End of Season Blooze

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Ponaldpe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:43 am

Boat You going to connect traveler with the autopilot to auto tack the boat?

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:57 am

Oh, and I still haven't pulled the boat out. Haven't even started to strip and prep it for trailering. Raining pretty good today. :P

Gotta get to it before the bay starts freezing over, though. :wink:

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Highlander » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:07 pm

NiceAft wrote:John,

Is there some sort of distance the radar has to be from your head? Seriously, that’s a lot of radio waves buzzing near your head if you’re close to it.

Ray
No Ray
Raymarine Quantum Radar gives off less radiation than a cell Phone , uses only 17watts on transmit & 7watts on standby , I also installed an on/off switch to the battery feed for the radome so as if I,m not using the radar the Radome is not comsuming batt power & as the radome is instant on requires no warm up time as it,s solid state tech. it,s not an issue,
The only reason to have this radome as high as poss. is to maxmize it,s distance range of 24 N/M , u need to b up-dating ur tech. Knowledge it,s hard I know ! :?

J :P

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by NiceAft » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:33 pm

Right back atcha :P , and then some :P :P :D

Ray

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Highlander » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:18 am

NiceAft wrote:Right back atcha :P , and then some :P :P :D

Ray
Now don,t feel so bad Ray , wait till u r trying to figure out something while readin the instructional manual & ur 5 yr old Granddaughter say.s look grampa that,s easy 1,2,3, bingo see ! & u say what the heck how,d u learn to do that ! & she say,s easy I googled it on my I-Pad :?

J :D :D :D :D
PS I bought her the I-pad for her 3rd X-Mas " Go Figure " :)

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by BOAT » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:39 am

Ponaldpe wrote:Boat You going to connect traveler with the autopilot to auto tack the boat?
Nope to that Ponldpe - (Ponald?) Like in Donald? My dad's name was Donald so I'm just wondering about your name - I thought maybe pe means P.E. (Professional Engineer) - that's what they call an engineer that gets his wet stamp over here: a PE.

Oh well, the whole point of motorizing the traveler is so I can operate it from the helm (or anywhere else on the boat for that fact) I find the traveler very helpful in trimming the boat so I use it A LOT - so much so that I would like to be able to move it with a button.


Hey John! Is it okay if I call you Grandpa!! :P :P

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Highlander » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:34 pm

Mark
Hey John! Is it okay if I call you Grandpa!! :P :P

Yep as long as u r gonna come up in the spring & clean my Hull , wash my decks & shine up my Black Stripes

J :)

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Highlander » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:17 pm

Got my new Extreme up-dated rack & pinion steering cable yesterday from BWY & started removing the old cable which now has 12" of free play :o
finally stopped raining here today after about 5 days of rain & wind gusts to 95km/h
J 8)

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Baha » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:53 am

I have a crack in the top of the helm seat to fix. That happened when the block on the daggerboard failed, and I landed against the seat.

After that, repack/replace all trailer bearings and brake shoes.

After that, I am thinking of replacing my galley top with Corian.

That should do it for a while. Since it's getting dark here before 5:00 these days, it limits what I can do.

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by BOAT » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 am

I think it might be worth it to clean the raccoon stripes If I get to call the old man Grandpa - I'm thinking about it. (Anyone older than me is an "old man")

I would be VERY interested in how to do corian ("Corian" - spelling?) on the galley - I have no experience in that but would sure like guidance so I could do it too. :P

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by Highlander » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:43 pm

BOAT wrote:I think it might be worth it to clean the raccoon stripes If I get to call the old man Grandpa - I'm thinking about it. (Anyone older than me is an "old man")

I would be VERY interested in how to do corian ("Corian" - spelling?) on the galley - I have no experience in that but would sure like guidance so I could do it too. :P
Hi Grumpy

I,d sooner b called Grandpa anyday !!! :D :D :D :D

J :P

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by TimLa » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:44 am

For those missing the 'grandpa' reference, watch the movie 'We were soldiers once'.

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by BOAT » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:31 am

I have a shirt that says Grumpy.

I wish I could be in a good mood all the time like Highlander but it's hard for me to stay focused with only half a brain.,\,05 see - told you so .

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by sailboatmike » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:24 pm

One of the rights of growing old is the right to be grumpy, Im sure its written in the constitution somewhere.

And as it my right, I will be grumpy whenever and wherever I decide to be

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Re: End of Season Blooze

Post by BOAT » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Well, one of the nice things about Highlander is that he is not grumpy even though he is "not a spring chicken" - In my case - I have no excuse - I am not even as old as Highlander yet I am grumpy.

It makes people not like me - I get what I deserve.

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