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Old 12-20-2012, 02:31 AM   #85
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Vene, vidi, vichyssoisse! I came, I saw, I ate the soup!
It's all about having fun and revelling in the results. Good onya, it's going well.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:10 AM   #86
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Concrete damage? What concrete damage?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:55 AM   #87
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It sounds like you've been working your butt off. The pictures are showing some real progress.

I'm still good for Monday. We'll see how much we can get done between us and if our combined knowledge doesn't get results than we'll take a few photos and see if any internet friends like Auzzee can shed any light.

Congratulations on what you've achieved so far. I'll call you over the weekend.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #88
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@ Haiqu ... if you are going to have someone climb your mast I suggest buying a coil of light rope and running a length through each block or pulley at the top of the mast the securing it at the bottom by both ends for each block or pulley that is up top ... then once you figure it all out you can simply attach the halyards you need onto the guide rope and pull them through .. means not having to climb the mast again and makes it simple.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #89
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It sounds like you've been working your butt off. The pictures are showing some real progress.

I'm still good for Monday. We'll see how much we can get done between us and if our combined knowledge doesn't get results than we'll take a few photos and see if any internet friends like Auzzee can shed any light.

Congratulations on what you've achieved so far. I'll call you over the weekend.

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No worries Pete, I'll leave the phone on. Out all day tomorrow and won't have the phone with me, I'll be helping delatbabel with an engine issue.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #90
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@ Haiqu ... if you are going to have someone climb your mast I suggest buying a coil of light rope and running a length through each block or pulley at the top of the mast the securing it at the bottom by both ends for each block or pulley that is up top ... then once you figure it all out you can simply attach the halyards you need onto the guide rope and pull them through .. means not having to climb the mast again and makes it simple.

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Yeah, did think of that (see post #70) but haven't bought any yet. It's on tomorrow's shopping list. :-)

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #91
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And here's the starboard side done.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:21 AM   #92
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1. Posts straightened and safety wires replaced
2. Pile of leftover rusty junk and plastic

Lines are much cleaner with the 10mm plastic tubing removed and straight runs. Replaced all ferrules, thimbles and turnbuckles.

Post #84 has the "before" shots of these wires.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:26 AM   #93
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Ebay woes. Ordered a carpenter's mallet from the UK on 13 Dec and a set of chisels from Victoria on the same day. They both arrived today. Disgraceful.

Ordered four LED globes for my dome lights, only 3 worked. Disgraceful.

Still waiting for 23 items to arrive, some as far back as 14 November. Disgraceful.

Australia Post has lost my car registration papers. Disgraceful.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:40 AM   #94
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Being battered by power boats the past few days. This makes keeping things on the shelves difficult, and using the internet impossible. One water skier, one with kids on a rubber ring, and several just motoring up and down for no apparent reason. Damn them and the Johnson Seahorse they rode in on.

Ebay purchases continue to dribble in, but there are lots of days when there's nothing to do but sanding, which gets mighty tiresome. I really need that 18ga red wire I ordered to rewire the boat but it might be another week yet.

Plonked the old marine battery into the van last time ashore, a week ago. Today I tried it and it wouldn't start, and measured 11.12V without constant trickle charging by the solar panels. So I had to jump-start it from the original battery. Yep, I'm glad that got replaced.

Another quick recipe, just for Auzzee (you'll get no vichyssoise here, matey!):

Boil a handful of rice then drain it. Clarify a brown onion in oil (are we noticing a pattern yet?) with a spoonful of Masterfoods minced garlic, add instant noodles and rice and a mug of water and bring to the boil. Add one can of four-bean mix (drained) and cook for 10 minutes, then add a can of whole peeled tomatoes (drained) and a splash of Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce. Simmer for another 10 minutes, then ... Om Nom Nom!!

Note: "one can" in recipes here refers to the 400g cans you'd see on the supermarket shelves.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:14 AM   #95
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Managed to fritz the 1000W inverter the day I installed the new batteries. I have it simply clamped to the posts with big alligator clips and I inadvertently put it on backwards ... hey, stupid I know but it was 1:30am and I was working under the stairs in the dark. Anyhow, I ordered a pack of 40A blade fuses to replace the two that had blown and with vain hope fitted them today when they arrived in the mail.

Bingo, fixed. These little Digicell units are fairly robust for a $34 item, I highly recommend them. Oh, and that's why you always buy a spare. And a pack of fuses.
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So How did the mast work go?
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Ah. Pete was called back to work early, we've deferred until after 10 January.
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Bit of a spendy day today.

Supermarket $107.50
Hardware store $206.85
eBay $65.00
Fuel $25.00 or so.

On the other hand I did buy enough supplies for three weeks, and the hardware items included a new 18V hammer drill (with two battery packs) so that I can fit the outboard; all in all not too bad really.

The ebay item was a ca. 1980 HF radio - a Wagner 1729H - that I intend to convert to regular ham use. Power is 100W and it's capable of working to 17MHz which should be plenty. A nice companion to the PCM Kestrel, which will remain as a dedicated marine radio.
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