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  1. I tried one of the archives listed above but was told they had no record of my father's service. Ancestry however did come up with some records which were muster lists which enabled you to see when he first enlisted and then discharged, plus a mention of a six week stint in hospital:- 1942-12-31 Muster Roll Of The Crew, USS Saratoga.pdf
  2. I wonder what the topic of conversation was ......
  3. The Man on Fire is one of the best epsiodes - how he survived that I don't know.
  4. Congrats Hoppy - hope you enjoy it as much we did.
  5. Went to the Monaco Grand Prix in 2014. The reserved seats at Virage/Louis Chiron were $240 AUS - probably the best seats on the circuit. Also went on the Saturday with seats opposite the Red Bull Garage for $90 AUS.
  6. Was in the start box. It was a real shame to see Alive hit the bottom when they started - didn't' think that would happen as it was about 100m from the shore. There was a real crunching sound when it grounded - any news on how it faired afterward?
  7. I'll check the routing of the wiring to see if that solves the problem but at the end of the day not a big issue as I have two other compasses on board. One other issue I noted is that the autopilot has its own GPS and hence calculates SOG as part of the display. I also have two other MFD's as chart plotters/data displays that have their own GPS on the seatalk network. The chart plotter's SOG is always about 0.5 to 1.2knts greater than the GPS which tends to confirm that the chartplotter is a bit optimistic as the autopilot SOG appears to be more consistent with the physical speed -
  8. The control head is a Raymarine P70 which connects via the Raymarine Sea Talk cable so separating the + & - wires is not really feasible. The deviation ceases when the autopilot is turned off.
  9. I had the bright idea to relocate the autopilot control head within reach of one of the two steering wheels so that I could easily hold on to the wheel whilst turning it on or off. A spot just near the compass (I have two wheels and a compass on each side of the boat) seemed ideal as it would be out of the way of foot traffic and gave a good clear indication of course and speed on the electronic readout from the helming position. The problem now is that I had forgotten about the effects of electromagnetic interference on compasses and when the autopilot is on, whacko goes the compass accu
  10. Here's one for Hoppy that easily fits within his budget:- ONLY $1.00!
  11. We owned one that came out of the French factory - for some reason, there were a number at this time that were affected by poor varnish adhesion - Beneteau paid for the whole interior on our boat to be removed and resprayed - check for any peeling or lifting of the varnish (use a bit of sticky tape)
  12. You can still appreciate decent artwork with most CD's vs zilch for anything downloaded. Have kept all of mine but access the tunes via a WD hard drive sitting on the home network and a Sonos system
  13. Here's a COVID visit for you.....
  14. (p)irate, just to clarify, I don't think there is a "Combined Club's Pennant" as such. There are individual club pennants, which you can pay an additional fee for cross entries if you like to collect triangular flags, but 1st place overall in the Combined Club's series only entitles you to a pickle dish. I note that this season BYC has one drop in their scoring, whereas the other clubs don't. Interestingly the under 15.2.1 of the NOR it also states that a club may also apply their own handicap for a race that can be different to the Combined Club's handicap - interesting to see how t
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