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  1. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Haha, yeah and it will probably take me all Tuesday to rig it up.:rolleyes:
  2. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Gary, much appreciated.

    This varnish work tests the patience quota...fast running out:p
    Will have to pull finger and crack on if I want to have a summer sail:arg

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    Hi Gary,
    I used this method to create an ellipse only last week, quick and simple.
    It would be an interesting exercise to try, just to see if you get the same shape.
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    You can project as...
  4. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Rick, glad to be of help.
    Cheers.




    Ha! Thanks Max.
    It's a bit groundhog day here regarding the boat.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What Rick said.^

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    And just like that...it's done.

    Nice work Jim.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  7. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hi Rick,
    There are only eight screws connecting the top to the cleats.
    Two holes drilled about 25mm in from the outer ends of each cleat, slightly oversized to allow for movement.
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    The...
  8. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Warning!! Thread drift, but it's wood and it was made in the same room as the dinghy.:ycool:
    The dinghy took a back seat this past week to a table commission from the Science Dept at a local High...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    You will love that sander Alex.
    It would be one of the most used pieces of machinery in my workshop.
    The end plate on the left side could be removed on mine, so I made a table extension allowing...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Whenever I see an E type , I see a Spitfire on wheels...fair dinkum.

    Now, when I see an MG, I'll see a Mig on a roof.:d
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Kauri planks Ian...nice...the creme de la creme.
    Surprised to read that the cedar was more expensive, import duties and all that I suppose.
    Transom looks great, I have a few oak bed ends stashed...
  12. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Spot on Rick.
    I was considering using one of these R clips.
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  13. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hi Ian.
    As you already know, having the tools for the job certainly makes for a more pleasant time of it.
    Recently mentioned in another thread, there are some nice multifunctional welders out there...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

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    Memoir with photo.
  16. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Yes, that is correct, Alex.
    Some people got the image, some did not.
    I don't know how it all works but that photo had a mind of it's own.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  17. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    All good thanks, Max.
    The gremlins are about.
    Cheers.



    Thanks Alex.
    Strange days indeed:confused:
  18. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Could someone please let me know if the photo, known as attachment 118819, in post #861 came through.
    Something odd going on there.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  19. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Tiller universal continued...
    A 2mm hole was drilled through the nut and stem and a small copper nail was pushed through to lock the nut.
    This will be trimmed when permanently installed.
    ...
  20. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Went out to the workshop this morning with the intention of prepping the inside of the hull for more paint and varnish.
    As I was about to remove the tiller, the realisation that the tiller extension...
  21. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Yes, thank you Chris.

    In years past I have sailed boats to, and or, taken part in wooden boat festivals in NZ, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.
    The fond memories of these past...
  22. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Glad you like it, Greg.
    Cheers.
  23. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    The sheer strake will be the same colour green as the sole boards...if I go that way.
    The DB case and cassette are shiny and very pleased I am with that too. The DB case is finished but the cassette...
  24. Thread: Transom rods

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    Re: Transom rods

    Have a read of this SteveO , it may help to answer your question and give some insight as well http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?6632-Transom-Drifts-Threaded

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  25. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thank you gentlemen.

    I placed the cassette on the transom this morning, to do just that, Ken.
    Much better.

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    That contrast of white and varnished wood is an all time classic...
  26. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Painted the final top coat onto the upper ring frame of the dagger board case.
    Contrasts nicely with the varnished timber.
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    The first coat of white went on the cassette as well.
    I...
  27. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Ian ,I will pass the compliments on to Peter.

    And yes, that's me, slightly younger and less crusty than now:ycool:

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Cool, Ian.
    The shape of things to come.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Just quietly observing from across the Tassie|;)



    Keep up the good work.
  30. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    It is our Napier Sailing Club open day this Saturday, Max.
    Spring is here, the days are getting longer and yesterday we had our coldest snap of the year with snow down to 600 metres...which is low...
  31. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Minor thread drift.
    Checked on Janet today after the latest southerly storm had gone through, a little rainwater in the bilge but not much.
    Now eight months after the stem repairs, launching and a...
  32. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Yeah, I agree with you there, Greg.
    The i phone photos don't really show the true shade of the green in that light but it doesn't matter now because it's all going to change.

    Glad you and Max...
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    I hope you are going to share a few photos of this little island in the Med there, Max.
    Some images of sunny skies and azure waters would make a nice change from what is happening locally at the...
  34. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Well, after drifting off the thread topic into woodenboatland for a bit, the time has come to scale it back to the small stuff..literally.

    The rudder cassette got a paint job...and I think I will...
  35. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    May be back north again in a few years once the now 15 year old (late starter me) son has matured into a completely self supporting specimen (I'm confident it will happen):d

    The job offer from...
  36. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    It certainly is Alex. Check out Peter's website.
    By his own admission, the site is due for an update, but he has a bit on at the moment.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  37. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Funny you should say that.
    Just this morning while researching the 30 metre class yachts, your forum posts from 2003 popped up in the titles.
    There was talk of me coming to work for him back then...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Yep.
    When the owner came back minutes later, it was up on blocks.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

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    Street parked in Moldova.
  40. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Nothing wrong with a bit of epoxy priming, Rick.
    At the end of the day , once they get a touch of moisture then things swell up, can't go anywhere, they used to be put in with varnish after all.
    ...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Looks to be growing it's own camouflage.
  42. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    With the the larger diameter plugs ,a pin hole was drilled right through the plank at the centre of the hole.
    This would allow any excess epoxy to squeeze out, avoiding hydraulics and making sure...
  43. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hi Rick,
    The larger plugs do not go all the way through the planking and they also sit over a frame.
    Peter told me that the boat sat for twenty years in a paddock near Pukekohe.
    It was full of...
  44. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    The reason Pete bought Matia was because he thought she had the goods to beat Rawhiti and Ariki.
    According to Peter she has a similar WL to Rawhiti but with the less severe overhangs, he said that...
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    Looks to have been a fruitful trip JB.
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    Scored himself a bundle of K.

    That Matia would give the other A's a run for their money I think.
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    Re: cracked mast step

    Hello khammitte,

    When viewing the images in the OP, the first thing noticed was the quality of the fixings, which were not up to the standard required.
    Initially thinking that a fixture failure...
  47. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks guys, I will pass the compliments on.
    Cheers,
    Mike.
  48. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hi Rick,
    The plugs are parallel. With a tapered plug, the more you sand the worse it looks.
    As for the depth of the larger plugs, I will get back to you on that one.
    Peter custom makes his own...
  49. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    And a few more...

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    ...the workmanship speaks for itself really.
  50. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hi Alex,
    Here are a few more photos of Impala for your viewing pleasure and for anyone else looking at the work of a man who knows what can and should be done at a very high level of boat...
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