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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I had a brief look just now and it needs to go on bare timber. I’ll try the varnish and when I get sick of it I can always go to paint.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I decided to investigate the only bit of epoxy filler I found which was poorly done and not colour matched. The location is about 9’ up the mast and adjacent the larger checks I filled, the wood...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    There was another question which entailed recommended distance on the spar between the lowers and the top of the gaff saddle.
    Here is Tim’s opinion which sounds reasonable to me.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Can Cetol marine be applied on top of ordinary Feast and Watson Spar Varnish . This could work out well since I don’t have enough for both the mast and the Tammie.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Great to hear your mast is still rocking.

    That bit about the wood preservative may just motivate me to do a midnight raid on our slash pine forest seeing I already picked the tree.
    The reasons...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Interesting observation I have made while working on the spar , the starboard side contains traces of phellem while the Portside contains more richly coloured heartwood .Possibly it was cut from the...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Interesting you mentioning beeswax Phil because I briefly looked for some I have around here somewhere.

    The problem with this mast is that it was stored for many years and the checks have opened...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Switching tactics I checked out several Norfolk Pine trees at a local school and found small quantities of what I had been looking for. These large trees finally yielded about 100 grams, partially...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Jay’s comment regarding pitch pine saw me checking out a small section of Slash Pine just around the corner from home. These pine trees may be suitable mast material and where previously considered...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    As with everything there are differences in quality. Hopefully this spar will be as good as WB original mast

    I even managd some painting and one coat of Spar varnish, despite sharing the car port...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Yes those two checks where rather annoying and around 5/16 deep at the maximum .Today really taxed my decision making regarding the use of epoxy.

    The reasons being: The mast has been in dry...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Apologies I was planning to edit some of that also , but my lack of computer skills let me down.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Thank you Jay for suggesting pitch pine which turned out to be a pleasurable and sensory experience while filling several of the larger checks with pitch pine. Sure beats working with epoxy....
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    This mornings project is removing the old bolsters which apear to have been recessed into the spar with epoxy. I am hoping to flush the blue gum with the mast as a feature and anti chaff device for...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I did discuss scarfing a small 21” section on the bottom to replicate my original mast height but Tim Phillips advised against it. I presumed he deemed it unnecessary, as always conversations with...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    These where two questions I asked Matt regarding what varnish he used and wether he preferred a rigid or a sliding gooseneck on the boom below is the PM from Matt.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Thanks Matt but I think you just lost me how are you calculating that.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I hear what you are saying Matt Perhaps I am moving too fast and may just need to slow things down .

    I will post the relevant information.

    Thank you Alex moving the bolsters up to the stay...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I also need to point out this is a Couta boat rig with a Double Block run from the bronze Mast Crown for the gaff.
    As well as uppers forestay and runners.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Questions still pending:

    The boom is already equiped with a stainless saddle.

    What are the advantages and disadvantages to using jaws for the boom versus a rigid gooseneck?

    Since I need to...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    https://i.postimg.cc/Ssz2b67r/263-B20-DF-0-E95-40-B4-9-FFB-AA685-D9-B305-B.jpg
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Spent several hours had planning the mast interesting to note the heavy build up of varnish and flat areas created after years of sanding and varnishing.
    Thanks Matt for suggesting a jack plane it...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Hey Steve original sail plan for WB on page one #14. Contact me if you are looking for a mast I have two leads for similar sized but lighter spars.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Hey Steve original sail plan for WB on page one #14. Contact me if you are looking for a mast I have two leads for similar sized but lighter spars.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I feel anything broken with possible sharp’s flogging around at the masthead is something to be avoided at all costs.
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    The mast is cleaning up nicely using a small 4” finishing plane set just...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=Phil Y;5698494]Thanks be to God my masts are painted all the way. We have daylight saving here. Horrendous.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/QUOTE

    Expanding further on that bit of...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Just another perspective angle.upside down.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Sx2xYc6L/CBB14-EC6-BC3-B-402-F-90-A7-B2-B7-B12-A304-D.jpg
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Damm that mast must have been build for WB so far the stay sail fits to a tee which is a great start. It also apears I have my required luff measurment of 16’ or 4.877m.

