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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oh no, that would be terrible! putting sawdust in the water!

    I'm sure you could remove and install a cockpit with the boat in the water.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hauling out for you means leaving the boat on a slip or on hard stands in a yard?

    Do you really need a well? Couldn't you just modify the outboard bracket to get it a bit lower?

    Rick
  3. Re: How would you attach a vane steering system to a counter stern?

    It's tricky isn't it? I like a cutter as it allows a great sail configuration for heavy weather but yes, you couldn't really put a vane under that long boom! Could you shorten the boom a bit and put...
  4. Re: How would you attach a vane steering system to a counter stern?

    Sure, aesthetics are a personal, subjective thing and people should pursue the designs they like etc. But, personally, I don't like the look of wind vanes on boats with counters - if I was building a...
  5. Re: How would you attach a vane steering system to a counter stern?

    I don't think Chichester ever had anything good to say about anything, did he?

    The Aries system just bolts to the deck so, in principle, ought to be compatible with a counter stern. But .... why...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    When's your trip Phil?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What's wrong with the old cockpit?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No idea. Possibly an Adams? There are a lot of cruisers and racers at Newcastle CYC. I don't have a boat there so I have no access to the marina, usually.

    Rick
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    Re: Ideas for a trawler cabin

    The deck is sheathed and the coaming is sheathed inside and out. The hull is sheathed externally only. No concerns re movement as the planking is kauri and the sheathing is full-wrap and watertight....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I took the photo with my phone. Then uploaded it to Photobucket with the phone. Then put the image in the WBF and it came out upside down. There's no way to edit it in the phone version of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hmm, Houston, we .....

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Isn't this nice?
    http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr69/rfnk/Mobile%20Uploads/20160212_135422_zpsw4b0m6k4.jpg

    Rick
  13. Thread: Fortress Anchor

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    Re: Fortress Anchor

    Great footage! Looking forward to seeing what you think of the old Sarca.

    Rick
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    Re: A folkboat found me

    Only because we didn't think of it first!

    Rick
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    Re: Ideas for a trawler cabin

    No drawing and it's still sort of planning as she goes! But Lemonhead's first drawing is probably pretty close to what I think the cabin will be like.

    Sheathing over rotten wood or loose planking...
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    Re: Ideas for a trawler cabin

    The cabin has been started. Laminated rose gum roof beams. The cabin is a bit taller than might ideally suit the boat but the owner, Rex, is very tall and has a wretched back injury so head room for...
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    Re: Ideas for a trawler cabin

    Miss Adventure was bought as a project a few years ago. The actual owner has been seriously debilitated by disease and none of us have had real time to move the project forward. A couple of us did...
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    Re: Fortress Anchor

    The SARCA Excel seemed to perform very well. I wonder how the older SARCA would go compared to the Excel?

    And yes, great videos! An ingenious setup!

    I've also been thinking about how to film...
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Nice work Mal! I like that transom a lot.

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Sure beats Ox and Palm!

    Trukai Rice, of course!

    Rick
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    Re: Overkill on a Mirror Dingy?

    When you use your links, you get an image with a little table of links next to it. Click on the one that says IMG, select it and Copy it Ctrl C or your computer might automatically copy that link....
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Photos or recipes?

    I'd probably urge caution with the recipes.

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    No Duncan, I just crop the picture a bit and straighten it up.

    Phil, just the two of us aboard. Watches were 3-4 hours at night. Informal otherwise. Food - lots of fresh stuff, muesli and fruit...
  24. Re: Why expat Americans are giving up their passports

    Make that 7.

    Rick
  25. Re: Finished up another one just in time for crappie season ( Ogeechee River Boat )

    Just found this ..... great boats! Great job!

    Do you store it on the wall or is that a boat being lowered from an upstairs workshop or ...... ?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Clearly there are atlases and atlases.

    The internet ruined tip shops and garage sales.

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Yes, the route was determined according to wind and current.

    No, that's Graeme at the helm, not me. I was standing in the companionway taking photos and passing towels.

    That dinghy smock that...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Can someone send Phil an atlas? :d

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Should be there shortly. I think I saw it go over here.

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    After the bash across from Tasman Island, we headed into the windy but calm waters of Safety Cove, in Port Arthur. This shot is from Safety Cove, looking out to Tasman Island. Looks nice, doesn't it?...
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Thsanks!

    So, Bass Strait is effectively an underwater platform, on 50 metres deep. As the tide recedes, a massive overfall is created to the east and west, and the current towards each end is very...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Also, depending on the sort of boats you like, there are great fishing boats right at Constitution Dock in Hobart. You can also freely wander around the two marinas at Sandy Bay and see some lovely...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That would be embarrassment.

    Rick
  34. Re: Speaking of Whales - Would it bother you if a whale came alongside your boat?

    I suspect that's more likely.

    Rick
  35. Re: Speaking of Whales - Would it bother you if a whale came alongside your boat?

    If orcas are so smart, why would they attack a basking shark? Is it because the shark is basking in their spot .... or glory?

    And why can't they tell the difference between a basking shark and a...
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Vanes are wonderful.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Makes one vander ......

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    I think the trick is to wait until it is. As we did.

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    The autopilot just runs too much, you can hear it straining, when the wind is very strong. I don't really know what the vane does when overwhelmed. Graeme just didn't set it when it was clearly going...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I wonder if anyone actually makes money from chartering yachts? I guess if it's the sort of marketing component of a larger business, it might be possible. A massive investment. If you were relying...
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Thanks Tad - my memory is hopeless!

    She still looks pretty much as she does in those yard photos. A lovely boat.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Stormvogel has professional crew etc. Sails in those Med classic races etc. I can't imagine what the annual bill would be. But I do like the boat - just wouldn't want to own it. Sounds a bit false...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I understoodt too well!

    Rick
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    Clarke Island is generally uninhabited but very beautiful and wild. I'd love to spend a few days there. But, the wind remained very strong, we had to get to Hobart so we didn't have time to wait...
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    Re: A quick cruise through the Bass Strait Islands

    The following morning, waiting for the tide to ease and in a gusty E wind we sailed down the west coast of Flinders Island to Port Davies. One reef and genoa. Port Davies has a boat ramp and one...
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    Re: Ideas for a trawler cabin

    I'm bumping this as there is good news and lots of progress. Pictures soon!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, yes, Stormvogel was used in Dead Calm. But a famous boat long before that movie. Such a lovely boat .... Too big though!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, that boat. Beautiful, eh?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks like it was quite crowded ......

    Anyone recognise this boat? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9SoA1FZOnm8/UG3wbLYD49I/AAAAAAAAMDI/vgx7hE2x9xo/s1600/1337-Stormvogel%2BSide%2BView.jpg

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    King of the wild frontier ....

    Rick
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