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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Very hard to imagine you idle Ian.
    Getting along well Ian. Geez that stem/nail pattern is busy! I bet you’re feeling great with how much room you have to move in the shed for this build. I’d call...
  2. Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    you’ve given a laugh for the day Tom. Guess what I’ve planked my lapstrake ply with?? Fair point. I am hoping the glue lines and epoxy coating may help to preserve it. I must say there’s very little...
  3. Re: Class Globe 5.80 DIY kit boat and race thoughts

    Yeh looks like a bumpy ride. And how’d you be two-up, kill each other inside a week
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    You just need a tank gun barrel out the front and you could join them in Ukraine. All jokes aside, you’re making fine progress. It’s going to be close who launches first, you or AJzim
  5. Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Sounds like you look after it pretty good Tom, you’ve found the secret of looking after any boat. Still wouldn’t be on my list. Most Australians/Kiwis prob wouldn’t have it either.

    id be going...
  6. Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    DO NOT use radiate pine. It rots before you get the fibreglass on it. I’m from from Australia and it’s everywhere here but not in boats
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    Re: Bobstay fitting at the stem?

    https://www.classic-marine.co.uk/product/7-1-2-bobstay-fitting-bronze/

    you might find this a better alternative. Although the price will scare you, itís more a case of paying once, worry less
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Coming together well Greg, I can imagine you’re measuring about 6 times before each cut. That woodwork is going to look magical once you’re done varnishing it.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    By leaps and bounds. Is there an interior steering aparatus?
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Is that it for planking Neil? Six months isn’t too bad for planking up . Looking great.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    In the latest issue of Yachting Monthly there’s a beautiful picture of West Scottish heather in all the colours of rainbow. You’re so lucky. Just the sort of boat need for that area. Sooo jealous.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    That’s a feat of engineering to rival the Suez! Onwards to the most technically developed H28 on planet earth. Only wish I had your patience Greg.
  13. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    That looks outstanding Walt. You’ve broken its back now, 3/4 of the way there.

    Walt, where the strips end on the stem how is your attachment? Glue or screws/glue? Is there going to be an outer...
  14. Re: How to prevent splintering when using birdsmouth router bit on VG fir?

    Routing DF is always an adventure. I’d be setting up a gaggle of feather boards on the t-saw
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Following Wox thanks. I’ve always been interested in building a kayak but….life
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    Re: Frames in "Elfyn"

    113160
    Moulds with frames mounted on blocks.
    mould is on wide side of station and frame on narrow side so that way mould doesn’t need fairing but obviously frame will be bought down to fair. Iain’s...
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    Re: Frames in "Elfyn"

    Yes if itís glued lapstrake.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    You dont like sanding? But you’re building a boat ………… bwaaaaa hhaaaaaa haaaa :d you can’t say you weren’t warned

    looks great all the same.
  19. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I only wish I had the talent and patience of those young guys
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    Re: Plans for Lyle Hess 26'

    https://store.gartsideboats.com/collections/sailboats/products/26-ft-gaff-cutter-design-116a-1

    it’s not a Lyle Hess but as close as. Paul Gartside does several diff size cutters. Also a laminated...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Clear as water Ian , just west islanders can’t read.
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    Offline Woodenboat mag index

    I have the offline index but just wondering how I update it. I donít want on-line cos Iím offline a lot.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Enjoy the build Ian, I’m pulling up a seat. I Didn’t get which model you’re doing Ian?
  24. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Thanks for the video Walt. Very good first effort.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Love your prose Chris #1453. And selection of vehicles, I still lust after a moto guzzi.
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    Re: Seeking advice to fix tracking issue

    Just build a better one
  27. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    I nearly choked when Nick used the phrase ďno need to obsessĒ in this thread. :D

    keep up the ďinteresting obsessedĒ work Mike
  28. Re: Lovely Alden Malabar schooner restoration ďAdventurer"

    Doesn’t leave much, hope they have a hot line to Leo. Spose at least the engine goes. I was thinking they bought all that paint a wee bit early.
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I didn’t think NZ boats had reefing fitted :D
  30. Re: Lovely Alden Malabar schooner restoration ďAdventurer"

    Thanks Greg, looks good. Very brave sight unseen. I hope she has good bones
  31. Re: Should I ease lapstrake edges for painted finish?

    I vote Ease em. Paint will stick better and won’t get knocked off as easy.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Gee you may need some packers under those mezzanine joists soon. :d

    so are you saying every cabin beam is a different curve? That’s gotta be a pain. TBH I can’t remember what mine was but I do...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I didn’t think it got cold enough for beanies in QLD

    oh and we’ll done on the steaming, I’m calling that a milestone even though they’re not welded in yet
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Greg, just my 2c for what it’s worth. Those corner posts I assume will be screwed to sides of cabin from outside (posts inside) ?
    From the pictures the faying side of post doesn’t look very big to...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Congrats Greg, in making it over the top. Now all all you’ve gotta do is cut holes in em , :D

    I like your tip about the second line for bandsawing, I too get too brave and f*^# it up.
  36. Re: Modís on electric plane for backing out

    can’t see it myself. Dunno where I’d start looking for a round bottom plane and I’m too lazy to make one. It’s electricity for me

    im locking thread before it degenerates any more. Thanks for all...
  37. Re: Modís on electric plane for backing out

    I should’ve prob said, im talking maybe 1/16 or 3/32 on softwood and both those tools are way too serious. I’ve got an Arbortech and I wouldn’t dare. Not enough control for visible insides of a boat....
  38. Re: Modís on electric plane for backing out

    What plane is that for Nick. I have the baby Festool EHL 65 one handed.

    Dont worry I think it’s the big one. Isn’t one one for mine - bugger
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    Good idea, the sander. That may work even in my hands. And you can see it as it happens, few squiggly pencil lines. Of course only Bruce would come up with that! :d
  40. Modís on electric plane for backing out

    Is it possible to regrind HSS blades on an electric plane to back out carvel planking? I thought I saw it on A2A but canít find now
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Do you have any profile photos of boat to photoshop?
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    What will the other planks be used for Greg?
  43. Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Nick
    Different strokes ………
    that how I’m doing mine but seeing your reply for a different build style of boat I bow to your superior method for that boat ….. ��
  44. Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Chris , I have similar on a build I’m doing and will bed them on a peanut butter thin layer of epoxy so they won’t work putting stress on screws. Screw holes will drilled over size and screws...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    ash tray
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I bet when you pulled them out the blood pressure started up. I can smell them from here (in Italy no less)
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for those coaming pics Alex. I’m about to fit mine and have similar probs with curvature so you’ve sown some seeds.
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    I feel your need to seal it but I’d only drill it 1/16” over size and seal it up with a couple of goings over with epoxy, sand it, then goo it in. As far down as you can get it.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Another big step towards your goal Greg. I hope you can focus/enjoy the steps from here to the end. Don’t I know how you’re feeling, I find the psychological aspects of moods during a major project...
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    Re: Torqeedo OB maintenance

    Jeff from my rather vague memory I recall something about not using Vaseline on rubber motor bits. Could be wrong though, best check. Perhaps in a real motor manual??
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