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    Re: Bilge stripping process

    Promise to take a selfie when you’re done with the pressure wash? :d
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    Re: Bilge stripping process

    Heat gun and a variety of scrapers, even if you have to shape a few yourself. You’ll find you can get into anywhere on a TS16 one way or another - there really aren’t any difficult nooks and crannies...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    Bern’ I have the Tormek and am very pleased with it, though I think mine is a T4 not the T8, which probably wasn’t available when I got mine (when I was in WA so about 4-5 years ago I guess). I...
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    Re: Mast climbing gear in Aus?

    Steve, Google SRT, single rope technique. Not advisable under way or in a rocky anchorage/mooring but a reasonable way to get up your mast on your own on a halyard without someone on a winch below...
  5. Thread: H28 Genesta

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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Nice job James - what antifoul did you end up using and how did you go on quantity?
  6. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    A pity he’s not still involved, he seems like a genuine gem of a bloke.

    I’m looking forward to the next edition
  7. Thread: What Have I Done

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    Re: What Have I Done

    Thereís an interesting exercise for you while the boatís still in NZ and youíre playing with ideas Tom. Not to suggest you jump into doing it straight away, but itíd be interesting to compare the...
  8. Thread: What Have I Done

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    Re: What Have I Done

    Congratulations on buying a beautiful boat Brightwater, I’m very envious.

    And I agree with JB - instead of rushing to get her stored and then eventually shipped home, I’d be making the absolute...
  9. Re: Anyone towing with a CVT? Wondering about reversing uphill with a boat trailer...

    How far uphill do you have to reverse it Thorne? My FIL mounted a 12V boat winch in his garage to pull his fishing boat in rather than have to try and negotiate a difficult turn in a narrow space...
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    Re: What do you keep for food on your boat?

    four course meal?

    https://d25hqtnqp5nl24.cloudfront.net/images/products/11/LN_060311_BP_11.jpg


    But seriously - try out the freeze dried hiking meals like the Back Country ones from any...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I was a bit surprised how close we ended up to the Keiwa valley Jeff, I didn’t realise there’s a shortcut from not far down the Omeo highway, 4wd only but looks like it might be worth exploring
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    A bit of bush bashing

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/804/27154184648_9cd7968da8_c.jpgP3240023 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr


    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/801/27154186248_c6bdc5cb08_c.jpgIMG_6511...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Day two was magnificent, a bit damp and thundery but not particularly cold and the thunder up in the mountains just has a unique and majestic resonance all of its own that reminded me of my childhood...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I’d booked a “Streamcraft” long weekend back down at Mitta Mitta this last weekend, running from midday Friday through to Sunday arvo’ including accomodation, meals and guiding throughout.

    It was...
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    Re: Some thoughts and observations on sailing

    Thanks for bumping this JB - it's just as delightful to read again now as it was then - perhaps even more so now
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    Re: a gaggle? a flock? a school?

    I missed this at the time........ but it seems I’m Exalted now! Cool. I’ll look forward to a little more respect from you lot in future|:)
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    That top one’s a hopper
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I’ve actually booked myself a guided and accommodated trip for this coming weekend back down to Mitta Mitta and there’s still room for another...........
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Pretty much how we used to tach them as kids Kevin: sit by the side of the creek with a bit of meat on the end of a bit of string and we could pretty much walk them to the bank once we had them...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Pretty close to what I was having success with Jeff, which was a small Caddis fly similar to this one:
    http://www.orvis.com/orvis_assets/prodimg/1X2ASF10.jpg
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Peter and you are right, it really is beautiful country!! I plan to make the most of it while I’m in the area
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4802/40731582982_4d6cc84901_c.jpgP3120110 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr


    By the time I set up camp it was still pretty warm so I set my gear ready to fish a bit later...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I need to buy myself a net!!

