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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Now we want to know how you're going to get the bugger out of there!!?

    Rick
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Well done Mal! Fantastic!!

    Er, umm ..... I think I misled (mislead) you with my reference to my own ballast pour. The photos would not have helped .... at all! I'll take a photo this weekend and...
  3. Thread: My new stripper.

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    Re: My new stripper.

    Wonderful!

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Good idea - thanks!

    I'm in my 50s too, just for a little while longer ...... Do you smell like honey?

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Thanks Gareth! Looks like he did a great job!
    We considered stitch and glue but decided the chines would provide support for the seats as she's very lightly built.

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Successfully moved - too easy - thanks Mr S!

    It could be kauri. It works easily but doesn't smell much like honey, but, it is over 50 years old so p'raps the smell dissipates? Some of it looks...
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    I've just realised that this thread is now in the wrong place - does anyone know how to move it to Building and Repair?

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    The frames are some sort of pine. I bought a whole lot of ex-golf club locker doors at an auction about 20 years ago. They were supposed to be kauri - they could be kauri but I doubt it. Here's a...
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Okay, after far too many months of procrastination, we've actually started the build! In fact, a friend, David, and I, are building two - ours first and then his, as he wants to check out how it goes...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Humbug!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That's why when John's out and about, people say 'there goes that lanotec again!' Actually, I should get some - we have the perfect place to keep it safe here, and it'll never be lonely. But you have...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The sunken Bluebird has been raised and towed away. I suspect by Maritime or Riads or whatever they're called this week, and taken to a local boatyard to, presumably, rot. But I hope not.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    A diver to look for a boat? Surely a fishfinder/sounder would find it easily and then a diver would be sent down to attach a line.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Confirmed.

    Rick
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    Re: Ostkust or Folkboat?

    There are quite a few Folkboat derivatives - International Folkboat, Stella, Contessa are popular examples but it isn't any of them, but there are others, lesser known. This one doesn't look much...
  16. Re: My monumental stuff up - any paint guru's here??? Help!!

    Well, that's not too bad Greg! At least you don't have to rip it all off!

    Rick
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    That would be my concern too and I agree. But I'm guessing that it'll be what they suggest. I hope so!

    Rick
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    My prediction is that he'll suggest sanding what you've already applied, since it's hardened, and rolling on another coat of properly mixed primer.

    By the way, I just tried some Aquacote primer...
  19. Re: My monumental stuff up - any paint guru's here??? Help!!

    No,, the dumbest question he's ever asked was 'are there any paint gurus here?'

    Rates with my 'where should I buy plywood' question! BY:D
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No you don't. I just bought a whole lot of screws from them and I don't have an account. Use the phone - they're good people.

    Rick
  21. Re: My monumental stuff up - any paint guru's here??? Help!!

    I"'ve always found the guys at Norglass very helpful. I wouldn't waste time or paint until I'd spoken to them. Go for a swim!

    Rick
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    M. Citroen Tete il avais les mommas hotsie? Ou? Ou?

    Le Riq sans le garage bleu
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Building a boat? Thanks, but it's just a quick and dirty exercise as we need a dinghy for the trip to Tasmania in January. Our friend David needs one too so we're building two. The ply, by the way,...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Just know that we're there, in the big blue shed, sanding away, day after day, in spirit. Taking time out only for occasional refreshment and to thank God that, wherever the big blue shed is, it's a...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, we bought the gaboon from Bruynzeel and it looks good and is light.
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Don't be too envious. I still have bucketloads of work to do to get Masina ready for Hobart and haven't even started the dinghy yet! Picking ply up tomorrow - spent as much time trying to communicate...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We are getting the ply from Bruynzeel, in Brookvale. Already started a thread months ago but I'll bump it up in a few days.
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The Herreshoff Nereia tender. Mr Plywood only has hoop or Fiji cedar ply - both too heavy. Looks like we'll get some faux gaboon from Sydney. David's building one too so we'll build them together -...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Peter - where did you get the plywood for JIM and what sort did you get? I'm getting the runaround from Boatcraft and all sorts of contradictory info. from other suppliers.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Guess who's FINALLY building a boat!

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    Is it an ad for Boss?

    Rick
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    Re: Prettiest boat under thirty feet

    Ah, thought it was something nice!

    Rick
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    Re: Prettiest boat under thirty feet

    What's that dinghy JB?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You've probably seen this before but here are some nice boats in Sydney to look at:

    http://www.sasc.com.au/gaffers_day_2011.htm

    Rick
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    Re: Little Egret: an Egret-style day sailer

    Must be nice to be sailing again John?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Unbarable

    Rick
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    Re: Merlin Found! Merlin Returns!

    Looks like Hugh's gone AWOL!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Take two!

    Rick
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    Re: Alternative caulking for teak deck

    Okay, here's what I'm a gonna do .....

    I'm going to make up 15mm thick solid boards by joining boards of about 120mm together. I'll fasten the boards to the bridgedeck and shelf with screws into...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Next time?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Clearly!

    Rick
  42. Thread: Romana de Scamp

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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    That looks nice!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    After a cool, wettish start to the day, we had a NW gale most of the day - warm and clear. Too windy to keep the cover over the boat so we were sanding in the sun all day. No need for the vac though!...
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    Re: Alternative caulking for teak deck

    I doubt that stuff'd be available here anyway. I'll call the TDS distributor in WA tomorrow and see what's available. I have a feeling TDS is a silicone product - if it is, I won't be using it.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Really cooled off here and a bit wet.

    Rick
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    Re: Alternative caulking for teak deck

    I don't like things that are supposed to look like other things, sort of thing! I guess I'm a bit sick of the black but I also think it gets too hot - I think black is a problem on a boat anywhere! ...
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    Re: Alternative caulking for teak deck

    Masina has no other external brightwork. All the teak cappings and fittings have been left natural. If I start varnishing any of it, the rest of it will look dowdy. And I don't intend to start...
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    Re: Power sander recommendations

    Yes, you're right there - even without the vac it's a great tool. But once you're used to using multitool sanders with the vac, it's just horrible trying to sand without it. But I use the Bosch on...
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    Re: Alternative caulking for teak deck

    Thanks, I'll drop them a line.

    Peter, if I wanted black, I'd just use Fixtech! I've thought of using strips of another timber but I think the problem with teak is more to do with shrinking as it...
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    Re: Alternative caulking for teak deck

    Grey might be okay. I wonder if that stuff's sold in Australia?

    That's what I think too JB. I could use wide boards but I'll still need seams of some sort.

    Rick
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