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    Re: How to get a straight edge on a piece of timber

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    I aspire to 80% of good! But, although it's taken a while, I can get plane blades and chisels quite sharp these days. My tips would be: use a good alum oxide, widish wheel on the grinder and use...
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    Re: How to get a straight edge on a piece of timber

    Standard jointing technique. The term 'flipping' is right but maybe misleading. You plane the two edges as one then swing one board's edge onto the other, like a hinge. If you plane one side a little...
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    I'm thinking of a sort of greatcoat with deep, voluminous pockets and wet weather gear, also with deep pockets, over that.

    Puff your cheeks out during boarding, so that the incongruous proportions...
  4. Re: The "Get Carl to the 2015 Hobart WB Festival" Thread

    Yes! I think there's a market for wearable luggage!

    Rick
  5. Thread: Ship to shore

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    Re: Ship to shore

    At the age of 62 it's probably quite difficult to breed out anything.

    Rick
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    I'd rather have one that wasn't too cross.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ah! That's how you did it!

    Rick
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Oui!

    Le Riq
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    Re: How to get a straight edge on a piece of timber

    A short jointer is fine if you can get the edge fairly straight before you run it over the jointer. To get it nearly straight, use a length of straight aluminium channel or box section, a jointer...
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    Very sweet!!

    Rick
  11. Re: The "Get Carl to the 2015 Hobart WB Festival" Thread

    Well, like Jeff anyway! :D

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Thanks BF!

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Thanks Mike!

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Indeed! I'm really enjoying it, although I think I'd enjoy it more if David didn't keep interfering :D

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No prettier than before but I guess such judgements are always subjective.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Enchantress was off Jervis Bay two hours ago. I don't know where they spent the night as there was no AIS signal. They were doing 8.6 knots 2 hours ago and they have a S wind of about 25 knots now so...
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    That's right - I just hang around looking and bumping into things!

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    Thank you, thank you!

    Moving on ...... David put the transoms on while I went swanning around Tasmania so we lifted it off the mould to check the lines
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The ship's companionway is very much like Masina's except Masina's doesn't have any rails, steps or glass. It doesn't have a shiny floor either but it's similar otherwise. I thought it might give me...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    These are from the SFH:

    This is Tasman Peninsula with Tasman Island in the background

    http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr69/rfnk/Masina/Cruise2_zpsf6c051e6.jpg

    Coming into Melbourne
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's worth going to sea to see the sea:

    http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr69/rfnk/Masina/Cruise1_zps83a83690.jpg

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hey Chris, she's lovely! A real classic shape! Congratulations!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Didn't see any quoits. Probably as the passengers need one hand for the rail and the other for the walking stick. No hand left for the quoit.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You bought the Halvorsen Chris? Where is it? Photos please!!
    Rick
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    The in-laws made me do it! It's about the last thing I thought I'd ever do but, I really enjoyed it! I took a whole lot of charts, a GPS, binoculars and a compass, and tracked our whole trip - really...
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    That Enchantress seems to be having a slow trip! Every time I see the wind is blowing from the south, they're in port (Eden and Bermagui so far) and every time it's NE, they're at sea! They were just...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Mon visage aussi!! Bon bon bon!!

    Le Riq sans le garage bleu
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    On holiday at home, I think.
    Rick
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    Bump +.

    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Looks a lot better than the tiller that I have to make when I get home!
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    They should be further north by the time the southerly hits and would welcome it as a fresh south wind, I should think.
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Right! I looked it up just now. There are many beautiful parts of Sydney.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    They had just a Kevlar main on, no jib. I see they have a carbon main for the race. Must be crowded in their cabin - it's not a very big boat! But has a great race record!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Do curates actually have eggs?

    Rick
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    Enchantress is wooden, by the way!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We passed a yacht in the distance this morning so I texted David to see if he could find it on the AIS. He texted back the name and it's Enchantress. I just looked up Enchantress on the internet and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I like Adelaide but I prefer Hobart. I don't think I'd want to actually live in any city - fun to visit though! Darling Harbour is horrible, the Maritime Museum is a parody of a museum, I don't care...
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    Re: @ Luke-Schooner in Vietnam

    I don't think you should. The owner's business is his own. Sorry to hear that the team doesn't have ongoing boatbuilding work. Thanks for letting us know!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That would be it, I think! Well done Bruce! Nice boat - I hadn't seen one sailing before.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    There's a 2-handed dinghy out here now with the insignia FD. Sail number AUS 001. I wonder what it is? Going well - breeze is about 15-20 here.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yep, my favourite city.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oookay, Sydney has more natural beauty with its harbour and great beaches but Melbourne allows much better access to its foreshore and river. Melbourne's centre leaves Sydney's canyons for dead,...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The one I saw had a white hull but looked like it otherwise!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Been to St K, stole a ride on a tram, hired a bike and rode around Docklands, explored the WBC - very nice - met Tumlaren restorer, now back in city eating sushi and hearing about the fashion...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yep. Lots of Couta boats and quite a few other nice ones. Windward II is lovely.

    Rick
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    Out on the pier at St K now. Great the way the foreshore has public access all the way from the port. Might head for Docklands now! Tram?

    Rick
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    No interest in warships.

    Walking to St Kilda as we speak.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Right now there's a nice looking double-ender sailing past. Sail no. 309 with a red flash on the sail. I'm wondering if it's a Tumlaren. Very nice - lots of dinghies out towards Mornington too.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I always knew there was nothing to do in Melbourne.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That would be spinaches and grateful I yam!

    Soooo, here we are sliding gracefully across Port Phillip Bay, psyching up frantically for the cultural capital of the Southern Hemisphere, but with a...
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