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  1. Fleetwood

    One Generator for two 30A circuits

    You can (could?) get a simple sliding cover to go over a bank of 2 or more circuit breakers which stops the simultaneous use of 2 breakers. Useful in these situations. Had one on my previous boat which stopped the use of the genset and shore AC at the same time.
  2. The RRS are very precisely worded so that they can be referred to in the protest room (Cf laws in a court). Any parallel "explanation" risks muddying the waters. That's why there's a cottage industry on explaining the rules, e.g. Paul Elstrom's book.
  3. Fleetwood

    Old Sails

    I was going to be without a boat for the coming (Oz) summer, so I bought an old Soling for peanuts to use in the local twilights. Needed a bit of work on the rigging (easily done with stuff lying around in my garage) but otherwise OK - it should last one season..... Checked out the sails. The spinnaker was measured in 1970, jib in 1978 and the main is a Melges one (no idea how it got to Oz!) They all are in reasonable condition (I've sailed with worse) and look almost respectable after a wash, new telltales, etc. Won't know about their shape till they go back on the boat. Anyone get a boat with older sails?
  4. Fleetwood

    code 0 furler for a jib?

    This? http://www.wichard.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Facnor-Flatdeck.pdf
  5. Our bears seem to prefer Bundy:
  6. Fleetwood

    Calculating Bevels

    As arguably the smartest of them all said, several hundred years ago: "if I can see further than others, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants"......
  7. Fosters is for export only.....
  8. Almost got a head shot too!
  9. Fleetwood

    Rust with Loctite

    That's so Wichard can sell you their ss polish.
  10. Fleetwood

    Sourcing panel switches

    Doesn't equal any other common inch measurement either ....
  11. Fleetwood

    Rust with Loctite

    Well that was my thought, hadn't seen it as bad before.
  12. Fleetwood

    Rust with Loctite

    Been removing ss shackles on an old boat recently and noticed that some had rusted significantly in the threads. All of these had used red Loctite.
  13. Fleetwood

    Stuck in the mast

    Does it move when you raise/lower the other halyards? Might be caught in one of them of you are lucky..........
  14. LMGTFY, here's a few for you: http://www.wpyc.com.au/assets/basic_separation_rules_2009-1-.pdf (From one of our local clubs) sailingmagazine.net/file-17-.pdf http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/site/yachting/largsbay/downloads/racing_rules/RRS Seminar_Sep11.pdf http://www.gslyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/SIMPLIFIED-RACING-RULES-FOR-BEGINNERS.pdf http://wsasail.org/races_files/sail-skills-racing_basics ...............
  15. There are a few simplified versions of the RRS out there, this ain't one of them......