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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2017, 09:28:32 AM »

Back to: The cost of booze.
On Tuesday evening, I was at the Adelaide Casino with a business collegue. It was my shout, I ordered 1 x Scotch (on the rocks) and 1 x Peroni draught beer.
Guess what?  $34.00  As you can guess, we left there pretty quick.

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2017, 03:34:35 PM »

Guy ,you should know being in South Australia that the greatest cost came from the electricity to make the 'rocks'  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2017, 06:52:38 PM »

That's more expensive than the Portsea pub!
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2017, 09:02:51 AM »

Hi Neil,
What an absolute joke wind generated electricity is in SA. What an absolute shame SA closed most of their power stations because of pressure from the so called greenies.

The management from the huge Adelaide Convention Centre were having to constantly apologise to the delegates and guest speakers for the flickering lights and general power issues during the 3 day event.
Attending the event were Professors, Students, CEO's and Government representatives from places such as Asia, Europe and America. The quality and reliability of the electricity supply was most embarrassing for the Aussies attending the event.

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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »

G'day Guy,
How stupid is society that we cannot run coal , wind, solar and nuclear in cogeneration ?
Coal is finite but efficient -wind and solar infinite but variable - nuclear safe and so efficient .
You can get a small nuclear reactor which will fit in to a shipping container that will power a town .
Take pollies out of politics and stuff the sooky boneheads that won't keep up with technology !

Now - back to wonderful boating and calm seas   Wink
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 05:47:07 AM »

Hear hear, my friend!

That noise you can hear, is me clapping.

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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 08:22:00 PM »

Did a bit of sanding,  bogging and priming this weekend.... and am actually using turps based house paint on  top sides, despite the cackles from you guys.  Might use some boat grade polyester on hull, but ain't got anywhere near that yet. Probs next summer!!

Aiming to get out in the water next weekend, weather permitting.....

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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 03:34:45 PM »

Hi AA,
Think about this... your top sides will get 100% more direct sun light than your hull ever will.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4LLc81AisE

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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 07:13:30 PM »

Yes. Like my wooden house!

It gets lots of sunshine, but doesn't get immersed in water.....hence my plan to use house paint top sides.

There is even a whole west facing wall that hasn't been painted for 25yrs, and which is still intact...! Maybe I shouldn't bother painting my boat at all?!

Ok. I'll watch the YouTube and think more....

But, I do enjoy "piquing" Neil's comments, and house paint on boats always seems to set him off. He does , however , have a very beautifully finished boat.

Another anology relates to my recently deceased mother - at 90ish, she decided to replace her front picket fence, and decided to use pre-primed jarrah pickets. She then asked me to paint them properly, so they would "last".

I declined, on the grounds that jarrah, pre-primed or not, would last for ages, and even the primer on the fence would probably outlast her.


Anyway, hoping to get out on the water Sunday.

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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 07:31:14 AM »

I'm with you on all of that.
Enjoy Sunday, I wish I could join you. MERCMUM and I are still painting windows adjacent a new deck which has been built at the rear of our house.
The who guy installed the solar hot water on the garage roof for the pool earlier this week, will be installing the pump today, it will be all completed shortly. Yeeha!

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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2017, 12:17:23 PM »

Took her out this morning, and we limped along on 1/2 cylinder....help! Now home, fortunately without having to ask for a tow.

The motor was only just running at full throttle - and the pitch seemed to rise and fall a little.  At home I ran her on the muffs, and tried each cylinder separately - they each started, but the speed of each was uneven, rising and falling. Remember that this is the first time I have had her out since the carburettors were fixed, and it was me that reattached them. I wonder whether it is a problem with the fuel flow - there are those "long screws" that can be adjusted through the air intake, and I wonder whether these have been moved in redoing the carbies? Any ideas please?
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2017, 03:30:12 PM »

Problem partly solved. Seems that the throttle-choke linkage rod has been stolen by fairies. Fashioned a new one from thick coat hanger wire, and it sounds a lot better on the muffs. Might even chuck her back in the water tomorrow....

Other problem today was that I couldn’t get my 5hp “spare” outboard to start either!

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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 07:02:04 PM »

A I remain un-piqued .  Grin
I have said as per your picket fence analogy that original wooden boats will not tolerate modern sealing paints as the integrity is in the specialized timber and they were coated in 'House Paint ' for looks.
E.G Huon pine -White beech etc.
Those timbers have to 'breathe ' . Look at all the colourful Mediterranean  fishing craft .
Modern (plywood ) should , particularly the edges as it sponges up water ,  be sealed .
This can be done with any type of paint these days however some seal much better than others although house paint is so chemically improved .

Whatever  ' Floats your Boat '  Wink

My signature - Hard 'a Starboard -is a metaphor for 'Do the Right Thing ' Grin

Re booze costs -we in NSW are having to pay 20c per can/bottle half going to charity and the other half refundable if you visit limited recycle depots and you get a voucher for Woolworths . Now I'm Piqued !
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 08:15:39 PM »

Bummer re booze....

Started her up today on muffs, and all worked well. Wasn't really the best morning for boating, and we had other things to do, so didn't go out, but I'm happy that I've trouble shooted enough to have her running OK when next she gets used......until the next problem!

Needing some paint under the waterline, but more of an issue is the abrasion to the edges of the keel, which exposes raw wood, the keel itself being  protected by a brass strip. Do I repair these raw edges with  epoxy?

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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 10:34:18 AM »

Epoxy is fine for the keel particularly if the first coat is  'runny' as it will be absorbed by the exposed timber .
Wood must be bone dry however !
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