MikeJohns

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  1. MikeJohns

    American Dumbass

    East Boyd Bay is the best anchorage in Twofold bay. The rule is 500 meters from any warship, it would be interesting to argue the toss if they were transferring ammunition and tried to make you leave, you could tuck closer to Fisheries Beach and meet the exclusion rule OK there's plenty of depth close in.
  2. MikeJohns

    Viking Anchors?

    Certainly reduces the strength and a cutout hole more central would be just as much use if pre-rigging a recovery line, or diving to attach same. But if the design meets any class society HHP or SHHP rating the structural design is also checked by the class society. Although having said that, the loads applied are not arduous for example HHP is just twice the holding of an equivalent weight stockless.
  3. MikeJohns

    Viking Anchors?

    We were given one ! We tried it for a few months of weekend coastal sailing and gave up. In hard bottoms it would often only partially set. Backing down and it'd seem to be set but diving on it I'd find it hadn't rotated in and was on it's side. Then a good pull astern instead of setting it properly would always break it out.
  4. MikeJohns

    Viking Anchors?

    I found the Bruce performed worse than the CQR it was supposed to replace, was very reluctant to set/reset properly at times. In hard sand I could only trust it if we could see it. We went back to the CQR as the main working anchor .
  5. MikeJohns

    Viking Anchors?

    In a rock crevice I think you'd be best to dive on it and shackle the recovery rode on to the shank directly. Then you can get a better inline pull otherwise the roll bar defeats it somewhat. Or it in turn gets mangled. I've seen many anchors stuck in coral and it's common in scoured sandstone estuary bottoms. You can get to them but they are firmly wedged .
  6. MikeJohns

    Viking Anchors?

    Different functions, Trip lines unstick an anchor by breaking suction. Lifting the back and letting the water down the low pressure side. They aren't recovery lines. In a rock crevice recovery is only via a ring or chain let down the rode and a powerful jerk . Unless the rock or coral breaks, only inline pull gets the anchor out of a crevice without turning it into a pretzyl. Edit: SZ just beat me to it
  7. MikeJohns

    Viking Anchors?

    Surely it's for retaining a recovery device for better inline pull ?
  8. MikeJohns

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    If you have sea room then head off. Stop the sail flogging and use the downwind speed to reduce apparent. That also tames the flogging sheets, they prevent safe work fwd. If no sea room put the bow through the wind and back the sail, heave to reduce the motion. Then sometimes you can throttle the sail spiral wrapping a rope halyard top down. 70 knots looks to be the absolute peak gust recorded not the wind speed.
  9. MikeJohns

    American Dumbass

    Promite hardly gets a mention, they don't even stock it here in the smaller supermarkets. That's a copy of the Oz-Marmite copy, with 18% Sugar added. Dick Smith tried making another with his failed Dick Smith foods, it took the prize! we had a jar on the boat that my wife bought in Wollongong when we stopped there to capture slaves for the passage south. No one tried it a second time....ever. It sat as a curio in the galley for 10 years and finally went into the skip on the last haulout. probably should have tried mixing it in the antifouling.
  10. MikeJohns

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Don't give up your dreams Dylan, Keep sleeping !
  11. MikeJohns

    American Dumbass

    They sell the imported UK Marmite here too. A lot of expat Brits take a while to move to Vegemite and need copious amounts till they are acclimatised. The local brew of Marmite is made by Sanitarium, and is generally considered inedible by everyone I know. There must be a few closet users cause they keep making it, probably more popular with kids since as you say it has 10% sugar in it. Vegemite is king here and in NZ, Marmite tastes odd to us. Besides Marmite was a German scientists Invention made by an Anglo Dutch company, while Vegemite is a true commonwealth product, from a truly successful project, to make something more edible than Marmite !
  12. MikeJohns

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    He didn't say specifically. I'm guessing it's mainly non-sailors who enjoy anything different from a humdrum city life, genuine personalities just doing different things .
  13. MikeJohns

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    You were wrong though about him personally.
  14. MikeJohns

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    We get a lot of sailboat drifters in Kettering ,FKT helps many of them out for free and end's up doing a lot of machining work for some of them, for no charge. Knowing full well he'll never get any return. TwoLegs diatribe ( as in continued bitter personal attack) and insinuations of a violent personality are so far off the mark . As a sailor I get frustrated with the vlogs I want to know a lot more practical info about areas I'd like to cruise. I asked Troy of Free range sailing about this, he said it doesn't sell so they don't include it. They are not making vids for cruisers.
  15. MikeJohns

    Diesel Bug and Marine 16 treatment - is it working?

    In the review in PBO's test: https://www.pbo.co.uk/gear/12-diesel-bug-treatments-tested-43353 The M_16 scored well. I like the look of the results of some of the other additives that disperse the particles such as Fuel Set. The old tried and true method in this part of the world was just Methyl Alcohol 1 part per 1000 which got rid of the water in the system quite effectively. Now they use a modified alcohol (Alkoxy Propanols ) that works a little better.