What have you been up to lately
Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:15 PM
This is fastest yacht in the Southern Hemisphere, mighty impressive, it's only in light air today but I've seen it in 25 knots of breeze and it only has one hull in the water zooming along around the same speed as the air that's driving it!
Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:17 AM
I was thinking the same thing Ken . In lieu of that, maybe a Macworld meet up at Mick's!
...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:53 PM
I could arrange a meeting that everyone would enjoy, just give me the green light Dave and it's on!
Team building exercises, make sure the team from AMW fronts up too......
Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:08 AM
Hmmm... can I come too? Golly I miss sailing!
But since the thread is "what have you been up to lately" Ummm... currently we are moored in Saverne, just in front of the Chateau (that's the top right hand corner of France of the geographically challenged).
I'd post a pic, but apparently I'm not allowed to link to my Flickr account, so you'll just have to imagine what it's like!
Edit: obviously I figured it out! Here's one I prepared earlier, Sunset in Lagarde a few k's back up the Canal de la Marne au Rhin.
Postcard From Lagarde 2 by bitingmidge, on Flickr
Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:56 AM
We came 5th overall (IRC Racing) and we also had two second placings in the racing regatta, not bad for a bunch of oldish salts......
Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:04 PM
Not too many pictures as it was pretty hard going,
This picture is from 007 a local boat, he manged to pitch pole the spinnaker, this means the boat rounded up (broached) to the point that the pole went into the water with the spinnaker attached, filled it full of water and snapped the pole.
the bend in the pole is from where it comes in contact with the rigging, therefore snapping the shrouds then the mast basically gets blown off the boat! (this fortunately didn't happen)
Huge loads are applied to the rig as you can imagine.
Very dangerous and usually ends up breaking the mast on the boat. 007 was very lucky! They came home intact.....
Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:12 PM
can be seen better in this picture....
Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:15 PM
Now JZ I think you've mentioned your a shop fitter outer....please be as critical as you want, let me know where i am going wrong here.....
remember this is not my line of work at all.....
The stove didn't work too well and the original burners had burn the splash back so its time for it to go.....
Might look ok but it was really crap
The new weapon.....Duel oven + grill and five burners.
Lisa, time for you go out for a coffee whist i do some hammering.....
Getting out of control, opp's slipped with the saw....
Fixed up new plinth, new flexible gas line, someone put a bloody big hole in the wall....need to fix that too
Getting the hang of this now.....
Hooked the power up, gas check, it's on cooking / heating some food up for my daughter...still have the rangehood to do but that was a full two days work for this black duck!