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

    So after looking at the tiller for a few days, I decided it was to chunky and did something about it. Hector the dolphin lost a bit of weight as well.

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    I also added a block to the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Cowabunga dude.
    Where's the sloping water, maaann.
    It's time to get shacked in the green room, brah.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's a 10ft sup. I used the 11'6" for the over 10' comps but because it has so much rocker the tail would always pop out when I went up on the nose.
    This new board is actually called a nose rider....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yeah that's me, the bald guy. I wear a surf hat these days for warmth and UV protection.
    That sup on the left is 11'6" weighs about 13 kgs, still have it. the sup on the right is 8'3" carbon fibre...
  5. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    Second what JB and Wiz said.
    Reflects light around a shaded area and easier to keep clean.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Went for a surf this morning
    Air temp 7C
    Wind chill 3C (southerly ,offshore direction)
    Water temp 13C give or take a degree
    Wetsuit 5/3 mm, boots, gloves and hat.
    Waves about head high and...
  7. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    The classic yacht Rawhiti that I sail on is finished in Awlood (Uroxsys).
    Peter Brookes who did the restoration of Rawhiti and is now a half share owner of her applied the product himself in 2011.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thank you Alan.

    The quality of the craftsmanship I have observed on this forum over the years has been very inspiring.

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

    Did you use the 207 hardener. It has a UV inhibiter in it but they do recommend to overcoat with a UV resistant varnish...if there really is such a thing.
    The current finish on the transom of the...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Go cedar Ian, it's more in keeping with the whole solid timber feel.Y>
  11. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Epoxy with 207 special clear hardener. Will be followed by varnish. This is how everything else on the boat has been or will be done.
    Uroxsys is a bit pricey and even if I did use it, I would spray...
  12. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    There are only about 10,000 Hectors dolphins left, mainly around the South Island. Gill and drift netting being one of the main culprits for their decline.
    There is a ban on commercial netting of...
  13. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    This is a Hectors dolphin.
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    And this is my attempt of a Hectors dolphin aboard Hector.

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    The Totara will darken considerably when sealed. The staves on the aft bulkhead are...
  14. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Rick.

    I'm just heading out to the workshop now to finish carving the tiller handle, which is in the shape of a Hectors dolphin, hence the name.
    You will see when you read the thread that...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Rick. It's been two years getting it this far.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?269052-The-believed-abstraction-of-a-12-foot-clinker-dinghy
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    "It's not easy being green."-Kermit the Frog.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Is it me or does that island look like the space shuttle??

    You should live there John, looks as though it only rains in that one corner.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Only the sole boards so far, the same colour will continue on the outside.
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    Baader Meinhof phenomenom-cognitive bias.
    It occurs when increased awareness of something creates the illusion...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    I second that. Nice work Edward.
    Great colour contrast.
    Could you please tell me the title of the build thread, I would very much like to check it out.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  20. Re: 24 Ranger class gaff sloop - Smithys Boat shed

    Cool vid Greg.
    I would have preferred bronze fittings for the dinghy but...well...yeah...one day.
  21. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Once the epoxy had cured to a fairly solid rubbery state the cassette was removed and the gudgeons were cleaned up with a utility knife.
    The gudgeons have been polished ,so sanding the epoxy off...
  22. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Picked up the gudgeons, backing plates and shims from the stainless fabricators on Friday then set about epoxying the shims in place.
    The gluing surface of the shims were given the 80# grit...
  23. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Ha! According to my user title, this is the big kid thread...but dad jokes more than welcome.:arg
  24. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thank you Timo and it's my pleasure.

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

    Good work ,John.
    This particular pile turned out to be a bit of a fizzer.
    There were a number of holes in the base which had me wondering and when I ripped it down the middle, all was revealed.
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  26. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Ian. I was reading an article about the Hectors dolphin and had one of those Shazam moments.

    Cheers.



    It is beautiful stuff Ken, stable, durable, easily worked, that's why the Maori...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You paint your boat green, then suddenly...every boat you notice... is green.
    It's like a car that you have never really taken any notice of...until you buy one...and then they are everywhere.
    It's...
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    Re: Penobscot 13 Build

    Hi Kunz,
    That is a very nice looking boat you are creating.
    I like that outer laminate at the forefoot shown in post #74.
    You are doing a fine job, some nice neat work going on there.

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

    Hi Alan,

    Yes, curves are good, the challenge is making them look fair from all angles.
    Now for a curved tiller handle. Cheers.

    I have been giving the chainsaw a bit of a run down the centre...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Haha...yes...I know a little bit about that.

    The wires have that temporary solution look about them.
    My workshop has a few permanent, temporary solutions in place.:rolleyes:

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    In Savusavu, enjoying a cold beer and a decent sleep I bet.
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    Looks like they took a shortcut.|;)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Probably part of some latterly installed anti theft set up.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Nice detail Jim.
    Have you given any thought as to using it to hide some of the wiring, the wires would then be positioned above the coat hooks.

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

    Put a wet coat of something on bare wood and it changes the look right?
    I knew this piece of Totara would end up with dark tones but the black spots just came out of nowhere, especially when they...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Hi Ian,

    "Finding the timber".
    A wooden boat builders challenge, especially using the more traditional methods, as it were.
    Good on you Ian for taking it on, all part of the wonderful build...
  36. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    It certainly has, Steve. Two years...jeepers, where does the time go...so many boats, so little time.
    It is good to look at that photo occasionally, just to remind oneself that progress is actually...
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    No dolphin but a fish shaped handle has come out of the woodwork.
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    It started with one of these.
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    This is a Totara pile, one of about six that were salvaged from a house...
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    Re: Warana 11 Blairgowrie Victoria

    Bit late to the party here but there is an alternative to the Sika 290DC pro ( which is very good) . It is Sika 291i. This is an adhesive sealant, it does not usually require a primer for timber...
  39. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Yes, that is correct, Alex.
    The canvas cover also contributes.
    Makes mast removal easy, the boot can be slipped off without breaking the seal around the top edge.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  40. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Hi Alex,
    I glued up a cone shaped sleeve out of a tire inner tube which was slipped up the mast from the heel before stepping. It had a fairly tight fit on the mast and conformed to it's profile. ...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    The historic eighteen footers in Sydney have a spray skirt that is lifted in the leeward position. As you can see, not a lot of freeboard going on there.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Storm's a comin'. (was)
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks Ken, glad you enjoy the thread.

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

    Thanks Pete.
    I can't remember who I stole the idea from.
    You can adjust the friction by adding or subtracting the number of Velcro strips used.

    Cheers,
    Mike.


    The top edge of the tiller arm...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Hi Ken
    Check out posts #378 and #379 in my thread regarding making patterns for the inner hull profile.
    Hull construction shown is a battened seam but the principles are the same.
    Using the hot...
  46. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Fun facts.
    Original rudder head, made up of four separate pieces of wood glued together, weight 5.6 kgs ( 12.35 lbs)
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    New rudder head, made up of 164 separate pieces of wood glued...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Apparently you create your own luck, Greg...nicely done mate.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I fastened up through the straps, no glue. The way I had designed it all meant the strap thickness matched that of the sternsheet boards so it didn't matter which way they were fastened.
    Came down...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Batten down the hatches JB.:arg
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    I did wonder.
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