Monthly Archives: February 2009

Surfing sailboat.

I found a link to these spectacular pictures on a sailing forum I regularly visit. Pretty scary stuff actually. Natural surfing Advertisements

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Chinese navy sees off Indian sub.

When China announced not so long ago, they would send their navy to protect their ships against the piracy attacks off the Somalian coast, I thought it would be only a matter of time till there would be trouble. Well, … Continue reading

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The power plant.

‘Waratah’ will have a main electrical system which is 24 VDC. There is some equipment, like the navigation equipment, which is only available in 12 VDC. So this equipment will have it’s own power supply through a 24/12 VDC converter, … Continue reading

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Holding tanks.

After a number of modifications the sewage holding tanks are now up to my liking. ‘Waratah’ will have two heads (= toilets, for those not familiar with the marine lingo), one forward, and one aft next to the master cabin. … Continue reading

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