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by AndyP
Oct 3rd, '13, 21:40
Forum: General
Topic: Australia to bid Amercia's Cup Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Australia to bid Amercia's Cup Challenge

This cup was the best one that I have ever seen. They are mad if they change the format. I have guys at work talking to me about it, and they are not even remotely interested in sailing. The yanks got it right this time.
by AndyP
Oct 1st, '13, 11:19
Forum: General
Topic: Flying Fifteen Video
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Flying Fifteen Video

rseydler wrote:You should hit Andy up to organise a loaner out of sandgate. I bet within 15 minutes it'd all come back to you ;)

Soon as my knee gets better I am going to race once of the club boats. Need crew if you are keen TDM?
by AndyP
Sep 26th, '13, 22:13
Forum: General
Topic: Detergents onboard and in the kitchen
Replies: 16
Views: 1646

Re: Detergents onboard and in the kitchen

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/corexit-bp-oil-dispersant_n_3157080.html Shocking pd , I am a regular reader of the Huffington Post but I missed that one . I love the parts where they say the saw stuff, never seen it before, must be the oil spill. What was it like before?? Umm, no answers ...
by AndyP
Sep 26th, '13, 12:31
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?

Biggest race since 1983? I reckon. Have to hand it to the yanks, they are the better team. I am actually kind of glad they won, it was pretty much an aussie boat anyway :lol: :lol: :lol: and they yanks reckon they will stick with the big cats. Best yacht racing I have seen in ages, and unlike the s...
by AndyP
Aug 7th, '13, 21:33
Forum: General
Topic: Seasickness
Replies: 30
Views: 4960

Re: Seasickness

I dont get seasick, but I get really bad sealegs when I step off a boat, especially if I have been on the water for a week or more. Spend a quite night in port before stepping off, and all is good. FWIW, when I was on the endeavour, we had quite a few people get seasick. After about 3 days at sea, t...
by AndyP
Aug 7th, '13, 21:22
Forum: General
Topic: VFH Radios, Hand Held or Boat Mount?
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: VFH Radios, Hand Held or Boat Mount?

YA regs require a fixed VHF, worth noting if you go racing (most here dont). For range you wont beat a fixed VHF simply because you will have a better antenna, and that makes all the difference with radios. I have fixed VHF on my boats, but have a handheld because I can have it in the cockpit which ...
by AndyP
Aug 7th, '13, 21:17
Forum: General
Topic: Multihull Handicapping System
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Multihull Handicapping System

IMHO it is not possibly to fairly race monohulls vs multihulls The Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club does it... and it causes a great deal of friction and angst. Should be a seperate div for multi v mono. Rating the 2 together is a joke. OMR is the go for titles etc. and club racing should have a performa...
by AndyP
Jul 8th, '13, 17:53
Forum: General
Topic: 72 ft cat
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: 72 ft cat

My father built one. My first sailing experience, so I cannot be down on them. :roll: Quite a few have sailed long journeys and even all the way round. Coops. My father also built his, and it was also my first sailing experience. I am still down on them. Just because they sail around the world, doe...
by AndyP
Jul 8th, '13, 08:23
Forum: General
Topic: 72 ft cat
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: 72 ft cat

Cooper wrote:Easy with bilge keels. 8)

Coops.
Yes, my father owned one. God aweful boats they are. Pommie engineered for pommie waters and thats where they should remain.
by AndyP
Jul 6th, '13, 21:25
Forum: General
Topic: 72 ft cat
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: 72 ft cat

Tumbleweed wrote:Saw this on the beach at great keppel island today. Spoke to the owners. 72ft aluminium hull. Awesome boat. No trailer though.
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Try doing that with a keel boat ;)
by AndyP
Jul 4th, '13, 20:01
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

pdandy wrote:I hope the racing is as entertaining as this. ( I'm sure it will be)

Imagine watching 2 boats heading into fog at 40 knts and wondering if any will be coming out the other side :shock:
VMC rules apply ;)
by AndyP
Jul 4th, '13, 19:59
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: 12V plug for 50amps
Replies: 24
Views: 3460

Re: 12V plug for 50amps

Cookiesa wrote:Knowing what they genuinely cost wholesale the ebay ones are neither genuine, nor quality.
YEah, but the ebay ones are heaps cheaper than the jaycar generics.
by AndyP
Jul 4th, '13, 16:28
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

OK, so now we are all excited at watching high speed high-tec machines, how can we watch it? The only program I know of is on TVS in Sydney on a Wednesday evening. Are any other channels going to broadcast it? Live? Web sites who will stream? youtube and livestream. Fox sports going to be showing s...
by AndyP
Jul 4th, '13, 09:15
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: What do you do if you are stuck in electrical storm?
Replies: 27
Views: 5269

Re: What do you do if you are stuck in electrical storm?

