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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...
  8. Re: Anyone interested in ballet or modern dance?

    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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    Re: spade bits

    I showed Dad the photos of the differing bits today. He couldn't remember why he specifically had the bits with larger centre bores.
    Unfortunately, time has taken it's toll on his memory. I wish I...
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    Re: building progress

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    got power and lighting installed at the shed today. :d
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    Re: building progress

    hi tom, nice to hear from you. yes I rewarded myself recently with a new bandsaw!:d
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    Re: building progress

    ive almost got the answer to my immediate problem sorted. so will hopefully have the boat levelled within a week or two. parts and equipment pending.
    every day Im building is a day closer to when I...
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    Re: building progress

    ah yes, now I understand! I use this technique all the time in all manner off applications with big and little wedges!

    yesterday I took stock of my progress.
    to be fair, the job is moving...
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    Re: strange PM: legit forum member?

    yes, I saw the join date and the number of posts (in this case zero). given that with the utterly confused nature of the PM, and the fact that I was PM'd in the first instance raised my suspicion. ...
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    strange PM: legit forum member?

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    Re: Corking a boat

    I liked Bruce's comment. straight and to the point and damn right truthful.
    yes his responses are rather curt at times but generally on point.

    YouTube is not a good place to start learning about...
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    Re: building progress

    I wanted to share these from the yard.


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    callistemons (bottle brushes) are all in flower.
    this pink one I planted outside our bedroom window.
    the scent is divine.
    the birds are going...
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    Re: building progress

    Thanks George.
    I appreciate your clear and concise instructions!

    What is a "folding wedge"? Ive never heard the term before.
    Ive got plenty of blocks (left over keel pieces mostly from Dad's...
  29. Re: Patience during the late stages of a build?

    that's nice....real nice.
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    Re: building progress

    Greg, the bird feeder is super! I love it! I plant trees for the birds but don't have much water for them when it gets hot.

    I used to be able to call in on a local engineer that did all my...
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    Re: building progress

    thanks greg. im looking at similar options now.
    some good options cropping up now! I appreciate the help and ideas.

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    this from Bob's build of the Susan.

    I wish I could weld .... and...
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    Re: building progress

    hmmm...yes well I think I need to bite the bullet and do some work on the cradle. Ive been trying to avoid that! I just want to get down below to start work there.
    The acre props are a good idea...
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    Re: building progress

    Hey John, The construction of the cradle and the uprights are so strong they wouldn't fall or push over or break if the boat decided to move sideways! I have that much confidence in them. In that...
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    Re: building progress

    Hey Mark, nice story!!!

    Its rather fortunate I had marked in my waterline as that's my only reference now when putting the boat back on her marks. If I had a 100% level cement floor I could've...
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    Re: building progress

    Greg, thanks for your input. much appreciated. I'll reply in blue as its easier to see my notes.
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    Re: building progress

    Alex, there's nothing to be gained in your suggested method except a whole lot of unwanted and unnecessary 'issues' and more to be gained by lifting.
    Thanks anyhow.
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    Re: building progress

    approx 2t. in the ballast keel.

    The overall weight is roughly 4.5t from memory. The crane guy weighed her when we moved her. She was weighed in the cradle so I figured there is at least 300 to...
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    Re: building progress

    I can give this some thought but the first thing to come to mind is no, not really Thad. It's rather long and dare I say, a cumbersome cradle. It suited the purpose of transport, that was all.

    If...
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    Re: building progress

    I've hit a bit of a glitch in the levelling of the boat |:(

    Andrew managed to loan a laser level and we went out into the shed yesterday to do the work. However the entire boat needs to be raised...
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    this...

    is hilarious :d


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  41. Thread: spade bits

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    spade bits

    I have been sorting out some of the tools which Dad had in his possession: his 'spade bits' which must be well over 50 years old, then some.
    He has multiple bits in the same size with many having a...
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    Re: building progress

    and nifty idea #36: use old Rupes sander parts to hold up plans.

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    the parts are probably expensive enough themselves given a Rupes sander cost about $600 years ago. but heck, these clips...
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    Re: building progress

    whilst Im waiting on a loan of a laser light to use over the weekend to check lines on the boat when lifted, I have been tinkering...

    Nifty idea #25: bench grinder on castors (because I don't...
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    I like it.:d
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    Re: 58 in 3 days

    my advice to live longer: avoid all injuries!!!!
    at 60 I have what I call a "two inch" zone of trouble at my right ankle from previous trauma.
    it has caused so much disruption and has altered my...
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    Re: building progress

    thank goodness for the internet and my post #177.
    Ive cleared all extra timber from around and under the boat that was in use for moving. Next job is to put her back on her waterline but I couldn't...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Andrew,
    did you know there is a rather 'industrial' type compass (Sigma) very similar to the Sestral Moore made by Cassens and Plath. I haven't got a price on one yet.
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Andrew,

    thank you so much for your help so far.

    Im not certain there is anyone in Queensland who can repair a Sestral Moore. I would have to do an internet search. I seem to recall someplace in...
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    Andrew, as I don't know about the component parts of a compass, is the diaphragm likely to be expensive to replace (if this is even possible)?
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    Re: Sestral Moore Compass advice please

    yeah but no thanks. not helpful ...
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