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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Gary Did you take this picture or is big brother monitoring vessels crossing the bar?
  2. Re: Can an oval aluminum mast be converted to a gaff mast

    The gaff conversion may well be on my agenda as I ease myself into retirement, and no the oval gaff mast conversion won’t be pursued since WB does not have an internal sail track.

    Navy that is an...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=skuthorp;5624680]https://www.boatdesign.net/attachments/hobie-trifoiler-foil-2-jpg.53061/

    https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/dinghy-design-open-60-influence.36401/page-4
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Anytime although I may have to brush up on my whale whispering in the future.

    Even managed to throw a quick first coat of paint on the TN this afternoon.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    While sacrificing a certain amount of leeway resistance was anticipated I must admit the additional keel I mocked up may just be too small.
    I did a brief search of the Plockton boats and they apear...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Point taken thanks.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hey Duncan I am meeting Phil around 11.30 Am and probably back on shore around 3 pm .I think happy hour at the Ivory starts around 4pm .
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Anyone wants to join Phil and myself for a two hour whale watching trip across the Tweed Bar aboard WB departing Boyd’s Bay jetty around lunch time this coming Tuesday?
    Possible EBS at the Ivory...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Whale watching on WB?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Fantastic weather careening WB today fresh topside paint scrubbed the bottom and serviced the prop , temperature up to around 25 and the water a chilly 21.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Feel like a dog with a bone but here I am visiting the keel extension for my Tammie Norrie again, after initially deciding to go with a dagger board. My gut feeling tells me this tapered keel...
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Thank you for pointing out Silver Quandong as a suitable mast timber. I might just have to try and locate a small amount for my Tammie Norrie balanced lug rig.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=brucemoffatt;5618993]I've given back a CPAP machine at the end of a four week trial, which followed a sleep test my Doc arranged for me to do. I could buy one from the clinic but I'm waiting...
  14. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    Interesting how I seem to have come 360 degrees despite firmly indicating I was getting ready to install a dagger board last week.
    The additional keel area represents the square area of the dagger...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Despite being blown of course some of us still manage to arrive even if it is fashionably late , despite the two houses three boats and two dinghy’s Ok so I don’t have the dog but I have two grown...
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Hey Bernadette will you be building a bird mouth spar using the quandong?

    Having used Quandong for a pair of oars I was amazed at the strength and flexibility of the timber.
  17. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    [QUOTE=Pitsligo;5609579]The only note I can throw in is the literary reference to Swallows & Amazons, where it was clearly stated that while Amazon had a centerboard, Swallow had a long, shallow...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Have a great Birthday Gary
  19. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    https://s8.postimg.cc/cd784lab9/AFD0_B8_CC-791_A-4_F3_A-_A45_C-15312_EB5_D3_C3.jpg.

    Hopefully this will be the only time I view things from this perspective.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I do like varnish but I am not so sure about living in Tassie.

    On another note I received my first part pension payment today, thanks Gary for the phone call suggestion it worked almost...
  21. Re: Shellback Dinghy - 100lbs of buoyancy bags enough?

    Just the information I was looking for thanks for re ignited this thread Tom.

    With the restoration of a scruffy Tammie Norrie well underway flotation has crossed my mind repeatedly.

    She will...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    With all that gear on you won’t be swimming far if you miss a step ,just make sure you can get back aboard. Have fun.
  23. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    After five more hours of sanding fairing and filling I looked like one of the Avatar characters I am sure the original builder would be proud of my efforts.

    The hull is ready to be turned made...
  24. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    You are probably righ if I go ahead with the dagger option ,I will make my cuts and hopefully do not have to reinforce the outside of the keel ,if any problems arise.

    I will hopefully hear from...
  25. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    If a boat has distinct angles such as in plywood clinker construction the are called chines.
    When I was writing I tossed up between chines and lands. And then I also sanded the gains hopefully. :d
  26. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    Ok based on that feedback I take it back he did however completely ignore me at the Hobart W B F which may have been stress. Do you still have Ian’s phone number Peter.

