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Old 06-01-2010, 15:57   #31
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In My Next Life I want this

Charter Richard Branson's yacht
The British billionaire and Virgin Atlantic chairman is renting out his ultra-luxe sea retreat -- for $88,000 per week.

This is the same guy that owns Neckers Island just of Virgin Gorda in the BVI

While the entrepreneur has his eye on space, his 105-foot catamaran, named Necker Belle, will be available to charter in the Caribbean next month for $88,000 a week.

Owners -- even billionaires -- often charter their yachts to offset running costs and to keep their yachts in peak condition, according to Clemmie Proctor of Burgess brokerage firm. However, Proctor would not speculate as to why Branson is letting the hoi polloi on his boat.

Launched in 2003 as Lady Barbaretta, Branson's yacht cruises at a speed of 18 knots under power. She tops 20 knots under sail.

Necker Belle recently emerged from an extensive two-year face lift at Azzura Yachts in Australia. She accommodates up to ten guests in four staterooms.

Branson's yacht offers a contemporary, beach house vibe. Each room boasts an ensuite bathroom.

Lounge lavishly while surfing the Web or TV channels. The Necker Belle is equipped with Wi-Fi and satellite television in addition to iPod docking stations.

The spacious Necker Belle will also be available to charter during summer for up to $94,000 a week through brokerage firm Burgess. The charter rates include seven crew members who pamper guests and treat them to gourmet meals.

In addition to a full bar, Branson's yacht includes a game-fishing chair, diving board and gear for snorkeling, kite surfing and scuba diving.

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Old 18-05-2010, 18:58   #32
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Drilling Stainless Steel

Lately I have been drilling and fabricating and polishing some stainless steel brackets and wanted to pass on some of my drilling experience to save you some head aches on your next project.

Stainless can be nasty to drill. Put on safety glasses. Clamp the steel well. Use sharp ordinary high speed steel drill bits in a hand drill. If you want to step up, use a split-point cobalt steel bit or carbide bits if you are using a drill press.

Start with a punch on your location, then use a drill half the size of your final whole, then your actual size drill.

Success is enhanced with good lubrication and keeping the drill cool. Slow down the spindle, to between 150 to 400 RPM and when you bring down the drill, drive it home forcefully.

The material tends to work-harden. Slow drill speed , and steady firm pressure on the drill to make it CUT, (never hesitate) so it will not scrape its way through. A spiral chip coming off that drill is better than making dust-sized particles.

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Old 18-05-2010, 20:00   #33
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Can I assume that the stainless material is for the solar panels you're installing??

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Old 23-06-2010, 17:31   #34
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Cruising Vise

Mahe’s,

We tend to do most of the maintenance and upgrade’s ourselves and have had a need for a good vise on board. Have been using this Stanley MaxSteel Multi-Angle Vise for some of my projects and it has worked well.
The Swivel ball design allows infinite, lockable positions.
Has hardened & rubber jaws.
The removable jaw pads protect surfaces from marring and damage.
Made from a durable cast-aluminum and steel construction
The jaws open to 3 inchs (76.2 mm)
Its light weight and portable.Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 3.5 inches & 3.6 pounds

Purchased it online from Amazon for $29 us

Never thought we would ever need a vise, but it has come in handy when doing projects on anchor.

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Old 19-07-2010, 17:29   #35
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Trampoline Tent

Mahes,

Here is an idea for taking a nap on the Trampoline and not getting sunburned.
The air blows over and under you, so you stay cool and out of the sun.

It ties down to the tramp in the four lower corners and then we added a line at the top to the jib.
Just folds up into a small bag when unused.

Best 3 hour nap I ever took for

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Starboard salon steps creak?

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Considering buying a 2008 Mahe, hull 91. Survey complete, went well. I noticed the steps down to starboard hull creak, yet port steps don't. Surveyor assured it's not a structural issue. Anyone aware of this on other hulls?
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Yes, they all creak at some point. Most of us wedge a piece of rubber, like a door stop, between the steps and the wood, this helps stop the creaking. It is not structural, you have to understand the fabrication process to know why this happens. The internal mold is all one piece and is fitted to the external hull shell so your bound to find some areas that will creak, you will find more once your out sailing her.
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Re: Starboard salon steps creak?

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Considering buying a 2008 Mahe, hull 91. Survey complete, went well. I noticed the steps down to starboard hull creak, yet port steps don't. Surveyor assured it's not a structural issue. Anyone aware of this on other hulls?
Most any squeaking can be attributed to wood rubbing on fiber glass. May take some time to find the origin of the squeak. Once you find it then you have to sand, file or cut the wood a bit to put space between the wood and fiber glass.
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We bought the boat! It's coming up to NH in either November or April. This boat has no shorepower...apparently FP made it optional, at least on the 2008. Should I contact FP for their OEM package (odd setup though), or just get parts (marine breaker panel, galvanic isolater, etc.) stateside for the install.
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We bought the boat! It's coming up to NH in either November or April. This boat has no shorepower...apparently FP made it optional, at least on the 2008. Should I contact FP for their OEM package (odd setup though), or just get parts (marine breaker panel, galvanic isolater, etc.) stateside for the install.
I would bet it's cheaper to do it locally, no need to ship stuff across the pond.
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Mahes,

Here is an idea for taking a nap on the Trampoline and not getting sunburned.
The air blows over and under you, so you stay cool and out of the sun.

It ties down to the tramp in the four lower corners and then we added a line at the top to the jib.
Just folds up into a small bag when unused.

Best 3 hour nap I ever took for

Mark
Looks great , my solution does not inviolve the trampoline , but is fairly comforable
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Old 29-08-2012, 06:53   #42
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Re: In General

Have been using these drinking glasses for some time and really like them, because my cold drinks do not get condensating water all over the table.
They have all kinds of different saying for the whole crew.

Tervis 24oz tumbler
Great for both hot & cold
Lifetime guarantee and made in America
Microwave, freezer & dishwasher safe
Greatly reduces condensation & sweating
Fits in most cup holders
7 7/8” tall x 3 7/8” (top) x 2 5/8” (bottom)
You can purchase covers for them also

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Thinking about getting a genconnex portable 2000 watt generator to power portable a/c for the boat for hot nights. The genconnex is basically a modified honda 2000 that runs on propane. Dont want to carry gasoline if i can help it. Anyone have any suggestions negatives or positives.
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First you need to decide on what a/c unit(s) you want to use then look at the start load for that a/c unit I think you will find that a 2000 watt generator will not be enough to start the units. Basically you get around 9 amps ac for every 1000 watts.
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Thinking about getting a genconnex portable 2000 watt generator to power portable a/c for the boat for hot nights. The genconnex is basically a modified honda 2000 that runs on propane. Dont want to carry gasoline if i can help it. Anyone have any suggestions negatives or positives.
Do you use gas for your dingy engine?

The Honda 2000 weighs 45 lbs and then a 20lbs propane tank. That is a lot to be lugging around and they both will not fit on the bottom step of your sugar scoops.

You can get a Honda 2000 for $800 and a Genconnex for $1600.
Is it worth double the generator price for not carrying gas?

None of these numbers would work for us.

We used a Honda 2000 for our first year. It was easy and just worked well.
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