style food was there and his remark was that it was because the fucking Californians hadn't got that far to fuck up the food yet, unlike Arizona. FKT
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    Keep posting - each one you make demonstrates yet again how little you know. FKT
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    The End is Nigh...

    I would have subjected each & every can of beetroot to the float test. FKT
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    Rig modification: longer+higher boom and more sail area?

    Well, both really. If you're going to buy a used prop, it will already have been bored to fit someone's shaft. If you have a 1" shaft and the prop was fitted to a 1-1/4" shaft then you have a problem. Not an insurmountable one, all sorts of adaptor sleeves are made to deal with these sorts of issues. It's just best to know before you part with money. Ditto with tapers. The lovely thing about shaft tapers is, there are so many standards to choose from though some are more common than others. Again, things can be done, but it's better to know before you go blithely thinking it'll all be simple and bolt straight up. Then there's the clearance issue - how much room do you have for blades to rotate around their axis? I had to increase the aperture in my rudder because the Autostream blades were going to touch when going from fwd to reverse - the prop was bigger/bulkier than the 21" fixed blade prop I had - the feathering hub was quite a bit longer. Actual swept area diameter, if you're replacing an 18" with another 18" it shouldn't be a problem. The prop manufacturers have all this information available and if you're buying new it isn't really an issue - you tell them what shaft size and taper, they machine the prop to suit. Just bottom-feeders like me that have to watch what they're buying when searching the used market. In my case it wasn't a drama, I just machined my own prop shaft taper to suit the prop. It was originally fitted to a 1-1/4" shaft with a 1:10 taper, I fitted it to a 35mm shaft and cut the taper to match. Shaft material cost was only something like $90 AUD, IIRC. As for servicing, mine gets pumped full of grease at each haulout and the anode replaced if it's getting down a bit. One day when I'm on top of all other jobs I'll pull it apart and replace all the O rings etc. FKT
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    Rig modification: longer+higher boom and more sail area?

    I bought my Autostream 22" prop off of an eBay ad. It wasn't cheap used but it was hardly used, really. The seller said he'd pulled it off of the boat and put on his old fixed pitch prop because the buyer tried to lowball him on the price, saying that in his opinion the feathering prop wasn't of any value to him. Therefore he didn't get it and the price was adjusted accordingly. His loss, my gain. Funny thing I picked up a second one meant to fit on a saildrive for peanuts. It's an 18" unit I may find a use for one day. Making a prop shaft to suit the splined hub isn't any sort of challenge. Thing to watch if you buy a used feathering prop, you may need a new prop shaft or an adaptor sleeve depending on how the prop has been machined already. Best to check for taper and diameter... FKT
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    American Dumbass

    Even then, I still don't give a shit. FKT
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    Yeah - a locked brummel splice isn't hard to learn. One of the things I like about dyneema is I can do my own rigging, just as I can with galvanised wire. FKT
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    The End is Nigh...

    Ignoring the cash value of your time, that is. If it has any in your current situation. It's an interesting situation, sure. As long as you're not a participant anyway. You're gambling that you will get a better offer at some point in the future. Maybe if the world opens up again increasing the buyer pool. Shrug. A couple of my friends recently sold their boat for a lot more money than I thought they'd get so what do I know... FKT
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    Yep or whatever superior material replaces that. Which is why I didn't specify an exact material as things change, particularly WRT synthetics. I find the whole slagging off of galvanised wire hilarious. We used to use 6mm diameter armoured data cable to deploy sampling gear up to 5000m deep. It was all galvanised wire with electrical cores. If stainless was superior we would have used it for sure, budget for cable was trivial. Our deep ocean moorings have gone from galvanised to Dyneema these days - stronger, lighter. I can see the day coming for its wide adoption for yacht rigging, it's just a matter of people getting more experience with it. A person I know has just re-rigged their cruising boat with Dyneema. FKT
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    Rig modification: longer+higher boom and more sail area?

    Friends of mine fitted a code zero to their boat. $8K AUD. I've got a big Autostream prop. Love it. Lots of drive yet feathers for sailing and reverse is *damned* effective. You can tweak the pitch to suit your boat and needs. I need to decrease the pitch on mine as the slowest the boat will go is a touch over 3 knots on idle. FKT
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    Whatever. You stick with your shiny stainless bling, I'll use whatever works for me. That's assuming you have any sort of boat. Aren't you the sock-puppet that keeps getting downvoted because you're a trolling stalker? FKT
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    The End is Nigh...

