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Created by Imax1 3 months ago, 26 Nov 2023
GasHazard
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28 Nov 2023 12:17PM
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Gestalt said..
Xmas present idea?

waterproof drone which floats and has submersible camera plus can fly in 33knots, also takes underwater shots and has a flip function if it lands upside down in the water



What about bombs. Can it drop bombs?

Gestalt
QLD, 14076 posts
28 Nov 2023 7:09PM
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GasHazard said..

Gestalt said..
Xmas present idea?

waterproof drone which floats and has submersible camera plus can fly in 33knots, also takes underwater shots and has a flip function if it lands upside down in the water




What about bombs. Can it drop bombs?


Well yes. There is a fishing version with a release to drop baits out behind the breakers. Shouldn't be an issue to hook up a tank mine.

SurferKris
311 posts
29 Nov 2023 3:33AM
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Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :



AusMoz
QLD, 1374 posts
29 Nov 2023 6:22AM
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SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :





Iced up or sailed to close to a sperm whale?

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7898 posts
29 Nov 2023 7:50AM
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SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :





Brr..You're keen!

Imax1
QLD, 4511 posts
29 Nov 2023 7:14AM
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Always wondered if sail cloth gets brittle at that temperature ?

SurferKris
311 posts
29 Nov 2023 5:32AM
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The monofilm seems to do fine, it makes a little more noise perhaps but I have not broken anything yet. I have had problems with some other plastic parts though. Like the front end of the batten pockets in the Severne code red sails. This plastic would break very easily in winter time.

sailquik
VIC, 6057 posts
29 Nov 2023 9:18AM
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SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :





NO! Just NO!

That is just not in any part of my 'having fun' script.

You are either the most fanatical windsurfing enthusiast in the world, or there is absolutely no other options for entertainment available.

Tardy
4908 posts
29 Nov 2023 7:05AM
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Can't say I've ever seen a tack strap iced up like that ,man you are Keen ,you must love windsurfing no matter what the conditions
I say well done , I bet a hot shower feels good after that ,

aeroegnr
1450 posts
29 Nov 2023 7:16AM
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sailquik said..

SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :






NO! Just NO!

That is just not in any part of my 'having fun' script.

You are either the most fanatical windsurfing enthusiast in the world, or there is absolutely no other options for entertainment available.


Yeah that looks cold...but also...look at this

"Air temperature was down at -2 celsius, water around +4.":

Imax1
QLD, 4511 posts
29 Nov 2023 9:49AM
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^^^
A real man's world.
Where are the kiters and wingdingers ?

Maddlad
WA, 826 posts
29 Nov 2023 8:43AM
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In the middle of attempting a fully foiling tack on Saturday, my mast extension disconnected from the base while I was in the air, then came back down and punched a hole in the deck of my foil race board. Luckily Subsonic was kind enough to spend Sunday fixing it for me like the legend he is. Just needs to be sanded and painted now.


aeroegnr
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29 Nov 2023 10:04AM
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Imax1 said..
^^^
A real man's world.
Where are the kiters and wingdingers ?


They are working on projects at home

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Paducah
2441 posts
29 Nov 2023 1:04PM
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aeroegnr said..
sailquik said..

SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :






NO! Just NO!

That is just not in any part of my 'having fun' script.

You are either the most fanatical windsurfing enthusiast in the world, or there is absolutely no other options for entertainment available.


Yeah that looks cold...but also...look at this

"Air temperature was down at -2 celsius, water around +4.":



Air temps 7c here today and I was complaining... Okay, I'm still complaining but I was complaining earlier, too. (Apologies to Mitch Hedberg)

Surfland WA
WA, 4 posts
29 Nov 2023 2:44PM
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Imax1 said..
Can somebody please post a build , fix , mod, or failure. Even a story of trashed gear , (pics).
Not a lot going on here.
There used to be funny pics \ jokes.
Its a sad day when we don't even bother hanging it on kiters. Remember when people used do draw spotted shorts on kiters ? Those were the days.
Have we all turned sad and taken up wingdinging?
Next we wear spandex and ride bicycles in colours that make us look like we're sponsored.


