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If so, any idea what this thing is?

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Yes Bibs , after selling my last Esprit I couldnt bear to be without anything plastic so I bought a boat...a proper one with sails !

Seriously though I would guess some sort of aeriel booster for a GPS plotter, or even for the DSC radio.

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If it has anything to do with navigation or safety I'd bin it.

Whatever it is it's old, today's technology doesn't need a crank handle.

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Bibs,

Marine style SatNav aerial.

The crank handle Roger speaks of is actually the UHF/VHF aerial mast mount. It was used to lower the aerial for transport. The mount has been designed so that the cable goes thru the mount and hull into the cabin.

Which tells me the boat is less than 38' LOA and no more than 8' beam.( at least in the US ) Usually you will find fixed mast posts on larger boats.

I take it that the SatNav system is not installed in the boat ?

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Roger. It's 23' long and 4' draft, only 1 level and no plasma in the stateroom :D

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I thought this was a plea for more foreign memberships.

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I know exactly what that is! Its the, erm.....warp drive? Windscreen wiper motor? It's a b... It's a b... It's a small, off-duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden!

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Luxury yacht Marjorie Morningstar (previously 'Lady in Blue') provides guests with the following amenities and extras: Tenders & Toys Tenders: 2 x 22’ Nautica Custom Ribs w/ 250 hp Yamaha engines 2 x 3-man Wave Runners Toys: Towable Toys Beach Toys Water skis Snorkel gear Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities Aft Deck: Large shaded area with comfortable seating. Access to swim platform and Bridge deck. Sky lounge: Full entertainment center - 50” Plasma TV/DVD/CD, console DJ, Karaoke, Working fire place, Casual dining area aft for 6. Bridge Deck: Shaded open deck w/ Casual dining for 12, aft couches with table and 4 cushioned chairs, seating for 12. Sun Deck: Jacuzzi, sun pads, bar, elliptical machines, weight bench and convertible sun beds. Entertainment: Satellite TV - mini M Sky Video & DVD libraries CD/DVD players X-Box connected. DSS-Digital Satellite System w/ 5 receivers Crestron Remote System Communications Wireless high-speed D-Link internet all throughout. All Satellite Communications throughout, shore line. 2 satellite Sea Tel phones for voice & data.

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Nice. Bibs a 23' is a great starter boat. Sorry to hear no plasma. 12 VDC or 24 VDC operation?

4' on the draft. What is the beam? I have a little over 18'2" on my beam and only draft 4'6". You sure on the draft ? Just curious.

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My beam usually remains within limits as long as I don't have too many drafts.

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It's always a possibility Sir Trent. My "tender" may only be a 24 footer, but with a 7.4 ltr 330hp I/O I think it will scoot thru the Panama Canal quite handily. That plasma equipped "pansy palace" pictured above will only do 15k tops, which makes water skiing a bit challenging. Not to mention the glaring lack of a helipad. Pftt. I didn't even make them an offer.

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Don't forget to stop off en route to the Med through the French canals...I'm on the Canal Lateral a la Loire just before Léré...that's in between Briare and Sancerre. Free mooring, electricity, beer, barbecue and use of workshop.....can't miss the place, it has two dead Audis, a trailer and a broken spinner from the aeroplane on display in the garden.... My Freeman 22' lives in Briare nowadays, and has since 1996; she's done 3 Channel crossings so a 23' ought to breeze across....

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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".....can't miss the place,"

Sorry, John, but you're going to have to be a bit more explicit. Is the spinner chrome or matte?

I'm going to have to do a tad more research on auxilliary fuel tanks before I attempt the crossing. Not sure 62 gallons is sufficient, and I'm not keen on flaming out in the middle of the North Atlantic. :cry:

The free beer offer, however, is always a great incentive for the required nautical investigations. :)

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The remains of the spinner is painted with a red and white spiral...it has a chunk of one side missing which is, I presume, still in the field by the M11 next to North Weald where it fell after it ripped itself off the rest of the aeroplane. Spinners with that much out-of-balance really get your attention...loud BANG!!! and the airframe started to shake itself to pieces. My one and only real emergency radio call.....had an engine failure in a Tiger Moth once, but no radio in that to call on!!

Always free beer and barbecue at Mole End Cottage.... 47°28'40.23"N 2°52'22.43"E and don't fall in the canal...!!

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I plugged the coordinates into Google Maps, John, but this is what I got...

"We could not calculate directions between Austin, TX and 47.477842, 2.872897." :(

However, I've determined from the satellite view that there is, indeed, a navigable waterway running adjacent to your abode, but for some reason all the placenames are in French. A further search for "Babble Maps" has turned up empty, so I've dragged out some rather dusty French textbooks from uni days to see if I can get spun back up to speed. Will I be making my coastal entry point at Saint-Nazaire or Le Havre? And is there a fee for use of the locks?

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Le Havre and up the Seine...keep going...through Paris...up to St Mammes and turn right. Then follow your nose! You need to register with VNF and buy a canal license...this tells you how!!

https://www.vnf.fr/vignettesVNF/switch.do?lang=en&cty=EN&pageJSP=accueil

Beers in the fridge.....

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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I'll purchase the VNF license as soon as I can develop an algorithm that can compute the correct "meters squared" figure to use with the rate schedule. The license info page doesn't say whether to use average beam X length or the cosine of the gunnel's curvature, divided by Schrodinger's equation to compensate for relativistic effects. I did take notice of the site's mention of the option to pay a fine rather than become engaged in the legal process for infractions whilst underway. Reminded me a great deal of my younger days in various Mexican border towns.

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No sweat, Kim. I've got this thing under control. I'm electing to go with the GödelHerbrandKleene recursive functions, and refine the results using Böhm-Jacopini canonical structures (which, as we all know, use the logic SEQUENCE, IF-THEN-ELSE, and WHILE-DO, with two more: DO-WHILE and CASE). I'll be running multiple iterations in an effort to achieve the smallest possible "square meters footprint," thereby ensuring the cheapest possible fare for canal entry. Nobody said this would be easy. :)

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