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    Don't ask me how I know but you need a motor to...

    Don't ask me how I know but you need a motor to get safely into Sydney harbour if the wind is not blowing directly in. Between the heads can be a dead hole in the wind that can take a long time to...
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    Yeah, I've got to repair that door. One day....

    Yeah, I've got to repair that door. One day. Soon.


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    Ok, just to keep the thread alive. I got the...

    Ok, just to keep the thread alive. I got the reinforcing on where and how I wanted it. No idea yet whether it will do the job but the materials were inexpensive. The upper most 1500 mm has a...
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    Good luck Peter. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Good luck Peter.


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    Don't take anything I write seriously. Just 18...

    Don't take anything I write seriously. Just 18 months ago I was talking about sailing an old sloop from Southport to Adelaide all through the winter. Sometimes I just float ideas to see if they...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    So, a quick progress report.

    I missed out on the inaugural Port Adelaide Classic and Wooden Boat Show. I pulled Romana out when it became obvious I wasn't going to be ready to sail in. I could...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    JEEBUZ! What a blast, you're still alive!! Great to see a post from you. :)
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    Yep there's a veritable truck load of mainsheet...

    Yep there's a veritable truck load of mainsheet there just waiting for such an occasion :)

    Re the rolling to windward thing, the existence of that possibility is what convinced me to install sump...
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    That's it, that's me. Sent from my iPhone...

    That's it, that's me.


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    Thanks John, I'll take all your advice, a double...

    Thanks John, I'll take all your advice, a double dose of the have fun bit.

    This mast mod may spell the end of the carbon fibre experiment if the simple stiffening does not deliver. I'll keep you...
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    The goo has set up nicely and I've cleaned up the...

    The goo has set up nicely and I've cleaned up the edges. I'm happy with how it looks so I'll do a weave filling, surface smoothing coat this afternoon.


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    If you come South I'd recommend not doing it in...

    If you come South I'd recommend not doing it in winter.


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    Good weather is almost here so it's time I got...

    Good weather is almost here so it's time I got onto some of the tasks that came out of the first harbour and sea trials. The biggest and ugliest of them is to stiffen the top 1.5 metres of the...
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    Thanks Peter Sent from my iPhone using...

    Thanks Peter


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    I've found myself becoming less and less ill and...

    I've found myself becoming less and less ill and more 'normal' than I have done in many years. Medication for depression really helped when I needed it, and now medication for anxiety/OCD has finally...
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    Good boy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Good boy!


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    Please never be embarrassed, it will inhibit your...

    Please never be embarrassed, it will inhibit your expression. Sing up, sing loud, sing proud. Sing!


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Singing! I love singing, especially when someone else does it. Speaking of which the sprog is away in Brizzy for a few weeks singing for a living, and in his spare time he's (wait for it...) Singing!...
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    You must have sent my your share of good luck....

    You must have sent my your share of good luck. Working in the shed, in thongs of course, slipped and dropped a chisel. Missed my foot by *that* much. I had the presence of mind to freeze, rather than...
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    Gary that photo looks right as it is. Bad news -...

    Gary that photo looks right as it is. Bad news - they must have put the eye back in upside down.


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    I'm glad that Phil, at least, is taking it...

    I'm glad that Phil, at least, is taking it seriously. At the current rate of unsinking I'll be able to scrub the hull by hand in waist deep water before summer. Not sure about the effect on primary...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    My quick mental estimate is a bit more than 350 kg of weight difference. I can account for a bit more than 100 kg of that. I'm sure some of the remainder is the boat drying out because there has been...
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    Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have a dumb question. Arawana is unsinking and I don't know how. Since this time last year she has risen against her waterline by around 40mm. Ideas?


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice.

    Edited: Both boats above are nice.
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    Sounds ideal. Let me know if you want the details...

    Sounds ideal. Let me know if you want the details of the Lion packs.


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    Hi Liam, It's still early days with my system...

