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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:21 am 
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It's weird hey. I don't know any Australians that don't like Vegimite, and I don't know any non Austaralians that do. How could we be so right :roll:
But as far a discusting stuff ya stick in ya mouth, Vegimite and Spam pale into insignificance compared to Dr Pepper. 'What's go'n on there ?'


When you go to Hawaii, try the Poi - you'll have the same feeling about our Bra's who are from there.

... do non-native Hawaiian's like Poi ?

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:08 am 
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When you go to Hawaii, try the Poi - you'll have the same feeling about our Bra's who are from there.
... do non-native Hawaiian's like Poi ?
Most everyone's had something like Poi, it tastes like the paste you ate when you were in kindergarten! :o :)

Actually, the purple Poi rolls are wonderful.

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Poi is great! Good thing to have on board. Mostly for repairing rips in the sail or tramps. But edible too.

And it's one thing that will NOT come up easily in heavy seas. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Another impressive Slaughter mod! 8)
So that's just one of your winter mods.
When do we see details of the others? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Refinements still required on the camera mount. I'd feel inferior if I went out on the water with a shorter pole than you.
But once it's finished, I think that between the 2 of us, we should be able to capture ever camera angle known to man.

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:41 pm 
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...we should be able to capture ever camera angle known to man.

Don't think you want to go that far... you know, there's this minature camera on some sorta flexible hose, and then a doctor tells you to bend over... well, so I've heard, anyway! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:54 pm 
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Yep it's called a 'Top and Tail'. Know all about them, lost a rudder pin once. Remind me to post the photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:18 pm 
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'Maybe I'll just fantasise about a waterproof stereo system instead... '
I have just got a waterproof bag and speakers. I will be able to pop my music on and sail. If I get bored with that (I dough t it) I can keep my music on and go for a swim!

I may even have have some toast and Vegeite :P

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:41 pm 
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Waterproof stereos - a dream of mine.

And after several drowned radios, still a dream.

Finally decided to buy a triband VHF w FM radio. The audio quality was so bad I ditched that idea too.

I donno, there's just something about salt water and ipods that doesn't mix.

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:38 pm 
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I've got a waterproof mp3 player bag. Now looking for battery powered waterproof speakers. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:59 am 
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If you are interested this is what I got. I have tried it in the bath and it works great!!

Ipod is safe in the bag and the headphones are cheap; so if they last the summer season then ok 8)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Waterproof-Case- ... 3a5d9f85d8

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:28 pm 
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That's just like what I got. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:29 am 
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What is the impact on performance of the flexiboom?


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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:23 am 
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As a newbie to Kayak sailing and non boom sails I would love to hear how the performance is increased (as above post) and also as to when if I did this mod I should use it. ie under what conditions, light, heavy, only if only used full downwind run, etc..

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 Post subject: Re: Flexi-Boom Design
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:27 am 
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The speed back to shore did definately improve timo. I didn't measure it via. GPS but when the wind picked up a bit, I found I could hold onto and ride a wave with far less paddling effort with the flexiboom attached.

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