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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    If it is, it would be the only one I’ve seen with a jib topsail. But her 1900 sale included “mainsail, staysail, jib, topsail, storm jib, leading jib, and spinnaker, all in good order”, so who knows?...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    TradeMe (NZ’s EBay) offered this oil on tinplate painting, inscribed on the obverse with “From a Rogue — To a Rogue — For the Rogue”. Given Rogue’s name changed to Muritai in 1900 on her relocation...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Trying to get people to read the excellent article at its head: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/08/we-are-outsiders-the-female-boatbuilders-of-instagram
  4. NZers circumnavigate in a wooden boat

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/130328512/the-remarkable-untold-story-of-the-first-new-zealanders-to-sail-around-the-world
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  5. Re: Shipwrights dovetail (?) - first attempt (for my butterfly hatch)

    Greg, that looks exactly what we did for Rogue, following a detailed explanation from Classic Boat magazine. I’ll see if I can source the original article.

    (This is not what I was looking for, but...
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    RIP Bruce Askew

    RIP Bruce Askew – The restoration of Rogue (1892) (rogue1892.com)

    Bruce Askew (rpnyc.org.nz)

    https://rogue1892.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/imgp0715.jpg
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    Grain de sail

    A nice play on “grain de sel”, an account of creating a freight-by-sail business: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/14/replacing-container-ships-with-sailing-boats-cargo-shipping-wind-power...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Cockpit seats given a bit more substance, and butterfly hatch receives necessary safety bars (regrettably obscuring etched glazing).

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    Re: A grandchild's stern request.

    But those are her pleas, for one to seek entry and abide.
  10. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    Louis is a good steward. We check from time to time.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    O my fingers. Whipping the nettles.

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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Topsail!

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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Thank you all. Rogue’s website now sports a racing page.

    Roger Mills also compiled a Rogue-only video (https://youtu.be/4igxXIeDGV8):

    https://youtu.be/4igxXIeDGV8
  14. RNZYS 2022 winter series: Classics race 1 (30 April 2022)

    https://youtu.be/DMPq07Ua5yY
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Rogue’s first race (with “action shots” at 0.58 and 3.38)!

    https://youtu.be/DMPq07Ua5yY

    Retired unhurt when winds exceeded forecast by some measure and I was severely overpowered (and have yet...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Dr B to be! It’s been a privilege to have watched your proud parenting over the years.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    “B4” is the result of some complex CYA/Harold Kidd consultation on historic registrations. For myself, I’m just enjoying the pun. And the prospect therefore I must name Rogue’s tender “Aft-er”.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    After a 122-year absence from Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour, Rogue takes her first commissioning sail.

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    Re: dedication

    A chapter on Woollacotts in Harold Kidd’s Devonport Yacht Club: A Centennial History (2005) includes the story of Bert Woollacott’s son’s, John, Whisper’s April 1981 wreck in a storm and rebuild.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    After adding 50% more ballast, Rogue is back in the water for the first time in 15 years, floating perfectly to her lines, and relocated to her berth:

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  22. Racing, from on board the Logan Thelma (1897)

    More genius from Roger Mills, of last weekend’s Classic Yacht Regatta in Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour.


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=oDJcdBb07wE
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Pacific Islands Monthly (vol 39, no 8 (1 August 1968) https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-327358395, p 104:


    “ROIAATA, 32 ft cutter, with skipper Neil Gillard and crew Alan Bell, Bryan O’Donnell and Owen...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    John, after 15 years of “two steps forward, one back” — and learning professionally as well as personally, despite thousands of years of seafaring, quite a lot of marine architecture involves holding...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    When Bruce Askew designed a new ballast to replace the cast-iron ugliness that had been fixed to Rogue’s keel since 1914 or thereabouts, he calculated it should weigh 1900 kgs and contribute a 29...
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    Re: Mahurangi Regatta 2022

    More (many more) photos here: https://waitematawoodys.com/2022/02/01/mahurangi-regatta-2022-130-classic-wooden-boat-photos/
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    Mahurangi Regatta 2022

    Although deprived of on-shore activities by COVID restrictions, this weekend’s Mahurangi Regatta remains a bounty of boats.

    Here, the start of the Mahurangi Night Race from Auckland’s Waitematā...
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    Re: "Hey, lady!"

    https://youtu.be/Ta-i4odNZro
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Using the “Share” button in iOS (the square with the arrow pointing out of its top, to the right of the address bar), you can open the addressed forum topic in other formats. Eg, if you have...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Right, well, Greg, duly shamed, I’ve finally got around to watching your video in its entirety, and it confirms my earlier comment your scrupulous attention to detail really has paid off. The...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Rogue is readied to take her waterline:
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    More here: https://rogue1892.com/2022/01/18/first-steps-to-relaunch/
    And here:...
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    Re: This is a jazz thread

    https://youtu.be/fuZeZCIIAtg


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    1970s sailing in Auckland, NZ.

    Many (many) years ago, I offered you a movie of “when blokes were blokes” 1970s sailing in Wellington, NZ.

    That was the two-parter, The Hum (1974):
    … about sailing legend Geoff Stagg, and his...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    I always think about what you say.

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    After a Human Factors Training intensive (accidents happen when people expect from habit what was to occur has occurred and it has not), EWR-BOS on a Friday evening with many other tired commuters...
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    Re: A swim ladder for Rogue (1892)

    Goblin must be freeboard-indulgent. Rogue’s waterline is roughly at the ladder’s hinge.
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    A swim ladder for Rogue (1892)

    Idling while we wait for the end of lockdown for rigger’s attendance, and courtesy of our host, a swim ladder for Rogue (1892) emerges, awaiting only its over-toerail fitting (and a couple of...
  38. Re: San Francisco bay, Halloween weekend boating & sailing photos/video

    Good to see you and Louis out on the briny.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    What they mean, when they say “bling”.

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    Refreshing never did anything for me. But logging in and out has worked on all browsers, thanks John. Still can’t see embedded videos, though, on any browser, which suggests the problem probably is...
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    Yes. It only renders correctly in Chrome on my iPad and iPhone, except for embedded videos, which don’t show at all. On all other browsers, desktop and mobile, it looks like this:
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Hell no, Greg, your Holiday aspiration and internal fit out are way beyond Rogue’s more skeletal and superficial restoration.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Thanks Ted, and best wishes to you and Louis. Vectis was getting some love on a local Facebook page.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Thanks John. Sorry, I should have responded earlier. COVID lockdown(s)-willing, in by Christmas. There’s that matter of the Mahurangi Regatta, for which some commissioning first seems desirable, and...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Getting closer. There’s a veritable tour of inspection on Rogue’s website.

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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Better photos of etching here. June 2014! Dear God.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Very kind of you all to say. Thank you.

    More of the boatbuilder’s most recent photos are here. ...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    We’re presently in lockdown, so I’m dependent on occasional photos of progress from the boatbuilder. Here’s a teaser:

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  49. Re: Uh oh. More intense Las Palma volcano earthquake swarm

    Except the graphic is of the 1755 Lisbon quake.
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    The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Rogue’s restoration has been an intermittent affair since 2007. Life got in the way. I’ve posted occasional steps — eg, various success or trauma.

    But now the restoration’s taken on determined...
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