seabell

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  1. seabell

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Should go live about now.
  2. seabell

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    I have read the entire thread, DA. I was just responding to another poster's question with a statement from the VOR website.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/37427697@N03/4270899001
  4. seabell

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    You need to put your glasses on. It actually said: "You, Jackyboy, are so far up your own arsehole you'll be emerging from your own mouth anytime now" Here's a link that might be useful: http://a.co/7bSaBu4
  5. Well that's me schooled. Always was crap at history.
  6. Haha! I wonder why?
  7. Thanks for that tip, HFCH. Now in my Kindle library. Will proceed to edjumacate myself about myself and others.
  8. Are you pulling our plonkers, mate? Easy, yes. Dangerously fallible? Yes!
  9. Hilarious presumptuousness, isn't it? Shotgun twattery, as usual. As a bona fide Brit I feel qualified to assert that it is incredibly dangerous to try to 'class' people by their accents. The best you can hope for is determining that some folk have been in the RAF or the BBC - and it takes a VERY good ear to say which. I don't have much spare change to dole out, unfortunately. I have supported one YouTuber that I (mostly) admire, and if I was to do it again, Leo would be at the top of the list.
  10. seabell

    How Big Is Your Shaft?

    From memory, about 1 5/8" wide by about 2 3/4" high. Made of some sort of hardwood. ~15,000lbs Lello 34 Will be installing my recently delivered Pelagic AP soon. Should I wait?
  11. seabell

    How to build large format display

    It's tiny. About a third of the size it needs to be for a mast mount on a biggish boat. Maybe OK on a dinghy.
  12. seabell

    Ultralight windvane selfsteer project

    Look at the shape of the rudder in the first post.
  13. Thanks Mr. Ed. She turns 50 some time this year. I'm buying her a Pelagic autopilot so we can spend more time together alone. I was lucky. Unlike some scenarios suggested upthread, the previous owner had done all the restoration work already. She was quite adequately equipped and ready to go after crossing from her South African homeland. OK, so she does only have a seawater cooled 3GM30 that may be a liability (isn't any engine, to some extent?). At the moment I will just keep changing waterjacket anodes and hoping it'll last until I can afford a repower. Some of the deck canvas - liferaft cover, dodger and stackpack in particular - has failing stitching, but I'll buy an industrial sewing machine and fix/replace as required. To be honest, I didn't even haggle the price with the PO. Not often an opportunity like this presents itself in my neck of the woods, so I was hooked after my initial visit. That the Enkes winches were in virtually new condition, and she had functioning GPS, radar, AIS (receiver), 135W of solar, Harken furler, Quantum sails with a good amount of life left in them etc. was enough for me. I have spent enough time working on - I mean repairing - OPBs that I could see I wasn't buying a 'project'. Yes, I am somewhat naive in terms of actual sailing experience, and was definitely bored with life 'before boat'. Have already removed the old Rutland windgen and the barbie from the aft end. Would like to dump the arch, but it does a good job of holding up the solar panels and provides a modicum of shade at times. Mainsheet arrangement is slightly archaic, but there's no way to gracefully fit a traveller - and she's hardly a high performance machine by modern standards, despite having been designed as a Cape to Rio racer half a century back. LoganB, hope you find something that makes you happy and that you stick around to tell us about it. There are some frustrated old bastards on this forum, who like to flap their dentures menacingly at newcomers. Pay them no heed. It'll be good to meet you 'down the islands' in future.