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    Tasmanian JW Penguin

    Hi,

    I am (still) trying to determine what kind of boat to build next. The short list is getting very short ... on top of this list is now the JW Penguin (most likely the bilge keel gaff cutter...
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    Whisstock 012 23' Chine Cutter

    Hi,

    Now that I have some room in the shed ... I am thinking about building a Whisstock 012. Any links, photos, contacts, etc. that go beyond whats on the Whisstock website would be appreciated....
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    Re: Greetings from Tasmania

    Just a little update. The Plyak has finally been in the water ...

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    Cheers,

    Peter
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    Re: Pocketship Kermadec

    This is just a little note that the build of my Pocketship has finally finished. For those who are interested in the design and the process of construction of a PocketShip, I am (still) updating my...
  5. Re: I think I might want to build a sailboat......

    There is, of course, a huge range of boats and building methods ... a micro cruiser might just be another suitable kind of boat.
    I am just about to get my PocketShip into the water ( detailed blog:...
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    Re: Engineered Wood

    Engineered wood is essentially anything that is not straight from a tree. LVL is probably the most extreme form, or, maybe MDF is. LVL is essentially very thick plywood, very thin layers of wood...
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    Pocketship Kermadec

    This is just a little note that the build of my Pocketship has finally started. For those who are interested in the design and the process of construction of a PocketShip, I am updating my blog at...
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    Hi,

    I guess it is time to close this thread very soon. If you are interested, I have started a blog on the new project :

    https://pocketshipkermadec.wordpress.com/

    Cheers,

    Peter
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    Hi Peter,

    It will be Celery Top for the floor boards and the bow-sprit, and everything else will be Tassie Oak. The 'odd' bits of TO ( off colour, etc. ) will be used where it won't be seen, like...
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    There is a product in the old homelands called 'Sauerkraut Platten', which is is a combo of the two ... wood shavings set in concrete.
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    I think this thread had it now.
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    "The Mdf comment is pretty ironic ..." well spotted. |:)
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    The choice of timber is probably not as critical as I thougth. As you pointed out, the plywood is probably the weakest link. The entire construction of the hull is essentially epoxy over a core - so...
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    I used some on my kayak deck. It is ok as a contrast/hight-light, but in large bits it is too dark/red for my liking. Also I found is has a lot of knots and it splinters easily, but that could have...
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    Hi Peter,

    Oregon is an option, I will check that out.
    Spotted Gum is very heavy ( 950-1000 kg/m^3 - once it is varnished, it won't even float ). It is also very hard ( and hard to machine )....
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    Re: Pocketship - Timber Choice

    Thanks for your comment. The 'purists' will always talk about Huon Pine and King Billy, but as you said, it is out of reach for most of us ( $$$ ), except maybe for a little feature item, like the...
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    Pocketship - Timber Choice

    Hi,

    I am about to start a CLC Pocketship. I live in Tasmania and the suggested timbers ( Spruce, Pine, Fir ) are not easy to get. Well, Pine ( P. radiata ) is readily available DAR in all sorts...
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    Re: Greetings from Tasmania

    Hi Phil,

    I live only 10 minutes from Franklin, but I have not made any contacts with any of the boating people there as yet. One day ...

    Cheers,

    Peter
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    Greetings from Tasmania

    This is a kind of introduction. I have started to build my first boat - if one can call it a wooden 'boat'. It is a modified 'Plyak' from a 1974 (?) plan. I will now be a sailing vessel with a 25...
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