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Back afloat

Postby mm5aho » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:03 pm

Contender back in the water again today. Looked a bit lonely though at Rhu, very few boats in the sea yet, a few that seem to have wintered afloat. Several people anti-fouling though, so perhaps more to come. Now to do some sailing, and test my new Knox anchor that I didn't get to use late last summer.
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Re: Back afloat

Postby sahona » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:14 am

The hills are alive with the sound of sanders further down the coast.
I'm just going to tear the bottom half of the list off and stick it at the back of the log for next year.
I tidied up the NMEA junction by careful planning, GPO-type harness lacing, and re-allocating various talkers and listeners.
Took 2 days to get them all working again, but at least this time it looks maintainable. Unfortunately when I drilled holes for the terminal block, daylight appeared...just one thing after another.
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Re: Back afloat

Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:40 am

sahona wrote:I tidied up the NMEA junction by careful planning, GPO-type harness lacing, and re-allocating various talkers and listeners.
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We've moved on now Bill. Sadly it's just all cable ties. None of the old lacing skills and tools needed. Only thing we have to be sure of is no jaggy ends left.

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Re: Back afloat

Postby sahona » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:51 am

Wow. I'd love to have the contract supplying all the ties needed to supplant lacing across the UK infrastructure.
Surely they can't use one for every breakout...
Give them back the string next time there's a cost-saver needed!
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Re: Back afloat

Postby Pete Cooper » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:28 pm

Booby Trapper wrote:
sahona wrote:I tidied up the NMEA junction by careful planning, GPO-type harness lacing, and re-allocating various talkers and listeners.
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We've moved on now Bill. Sadly it's just all cable ties. None of the old lacing skills and tools needed. Only thing we have to be sure of is no jaggy ends left.


When I worked in telecoms(for GEC) building telephone exchanges, we tied all the cables in place with waxed string - even had special tools to help us.

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Re: Back afloat

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:34 pm

Productivity! I don't want my profits being consumed by endless men slowly lacing wires together, one man with a quick cable clip and move onto the next job please.
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Re: Back afloat

Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:15 pm

Pete Cooper wrote:
Booby Trapper wrote:
sahona wrote:I tidied up the NMEA junction by careful planning, GPO-type harness lacing, and re-allocating various talkers and listeners.
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We've moved on now Bill. Sadly it's just all cable ties. None of the old lacing skills and tools needed. Only thing we have to be sure of is no jaggy ends left.


When I worked in telecoms(for GEC) building telephone exchanges, we tied all the cables in place with waxed string - even had special tools to help us.


And it's still all there. Well maybe not the old Strowger stuff.

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Re: Back afloat

Postby Pete Cooper » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:27 pm

Booby Trapper wrote:When I worked in telecoms(for GEC) building telephone exchanges, we tied all the cables in place with waxed string - even had special tools to help us.

And it's still all there. Well maybe not the old Strowger stuff.


I worked on some Strowger - but mainly Crossbar and a bit of the new fangled electronic stuff.

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Re: Back afloat

Postby sahona » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:29 pm

BlowingOldBoots wrote:Productivity! I don't want my profits being consumed by endless men slowly lacing wires together, one man with a quick cable clip and move onto the next job please.

I can lace a loop and breakout quicker than I can thread, tension and cut a cable tie then dispose of the tail... and a hell of a lot cheaper.
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Re: Back afloat

Postby Telo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:55 pm

Booby Trapper wrote:And it's still all there. Well maybe not the old Strowger stuff.


In the 70s, some of my more Luddite comrades in the old POEU came up with the the slogan "Stick with Strowger".

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Re: Back afloat

Postby trev » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:49 pm

When I worked in Bradford repeater station I used to snarl a bit about contractors lacing in co-ax cables. I was always concerned that if they laced too tight they would crush the outer conductor. They never took any notice. They were probably right I don't recall any problems with lacing, just glad I didn't have to do it.

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Re: Back afloat

Postby claymore » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:24 pm

I'm looking forward to youse boys writing in English.....
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Re: Back afloat

Postby Booby Trapper » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:43 pm

claymore wrote:I'm looking forward to youse boys writing in English.....

I'll try to get you some pictures. That'll explain it all.

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Re: Back afloat

Postby claymore » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:11 am

Oh goody - will they be in colour?
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Re: Back afloat

Postby trev » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:51 am

claymore wrote:Oh goody - will they be in colour?



Yes, ----- Blue Orange Green Brown Slate.


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