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    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - any experiences?

    A chance conversation led me to a bit of googling, and it actually is a thing. Trying it out for peripheral neuropathy, currently about 12 sessions in. Difficult to tell if there is any tangible improvement. My research indicates between 20 and 40 sessions can be expected to achieve real...
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    WTF is going on here?

    I tried to check the forums an hour or so ago, and got a message saying I needed to sign up for two stage authentication. I could not access the forums. Now, I think 2 stage authentications is a PITA, but it seemed the only way, so I tried. The message that was displayed gave no hint as to...
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    Fastening to LDPE

    I had a new bench seat made for the aft end of the cockpit in an inboard diesel powered launch. The original seat had a plywood base, but we decided to go with 10mm Polyethylene sheet for lightness. It's either low density or maybe medium density - I'd suspect LDPE. I need to attach hinges to...
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    Hey, Port Stephens Yacht Club (NSW)

    It's after 1800 hrs on the last day of the NSW IRC and ORC Yachting Championships.  Probably by now the speeches have all been made, trophies handed out and people are on their way home.  But there are NO results for today's racing and no series results available on your website.  Could you...
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    East Australian flood Anarchy

    OK, so I posted a bit in another thread about how WE were hit - I'll redo that here tomorrow or so for people who may be interested but didn't find the off-topic posts..   But today we are in Ballina, northern coast of NSW, "Northern Rivers" region.  Ballina is on the Richmond River, at the...
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    Edge trim on thin fibreglass

    Hi guys, I have an engine cover made of GRP, that sits on edge against another glass moulding.  The cover is about 1.5mm thick (1/16 for USAins) and it had a rubber trim that lapped on both sides by about 6mm (1/4") to act as a seal against the other moulding (noise reduction, I'd guess, plus...
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    RIP Cameron Dale

    Cameron (Cam) Dale passed away yesterday at the age of 29 after suffering a stroke 6 weeks ago.  A keen sailor and a good bloke (I didn't know him but my son did), Cam was the partner of young circumnavigator Jessica Watson. Fair winds and following seas Cam, and condolences to Jess and Cam's...
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    Only in Darwin

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-17/nt-police-covid-update-urge-checkin-compliance/100384166 Police have fined four people $5,000 each for not wearing masks while allegedly breaking into a Darwin restaurant. It's finally happened - the final vestigial remnants of sanity have been abandoned...
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    A good day out

    Boreen Point is a sleepy village on a lake in the Noosa hinterland.  The Appolonian is the only pub.  A few years ago the pub owners went off cruising in their 50' cat for a couple of years, and leased the pub out.  The lessees ran the place into the ground and it was a ghost town.  During this...
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    Qld Anarchists

    The yacht Crystal Moon is moored in Darwin Harbour in a somewhat delapidated state.  The Harbourmaster wants it gone, and has promulgated a notice to fix it or remove it within 14 days or the HM will take actions permitted by legislation to have it removed. The yacht is marked with port of...
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    Start/finish line as an obstruction?

    The club I help out at held a regatta over Easter for off-the-beach boats.  A last minute shortage of bodies meant we couldn't use the original plan of separate start and finish boats and lines, so the Start line was shortened after the last start and became the finish line. To avoid confusion...
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    Aus Cabinet Minister accused rapist

    OK, I'm disappointed - I thought he'd be named here by now.  Anyone got the goods? For our American friends - yeah, we have our share of scumbags too ...
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    Removing Inflatable boat valves

    What's the trick?  I can't get enough purchase on the wrench to loosen the valve - the plastic wrench twists and pops out of the slots of the valve, without unscrewing the valve from its seat. I came by this little Sirocco tender - a 2.3m Osprey, but it deflates overnight.  Not totally, but...
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    Insurance query - how is write-off treated?

    OK, so we suffered a minor mishap that resulted in the newest family vessel becoming almost totally submerged.  I've finally got the quotes in and they total slightly more than the insured value of the vessel (btw, this isn't a sailing vessel - please forgive me).  But when we insured, the...
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    Timber boat shops - Rhode Island/Jamestown area?

    Son is heading to the States for work in the Newport area.  He would like to find a yard specialising in timber boats to hang out on days off, helping out and learning - not a paid position, just enjoyment. He's been there before and knows there are canvas shops, stainless workers and the like...
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    Kinetix resin not kicked off - any experience?

    Kinetix is new to me.  We were using it to mould up some pieces - there was plenty left over so my son painted some on a timber surface we will be sheathing soon.  There was still some left over, so we added some glue powder and q-cells to thicken it some, and applied that to another area we...
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    Who has had the test?

    Just swabbed for CV today.  Not pleasant, but I've had cameras put into my throat though my nose a number of times over 3 decades, so I was feted as a very good performer (didn't scream or vomit). Now I need to quarantine until the results come back (48 - 72 hours).  Feels a bit strange, but...
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    Commercial qualifications - advice

    The collapse of the yacht racing scene world-wide has resulted in the total wiping out of work my son (a professional sailor) had arranged for the upcoming year. This seems like a good opportunity to diversify into commercial skippering - but what is the best way to go about that?  Get a job as...
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    The ultimate sacrifice

    Trump wants to open the USA by Easter because business is bad. Will the citizens go along with this?  How many are prepared to die on the altar of his stupidity? Let's hear it from the choir - I'll even open posts from ignored users (temporarily) to see how much support there is from team R...
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    Divinycell Sunshine Coast Qld

    Hey Queenslanders, help me out.  I have to do a repair on one of my son's surf skis (a Gibbons).  I'm trying to find somewhere near Noosa where I can buy some Divinycell,  Klegecell or even airex, but I just haven't been able to find anywhere.  They build a lot of catamarans in this area - they...
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