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    Agreed. The carbon foam batteries can tolerate some abuse, but perhaps I should routinely combine the bank when I leave the boat.

    I used the big autopilot and the electric winches a fair bit yesterday. It was interesting to see the current readings after I got back and played with the combiner switch. With the bank still separated, the meter was showing a plus 3A on the two forward batteries. (As the urologist said, "Good flow!") Then with the bank combined it read a minus .3A
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmcn View Post
    I'm curious if the handwriting was intentional instead of a label printer, or just chance?
    Because this is what happens when a label printer meets Surprise!:

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    I see that you're having fun!
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
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    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
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    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going nuts. I've even thought about clearing off the workbench and building a model boat or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going nuts. I've even thought about clearing off the workbench and building a model boat or something.
    Well if you want to make two labels that say:

    IMPORTANT!

    Remove bolt before raising centerboard!


    Otherwise I'll have to get out a sharpie and some white electrical tape!
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I'm trying to create some fun - I'm kinda going nuts. I've even thought about clearing off the workbench and building a model boat or something.
    Not a bad idea!

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    To build an exquisite model, set your standards like Dan Newland when he made Pegasus in full scale as well as a model. Dan is highly talented, as the model shows.

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    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right in front of our club, looking flash. What's the boat in your drawings?

    I remembered I need to build the teak boxes to cover the winch motors. I'm kind of jazzed about that project now that it's back in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    Beautiful model! The full scale version is right in front of our club, looking flash. What's the boat in your drawings?

    I remembered I need to build the teak boxes to cover the winch motors. I'm kind of jazzed about that project now that it's back in my mind.
    My model is a 19 inch version of the Lightning sailboat I brought to CA when I moved in 1977. Racing SBRA out of the RYC was fun. I learned to like coffee after drinking Irish coffees after a cold dinghy day on the water.

    My lightning is a Dumas kit. Dan built his from plans. The RC kits are also fun if a pick a model that the local race.

    Ants

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    I built a Soling 50/800 and raced it for a couple of seasons, many years ago. All the same whining from skippers with almost none of the exercise. I went back to the real thing. But some RYC skippers enjoy it as a needed diversion.

    I think these are DF95s. The taller rig is a ODOM (One Meter One Design) From A dock last winter:

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