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Old 03-17-2013, 01:39 AM   #225
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I just did the calculation for Keppelena and it worked out at exactly 20hp. Jaysus and bugger me, it must be St. Patrick's Day.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:30 AM   #226
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Been a busy few days, mostly due to the perfect weather but also contemplation of leaving for Brisbane is giving me added energy. So far today I've cut some panels to secure the entrance - Keppelena had no door! - and repainted the transom where the dinghy bashed a few patches off. While I was out there I also painted the strip above the waterline all round to cover the discoloured paint where the waterline changes from salt to fresh water. And finally, I caught another fish!

1. Trial fit of the patch panel in the head.
2. One cast, one fish. A 33cm (13") bream.
3. Today's lunch.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #227
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Hi Rob,

My mate finished the bracket today. He should be dropping it off tomorrow or Thursday. When do you want me to throw it up for you?

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #228
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Are you getting excited yet Pete ???

We are still hard at work getting a list of jobs done and will be ready to sail on time no worries ...

Hey Rob I love reading about your accomplishments, its good to see someones thought processes ...

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:43 AM   #229
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Hi Pete, Send me an SMS when you're ready to go, I have the bolt and nyloc nuts here, and the right cable clips too.

Lex, Thanks mate. As usual all encouragement is appreciated.
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Now that attention is off sealing leaks I'm looking for other tasks to complete. Bought a second gallon tin of paint the other day and yesterday painted the sides of the cabin. I now have a reasonable 100ft boat (i.e. looks pretty good from 100 feet away).

There are old repairs at the deck join that will need attention, filling rotting timber with bog - as someone did many years ago - isn't a great way to secure the cabin to the concrete.
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Several days of one step forward, two steps back.

Thursday I applied some two-part body filler, only to find that by Friday morning it still hadn't set. Scraped it out, muttering to myself at my stupidity for having forgotten the catalyst (I assumed) and reworked it. Same again the next time, and I was sure to mix it properly. Body filler that only works sometimes? Whoooooa there.

Started painting the porthole frames, only to have the skies open for the first time in a week, just for long enough to make it all run and need repainting.

Cleaned and filled the galley hatches, and the filler fell out due to further rot that I hadn't detected. Took one off to work on it inside and just as I finished painting it the skies drizzled enough through the open roof to leave light spots all over the paint. Arrrgggghhhh.

Anyhow, you get that on the big jobs.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:00 AM   #232
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Scored a Wagner 829MR HF radio from a guy in Adelaide who is renovating an old boat. He's sending it for the price of postage. Nice.

Will be meeting with a Beneteau owner up at Middle Harbour to advise on installation of his Icom 802 in a few days.

Bluetooth headphones have arrived and after seversal days messing with drivers they now work. Should be awesome with the Flex SDR-1000 radio when I dig it out of hiding.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:20 AM   #233
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Couple of weeks ago I informed NSW Maritime that the covers on Scarab, a yacht moored near me, had been torn off and that they should contact the owner to give them attention.

I thought nothing more of it until yesterday when Jubilee Moorings showed up with that same yacht in tow and asked me where it should go. Evidently she had broken mooring and drifted off a few days ago and I hadn't noticed, although I did sense there was something different. Water cops had handed them the job of putting her back in place again.

Sorry for the info overload, my connection has been patchy for a few days.
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Oh yeah, and a light amphibian aircraft did a touch-and-go right in front of me on the river Thursday. For a moment I thought it was an emergency landing.
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Pete has been again, and as usual there has been progress. The AIS and VHF antennas are now atop the mast, reception is much better on both. I'm getting 12nm for AIS which is pretty good from this sheltered position.

Thanks Pete! Enjoy your time up north with Lex.
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It's been a real pleasure to read about your progress, and then see it first hand. No boat jobs go perfectly to plan it seems but we got there in the end. Good luck up north with Shenoa and I'll see you when we both get back from our trips... Or maybe even in a distant port...

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Jeez Rob, I hope you haven't worn Pete out ... laughs.

Isn't the cruising lifestyle grand, lots of nice people always willing to lend a hand. Over the years I have found that yachties are just a nicer kind of people.

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No chance of that Lex, my energy is infinite. I think my greatest difficulty when we travel will be slowing down.

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