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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I think so too. Cetol isn't a two-pack. It's an oil with pigment and UV inhibitors in it.

    Rick
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    I'm not sure Tom. I've only used it on clean timber. I'll have a look when I get home on Tuesday.

    Rick
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    There's a range of Sikkens Cetol products. I use Cetol Marine and/ or Cetol Filter 7 Plus.

    Rick
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Cetol is the only finish I use on external brighwork. It lasts well but 10 years? Not here.

    Rick
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    As long as you're prepared to revarnish, oil, whatever, very regularly, then I can't help thinking this is a better way to go. I think it's great that you're using local sap for filler.

    Rick
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Peter was probably suggesting that minor checks could just be filled with the Awlwood. Fine unless the cracks are larger or likely to open up further. In that case, I'd fill as above or grave in some...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Painting timber with Awlwood is a bit like wrapping it in a plastic bag. So, if you leave open cracks, varnished or not, it's going to hold water and rot. If just varnishing, which seals a lot less...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Painting timber with Awlwood is a bit like wrapping it in a plastic bag. So, if you leave open cracks, varnished or not, it's going to hold water and rot. If just varnishing, which seals a lot less...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    The masts in Scandinavia are presumably not painted with a two-pack poly like Awlwood. If you're planning to oil it or varnish it then I'd probably fill the cracks with putty or pitch or whatever....
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Me too but there's a new bakery in Newcastle so that's changing.

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I don't think I'd want the engine control in a locker. Understandable but sometimes you need to get to the controls quickly and manage sails and the engine at once.

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I'm using one of those industrial floor paints under Masina's engine. I think it's a good idea. Strong detergent is good to clean the bilge. Degreaser too. Hit it with a water blaster (not too strong...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I don't like West resin for anything other than sheathing. I find it's too temperature sensitive and too smelly. Good for sheathing as it's thin and wets out the cloth easily. But West fairing filler...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    That might be true of 'most' people but many people do actually have negative buoyancy.

    Rick
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Certainly NSW. I know Vic doesn't have it but I don't know about the other states. Turnbull was fined last year or earlier this year for not wearing a PFD in his dinghy.

    Rick
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    I think anyone with a boat should have PFDs for each person aboard and encourage them to wear them in cold or rough water, and at sea. I don't think wearing them should be mandatory. I'm required by...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    That's just silly.

    Rick
  18. Re: new open 60 foiler, when do bulb keels become unnecessary

    To the untrained eye (i.e., mine), they just look like monohulls trying to be multihulls.

    Rick
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    Re: A Whiily Tern in Oz

    Good grief! How did I miss this launch? She's beautiful Peter! Congratulations and well done!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sorry to hear about the therapy consequences Mr S! But, well, it's only a year and I believe it's nice where you are. How much radiation therapy will you have?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good luck Peter!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What are you trying to remove, Tom? Is it just varnish or is it lumps and bumps?

    Rick
  23. Re: The Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ captures early spaceflight's terror

    My wife loved it!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Curved surfaces are a breeze to sand because you're only making contact with a tiny strip at any time. So, I'd recommend sanding with 120 which will be all you'll need to sand down to anyway. I'd...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    If it's black and light, it's carbon. Strong but fragile. If it's in a skip, it might have been dropped, rendering it useless. Carbon masts won't tolerate impact. For that reason alone, I'd be...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I thought that must be it. Happy with it?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What are you doing there Tom?

    Rick
  28. Thread: big wave

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    Re: big wave

    It's real. That photo hasn't been doctored at all. Shipsterns is between Port Arthur and Storm Bay, on Tasman Peninsula. When big, the wave hits a second shallow reef as it's breaking, causing a...
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    It is. Terrific. Don't miss it.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No, he doesn't. The car and trailer are visitors from Vic.

    Rick
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    Re: Another 'hoax' aiming at Florida's panhandle

    We in the West win soooo much respect among Pacific Islanders and Asians living at sea level when we pretend to know more about climate change than pretty much every climate scientist and refuse to...
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    Re: Thank you Leonard Cohen.

    Good point about the backup singers - always amazing!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, the fun in finding fault is really the thrill of the hunt.

    Rick
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    Re: Thank you Leonard Cohen.

    I'm a big fan of Leonard Cohen. Who is Kanye West?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Probably won't rust out in 2 years but yes, there are many faults with this shed which are fun to point out.

    Rick
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    Re: Science Fiction movies

    Some of the most overrated, worst films ever made are listed here! IMHO, no, I won't name them .....

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Here's a picture of the temporary shed David 'threw' together for the boat he's about to build:

    24388

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm reminded of that Not-So-Easy-Anymore Beats song:

    Cos she's bovine
    She's boviiiiiiiine
    She's boviiiyiiine
    Yer know, she's bovine and now she'll always be mine
    So come out!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yep, my jokes are pretty bad so I only post the cream here. I doubt you lot would have the stomachs for the rest

    Rick
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    Re: Science Fiction movies

    True, not really sci-fi - but always worth a mention!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A pat on the head.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What do you get if you sit under a cow?
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    Re: Science Fiction movies

    Everything by Miyazaki

    Rick
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    Re: Science Fiction movies

    Bladerunner II
    Wall-E
    Bladerunner

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    By the way, what are those extra caps/holes on your dorade boxes for?

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I think everything you've done looks really good. If your butts are lying along the beams so that you can fasten each sheet to the beam then, as you guessed, there's no real need to lap the joins....
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    Re: Nikki Haley resigns

    I'll bet they're really going to miss her at the UN!

    Rick
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    Re: US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass?

    What, nothing about cricket?!

    I passed but no amount of money ......

    Rick
  49. Thread: Spelling errors

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    Re: Spelling errors

    We two!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Back to Boatworks?

    Rick
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