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    Re: Common Sense 1 has a new home

    Ringtails were commonly used on the Australian 18' skiffs in the early 1900s. Your photo of Common Sense is the only instance I think I've seen of a ringtail on any other boat. I'll be looking out...
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    Re: Bequeathing a boat

    Sailability would be a possibility.

    Rick
  3. Thread: Fireball Build

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    Re: Fireball Build

    Looking great - rearing to go!

    Rick
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    Re: ALVEY fishing reels

    Funny to see Alvey reels described as a 'niche product'! They've been ubiquitous in Australia for very many decades. There are many other sidecast reels but Alveys have certainly dominated the...
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    By the way, I think Joe's approach is really smart. The problem with laminating entire frames in place is that, with the curve of the hull, the laminates go skew whiff. With Joe's approach, all you...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    They should have explained 'bend it on' more carefully.
    Rick
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    Doesn't seem so pragmatic to me! If you do the broken frames in the same way they were done before, then they'll break again. Especially now that the planking and fastenings are older.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Since there are several thousand plastic boats for sale at bargain basement prices, in sailing condition, every day, but Matt bought an old wooden one, it's probably fair to assume that Matt wanted...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Exactly! A bit of rot in the stem is not a big issue. Just make sure you cut it all out.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This happened to me. You poor bastard .....

    Rick
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    It was certainly very common. I think simply because the frames were too thick to be steamed and then bent into place. Don't assume that all your frames waited decades to break - it was also common...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sort of linen is the perfect colour for a deck. Not so white that it's glary but light, in the brown spectrum, so it'll stay as cool as a white deck, and looks great.

    What is ecru?

    Rick
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    Yep, steamed frames split at the tight turns. Some will advocate replacing them with .... steamed frames! Hit them with something hard and move on! With modern glues, laminating is the only way to...
  14. Re: The "Get Carl, Matt, Scot, Tom, Maynard, McMullen, et al to the 2017 Hobart WB Fe

    It was great to meet Tom and Kim there, and such a great surprise to find Neil there too! Let's hope we can get more forumites' boats there this time! I'll be really cross if we can't get Masina to...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well .... red is a very hot colour, Gary. So it doesn't really last well on a boat. Why not go for a lighter colour that'll require much less frequent recoating?

    Have a great sail! The weather...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We must be the most agreeable bunch on the WBF I reckon!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I know!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You would have to be insane to finish a moored hull bright anywhere in Australia, let alone Queensland. Creamy white does look good.

    Rick
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    Yep. Oregon is great but the quality varies a lot. If it's that nice, dense Oregon then I'd use it for sure as it's a lot easier to work with than jarrah. But if it's that light, splitty oregon then...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    We have a similar dinghy. It was given to me about 10 years ago and has been left on the beach since I repainted it and did a few repairs back then. I'm about to take the keel right off it and put a...
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    Re: An update on The Mighty Pippin

    I'm hoping Duncan will publish a Mirror rigging manual!

    Rick
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    Re: Gunwale Hook Type Ladder

    That's a great looking ladder and exactly what I need! Thanks for posting! And congratulations on your terrific work!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good luck to all our travellers! And good luck with the Cairns thing Greg!

    I think I'm finally over travel - unless it's under sail! Or maybe not ... over it for a while, anyway.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, there are plenty of great sailing dinghy kits!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great idea Jeff! Those Derwents are nice, aren't they?

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

    Well, the Australian Wooden Boat Festival is held in Hobart in February of each odd year. I think you should plan to attend 2017 (probably not) or 2019. I reckon we could twist JB's arm to be there....
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    Re: An update on The Mighty Pippin

    Wow! Looking very ready now! I think I'm going to need a labelled version of those photos! Looks terrific!!

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Auckland is on about the same latitude as Sydney.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    12:1! With our system, most of the time you're using it in 'fast' mode, so you're handling a doubled sheet, and it's about 3 or 4:1 - I haven't actually worked out the ratios. Traveller to boom end,...
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    Hooray!

    Great scene! Like the dedication! Why Tomfi, Don? It's nice but what's the meaning? Something special, I expect!

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Are there flexi things and flexi things, or just flexi things? I mean, I see 120kw flexi panels advertised on EBay and they seem pretty cheap. Are these what you have or did you go all posh and buy...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Did you use ordinary old panels or are they special ones?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think I'd put the effort into some sort of bandsaw jig, or tablesaw jig, if I had a lot to do. FG is springy like rosewood.
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Great progress Mal! The painted surfaces look terrific!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Even with ply under it, the thin strips will still warp and catch the blade. Gluing it on works but it's more trouble than it's worth. The saw really is the best option. Or a bandsaw, of course.
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Sweet!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It can be done on a thicknesser but not with PNG rosewood. The strips flex up, the blade picks up the strip, and rips it to bits. Fine on the tablesaw though. Set up a feather board to keep it hard...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I always think a well-travelled ladder is a better ladder so, from my point of view, it's all to the good! Anyway, you never know when a ladder might come in handy on a trip like that and it'll...
  39. Re: any thoughts on the UK origins of this Australian built hull from the 1860's ple

    Well, by the 1860s, new settlers had been building boats in Australia for 70 years. I think there's no reason to assume she was built by either a British or American builder. I suspect the eclectic,...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Have a great trip!

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    I think that's a good idea from Greg too. There is another way to do it, too. You could fasten a handgrip shaped strip along the inner side of each beam. That would strengthen the beams rather than...
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    Nose in and noooo peeking!

    Rick
  43. Thread: Romana de Scamp

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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Of course, I always forget!

    Rick
  44. Re: A strip plank structure detail... large construction.

    Nice thread Peter!

    Rick
  45. Thread: Romana de Scamp

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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Good grief! Will there be any room left for you? Perhaps you'll need another layer ......

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    Disgraceful! I'm ashamed of you both!

    Rick
  47. Thread: Romana de Scamp

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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    What are those strips of timber in the front of the cockpit seats for, Bruce? A camp bed? Table?

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    I think white interior with bright benchtops and a bit of other bright trim here and there is a great look.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Is that tiller teak Matt?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm using it for house interior. Actually, it surprises me how durable it is. I've used it for years for chopping boards and they last very well. I also have a bit of a stump that's been left outside...
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