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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    yep! Ive always said as much....

    how much do you think a ward nurse is on per hour? and how much do you think the are worth?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    where are you moving to Jeff?
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    Re: building progress

    Yes thats true. What a godsend though! I always thought joint replacements were for "those other people" and never myself! Im very grateful to the surgeons and engineers and other smart people who...
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    Re: building progress

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    day 19 post op. doing well.
    xray has a lot of artefact in it as I had to take a photo of the film.
    physio started but my joint is very stiff and im sure it will take...
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    Re: building progress

    Jay, the world of total ankle replacements is rather large now that I have delved deeper into it via Facebook! The TAR FB page I visit is USA based and constantly updated and as such, the 'traffic'...
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    Re: building progress

    I have wondered about that Bruce. :)

    My ankle dangles at the end of my leg so I guess Im fortunate in that regard...not sure how people get on with hips and knees. I have a hunch the stay in...
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    Re: When knot to worry?

    well, if you buy 1st rate boatbuilding timber and the supplier knows what its intended for and you've asked for as much then anything NOT free of heart sap and defect can and ought to be returned.
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    Re: building progress

    Thanks again for all the kind thoughts chaps...

    I got home yesterday after an awful flight...sitting upright in a cramped position with the moon boot on feeling my foot swell up wasn't much fun....
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    Re: building progress

    thanks and yes, yes, yes!!!!! im sooooo very cautious with my new ankle..its the catalyst to an improved life and the opportunity to get back a lot of lost physical conditioning and finally achieving...
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    Re: building progress

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    surgery all done and me this morning ready for discharge. the smile was only temporary before I got another serious bout of pain! all up though, the experience has been quite good. the best...
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    Re: building progress

    Thanks Thad.
    From what you say I suspect your brother may have had an arthrodesis which is an ankle fusion. If his ankle was "crushed" he may have suffered damage to a lot of bones in the foot which...
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    UPDATE: I had been away working for about 13 weeks then home for one day then off to NZ for two weeks to meet with Andrew's extended family who flew over from England.
    Back home for a few...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Hi Bruce, yes I do think Im rather fortunate with this purchase. It's always a bit of a risk buying off eBay and the such like. Having said that though: Ive never ever had troubles over a number of...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    nah John, I reckon it would be an uneven swap at your loss...your compass is a treat....it looks 100% perfect to me! its got a lovely patina happening there.

    I should never had sold my last two...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

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    this little gem arrived in the post yesterday. :D
    purchased off eBay UK.

    Im pleasantly suprised at its condition...it would appear to be unused (correctly described by...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Steve, thanks very much for the info. I was sort of thinking I would take the existing paint off with a chemical stripper of some sort. i wonder if that would be ok?
    the shiny brass looks good if...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    its a good question and one ive asked myself many times.

    I guess it comes down to the fact that the first time I did a lot of helming was on Pequot. There was one voyage to PNG when I was quite...
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    ah heck...
    Nicholas, thank you for letting us know about your wife Gayle.
    being best friends and deeply in love....the pain is immeasurable.
    please accept my sincere condolences to you and your...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    are you talking about a Sestral Moore? Im curios as I would like to get the one I just purchased; repainted in the trad gunmetal grey colour. Im just not sure how to go about stripping the existing...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    thanks Andrew and John.
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    ...thanks for the bastardised wishes...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Yesterday I finally managed to purchase a compass from an eBay seller in England. It appears to be in good condition overall. It should arrive here within the next two weeks so I'll be able to check...
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    bunch of great photos there...thanks!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    ^ I have watched my own parents decline at an alarming rate for the past two years. Dad is now a mere shadow of his former self both physically and mentally. I never thought any of this possible. I...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I used to sail a Heron. then a Mirror. Loved both of them.
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    no, I have only just built the one gaff schooner.

