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    04-19-2018, 06:45 AM
    Never let a natural wonder get in the way of a profit margin.
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    04-19-2018, 06:32 AM
    If we all went back to where we came from it would not only be complex but surprising as to where that might be.:)
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    04-19-2018, 06:25 AM
    She caught my eye when she was at the Ivory, lovely shape...and shes for sale.;)
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    04-19-2018, 06:22 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    Butyl mastic has the advantage of staying soft. It's messy but you can clean it up with metho without damaging the perspex...so I have discovered.:)...
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    04-19-2018, 05:55 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    This is a scale drawing of my present rudder. I've been thinking about making a new one and as I'm planning another haul out maybe this is a good...
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    04-19-2018, 05:38 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    I drooled over it about 5 years ago when we where thinking about upgrading and living aboard. She would have been a schooner rigged junk if that...
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    04-19-2018, 05:04 AM
    WX replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    The bits I've heard so far have been amusing...in an extremely humour kind of way.
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    04-19-2018, 04:46 AM
    You could have a mooring at Boyds Bay, very sheltered. Spots on the wharf come up but it would be $80 + a week. It really is a beautiful boat.
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    04-19-2018, 04:41 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    The boat you can see through the window is an extremely well built 40ft steel Alan Payne. The inside needs fitting out...the new owner, it is...
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    04-19-2018, 04:39 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    It'll be the half that sinks I'd say.
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    04-19-2018, 01:11 AM
    WX replied to a thread Oughtred - Grey Seal in Building / Repair
    3-4 coats of Everdure inside and out. My trouble was and is still the result of 15 years of neglect under a tarp. I'm going to do one more big haul...
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    04-19-2018, 12:30 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    Apparently it was 25 C today but it felt warmer than that. So one more job out of the way. The galley window had to come off so I could trim, primer...
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    04-18-2018, 11:14 PM
    I would have suggested Youi. Im insured with them.
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    04-18-2018, 03:46 PM
    I missed this thread when you started it last year, probably distracted by my own impending boat repairs. I love your attention to detail, beautiful...
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    04-18-2018, 03:29 PM
    WX replied to a thread String Theory in Misc. Boat Related
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WzAB0P5KFyY
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    04-18-2018, 06:58 AM
    WX replied to a thread Oughtred - Grey Seal in Building / Repair
    Building boats is so much more fun than repairing them...from my experience anyway.:) Lovely job.
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    04-18-2018, 06:49 AM
    Give me a rolling swell and fine, give me choppy head seas plus headwind and I might as well go home. Coming back from Southport in SW at around 5...
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    04-18-2018, 06:37 AM
    My preferred option is Boatworks and who knows it may still be. I'm at least 3 months away from hauling out. I'm going to do as much as I can before...
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    04-18-2018, 06:29 AM
    I do but not close so that wouldn't be a problem. It's more the distance and low phonelines that put me off that option.
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    04-18-2018, 06:26 AM
    I did have a very stout cradle but I converted it into a semidetached bathroom....well the base anyway.
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    04-18-2018, 01:04 AM
    WX replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    There was discussion on The Drum last night and yes they were discussing the side effects and health issues of Cannabis and I thought you could be...
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    04-18-2018, 12:52 AM
    The only wind I wouldn’t sail north in from Tweed is a north easterly. A mate of mine in a 40ft BM rigged yacht did 40 nm just to go 15. I gave up...
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    04-17-2018, 09:47 PM
    I've noted I can't match speed to windward but for coastal cruising I wouldn't bother. I would wait for a more favourable wind. How high would you...
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    04-17-2018, 05:50 PM
    I’m revisiting the idea of hauling out at Tweed it’s substantially more expensive but given the complications of the whole eye op and the fact I wont...
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    04-17-2018, 05:13 AM
    Eggs....that's what you get when you take a pagan fertility ritual and tack a Christian interpretation onto it.:)
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    04-17-2018, 05:10 AM
    I don't know about that. The modern cambered panel sail and the even newer split rig are pretty good rigs. The windward performance, the ease of...
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    04-17-2018, 03:43 AM
    WX replied to a thread More Hartley in Building / Repair
    I'm not familiar with US plywood but here I have built small boats using exterior grade without any problems. The quality can really vary though.
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    04-17-2018, 03:17 AM
    WX replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    So the Greens want to legalise cannabis.
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    04-17-2018, 03:15 AM
    He single handed around the world and he was over 60 when it did it. It may not be a racer but as a cruiser it more than served the purpose. Bit...
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    04-17-2018, 03:10 AM
    It looks like I won't be going anywhere other than Boatworks and a better than even chance of actually getting to Moreton Bay.
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July 6, 1952 (65)
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Uki, NSW, Australia
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Marine Rescue volunteer
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Gary
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