Fah Kiew Tu

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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Got a 3 bladed Autostream prop on my boat. Works really well but not cheap. We're still learning how to sail with this rig. Got up to 6.5 knots SOG under the jib & foresail now, I'm happy with that. Upwind sucks but that's why I have the engine and big feathering prop. That Fisher looks like a really nice boat for around these parts too. FKT
  2. IMO the moment that fat fuck hit the shooter was when he changed the rules. He'd just committed an unprovoked assault. Then backing up and spraying an irritant/disabling substance at someone he'd just hit. That's 2 physical attacks, no reason for any reasonable person to think there wouldn't be a third and at a higher level of violence. Actions have consequences. No sympathy for him at all. He went looking for trouble and found it. FKT
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    So, I bought a boat

    Get the topsail schooner. It was a toss-up whether I built one or my current boat. FKT
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    Congrats Jacinda Ardern & Labour

    Probably job and/or life choices rather than inequality. Same reason a hell of a lot of Kiwis move to Sydney and Tasmanians move to Melbourne. Closest big cities with more services and job opportunities/variety, plus more/better medical systems. NZ is a nice place but small. As for the weather, Meli, even Melboring starts to look good if you've spent a winter or 2 in Invercargill or even worse, Bluff. Nelson, OTOH, is pretty nice. FKT
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    Kindness or the Crusher?

    Good. Having one sane and competent neighbouring country is nice. Methinks there might be a change in leadership in a couple of Oz States soon though. One of them richly deserved at least, not sure about the other yet. FKT
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Saving it in case I'm utterly desperate for either bum-wipe or fire lighter. There are actually a few useful bits of info in it but the S/N ratio is abysmal. FKT
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Well, so what. I have a copy of Origami Boat Building... FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Do you think I'm so bored as to actually *watch* that shit-show? Not even if she posed naked. FKT
  9. This. I haven't used a M$$ POS operating system since XP. Linux for all system level stuff, OS X for my laptops. Thinking about installing Linux on one of the older ones and making it the boat laptop. FKT
  10. Probably the same reason old AJ never gives references even when I ask him politely. FKT
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    American Dumbass

    Tasmania is OK, no real community cases, life back pretty much to normal. Well, except for tourism and the like which is still suffering badly. Lot less tables in restaurants etc too to get more distance between people so less revenue regardless. Can't see that changing any time soon. For the locals not in the tourist biz though, things are good. I don't miss the sheep boats coming into Hobart at all, either. FKT
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    American Dumbass

    The situation is still too fluid IMO. Best option would be a direct flight Hobart-Sydney then Sydney-Hobart to get home. I don't want to spend another 2 weeks in quarantine when I get back though so I hope things do loosen up. Assuming I can actually get a flight there & back approximately when I want (need) to go. Alternative is to drive which for a short visit is a PITA and have to get a pass to cross the Vic-NSW border I expect. Fortunately I'm a resident of both States on paper. I'm not that fond of road trips though maybe I could sneak in a couple days sailing on the Gippsland lakes on the way back. The coast road is more interesting than the Hume, not that it's a hard standard to beat. FKT
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    Are The Rats Really Jumping Ship?

    Well, duh. Hillary Clinton was the dead rat candidate regardless of her personal merits. I said that at the time so it's not revisionist thinking. I'd still have taken her over Trump in a heartbeat though. Even back then you'd have to be an idiot to not predict what Trump would be like and what a shit President he'd be. And then covid-19 came along and just when even competent leadership was needed, there was Trump, tweeting away and living in his bubble of denial. On the basis of pure poetic justice I'm quite disappointed that he didn't get a really bad dose and spend lots of quality time on a ventilator. FKT
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    American Dumbass

    Yeah but all that was after they got through the border at Sydney. Which currently only happens for Kiwis without 2 weeks in quarantine. Victoria has lost the plot IMO and I'm not anyone denying the seriousness of their fuck-up WRT quarantine in the first place. I have to go up to Sydney at the end of November and it's still not clear just how I'm going to manage that. FKT
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    Pole in aft cabin on older Hallberg-Rassy's

    Wimp. Lot colder here & we've been sailing on & off since I got out of quarantine. Mind you drip catchers under the bronze portholes have climbed up the priority list to the point where a lot of the timber is rough-cut waiting for me to stop fucking with another Raspberry Pi boat toy and get on with it... Only place condensation occurs, what I get for making traditional opening bronze ports. Funnily enough finishing the install of the Dickinson Alaska heater has become more of a priority too. FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    OK I stand corrected - must have been thinking LPG not CO. Mine is a combined unit and the recommendation was to place it low. FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Bad position IMO. CO is heavier than air and will displace it. You MUST have the detector lower than your sleeping level at bare minimum. Mine is just above the cabin sole next to the galley cooker. It's combined LPG and CO so I want it where it detects things before they get to be a problem. FKT
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    Lincoln Project - getting better with every film

    Abortion should be safe, legal and rare. FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Frankly I doubt anyone cares. They're not taking employment away from the locals and they're spending some money, possibly acting as a drawcard for other tourists. A couple I know do have an Australian registered business number and pay tax. They also can claim business related tax deductions. Further than that I have no idea because I don't ask questions like that. Rather discuss boat stuff. FKT
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    Kindness or the Crusher?

    Don't get a vote but if I did, it'd be Ahern. Seems competent, good handling of the crisis, no major scandals or fuck-ups. Competent is good in a politician. Needs rewarding with a 2nd term at least. FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    There's an assumption here. That being that it was the *man* who proposed this activity. Lot of exhibitionist females out there - I understand there are endless Web cams on the net where women will do a lot more than this for small amounts of money... FKT
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    Don't MoveTo Florida

    True - no people around, little/no animal life and no nasty minerals in the water and you're golden. Drink from the streams... FKT
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    Best Line For Micro Block Eyes

    We use the locked brummel splice to anchor stuff in 5000m of water. Never had a splice fail yet. Once you've done a few it's pretty straightforward. Nobody is going to pull 500m of rope through to do a splice so the single-end method is the only way to go IMO. I still have a couple of 500m shots of dyneema left over from a mooring recovery in the Southern Ocean. Might re-rig my boat with it one of these days. It's well pre-stretched FKT
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    Don't MoveTo Florida

    If they wanted 'free' water there was an entire bay of salt water available, or fresh water in the dam. Might have had a few extras in it but hey, it was free rainfall runoff. Clean water is expensive. FKT