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    05-25-2018, 05:22 PM
    Looks nice, plenty of area there. but I'm most definitely not a plank on edge guy. Not all skinny boats are POE. My favourites are late Victorian...
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    05-25-2018, 05:13 PM
    He crunched up on cabbage coral so a pretty soft landing. He'd need paint for sure though, and I think the boat was only a year old.
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    05-25-2018, 04:48 PM
    I wear reading glasses over my sunglasses when outside with the kindle or a book. Fortunately I'm too old to care what they say or think.
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    05-25-2018, 04:42 PM
    How about a Canadian canoe ,Steve. If you got it right it would store on top for transport and when you were on the water you'd tow it. There's...
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    05-25-2018, 04:33 PM
    It's going to be different . White is pretty good where I am, no fog or snow. There's a particular green that is dangerous here though. Somewhere...
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    05-24-2018, 06:12 PM
    Hi Geftb, thanks,....yes there's several of the 'kids' have gone to the med and got on superyachts in Palma. I think they just arrived and went...
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    05-24-2018, 06:08 PM
    For context on the pass, this is us leaving a couple of weeks later, probably about bang on the limit of sensible timing relative to tide movement....
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    05-24-2018, 05:54 PM
    I'm gettin on this superyacht bandwagon dammit. In the sequence above we were in Fulaga in the Southern lau when this superyacht arrived. It...
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    05-24-2018, 05:23 PM
    John B replied to a thread Windy.. in The Bilge
    I had a grand piano with fins on my nannas dinner knife lure last year, Lee. Old Penn 80 with 80Lb and the drag up past the detent. When I got the...
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    05-24-2018, 05:16 PM
    John B replied to a thread Windy.. in The Bilge
    And this gives you a bit of an idea of what the ridge that we sailed on to was like . The right hand ridge is the kermadec and has the kermadec...
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    05-24-2018, 05:14 PM
    John B replied to a thread Windy.. in The Bilge
    Capes , channels or straights , shallow water all worth watching out for . I'm convinced Nina went down on or near the Wanganella bank. same...
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    05-24-2018, 04:06 PM
    We would always do 8, regularly do 8.5 ,often do 9 and every now and again do 10 sustained in flat water in a 31 ft waterline boat. That was because...
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    05-24-2018, 03:53 PM
    Exactly, the weight of the things.
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    05-24-2018, 03:52 PM
    John B replied to a thread foredeck ballet in The Bilge
    Only ever had a break dancer on my foredeck. Billy boom funk mc is what he got called after that episode.
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    05-23-2018, 11:05 PM
    John B replied to a thread Windy.. in The Bilge
    It was really nice to be in a top quality build , a 4 skin cold moulded Kauri boat like Riada II. 1980. No squeaks , no flexing bulkheads or...
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    05-23-2018, 10:52 PM
    John B replied to a thread Windy.. in The Bilge
    A great lesson too. After we got back I looked harder at the chart and the google earth image of the area. The GE stuff really showed just how high...
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    05-23-2018, 10:36 PM
    We had no problem with cheese over 5 months in the Pacific . One interesting aspect was that it all became stronger. We like Edam for example, but...
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    05-23-2018, 10:14 PM
    John B started a thread Windy.. in The Bilge
    Celebrating how ever long photobucket is around this time. old photo from 2011 when we were hove to off the Kermadec group in my friends 46...
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    05-23-2018, 10:04 PM
    John B replied to a thread canoe yawl in The Bilge
    Did you make alterations , Jake?
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    05-23-2018, 10:03 PM
    John B replied to a thread explain this one in The Bilge
    ....Possum
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    05-23-2018, 10:02 PM
    and Boganvillia ,decorated with lots of red flowers
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    05-23-2018, 08:52 PM
    ^ compulsory thread update required. I always feel a bit nervous without a dinghy of some sort. We have done it with just paddleboards (and the...
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    05-23-2018, 08:48 PM
    John B replied to a thread Bilge Runners in Building / Repair
    Interesting, I've only ever run them straight but now I see them on a clinker I think I'd do that on that sort of construction too. What I do is...
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    05-23-2018, 08:39 PM
    No I got the first photo wrong , in that earlier post on the same thread he was repairing the gaff.
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    05-23-2018, 08:36 PM
    Now the right reference , courtesy of Bruces Antigua thread. If you have a look at the group photo I do believe the same boat has Genesis written on...
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    05-23-2018, 08:33 PM
    ^Wrong reference.
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    05-23-2018, 06:34 PM
    John B replied to a thread Catfight in The Bilge
    The right hand one says who da boss the left one says I'm da boss the right says but I wanna be da boss. shortly after ,the right one...
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  • John B's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 05:57 PM
    Don't get me wrong Doug, I'm not knocking a laid / caulked timber deck when its appropriate and for an appropriate boat. Maybe your boat was designed...
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