    I do love gaff schooners, I would say they are my all time favourite having also sailed on the larger schooner (52' Providence V) my father built...
  27. Re: Has anyone else noticed all the new members that are soliciting for since Scott l

    thats funny! :D I dont know what's worse: Ian or the spammers?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    looks like a wholesome event there Jeff...plenty of good sponsors too by the way. would be a good excuse to hang around Tasmania after the WBF then swing by Victoria if one had the time and a dingy...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    :d^
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    please, please, please take and post lots of photos of the WBF fellas......I cant make it this year despite prior plans for having booked accommodation etc. everything had to be cancelled at short...
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Christmas for me is out bush again in Kalkaridni NT for the 2nd year in a row. just about finished a 3 month contract. we've been on a region wide emergency alert due to left over rain and flooding...
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    Bosun. a gentleman and a good mate until he just disappeared without any trace earlier this year at 16 years.

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    Ruby. the lucky cat rescued from Kalkarindji as a 2 1/2 week kitten...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    that's the way I see it.


    ..."Over the years I've probably loaded two hundred bags of stuff into vehicles for women at that store. None of them ever accused me of being sexist". JayInOz

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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    there may be sexism but then there's "reverse stupidity" for sure...I was living aboard Decatur in SE Qld. Guy off the boat in the adjoining slip made the comment that I was "too talented" when he...
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    Re: COVID in the elderly

    just a bit of an update:
    mum has improved.
    took dad up to see her yesterday.
    dad is beside himself with worry and anxiety. he cant stand being away from mum. the best way I think I can explain it...
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    Re: COVID in the elderly

    im pleased to say mum has improved quite considerably today:
    she is more alert
    reduced need for supplemental oxygen
    vitals are near perfect
    breathing eased
    and sitting up more in bed.
    she's on...
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    COVID in the elderly

    this is what COVID in the elderly looks and sounds like

    my mum has COVID.
    she's 87.
    her lungs are are almost a white out on the Xray.
    just the LUL is essentially clear.
    she's been struggling...
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    Re: Gaff Questions?

    ^Geez John....here I was thinking the overhang on my previous boat/s was crazy.....!!!



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    Re: Gaff Questions?

    Not sure what size boat you are in.
    In my experience aboard Decatur (42') and Pequot (32') where each had overhanging booms of approx 4 to 5 ' they did as you say: cause mayhem and general havoc...
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    oh yes! Bangarra are most excellent! I have yet to see them in person but this is on my 'bucket list'.
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    Re: hand plane repairs???

    yes exactly the point I was making. thanks you for spotting this! he was a prolific boatbuilder. having said that, he built strong, seaworthy and beautiful boats.
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    Re: Itís too loud

    who is the most entertaining: the popstar or the crowd?
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Don't be too hard on D'Arcy!!!!!!!!.....I had a German Shepard ("Harvey") that was dopey as all get out.
    He managed to pass the entrance test to get into the Air Force as a guard dog and then...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Neil,
    I take it Chilli and D'Arcy will have dibs on first ride in boat???? they better or I think you will have a mutiny in yer hands!
    Your boat looks good. Launch day not too far of hey!!!!????;)
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    Re: hand plane repairs???

    That is mighty generous of you and I would graciously accept.
    What do you suppose postage would be?
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    Re: hand plane repairs???

    I really appreciate all the replies form both sides of the table...

    I spoke with Dad today and showed him photos of the planes. I like to engage him in boat work but pick and choose what I talk to...
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    Re: hand plane repairs???

    Ive not known them ever to have been dropped nor I expect so in Dad's time of usage. I checked the soles today: they are flat!
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    hand plane repairs???

    I'm considering as to whether it's feasible (time and money) to repair three No.4 hand planes I have inherited from Dad.
    To be honest, they were all in a deplorable state and all have had repairs...
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    do you suppose this issue may have been the case with the 'odd' PM I received a short while back and which I posted about in the Bilge?
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    Re: Wooden Boat Rendezvous

    looks like a nice wholesome event and a decent turnout in spectators. thanks for posting.
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