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Old 20-05-2013, 14:40   #211
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And the connectors at each end? I don't think Icom can afford custom connectors for one silly model radio?! The fiber should be either SM or MM (bet it's just MultiMode).
Its definitely not either single mode or multi-mode glass, both of which I'm very familiar. It's a two-strand affair that's bundled together and its unlike anything I've ever seen. Besides, it broke right at the connector so there's no way to splice it even if it were a common type of fiber.
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Old 20-05-2013, 14:49   #212
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Its definitely not either single mode or multi-mode glass, both of which I'm very familiar. It's a two-strand affair that's bundled together and its unlike anything I've ever seen. Besides, it broke right at the connector so there's no way to splice it even if it were a common type of fiber.
I see now. I Googled and found how to fix it though: http://www.cruisenews.net/forum/view...php?f=45&t=716

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Old 20-05-2013, 15:03   #213
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I like Jimmy as well both music and books of course I do not go to the opera
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Old 20-05-2013, 19:29   #214
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I like Jimmy as well both music and books of course I do not go to the opera

Yeah, we know.

I saw him playing in a beer joint in Austin, Tx, back when nobody had heard of him. A lot of pretty good folks came thru Austin. He was good.
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Old 21-05-2013, 00:36   #215
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I am ruthless
Every item on board needs to earn its keep. Sentimentality just weighs you down. If in doubt, throw it out (or better still donate it to someone who may get some use and pleasure out of it). It is extraordinarily freeing!

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Well Lassie - that's a pretty tough standard. What do I do when my wife tosses me off? She's always claiming I the laziest SOB around

By the way, She used to be a nurse - no sentimentality there

I doubt she would think me worth donating...................
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Old 21-05-2013, 00:48   #216
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Well Lassie - that's a pretty tough standard. What do I do when my wife tosses me off? She's always claiming I the laziest SOB around

By the way, She used to be a nurse - no sentimentality there

I doubt she would think me worth donating...................
ROFL!

That is not the first time this topic has been raised.
My DH having watched my gardening technique where underperforming plants were composted rather than nurtured, has always said he is a little concerned. Hasn't been an issue yet .

PS Although donating is not a suitable option for your wife if your performance levels drop, I would suggest composting may be a good alternative
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Old 21-05-2013, 01:53   #217
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Our boat has also been configured for a different philosphy.

We are planning to toss:
- Wind generator (probably)

And add:
- Windvane
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Gosh ...
Are you sure you will get as much energy with solar panels as with a wind turbine? I really doubt it unless you have lots of 100+w solar panels.
I wouldn't dare doing it except in a place with absolutely no wind and sun 24 h a day with no cloud and they aren't that many ...
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Well Lassie - that's a pretty tough standard. What do I do when my wife tosses me off? She's always claiming I the laziest SOB around
Introduce her to me. She will then look at you as an over achiever.

I find JB is ok. He never claimed to be a great singer or writer. Like all these folks, everybody loves 'em when they are struggling and then hate them when they succeed. He has been prolific, entertaining and has had a great life. Are we jealous? I am.

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ROFL!



PS Although donating is not a suitable option for your wife if your performance levels drop, I would suggest composting may be a good alternative
I'm fairly certain that "She Who Must be OBEYED", will contend that my performance levels simply can't drop (where do they go when they are at rock bottom?)

So just like an old bucket - dump me on the compost heap (sniff - and after all the work those buckets have done for you)
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my cat deemed it necessary to dispo now 4 birds from the boat on which he has been cruising----2 finches, one seagull, and now a lil mosquito eating bird here in mexico --these make nests in the roller furling and swoop around the boat, taunting bubba mercilessly and asking for their own introduction to bubbas hunting methods....
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The best backup is flippers, to my way of thinking.

You flip a loop into the painter, slip it around your waist, and swim on your back towing the dinghy.

When it's windy, this trumps even the best oars, for speed, bollard pull, and endurance. And if it blows so hard you can't save the dinghy, at least you can save yourself (if suitably dressed)

If you happen to be in a situation where the nearest boat might be five hundred miles away and the nearest land to leeward three times that far, a drogue is not much help.

Throwing yourself routinely on the mercy of random chance and the availablity of kind strangers (eg leaving oars ashore) seems to me a bit too akin to life on the "mean streets" ...
I have read about swimming with flippers.

Oars on an inflatable I have seen are pretty much worthless.

By drogue I mean sea anchor. Except for current one would hardly move at all. Easy to store too. I have not tried it though.
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Rowed an Avon Redcrest all over French Polynesia, sometimes for miles and three people in the boat. Way more reliable than the outboard and good exercise to boot. The Avon rubber oar locks are great. Most other inflatables have really crappy ones.
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Old 21-05-2013, 16:58   #223
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Lacings for a gaff sail..... Never again will I sail offshore with- out mast hoops . Stonefloat
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I have read about swimming with flippers.

Oars on an inflatable I have seen are pretty much worthless.

By drogue I mean sea anchor. Except for current one would hardly move at all. Easy to store too. I have not tried it though.
I still row anything in the 1 - 100 yard bracket. Doing it in a crosswind can be ...... um, er ........... interesting.
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

Years ago an old bloke gave me a tip on rowing inflatables. He rowed them left oar, then right oar, so that there was always one in the water driving it forwards. That way the wind does not get chance to affect it as much as when both oars are out of the water at once. Have tried it many times and it works, bit zig zaggy but you can get where you want to go, not where the wind wants you to. If this is old news to you I apologise.

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