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  1. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    It looks like great design Peter! No, definitely no way to install that in Masina.

    Rick
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    Heard the outcome yet Tom?

    Rick
  3. Thread: 505s Worlds

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    Re: 505s Worlds

    Excellent! Thanks!

    Rick
  4. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    I think those pictures are of Taleisin aren't they Jay?

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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    This discussion about friction rings has been a bit of a revelation to me! I've looked into it a bit now and I think I can use rings instead of blocks in quite a few places - saving weight,...
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    I think the Pardey's table is a great design and if I had a Hess or similar, relatively heavy boat, and was planning to cross the tropics in it, I'd certainly build one too. Masina's not that sort of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The new two-speed mainsheet and traveller for Masina is all Harken stuff. The old gear is pretty stuffed and the two-speed systems are so easy to use.

    I reckon you should invest in new sails for...
  8. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    The bunks will be chocolate brown one day so the leather will need to be chocolate brown.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, a spinnaker. No name yet. I've got plenty of wetsuits etc. It's not the cold - it's the short days and too many things to do. The Mirror will still be there when all the windows are installed in...
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    I don't actually like the colour of the bunks ..... We'll change them one day.

    Rick
  11. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    That's brilliant John! I really love it! Thanks!! I'll step it all out this weekend and see how it'll all fit and land. I love it!

    Rick
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    The Mirror is pretty good to go now. All I have to do is rig it. When the snow melts.

    Rick
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    Re: Off to New Zealand

    Ah, all is explained and clear as the space in mon tete! I knew about the old Patikis but not these newcomers!
    Merci Chas, Don, le Capitain et JB!

    Rick
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    Re: Off to New Zealand

    What is this, the dictionary game? Toque?

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    It's deceptive - it's so cold that the clouds fall from the sky and so windy that ice can't form on the water.

    Patiki?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Where did that picture come from Duncan?

    Rick
  17. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    That's beautiful Don and, of course, you've done such a great job! But, no, it wouldn't suit Masina without a lot of realignment.

    Rick
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    Right!

    Rick
  19. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    Not thread drift at all - this is great! Anyway, I think I'm probably one of the forum's worst offenders when it comes to thread drift!

    I like those hinges!!

    Rick
  20. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    So, just a narrow, four-legged table, wired to the sole with a turnbuckle. Just need to figure out a way to fasten leaves and fiddles. I could even have alternative positions for the back legs so the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice touch!

    Rick
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    Re: Working silicon bronze

    Those guiding lugs on the Weldon countersinks look like a great idea to me. I'd like to have them for working with stainless steel.

    Rick
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    Thanks! It tests out at just over 6:1 so that must have something to do with rope diameter, or whatever. Anyway, it seems to work well and collapses easily. If the line will pass through the cringle...
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    Ooookay .....

    Here's the latest attempt at an efficient outhaul. I've bench tested it and it seems to be okay. I've measured the purchase as 6:1 but I'm happy to be corrected if that's not right
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  25. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    Re: Ideas for a table

    Measurements

    Width of sole at the forward end of the saloon is 680
    Width of sole at the mast is 700
    Distance from mast to forward end of saloon is 800
    Distance from mast to aft end of saloon is...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    If a river flows and you're not in it, how do you know if it is or isn't wet? Hmm .......

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    Isn't the river usually fairly wet?

    Rick
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    Re: Not Last Boat . . . Yet

    Just heard of this new build! Fantastic Ian - should be brilliant!! Good luck!

    Rick
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    Nice dinghy but too big for us!

    Good luck Phil! Don't watch the funny movies ....

    Rick
  30. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    Looks good to me Greg!

    Rick
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    Neat! Thanks JB! I went out to the boat this morning - braved the blizzard, to measure a few things.

    I think I'd better stay away from anything stored under the roof or hanging from the roof -...
  32. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    I have no problem with the mast, really. The alternative would be a compression post, big ring frame or both so, no loss really! I don't want another post though! Masina has good hand holds right...
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    Good idea Greg but no remodelling of that area at this stage. I am going to remodel the bulkhead storage setup below and behind the companionway to improve access and access to the engine but I don't...
  34. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    Peter, looks great! But no, no room for a table in Masina's bilges.

    Just thinking aloud here ...... a table that could be left up most of the time. It pivots on a collar on the mast, so that it...
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    Oh, we eat outdoors most of the time down here near Antarctica too, you know! Yes, I like the idea of an off-centre table, despite the risk of injury from flailing elbows, and also have no problem...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Good thing John can't see Mk I and Mk II in the heap out the back of the shed ...... :D

    Rick

    But I have to admit I agree :)
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    Re: Working silicon bronze

    Those Weldon countersinks look terrific! I wonder if they're available here?

    Rick
  38. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    Yes, that's what I meant by not simple - I'd have to make a collar for the table to pivot on - not difficult. I'm not keen on actually fixing anything to the mast. I'd rather clamp the collar or...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Sweet! Umm ....

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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Phew!

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    Please tell me you meant lug ....

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    Re: Strong winds at West Mersea Week

    Terrific Brian! Thanks!

    Rick
  43. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    Thanks Chip! I have to admit I'm having trouble visualizing some of what you're suggesting. But the gist of it is clear! I like the idea of storing the table on the roof between the mast and v-berth....
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Well, it looks like no one else is going to ask .......what the hell is it?

    Rick
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    Re: Working silicon bronze

    It is really soft - anyone using a power driver to drive SB screws finds that out all too soon! As above, use a countersink for metal but be careful, it's very easy to go too deep. I set the depth on...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looking brilliant Mr Moff!!

    Rick
  47. Re: Design Ideas or Is There An Architect In The House?

    Are you going to have a slab Sean?

    Rick
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    A holiday house in Weelabarraback is cheaper than THOSE blocks!

    Rick
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    Thanks again all - really helpful! This is about the only picture I have of the boom on the boat. It doesn't seem very clear at first but, persevere, and you can make out the mainsheet fitting and...
  50. Thread: Ideas for a table

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    My thought exactly! Why didn't the silly bugger know that masts belong on the deck not in the deck! :D

    Thanks guys - some good ideas there, although I remain to be convinced of the value of...
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