    Sanded one half of the...
  27. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    Knowing my competitive nature and advice from the forum I would say the keel extension is dead in the water. Ultimately the TN will become harder to tack and will loose ground upwind with a simple...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Enjoy and pass it on to Peter if he is interested.

    Shame I never really sat down with Allen despite saying hello regularily. Without a doubt we had much in common but I guess I was overly focussed...
  29. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    I was given this dagger board recently and I am contemplating wether with a little addition and tidying up it might be a good fit for the TN.?

    My question is will the dagger board equal the CB...
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    https://s8.postimg.cc/4vm2p41xx/82129866-67_CA-45_F3-_B468-_D86_C30029_BB9.jpg
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    Apologies for my anxious exuberance.

    Firstly having build the Ness boat which coming from the same designer exhibits some similarities, in as far the full length keel and the filled in rocker...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    If we are ever going to have some kind of haul of Mirror’s (Raid ) some sort of persuasion will be required to get Duncan motivated to sail the mighty Pippin.

    Thanks yeah all I am considering the...
  33. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    The hull is quite light stripped out and was easy to turn,and despite having lived outside no rot so far .

    At this point I am looking for input regarding the possibility of adding onto the keel...
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    Looking rather scruffy after spending considerable time outside.

    https://s8.postimg.cc/aagk1pt1x/04_B7_BE7_E-81_D0-40_C8-9_FCA-006_B4_BBC47_E1.jpg
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good feedback .Built out of 6mm Hoop she is light esimated weight around 50 kg in other words getting on a trailer will always be easy.
    .I was playing around with extending the keel and and came...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Lee boards it is then one way to get you to come up here for a raid and while your kicking ass don’t forget Duncan.

    Seriously though what do you think of a deeper keel?
  37. Re: Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    Here are several picture.
    https://s8.postimg.cc/4g4s93cat/C51_BA3_B7-_D91_E-4_CC2-9799-_A3_D464_B33_F3_A.jpg
  38. Tammie Norrie “Brisbane Find” Questions

    I just acquired a Tammie Norrie in desperate need of some love and a good home.
    The clinker hull was built in 2004 with the builder using 6mm Hoop plywood. The planking as well as the stem looks...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks guys.
    Annyhow the fun chapter of my new TN started this morning. When I first inspected her in the fading daylight I initially found a hairline crack in the keelson. Turns out she had a...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

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    I bought her in Brisbane My first impression of the hull was that it was well built, the seats and the gunwhale might have been added by another builder at a later date and then there is the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Third time lucky. I picked up the new addition to my fleet. Her length of 13’6” suggests she is a Tamie Norrie ,and she will need a little TLC and a good home which I can provide in my boat shed.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    How about just mixing your batch hotter with more catalyst.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well spotted obviously you where sailing dinghy’s while I was tinkering with Harley’s
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That,s interesting The rudder box is made out of a solid piece of wood with the tiller originally mounted below the top pintle which apears to be bronze. The bottom rudder pintle may have been...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=skuthorp;5600395]Tom there's what looks like a newer build Peapod in Byron for $550, but this is the one I like the look of….....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    https://s8.postimg.cc/nvcamwl1x/2_F25_DC37-37_DF-483_A-9_A0_F-_EB3_F4_B3549_E3.jpgn

    Retro fitting an old rudder assembly part of the handle and the rudder apears to be Australian red cedar any...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Taking the you tube world by storm while strapped in the cockpit.
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    Re: limits of lapstrake epoxy

    I believe Rick ‘s folkboat is copper riveted .y
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Last week the beaches where still 22 .
    We only ventured about 4 miles out due to the light winds and I did not take a sounder reading since both the sounder and motor where turned of while out there.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Awesome Whale watching day aboard Wee Barkie with perfect conditions followed by a lovely afternoon sail.
    Below is Bronwyn ready to dive over the side and greet some giants had we been able to...
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