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    Re: Nav light positioning

    The trick is to make sure that they CAN see you.....|;)

    If you can set them up roughly in spot with a car battery or jump starter and turn the shed lights off you’ll be able to get an idea on the...
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Difficult to judge from the photos but you really need to try and project the arc of each light to make sure they show up to another vessel where they need to and aren’t obscured at any level. The...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    go with what’s easiest for you Bill. The advantage of being able to build the cockpit off the hull and drop it in is that you can tape and epoxy the outside of all of the corners making the bottom...
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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    I wonder is “overhead” an Americanism? Kinda like side-walk instead of footpath, horse-back riding instead of horse riding (or just riding), undershirt instead of singlet.....where you need a bit...
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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    Thanks for the responses all, very much appreciated.
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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    Yes, I’m a bit surprised JB, it’s a common enough term.......what else would it be called? (Given that a ceiling on a boat is essentially the cladding against the inside of the hull)
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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    Deckhead
    A deckhead is the underside of a deck in a ship. It bears the same relationship to a compartment on the deck below as does the ceiling to the room of a house.
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    Poll: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    I get the feeling that it should be gloss but am interested in others opinions on this one.....????

    The deckhead in question is on my H28 rebuild and I’m using a marine ply VJ panel.

    Colour...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Do you really need to reef out the 5200? If it’s sticking well why not leave it, fair it and glass over it? Of course reef out anything that’s not been properly bonded and clean up where they’ve made...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Looks like a nice find and a great project Bill, I look forward to following your work on her.
    cheers
    Greg
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    Yes - I used to do it on my Hartley TS16 all the time: I had a jockey wheel at the front of the trailer and put blocks under the aft end of the trailer and chocks behind the wheels, but if you don’t...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    If you are lining up a surveyor make sure that they are experienced with surveying timber boats and not just a general marine surveyor. Ask them how well they know their timbers, for example what...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    What’s the design, what’s she planked and framed from and is she in or out of the water? IE can you get a better look and feel of the hull timber below the water line as well as the frames? Where in...
  14. 24’ Ranger class gaff sloop - Smithys Boat shed

    Here’s a series of absolutely terrific build videos that I’ve just discovered (apologies if they’ve already been presented here)....

    Ian Smith is a Sydney boat builder with the Sydney Wooden Boat...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Bump - partially because I really liked this thread but also wondering if anyone has heard anything from or about Jay or of "Bright Star"
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    'Still lurking here Jon and really enjoying your travels. Stay safe and enjoy F1J1
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Andrew - after running a batten over them this arvo I’m not seeing any fairing needed at all. I don’t know if that is just luck or a result of the design of the deck and the way I did them.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    ‘Gotta say that I am especially pleased with how well the deck beams are fitting after working out how to compensate for the springback in the laminations. Despite each being a different beam width...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Ma’, (Mal :d)
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Mike, and yes: it’s a bit like opening a Christmas present from your wife that you kinda know what it is but are hoping she got the right one.......:d
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Jumping ahead a bit Jim but do you have a plan in mind for what join you will use to fasten your cabin deck beams to your cabin sides?
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Nice to see you back on to the bronze work Jim and especially nice while going back through this thread again to see Peter Sibley’s posts and to remember him (one of the truly wonderful things about...
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    Re: Choey Lee 'Second Wind'

    That thing is cavernous!! Looks like a very comfortable yacht, it must have a huge draft given the volume......? I’ve not seen a Cheoy Lee yet that I haven’t been impressed with.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    The ingredients for my cabin top deck beams, Australian scented rosewood. I was originally going to use Huon Pine (which is what has been used for the rest of the deck beams, painted) but I was...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Johnno, cheers mate.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Bruce and PW
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    The previous owner of my H28 has very kindly sent me through some old photos of her build and early days. I’m looking forward to him paying a visit shortly to see how the refit is progressing and...
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    And with 12.5% compensation (on the frame 2 jig):

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52221481170_52ca1995a4_b.jpgIMG_3763 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr

    with the clamps off showing spring back:
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    For anyone still interested in actually wondering about compensating reasonably accurately for the spring-back:

    Using the 12.5% figure that I came up with in post #18 I used some blocks at the...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Tom and Ben, cheers guys|:)
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    Anyway, I think I’ve answered my own question - it looks like increasing the height of the arc by 12.5% “seems" to be the optimal compensation for the spring back when using 3 laminates........... if...
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    It’s a reasonable suggestion but the pressure from the springbuck would very slightly splay the cabin sides when the moulds are removed and that would collapse the frames in the middle enough to make...
  33. Re: “Deadwood” - what’s the origin of the word in marine terms?

    Except that you are unlikely to be using sapwood in boat construction.
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    #4 is what prompted me to ask these questions David, it’s very helpful but it raised more questions than answers for me because of the variations that I mentioned (which you did refer to). I’m also...
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    BUMP: revisiting this one with a couple of questions for clarification and to see if anyone can offer a bit more on how to calculate compensation for the springbuck - other than a trial and error...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    A very nice and elegant solution Jim - I assume the adaptor that you turned is Corian as well?
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thankyou for the kind comments gentlemen, they are very much appreciated
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Epoxy glued, glass tape (both inside and out for the cabin sides and cabin front but just inside on this aft bulkhead), M10 316 coach screws from underneath through deck frames and a few diagonal M8...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I missed your post Andrew, but yes - measure, make a few templates, measure again.....cogitate...... measure...procrastinate........bugger it ......just piss or get off the pot......Y:o


    But...
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    Re: Life's a Gamble so we took a Chance

    Really enjoying watching your progress and adventure Simon. You may have mentioned it but what sort go timber is the hull?

    Could I suggest that you post slightly larger photos? It’s not easy for...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bob Cleek…

    Happy Birthday Bob, hoping you are enjoying a relaxing day mate
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    Re: Happy birthday to Larks…

    Thankyou Spin, Hugh, Peter David and Nick, very mecum appreciated all |:)
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    Agreed Todd and perhaps I could have said “contributes” rather than “causes” but even then I’m sure that you’d correct me and I guess rightly so: However I’ve not had any amine blush issues after...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    Nothing wrong with precoating and letting it dry prior to glassing, I did it on my H28 and it alleviates any somewhat dry (or drier) spots in the glass that can be caused by the ply wicking up the...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Glorious looking morning there Neil and good to see some progress, ‘looking forward to seeing her flipped over for framing
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    The variation that I’d suggest on this is to still glass it after filling and fairing the deck with thickened epoxy and then do any finish fairing with your TotalFair over that before painting.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I think this work today has been my favourite part of this rebuild so far, working out and fabricating the aft cabin bulkhead structure from Huon Pine. I’ve used mortice and tenon joints on the...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    Facebook Marketplace
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    Re: Restoring a cedar strip boat

    Beautiful! What a lovely job you have done.

    And I tend to agree with the epoxy repair - given that she is going to live on a trailer and won’t ever really have the time to take up. Also repeatedly...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    ‘hasn’t been too much of an issue so far GD, a few bumps on the noggin’, getting the cabin top itself on though will be a whole different story......
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