Those were the days, hanging **** on kiters.

We had shorts made for the end of year windsurfing ball, they had the hide to combine our night with kiters.
Only happened once, we showed them

Mmmmm grabbing the frank and beans for the camera doesn't look so funny now



Gestalt
QLD, 14076 posts
29 Nov 2023 8:43PM
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Specially not being cheek to cheek with old mate

you could always say, "you got bored, there was no wind, one thing led to another"
I'm sure we'd all understand

peterowensbabs
NSW, 435 posts
29 Nov 2023 10:15PM
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Broke myself!


John340
QLD, 3030 posts
30 Nov 2023 3:06AM
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sailquik said..

SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :






NO! Just NO!

That is just not in any part of my 'having fun' script.

You are either the most fanatical windsurfing enthusiast in the world, or there is absolutely no other options for entertainment available.


Queenslanders think the same about SW fronts at Sandy Point

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7898 posts
30 Nov 2023 10:56AM
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peterowensbabs said..
Broke myself!



Comiserations..How did you do that?

peterowensbabs
NSW, 435 posts
1 Dec 2023 7:33AM
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sboardcrazy said..

peterowensbabs said..
Broke myself!



Comiserations..How did you do that?



just took a tumble at work carrying too much stuff from the workshop to the boat down on the dock .

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7898 posts
1 Dec 2023 3:55PM
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peterowensbabs said..

sboardcrazy said..


peterowensbabs said..
Broke myself!




Comiserations..How did you do that?




just took a tumble at work carrying too much stuff from the workshop to the boat down on the dock .


FormulaNova
WA, 13982 posts
1 Dec 2023 10:01PM
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John340 said..
sailquik said..

SurferKris said..
Here is my "tip of the day", always bring a thermos with hot water, in order to enable de-rigging at this time of the year (in the northern hemisphere) :






NO! Just NO!

That is just not in any part of my 'having fun' script.

You are either the most fanatical windsurfing enthusiast in the world, or there is absolutely no other options for entertainment available.


Queenslanders think the same about SW fronts at Sandy Point


Not only Queenslanders. I never wear a wetsuit, but I did at Sandy Point. Maybe they become acclimatised to it and forget what its like for normal people?

SurferKris
311 posts
2 Dec 2023 3:27AM
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I don't know about normal, but I can't remember the last time I sailed without a wetsuit on. Perhaps once in the summer of 1997...

decrepit
WA, 11811 posts
2 Dec 2023 8:09AM
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Some times in our shallow brown estuary the water gets too hot for just boardshorts.

John340
QLD, 3030 posts
2 Dec 2023 2:00PM
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When I was a teenager living in Newcastle I surfed all year in just board shorts. I can still remember the day I bought a long sleeve Rip Curl 2mm vest - luxury. Now at 66 living in Brisbane, I wear a 3 : 2 steamer in winter, 2mm spring suit in spring and autumn and boardies only in summer. Must be getting soft.

AusMoz
QLD, 1374 posts
9 Dec 2023 11:13AM
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Hung Over windsurfing stories! surely there must be some good ones.

Imax1
QLD, 4511 posts
9 Dec 2023 11:46AM
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How about 4 beers then sailing at Sandy Point ? Tipsy windsurfing.It wasn't my fault. They made me do it. I wouldn't suggest it in open waters.

AusMoz
QLD, 1374 posts
9 Dec 2023 12:52PM
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Imax1 said..
How about 4 beers then sailing at Sandy Point ? Tipsy windsurfing.It wasn't my fault. They made me do it. I wouldn't suggest it in open waters.


Rule for windsurfing - don't leave unless you got 3 in the esky for after or before sailing

AusMoz
QLD, 1374 posts
9 Dec 2023 12:55PM
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Windsurfing Hung Over - big night on the rum - sailing about 1 km from starting point then the gut rumbles - in your mind you know the minimum outcome is a shart. Happen to a friend of mine

thedoor
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9 Dec 2023 12:17PM
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AusMoz said..
Windsurfing Hung Over - big night on the rum - sailing about 1 km from starting point then the gut rumbles - in your mind you know the minimum outcome is a shart. Happen to a friend of mine




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