February 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Wiring T2's 120 volt AC power distribution

We got the best kit, an Ancor wire crimper and terminals. This will help us in wiring all the 120 volt AC "house" power system, with power from an 8 kW inverter. Apart from the usual lighting and galley loads, there will be tons of juice to run our MIG welder and machinery even when the vessel is on the water. What you're looking at cost $250 - all this marine quality stuff is shockingly expensive.

We try to buy used of get donations of recycled stuff whenever we can, but this is on…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 23, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Mad Machinist Matt McMurfin takes a break from turning the rudder post

A break away from his Victorian lathe!

Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 23, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Strictly Sail Pacific - Oakland, April 12-15th ...IRG will be there!

Our first rescue vessel T2 will be on display at the docks during the boat show (click here for more info and tickets), come and visit us...

The annual Latitudes & Attitudes cruiser's magazine party is Sat Apr 14, 7-9pm. All the IRG staff and volunteers will be there, because THERE IS A SPECTRA WATERMAKER BEING RAFFLED!!! If you can make it, everyone buy a ticket, we need it for our rescue missions! …

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 23, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH PARTIES/EVENTS!!

Please reply to me, ray.thackeray@internationalrescuegroup.org, if you can help with any of the following:

  1. Help prepare our first rescue vessel "T2" for IRG's Launch Fundraiser Event (any day between now and March 30th)
  2. Make a large sheet cake for the March 31st …
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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 22, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Latitudes and Attitudes and IRG at Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland 12-15 April

IRG will be at the Strictly Sail Pacific boat show in Oakland's Jack London Square April 12-15, our first rescue vessel will be there at the dock throughout the show, parties every evening, and all our crew will be mixing it with the Latitudes and Attitudes crowd and revisit publisher Bob Bitchin on his old boat "Lost Soul" that I spent millennium eve aboard in the isthmus of Catalina Island!…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 21, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Building T2's power distribution cabinet

T2 construction log 19-Feb-12: Gwyn and Robin making template with T2's power distribution cabinet to transfer to a 1 1/2" angle-iron rack that will be custom welded in place so that all the major components can be bolted on. Ever tried to drill through steel?

And here's the finished rack with…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 21, 2012 at 1:06am — No Comments

T2's rudder post being turned on a lathe

T2 construction log 20-Feb-12: Turning our rudder post on a Victorian lathe! Mad Machinist Matt McMurfin gets to work.…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 21, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

IRG's youngest volunteer

Our youngest volunteer Charlie. 

Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 20, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Enjoying building a boat doesn't stop us from thinking about our real goals

'Providing first-line support and humanitarian aid to disaster-hit coastal communities.' 

Here at IRG's office there are usually at least 3 or 4 of us at the end of the day, and we talk about that over a bite to eat. Every one of us thinks about trying to accelerate the launch of our first…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 15, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Cruclble, Oakland

Volunteer Aaron Cushman went to the Crucible with some posters for IRG soliciting volunteers to do welding, metalwork and other work on the boat, they were excited and are copying our posters to put around the college, excellent! Amazing what a little energy can do...

The Crucible is a non-profit educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Industry and…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 15, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Red alert for Tropical Cyclone GIOVANNA-12 for Madagascar

Click here to see more.

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 14, 2012 at 10:37pm — No Comments

A great volunteer weekend!

We had a number of volunteers last weekend, including Jack "The Professor" Li, Joanna Karakker, Aaron Cushman and Darya Light!

We got a lot done including preparation of our donated ship's dinghy (from IRG Captain Dale Bagnell) for repair and painting, grinding down deck weld beads…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Our first advertisement - this is going in Latitude38 on March 1st

Here's our first print advertisement. Great work by Liz Hughes at www.designinmedia.net!…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

T2 construction log 3-Feb-12

Aaron Cushman and I measured up the location of the starboard anchor hawsehole and transposed a punch hole ellipse on the port side. Now time to light up the oxy-acetylene torch and cut out the hole with all the steel framing behind. Not easy.

Here's the starboard side, with a nice…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 3, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments

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Haiti - the poorest country in the Americas.

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IRG's latest vessels Tandemeer and a newly acquired 97' steel gaff-rigged ketch (more news soon) are…Continue

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VOLUNTEERS DOMINICA

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Who is going to the storm areas in the Dominican?? I'm ready :) xo Continue

Medical supplies and fundraising

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I am in contact with the IDA Foundation, a non-profit organization that supplies high quality medical supplies to organizations like the WHO and the Clinton Foundstion. They produce the Interagency…Continue

TRIBUTE

Started by Captain Evelyne in Uncategorized Jan 11, 2013. 0 Replies

Gerry Anderson, who inspired IRG, died just after Christmas. He is already missed.Continue

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