    Hi Liam,

    It's still early days with my system and it won't be obvious if there are any hidden gotchas with my Lion packs for a while. At this stage they are behaving very well though. They will...
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    My Building Construction subject says no, but...

    My Building Construction subject says no, but there's unfounded bias to counter. Short answer: substantial timbers char and retain sufficient strength under building fire temps where steel sags and...
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    She might not have one but she IS a hard shelled...

    She might not have one but she IS a hard shelled prycke.

    Cutton, on the other hand, is a dull dunt.


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    You'll need some three dee printed doovers to put...

    You'll need some three dee printed doovers to put over the flashtack no doubt.


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    Got a message from Rick. They are in Newcastle so...

    Got a message from Rick. They are in Newcastle so not near the fire.


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    This time it's very close to Rick and Tracey's...

    This time it's very close to Rick and Tracey's place. Still not controlled/contained.

    Concerned. Watching the RFS map and reports, updates 15 mins. The fire is moving up the peninsula their place...
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    Antipodean Boats Connection

    Currently fire warnings for the area north of Newcastle including Tanilba, Mallabula and LTP. Fingers crossed for Rick Tracey Woody and the property, and all the good people there 😞 😞


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    Aaaaand the last piece is now in place for a...

    Aaaaand the last piece is now in place for a spill:

    'Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton today declared his support for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his policies.'


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    If the omens speak true Turnbull may find himself...

    If the omens speak true Turnbull may find himself challenged:

    'Mr Pyne insisted Cabinet was 100 per cent united behind the Prime Minister and said there was "a lot of hyper-ventilating going on".'...
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    I newel you lot would behave like this. ...

    I newel you lot would behave like this.


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    Tread Lightly (boat content. You're welcome) ...

    Tread Lightly (boat content. You're welcome)


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    The frypan is boiling and the frog is dead. ...

    The frypan is boiling and the frog is dead.


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    Looks great! Good job. Sent from my iPhone...

    Looks great! Good job.


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    A boat or two is good, but three is better....

    A boat or two is good, but three is better. Arawana needs a tender and I haven't had time to start building one.

    Anyway in case anyone has forgotten what Arawana looks like...
    ...
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    Therapy ;) Sent from my iPhone using...

    Therapy ;)


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    Defence contracts aren't malleable enough to...

    Defence contracts aren't malleable enough to become a day a week. Also there isn't enough money in the world to get me to sign up to one. :)


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Of course I knew this was going to happen...

    Retrenched at 59 from a nine year Project Management role in Defence, then a hard time doing bits and pieces work for a while, several years of...
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    If it flies. I'm afraid I'm becoming...

    If it flies.

    I'm afraid I'm becoming pessimistic again. I'll believe it works when I've tested it. At the moment I'm overwhelmed with other jobs and I'm wondering how to do the loops that hold...
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    Cool. It's new stuff. Some is for the house, some...

    Cool. It's new stuff. Some is for the house, some is (possibly) for Arawana.


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    I've got a bit of spare to play with, and a...

    I've got a bit of spare to play with, and a monstrous router. I thought that might just smash the acrylic to shrapnel. I'll give it a whizz.


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    Does anyone have suggestions please about how to...

    Does anyone have suggestions please about how to cut a couple of rectangular holes in new 6mm thick acrylic (perspex) sheet, without cracking or shattering it?


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    Was that a Dyneema chain or one of those old...

    Was that a Dyneema chain or one of those old fashioned metal thingies?


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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecul...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecular-weight_polyethylene

    Dyneema is uhmwpe spun through spinnarets giving a directional consistency to most of the very long chain molecules,...
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    The kite string dyneema is from a kite string mob...

    The kite string dyneema is from a kite string mob on eBay. I spent hours umming and aaring and finally just picked one out. You can get all sorts of lengths, thicknesses, braiding etc. this one is...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Apparently that Gardner came out of that boat.
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