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  1. BAR collected the start mark as well? http://www.sail-world.com/Canada/Americas-Cup---Land-Rover-BAR-takes-out-Kiwis-at-start---Day-2/153825 39secs approx the mark moves
  2. NZ govt does not support VHF DSC - pretty much the entire coast line has VHF coverage by Maritime Radio. The Govt back when GMDSS came in decided that due to the high cost to small boat operators that VHF DSC would not be included. Nowadays most VHF radios come with DSC capability so it may change, but from personal experience the number of false alerts to real mean it may not be worth implementing in NZ. Consider that when fitted to a vessel AIS is used all the time where as VHF DSC is rarely used from my experience - just the test calls and rare ship to ship call.
  3. Driven conventional, Voith, ASD. New tugs at the port are fun to drive - RR ASD units with slipping clutches - 6300hp - cracked a BP in excess of 75 on trials. ~13kn ahead, 12.5 astern (not at max RPM), ~6.5kn sideways - tug displacing 500tonnes 0-10knot in ~100metres. Design was RAmparts 2500w (now know as the RA2400w)
  4. AR have had the chance to design Big Blue after seeing nearly every other AC72. They may well have made more changes recently that were focused on improving performance and not just strengthening the structure. Big Blue could be the most advanced AC72? I would be very surprised if Big Blue is not faster than LR, that is if the crew can get a handle on the boat quick enough, and looking at the recent vids they are looking good.
  5. Thanks MSS.
  6. 3 and a half years in remission for me. Awhile back the Wife told me she wanted to get on with our lives - The specialists said give it a go the risks are now normal - This week we welcomed into our home a sister for our 4year old daughter.
  7. One shot showing tip of foil - port hull - could not find a good stbd hull shot another shot showing tip of foil stbd hull- looks similar to me.
  8. All the Best. Know the sadness of having to sell the boat. As my Wife does not sail and could not look after the old wooden yacht I pretty much gave the yacht to a guy with young children in his family - those kids learnt to sail on my old yacht.
  9. Go see her. When I was in the hospital I really appreciated friends and family visiting, lifted my day when I was feeling bad and provided me with many distractions.
  10. Hi Folks. A little over three years ago I was diagnosed with AML, chemo over 7 months knocked me into remission, now I have just been diagnosed with early onset Parkinsons, it has taken awhile to get to this point due to the Docs wanting to check every other cause of the multiple symptoms. My question is - Does anyone here know of anyone else that has developed Parkinsons after chemo? I am curious to see if the chemo could be a contributing factor and the Docs all say no yet some info on the web indicates it could. - At least with this one I get time to learn before having to make any major decisions, and little things will not cause life threatening complications with this disease. All the Best
  11. Relapse scares me the most. It also makes check-ups anxious times, and I have one Monday. I don't know what I would do if I was faced with going through that washing machine again. Sailing is great therapy! Me too. I expessed my worries to my GP the other day. Was told that if I felt low and was worried I could come in for an additional test anytime - I'm lucky my GP used to work in a hospital treating people with various cancers so knows the fears we face. Best wishes to All
  12. My thoughts are with you Catherine.
  13. Would be interesting to see a full scale abandonment, and see if it can be done in 30min or less.............
  14. Totally Understand! Had a situation with the chemo and assorted side effects. Had to go to a different hospital for treament (specialist), was admitted in the afternoon, surgery scheduled for the next day. Next day no food all day and surgery delayed to following day - little to no communication and they had taken my pain meds off me (morphine type) on admission and could not give them to me as there was no doctor available for the first night that could let me have them. Another night, another morning and getting told that I would need another night in as surgery delayed again - not enough pain relief and I discharged my self - they ssured me that I would have the surgery the next day. Told them 'Tell me the time and I'll be there' The doc told me a time and I walked out after getting my meds. Next day - surgery and the gave me meds that conflicted with meds I was on.................. Sometimes you have to get angry for people to listen
  15. Totally agree. Also my workmates got me a Nintendo Wii with the balance board - was great to help recover with gentle exercise. The Docs could not understand how I recovered between rounds of chemo. All the Best!!!