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    If the omens speak true Turnbull may find himself...

    If the omens speak true Turnbull may find himself challenged:

    'Mr Pyne insisted Cabinet was 100 per cent united behind the Prime Minister and said there was "a lot of hyper-ventilating going on".'...
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    I newel you lot would behave like this. ...

    I newel you lot would behave like this.


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    Tread Lightly (boat content. You're welcome) ...

    Tread Lightly (boat content. You're welcome)


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    The frypan is boiling and the frog is dead. ...

    The frypan is boiling and the frog is dead.


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    Looks great! Good job. Sent from my iPhone...

    Looks great! Good job.


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    A boat or two is good, but three is better....

    A boat or two is good, but three is better. Arawana needs a tender and I haven't had time to start building one.

    Anyway in case anyone has forgotten what Arawana looks like...
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    Therapy ;) Sent from my iPhone using...

    Therapy ;)


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    Defence contracts aren't malleable enough to...

    Defence contracts aren't malleable enough to become a day a week. Also there isn't enough money in the world to get me to sign up to one. :)


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Of course I knew this was going to happen...

    Retrenched at 59 from a nine year Project Management role in Defence, then a hard time doing bits and pieces work for a while, several years of...
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    If it flies. I'm afraid I'm becoming...

    If it flies.

    I'm afraid I'm becoming pessimistic again. I'll believe it works when I've tested it. At the moment I'm overwhelmed with other jobs and I'm wondering how to do the loops that hold...
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    Cool. It's new stuff. Some is for the house, some...

    Cool. It's new stuff. Some is for the house, some is (possibly) for Arawana.


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    I've got a bit of spare to play with, and a...

    I've got a bit of spare to play with, and a monstrous router. I thought that might just smash the acrylic to shrapnel. I'll give it a whizz.


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    Does anyone have suggestions please about how to...

    Does anyone have suggestions please about how to cut a couple of rectangular holes in new 6mm thick acrylic (perspex) sheet, without cracking or shattering it?


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    Was that a Dyneema chain or one of those old...

    Was that a Dyneema chain or one of those old fashioned metal thingies?


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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecul...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecular-weight_polyethylene

    Dyneema is uhmwpe spun through spinnarets giving a directional consistency to most of the very long chain molecules,...
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    The kite string dyneema is from a kite string mob...

    The kite string dyneema is from a kite string mob on eBay. I spent hours umming and aaring and finally just picked one out. You can get all sorts of lengths, thicknesses, braiding etc. this one is...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Apparently that Gardner came out of that boat.
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    Are you living aboard? Sent from my iPhone...

    Are you living aboard?


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    Not Eric. Yes screen printing would work...

    Not Eric.

    Yes screen printing would work well. The two motifs I have in mind are the 'running man' three legged thing, for the spinnaker kite, and the Raven banner symbol that has convoluted...
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    Every week I drive past Grantala Street and...

    Every week I drive past Grantala Street and wonder how it's going.

    Regarding Arawana, there may be news soon. Depends on someone else at the moment. Arawana is not for sale publicly but that will...
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    Antipodean Boats Connection

    Depends on how seaworthy it looks, but it might be possible to arrange a gentle delivery via sea rather than a spine rattling truck delivery. I know a bloke who knows a bloke...

    Oh, it's not...
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    I have quite a bit of material to play with so I...

    I have quite a bit of material to play with so I should find something that comes close to requirements. If so I have a couple of Viking designs to choose from to paint on. They'll know who and what...
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    I'm working on attempt number three of the...

    I'm working on attempt number three of the magical mystery kite. This time using kite material, kite string, a design that seems to fly and galley language in the sewing room.
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    I've heard a whisper that a nice 25 footer might...

    I've heard a whisper that a nice 25 footer might be coming up for sale in Adelaide soon...

    I'll get them to put the toilet seat down, steady the teacups, paint the Yanmar green then take some...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well done Gary and the rest of the crew! That's a long way out of range for a VMR rescue boat to go find someone in the dark.
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    I could think of worse places to die than on...

