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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=HS;5961693]Not being advertised at this stage, word of mouth seems to be generating a bit of interest. It's in a antique/second-hand/junk dealers yard in Williamstown...I drop in there...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice where is she being advertised?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hey Rick I am surprised you are not using collapsible fuel tanks.

    Did David sell his big boat?
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    Best Small DIY wood heater I saw on a 25’ Tassie boat was simply made by cutting and welding some 5 inch heavy walled square tube into an L shape ,complete with home made hinged door and flue.
    I...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Small wonder I am confused they live on Lamb , but have a house in the community next to you .
    Next thing you will be telling me is that theyíre vegans.:d
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Right that’s them .Fast little boat throughout the course I only managed to beat them to the first mark once.and we soon gave up that advantage with a spinnaker launch that wasn’t quite as schmick as...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    They where part of Paulís arrival crew on the Roziante I donít know any of the names.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Jubilee frontal view. With WB in the background.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Y2Dzsqwt/C136-AD4-B-9-E8-E-4463-97-FC-E505309-D0414.jpgcitibank bank branch near me
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No
    Jubilee one design class by Charles Peel in 1935 last timber one built in 1967 with moulds taken of and from then on built in fibreglass . Many of them call Ballerat YC home. Interestingly we...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I may have to be patient as she is not for sale.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This traditionally built CB Jubilee 18 is still on my wish list particularly now that I found her whereabouts .

    https://i.postimg.cc/6Q5Y4w1y/50-F99480-1-DA5-4549-831-D-63-F57-ED610-A4.jpgimage...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ja need to improve yer fire walking skills.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Interesting if that channel is navigable it might be easy to dredge a channel up to the property given there are not to many environmental or neighbouring concerns.
    Who knows it may be a suitable...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Too bad you can’t put a Marina in front of your place Rick.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Randal is right , that boat was moved by Waterways after it dragged its mooring second time in the last two weeks and was within striking distance of my bow sprite.
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    I hear what you’re saying Phil, however it sounds worse than what it is.

    The rhumb line from Cabbage creek to Mud Island passes approximately 700m from the mouth of the Brisbane harbour, which...
  17. Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Thanks Rick
    One litre of vivid white and some thinners both of which will be used in next years haul out.

    Following the last race Sunday afternoon I departed leaving Simon behind for the...
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    Simon in the foreground with the crew being utilised to heel the boat in order to gain an advantage.
    https://i.postimg.cc/tRL21mp5/BD425-D53-B4-D0-4-B7-A-B6-B7-8-C80-AF1-E75-F1.jpg
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    WB did well placing third in the series despite the light conditions and short spinnaker courses, and rusty crew launches.

    In fact I had packed the spinnaker away after the first day of racing but...
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    Conditions for the four race series where light ,with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures.
    Pictured below is a Hereshoff Roziante that we only managed to beat to a weather mark once during the...
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    The old style of lifeboats used to sail reasonably well.
    We met a Kiwi couple in the Cook Is who where just returning from an extended cruise having sailed as far as Alaska in a 26 foot converted...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    First race was so light I came close to loosing steerage, the rest was light 5 to 10 knots .
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Watch out for those big Manta Rays .
    .Heard this story in Panama while indulging in some P Red about this guy that lost his boat in the Las Perlas Is ,informed by other yachties they saw the yacht...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I missed Pixie but thanks for not coming Matt. I will buy you a beer next year and it will be gaff facing of gaff and may the best gaff win. :D

    My new mainsail is ready and waiting .
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    Ha Ha When the epoxy starts smoking it’s high time to convoke the bloke’s or it may be too late to Decoke.!
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    A closer shot of this go fast Classic and things that go bang at night.

