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by drikko
Oct 4th, '16, 14:00
Forum: General
Topic: towing your TS with a Motorhome?
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: towing your TS with a Motorhome?

The Mercedes Sprinter platform is now available as a 4wd complete with traction control etc. The motorhome manufacturers are offering this as the base. Apparently they are very competant off road so would solve the boat ramp issue. Not cheap though! You'd need more than 2 daughters to sell.....
by drikko
Oct 1st, '16, 16:58
Forum: Member locations
Topic: TSP S.E QUEENSLAND
Replies: 42
Views: 18839

Re: TSP S.E QUEENSLAND

In 2 weeks time, this thread will be 10 years old!!!!
by drikko
Sep 29th, '16, 03:40
Forum: General
Topic: Jim Young 6.0 Water Ballast help wanted
Replies: 52
Views: 5480

Re: Jim Young 6.0 Water Ballast help wanted

Fairly sure I put that article up on the Crawford Marine site years ago. All the articles there were from me originally. Other Graham, am painting my house right now so I know what you mean! A lot of the youngs had about 30kgs of lead put into the bottom tip of the centreboard to make them less sens...
by drikko
Sep 24th, '16, 23:39
Forum: General
Topic: Jim Young 6.0 Water Ballast help wanted
Replies: 52
Views: 5480

Re: Jim Young 6.0 Water Ballast help wanted

Hi Graham, I replied to your FB message the other day. Happy to have a chat sometime. The side ballast tanks were an option in the plans, if you lived where there wasnt much wind then leave them out. Here in SE Qld they're definitely needed. Those slide gates on the CB were awefull so I removed them...
by drikko
Oct 14th, '13, 18:43
Forum: General
Topic: fire extinguisher is compulsory for reason.
Replies: 42
Views: 4091

Re: fire extinguisher is compulsory for reason.

It would have been flame throwers rather than water. It's Mr Rabbits plan to re-vitalise the car manufacturing industry here...... :D :D
by drikko
Jun 5th, '13, 08:29
Forum: General
Topic: Melbourne boat show
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: Melbourne boat show

Sure....... :D :D
by drikko
Jun 5th, '13, 07:31
Forum: General
Topic: Melbourne boat show
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: Melbourne boat show

zebedee wrote:
pdandy wrote:Hobbie?
Hobby? Hobie?
Well done zeb, keep up the spelling corrections. it annoys the f$%k out of pdandy so it's a worthwhile sport :D :D :D
by drikko
Feb 4th, '13, 23:09
Forum: ELECTRICKERY (Electrical and Electronic Stuff)
Topic: Evil Plan To Rule The World
Replies: 37
Views: 7724

Re: Evil Plan To Rule The World

Hah, found the lot of you...you can't hide from me......muuaahahahahahahahahahahaha... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by drikko
Jun 5th, '11, 18:03
Forum: General
Topic: Reinventing the Frostbite regatta - Warwick QLD.
Replies: 25
Views: 2920

Re: Reinventing the Frostbite regatta - Warwick QLD.

Hey Andy,
How are the arrangements going? I've got the caper cat all cleaned up ready to go, camping gear all packed. I'm bringing my 15yr old daughter who is great at baby sitting and entertaining kids, are there any other kids going?

Do you want us to bring some firewood?

Cheers

D
by drikko
Mar 30th, '11, 11:47
Forum: General
Topic: Bay to Bay 2011
Replies: 62
Views: 5263

Re: Bay to Bay 2011

We'll be there as usual, ie socialising not racing. Marina Friday arvo, beers, watch the start, beers, and follow up to garys for a few more beers then casual sail back to TCB Sunday.

See you there!
by drikko
Mar 28th, '11, 17:39
Forum: General
Topic: Bay to Bay 2011
Replies: 62
Views: 5263

Re: Bay to Bay 2011

Did a year really go by THAT quickly???
by drikko
Mar 28th, '11, 05:27
Forum: Virtual Racing
Topic: 5 oceans race
Replies: 92
Views: 22314

Re: 5 oceans race

Off we go!! Well virtually anyway..... if yer on the velux then look me up "drikko" of course.