    I could think of worse places to die than on board or even overboard of Arawana. Drowning in your own bodily fluids as your kidneys die and your brain bounces into and out of consciousness, with...
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    [QUOTE=auscruisertom;5640235] Pictures? ...

    Pictures?


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    A pseudo-curry requires a whole post to itself....

    A pseudo-curry requires a whole post to itself. Anything can be a pseudo-curry, even bacon and eggs, unless you're a vegetarian. You just have to start out by saying "I'm going to try to cook a...
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    I had to use a half a second squirt of Start Ya...

    I had to use a half a second squirt of Start Ya Basket on Arawana's donk today. If it doesn't start first squirt I freak out. I think that Gardner should never go in a boat.

    A curry technically...
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    Fine thanks Sent from my iPhone using...

    Fine thanks


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    Not sure if I've improved things on Arawana or...

    Not sure if I've improved things on Arawana or not. I lightly scraped at flakey bits of sun-damaged varnish and brushed Deks Ollie on the teal cabin sides, trims and coamings. I'd like the varnish to...
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    Meanwhile, back on Arawana doing a little bit of...

    Meanwhile, back on Arawana doing a little bit of a tidy up. Lunch time, so I raided the pantry and made the simplest pseudo curry possible. Basmati rice, tuna, salmon, chilli flakes, salt and pepper....
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    We are just below centre in this screenshot of...

    We are just below centre in this screenshot of the weather radar pic. A good night to be ashore.

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    Agreed. And on that note I've never seen a better...

    Agreed. And on that note I've never seen a better looking boat than my Scamp.


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    Depends where you're heading... Sent from my...

    Depends where you're heading...


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    My uncle and a mate of his raced them and they...

    My uncle and a mate of his raced them and they built a glass hull version each. I've no idea how they went or what they weighed but they looked incredible. From memory the wide body was slightly...
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    Good. The General Gordon just burned to the...

    Good. The General Gordon just burned to the ground. You wouldn't have been staying there tonight even if it had been the one.


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    Not the General Gordon I hope. Sent from my...

    Not the General Gordon I hope.


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    My older brother reminds me from time to time of a shark that was caught in Gulf St Vincent and brought to Port Vincent. We were kids and were staying at a beach shack north of there, and we saw it...
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    They (H&SP) also want to know why over $150k of...

    They (H&SP) also want to know why over $150k of NSW public money was spent in a loss-making fun draiser for the rebadged frock museum. Talk about snouts in trough!

    The minister previously...
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    Re: Fair Maid, 30 Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    Yep, that's the way to do them. Not great big googly ones. I think that look of surprise is a bonus, like "Holy cow look how fast I'm going!!"
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looking awesome !!!
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    Re: Fair Maid, 30 Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    Hi John,

    I reckon I'd put some dummy ports into the forward face of the cabin before committing to size, shape, or even whether to do it at all. I once saw a boat with a couple of ports that...
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    Cold fusion in a bottle. Not in our lifetimes, I...

    Cold fusion in a bottle. Not in our lifetimes, I expect.


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I thought the 401 and 403 range were supposed to be great for heavy duty work. They get a fair bit of good banter on the 'net. Mind you, there are quite a few variants in the 401 range, so maybe...
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    Pretty sure Matt could get the specs off that...

    Pretty sure Matt could get the specs off that motor and source a replacement with specs that would do the job, maybe a different size and maybe needing some kind of a kludge to get the revs near...
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    Ask Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Ask Matt


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    Yes re the cabin sides. I'm trying to get enough...

    Yes re the cabin sides. I'm trying to get enough spin on the motivation flywheel to get up and start on it.


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    Nostalgia The dog that never bit me. Good...

    Nostalgia


    The dog that never bit me. Good boy Woody

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    Where I was twelve months ago tomorrow. The last...
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    At least you got some briny under the keel. :) ...

    At least you got some briny under the keel. :)


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