    I’ve been trying to cut down on what I carry when fishing and one of the first things to go was the old collapsible net that kept getting hooked on bushes and was a...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Nice pickup Jeff, does it have a serial number? I found a site somewhere with the history of Hardy rod serial numbers so that you can date a rod - I was able to date Kate’s fathers/grandfathers old...
  25. Re: 40ft carvel planked trawler of wild jack wood in Asia

    That appears far too expensive for a timber boat build in India. If you want a boat built overseas I’d suggest compare pricing elsewhere, for example Vietnam.
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    Re: How to polish stainless steel

    Phill, if youíve got a lot to do Iíd suggest invest in a linishing tool - ideally something versatile like an Abbot and Ashby bench grinder with a multitool linishing machine attachment - which is...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I don’t know about the sluicing Rob, possibly early on but a long way up river.
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    That’s nice to know Peter, I was home for the weekend (before flying up to Cairns today for the week) and put in seven Liquid Ambers down the bottom of the block in a rocky hard to mow area but with...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    thanks Rob, cheers
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    And to finish the Mitta river photos from the previous page:

    An Aerial Land Data survey photo of our farm in 1963 - the hill block that was just auctioned is a little out of picture to the left....
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    And finally, the Mitta Pub on the Little Snowy Creek just before it joins up with the Mitta River:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/38680525490_680b64000f_c.jpgIMG_0738 by Greg Larkin, on...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Heading back to Mitta Mitta the following day along the Omeo highway, a stunning but somewhat hairy drive in places and with gorgeous fishy looking water trying to pull you off the road - I stopped...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I had been warned at the Mitta pub that there are plenty of trout - rainbows and browns - but that they are notoriously difficult to catch on fly up in those higher reaches of the Mitta.......I...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    A few photos of the simply beautiful Mitta river, upstream (south) of the township or Mitta Mitta where I was born, East of Falls Creek and a little off the beaten track.

    I love going back to...
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    Re: Shipwright's Caulking Mallet

    If itís of any interest John, hereís a thread with a few of my early attempts but also with some interesting and helpful posts from others.
    cheers, Greg
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Nice to see some action Mal. Just a thought on that limber hole having just had to deal with a similar issue here - albeit on a bunch of aluminium boats - it looks like it sits about 5-10mm above the...
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Good to see you back at it Mal. Are you home for a while? Or for good perhaps?
  38. Re: Restoration/conversion of Helen K a Tasmanian Cray boat

    What sort of condition are the old tanks in? Would they be suitable to cut down, clean up and reuse?
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    don’t you hate it when people don’t read the whole thread properly.....Y:o
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    I’ve got loads of 1 and 2 cent pieces, I wonder if I could sell them on eBay as copper roves for 20c each......:)
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I might be too late to the party Chris, but if your particular about getting an exact thickness of 1”, why not glue them up deliberately slightly oversize and run them through the thicknesser or...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Two things Bruce:
    1 - Your boat with FG hull and wood everywhere else is substantially more wooden boat than a lot of other people on this forum possess ...........and its operational:arg

    2 - For...
  43. Re: Restoration/conversion of Helen K a Tasmanian Cray boat

    Fantastic project MON, Iím another looking forward to seeing what you do with her. What timber are you planning to use for your cabin and other structure rebuild?

    Re the fuel tankage, if youíre...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Heading down to Mitta Mitta early in the morning Rob. It’s where I was borne and where we used to have a farm on the glorious Mitta river and a couple of hundred acres in the hills that dad’s...
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    Re: The new shop build

    Impressive Tom, and surprisingly sympathetic in shape to the house. I may have missed it elsewhere but what sort of life would you expect from it? It probably wouldn’t do too well in our Australian...
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    Re: Anyone here built the bateau D5 dinghy?

    Yes, well and truly finished JJ:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?161154-The-sanity-boat-a-simple-sailing-tender-for-my-H28-Bateau-D5/page6
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    It may sound a bit funny Rob, but eating what I catch depends on entirely on size and timing - a nice evening caught dinner sized trout may well be dinner and I have a small fold of tinfoil in my kit...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I meant to post the link:

    http://www.helinox.com.au/camp-stretchers/cot-one

    cheeky buggers though, it’s difficult to find the size and when you watch the video the size actually climbs to...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Funny, I was thinking that, unless I could get resealable bags similar to the BackCountry meal bags which are convenient for being their own bowl.

    But they do seem to be available her via eBay and...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Sing out if your down Ian, it’d be good to catch up

    I do like the look of that cot for camping out of a vehicle, but for hiking at 54cm x 16cm and 2.5kg it’s too much for hiking.
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