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  1. Rawhide

    Australian Sailing

    Amusing to see GRS spruiking the offshore yacht racing owners group on FB with a photo of a group of TP52s. Guess my shitter 46 is reason I haven't been asked my opinion
  2. Rawhide

    Mark Mills foiler in action

    Looks awesome, they do have to do something about that engine noise though, no doubt this will come
  3. Rawhide

    I just bought a cheap 12volt one off ebay, came from china. I changed the rabbit ears to twin...

    I just bought a cheap 12volt one off ebay, came from china. I changed the rabbit ears to twin aerials at the stern. works great. If you want I can look up the brand next time I go to the boat.
  4. Rawhide

    Farr X2

    Yep, you have to assume that one bolt carries all the load. so still less than 20% of the bolt proof strength including dynamic loads. Well within the fatigue limit for SS. All seems to point to some type of manufacturing f up, stripped, overcut thread?
  5. Rawhide

    Farr X2

    Yeah, looks like 2 12mm SS bolts. that's about 16 ton capacity for a 900kg keel, should be sufficient.
  6. Rawhide

    The Adventures of Chas from Tas - PHOTO CONTEST!!!

    Thought you were talking about Chas there for awhile. I found him an unpleasant pain in the ass who was under the mistaken opinion that his half incoherent ramblings were worth talking over everyone else at the table.
  7. Rawhide

    Farr X2

    DK as I understand it one PLB broke when being deployed the other crew was below deck and rushed out when boat was going over without it
  8. Rawhide

    Farr X2

    Interesting observations. But the X2 keel is cast steel (no welding) so not of much relevance
  9. Rawhide

    Farr X2

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/nsw-sailors-15-hour-ordeal-after-capsize-c-7387278
  10. Rawhide

    Farr X2

    15 hours hanging onto the bottom of an upturned hull in winter dosent sound like fun. Glad the girls are ok. As for the boat, its just a boat
  11. Rawhide

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Not many better IRC W/L regatta boats around (and all Mills designs), but still $100k over the odds IMHO
  12. Rawhide

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Only $5k year to insure. More if you move it out of the field
  13. Rawhide

    2022 Sydney 2 Hobart. 2h for Tatts

    TP52's have cameras and sensors which relay actual depth, twist, forestay pressure etc against target settings to a guy on the rail with a tablet. Not much of a step to add servos to control directly. Nothing that bucket loads of money wont fix. 
  14. Rawhide

    2022 Sydney 2 Hobart. 2h for Tatts

    I suspect more to do with concerns about automated sail control. 
  15. Rawhide

    Australian Sailing

    I was thinking of simply as a lobby group finally giving voice to the sailors. Or would AS simply say we don't recognise your association? Could Australian Recreational Sailors Ensemble (ARSE) join World Sailing direct and run its own events?
  16. Rawhide

    Australian Sailing

    There wont be any push back from clubs, club officers are continually enticed with the prospect of membership of the AS elite.  The only hope I see is to concede that AS does not represent us the sailors and create a "players association" as in most other professional sports 
  17. Rawhide

    Australian Sailing

    Looks like we will be back to boat loads of hedge trimmers. Just like sailing a F40 again. 
  18. Rawhide

    Best app to mirror laptop to android tablet

    I know I have seen this discussed extensively in the past, but either the search function is crap or I am a technical luddite (or both). What do you suggest? Can it be done by bluetooth, or do I need to use the wifi?
  19. Rawhide

    Australian Sailing

    Groups of 2 you say? So 2 handed yacht racing (assuming MA approves), maybe it will catch on and just about every dinghy?
  20. Rawhide

    Australian Sailing

    So apparently golf clubs are experiencing a near 50% upswing in membership due mostly to their national body getting on the front foot and getting in place protocols and lobbing the govment so they are allowed to continue operations. Meanwhile over at Australian Failing?????
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