March 2012 Blog Posts (6)

T2 construction log 29-Mar-12: Steering hydraulics

the Mad Machinist Matt McMurfin spent the night and this morning tearing down and rebuilding a Hynautic steering pump and 950PSI relief valve. These pumps cost over $1,200 new, so I went on eBay and after about 9 months found this one for $50 that had been on a sunken boat for a while, enough time for the pump's anodized aluminium faceplate to corrode badly. After purchasing a couple of seal rebuild kits for $39 each, Matt took the pump apart after much working at it with anti-seize solvents…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on March 29, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Gates Worldwide donates major drive train components

Gates know a worthwhile cause when they see one - I just got a call and they are sending us, free of charge, machinery including belt drive and sprocket components that were literally breaking our bank!! Thank you, thank you Gates.

Captain Ray

Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on March 29, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Baja Ha-Ha: It's official, IRG's first rescue vessel departs Oct 28th

Latitude 38's Baja Ha-Ha cruiser's rally departs from San Diego October 28th and concludes November 10th 2012. T2 will be joining the rally to commence our transit to rescue station in the South China Seas!

Why are we joining the Baja Ha-Ha? Because there will be about 130 cruising yachts, some of which go on to become a part of the estimated 10,000 cruising boats around the…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on March 29, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments

FRONT PAGE NEWS IN ALAMEDA SUN - THURS 29th MAR

Already gone to the presses, we get Front Page News in the Alameda Sun this Thursday, and they are sending a photographer to the launch of T2 and have already promised another article next week!

Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on March 27, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments

IRG runs our first ad in Latitude 38!

Click here for the online 35th Anniversary Edition of Latitude 38, the best sailing magazine in the world, and on page 14 is our calendar listing plus on page 48 is our first advertisement! Next Wednesday 7th at…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on March 1, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tropical Cyclone IRINA-12 Mozambique - high humanitarian impact

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Tropical Cyclone IRINA-12 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 3.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h)
  • from 29/02/2012 12:00 to 01/03/2012…
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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on March 1, 2012 at 1:58am — No Comments

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Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG in Sample Title. Last reply by John O Duke Oct 20, 2016. 2 Replies

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

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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

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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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