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Everything posted by lydia

  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    You are exactly correct it was just after Easter, arvo or aviu someone understood what I meant.
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Can someone please post a pic of the guys wearing safety harnesses clipping to the bar at Hammo race week about a million year ago when cyclone Arvo went through. See very safety conscious sport!
  3. Club racer electronics

    Hoppy don't replace anything just go sailing and in a bit buy new sails. Much greater performance improvement.
  4. That is police car.
  5. Common wisdom is wrong, depends on the boat.
  6. In Over Our Head

    Simple, just put a sign across the front of the cockpit that says this "This is a Mumm 36 class Sailboat If you are not on the side of the yacht, what the F%$# are you doing" That will fix most problems.
  7. So did the Qld Irish Club! Try 2 CBD buildings no debt to everything sold and a small surplus. inslovency is not a balance sheet test.
  8. Faaaarck I just agreed with us. lb will along shortly
  9. Jack, almost $ 5 million in hard core debt and a 54k accounting profit hiding a real loss in trading of between $250k and $500k and the answer is to put on concerts. It is not long for this world. Pity it was something once.
  10. Wasted your time contacting RQYS, not a sailing club anymore. No one wo0uld even know the boat.
  11. Just pm me I rebuilt it and put in the vetus in about 1995.
  12. Pulled it off and sailed the next race
  13. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Got the wording, The outcome?
  14. This is silly, most multis are just wave piercing barges. They sail like a wave piercing barge and motor like one. At best they are average motor sailers so just buy a good displacement cruiser which will be heaps cheaper to run.
  15. Cruising cats are actually very slow on most coastal passages.
  16. strict class

    Well, someone has a sense of humour, I just got a newsletter on my email telling how I should North Sails for my IRC maxi!
  17. strict class

    So name a class where rules say one sailmaker only where the sails don't look like crap or all look different. Laser No 49er No Besides, as someone looking for a new fast 40 footer I am really going to buy a boat where I have to buy sails from an organization whose representatives that seems to treat you like shit unless you are about to buy a super maxi!
  18. cool or horrifying?

    Least we were trimmed better than the guys in the video, but Shaggy next time we do that can you let me know about the 200kg of chain and anchor in the bow locker. I was having trouble keeping the bow up!
  19. Sydney 41 or 38?

    Sydney 41 have about the softest mast section ever put in a 40 footer so it is all about trying to stop compression to get rig tension.
  20. You can't that. Sailing Arsehats will have to step in and stop it. And more entries, we can't have common people sailing in races, we need to make it more expensive, right!
  21. Why is that interesting. I can sail up the coast with a lot less than Cat 3 if I am not in a race!
  22. not sure if no1 of The business was no 1. either way accept it is a most used model and there are newer ones around some put away wet some not. Was just making the point is not what you pay but what you need to spend to get it up to date that is the question.
  23. Not if the sail card is up to date with fresh class gear. Or the standing rigging has already been replaced. Or the rudder bearings done, or the back engine mounts... Nice fresh full sail card is worth plenty given the sail restrictions and the cost.
  24. Thought her and witt had a fire onboard off PNG. I might be wrong about DNF then.