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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Thanks Greg I had built a prototype , with which I established the motor was sitting to low when heeled. Hopefully this will work better once finished.
    Regarding the Jim update I am closing in on...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    An electric motor bracket for Jim using some New Guinea Teak. Very pleasant wood to work with .

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    A boatyard in Peru by Tom Robinson, who is getting ready to row across the Pacific.

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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Sounds like a wild night in a notoriously dangerous area.

    In our case we where around 130k of the entrance to Juan de Fuca Straight with clear sky’s and only brisk NW .

    Interesting to note...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Here is one from my archives when yachts where allowed to tie stern to in the Papeete Tahiti inner harbour in 1983.

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    Re: The scale of the thing

    I suppose one fundamental difference when running a smaller yacht is more reliance on both mechanical and electronic self steering, due to small crew.
    I only recall hand steering after a knock down...
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    Hey John love the engineering and workmanship that went int your dodger. Nothing like getting under cover when the weather kicks up.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    H 28 in Tweed Heads see post 3415
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=RFNK;6649302]. But really, only ferro boats frequently stayed with external plates. Why?

    I suspect the answer lies in why ferro boats largely DON'T have internal plates and, largely, have...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Annyone looking for an original H28 here is one looking for a custodian.

    Builtin by Griffin Brothers in Sydney with Queensland Maple planking, with a 20 hp Beta.
    She is presently located on a...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Great to hear you guys had a good passage ,and yes those Islands will always be a memorable landfall.
    Don’t forget the rat guards if tying up on any Copra wharfs in the Tuamotus.
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    We managed to pick up another 340mm of rain in thee last 22 hours ,with localised low level flooding in the Tallebudgera and Elanora area .
    Forecast is predicting another 300 mm almost looks like...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Hey that is one hell of a cray . While I have several stories of one that got away I just never managed to spear one that size.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice .
    Interesting pot plants outside your shed window.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Wishing you all a happy healthy New Year year filled with making bubbles .
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Great video.
    I absolutely love the interior design especially the cleverly designed and positioned nav station. A functional sit down nav station in a boat this size is a big ask ,and both you and...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Lovely reading of your successful West coast Passage it brought back great memories. Shame you missed Mag Bay and the whales. I presume you’ll be spending Christmas in La Paz
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    Good luck Kerry fingers crossed.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Must be a great feeling being at home and making great progress .
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    Good to hear you managed to cross that trip of your bucket list ,and in comfort to boot.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJnX0csnJSM&t=6s&ab_channel=TomRobinson.

    Interesting video by Tom Robinson our local Brisbane adventurer preparing to row across the Pacific next year.

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great to hear sounds like she is being cared for by loving hands. .Wish I could join in.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great news lucky Pipsqueak. Nothing like changing gears at full throttle from two house renovations to replacing rivets.
    Have you enlisted some help?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Real inspiration to read about your Hawkesbury camp cruise good for you. And the fact that age is merely a state of mind, there may be hope for some of us younger folk yet.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hey Bern nice house with a generous block .

    Regarding the steel flexing and associated noise I’ve heard of that ,in my case I’m using a 7mm flexiboard type foil insulation material instead of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Last time I stopped in at Bunnings there was noticeably timber supply gaps.
    My first foray into blue steel and I have to admit there are advantages.99582
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    Re: Hartley ts16 across the Atlantic.

    Having owned a Hartley 14 I was always amazed by its ability to carry weight but looking at the store list of supplies carried by these guys I’m almost tempted to call it fud

    Their water and fuel...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    While waiting for some Vintage Regatta Action shots I came across this one from last year.

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Totally agree with you that oar lock should not have been there. Unfortunately I was unable to remove it after rowing out due to lack of access in removing the bent rivet shaft locking the oar lock...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No Vintage Regatta photos after Jim’s well executed first race followed by a DNF caused by a capsize that almost ended in a tragedy.
    While tacking in pre race manoeuvres we capsized after my belt...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Since grandchildren are being handed across the border at Bay St I’m sure no one would object to a pice of plywoodł
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Getting ready to trial the addition of a jib on Jim for the upcoming Vintage Regatta .
    Sporting a removable carbon fibre pole, supported with a dolphin striker and possibly two additional shrouds...
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    Getting Jim ready for the Vintage Regatta with a small jib flying of the Kevlar bow sprite. I may consider running a couple of dyneema stays to stabilise the mast .

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    Getting Jim ready for the Vintage Regatta with a small jib flying of the Kevlar bow sprite. I may consider running a couple of dyneema stays to stabilise the mast .

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Tom is planning to row from Chillie to Aus.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Tom Robinson is planning to row across the Pacific
    Take two on Tom capsize test after my first failed attempt.
    https://youtu.be/K5T93tp4ZG0
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    https://YouTube.be/K5T93tp4ZG0

    Tom Robinson’s capsize testing Mewar.
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Thanks Rik now just to allocate some sailing time.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Here is some additional food for thought.My old Gunter rigged Hartley 14 undoubtedly the mightiest small boat I ever owned.

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thatís great Probably wonít be the usual light wind regatta, and I am thinking I may organise a second Crew member.
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    Sounds great.
    Just letting you know the QCYC Vintage Regatta has been postponed to Oct 30 would be great to see you guys there.
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    Thats tough to deal with.
    About the only ones getting across without exemptions are toddlers. A few hugs and kisses by Grandma on top of the barricades up at the end of Bay St and they are across. ...
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    We’ll have another try at participating in the Queensland CYC Vintage Regatta postponed due to C19 to end of Oct.

    In anticipation of stronger winds I’m fastening down floorboards and getting Jim...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sorry to hear that .
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Thanks Gypsie can’t wait for the paint to harden and get her out on the water.

    I also repainted changing the colour of the trailer , serviced and added rollers while replacing
    the V shaped...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Thanks guys .

    There where several challenges along the way Peter’s original primer application in order to sail his masterpiece was not sanded prior to Carols decision to paint the boat using a...
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