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    Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    Have no idea about the logistics of the rest, but for accommodations would a Camper van suit? Transport and accommodation in one.
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    I can ask him.
  3. Thread: Oops... a crash

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    Re: Oops... a crash

    I’m guessing it’s this one. Never gets old.
    https://youtu.be/b9mtM0uIQ9Q
    edit to add language warning
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    A mate of mine finished building one just last year. He followed the plans with the cockpit and there wasn’t a lot of room underneath once done. Was very close to the waterline so I’m not sure I...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I’ve always had trouble finding a half decent sand paper. Thanks for the info, I will definitely get some!
    boats looking lovely and solid there mate.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Jeez… you earned that!!! Welcome to Aus.
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    Re: I can't catch a break

    Shrooms have the wonderful, almost motherly quality of guidance. They will take you as far as you need to go as long as you are respectful and can trust the process, of which you are.
    The dosage is...
  8. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Hey Rick, what’s the slope of the forward of your cabin top? Would it suit to match that?
  9. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hey Mike,
    Great little project you got going on here! The Oregon has held up well, should be some nice timber under there.

    Steve
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    “Smart” is quite the interesting word including pain and mental distress hidden in there.
    1. astute, as in business; clever or bright

    2. quick, witty, and often impertinent in speech
    a smart...
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    Re: carrick bend loop

    I enjoy these knot tutorials thanks asemery. Ignore the ol’ grumps.
  12. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Thank you gentleman!
  13. Thread: Depth sounder?

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    Re: Depth sounder?

    is this a small boat? That’s how I was reading it.
  14. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Thank you Andrew and thank you Rumars, (how do you know so much: )
    i found this description.

    Second World War WWII HUSUN Sextant by Henry Hughes & Son in Fitted Box 1943. No. 6B/177' below.The...
  15. Thread: Depth sounder?

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    Re: Depth sounder?

    You could go a hand held. Electronic or lead line. My first boat i had paper charts, hand held gps and a lead line for anchoring depths. Shallow draft cat so it worked ok. (Pre fancy nav apps) Or you...
  16. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    I found this on Gumtree a couple of years back. Haven’t used it as yet, (i dont understand the maths:)
    Can someone let me know what i have please? Its quite small so may cause troubles?
    120307...
  17. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Hey Ron, a shame to lose the ol’ deck look but I get it.
    are you going to reef the old seams and epoxy them or just go over the top as is?

    steve.
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    Re: building progress

    If im understanding properly Bernadette? This a link to Leo lifting tally ho. Scroll to the 15:15 mark
    https://youtu.be/ympYv5i8ER4

    Steve
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    Re: GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    Yeah its a bummer for him and the race.
    It looks like the Tashiba 36 is built strong.
    The hull is still in tact and looking at ways to get it off. Hopefully he still has a boat!...
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    Re: Patience during the late stages of a build?

    Both? :)
    the last 20% of the job takes 80% of the time, or something like that.
    As said above, a list and a cuppa will help. GL
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    GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    Details coming out on Guy hitting the rocks, losing his boat and having to swim to shore through the breakers.
    ...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hey David, congratulations on your build and first sail! What a wonderful little boat.
    Its good to learn some tough lessons straight up, no one was hurt, no damages. Might save your but later :)
    A...
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    Re: Flush trimming deck - need advice

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    excuse the lack of detail…
    But before you start make yourself a little jig like this, (don’t know what it’s called)
    it will transfer the hull line to your deck

    edit to add, photo is...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    that’s awesome!
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    Re: How much paint to buy?

    Hey Mush, You could apply the primer first and see how much you use before ordering the Kirby’s.
    both products should have sq ft estimates.
  26. Re: Tiller pilots - 'anything that I need to look out for?

    I get that.
    edit to add, you will probably find she steers beautifully with sheet to tiller, and can use the pilot for engine and difficult angles.
  27. Re: Tiller pilots - 'anything that I need to look out for?

    Hey Greg,
    i have had nothing but trouble with Raymarine tiller pilots, rust, randomly stop working etc.
    I have never owned a Simrad but have heard they are better. (Smarter and tougher).
    One...
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    I bought my anchor and a link of chain in to the shop (rigging store, not big box store) with me when sizing my shackle.
    That was after after an attempt at buying on line. (It was to big). In the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    hey Andrew, whatever you apply it over make sure it is well keyed. That stuff likes to peel. A fella I saw didnít sand properly and basically pressure washed it all off and started again. I put two...
  30. Thread: Nicotine Addict

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    Re: Nicotine Addict

    try being a smoker in aus. 50gram pack of tobacco is $90 One pack would last me around 5 days. I Just stopped a month ago. I certainly feel better in the mornings and walking up a hill, but damn I...
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    Re: Sikaflex and epoxy play nice?

    As in a chemical reaction?
    if so, no.
  32. Thread: R.I.P. my butt!

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    Re: R.I.P. my butt!

    I heard willie Nelson died,
    he was singing on the road again…
    I’ll see myself out :)
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    To love and to have lost, is better than to never have loved at all.
    can’t remember where I read this years ago? But I find it is true, hurt and all.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Your boats coming along great Andrew!
    what about a couple of small light boards in your rigging? You could even look at having them run on batteries = no holes in your boat.
    I’m not sure how much...
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    which will make it hot in the summer. Bare wood= bare feet.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Do your best to imagine/calculate how much time and money a project such as this would take.
    then times it by a minimum of 12 on a good day then times that by 2 and your getting close. Kinda...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    another long time lurker here Jim. Never had a lot to offer on your crafting, but back pain. Haha, I can. Lift with your glutes. That was a game changer for me.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Haha, a sliding/adjustable bar?
    rhetorical question
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    Fair enough. Would keeping them clamped dry for a couple of weeks help? Train the wood. Steam them first?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hey Robbie, could you lengthen your draw bar?
    steve
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    hey Greg, I’m not sure how you are fixing them to your cabin side… could you set up the mould in place and fasten them to the cabin sides during the glue up? Essentially eliminating any spring back?...
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    like this guy… :)

    https://youtu.be/P1ywPbWGIGQ

    https://youtu.be/P1ywPbWGIGQ
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    Re: dubbing off the transom

    If you go square and dont like it, you can always plane a bit more off until you do.
    Start high and work your way down to where you like it.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    thanks the warnings Bruce. All haas been heard and taken into consideration.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yeah got it all sorted and very happy with the way she sails. This will be the first big test for her though!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That’s the one
    ive been tinkering away the last few years and did a few weeks of trial at the start of this year.
    i will post a thread on it at some time when I have a little more time
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, but it’s a week out so let’s see what the models are saying by then.
    Top part wood, bottom part footpath. :)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks, yes I’m looking forward to it!
    I know its a bit far out time wise, but looking at this. 190 miles, 38hrs @ 5 knots
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    Other option is sail to the prom on those days then have a shorter...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I’m moving to Tassie so want my boat down there. Looking at next weekish
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Wow, sounds like a great trip! Oh to have that experience board!
    I’m planning my own trip at the moment.
    it’s looking a bit sketchy out there but def some windows
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