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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. Random PicThread

    The thoroughly modern Atomic Espresso maker. Still use it every morning! Magic bit of kit!!! Never thought I would see a shot of that here, thanks for posting. Cheers, Jim
  2. Hi All, The bride and I saw it yesterday arvo and I also was surprised that there were not more attending, although it was "cheaparse old farts special" so I guess that could explain it. Knowing the story I enjoyed the yarn, but also it hit home that his wife and family sure bore the brunt of the preparation and the aftermath. Given that Sir Robin Knox Johnson passed the prize money (5kpounds) to his wife Clare I would imagine it would have been a hard slog for her and the kids. Cheers, Jim
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    CIC mockups, OJ194 consoles, getting it to work on board....memories. Great work finding this stuff Cheers, Jim
  4. Er......reckon this needs exposure on the Ocean Racing Thread.....? Maybe not.......there's enough nastygrams happenin! Cheers, Jim
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  6. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Looking at TTOP on the tracker, they seem right on for it....? Interesting....
  7. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Scally threaded nicely between Motutapere & Hamaruru Islands, just (near) over the top of the sunken Rainbow Warrior according to Navionics. Probably close enough to the bricks to grad a few oysters for lunch...
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  9. PSS Dripless Shaft Seals: Pros/Cons/Experiences?

    You rang......? The Manecraft is still doing yeoman service with out a drop in the bilges. One thing I would check when replacing stern seals is to check engine alignment (afloat) as if slightly outa whack you will get a drippy seal. For info attached is the Manecraft data. Cheers, Jim Manecraft Drg GA-SETS-2-10.pdfManecraft Fitting inst.pdf
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    What DG said, +1. Incidentally, This would be good old HMAS Melbourne from the late '50s. The two Bristol Sycamore helos and the deck full of Fairey Gannets. Definitely a "Light Fleet" carrier. I reckon Melbourne as you can just make out the modified "angled" flight deck runway limit line. Must have been doing some sort of "heeling trial" that determined all machinery and systems including sea suction (& aircraft didn't fall off) still worked at a predetermined angle of damaged/flooded heel. Cheers, Jim
  11. cordless hot knife?

    I bet that stove (& galley) would have a story...if it could talk.... Cheers, Jim
  12. cordless hot knife?

    Looks neat....but I have used my Portasol kit for just about everything. Only drawback is you can not use it on deck in a breeze to do butane backsplices etc. I have used the Portasol hot knife attachment cutting out two boombags and many other canvas projects with complete success. If I was doing a heap more canvas projects I would consider the battery heat knife. Cheers, Jim
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    HMAS Melbourne, again.....
  14. Is this bad?

    Looks like a Sole Diesel that had a bad case of piston escapement....... Repair by replacement.........sorry......just DOLLAR$..... Cheers, Jim
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    HMAS Melbourne following collision with USS Frank E Evans, 1969 if memory serves. Bad doings, was Melbourne's second catastrophic collision with a destroyer. Spare a thought for those that went down in both destroyers. Jim