    Oh well, shit happens. It's summer, go sailing, enjoy the boat. Maybe the purchaser will come back, maybe another one will come along. FKT
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    Electric windlass recommendations? 33’ boat

    So if you run 40A rated cable, have a device consuming 1A attached to it, you use a 1A breaker? If you have a 40A cable, have 5 devices attached, each one consuming 5A, do you use a 5A breaker? Because that's how I read what you're writing. I wire things as follows - assuming 40A cable: Battery/distribution point to cable: 40A breaker to restrict total draw to max cable rating. Each consuming device gets a breaker sized to protect it so with 5 devices each consuming max 5A that'd be 5 branches with 5A breakers/fuses. I could add another 5 x 5A devices so in theory loading the wire with 50A if all were turned on & consuming their max current in which case the cable protecting breaker would trip. Which is what it's there for... FKT
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    Electric windlass recommendations? 33’ boat

    Nope, disagree, see my edited comments. As I said an anchor winch is a special case. FKT
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    Electric windlass recommendations? 33’ boat

    Yeah, to be clear, I don't have any problems with what you posted. I was just making the point that you need to size the breaker appropriately. I may well run theoretically undersized cable to this RV winch I bought because I know damned well I'll never be using it to its rated capacity. I've a run of 415V 3 phase cable here going down to my dam. 32A per phase is quite conservative on shorter runs, could pull this within the guidelines over the distance I've run it. But as it's bundled with the other conductors in buried conduit, I put a 20A breaker on the line. Just to stay well within safety margins. Interesting that the motor overheats first - indication of excessive voltage drop I'd suspect. EDIT: AFAIK nobody sizes breakers to protect the consuming device (motor). It's always done to protect the cable. If you want to protect the motor, you add a local fuse/breaker sized appropriately. An anchor winch is sort of a special case because it's most likely to be the only power consuming device on that circuit and therefore the cable protecting breaker is also the motor overload breaker. Now if you needed only say 60A for a single device and ran 200A rated cable, it'd be prudent to just use a 60A breaker in that case. FKT
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    Electric windlass recommendations? 33’ boat

    Nah, wasn't in any way aimed at you. El Borracho said: My experience is a size smaller cable works fine too. But I wouldn’t recommend it, just bcuz. Hence my comments on how yes, you can do this because mostly your device isn't pulling max current and if you size the breaker to the wire not the max load, you're not risking overheating. But it's a judgement call I'm not personally comfortable making. Especially for an anchor winch. FKT
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    Rig modification: longer+higher boom and more sail area?

    Depends. Devil is in the details. What's behind the HAZ? Can you get a decent firewatch in there? How much paint is it going to destroy & need re-doing? Been more than one steel boat completely burned out due to welding on just another bit. Last time I added to mine I had someone with an extinguisher on the inside ready to snuff any fire - and I *KNEW* for certain that the insulating foam was the proper fire-retardant type because I installed it. Welding is the best way to add stuff to a steel boat, for sure. But it has risks. FKT
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    Homelessness explained

    So you agree with me, then, that everyone who could have a bed in a shelter but chooses not to, isn't homeless. Fine, I'm happy with that definition. FKT
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    Homelessness explained

    Then everyone on the streets who has either a family member or social network support to provide a bed isn't truly homeless either - as long as they have some place to sleep other than a park bench, they're golden and we can re-classify them out of that category. See where your desire to score a point has taken you? My GF has worked in community care, disability support and similar fields for well over 20 years including a stint with a providor of accommodation for those transiting from living on the streets. A significant number couldn't make it - they had other issues with anger control, drug damage, plain intellectual disabilities that made them impossible to have in a mix in shared housing. She had to call the cops on a number of occasions. Others hit that slippery slope from job loss, divorce, bad debt, drug abuse, whatever, and were on the start of a climb out again. I get my information from the coal front. Where do you get your information from? FKT
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    This. I've got galvanised wire rigging on my boat. Except for stretch and the 'bling' thing more important to some people than actual function, it's superior to stainless. The failure mode is a hell of a lot more predictable. I also got to rig my own boat so I know how it's done. One day it'll be replaced but it won't be with stainless, I'll almost certainly go to one of the synthetics. FKT
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    You guys should consider going to your local electronics store and buying a gasketed plastic box. Drill 2 gland holes in it. Put the terminal strips inside, glued down or whatever. Run the wires, tighten the glands, screw down the lid, put a label on the top. Job done, nice and neat, well protected and all the connections stay clean. FKT