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    tilt boat stands

    Im searching for four tilt boat stands here in Australia. Ive found a few sites which sell new but hopefully trying to locate some secondhand units. Alternatively I will get the local engineering mob...
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    Re: Merelon Through Hull fittings

    ....thanks for the heads up on the alternate brands.
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    Re: Merelon Through Hull fittings

    I understand this comment in view of the fact that its not always possible to get good quality bronze fittings. or trustworthy ones at that. :)
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    Merelon Through Hull fittings

    Does anyone have any experience or knowledge regarding the Marelon brand of through hull fittings? Im just reading up on a few things (doing my homework early) and was curious to know what the...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    spend your money on something less arduous.... by the time you get this yacht seaworthy she will cost you twice as much again. I would ask why she has such severe damage to the hull above the turn of...
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    Re: A few photos from the 2022 WoodenBoat Show

    think I should go to the next one. ;)
    looks pretty darn good.
    thanks for posting.
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    Re: Pat Atkin passed away

    Sad news.
    I got to know Pat and John well enough through our correspondence in the early nineties when building PEQUOT (a William Atkin "Dragon" design). Pat also sent me photos of herself and John...
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    Re: renard aground

    having experienced a grounding (fortunately on sand) in DECATUR: I wouldn't wish that on any skipper or vessel...this grounding looks particularly painful...almost too hard to even look at!!!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bernadette.

    hey everyone, thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Ive been super duper busy and will update soon over on my building page.
    by the way...nice roses spin! thank you.
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    Re: building progress

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    abscess formation
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    after deriding (cavity filled with packing gauze).

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    ok so the real reason why I've got time to post is because im recovering from a work place...
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    Re: building progress

    meanwhile...back to real work.

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    three occupants of a rollover waiting overnight for aeromedical evacuation.
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    this is the crumpled wreck they all got out of. oddly enough we didn't...
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    Re: building progress

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    a little success in a harsh outback environment...the fig tree bears fruit!
    Ive planted about 30 trees of various species in the yard. some trees do better than others, so it's been in a...
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    the displaced (I wont say feral) cat population waxes and wanes according to who's been killed by dogs, who's having kittens and who has been taken for destruction by the vet.
    the cats...
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    Re: building progress

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    then there's always time and any excuse to have a bit of a party. celebrating one of the team's long service tenure.
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    Re: building progress

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    most of our core work functions (i.e.primary health care) had been initially displaced with COVID swabbing and vaccinating. the remote communities had been spared the onslaught but...
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    Re: building progress

    so I went back to work but couldn't get any further south after landing in Darwin.
    the 'bush' pilot refused to fly into the storm that was hovering over Katherine. it didnt look like it was going to...
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    Re: building progress

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    snugged up against the elements in the new shed.
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    once the boat was in, there was a rush to get my parents place finalised. the timber storage rack also needed completing. like many jobs begun on tight schedule we put the finishing...
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    Re: building progress

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    the concrete 'deadman' worked well.
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    stuck in the middle off the move on the pivot point waiting for the truck change over.
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    Re: building progress

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    our winch man went off and got himself another (smaller) truck and was able to position in line to continue the 'backwards' pull into the shed.
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    Re: building progress

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    with a turning block at the end of the tilt tray the cable ran through the boat cradle, to the back of the shed where we had previously positioned our cement block, through another turning...
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    Re: building progress

    backtracking once again to update progress on the boat move..
    we had a pretty hectic time to clear out all the gear and the boat from my parents' place and move the yacht into her new home.
    Ive...
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    Re: Panamanian Teak

    my apologies...I didnt see the link in your earlier reply.

    thanks for the info!
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    Re: Panamanian Teak

    David, so what species is my friend's plantation timber likely to be?
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    Panamanian Teak

    A colleague of mine has invested in a commercial Teak plantation in Panama. He says the trees are typically harvested after 25 years of growth and cited the current crop of tress in his investment as...
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    the bolt threading machine is a nice bit of shop floor kit.
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    The tropic zone is putting on a show now with all the flowering trees. Mostly there are the "organge or red" poincianas in flower but we have a semi rare yellow variety. I grew this one from...
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    Re: building progress

