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Search: Posts Made By: BudgieSmugglers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
thanks st anna, did`nt realise there was a colour...

thanks st anna, did`nt realise there was a colour blind discussion out there... your link is much appeciated and very informative
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
i`ve never tried wearing sunglasses at night but...

i`ve never tried wearing sunglasses at night but i wonder if looking through a pair of polaroids with a redish tint improves colour blindness with reds, day or night???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
colour blindness & navigation

they say that one in ten males are colour blind..... i`m one of those & tend to be colour blind in the red spectrum. this can be very daunting & i lack confidence especially at night. any colours...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2011
Replies: 162
Views: 15,156
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
TURN SIGNALS !!! i remember the little arm that...

TURN SIGNALS !!! i remember the little arm that popped up out of the door pillar, if you were lucky, it had a light inside..... if you were luckier you did`nt have to bang on the pillar when the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
it depends on the size of your battery, but with...

it depends on the size of your battery, but with a 5 watt solar panel, even a 25 amp battery should be safe without a regulator. to be sure, just check the voltage of the battery with a multimeter at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2011
Replies: 162
Views: 15,156
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
for those still in their twenties sneaking a...

for those still in their twenties sneaking a peak, thinking "thank god, i`m not replying to this post"......IT WO`NT BE LONG MATE....the older one gets, the more one realises how quick the years go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
the combination of the solar bag and the little...

the combination of the solar bag and the little 12v pump/shower sounds great to me. agree with you tdw, the solar bags available in our sun drenched country are pretty poor...fasters sounds and looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
well done captbillc, hope i can say the same...

well done captbillc, hope i can say the same thing when i`m at your tender young age.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
so many of you have gone to a LOT of trouble to...

so many of you have gone to a LOT of trouble to give such DETAILED answers. i`ve been reading so much & have cleared out my local library of books, but the formulars & info that i have received from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
good on yer flybyknight......who`s this young...

good on yer flybyknight......who`s this young whipper snapper HDChopper !!!?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
i used to design & build low, sleek, gull winged...

i used to design & build low, sleek, gull winged door cars with 7 litre 600 hp motors in the back. also helped build a rolls royce body with extra,extra long hood to accommadate (never could spell) a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
tdw..my adams 24 is not a modified 8 mtre...

tdw..my adams 24 is not a modified 8 mtre adams... i would imagine that it could have been one of the very first boats that joe adams designed, i`d say very early 70s....it`s fibreglass and heavilly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
lots of great advice coming in, thanks so much...

lots of great advice coming in, thanks so much everyone. there was absolutely nothing on the boat when i bought it a month ago, not even an anchor.... slowly but surely, i`m getting it together. the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
strictly sitting or less headroom inside which...

strictly sitting or less headroom inside which hurts the old back..... must remember.... must remember.....must remember.... when i wake up.......dont sit up in bed!!!!! the bumps on my head tell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
hi mdbee, at the moment i have 2 damaged...

hi mdbee, at the moment i have 2 damaged mainsails (one that brings the boom down to just above sitting height in the cockpit (quite large) & one that will reach the top of the mast meaning that i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
Sailng & The Older Person

Being in my 60s & luckily still very fit, healthy & active, i am faced with fitting out my small yacht that i`ve just bought as a liveaboard boat. my circumstances have changed from fairly wealthy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
if i take into consideration... solar panels &...

if i take into consideration... solar panels & batteries & coffee machines & inverters............. i can make my own short blacks for $1495 a shot !!!! by the time i reach 183 years old........ i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
i did cheat today.... i could`nt resist the smell...

i did cheat today.... i could`nt resist the smell of coffee wafting up my nostrels as i walked by a cafe today....... $4 for a short black !!!!!! but mmmmmm i did so enjoy it.... my first one in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
some lovely thoughts chall03, good on yer... i`d...

some lovely thoughts chall03, good on yer... i`d like to also join you with your best wishes for all those involved in the floods.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
as an addition to the above & for those new to...

as an addition to the above & for those new to inverters & solar/wind power..... to find the amps used of a mains appliance for a 12 VOLT system.....divide the watts of the appliance by 12...i.e. a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
i have the inverter chall03, but it`s in storage....

i have the inverter chall03, but it`s in storage. at present i only have the little 30 amp battery that came with the boat. trouble is.... i have to run the coffee machine for just over 2 minutes to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
my boat is a fin keel, with a seperate skeg...

my boat is a fin keel, with a seperate skeg behind and a seperate transom mounted rudder.... it`s a 24 ft boat. i`ve had thoughts of tubular legs either side but also visualise the stresses that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
Safe grounding, without slipping

Does anyone have any ideas or reasonably safe ways/devices of grounding a fixed keeled yacht, to save slipping it ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
i`m not cheapskate you know hartley...... boil my...

i`m not cheapskate you know hartley...... boil my fresh coffee up on a stove !!!!!!@#$^*>_@#@$#%&&"???????!!!!!!!!! i mean..what a waste of fresh coffee. NO......you get FRESH coffee beans (from deep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By BudgieSmugglers
hartley...... i thought yachting was gonna be...

hartley...... i thought yachting was gonna be pink gins on the deck at 5 o`clock, aperitifs, twighlight racing, self furling everything, including anchors, short black espresso coffees....not smelly...
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