lahana

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About lahana

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    Most things beautiful, sailing, drinking at sunset, girls in bikinis.

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  1. lahana

    suck my balls

    Better?
  2. lahana

    Flying your ensign while racing

    Yeah, I saw a few, but maybe they chopped some extra footage in from after the race, or maybe some that retired? Dunno, maybe it is common practice in the USofA?
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Frankston entry for this years Melb-Hob maybe?
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Looks a bit closer to shore than usual.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Is it on the beach yet?
  6. lahana

    Flying your ensign while racing

    Watched this nice clip on the Transpac and was amazed just how many Americans flew the flag during the race.
  7. lahana

    suck my balls

    It truly depends if "suck my balls" had a '!' or '?' attached to it.... just saying, a request is not a breach of rule 2.
  8. lahana

    suck my balls

    NZL4717 gets job as tactician on WOXI.
  9. lahana

    Flying your ensign while racing

    Here from the horses mouth,... good ol' Tom. This goes for the English ruled parts of the world. As for racing, Neither Australia, nor Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands fly ensigns during racing. Seppos, not sure? I would however love to see an orange boat, with deck painted as a confederate flag, sailed by a bunch of Daisy Duke's!
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    IRGC seizes a Panamanian flagged tanker

    This from the ABC (Australian) website this morning. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-20/iran-captures-two-british-operated-tankers-in-strait-of-hormuz/11328078
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    Rudder refurb and associated troubles...

    Had about a 1/4”+ space, but after sanding off the gel coat etc, I should still be within specs. The top was a bit concave as well, so wanted to level that a bit, so water wouldn’t sit there. The biax and stuff on the top only amounted to maybe 1/8” max. The only issue could b the top near the trailing edge, where it seems to have build up slightly more, but I will check. Can’t wait to see this part of the project finished and having the boat ready for antifoul and splash!
  12. lahana

    Rudder refurb and associated troubles...

    It wasn't all smooth sailing though, the trailing edge was rather thin from all the initial sanding and removing of the gel coat. I did try to round the edge with fiberglass roving, but just couldn't muster to form it around right angles. I did try a number of different ways and with different contraptions, but no luck. In the end I used some HD bi-axial layers with a lightly thickened epoxy on both sides and managed a 1/4" thick trailing edge. Sanded flat and straight, it did come together in the end. Used the scraps of the bi-axial to tie the two halves along the top seam as well. Final couple of glass layers and it was time for the fairing compound.... I see glorious sand in my future! Here some pics.
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    Rudder refurb and associated troubles...

    So, been doing a bit of glassing on the rudder. A long time between drinks, but since we had decent weather, I spent the days doing the hull. Here some pics.
  14. I remember that lovely boat... the guys on board were real gentlemen. I enjoyed sailing with them back then. Think the hull is now painted white, used to be clear cold molded, the wood looked great with the yellowy/beige deck and stripes. Was a great few seasons sailing her!
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    Rudder refurb and associated troubles...

    Thank, I follow him religiously. I opted out of making a mold, but in hindsight, maybe would have been worth it. I'm definitely now in Mads league when it comes to doing this kind of work though. Thanks for the heads up though. Thanks for the advice, Having an "internal" seal/layer makes a lot of sense. I'll have a good study on this and report back. Awesome info!