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Old 11-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #29
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Better go get the sunday paper, a pencil for the crossword, and give the new equipment a proper test.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:49 PM   #30
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A day to dekludge.

Kludge: 1. /klooj/ n. The junk that accumulates when an area isn't constantly maintained. Detritus.

Just going through the forward hatches beyond the V-berth and amazed at the stuff I'm finding. Two folding aluminium-framed canvas chairs, height about 3". Why on earth would anyone design such a thing? More safety vests than you could use at a Grand Final, if one were held on a ship (now there's weird idea.) I just can't count them. Old sails. Drop cloth for painting (wish the PO had used that!)

Some people like to add their own "personal" touch by adding bumper stickers to cars. The equivalent on a yacht is small plaques with pithy sayings. I have four of them.

Our Captain says ... "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance - baffle them with bull5hit!"

Quite. It was probably funny once, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.


MY JOB.
It's not my job to run the yacht, the horn I cannot blow
It's not my job to say how far the yacht's allowed to go.
It's not my job to throttle down, or even clang the bell
But let the damn thing hit the dock and see who catches hell!

Oh dear.


NOTICE TO LANDLUBBERS
A marine toilet (one calls it a "head") is a complicated mechanism. If you toss even the smallest thing into it - even a paper matchstick or a hank of hair - it will probably choke. AND THERE ARE NO PLUMBERS AT SEA! If you have never operated one before, the skipper or mate will be glad to show you how.

Matchstick? What's a matchstick? But seriously, this paranoia doesn't apply to macerators.


But here's my favourite:

Inasmuch as three quarters of the earth's surface is water and only one fourth is land, the good Lord's Intentions are very clear. A man's time should be divided - three fourths for boating and one fourth for work.

Exactly. That one's staying.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:02 PM   #31
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Better go get the sunday paper, a pencil for the crossword, and give the new equipment a proper test.
She survived the "thunder down under" admirably. :-)

A friend once told me that the best way to make a cat comfortable in a new home is to force it to clean itself by putting butter on it's paws. This actually works, surprisingly. Evidently they associate cleaning with a home environment.

I think the same applies to dunnies and humans. Once you've used the karzie you feel right at home. Well it's only a theory, but I certainly feel better for it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:21 AM   #32
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Today's score so far: One fluoro, two 12V power points and a dome lamp all working. Totally chuffed.

Think I'll need to invent an automatic wi-fi antenna rotator though, this tidal drift plays merry hell with the connection.
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Today's score so far: One fluoro, two 12V power points and a dome lamp all working. Totally chuffed.

Think I'll need to invent an automatic wi-fi antenna rotator though, this tidal drift plays merry hell with the connection.
Got another fluoro going, that will do me for today. Time to mess about on the net now the batteries are charged up.
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Macerator is now wired back to the board and fully operational. The Electric Chair lives ...
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And here's a pic that I tried to post yesterday. Too much wave action, lost connection. The hose clamp at front stops a kink forming in the outlet tube.
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Very flash bog!
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Very flash bog!
Cheers. The standard by which I hope to continue the restoration ...
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Before: V-berth hatch removed for restoration. Note hole at right and poor paint.
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1. Jim Dandy barnacle scraper I knocked together. Cleaned one side in about 5 minutes without using the dinghy.
2. Deck prepped for concrete repairs.
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Hi Rob,

I joined cruiser blog so I keep abreast of your triumphs and tribulations. All I see so far are triumphs!! Have you had time to take pics of eutechtic fridge & deisel engine? How about the Evinrude? just curious.... Trev
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Hey Mate,

I was curious about her name. Do you think she has any former ties with Keppel Island?
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I joined cruiser blog so I keep abreast of your triumphs and tribulations. All I see so far are triumphs!! Have you had time to take pics of eutechtic fridge & deisel engine? How about the Evinrude? just curious.... Trev
Hey bro, nice surprise! See you got the internet back, cool.

I sent you photos of the eutectic fridge via gmail, check your mail. Not the diesel, she's a gonner. Too many bits have been ratted by too many ignorant previous owners I'm afraid.

Evinrude is a 9.9hp model so I'm unsure if it will even be usable except in glassy conditions with no tidal action.

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