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Well today, in perfect sailing conditions, sun, nice easterly breeze, I learned that cable ties are not the answer to my footstrap problem. both feet in fully hiking, P.I.S.S. engaged - spectacular failure, in fact so spectacular I'm having a little lie down to recover, lucky for me the camera ran out of memory before the incident..

Both feet up in the air reverse pike to somersault...

Trev is going to crack up when I tell him.
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The trouble with cable ties is you look at them and see a big thick piece of plastic, and you don't look at them much closer and find out that the business bit of engineering is a tiny little plastic tab...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 14 at 4:53pm
Yep that little tab aint there anymore, so the big question do I double them up, or revert back to rope and knots? I use them a lot, Trev (my crew)takes the piss constantly, I fix all sorts of things with them and tbh this is the first time they've let me down.
Maybe I'll try thicker ones since they're all calling me the cable guy anyway.

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They have been used by the previous owner of our boat to neatly secure the toe strap rope loops. Tried copying it for the loop on the new mainsheet and all was fine until an epic fail on windy gybe
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 14 at 5:23pm
Nothing wrong with using cable ties, (other than them being a one shot you can't adjust) you just have to size 'em by the little plastic tab, not the main strap.

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Originally posted by kneewrecker

Think I might have sold my main boat today - sensible decision now we're restricted to school holidays, but still feels a bit weird- Boatless for the first time in 27 years. 😱


So now you have money to buy horses and a d-0.
I only post this because I sailed Jeffers boat and loved it, even though there was very little wind.
I want one and I still reckon my best chance is for you to buy one new and for me to buy it off you in eighteen months time Come on James, you know you still want one.

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Originally posted by Blue One

Originally posted by kneewrecker

Think I might have sold my main boat today - sensible decision now we're restricted to school holidays, but still feels a bit weird- Boatless for the first time in 27 years. 😱


So now you have money to buy horses and a d-0.
I only post this because I sailed Jeffers boat and loved it, even though there was very little wind.
I want one and I still reckon my best chance is for you to buy one new and for me to buy it off you in eighteen months time Come on James, you know you still want one.

haha - if only- the money will be going into my Euro account as a holiday fund.  

Converting it back to sterling is going to be too painful right now.... 
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You have a Euro a/c in UK, KW?  Does it pay any useful interest or is the bank ripping you off, as usual?
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Originally posted by Medway Maniac

You have a Euro a/c in UK, KW?  Does it pay any useful interest or is the bank ripping you off, as usual?

nope- I looked into it, but it made more sense to take out a Spanish bank account.  They do not rip you off, unless you use a cash point from another provider- then you are royally fleeced.  It's less of an issue now, our Bank merged with another one just after the crisis and that means there's plenty of holes in walls.  

It also pays to extend the facilities to cover other countries in the Eurozone- I once made the mistake of using my spanish debit card in a french ski resort without checking the out of country charges... d'oh.   Embarrassed


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daniel Holman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 14 at 7:19pm
Here we go, some genuinely useful consumer advice!
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