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Old 04-08-2017, 11:37 PM   #141
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Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
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Not for long. He's going to Bali for a week on the 20th and if his remaining stuff isn't gone when I get back to the yard I'll just remove it and leave it on the deck of his yacht.

Meanwhile, Montys have just posted a notice in the ablutions block stating that anyone emptying Porta-Pottis in the toilets will be evicted. This is pretty unreasonable when my yacht is 250 metres from said facilities, so a written complaint has been made to the management.

In other news, the federal government has confirmed in February that vaping is still illegal despite 90% of civilised countries accepting it as a valid means of quitting cigarettes. I should note that even possessing a vaping device is illegal in WA, and that possessing nicotine for vaping carries a $9000+ fine in Qld.

I'd already be living overseas in an actually free country, except that if I leave before claiming the pension I won't be able to claim outside Australia for two years.

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Old 04-17-2017, 11:02 AM   #142
Join Date: Mar 2010
Home Port: Mandurah
Vessel Name: Stand Easy and now Eleuthera as well
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Shows some people should not let us old farts wait to long for an answer to some questions...Whilst waiting for three different marine electronics dealers to get back to me on a price for new Autohelm/Autopilot I pulled the old Nautech 3000 off the boat and stripped and tested it, The outer tracks on the circuit boards copper had deteriated and become non conductive. Used a track pen and tested system and it now works again. This time have covered tracks with sealant and new O'ring on body of unit.
Dont need a new one now. Who said easter holidays are a waste of time. Grin.

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