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Old 03 August 2010, 17:03   #11
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A quick Wiki.

In a conventionally shaped bow, a bow wave forms immediately before the bow. When a bulb is placed below the water ahead of this wave, water is forced to flow up over the bulb. If the trough formed by water flowing off of the bulb coincides with the bow wave, the two partially cancel out and reduce the vessel's wake.
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Old 03 August 2010, 17:15   #12
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Good report man ... well helmed and all that.... enoyed the pics .. not as much as you enjoyed the drachm check tho eh ? .. and ye know what ? I'm off for one now seeing as I'm on me hols .. and has been doing a fair lock a' crusin' round those summer Isles ... whenever we can, given the sea and rain good cruising to ye fella and Sláinte
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.. and ye know what ? I'm off for one now seeing as I'm on me hols .. and has been doing a fair lock a' crusin' round those summer Isles ... whenever we can, given the sea and rain good cruising to ye fella and Sláinte
Sláinte mhath! Sippin' a wee(ish) Jura "Superstition" at this end - not entirely convinced, I might add. Still, it works :-)
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Old 03 August 2010, 17:21   #14
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It was all BruceB's fault. He fired us up for Scotland and then wussed out.

I did have an excuse, the boats still broke!
Hopefully back on the water by the weekend if I get a dry day or so to finish it off once the modified light pole is ready in the next day or so.
You should have said you were going to be about and we may have come down and met you round Scarba way
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Old 03 August 2010, 17:37   #15
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You should have said you were going to be about and we may have come down and met you round Scarba way
yeah yeah, that's what thon Jambo said too...

wussies!
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Willk,

Just done the self same trip meself.
If only we had co-ordinated better........we would have escaped all the bad weather that we had!
JK is going to post up my trip report when he gets back from his hols. in the "Features" section. I cant post it myself because, in my naivety, I wrote it in Word with photos, and then tried to Copy&Paste to ribnet. Doh!
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If only we had co-ordinated better........we would have escaped all the bad weather that we had!
Alas, but that this were possible! In practise I have found it nigh on impossible to plan ahead with ribbing buddies and have the weather play ball. The hop across the North Channel takes us wee Donegal boats well out into the lonely stuff, so if we don't want to get stuck Islandside, we need the weather to work with us.

These days I just watch the longrange and if it looks like a Go, I phone around the boats and crew to raise a posse. I have been on the ball this year and have had a series of great trips including:

Gigha 100Nm (with Redbay), IOM 90Nm (Ribnet), 110Nm linear daytrip around Donegal, 80Nm Tory daytrip, 60Nm Inishtrahull daytrip, 180Nm Islay & Jura overnight whisky worryin' cruise. Sundry joyrides and jaunts not counted. And it's only August.

Now if that waster BruceB gets his pole sorted, we could finish the season in style
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Incidentally, I finally got to grips with the fluxgate thingy - nice bit of kit, glad the previous owner paid for it
Is that a KVH Azimuth 1000?

Mine fogged up not long after fitting and stayed like that ever since
Otherwise a great bit of kit, often on a long leg I'll get a course to steer from the plotter then just follow it with the KVH
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Now if that waster BruceB gets his pole sorted, we could finish the season in style
It would be quite easy to delete you from my Xmas card list you know
No wonder you were nervous about certain folk that may have turned up on the IOM trip actually meeting you face to face..................
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It would be quite easy to delete you from my Xmas card list you know
Ha!

I have tried Blandishment and other Inducements to entice you off your sofa, all of which have failed. I thought I'd try a bit of Tough Talk

I can see you are Unswayed

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Is that a KVH Azimuth 1000?
Yes, that's her. Mine has lost it's back-light, which seems to have been a common fault and a pricey RTM repair, so not an option. My comment referred to just your observation. I reset the damping, freed the buttons and worked out how to set the "steer-to course" option. It's legend!
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