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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:26 pm 
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1) Garmin Colorado GPS: Thumb Wheel circuit board shorted out. Unusable;
2) Garmin GPSMam 78 SC: Water got into the Battery Compartment, Dead;
3) Sanyo VPC-CA9 Video Camera: Lost in Chokoloskee Mud;
4) Mirage Drive: Bent Rods & V2 Drums worn on shaft causing Pedal wobble;
5) Sail Tell Tails: deformed into spirals from the high winds;
6) Main Hull: White plug in front of Mirage well torn off.

What is the purpose of the Plug??? Bottom Oyster scratches;

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7) Left Click and Go Assembly spring broke: This was a pain because drive kept on popping and jamming;
8 ) Mirage Cassette Plug: Lost at sea when broken Click & Go launched it over the side;

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Ahhh, Dogs, would you say that was a difficult trip?

Keith

PS I'm looking forward to you doing the Ultimate Florida Challenge next year. Based on your experience this year, you will have to carry, 9 GPS units. The 9th one is a spare.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:15 am 
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Chekika wrote:
... you will have to carry, 9 GPS units. The 9th one is a spare.


... with a name-change to "Cats' Lives" ?

:mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:55 am 
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I am still trying to figure our the purpose of the nylon plug just forward of the Mirage Well???

Any ideas what I need to do with it???

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:59 am 
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DogsLife wrote:
I am still trying to figure our the purpose of the nylon plug just forward of the Mirage Well???

Any ideas what I need to do with it???
It's only a cover for the brass fitting used to attract more plastic during molding. You could do nothing, or fill it in with anything that will hold up.

With the scratched you get at times, you might just want to try some of the different tapes others have used to protect areas of the bottom.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:55 am 
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I thought they dumped a whole bunch of plastic bits into a mold and then heated and spun it to spread the molten plastic. How does a brass piece attracting more plastic fit into this scenario?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:52 am 
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Tom Ray wrote:
I thought they dumped a whole bunch of plastic bits into a mold and then heated and spun it to spread the molten plastic. How does a brass piece attracting more plastic fit into this scenario?


Don't really know but I agree with KB. The white plug is only cosmetic. It is a cover for the threads that are used to hold the brass piece in place in the mold. The white plugs indicated in the AI's early days that the reinforcing brass insert was fitted. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:56 am 
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Thanks for all the input. I will trim the stub and put on some sealer like GOOP.

For the amount of shells and oysters that I crossed, the bottom looks pretty good. At one point I was stuck a long way from water when the tide went out. I used my life jacket wrapped in a towel to pivot the main hull to the water. I placed the jacket under the bow or stern and walked the other end around. This worked quite well with minimal damage...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:39 am 
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So the Hobie brass insert is like a belly button.

Dawg, did you have skid plates on for this race?

Glad there was no physical damage to the Capt this year.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:24 pm 
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My body felt great this year. I think part of my problem last year was the Cholesterol Medicine that I was taking. Rabdo is one of the first side effects of CRESTOR.

My Mirage drive has taken the worst beating. The rods can be straightened. I will need new drums. The whole that the shaft passes through is no longer round and tight...

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