Cwinsor

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  1. Cwinsor

    Star blast~~~~

    Interesting how they were able to roll a few boats in the vid with the jib occasionally luffing/snapping. Is that fast?
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    Bow-Cow Fugly

    Love the plate on C&C's ride. You could not get away with that shit today.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Please explain the irrefutable evidence of climate change before humans ever walked the earth. On second thought, don't bother.
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    Bow-Cow Fugly

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    Greta Rides Again?

    Amidst all the virtue signaling about dietary choices and saving the Klimat etc has there been any mention of who their router is/are, or is the presumption they are doing it themselves?
  6. Read Web Chiles. Every word. You can thank me later.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Likewise. Though am still struggling to see the logic in this. The house leader had already prepared for the eventuality the programme motion wouldn't pass, and appeared to take delight in sending the 2nd reading win into limbo, purgatory, committee or whatever or wherever it currently is. The Speaker appears tired, and was only able to clarify that it was static or inert. Yet BJ mentioned nothing again of the GE threat. So the end game is earn symbolic victory with passage of Bill in principle, but architect proceedings to preclude scrutiny and then crash out with a no deal and blame parliament for it? The mind boggles.
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    Brexit, WTF

    So whither Brexit?
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    Brexit, WTF

    ^^^^^^^ brilliant
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    Brexit, WTF

    Qui sait? All is speculative at this point. Could it not be equally the case that Barnier is extending one final courtesy, to enable the pencil scratchers to hand in their best, rushed , dog-eared thesis right up till the deadline before declaring it not worth a passing grade?
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    welding broken cast alum spreader base

    So apparently rigrite sells a replacement that you actually bolt through the mast ( as well as rivet ) . I have never seen that before. Would allow me to stop chasing welders and ensure the correct upward angle. Just gotta miss the masthead wiring and the nema2000 backbone on the way through BF3 Bolt-on Spreader Base - Port: BF3-37P: BF3 Bolt-on Spreader Base - Starboard: BF3-37S: Identical to BF3-36, above, but attaches to mast with (4) 6mm (1/4") rivets, and (1) 10mm (3/8") bolt going through the Mast.
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    welding broken cast alum spreader base

    That's OEM from Isomat. What would properly look like differently.
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    welding broken cast alum spreader base

    So Rigrite quoting me $340 USD for a replacement casting, the only spar manufacturer/repair place within 200 miles quoting me $1200-$1500 to collect the mast and do the job in their shop (no mobile service) and I'm hearing anecdotal quotes of $400 just to show up and look at it from people who have used/recommended mobile welders in the past -- none of whom have returned my calls. I get that there is a historic construction boom in this town at present, but WTF. Also, the crane op was a fellow club member ( club has hydraulic mast crane onsite) so no recourse there and no offer of help. To add insult to injury, the wx is perfect over the next few days and others are actually sailing.
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    welding broken cast alum spreader base

    Thanks Sass, sounds reassuring. Ras, yes the spreader itself torqued and tore maybe only about an inch and a half where it slides over the casting. I was surprised the damage to it wasn't greater. Spreader is on boat so will post pic later. Great idea about the car-carrier, hadn't occurred to me. My preference is to find someone who is set up to do mobile. Can't imagine I will find anyone who would be sailing specific, so what industry do welders who do mobile repairs typically service?
  15. So, pic one shows the damage - facker got snapped off by an inattentive crane op when pulling the mast. Pic 2 shows my chief concern: the cast aluminum spreader base was badly deflected downward before the tip snapped off which you can see compared to the correctly upwardly angled base of the intact one. Can a skilled welder cut notches or whatever required to rebuild the base to the correct angle ( and rejoin the missing bit, which I have kept?). Or should I source a new base and just have him/her grind off and reweld an intact one? also, what problems with doing in situ? Mast is 55ft it would require finding an 18 wheeler to haul it $. Any insights welcome.