Unkle Crusty

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About Unkle Crusty

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    Gabriola BC
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    Sailing, Motorcycles, Admiral Shirley

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  1. Unkle Crusty

    what is it?

    It is a modern steering stabilizer for a 16H Norton and newer bikes, with a side car. It has two plug ins, depending on which side the car is attached. RH for North America and speedway tracks, LH for Jolly old and Japan, NZ and Ozz. Both right and left for sidecar motocross.
  2. I would respect the Ed more if he could just report the facts, rather than dumping on the current admin. The US is down the list for plastic trash being dumped. The numbers are available as has been reported above. Or a trip to a few Asian countries would clearly show the crap that goes in their rivers. Coal burning is going down in the US with more gas being used. India, China and the US are the big polluters, and contrary to the Eds opinions, it has been happening for a long time. To blame the current admin is taking your eyes off the target. We are changing, and we will change some more. Not fast enough for some, for a variety of reasons. Confrontation and vitriol does not help, nor does the ever increasing debt of too many countries. We are cleaner in Canada, but mostly because we do not have the population.
  3. Unkle Crusty

    R2AK spotted!

    We were gone for the end of June, and all of July and August. I have been working on a bunch of things on my Island. I am off to the mainland on Thursday, but after I get back next week I should be here for a while. Monday to Thursday is best for me to be in Nanaimo.
  4. Unkle Crusty

    Dick Carter design boats

    Not sure if it has been mentioned. I belief Dick Carter designed a 10.5 meter boat for Tanzer in Dorian Quebec. With a fixed keel or a lifting keel. Most if not all had the fixed keel. Last one I saw was in Blaine WA about ten years ago. Had a bit of a pilot house with a large wrap around window.
  5. Unkle Crusty

    R2AK 2018

    Not wanting to drift off topic too far, but I believe there are errors above. The Pope seems to get credit for something Count Willhelm sp? had done. Juan de Fuca may not have been around as much as he was reported. Good reading is the Pig War. The secret voyage of Francis Drake. And the reporting requirements for boats crossing the border. The last listed, are confusing at best. Nexus card or not.
  6. Unkle Crusty

    R2AK spotted!

    They have Wells Pale Ale in the Port Place liquor store. For some strange reason it is getting hard to get. We just ordered their remaining stock. But they have other brands. We will wave as we head up island on Sunday. Leaving from Silva Bay. Port Harvey for Canada Day. Loading beer tomorrow.
  7. Unkle Crusty

    R2AK 2018

    Cool video above. We leave on Sunday from Silva Bay to Port Harvey. Would like to have been up there now. The B4B2 boat, a Bayliner, or US Yacht 18. I was about to say something earlier, but assumed they would have noticed they can take on water, in choppy conditions, and with a bit of load on board. Up high in the CB trunk as I recall. Had a customer almost sink one back in the eighties. Hope they get it fixed.
  8. Unkle Crusty

    Tethers that turn into pulleys and ladders?

    Admiral Shirley stays in the cockpit. Rather than a huge list, I told her to stop the boat with the tiller. If she can, throw the overboard pole out first. It has a flag on top, and a life ring and light that turns on. Then throw out the horseshoe ring. For my part. I use two tethers with the jack lines as inboard as possible. Also there is a line outside the stanchions. If I do manage to slip over, I will clip onto the outside line and go aft. I build a swim platform with a drop down ladder. I climb back on board and order a fresh beer. That is the basic untested plan. Plan B is to walk to shore if it is close enough.
  9. Unkle Crusty

    R2AK 2018

    I hope it goes well for all of you. We will be leaving Silva Bay on the 25th of June, heading towards the Broughtons. So will be behind the fleet. We are cruising in our Viking 33. If you get stuck somewhere up there, try and get us on the VHF. Boat name is Griffon. Looks like the weather is improving. Good luck to you all.
  10. Unkle Crusty

    Why and how does LWL matter anymore?

    Do you have anything of substance to offer? I guess for some folks it is just easier to make disparaging remarks. Like boats, the shape and size of surfboards has changed. If I or others, used a certain size and type of board at the Makaha contest, and another size and type at Sunset, then what I am reporting is factual for that era. Nobody got towed back when.
  11. Unkle Crusty

    Why and how does LWL matter anymore?

    Well by crikey I checked the latest thoughts on the subject. Depending who we quote, we are both correct. Seems some surfers are using longer boards to get a faster paddling speed that I referred to, and some are using shorter boards for several reasons. I will assume the smaller skeg and tapered back end is fairly standard. I do not think there would be a lot of difference in speed once on a large wave, as it is mostly a free fall. Cross wave travelling speeds could vary a bit, from more wetted surface, and surfers weight.
  12. Unkle Crusty

    Why and how does LWL matter anymore?

    Just enough for the circumstances. How many big waves have you surfed?
  13. Unkle Crusty

    Why and how does LWL matter anymore?

    Big wave boards are smaller than small wave boards. Big waves are further apart and therefor travel faster. Add the drop from 20 feet, versus the drop from 6 feet, and the big wave rider is going much faster. The larger boards turn too fast and help cause wipe outs. So the big wave board is smaller, has a smaller skeg, and is more tapered in towards the rear. All to slow down the quickness of the turn. A negative side affect is they paddle slower, which in turn makes getting up to speed to catch the wave more difficult.
  14. Unkle Crusty

    caption contest

    This ain't so great, maybe I should have bought the remote controls.
  15. Unkle Crusty

    Help me cure my polynavicular morbus

    Sweet. Thank you.