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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This would probably be a better boat Matt http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/halvorsen-27/154481
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A labour of love for someone in Sydney with plenty of time and space.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    So many beautiful boats but such a short life ....

    Rick
  4. Re: Building a Selway-Fisher 14' Thames Skiff - or the sanity boat MkII

    Looks great Greg! Hard to imagine those springs not rusting out but I guess if you keep them covered in lanolin grease they might be okay. It'll be interesting to see how they go anyway!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Balia in white - nice!

    Rick
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    Especially if testing the row locks ....

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, here we are in the Blue Mountains. Not many boats here at all but spectacular views and lots of pretty flowers.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    In some conditions your Adonisian weight would be an advantage. In others, not.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    It's discriminatory nevertheless. They ought to search their souls a little further! Sailing classes ought to be encouraging participation, not exclusion. Just my opinion - don't want to drift this...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    :D

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nothing very exciting. I do consultancy work - educational systems design. I'm basically retired but doing about a couple of months per year of formal work.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    Pretty discriminatory rule, isn't it? Maybe that's why there aren't more Dragons in Oz?

    Rick
  13. Re: Building a Selway-Fisher 14' Thames Skiff - or the sanity boat MkII

    Looks alwite to me!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have a bike. I find riding two quite awkward, and there's little advantage.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm jealous so I'm going to ride my bike over to Whitworth's tomorrow and look at chartplotters. All I've done for the last month is write - I need to get out!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I can help with that! Let me give you some advice, and you'll see what I mean!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's a chain! Sorry, couldn't help that! It's a chain of boating gear shops, predominantly sailing oriented - originally from Sydney, I think. Generally pretty good.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No, just coincidentally trying to be punny but your pun was more subtle and funnier. Actually, based on this, I suspect neither of us should give up our day jobs ...... just yet. In fact, it's...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ullrich Aluminium sell Monel rivets. That's a Kiwi company - shouldn't cost $2 for one rivet! Whitworths do sell Monel rivets ..... oh, I get it. You're being funny! Hee hee hee!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Why don't you go along too? Whitworth's gives bulk discounts if you spend enough ....... maybe you could get a few more people to join in?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Maggi make chains? I thought they only made noodles and stock cubes.

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This trip to Whitworths is starting to remind me of the old fable about the guy walking his donkey and son into town to go to the market. First we've got Mr S dusting off the old BMW bike, then Dunc...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Tom! Could you post a photo of that some time?

    Rick
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    Re: Getting some backbone

    I just did that and got 9 threads, mostly yours. If I want to check out progress, what am I supposed to do? Do that 6 or 7 times? Which one comes first? And if I want all of them to turn up in my...
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    Re: Getting some backbone

    It's probably safe to say, we all are! There aren't very many wooden boat building projects of this scale around and there are too few builders willing to document the process so clearly and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Meanwhile, down here in Antarctica ..... where the hell did this cold snap come from? It's blowing a gale here and frizzing! No penguins splattered against the windows yet but I'm figuring they'll be...
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    Re: Getting some backbone

    Ian, with respect, for someone who goes out of their way to lecture others about how to arrange their posts on the WBF, may I recommend that you heed the requests of those who are very interested in...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Masina's transom is quite narrow. With the wind vane, there's just not enough room for a ladder there so we need it side-mounted. We have one that's folded up and clips onto little plates on the deck...
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    Thanks Greg! I'll look for those!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, it is but his boat has a boarding ladder and he had a self-inflating PFD which he didn't activate. A heart attack seems most likely.

    Rick

    By the way, I'm really keen to set up a good...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oh some sad news today. Last Thursday a fellow from the Soldiers Pt Yacht Club was found dead in the water. He'd apparently been coming or going to his boat in his dinghy but somehow ended up in the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    and


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hs47hWe6eA

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    For members of the Haul:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Ny7r9P5OQ

    Rick
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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    Or, indeed, a troll, a troll.

    Sorry for feeding this one everyone, won't happen again! The article was posted as the project has plenty of interesting aspects, I think, for those of us interested...
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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    For the record, I agree that greenwashing is cynical and abhorrent. I do think it's cynical to presume that this sailor's proposed adventure is an example of greenwashing.

    Rick
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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    Given your previous comments, I can see how it might.

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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    Not sure that a head can explode from bemusement but, if it helps, sure ... believe it!

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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    Yeah! That's right! Stupid girl! She should stay at home and knit! And all the other sailors doing the Antarctic race, they should stay and knit too! And those stupid Vendee Globe sailors - what a...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Slipping or just slapping?

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Wow! To both!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You should be banned from the WBF for that comment! Shame on you!!
    The rest of us love our stick boats.

    Rick
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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    That's really good information and certainly a key reason why I'd only build a boat from wood. But I think the point being made with Plastiki and possibly this planned boat, is that there's a heap of...
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    They're probably the ones you have. I'm disappointed to hear that you still had to pick fluff out of the paint though.

    I'd better take a short nap and then figure out what to do.

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yep. I was looking at a Farr 40 a few months ago that whacked a ...... headland! All kinds of damage to the hull from fastenings tearing through. I just think they shouldn't do that! But, at least it...
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    Have you tried those rollers with short hair, sort of a hairy suede texture? I was going to call Nor .... whatever it is, and ask for their advice on rollers.

    Rick
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    I've bought Northane 2-pack to repaint Masina's cockpit so I'm very interested to hear your ideas on the best way to apply it. I'm not ready to do it yet but I was just going to use a brush in all...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I don't get that either! It seems a lot of fin keels especially are poorly fastened.

    Rick
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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    Aaaaanyway, don't worry, it'll all be sorted out. I've forwarded all PM addresses to the naval architect who's designing the boat so that the various boat designers here can advise him on ways to...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I can understand the map makers' dilemma if your friend clocked the rock at 7k!

    Rick
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    Re: Nutty boat to cruise Antarctica

    Oh well, there you go! Clearly this woman should have consulted all the experts here before she even considered this ridiculous endeavour! Silly woman! What was she thinking?

    Rick
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