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    11-08-2018, 02:50 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Ian and pvg, thank you very much for your kind words :). It’s over a week now since I’ve done anything on the project, other than to ponder...
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    11-04-2018, 05:03 AM
    Nice!
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    11-04-2018, 01:18 AM
    Thanks, Peter and Rick, I’ll have a scrounge around. I can always cut long scraphes to join shorter (but not too short) bits together. Cheers, Alex.
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    11-03-2018, 09:08 PM
    What is a readily available wood/material in Oz for making some 8-metre battens for fairing the moulds and stems of a 20’ double-ender? Ripped...
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    10-31-2018, 05:43 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    An horrific week last week, culminating in my worst-ever contribution to a live performance, triggered a major depressive episode, the worst that...
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    10-31-2018, 12:20 AM
    Watching/lurking with great interest, albeit rather late. Superb craftsmanship as usual, Max! Cheers, Alex.
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    10-27-2018, 03:22 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Back to the lofting: 1. Adding B1 vertical buttock reference line for aft moulds (nos. 5-7). Adding B1 vertical reference line for aft moulds...
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    10-27-2018, 03:05 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Right-i-o. Busy day. Or rather, half-day. And the Boss likes the paint colour. Anyway. 1. Fifty galvanised 14-10 x 100 mm hex-drive screws in a...
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    10-26-2018, 09:26 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    1. The worst corner, screwed down last - and really really tightly. The poor ratchet on the drill driver was complaining bitterly. Thanks to the...
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    10-26-2018, 08:52 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    A bit more progress: 1. Spacers/washers sorted into two groups: less wonky (foreground) and more wonky... Spacers/washers sorted into two...
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    10-26-2018, 07:38 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    After yet another door-filling session yesterday morning, I felt as though I was coming down with something, so I have a very easy afternoon and...
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    10-25-2018, 05:31 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Bit of fiddling about this evening, more preparations: 1. Testing screw depth against 12 mm plywood sheets. The 3 mm (or 2 x 1.5 mm laminated, by...
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    10-25-2018, 12:31 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    1. Oregon board after untying it. It's a pretty straight board when not under tension from ropes or gravity. Oregon board after untying it by...
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    10-25-2018, 12:09 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Ahem. Well. I did in fact buy a board of oregon/Douglas fir from Trend's - it's a jolly dangerous place for me to visit! But first, this morning's...
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    10-24-2018, 06:56 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    I have arranged with Trend Timbers to pop over there at 2 o'clock this arvo, to look at their stock of 50 x 200 mm oregon (Douglas fir) boards. I...
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    10-24-2018, 07:03 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Since I’m at home tomorrow, I’ll try to get over to Trend Timbers tomorrow arvo. Having knocked Swadlings on the head (they still haven’t rung me...
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    10-24-2018, 02:14 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    7. The next plywood sheet down - this is then’C’side of this sheet, too. The one underneath is the othe way up, i.e., the ‘D’ side uppermost. I'm...
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    10-24-2018, 02:09 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    It was a bit cooler here today - and Wentworth Falls was cold in comparison. Generally overcast, and light and annoying drizzle at the latter - so...
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    10-23-2018, 04:19 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Alex, Thank you very much for your detailed, comprehensive and informative description of the diagonals. That matches nicely (in the...
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    10-23-2018, 06:10 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Ian, Thank you for the clarification. D2 is on the 15" waterline, i.e., 3" above the 12" line; D1 is on the 20" waterline. Although neither...
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    10-23-2018, 03:08 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    "Now who's looking like Mr Silly, eh?" to quote the Raven from Discworld. Remember "I'm not expecting it to be unstable" and "if it's an abysmal...
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    10-23-2018, 01:24 AM
    Yes indeed. it's helped me out of more than one tight corner!
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    10-22-2018, 08:34 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    OK. I just popped out the the shed, having opened its main door, and this is what met my gaze: 1. Not as many air bubbles as I thought, nor as bad...
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    10-22-2018, 07:51 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Your warnings - wot fell on deaf ears - were apposite, Ian... 1. Papered lofting board - flash on. Things were going swimmingly until the 3M can...
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    10-22-2018, 06:04 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Ian, thank you for your reply. I'm not expecting the paper to distort too much, but that depends on the RH to some degree - which has been up...
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    10-22-2018, 05:01 PM
    G’day, Rick, I wonder if it’s because we have come to believe that we need them. I suppose from a safety point of view they are ‘necessary’, e.g.,...
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