Fah Kiew Tu

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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Or - gasp, shock, horror - actually seek out an attractive mate and invite them to share her bed without waiting to be asked first? FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    What, did she have to tie them to the bed first? FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Exactly. I can't think, offhand, of anything electrical on my boat that would completely disable it if it stopped, certainly not the drive system. It's more and more clear that people just have no fucking idea. Take a look at CNC machinery compared to manual machine tools. Both are designed to be robust & accurate. The older CNC stuff becomes essentially worthless as soon as it's electronics age out and can't be fixed. And they were robust industrial electronics in the first place. Neither of the 2 main proponents of electric drive systems here have skin in the game, neither even own a cruising sailboat. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    My Bukh DV36 has a hand start option which I've got. I in theory don't even need the alternator and start battery. NFI what two legs background is but it's not engineering that's for sure. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    So, as I and a number of others have been saying, this is a typical vapourware product. Incidentally I'd dispute that the systems aren't available, they just are not simple and reliable. Which is why I asked you for details in case I'd missed something. The complexity is hidden but it's there. And when they fail, which they will, everything does, people are going to be SOL fixing them. You cannot fix something burnt out in a fully potted box of electronics. All you can do is swap it out. Don't want things fully potted? Good luck with them working for long in a marine environment. My annual budget for replacement and upgrades for marine electronics used to be eye-watering. Getting to be the same problem with modern vehicles. If the engine management system goes tits-up in a remote area, you're going to be getting towed out and no amount of experience is going to help you really. It's happened on places like the Canning Stock Route. As for 'magic smoke' the fact that you query it shows your level of experience with power electrics/electronics I'm afraid. It's well known all such things are powered by magic smoke and when it leaks out, the magic is gone and it doesn't work any more. FKT
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    Home Ports: Dreams and Nightmares

    Too hot for me and I grew up there and parts further west. I just can't stand the heat & humidity. The fact that the population has increased enormously but services haven't doesn't help any. FKT
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    Regressive Lose Lose Lose and want compromise

    Sit on the impeachment for a couple weeks and present all the other legislation first, ASAP. The moment something important doesn't get through, deliver the impeachment articles. And kill off the 60+ to pass at the same time. That should concentrate their minds. Fuck the Republicans on this one, they had their opportunity to be collegial and cooperative in the past and deliberately chose to do the opposite. They need to learn that it isn't cost-free else they'll just do it again. I got to spend some time studying games theory at one point and rewarding bad behaviour just encourages worse behaviour. Mind you anyone who's raised children already knows that lesson. FKT
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    Home Ports: Dreams and Nightmares

    Manly & Scarborough in Brisbane. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    I can think of 2 occasions in the last 12 months where I'd have had the choice of staying on an anchor or mooring on a lee shore with the wind and waves rising fast if I didn't have a decent auxiliary and lots of endurance. The purists will say that a) I shouldn't have been there in the first place and b) I should be able to short-tack out of such a place. To point a) that'd wipe out one hell of a lot of anchorages in southern Tasmania and to b) all I can say is, I'll leave that to the armchair experts and the few who've actually done it when a mistake is going to put you on a rocky beach. Afterthought - no aux ICE power means you'd better be very careful about anchor winch use if you have an electrical one. Every time you use it you're reducing your range under power. Unless you go for yet more complexity. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Yeah that's basically what it boils down to. Takes a long time to dig through the bullshit & obfuscation but eventually you can make at least some people acknowledge the current state of engineering and technology. Not that they acknowledge it as a rule, it's when they change the subject to how they never need/want to do that, therefore you don't need/want to do it either. There are a few of those posting here. They either don't have cruising boats or sail places where the weather is incredibly kind to them. FKT
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    Trumpeachment Part Deux

