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  1. Thread: Boring stern tube

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    Re: Boring stern tube

    But you will install a shaft tube, won't you?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sunday looks the better day for bar crossing but Saturday has the better breeze. Although it looks like Sunday will have a W breeze so that ought to make it a smooth trip, if you go on Sunday.

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    No, not suggesting you shouldn't. Was just wondering why you might. I can't really see any reason not to do it. You could set up a stirrup type step that could swing down from the roof, so that you...
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    A hatch in the roof? What for?

    Rick
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    Re: houses and husbands...

    Do most people in your area with big blocks like yours just leave the house block unfenced? I'm just wondering - I've never lived anywhere with crocs.

    And, yeah! Looks like a well-built fence to...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks like the forecast is holding Gary. 15 knots on Saturday but easing. 2m swell, easing. Planning to go?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, I know you've all been staying awake all night awaiting the outcome of my little glue test ..... I was going to test them tomorrow but I put a little bit of hand pressure on both tonight and...
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Right. I'd suggest unsheathed dyneema rather than Spectra as it's so much easier to splice.

    Rick
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    Re: Nice boat; questionable judgement

    Not much point since it looks like they're getting ready to keel haul him!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It'd be a pretty boat without that ugly doghouse thing. The bilges look pretty bad so I think it's been neglected. Worth a look Jeff?

    Ric
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yesterday I glued the problematic window frame back up with epoxy. But while at it, I glued a couple of scrap pieces with Titebond and a couple with epoxy. I don't have any gear to do a proper stress...
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    Re: Building a 10 ft Dinghy (#127; Gartside)

    Looks like a great project! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

    Rick
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Boat's looking fantastic! Unsheathed dyneema isn't going to like being turned through the small radius of that chainplate. You could consider running a turnbuckle from the chainplate to the dyneema...
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    Re: houses and husbands...

    I have a question too. What do you do about the crocs? Do you simply fence the property or the house block with weld mesh, cyclone or what? We get plenty of snakes here but I'm not sure I'd want a...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Looks great to me but I suggest you also sand the other 40%. Sheave should be fine!

    By the way, there's a place in Newcastle that sells all the plastics etc. so if you're stuck with sourcing...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This hull has a lot of shell in it
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/40ft-KETCH-YACHT-/111708006919?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item1a0250ea07 and, presumably, sand on the deck

    Rick
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    Re: houses and husbands...

    Well, well, well! New boat, new shed, new house and new bloke and that's a biiiig smile! Wonderful! Congratulations!

    Rick
  18. Thread: Boring stern tube

    by RFNK
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    Re: Boring stern tube

    Yes, probably a good idea to run an auger bit through the pipe every now and then! But it looks like the problem's solved! :)

    Rick
  19. Thread: Boring stern tube

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    Re: Boring stern tube

    There's probably a bit of confusion here, caused by me? about Forstner bits. The ones we use are really Forstner-style saw tooth bits. But neither of them have any provision for clearing chips, how...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'd have been very happy to buy some ready-made but they're not available to fit this particular application. Anyway, it's been a good exercise for me.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It could be the problem. The bit of wood in question is darker and redder than most of the other bits. It could be oilier. I might put the heat gun on it and see if I can detect any oil. The only...
  22. Thread: Boring stern tube

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    Re: Boring stern tube

    I know plenty of people have bored these holes by cutting saw teeth into the end of water pipe. The body of the water pipe has the advantage of not bending. I should think a Forstner or sawtooth bit...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yep. I've been making a big bifold window. There are 6 panels - all glued with TB 3. As far as I can tell, they're all okay but I'm a bit worried about them now!

    Sanding could leave too much glue...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I just had a fairly spectacular failure with Titebond 3. I've been praising this stuff for months but now I'm worried about it. It's possibly my fault but I can't see anything obviously wrong in what...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Unless the forecast changes, I think Gary should be up for the opposite! Looks like it'll be a bit blowy on Saturday morning and then sort of fizzle out on Saturday evening.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Weatherzone would just use GRIB files. BOM uses GRIB files as part of a more complex data set. BOM is usually better data - of course no weather forecaster gets it right all the time but BOM is far...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    That's a great shot! She looks beautiful!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Did someone mention boats?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    He talks about punching holes in the deck then he talks about plugging skin fittings. It'd be good to get the whole story. The boat could have been very neglected but he's unlikely to state that...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That's what I thought. So, please correct my understanding if I've misplaced them, but the tow would have been pretty long, wouldn't it?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I heard the swell was massive down south. It's really difficult towing a yacht just in chop. Towing one in a big seas would be very difficult. They'd have needed someone on the yacht steering as well...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Took the words right out of my mouth and added a whole lot more! Well said Phil! I'd just add that I think the community work you're doing is a whole lot more valuable than just about any IT work I...
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    Re: Reverse clamps: any really good methods?

    Two lengths of water pipe, a piece of threaded rod fitted snugly in between, nuts and washers. Like a back-to-front turnbuckle.

    Rick
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    Looks great! Surely you could haul her out, remove everything that may need to be removed, then plug her up and put her back in while all the fabrication and measuring is going on? She doesn't need a...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I don't know where you're getting that forecast from. BOM predicts light winds -less than 10 knots from S - SE for 4 July. Could be wet. Swell forecasts are usually all over the place. The best thing...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Or switch back to Vita Brits!

    Rick
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Next I'm expecting to see the rooftop canoe topped up with potting mix, nasturtiums spilling over the bow and a Chinese happy plant peering from the stern. Please remind me to send you some seeds!...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I heard that all those canister burners were banned. It's a bit funny if it's true as there are millions of them in Asia - they use them a lot in restaurants for hot pot and other 'at the table'...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Unless the forecast changes too much, should be light S, easing, maybe a little rain. Check Meteye closer to the date. Watch for residual swell on the bar.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, I got to Aldi just before they opened and there were about 10 guys waiting. When the doors opened, nearly everyone went straight to the clamps stack. They had other tools too. I got some F...
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    Re: Seascapes and maritime paintings site

    Boats at Hull are either beached or in a gale!

    Rick
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    I tried it once but found the diet of tomatoes, cabbages and er, old, eggs became tiresome. Along with the groaning.

    Rick
  43. Thread: Masonite....

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    Re: Masonite....

    Interesting for me too. I didn't know there was such a range of the stuff!

    Rick
  44. Thread: Masonite....

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    Re: Masonite....

    I was thinking some sort of mock up. Dry only!

    Rick
  45. Thread: Masonite....

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    Re: Masonite....

    Hmm, very good point! Well, it is actually fairly heavy, breaks easily, especially around its edges, and sucks paint or oil in. It's easy to glue with PVA. Can be stapled or nailed but nails can work...
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    Re: An update on The Mighty Pippin

    Oooo, as complicated as that!

    How long's it going to take to install all that stuff?

    Looks good - my poor old Mirror will be insanely jealous!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    If you're still planning to visit, I could get you some.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I hope it's not a bad batch! I'm going to buy some.

    Rick
  49. Thread: Masonite....

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    Re: Masonite....

    Yep. A lot of shed floors were masonite too. My workbench is laid with masonite. It's a very good product, especially when sealed. But I'd never plank a boat with it!

    I expect you'll have your new...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Apparently these ones actually are pretty good! Bob's a good woodworker and reckons they're great.

    Rick
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