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Old Aug 03, 2008, 06:27 AM
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Hi Nick, Had to laugh at the crashboat, that's how fast my PT-hull with the excentric triple cooled bell outrunner looks like on the water at the moment. Good show there in Brisbane. Eugène
Old Aug 03, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Lovely shade area you have. I also like how you can anchor your boats right at the shoreline.

I knew you Ozzies were good, but walking on water??
Old Aug 03, 2008, 07:20 PM
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Well we are in gods country Tom!!!!!

Lovely turnout for sure Nick, looks like these night sails are really getting popular.
How did 785boats go?? Spin anymore props off the shafts?
Old Aug 04, 2008, 12:06 AM
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It does look like a great place to run! Nice bunch of boats you all have as well!
Old Aug 04, 2008, 01:18 AM
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Hey Deestingray,
would you believe yes, although this time it wasnt just pure RPM, he hit a buoy with the orange ex hydrofoil.
The little flat bottomed cruiser of his was a hoot on 4s lipo!.
How big is your PT boat pkboo?
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Old Aug 04, 2008, 02:05 AM
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Nick, the PT-hull is an old Lindberg 1/32 PT-109 hull, I believe (not at home at the moment!) it´s 29,5". I´ve single screwed it, added the side boards plus two stabilizing strips (just below the side boards, don´t know what they´re called, they´re usually installed on ships!) and yesterday the trim tabs, that´s all the changes on the bottom. I´ll try to post a pic this afternoon. Boo
Old Aug 06, 2008, 10:41 PM
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Lovely shade area you have. I also like how you can anchor your boats right at the shoreline.

I knew you Ozzies were good, but walking on water??
G'day KMOT;

That's not walking on water, that's Jack in his sailing boots.

Aussies have been responsible for some interesting innovations over the years - the "Stump Jumper" plough with a spring loaded blade to jump over the stumps and buried roots, the "Stumpjumper" fishing trolling lure which literally jumps over hidden snags (mostly), and of course the famous winged keel, the cleverest bit of which was the paint job to fool the New York Yacht Club's boffins, and now Jack's Sailing Boots. When he has received confirmation of approval for world wide patent he will market them, in several colours of course.

Because he's not a very big bloke, and the lake's a bit full, he decided he needed some new gumboots. Problem was, he couldn't buy 'em small enough, so he can get both feet in one. Solution; buy a pair, fit a pair of FOOTY foils (appropriate when you think of it) and half size ballast bulbs (he didn't want to sink), step out onto the water and sail. Problem solved.

This gives Jack a couple of advantages on Club Sailing Days. He can step out onto the water, cock his very large hat to the breeze, twist his knees to the course and sail away. He can stay with the IOMs on a broad reach, and can almost catch the Marbleheads.

He has become adept at the craft (after all, he can sail along next to his boat and step on an opponent's boat) that we have given him a full lap handicap in a two lap race. Sometimes he still wins. He was banned from our Olympic Sailing Team. Spoilsports.

...and that's all fair dinkum, ridgey didge and absolutely true.

Cheers, and remember, life's too funny to be taken seriously.

PS: Keep your eyes peeled for Thomas Springer's debut.

ADAGIO
Old Aug 06, 2008, 11:19 PM
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The winged keel was quite an innovation... but Liberty gave a good fight too! The best AC event overall, ever, had to be in WA, 1986-1987... I say bring back the 12 Meters and get rid of the NASCAR graphics on the boats... (and it would not be a bad thing at all if the cup went back 'down under')
Old Aug 06, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Cheers to Cap'n Jack and his Footy feet!
Old Aug 15, 2008, 12:17 AM
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Is that waterskiing backwards or forwards Roger?
Old Aug 24, 2008, 12:27 AM
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Sunday 24th August


A beautiful Brisbane winter morning, 2 new launchings and a couple of new faces,
Geoff launched his Trimaran(actualy been launched before but first time Ive seen it in the water with sails) Ray launched his tug of which I missed an on water shot . I launched a new springer of which only internals are displayed for a quick trial.

Ray (windward) came up from the Gold Coast to show of his Chris Craft "Knot Reel" which coincidently was built by the same person as Mark's who was also there today. John put his massive USS Washington in the water again to check some gremlins have been removed report is "gremlins removed"

A guy came down with one of those hydro "plane" thingys and provided entertainment by running on water, on concrete, in the air. on grass as a lawn mower then in to trees.

John Darke Is finally able to park near the sailing area again providing much valued technical assistance to those of us that consider electricity black magic.

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Old Aug 24, 2008, 01:23 AM
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Nice report Nick, and photos. Thanks!

Winter time eh? Shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops.

That is a very interesting watercooling jacket on the motor in the Springer.
Old Aug 24, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Works like a charm too literally

Thought Id get a bit more practical experience with thermal conductivities.
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