    This. Make them go on record forever. Unconstitutional? Maybe he can run off to the Supreme Court and ask for a ruling... FKT
  12. Yep we're just fine with it but the uninformed bit is something you just pulled out of your arse. You lack the ability to comprehend that other people might look at the same facts and make a value judgement different to yours. That shows your blinkered mindset but we already knew that. Just like the USA we've had nukes detonated on our soil so as far as I'm concerned we've paid our dues and you can fuck off with your smug, misguided moral superiority. BTW, how's those treaties going in getting North Korea to give up owning & developing nukes? Can you announce a date when that's going to happen? Oh and BTW - those deaths are a mere bagatelle by US standards. You guys have managed to kill nearly or possibly *more* than that of your own citizens in 9 months. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Lots of work done on diesel-electrics but you still need an ICE to go far. And you've added a lot of complexity in a confined space. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    The nay-sayers are in the main scientists, engineers and people who actually own cruising sailboats that don't just go day-sailing from a shore power connection. The others? No need to comment further. Holding tanks are a joke down here. Let's ignore the huge biomass of farmed fish in the water and insist that pleasure boats have holding tanks. Then make absolutely zero provision for pump-out places. OK that's not quite accurate, I think there are 3 in the Hobart area. Funny how nobody complies. Caveat: I have one and use it when I'm in a populated anchorage. But when I'm back in the Channel out it goes. FKT
  15. Yeah I buy a lot of books from the used book shops too. A lot of them get recycled to the local marina library/drop off point. Middle of summer here. In theory. I think summer was actually last Tuesday. Fortunately we went sailing. FKT
  16. Or, in Meli's case, the op shops. FKT
  17. As I said elsewhere, it reminds me of the chickens voting to ban the fox from the hen house, or the mice voting on belling the cat. Isn't going to happen. Especially after the USA and Russian examples of what big militaries do to small countries without nukes. Australia hasn't signed and a good thing too. It's just feel-good bullshit. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Disagree and as I've said I've years of hands-on experience with electrical and electronic systems in the marine environment. Kindly explain to me just what you are thinking of when you say "analogue electrical systems are simple, straightforward and intuitive" and just how this applies to boat electrical drive systems. Just what sort of motors, wiring systems, battery management systems, speed controls, regen electronics et al are you actually referring to? Given some specifics maybe I'll agree with you for that particular equipment spec. But without some specifics, nope, not buying it. Too much experience with electrical things that let the magic smoke out at the wrong time. FWIW I just bought another 3 phase motor yesterday and hooked up my high speed (6000+ rpm) milling head to my toolroom mill so I'm quite familiar with AC electrics, VFD's and the like. Feel free to be detailed, if I don't understand it I have 4 friends with EE degrees and 3 of them own cruising sailboats. FKT
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    Hey Republicans: Fuck Your Feelings

    I really, really hope that Trump was the low point. If you go lower, you won't come back in any recognisable form. I see the Lincoln Project is now targeting Ted Cruz. Hopefully they'll target Hawley as well. Ejecting the worse elements can only improve the body politic and it's at least one way around the gerrymandering and capture of the primaries (and yes I know the senators are elected by the entire State voters). FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    That's the second time - at least - that you've implied that I'm a person who would resort to violence. I let it go the first time because I'd obviously got under your skin and you were flailing about desperately trying to drag in an entire net full of red herrings. Not this time. Quote a single post of mine where I've explicitly threatened or implied that I'd ever take an argument offline to a personal physical attack. You cannot do it because I never have. And that's in both senses of 'never have'. I've never made any threats of real-world violence, explicit or implied, here or anywhere else on the net, ever. Nor have I done so in any face to face situation in the real world, ever. That's a categorical NEVER, not any weasel word statement. Now back up your claim, or apologise and shut up on it. The only one bringing the possibility of real-world physical violence into the discussion is you, in a pathetic attempt to play the victim card. If that actually reflects your real-world experience, you need to start associating with a better class of human being. FKT
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    Hey Republicans: Fuck Your Feelings

    Quite agree with that and as I've said elsewhere IMO they should fix the electoral system, gerrymandering, voter suppression issues as top of the agenda. But I'm cynically betting that now they're back in power, they'll do nothing of the kind. If EO's were restricted to domestic matters it wouldn't matter as much, but who's going to trust a President's word on foreign commitments when it obviously does not carry the backing of a majority of the body appointed to approve such matters? We have to assume that any commitments have no life expectancy past the next Presidential election. Great for serious long term planning, guys. FKT
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    Re-entry after sabbatical

    I'll send you some pix a bit later on - currently fibreglassing all the panels. If you watch Troy & Pascale's vids on building their dodger you'll get some good ideas. I'm using the same material but with a full welded stainless sub-frame. FKT
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    Hey Republicans: Fuck Your Feelings

    It's just my opinion is all. What's the point of having a formal treaty process that makes the Senate responsible for making final commitments on the part of the USA if it can be bypassed by a President via an EO? You get ping-pong. Obama commits, Trump withdraws, Biden commits, who knows what's going to happen next time the Presidency changes? You think your allies like having this sort of political uncertainty to deal with? The Senate damn well should get the final say. That's their job. Your attitude leads to a President with little constraint on his powers. How'd that work out with the last one? FKT
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    President Biden

    That's because, other than the terminally outraged in search of an issue, nobody actually gives a fuck about it at all other than the public holiday. I hear many are taking Monday off to get a 4 day break. Now that's typically Aussie. Beer & BBQ with a sunburn finish. Hopefully I'll be sailing... FKT
  25. Works for me, I really don't give a damn about your opinion. I've a shop in walking distance where I can get fresh fruit & veg plus some staples without going to a big box place. If I want to waste time shopping there's always eBay. Reminds me - I need to go to the PO and see what's turned up. FKT