duncan (the other one)

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  1. duncan (the other one)

    Bubbles Off Of The Keel

    that would not explain generation of bubbles unless you're doing mach 10 I think the question is - where are they coming from ?
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    Fixing my beachcat rudders

    As mad hatter said above - you could possibly clamp to a narrower dimension initially, or plane off a rebate on either side of the stock and lay a glass strap into that. Sounds like its pertty sorted though.. reminds me of a centreboard slot fix I had to do some time back..
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    Microburst Thunderstorm in Esperance - 12 boats capsize

    At least no one had a 9kg gas bottle drop on their head.
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    Australian Sailing

    Its always instructive to peruse the annual reports of such bodies: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/media-centre/publications Australian Sports Commission: 2019/20 Funding: $390M (no, that's not a typo, that's $15 from every man, woman and child in the country, or approx $28 for every tax payer in Australia) Staff: 491 Employee benefits: $60M 2018/19 $100M burnt on various grants: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/community_sport_infrastructure_grant_program/successful_grant_recipient_list#?state=&round= Wages and Salaries: $43M $2.4M on 'key management personnel' (23 people) $8.2M to high performance sailing (AS's primary source of $$) Other people in AIS (Like the COO on a paltry $98k) may wonder why their CEO is on $380k
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    Showtime capsize on return trip

    Agreed. As I said upthread - AS should stick to their knitting. Its fine to dictate and police safety standards for their events, but leave the analysis and legal implications to the experts.
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    Showtime capsize on return trip

    I think we're all missing the point here. AS has to do this to cover their arses. They were this close to having it fall off in the race. You know, that one with the highest safety standards.
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    Showtime capsize on return trip

    The only things AS should be reviewing are implications for SSSC training and safety equipment. ie: shit within their purview!
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    what is the holy grail older yacht for handicap wins

    started, but I don't know about 'funded on an ongoing basis'
  9. duncan (the other one)

    Fixing my beachcat rudders

    make sure you give it a really good wash with water, then acetone. I'd suggest prizing that gap open and run a hand saw in it as deep as reasonable to get rid of the loose shit and roughen it up. If its a big enough cavity, use chopped up glass mat and glue powder thickened epoxy for filler, else just glue powder-thickened epoxy. Clamp (only down to original width). Is the stock wide enough to wrap some cloth around the trailing edge of the rudder head for mechanical support? If you want it to be more solid, would be worth planing or grinding back a few mm either side of that aft top corner between the holes and putting a few layers of glass wrapped around.
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    VHF noise ONLY on CH 73 - Only with Instruments ON

    Turn things off one by one and find the culprit. Also cheap and easy to try a few simple noise suppression solutions such as ferrites on the DC power to the instrument CPU &/or VHF.
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    what is the holy grail older yacht for handicap wins

    yup -- pretty much hit the (low) handicap corner for the offshore fleet on the East Coast of Oz, then hope the weather complies. We'll do alright if its on the snotter and heavy, when the TP's might have to back off a bit. But then so would any well-sailed IOR boat.
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    Australian Sailing

    we like to believe that, but we're one of the laziest around when it comes to actually standing up against over regulation and government over-reach.
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    "Storm Jib" Best Practices

    The clarification is 'can be hanked' to a stay. where hank can be strings, soft shackles, etc.
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    Australian Sailing

    I'll just leave this here: https://www.queenslandjudgments.com.au/case/id/343587 R v Hollis [2020] QCA 7