I've not had to do it yet but when cruising I take my mast crutch on board so that I can lay the mast down to reduce the risk of a strike if a storm approaches. You are lulling yourself into a false sense of security. Its a myth that lightning strikes the tallest object, its takes the fastest route...
by AndyP
Jul 4th, '13, 09:07
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

Back in the 80s and before, mounting a challenge with a monohull was possible by clubs and simple millionaires. Now you need the backing of major companies and billionaires. Nothing is amateur. By all means have your extreme racing, just don't call it the Americas Cup. My point is that the beauty o...
by AndyP
Jul 3rd, '13, 13:45
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

They had to choose their weather very carefully. Might not be too good if they got hit by some of the Sydney/Hobart notorious storms. Yup, the weather has never had any adverse affect on monos in Syd to Hobart before :roll: Sails are outdated technology-why not just fit motors? Or using your argume...
by AndyP
Jul 3rd, '13, 11:01
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

Multi's are the way of the future, more fun, more exciting Yes, but just not the Americas Cup. Clearly thats not the case anymore :wink: Hopefully some of the other geriatric clubs in Australia will realise that moving to multi's is a positive for the sport. The AC is a good example of leaving behi...
by AndyP
Jul 2nd, '13, 20:02
Forum: Performance & Modifications
Topic: My mast appears bent
Replies: 11
Views: 3430

Re: My mast appears bent

Just redrill the mast. If not enough room, lower the spreaders by 10mm. Wont make any difference.
by AndyP
Jul 2nd, '13, 19:51
Forum: General
Topic: Americas Cup 2013 - bit more interested?
Replies: 139
Views: 11952

Re: Americas Cup 2013 - confusing? not interested?

The first America's cup was with the schooner America, which sailed across the Atlantic and raced in Britain. I would like to see the race going back to ocean going vessels, which might not be so spectacular, but on the other hand will not fall apart on a round the buoys race, or kill it's crew. It...
by AndyP
Mar 3rd, '13, 22:36
Forum: General
Topic: Ya blue book online
Replies: 14
Views: 2471

Re: Ya blue book online

Tymadon, thanks for the second link. Good news item no 3 , they have rationalised the first aid kit as well. Every march I 'd go looking for 100 gms of solugel ....which is more than a certain towns hospital, chemist, and gp clinic has in stock :roll: I still don't understand 20 asprin for cardiac ...
by AndyP
Mar 3rd, '13, 08:29
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Special question for the Electrickery masters
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Special question for the Electrickery masters

I suspect you've spent rather more time around more batteries than quite a few of the rest of us put together. Any idea what causes sealed batteries to fail? Vented hydrogen into the space around the battery or a build up of hydrogen and oxygen inside? What's the typical source of ignition? Not rea...
by AndyP
Mar 3rd, '13, 01:18
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Special question for the Electrickery masters
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Special question for the Electrickery masters

Exploded lead acid batteries always seemed to be one of those things that everyone you speak to knows someone who knows someone who's seen one or had it happen, but you never seem to meet anyone who's actually seen one themselves. I have seen many exploded batteries. I'm not very keen on flooded ce...
by AndyP
Mar 3rd, '13, 01:14
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Nav light options
Replies: 19
Views: 2416

Re: Nav light options

My understanding of earlier discussions was the white sector can be turned off leaving the red and green sector shining forward. With another white light on the stern the yacht woulds have legal lights. Put the all round white light on for the anchor light where it can be seen 360 degrees and the a...
by AndyP
Mar 2nd, '13, 23:48
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Special question for the Electrickery masters
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Special question for the Electrickery masters

Zeb, you left out the intracies of parallell batteries. If one battery developed a shorted cell (which is a common fault with lead acid batteries), it will discharge the other battery and probably totally confuse the regulator. IMO if the boat is going to be left for long periods of time it is bad ...
by AndyP
Mar 2nd, '13, 23:42
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Nav light options
Replies: 19
Views: 2416

Re: Nav light options

appo wrote:I am doing it properly, cheers.
Remember what you said
appo wrote: I take my family out in my boat, safety is my priority at all times

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