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  1. ColinG

    Reefing systems questions

    And the hooks are much lighter than they look.
  2. ColinG

    Reefing systems questions

    Had a good chat to the owner about that. Said they worked a treat. No need to leave the cockpit. Also allowed much light reefing line to be used. You end up with a lot of control lines, but they just need to be well laid out.
  3. Getting a ride in Sydney is not hard. All the yacht Clubs - RSYS, CYCA, Middle Harbour, Manly, Amateurs, to mention a few- are approachable and skippers are always looking for crew. Main criteria for most boats is at least one of everything - eye, arm and leg. Everything after that is a bonus. Harder to get on a top boat, but plenty of good amateur rides to be had either inshore or offshore.
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    Hydrogen fuel cell generator

    Apparently the most efficient way to transport hydrogen (in terms of energy density) is as ammonia. No compression required. Lots of work being done to real time extract hydrogen from ammonia, so maybe done the track, this is the way to go. Now however it seems to be too many tanks and to hard to refill. Kudos for the concept.
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    duck and cover / Front Page

    I am fairly confident beer spray is unregulated in all but Muslim countries....
  6. ColinG

    Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    if they were looking at a well-lit fishing vessel, there is no way they would have seen any unlit vessel between them and that lit-up boat. The area between you and a lit-up object always seems darker and your eyes will not easily focus on that area.
  7. ColinG

    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    and here I was thinking it was Orcland...
  8. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Don't see how we can tell anything. Tracker seems all over the place
  9. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Well I retract that - seems to be a tracker error.. pity
  10. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    So how did Scallywag suddenly get so close? Game On!
  11. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    ^^LB15 seems up for a bit of a challenge these days - you should look him up, so to speak!
  12. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    This is where you need some heli shots. Is it dark over there yet?
  13. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Yeah, looks like they are just charging down the coast line astern
  14. ColinG

    VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    WTF is it with this race? All afternoon they drift around. I step out to the local bottl-o and all of a sudden they are doing 20knots! Maybe I should go out to dinner and it will be all over!