    Nearly finished the timber annexe. It' s been easy enough work despite the heat of around 34 to 37 deg C and working between rain showers.
    The timber (radiata pine) we purchased for the job is less...
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    Re: building progress

    she's a cutter rig...my favourite!

    incidentally, I note that my previous yacht Decatur which is schooner rig has had the sale price dropped to $199k. For a yacht launched new in 2004 that's...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Do the know for certain 100% it was a sunfish...even though it's been reported as being at fault for the sinking. Might have something else that was mistaken for a sunfish? Never known one to cause...
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    love the up front photo of Leo on his latest video. says so much about the joy of boatbuilding and youth!
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    it WILL become a boat!!!
    looks good Neil.
    just wondering if that's a paperbark swamp out the back of your yard?
    not to detract from your boat building but experiencing the movements of birds and...
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    Re: building progress

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    the block (now covered with dirt) and the neighbour's tree.... !

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    meanwhile...Andrew has been working to get the timber annexe built for me. All my timber is currently occupying...
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    Re: building progress

    Hello Mike
    Thanks to yourself and others for the correction. I was giving this some thought the other day and realised my error in terminology. My saving grace might be that as my husband likes to...
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    Re: building progress

    I finally got to speak with my kind neighbour today. He has agreed to let us use his tree if the 'deadman' fails.
    I should start taking bets on the concrete block!!!!!;)
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    Re: building progress

    I have the winch man organised for next Saturday. Time will tell if we get the pull out of the block....fingers crossed....I don't want to overthink this, but Im quietly confident (or is that...
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    Re: building progress

    Thad
    The cement block is about 70 cubic cm.
    It's got reinforcing rod throughout and I started the chain in the pour at the bottom of the block and it has multiple lengths etc of rod passing...
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    Re: building progress

    Thad, Ive got the cradle on greasy planks right now. it moves extremely well/easily on these when the inertia is broken with a pull from the winch. Rollers would be ok but the move into my shed is...
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    Re: building progress

    thats a great idea, thanks!

    the other day I dropped a small hex head screw driver bit: the only one I have right now.
    Took me ages to find the thing as it blended in rather nicely with the...
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    Re: building progress

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    More cementing...with everything else going on we forgot to figure out how to get the boat into the new shed. doh!!!!

    The shed is just 2 m from the side boundary so not enough room for any...
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    Re: building progress

    I've found there to be a number of disadvantages to having a dirt floor in the shed ;):
    the power leads get dirty
    it hurts to kneel on the ground for any length of time (small stones dig into the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Tom
    the block is 5000 sq meters. Unlike most everyone else, we put the shed/s up the front of the block so we can enjoy the privacy and quiet at the back of the house.

    The centre portion of the...
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    Re: building progress

    There is a revival of interest in TS16s at the moment. Let me know when you put it on the market, I may be able to help find a buyer.[/QUOTE]

    just sent a PM :d
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    My own house is built from Blue Scope steel. It's now 6 years old. I went for the steel option to eliminate white ant issues and rot etc and to also take advantage of the new technology surrounding...
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    This week I Started to clean up the shed, sort out all the gear Ive got and build in shelving and workbenches. I found there is very good natural lighting with both roller doors up. Likely...
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    some photos from move day.
    transported on low loader. we needed to hire through a company that had the clearance licence for low overhanging powerlines.

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    a short drive from my...
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    Re: Vivier Cabin Designs

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    Im not a big fan of the Yawl rig, but I must say, this is one very pretty sea kindly looking boat! The lapstrake hull is perfect and the cabin looks snug!
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    weekend work: Andrew clearing out timber from the annexe. The Huon Pine slab was some of the last to get loaded. That's a 'Mallard' jig in the roof. Dad started it years ago. Had hoped to pass...
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    Sitting a little down by the head as per the cradle design.
    Out and ready for the uplift tomorrow morning. The hull still needs a lot of fairing..very apparent in this photo.
    Overall I'm...
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