    https://i.postimg.cc/KjgYGmbB/1-E3-E71-B2-9539-4032-AB7-E-95956-E667-AD9.jpg
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    Looking back onto the channel leading into Shorncliff with Moreton Bay in the background.
    https://i.postimg.cc/rFSGVkQS/CE808-D93-0-AE2-4475-8-CB2-6-DA34-EB6-B5-FE.jpg
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    Thanks .Enjoyed a leisurely sail under full main and staysail even managing to catch up to 46 -48 foot ketch under full sail that shared the previous nights anchorage.
    This outsailing larger...
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    After several glasses of some wonderfull Shiraz while enjoying the sunset I spent a peaceful night in this enchanted anchorage silhouetted by the partial moon and the beckoning lights of Brisbane...
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    Luckily I had a bag to shove this big Mud crab into since I had one previous bad experience with another big muddy, which unlike the Dungeness crabs in the PNW are able to reach behind their tail...
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    Considering Moreton Bay is just a 9 hour sail from the Tweed and this time of the year the area is still mostly free of the high speed Riviera traffic one encounters in the summer, it’s a great time...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The four course races where held on the weekend .
    WB and crew did well placing third after which I enjoyed one of the best Southport to Tweed Heads passages in light NE.

    Just finished my haul...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Cabbage Creek has a very narrow channel take your eyes of the leads for 30 seconds and your on a sandbank, Interesting to see the guy fishing next to the channel .
    Later that night the yacht shown...
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    Yesterday another great day on the water and exploring Macleay Is ,hard to believe that a reasonable waterfront block can still be bought for around $100 thousand. The Island reached by car ferry...
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    Well wouldn’t that just be something.
    But I’d say the odds are against taking another win conditions look even lighter than last year and WB does not have a clean bottom.

    Bruce that tale made...
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    Thats not good , especially since you must have been looking forward to that trip.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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    Departed Tweed Heads shortly before nine heading North and had a fantastic sailing day .Just as well I did not take notice of the forecasts which had us with a 90 percent of rain and 2m swells.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    After way too much back and forth combined with some design changes the new Gaff main is finally being cut and assembled next week.
    Happy with the price from Evolution Sails that ended up coming in...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ok . The boom brake would have been very useful , especially as I’m heading for Brisbane tomorrow with crap conditions .
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I would be interested in the boom brake or sail hanks if either still available. Cheers Tom
  41. Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    [IMG]https://i.postimg.cc/QxFHP8Bc/05-FCB078-68-E2-4-D6-A-820-D-283-E88957107.jpgwhat

    Wee Barkie all prepared for the QCYC Vintage Regatta including spending up to one hour cleaning the bottom. ...
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    Live and learn although the next two planks will have much easier curves.

    Phil that’s good to hear seeing I thought it was my bastardised shorter redesigned nutshell version that was causing...
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    Gaining a much better understanding of the term tortured plywood, however the idea of building a stitch and glue dinghy quickly has fallen by the wayside.

    Fitting those planks without fully sized...
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    Re: Donald Branscom

    Happy 70th still riding a rigid frame your back must be in better shape than mine.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    [QUOTE=John B;5908813]
    The throat halyard likes to have more distance between the gaff and the crane to facilitate the articulation of the gaff from right out one side to the other. If that...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    [QUOTE=wizbang 13;5939361]Check

    Chances are the 8 inches you have there will be fine.

    I would be surprised if it wasn’t.

    Anyhow I will pick up some additional length by going 2 to 1 with a...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Do you use lanolin or a similar lubricant on yer gaff saddle.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Spot on Bruce definition of a “Burton “ is a light tackle having double or single blocks used to hoist or tighten rigging, I had to look that one up myself.

    Really appreciate those picture advice...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Thanks Bruce I understand the even purchase also good to know you have yours rigged 2/1 if I go that way could always just install a couple of small winches on the mast which I have .
    Do you use the...
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Booms on the brain , of three gaffs I have the large measuring 5.4 m will become the boom , boom no 2 at 4.5 m is a spare gaff come spinnaker pole or a Mizzen if I can fit that somehow :d ,and the...
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