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Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.

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Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Aug 21, 2010. 9 Replies

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Comment by h on January 19, 2009 at 1:43am
Hi everyone,

I like to share something I found just now.

In preparing for the Geelong Week Regatta (Southern Hemisphere Largest Regatta, eqv to Cowes Week) I was plotting the course we need to do.

Then it triggered something in my head. We should be able to check the plot on the chart by using Excel calculation. When I searched the web I found a link to someone who has done it before. By accident it is a government department in Australia.

If you like to use the spreadsheet, go to this link

http://www.ga.gov.au/geodesy/datums/calcs.jsp#B&D

Download the MS EXCEL spreadsheet.

You need to select the Datum of your map in the first spreadsheet. Then use the Inverse Vincenty to calculate bearing between two coordinates.

Have fun.
Comment by h on January 15, 2009 at 8:01pm
Dan,

For your Westerbeke, have you tried marineengine.com?

I think I have joined this forum in the past. But now I forget the userid and password. Too many of those.
Comment by h on January 15, 2009 at 7:57pm
From everyone's comment, I feel a lot better when I am in the boat fixing all the broken bits by myself. Everyone are doing it too.

Like someone said: boat ownership and cruising is like fixing boats at exotic places.

That is why I am doing a longer term plan to fix my boat, and recondition all the bits as I go along. In preparation for retirement and cruising life.
Comment by zeehag on January 15, 2009 at 4:08pm
do you have pix of csy interior??? job sounds beyond yedious....if there is as much wood as i have in leaky teaky!!!!
Comment by zeehag on January 15, 2009 at 4:03pm
wish i had a lectrishin---i could keep one in foood for at least 2 yrs.....same with a woodworker......and a diesel mechanic, and a.....
Comment by zeehag on January 15, 2009 at 4:01pm
good to hear you are ok.......
Comment by zeehag on January 15, 2009 at 3:57pm
i broke my back 11 mos ago in the formosa----hurts only when i wanna do something serious....MEK is methyl-ethyl ketones....important for some fiberglass repairs and nicely toxic......boat bites dono0t get as infected as doggie bites....scars arent as toothy, either but both getcha goooood....
 

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