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    04-26-2018, 07:02 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    My sail plans.
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    04-26-2018, 06:44 AM
    WX replied to a thread ANZAC Day in The Bilge
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    04-26-2018, 06:43 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    I'm going to mine the relevant text from the thread I did on making the sail so let's see how it goes. First the finished article in action. These...
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    04-26-2018, 06:12 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    And the completed article. The collar was then placed on the mast but not glued in place, that was to be done when the mast was stepped. The...
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    04-26-2018, 05:55 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    I'm not very good at carving fairing pieces so what I did was cut thin wedges slid them under the disk to go on the deck and cut off the excess....
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    04-26-2018, 05:51 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    I had already reinforced under the deck with a few layers of 9mm ply then bit the bullet and cut the hole through the foredeck. Of course the deck...
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    04-26-2018, 05:39 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    A set of calipers are useful for checking diameter. The mast is laying on a set of bathroom scales, I was curious how much it weighed. I'll tell...
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    04-26-2018, 05:19 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    That was the shaft this is the dowel handle. A piece of poly pipe fits over the dowel. At the heel of the mast I slid a bolt into the lock bolt...
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    04-26-2018, 05:08 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    The idea is to just keep planing the edges off till you get reasonably round. To get the mast as near perfectly round as I am happy with requires...
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    04-26-2018, 04:56 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    The last stave goes in. You really only need jigs to hold the first 3 or 4 staves in place after that they self align. I used fencing wire in...
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    04-26-2018, 04:36 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    So what do you do when you've got a 9 metre mast to glue together...you invite a bunch of friends and people who accidentally visit into helping and...
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    04-26-2018, 04:20 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    And the almost finish plug, not too pretty but who is going to see it.;) This is the finished plug. The bolt is the locking bolt to hold the mast...
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    04-26-2018, 04:05 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    Okay where were we, ah yes engine box, I think we're done with that. Let's do the mast. Birdsmouth construction at first, second and probably third...
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    04-26-2018, 03:29 AM
    WX replied to a thread ANZAC Day in The Bilge
    Eating an ANZAC biscuit with a good layer of D ration on top...yum.
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    04-26-2018, 03:26 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    The stringers hold water as well, the ones either side of the keelson also make it difficult to pump out the last little bit of water in the bilge....
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    04-25-2018, 11:42 PM
    I do like a good single malt, I just wish I could afford it more often than I can.
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    04-25-2018, 11:36 PM
    WX replied to a thread ANZAC Day in The Bilge
    Pre tank and not tank country anyway. Steep ridges and gullies where close quarter trench warfare ruled the day. Weapons were periscope rifles and...
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    04-25-2018, 11:31 PM
    WX replied to a thread ANZAC Day in The Bilge
    Simpson was an Englishman stuck in Australia. He joined the AIF thinking it to be a cheap way to get home but ended up at ANZAC Cove instead. He did...
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    04-25-2018, 07:24 PM
    WX replied to a thread ANZAC Day in The Bilge
    Remember Hunter-Weston the butcher.
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    04-25-2018, 04:25 PM
    WX replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    We have an ex politician by the name of Hallam living up the road, he’s on a pension for life yet he runs a business selling water. Now he wants to...
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    04-25-2018, 04:06 PM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    There’s a very small leak in one pipe where it joins the tank. I’m crap at soldering, maybe I can find someone who is good at it.
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    04-25-2018, 03:56 PM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    What are you doing with your Maxine Rick? I’m after a replacement tank.
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    04-25-2018, 06:02 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    The whole set up consisted of four pieces that clipped together. The crank handle bracket. More tomorrow.
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    04-25-2018, 05:50 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    And finally.
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    04-25-2018, 05:44 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    I must check out Annie's set up. The potting mix works well but we do have a lemon scented air freshener we squirt if there is an odour. The table...
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    04-25-2018, 12:48 AM
    It’s rained here certainly enough to put me off going to the boat.
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    04-25-2018, 12:47 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    Any stove is potentially dangerous in a boat. I wouldn’t walk too far away from any stove I had going. I do have a single burner Primus I really like...
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    04-25-2018, 12:40 AM
    If we had built them then yes, far superior..;)
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    04-25-2018, 12:30 AM
    WX replied to a thread Redwing update in Building / Repair
    All that is true. Mine was given to me.
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    04-25-2018, 12:04 AM
    WX replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Bruce I’ve come across plans for stitch and tape pram style tender. PM me your email address and I’ll send you the PDF, same goes for anyone else....
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July 6, 1952 (65)
About WX
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Uki, NSW, Australia
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Marine Rescue volunteer
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WX
forename:
Gary
surname:
Pick

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The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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