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

Click here for more details.

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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New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

Escapade headed to Florida

Started by Joseph Hunter Vinarcsik in Sample Title Sep 25. 0 Replies

Hi my name is Joe and my dad's name is John Vinarcsik.  We plan on sailing our 50 foot sailboat from Houston, Texas to Florida in a week.  We intend on assisting with relief operations as soon as we…Continue

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