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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

    A fine Sea Story:

    Many thanks for posting, great reading. Cheers, Jim
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    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
  4. 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
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    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
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    The BLUES

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

    The BLUES

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

    Random PicThread

    Well done Hobo, love your work. Some great shots of Sydney, especially Pymont Bridge with the traffic backed to Sussex Street, back in the day. Cheers, Jim
  11. JimL

    AutoCad fatal error Anarchy

    Hi All, I have given up trying to sort out the AutoCAD drama and have downloaded the basic DraftSight free package. After playing around with it I find Its basically very much like AutoCAD and have been able to edit and modify my existing AutoCAD .DWG files. I did think there was an embuggerence in the system when after I saved an edited AutoCAD 2010 file, I couldn't open that file in AutoCAD. The AutoCAD message said that file had been modified on a later version of AutoCAD. So, looking further into saving options in DraftSight I found you can save an amended .DWG file in DraftSight by selecting the earlier version of AutoCAD you have used, from their menu, in this case, AutoCAD 2010. So all seems to be back on track and a "professional" version of DraftSight is US$149.00, but I think someone like me can manage now with what I got. Many thanks again for all your thoughts and advice. Cheers, Jim
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    Got in a bit of trouble.

    Oh bloody helll...I need counseling after that ....no wonder I drink.....! Cheers, Jim
  13. There's a few of us about......all ya gotta do is add ...some rum...............! Magic effort for Macca and more power to maintaining LIVE MUSIC SHOWS!!!!! Cheers Jim
  14. Can't help it! I am just a tragic blues harp player, and these are just some of my heroes..... Hope you enjoy, I just chill out playing up up river ....to the trees, birds ..and fish..? And the bride! Cheers, Jim
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    AutoCad fatal error Anarchy

    Many thanks to all for your input. I will go through your suggestions and keep you posted. AutoCad LT or Fusion may be the answer. The CAD setup I use is not for professional work just for my own use for bits I make for our yacht. ye Gods, when I look at the stored drawings I have done since we put the boat together...lines plan, stability, rig, systems, electrical.....the computer may need a big bloody cleanout! Cheers, Jim