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  1. duncan (the other one)

    Welcome to Australia - we'll have your boat now

    No worries -- good sarcasm is hard to detect.
  2. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Yeh, HF is stupid. But it's 1 and 2.
  3. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    If you look at the special regs - there's actually not much difference between the two. Mostly crew requirements (2 instead of 1 LROCP and first aiders, 50% rather than 30% SSSC), more flares and drugs, and that's about it. Those crew requirements get a bit onerous, and the quantity of drugs are a bit silly for smaller boats.
  4. duncan (the other one)

    Ghost boat in the Gulf

    better picture. Looks shipshape to me: storm boards in, lashed main, furling genoa trimmed. Definitely same boat.
  5. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    nice summary. re: the bold bit. Maybe there'll be a change of attitude with the offshore addition to the Olympics? I tend to think not, as 90% of AS funding is Olympic, and therefore that's 90% of their focus. If we want sailing to gain from AS input, we either zero the olympic (taxpayer) funding, or make it conditional on amateur sailing metrics rather than medals.
  6. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Indeed.. already qualified
  7. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    they can just do a qualifier on their own. Out the heads, 200nm east and back (or something like that). I think they'll need to apply for dispensation to do it.
  8. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    There's always room for jokes...
  9. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Polish, Oz or Chinese VO ? I hope the BJ incident is in the training program.
  10. duncan (the other one)

    Headsail ripping out of foil - how to remove McLube Sailkoat

    sure the foil hasn't been damaged at the head (split open), or luff tape at head. Once a sail starts to pull out at an end, its game over almost instantaneously.. Either way - it aint the mclube.
  11. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I can guess the nick-name that boat's gonna get..
  12. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    it certainly ain't much...http://www.networksteadfast.com.au/industries-and-associations/sailing/personal-injury-australian-sailing-members-insurance/ I work it out to be $500 for a broken finger (10% of $5000), and I can't work out what permanent disability #'s are from the documents. .. plus the usual disclaimer: "who otherwise have not received assistance.". So workcover may take precedence. EDIT: The previous policy had a one-joint finger loss at 5% of death benefit. ie: $5k.
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    Calypso Ultrasonic Anemometer

    RTFM, or at least the website: https://calypsoinstruments.com/blog/technical-information-2/post/wind-tunnel-enac-certification-254
  14. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    don't worry - its the same crock of shit its been for about ten years.
  15. duncan (the other one)

    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    more fail their collision avoidance training..