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    Posted: 17 Sep 21 at 11:51am
Originally posted by maxibuddah


Originally posted by Grumpycat

Grf = innocent. Pull the other one LOL

Exactly....some of the kids starting out at my club have better control of a boat than he did back then Big smile


Then do they know about the oldest trick in the book, feigning lack of control to blunder into the pin end?

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Ive had a number of the OT watches, from normal sized to the big yellow ones. Got sick of sending them back when the gave up.  I've had a Ronstan Clear start for 3 or 4 years now.  Not a problem with it, really happy. Only issue was the strap end keeper broke, rang Ronstan UK up and new ones came out to me in the next post   

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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxibuddah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 21 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by Grumpycat

Grf = innocent. Pull the other one  LOL

Exactly....some of the kids starting out at my club have better control of a boat than he did back then  Big smile
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Grf = innocent. Pull the other one  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxibuddah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 21 at 6:43am
Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by maxibuddah

. I'd still be rubbish at starting.
Because you're too busy shouting at innocents around you..

Obviously still has an effect on you, however many years later it is. It was worth it  Wink
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Originally posted by maxibuddah

. I'd still be rubbish at starting.
Because you're too busy shouting at innocents around you..
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Old school technique before sync was invented.  Set your watch to 4.55.  Hear five minute signal count to 5 and press button.  Not a Casio feature itself but works well with a cheap Casio.
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Originally posted by maxibuddah

I just use a cheapish Casio that does countdown. I can sync by getting close the next signal, stopping the countdown, re-setting it and going again at the right time. Takes about 2 seconds. Ain't worth me spending another 60-70 for that function on a Ronstan one. I'd still be rubbish at starting.

Might be better with a timer on the boat, allows you to be heads up for the start.  I use a swatch with a sweep hand so I can more easily estimate how far down the line I might go in a given time, and  an electronic compass/timer.  

I had previously had three Optimum Time timers, all three packed up because the buttons jammed.  All were replaced under warranty, but comes a time that reliability becomes more important.  I purchased the Swatch as a distressed purchase while at Garda when an Optimum time packed up.
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I just use a cheapish Casio that does countdown. I can sync by getting close the next signal, stopping the countdown, re-setting it and going again at the right time. Takes about 2 seconds. Ain't worth me spending another 60-70 for that function on a Ronstan one. I'd still be rubbish at starting.
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Would really like it if Ronstan sold replacement sealing rings for their timers.
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