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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    PS. The wine rack looks terrific!

    Although you do seem to have emptied it rather quickly! Was it the celebration or a wave?

    Rick
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Ah oui! Et TB est magnificent avec le modification nouveau n'est ce pas? M. CT est le genie, non? Oui beaucoup!!

    Er, le modification ....... qu'est que c'est silver platte?

    Le Riq (hic)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It looks like a baddie from Japanese anime to me.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Just went to see a Russian movie, Leviathan. Unless you're looking for motivation to slit your wrists, DON'T watch this totally depressing movie!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Excellent news indeed! Phew!

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    John, you should hire an architect to work out how to accommodate that trailer and boat at your place. You might ask him about those spring clamps holding your roof decking on, while he's at it! :...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    If it's gone off at all, it'll go right off. Dooooooon't worry, beeeee happy!

    Switch to Bote Cote with it's 2:1 mix ratio and never worry again. I'm a very forgetful, absent-minded person and very...
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    Re: What boat for a circuit of Big Loop

    Why don't you just ship your TS 16 over Andrew? Shipping isn't all that expensive and it would be an adventure!

    You'd probably need to trail the boat for some sections. It's possible to put a...
  9. Thread: Romana de Scamp

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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Looking like a pretty good meal to me!

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    I think he's confusing your mushroom vent removal strategy with a trimming strategy. :)

    Rick
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    Re: Wood to Westsail or wetsnail

    I see it now - thanks! Is there a channel between the white bit and the surround? I can't tell from the photo how you've waterproofed it.

    Rick
  12. Re: ISO of plans for the most inexpensive live aboard sailboat

    I wonder if you could really build and equip a boat to sail, safely, to Hawaii for 15k?

    Rick
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    Re: Wood to Westsail or wetsnail

    I missed post #153 til now but now I can't see the pictures anyway! :(

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    Looks fantastic!

    Rick
  15. Thread: Azalea wood

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    Re: Azalea wood

    Looks like you can make spoons from it. https://traditionalskills.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/rhododendron-wood-analysis-safe-or-not/

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    Right, I did think I'd seen some from another manufacturer somewhere.

    Yes Tom, there's only one Andersen winch company. It's in Denmark but currently owned by Ronstan. I read a little bit about...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think I've seen it about 6 times! Have you watched Green Mile yet? That would suit you!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Again ........ :)

    Rick
  19. Thread: Romana de Scamp

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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    The SE trades kick in about now or a bit earlier, and then there's a bit of a window with NE winds prior to cyclone season in about Sept - Oct, so you could take JIM (or elven equivalent) up in May...
  20. Thread: Steaming Plywood

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    Re: Steaming Plywood

    Thanks Terry! Good to know - I didn't think any plywood would stand up to that.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    Still Australian owned too, I think. They also own Andersen winches these days too. They apparently used funds received from the sale of their Sydney (?) premises to buy the Andersen company....
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    It's a trip I'd like to do, in Masina. Are you thinking JIM, Mr S?

    Rick
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    What are the undoable bits? I think the Bribie to Wide Bay Bar bit could be tricky but what would the problems be after that (apart from mud, mangroves and crocodiles, of course!)?

    I've always...
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    My iPad has no mapping functions at all. It can pick up wifi but nothing else.

    Rick
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    You have a mean streak. Oh, that's right, it's rugby season ...

    Rick
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    Re: Do you wear your PDF?

    Very true, I reckon!

    Rick
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    The Nexus 7 has real GPS. I used it with another nav app across the Tasman as Navionics wasn't available for Android then. It worked well. It's funny - the iPad I used to have with Navionics had GPS...
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    Yes, same as an iPad, as far as I can tell.

    But the idea of any tablet with water is hard to swallow, don't you think?

    Rick
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    I have Navionics on a Nexus 7. Cheap and effective. But I bought a chartplotter too.

    Rick
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    Re: An update on The Mighty Pippin

    Doesn't approve taping, either.

    Rick
  31. Thread: small bailer

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    Re: small bailer

    Definitely Lite as as there's less collagen remaining to disturb adhesion. I sand the edges with 240g to start and then polish with a slurry of Brasso and linseed oil. I also found that nylon cord...
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    Re: An update on The Mighty Pippin

    Looks great Duncan!

    Rick
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    Re: A folkboat found me

    Great news! Everything about Folkboats is wonderful (apart from the headroom, of course!)! I'm very keen to obtain a set of plans so if Kerry or John is able to print some, please let me know what...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Very sad. Rock fishing isn't particularly dangerous but you have to know what you're dealing with. Unfortunately, many people who don't know the sea on our coast well enough, go into spots that are...
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    Re: Celery top pine for boat building

    Thanks for the link! I didn't know CT was readily available in such quantities.

    Good luck with your project!

    Rick
  36. Re: Looking for a decent traditional Bronze "Spiderband"

    'd suggest contacting the foundry and getting their advice on constructing the pattern.

    Rick
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    Re: Celery top pine for boat building

    Celery top is one of the best boatbuilding timbers you can get! I wish I had access to a whole lot of it! Please let me know if you have any surplus! I can think of plenty of parts of a boat where a...
  38. Thread: Redwing update

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    Re: Redwing update

    Well, I was told some years ago that bleach doesn't actually kill mould at all. Rather, it just helps with washing off the flowery part. An actual mould killer is required. Whether that's really the...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    That would be a bugger of a thing to have in your nose!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good luck with that Bruce!

    Rick
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Hey Bruce, don't you think the ring ought to be aligned vertically rather than horizontally? I think forces up and down are usually stronger than any sideways forces.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Phew! Too close for comfort! Good to hear - thanks Bruce and Duncan!

    Rick
  43. Re: Looking for a decent traditional Bronze "Spiderband"

    There are plenty of foundries in Australia. Locate a foundry, talk to them about how the pattern needs to be constructed and the best type of bronze to use, and make your own pattern. There's a very...
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    I can see all the pictures on the iPad too, now. Must have been a gremlin! Looks great Mal! Lots of progress!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Mr S in hospital! That's rotten news! Please give him our kindest regards Duncan!

    Rick
  46. Re: Anchors - what do you have, what would you recommend?

    Yep. With the chain currently off the boat, she"s sitting on the mooring with a the bow around 100mm higher than usual. It'll be interesting to see how she goes like that!

    Rick
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    Re: Do you wear your PDF?

    Doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun.

    I think comfort and ease of donning are very important for lifejackets, harnesses and wet weather gear. It's all very well to say 'just sleep in the gear you...
  48. Re: Anchors - what do you have, what would you recommend?

    I suspect the original owners kept it there, so yes. The boat was owned by an American after the original owners and I think he made a lot of modifications (most of them not very good), including...
  49. Re: Anchors - what do you have, what would you recommend?

    Funny you mention that. I've been wondering if I could store the upper half of the chain in a bilge locker, further aft. I think this may even be possible without cutting the chain but otherwise, I...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Peter, I suggest you borrow the Green Mile DVD.

    Rick
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