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by drikko
Mar 28th, '11, 05:00
Forum: General
Topic: NO SAILING ON LAKE EYRE
Replies: 62
Views: 7629

Re: NO SAILING ON LAKE EYRE

Yep it's dumb, and not being able to express opinions is dumber. Dick Smith was on Macca on ABC this morning expressing outrage about it as well. He even wrote to the SA premier about it but got no answer. One small group of australians stopping the rest is ridiculous. As DS said the club was willin...
by drikko
Mar 21st, '11, 22:09
Forum: Just Cruising
Topic: Moreton Bay For Easter
Replies: 67
Views: 10746

Re: Moreton Bay For Easter

Well Slainte, are you not a long term QLDer? Haven't you heard??? No matter what weekend easter falls on, it rains like a bastard. Has done for 50 years, even years that it hasn't rained any other day all year, but always Easter, and usually most of easter. No QLDers plan anything other than home, T...
by drikko
Mar 17th, '11, 17:48
Forum: General
Topic: Advice wanted on buying a Dremel ??
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Advice wanted on buying a Dremel ??

I think mine is an Ozito, it's currently on loan to my dad. It seems to be out on loan more often than here!! The bits and blades are pretty cheap from Supercrap or Buntings.

Not sure which side of town you are but I get around the place a lot. You can borrow mine if I can retrieve it.
by drikko
Mar 16th, '11, 22:00
Forum: General
Topic: Advice wanted on buying a Dremel ??
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Advice wanted on buying a Dremel ??

I got a cheap 240V one from Supercrap auto for about $30 including all tools etc. I have used it next to the genuine dremel at work and there's really no difference. Works like a beaut.
by drikko
Mar 16th, '11, 20:03
Forum: General
Topic: LED Lights and Insects
Replies: 36
Views: 4667

Re: LED Lights and Insects

Well, at least they'd be able to see the 1500watt LED from there, it would be brighter than the sun!!
by drikko
Mar 12th, '11, 01:34
Forum: General
Topic: New guy with some questions
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: New guy with some questions

Probably not a good idea to spin the prop with a 240V drill underwater.... :shock: :shock: :shock:
by drikko
Mar 12th, '11, 01:28
Forum: General
Topic: Therapy session
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: Therapy session

Some of us just go to the pub, but that sounds real cool :) WD!
by drikko
Mar 12th, '11, 01:18
Forum: General
Topic: Ross River Fever
Replies: 74
Views: 9276

Re: Ross River Fever

I am an ahtiest too, ...... Andy Andy Andy...perlease. That's not what I was referring to, I was simply stating that if we WERE to start a "do you believe in god" thread it was highly unlikely to result in a consensus of opinion resulting in all those who are wrong to change their mind and stop bel...
by drikko
Mar 8th, '11, 21:57
Forum: General
Topic: Ross River Fever
Replies: 74
Views: 9276

Re: Ross River Fever

We should start up a 'do you believe in god' thread, just as likely to illicit a consensus of opinion...... BTW in Homeopathy they state they dilute the 'active ingredient' up to 10 to the "stupidly big number" times Trouble is the ratio of dilution is about 10 to the 12 times the number of atoms in...
by drikko
Mar 3rd, '11, 14:04
Forum: General
Topic: GPS / Sonar
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: GPS / Sonar

Tim wrote:...and yes people, my boat has been in the water...
You never mentioned any flooding your way Tim?
by drikko
Feb 27th, '11, 01:58
Forum: Virtual Racing
Topic: 5 oceans race
Replies: 92
Views: 22314

Re: 5 oceans race

Well at least I wasn't last again!!
by drikko
Feb 26th, '11, 12:16
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap 20 amp charger of ebay - so far so good
Replies: 28
Views: 8255

Re: Cheap 20 amp charger of ebay - so far so good

The battery wires and spring clamps don't look anywhere near capable of handling 20A for any significant amount of time!! Make sure you put proper crimps on the ends and shorten them as much as possible. Either that or the photos makes them look thinner than they really are.
by drikko
Jan 3rd, '11, 14:46
Forum: General
Topic: Lightning protection on a TS
Replies: 30
Views: 3984

Easiest solution is get enough cheap car battery jumper leads for each stay, clip one end onto a stay and chuck the other end in the water, repeat for each stay.

My fathers mate runs the high voltage lightning research lab at QLD Uni and is a yachty, recommended by him.

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