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    Mate you'll be dead before you know it. Come for...

    Mate you'll be dead before you know it. Come for a sail.


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    Done


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    Would there be a story to go with that? Sent...

    Would there be a story to go with that?


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  4. Just looking again at that boat Andrew, I suspect...

    Just looking again at that boat Andrew, I suspect it's relatively unsuitable for singlehanding. Pretty much designed to keep s large crew busy. As John has noted, the weight of those sails will be a...
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    Great, be good to see you Peter. 11.30 at the...

    Great, be good to see you Peter. 11.30 at the pump out jetty. Not sure where that is.


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    Precisely


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  7. Andrew why don't you like eberspachers? Sent...

    Andrew why don't you like eberspachers?


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    Like about $70000. Not cheap in my book. ...

    Like about $70000. Not cheap in my book.


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    Really cool 1950s van

    At Lennox Head, Eastern Australia. Genuine 1950s
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  10. Thread: free hardware

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    Your "better half" needs re-education Sent...

    Your "better half" needs re-education


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    Radiata is what we use for house framing and...

    Radiata is what we use for house framing and flooring in SA. I wouldn't put it in the same stack as Oregon. Heavier and weaker. And full of knots even if grown in a plantation. Having said that I did...
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    I have lots of varnished ply inside. Its faced...

    I have lots of varnished ply inside. Its faced with Blackwood I think rather than just ordinary ply. I reckon it looks ok. In fact I rather love the interior of my boat....
  13. You don't know ACB. You are embarrassing...

    You don't know ACB. You are embarrassing yourself.


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  14. My ketch has a copper strip inside each mast....

    My ketch has a copper strip inside each mast. Bolted to Keel bolts. Been that way for 45?years. I don't know if she's ever been hit by lightning. I do know the masts have never exploded.


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    That could be awesome if we can fit it in. ...

    That could be awesome if we can fit it in.


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    We will have to play things by ear a bit. The...

    We will have to play things by ear a bit. The aunt has very little energy so it's a game of wait and see if she's up to a visit.


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    I don't know if anyone is feeling social around...

    I don't know if anyone is feeling social around Monday or Tuesday up the east coast? We are on our way over to visit with a much loved aunt in Ballina who is quite unwell. We might ten catch up with...
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    Drop the bone. Good dog. Sent from my...

    Drop the bone. Good dog.


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  19. Thread: I screwed up.

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    Re: I screwed up.

    Buy a new mower. Go do the bathroom.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, on his own he should certainly have been tethered. But the immediate call for help school,of safety training is all wrong in my opinion. Just encourages people to do foolish things with no...
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Looks like cave cave diving is out for me. I have at least 3 things go wrong every day.
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Imhave trouble understanding how a diver laying staging tanks runs out of air. Tragic, you'd have thought he could go back to one of the tanks he has laid. Did he cut corners due to the pressure of...
  23. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    We had a 55 foot steel ketch for several years which I mostly singlehanded in effect. My wife was not ashore with animals, she was on board with small children. The boat was well set up for single...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Not specifically WB but yes I know the things of which you speak. I don't think it's possible to fit them on Balia due to the ontrollable pitch prop. But they are certainly a thing I'd like to have....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We got a cray pot around our prop off Camden Haven years ago. I went over the side and tried to free it, but couldn't even get close to the prop. The boat moving up and down on the swell was a bit...
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    Re: I've been through hell.

    Winner!
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    Re: I've been through hell.

    6 hours? Try 6 weeks, then come and tell me you're having a bad day.
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    Re: Galvanised nail heads throwing off filler.

    A mains lead plus an automotive battery charger is a bad idea. Your client needs an isolating transformer to bring power aboard, and a decent marine battery charger. I'm no expert but I read this on...
  29. Re: Women? Why don't you get tired of men making decisions for you?

    You need to learn plumbing and tiling.
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Great result.
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    I don't think you need a swivel to set the anchor. The chain will take a twist or two if need be, and that will straighten out as you haul it in.

    I have the the same dilemma about converting from...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Lots of chainsaw work there.
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    Thanks Rick. Yes, amazing and genuinely heroic. ...

    Thanks Rick. Yes, amazing and genuinely heroic.


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    Rick is right of course Sent from my iPhone...

    Rick is right of course


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    Re: Looking for parts for a 1965 Towmotor forklift

    But did you fix the brakes?
  36. Thread: Why run?

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    Re: Why run?

    Police chases are stupid. So many unnecsary deaths for no good purpose. Testosterone unleashed.
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    Re: Adrift - Movie, Book, Life

    My son saw it last night, found it unnerving, but good. My wife refuses to see it because she doesn't want to be scared off sailing. I'd like to see it, but not going on my own.
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    Re: For Vince: Spectra-cle Strop

    Nice work. But Spectra is pretty strong isn't it? Those straps for ID tags people wear around their neck have a plastic failure point built in for a reason.
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Meanwhile, 200 people drown in floods in Japan, was it Japan or somewhere else? Not being critical, I'm as fascinated by the cave drama as anyone else. But why does this get so much more attention...
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    That's an excellent result!
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Glass it and that will be 20 year temporary.
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    Re: Sheathing with solid lumber

    I wonder what the hull is to be made of? Maybe concrete. Then sheathed with wood. And then glassed. Unusual, but what the.
  43. Re: Epoxy sheathing a cold-molded Sparkman Stephens - is fibreglass necessary?

    If you are worried about the weight, which I don't think you should be, you could just glass below the waterline, where the additional weight will matter not a jot. But what's the total weight going...
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    My family always make a bit of fun of me because...

    My family always make a bit of fun of me because I always worry about what could go wrong. But I only do it from when we get in the car until when we tie up at the berth again. I think it's just due...
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    Kindling


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    Inflatable dinghies seem to do OK. Lots of small...

    Inflatable dinghies seem to do OK. Lots of small boats use inflatable buoyancy tubes. History would seem to suggest we've got this. Worry about something else.


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  47. Thread: Sven Yrvind

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    About 15 or do years ago we were living in Papua...

    About 15 or do years ago we were living in Papua New Guinea. One day an incredibly dilapidated old rust bucket of a steel yacht came into the marina. Turned out it was sailed by an amazing old bloke...
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    Re: fl0ating h0me pr0n

    But you'd have to wear a PFD 24/7. Lucky they are so comfortable.
  49. Thread: Prøn

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    Re: Prøn

    What's the need? The look. As you say, a lot of the purpose of teak veneer is the look. Might as well do it right.
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    Yeah my ply is mostly fine too, with some exceptions where I will cut and paste. But I'll delete the teak and do glass.
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