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Old 09-25-2015, 02:57 AM   #29
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What is the LOD and LOA of the vessel?
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:58 AM   #30
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Design LOD of the Hartley Tasman is 27', LOA including bowsprit is 30'. Why do you ask?
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:31 PM   #31
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Just trying to get a picture of the sail aspect ratio. I had it in my mind that it was a 35'er and the sail measurements seemed tiny for such a craft. The Tasman is a pretty boat and carries its sails well forward.

Is it possible to lower the boom down closer to the deck?
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:34 AM   #32
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Keppelena's the larger yacht at 33' LOD / 35' LOA.

The boom can come down a little, but it would require removing the fibreglass helm roof permanently. Since it's mounted badly that may eventually happen.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:49 AM   #33
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If only I could get my hands on the insuff'rable asshat who decided to put a clear acrylic hatch above the v-berth.

Most days I don't mind being blasted in the face by sunrays at barely 0930 but today I really needed to sleep in. For some reason the whole river was alive with activity last night and it kept me awake until really late.

We had chemical tanker arrivals, a full moon, choppy conditions, jetskis, fireworks, generators running, power boats queued up at the ramp to be trailered away as late as 10pm and new yachts still arriving until after 11pm.

I have no idea why, but it seems everyone wanted to be at Morningside last night. Colour me grumpy.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:17 PM   #34
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> Picked up a new pair of thongs/flipflops/jandals (select one)

Vietnamese safety boots.

> Math teacher: "OK class, today we're going to learn how to measure the height of the school flagpole."

Question in a UK Physics test: Determine the height of a building using only a barometer. The correct answer is to measure the air pressure at the top and bottom and using a formula based on density of air, bla bla bla, can all be done.

Student answers: Drop the barometer off the top of the building and time how long it takes to hit the ground (too obvious). Climb up the side of the building measuring the building's height in barometer-lengths (fails OH&S provisions). Stand the barometer alongside the building, measure the length of the shadow of the barometer, measure the length of the shadow of the building, invoke Pythagoras, etc (failed physics, passed mathematics). Best answer -- go to the architect who designed the building and say "I will give you this nice shiny new barometer if you tell me how tall that building is" (failed physics and mathematics, passed economics).

> If only I could get my hands on the insuff'rable asshat who decided to put a clear acrylic hatch above the v-berth.

Same problem on Chiara Stella if you recall, although I think you spent the entire trip sleeping amidships. Solution was a couple of those windscreen reflector thingies you can get from any auto shop, cut to size, perforated and punctured where necessary, edges sealed and taped, and then double sided taped to the inside of the perspex. Works well.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:45 AM   #35
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Best answer -- go to the architect who designed the building and say "I will give you this nice shiny new barometer if you tell me how tall that building is" (failed physics and mathematics, passed economics).
No doubt lost it all in the dot-com crash.

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If only I could get my hands on the insuff'rable asshat who decided to put a clear acrylic hatch above the v-berth.

Same problem on Chiara Stella if you recall, although I think you spent the entire trip sleeping amidships.
I did get up occasionally to run a night watch. And unlike *some* people, I didn't steer south when we were supposed to be going northeast. :-)

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Solution was a couple of those windscreen reflector thingies you can get from any auto shop, cut to size, perforated and punctured where necessary, edges sealed and taped, and then double sided taped to the inside of the perspex. Works well.
I was considering that tint film they use on car windows, but this would work. Ta.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:58 AM   #36
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Shore trip last night. I decided to sleep in the van because I have a tendency to procrastinate when I'm half awake and figured if I was already ashore the shopping would have to get done.

Of course, sleeping wasn't easy because I have my sails in the back and there's very little room left to lie down. But one of today's tasks was to drop off the mainsail to a sailmaker for repair, which is why they're in the van.

Got groceries, picked up mail (new laptop battery on hold at PO) and then Whitworths for some 1 1/2" plastic hose and two metres of 6mm chain. And therein lies a story - got ashore last night to find I didn't have the new chain to secure the dinghy. Must have absentmindedly left it laying around when I first got back from my brother's place and someone walked off with it, complete with new padlock. Between that and ordering the wrong range extender antenna for my G4 data modem I've cost myself $50 in stupid errors this month.

So I finally get to the sailmaker, which was about a 25km drive. Girl comes to desk, I say "I'd like a quote to repair my mainsail." Blank stare. I notice that they mostly have shade sails in the showroom so I say, "It's off my yacht."

So she replies, "Oh, we only make shade sails."

Me: "Hmmm. Well, I suppose you should make that clearer in your advertising." I turn to leave and suddenly a booming voice behind me yells, "It's perfectly clear."

I turn back to see a shambling six foot hairy galoot. "I did an internet search and there was no mention of shade sails in your ads."

"No you didn't."

At this point I'm all like "LOLWUT?" Obviously this guy was making no sense at all and also seemed ready for a major argument. I backed out slowly, with him ranting "We're in the shadesail business."

It's a rare day when I disparage my fellow human being, but in this case I made an exception. I distinctly recall muttering "What a w̶a̶n̶k̶e̶r̶ very silly person" as I headed back to the van.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:37 AM   #37
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Del's having Chiara Stella delivered and presently she's en route Vanuatu to Cairns. He informs me that I'm welcome to come and sail the Gulf of Thailand when it gets there.

Dude, don't tempt me ...
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:41 AM   #38
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Aristotle Onassis was right, boats *are* like rabbits and stopping at two is difficult. I keep lusting after multihulls, is this just a passing phase?

A Bolger SneakEasy would be awesome too.

And a workboat with a huge engine and a crane.

And there are just so many cheap 22'ers about that could be fixed up for peanuts and day sailed.

Why didn't I discover this passion at age 30? I wasted most of my life.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:07 AM   #39
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Oh woe is me. I just spotted a 2001 Hartley RORC 32'er going for less than $4,000 and it has a working diesel. How the hell do I talk myself out of this one?

It would be cheaper to buy this than haul Shenoa out for cleaning.
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Just picked up a pair of brand new TackTick MN100-2 displays off Gumtree. Wind analog and dual digital instruments.

$400 total.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:18 PM   #41
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Which boat to fit them to ??
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:07 PM   #42
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The good thing about TackTick is that you can unclip them and shift them from one yacht to another. :-)
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