    Tim Phillips indicated I...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    The idea was to use the mast as a top sail yard , however that remains to be seen since I will be running a whole lot of gear including ,uppers ,runners a forestay and a double block of the bronze...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    White lead paint was the best for protecting the end grains of a mast and also made the vessel more visible, for example rounding a breakwater while coming into a harbour at night,or gauging...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The mast is weathered with only minimal amount of varnish left which I will scrape of. In its very dry stored enviroment it was then exposed to several days of heavy rains which did not help it’s...
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    Re: "Inconceivable!", a Welsford Navigator

    She will be a great boat and a joy to sail once finished .
    Having build and sailed a Ness boat I would pick the Navigator any day as she is more weatherly and forgiving.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Matt for all the tips so the jack plane sounds like the ticket. Mine has the same square bottom section complete with holes already drilled for the proposed tabernacle so it will same...
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    Re: "Inconceivable!", a Welsford Navigator

    Right My statement on epoxy and UV exposure was probably too broad and not specified to an epoxy joint.

    My personal expirience in restoring a very neglected Tammie Norrie presently is that the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I never buy anything sight unseen , however I made an exception in this case. It all started with a random call to Tim Phillips from The Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento and after discussing my...
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    Re: "Inconceivable!", a Welsford Navigator

    Good luck with her you obviously appear to have the skills and right attitude to get her finished.
    Just need to point out epoxy sitting exposed to UV should not fail ,either it’s been incorrectly...
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    Re: question about boat building

    I would advise you to seriously consider not building unless you absolutely are hung up on building your own craft.
    Instead I would advise you look around for something used that may need a little...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Picking up my soon to be new again Gaff Rig for WB. Details on my espacades are on “A new Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie” Sorry Rick not to have called but I just did a quick 1700 km 24 hour stint ...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    https://i.postimg.cc/g2dKYSKX/A49807-D7-A798-482-C-BD6-B-58-F5-D3-A7-A19-C.jpg
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    While this picture taken at Woolwich Dock does not show the true scale of Wild Oats keel length , but you would better understand it if you had to climb the three storie stairway.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    This morning I am taking stock and attempting to make sense of what needs to be done in order to create a fully functional Gaff rig for Wee Barkie.
    Below in the middle is Couta Boat Wanda G’s gaff...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    No it’s fine just saturated after driving through a large East Coast low which we are still experiencing.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    No but I sure felt like it since the trailer didn’t have a smart steering system . Fortunately I only encountered one pair of smokey’s stuffing their faces at Macas, and the Pacific Highway is...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    This quick midnight run up from Sydney had Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit written all over it.
    Did a quick 24 hour turn around while eating on the run picking up the spars at Woolwich Dock....
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Ok ok that sounds positive.
    Do you think I will have enough mast height considering the blocks for the longer gaff will have to be located in a similar location as Muriel in #47. ?
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    Re: "Inconceivable!", a Welsford Navigator

    Great find Ben .
    I had a chance to borrow a Navigator in the Bribie Island Regatta and I was very impressed with this boat.
    We managed a first in the cruise race and even beat a Pathfinder after...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    The gaff main sail shown minus some gaff length is what I will be aiming for.

    Sorry guys but It looks like the top sail won’t be happening with the Couta mast sporting around 20 degree of gaff...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    https://i.postimg.cc/DZf9H7cY/71_FD57_A7-3_D74-4_EC3-_A1_F9-070_D8_B835805.jpg
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    https://i.postimg.cc/8CKNPtTt/B7737746-_BE1_D-4_F56-_B6_FE-_ACA7_E260_E394.jpg
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Tim Philips has been building and restoring Couta Boats since around 1981 at which time he started The Wooden Boat Shop .He is one of the driving forces behind the Couta revival and has build or...
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