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    ๐Ÿ“ For a 'bit of a laff' :-)
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Not quite 'dyke sheep', but on King Island in Bass Strait (between the Australian mainland and Tasmania) the saying is that 'when the wind stops blowing, the cows fall over'.๐Ÿคฃ

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea rover cabin cruiser
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi BOATSHED, my wife asked me why I had so many boats when I can only sail one at a time. I asked her why she had so many pairs of shoes.๐Ÿ˜‰

    Game, set, match terrymiff.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best Before!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Here in South Australia we have a brewery called "Cooper's'.

    The Cooper's beers are naturally brewed and contain no preservatives. The Pale Ale in particular is brewed in the bottles and contain a fair amount of 'sludge' in the bottom. This 'sludge' is mixed back into the Pale Ale by gently rolling the bottle. The resultant flavour is excellent. Having no preservatives, the Pale Ale has little tendency to leave drinkers with a hangover.

    The Pale Ale bottles have no 'use by' date, instead they have a 'use after' date.๐Ÿ˜‹

    ๐Ÿ“ Yet another FB Marketplace purchase
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes, it is a bumper. It is there to reduce damage caused by collisions. Class rules specify the size and material that the bumper is to be made of. The cork is pretty old and is OK for vintage racing but, if someone got picky, most classes these days specify that the bumper be made of some elastomer material. I have seen champagne corks and squash balls used on some old boats with sharply pointed bows.

    ๐Ÿ“ My laptop & other things I have to out up with
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Over the years I have been confronted by new programs that the IT crowd describe as 'very powerful'. My internal auto-correct re-defines this as 'user aggressive'.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fun/funny Boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Well you were talking about rc decoy ducks and sort of segued into rc alligators. I just assumed that you had a reason to lure crocagators.๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Fun/funny Boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Why would you want a decoy alligator?๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Pond to myself
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    I'm Green with Envy!๐Ÿ™„

    Shouldn't that be WHITE with envy?๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi guys, thanks for the quiz, I really enjoyed it. The only problem that I had was, living on the correct side of the world, my window of opportunity to answer was somewhat limited. At times the answer was given before I had a chance to read the question. Nevertheless, thank you and cheers to all.

    Terry Smith
    Down Under

    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Would that person, in the audience, please stop coughing.

    ๐Ÿ“ Swimming
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    I heard that they had Moses working there as a lifeguard.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Help identifying this model boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Norm,

    being as how you're in the US and I'm in Oz I reckon it is not much use me recommending a local Oz sail-maker.

    From what I can gather from other fora (like that? My high school Latin does get some use) in the US a pretty good maker seems to be Carr Sails

    http://www.carrsails.com/
    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2990671-Bearospace-Sloop-EMMA
    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2550991-Bearospace-schooner-Irene
    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3294855-Bearospace-Schooner-Annie
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Steve, a bit too far to go for a Wee Nip afternoon.

    Cheers,

    Terry

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Steve, what city do you live in please?

    Cheers,

    Terry
    Morphett Vale SA

    ๐Ÿ“ Help identifying this model boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Norm, just an observation of the rigging. Apologies if I appear to be pedantic.

    The gaff jaws shown in picture #3 should be below the cross-trees and the stays. As shown, the gaff would not be able to be lowered.There must be a clean run of mast from the boom jaws to the gaff jaws. Moving the jaws below the cross-trees and the stays will then enable you to measure the correct length of the luff for when you make the sails.

    A nice buy.

    Cheers,

    Terry

    ๐Ÿ“ Slightly confused newbie
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi John, regarding the rudder, the 'Normal' and 'Reversed' designations are purely arbitrary.

    If you put a servo arm in one position on the servo, then remove it and place it at 180 degrees to the original position, the servo is reversed with respect to the original position. Try it with a spare servo and servo arm.

    The Normal/Reverse options on the transmitter are only there to allow for variations in servo to servo arm location variations. The 'Normal' designation is somewhat misleading.

    As far as the ESC goes, that is sorted by programming the ESC.

    That's my 2.7p worth. (5 cents Australian)

    Cheers, Terry

    ๐Ÿ“ Sail cloth
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Check out 'japara'.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Maree III sharpie 10 Rater
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Steve.

    Cheers,

    Terry

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Maree III sharpie 10 Rater
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Steve,

    what silicon did you use please?

    Cheers,

    Terry

    ๐Ÿ“ Bending thin plywood
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    If 666 is the number of the Beast, is 668 the neighbour of the Beast?

    ๐Ÿ“ Old Futaba servo wiring...
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Admiral RNinMunich sir,

    I was going down the route of building a 2.4GHz Detector/Meter until I came across this:



    https://www.banggood.com/Lantian-Mini-High-Sensitive-2_4G-Frequency-Spectrograph
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    ๐Ÿ“ Prince Charming - Sam O. Berg
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug,

    thanks for that lead.

    I have since found that the boat is still intact and in a museum in Norway. Dagfinn Bakke from the Norsk Modellseilforening og Norsk IOM Klubb put me onto it.



    http://www.modellseiling.no/2017/09/09/sam-o-berge-minneseilas-1-okt-2017-grimst
    ๐Ÿ“ Prince Charming - Sam O. Berg
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi guys, I am seeking assistance with my search for plans of 'Prince Charming'. She won the World Championship in A Class 1935 sailed by Sam O. Berg of Norway. Any help will be gratefully accepted.

    Cheers, Terry Smith, beautiful sunny South Australia

    ๐Ÿ“ JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    I don't know how you guys feel about posting links to other forums (fora?). However, the rcgroups.com has a HUGE blog on the DF95.



    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2437398-Dragon-Flite-95
    ๐Ÿ“ bad day at blackrock
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Have as much fun as you can. When I went in for radiation treatment I used to wear a Spiderman hoodie and complain afterwards when I couldn't shoot spider webs. When all of the hair disappeared and it came up to Australia Day, I stuck a temporary Australian flag tattoo on the big shiny bit above my forehead. All of the kids loved it when I went in for treatment. in remission now and still having fun. Don't give up.

    ๐Ÿ“ Skirtless hovercraft
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    They're called 'low flying drones'.

    ๐Ÿ“ another daft question
    6 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    Please help me. What is involved in the 'joogle' process? I have never heard the term.

    ๐Ÿ“ HELP ME DECIDE PLEASE
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Master Seaman)
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    The DF95 is too short at 950mm for IOM.

    I think that the Ragazza can squeeze into the IOM rules with a bit of tweaking. The supplied mast and sails fall between an A rig and a B rig in size. The mast is removable.

    If you decide to change the paintwork on a Ragazza you have two options.

    1. Paint over the existing surface and add a bit more weight.

    2. Strip the existing surface off and repaint on the bare fibreglass. Beware, this is not an easy job. The existing surface is VERY hard and takes a lot of sanding with very heavy sand paper to remove. Been there, done that.

    The Ragazza is a pretty boat and fun to sail but it will not stand up against the red hot competition IOMs.



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