Feb
11
Just replaced a number of the older fittings on the boom with new fittings. I am not sure how old these fittings are but a number of the blocks didn’t turn at all so they needed replacing.    Ronstan claims that there new fittings are super light. Having digital scales...
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Feb
03
Weather: Strong Easterly Breeze, ranging from 5~20 knots. Inconsistent breeze.  Course Notes: Starboard course with the bottom rounding mark in front of the club. Top mark on opposite side of the island. The windward shadow of the island extended nearly the entire lake between...
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Feb
01
Weather: SSW 5~15 knots of breeze, building during the afternoon.  Course: 2 larger triangles, 4 smaller triangles, Port course Start: Start was in front of the club, with a pin end bias. The end of the line near the retaining pond making it a bad tactical move. Slowed boat down...
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Jan
19
Luckily before I sprayed the ‘top coat’ on the bottom of the boat (if that make’s sense) I talked to the guys at the club about how to put the foam in the cockpit floor of the boat. It turns out that the best way is lay the foam and epoxy it in place. The...
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Dec
31
The first two coats of the undercoat have been done. A few spots that haven’t been faired properly popped up, so it looks as though another coat is in order.  The spot on the side is where the hole has been filled in. The sides aren’t as smooth as I thought. The stern...
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Dec
29
Strobist  is a great site for information about using strobes in photography, unfortunately it will probably induce the compulsion to spend money.  http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html
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Dec
28
I have now patched everything to the extent that I am happy with, the back of the boat isn’t exactly perfect but I would end up with a boat that is all filler to get everything 100%. I suspect that somewhere along the way the boat has had a solid bang in the back and put...
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Dec
26
Well after several ear splitting days the boat has been completely sanded back to either wood or fibreglass. When the fibreglass was laid on the bottom of the boat the original paint had not been completely removed, so a deep burgundy color and white shows through in places. For...
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Dec
26
A couple of weeks ago I brought Dad’s boat home to do some work on it. Well there is a fair bit of work to do, but hopefully I will get most of it done over the holidays.  Here are photos of the boat in it’s ‘initial’ state. The hole in the side had been...
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May
12
I have now used the forerunner for a couple of rides, and two rides on the same course.  Using the Garmin Training Center I had configured one of my rides as a course. This is probably the closest comparison between the Forerunner 305 and the Ciclosport Hac 4, as I used the Hac 4...
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