Global economic situation for liveaboard cruising yachties

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  1. Landlubber
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    Mas,

    Look at 1500rpm for the genset, it is in sinc with the 50Hz output, and half the revs equals hald the maintenance.

    Those lovely little Kubotas etc will simply not last if they have to do 2800+ all the time, give them a chance at least.....
     
  2. Boston

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    well Ill hand it to you guys you know you stuff
    am on another thread trying to remember that old school paying caulk went over Oakum
    stuff came in a big ten gallon can had an old schooner on the can with the name in old english under it kinda hard to read
    lid had an old school ring clamp instead of the tabs we have today
    smelled like dirty shoes or maybe plumbers putty
    was Grey and the consistency of plumbers putty
    might have been called Pettit
    but Im not sure
    anyone remember whats it called
    cause Im drawing a blank
    B
     
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    Boston,

    Whiting is the product that was used as putty, it is mixed with linseed oil, (usually boiled), to make the consistancy required.

    Pettit is a paint company, they may well have sold such a putty as caulking putty, but we always made our own (cheapskates I guess).
     
  4. Boston

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    what did the can look like that Whiting came in
    was it kinda brown with black letters and a ship on the label
    cause I remember we used to mix the stuff with oil to get it to stick
    was a pain to mix to

    wait
    whiting is the lead crap isnt it
     
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    If you want to get really fancy, you can soak the Oakum in white lead paint, if ya still are allowed to buy it, the paint helps seal the whole show.

    I still have my caulking irons, but fortunately do not use em much anymore, building fancy new boats in China does not require such tools.
    The irons are still available in good ol New Zealand I believe, those guys are great boatbuilders, very underrated, but, well, when ya luv sheep .....what can I say. Hi Baaaarbara
     
  6. Boston

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    just had dinner with a few blokes in from Christ church
    left em hammered at the bar cause they were trying to drink me under the table
    are dam good builders
    and right good mates as a hole
    got em tickets for a hockey game tomorrow night

    we soaked Oakum in hot roofing tar and then payed it with the putty once drove home and set as Robby used to say


    why am I thinking that Whiting stuff was a lead based product
     
  7. harlemriverman
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    whiting is a calcium carbonate mixed with linseed oil. there are lead-based putty products, which would likely out perform whiting.
     
  8. masalai
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    Landlubber, it produces nominal 48vDC to charge my batteries - I would love a PolarPower alternator as I reckon they are more efficient for DC... but the cost of that and setting it up on the kubota, as the flywheel is replaced by the rotor carrying the magnets and the stator has the coils - hence no brushes or slip rings... about 2000rpm at max load continuous if I can get it...
     
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    Is the FischerPanda generator similar in technology to the PolarPower one? I sent FischerPander an email as they seem to be using the Kubota engine for their genset - will be interested in their reply - may post the summary here when it arrives (the 722cc 3 cylinder engine with 8KW continuous for 48v nominal battery system)...
     
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    It is bloody Easter Saturday, - - what the hell am I doing here??? - must be because I am a poor lost shithead in need of a boat or something to do - activity is scheduled to commence on 22 April and I need some money - Quick buy lots of gold so the price doubles (in AU$ terms) I am behind by Au$165/oz thanks to USA manipulation of the market????? - time will fiz things, but my need/commitment is very soon:p:p:p
     
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    I spent the intervening time listening to the April 11, 2009 podcast from Financial Sense at http://www.financialsense.com/fsn/main.html Well worth the time to get an interesting take on things... I feel that the contributors are "on the mark" more often than anywhere else.... A bit verbose and trying to be "inoffensive", but even there they get rabid callers who can do little more than swear and spit abuse - demonstrating a certain lack of intelligence and "common sense" in the callers...

    The "editorials", at the bottom of the page here - http://www.financialsense.com/ has commentary/contributions from a diverse network of contributors also with their own websites, so the views are broad and valid... and regular reading will provide a fairly good big picture view of that segment of the economic markets covered....
     
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    masalai masalai

    Copied over from "Dealing with pirates"

    They just made several BIG wrong ones fixing the "dot-com" tech bubble in the 80's just got everything set for the bigger "sub-prime-mortgage" toxicdebt bubble and they are now preparing us for the even bigger capital assets bubble which will collapse with a F(*$&^* big bang - such that a nukuklar (nuclear for the non *******) explosion will seem like a small cow fart.... (Not the elected governments but the real ones behind the faces [faeces], - of, - Greenspan and Bernakie & Brown etc....)

    They are making the same preparations as for the 30's Depression only bigger, and BIGGER,,, and now, - - on the back of a nation heavily in debt, with no manufacturing capacity for export this time, - - whereas in the 20's the US economy was robust and dynamic with active innovation, - - now relatively, it is uneducated, brain dead and apathetic, but ready for a fight to defend their collective stupidity and blindness.

    If you cannot handle that simple truth - knock some of my points off... That will just prove my point... currently 729...
     
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    http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/node/19699 had this posted
    A new global currency. Posted April 12th, 2009 by Petemc

    One of the things which has emerged from the recent G20 meeting is that there has been a clause which allows the IMF permission to issue S.D.R.s. (Special drawing rights)
    China and Russia have repeatedly requested an alternative to the U.S Dollar as the reserve currency and the re-introduction of S.D.R.s is the first stage of that process
    The S.D.R is operating in the same way as an international currency and although t is linked to the Dollar, Yen, Euro and Pound, it is outside the control of any of the member states.
    This will inevitably further pressurise the already impoverished U.S. dollar and will likely accelerate the slide into dreaded hyper inflation.
    China's position in all this is to be watched carefully. they have held back from offering any more than a token amount to the 1.1 trillion bailout fund. However they have stated their willingness to offer a higher contribution on the acceptance of certain conditions.
    Given that the bailout is destined to failure, we are going to be looking at a world currency reserve over which, China has an impressive hold.
    Add to this, the fact that much of the U.S .s debt, is to China, and you can see how China's emergence as a superpower is all but guaranteed.

    God help us in the days to come.
     
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    http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/node/18113 offers more - Posted February 24th, 2009 by michael

    Dear Brethren,

    I am not a prophet or a seer but as a child of God I have been praying and seeking to understand God's prophetic word and to have understanding. I want to report a link concerning the IMPENDING LOSS OF LIBERTY THAT AMERICANS WILL SUFFER. Please listen to the link below and bring it before God.

    You can skip the first 10 or 15 minutes of this clip if your time is short. You need to hear what these brethren saw and ask God if these things be so.

    http://www.watchmanscry.com/audio/2_23_09_monday_trunews2.mp3

    My own wife is a seer and receives dreams from the Lord at times. This is in line with what she has received on more than one occasion. I urge you to consider carefully what you are doing with your remaining opportunities in life.

    Here is a warning that came from the respected man of God David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge, World Challenge and Times Square Church, New York, on 7th March, 2009.

    "An Urgent Message !"
    By DAVID WILKERSON - March 7, 2009

    I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.

    AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.

    For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.

    There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written,

    “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).

    God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.

    The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a

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