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About JimL

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  • Birthday 09/16/1945

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    Australia - Sydney - Port Hacking
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    Club level short haul offshore racing & cruising. Having a quiet life.... and a few rums....

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  1. JimL

    Random PicThread

    Hi Hobo, we use one of these every morning! Great little coffee maker, only part that needed maintenance is the safety valve gasket. Little bit of leather soon fixed that. Cheers, Jim
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    HI RACE WEEK 2018

    Jack, They are bloody here already....! Cheers, Jim
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    http://www.radford-yacht.com/past/past.html Have a look at this link, it tells the story of Joe Adams and Graham Radford who worked on from Joe's designs and developed a very successful design practice. We have an Adams 13 similar in the style with long and narrow form, cat sailors have remarked on the "monomaran" style. Keep up the great work and wish you all the success in the project. Cheers, Jim
  4. Gotta be Ginger........and some rum...... Cheers, Jim
  5. JimL

    Front Page - scotw

    One of Mae West's best oneliners! Cheers, Jim
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    Aretha Checking Out

    Thanks Bob, I always loved this track. Cheers, Jim
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    A fine Sea Story:

    Many thanks for posting, great reading. Cheers, Jim
  8. JimL

    Lightning Strike

    Do a very close test (again) on ALL electronics, full functional test on VHF and log, GPS etc, Nav Lights...and if you have a fridge, check the magnetic clutch on the compressor. Just the "pulse" from a nearby strike can toast semiconductors, ICs etc. Don't ask me how I know...... Cheers, Jim
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    Last week a friend and I were walking through the Pro shop at Millerton golf course when he touched the door knob and got shocked by static electricity. He turns to me and says, "Damn, I wish someone would explain that damn static electricity thing to me." So I did and here is my explanation, especially for my non-engineering friends . . Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge. For modelling the effect of static discharge on sensitive electronic devices, a human being is represented as a capacitor of 100 microfarads, charged to a voltage of 4,000 to 35,000 volts. When touching an object this energy is discharged in less than a microsecond: Are you still having a little trouble understanding this? If so, the next photo may help. Cheers, Jim
  10. Its a bloody fake!!!! A genuine Oz drop bear would have a flask of Bundy in it's belt and be pumpin an Owen Gun with spare mags in a Basic Pouch! Owen gun Cheers, Jim
  11. JimL

    sourcing phenolic or g10 bushing?

    I have just finished a job with 20mm thick Isoval 11 (similar to g10 but epoxy & up a notch) and they cut the part I needed from a .DXF file from an AutoCAD drawing I did of the part. They have all the g10 stuff and more, see the link. Associated Gaskets at Revesby. They are very helpful & worth a call. Ask for their tech bloke. Phone 02 9774 3333 http://agaus.com.au/contact-ag/ Cheers, Jim
  12. JimL

    The BLUES

    Great work to all posters....keep the blues happening! Cheers, Jim
  13. JimL

    Shipping Containers

    Its all happening again off the NSW coast, ship lost heaps of containers and is waiting out heavy weather to make Port Botany. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cargo-ship-bound-for-sydney-loses-containers-overboard-off-central-coast-20180601-p4zj0j.html https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cargo-ship-drops-containers-off-australia-nappies-wash-up-on-beaches-20180602-p4zj4v.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-01/83-shipping-containers-tumble-from-cargo-ship-off-nsw-coast/9825950 A few bits of cargo may be appearing on Sydney's beaches soon. Cheers, Jim
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    Random PicThread

    This is one of the best! Glad you reposted her.....she is worthy......! Also well done on some of the Oz historic shots. Cheers, Jim
  15. JimL

    The BLUES

    Thanks for starting this thread, blues is where I like to be! Cheers, Jim