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  1. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Fantastic! 20/10. I love to see proper epoxy work. Well done, that’s superb.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Looking great, Ian. Good to see the keel ish bits in place, very heavy-duty!

    Sorry to hear about the covid attack, but it sounds as though you‘ve both weathered it really well.



    Hmm indeed....
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Looking great, Neil. The CY looks enormous right way up. I knew that I’d seen (or, as it turns out, heard) that formula for the inwale blocks and spacings somewhere. Thanks! Although it may not suit...
  4. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Love that sheerline - the smooth deck really seems to bring it out. Very sweeping, all round. Looks fast even when stationary. Beautiful.
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    John Leather’s book is, interestingly, coming up as an e-book on the Booktopia website (online Aust bookseller).
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    That’s an interesting and ambitious-looking rig (in the sense of large) for a relatively small boat, Mike. To my untutored eye, that is. Looks good though - it’ll be interesting to watch it all...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Unintended duplicate post. This forum software behaves in very odd ways sometimes - or it was a lag in internet connection(s) coupled with my impatience. Back under my rock, I think…
  8. Re: Bedding compound for Sooty Tern centreboard case

    Hello wizbang 13 - not sure if that’ll quite meet my needs, but thank you for the suggestion. Unless of course ‘dreadlock moisturizer’ is another name for epoxy that I haven’t heard of :D.


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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Not quite summer yet, though…
  10. Re: Bedding compound for Sooty Tern centreboard case

    Sounds good - I like thickened epoxy, and the (rest of the*) boat will be glued together with it. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Alex.

    * The bow apron and stem have already been glued up.
  11. Bedding compound for Sooty Tern centreboard case

    I’m breaking my self-imposed forum silence briefly to ask what people here in Australia think of the use of the relevant Fixtech product (Fix15, Fix 190 HT?) for bedding the centreboard case and its...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    I’m going to ‘celebrate’ my 500th WBF post by announcing that I’m discontinuing this thread.

    I have been reading a number of the Ilur threads on here lately, plus others, and I am embarrassed and...
  13. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Nice Oregon, nice work.
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    You can never have too many clamps.
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    That’s looking very nice; traditional-looking* bowsprit, too.

    Cheers,
    Alex.

    * Depending on what tradition you belong to…
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    Re: Redwing 18 electric repower

    The pleasure is all mine. Very funny about the motor looking for a new boat, and great to hear that the conversion’s going well.. I’ve located and downloaded the Joe Grez article as referenced above,...
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    Re: Redwing 18 electric repower

    Hello Bill, this is a very useful thread, thank you. I am considering an electric outboard in its own well for my 20’/6.01 metre Iain Oughtred Sooty Tern double-ended yawl (stretched Arctic Tern,...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Rick. I’ll have to improvise, then. Like WX, some digging in the wood ‘store’ required, too. Erk. Time it got tidied up, and sorted properly.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Does anyone in NSW know what’s happened to MGP10 untreated radiata? It’s vanished from the face of the earth, seemingly. Are only treated structural pine products allowed to be sold from now on? Or...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    I recently discovered Bernadette’s great cutter thread on the forum, wherein she also mentions her boat-building diary. That gave me a bit of a prod, because I had started one for the Sooty only for...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    1. One of the hole-filled lathe pads. I sliced off the excess resin using the then-still-quite-sharp flush plane the day after filling, while it was still reasonably elastic/rubbery - but it it was...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    I still haven't been idle, but still not back at the actual boat:

    1. I did some preliminary checking of the building frame using the laser level: the frame at this point (stern-apron bearer) is at...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good forward vision.
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    1. The lazy person's spirit level:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52380793389_a7f100f1f8_b.jpg
    New toy part 1 by Alexander Newman, on Flickr.



    2. I tried the thing out using the shed...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    1. I roughed up the edge of the plywood sheet with a square coarse Perma-Grit file, to give the intended glue-fill at least something to key into. Not really necessary, but, well, you know...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Hello Mike,

    Thanks :). I'm going to have to be cautious using this wee beastie, it's a bit intimidating. Over and above the usual machine tool caution(s), I hasten to add.

    The left-hand...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    1. Clamps used to fix the boards' alignment, screws added, then clamps removed. A few extra screws added during the glueing; I did the same with the lathe blocks
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Yet more pencil sharpening. Or tool purchasing - much the same thing where I'm concerned.

    1. What's in the Big Box? What's a WBS-2200C and why does it apparently need a forklift to move it?
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    What Ian said, Steve. Thanks for the comments.
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Thanks WX. I had a look at their website, which only showed general product categories carried. A ninternet search showed up a large number of vendors. I had a look at one near the top of the list -...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    I haven’t been idle regarding the boat and related tasks (actually entirely the latter), but I have also been caught up with other things, namely concerts and rehearsals - and a lot more driving than...
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    Looking fantastic, Steve! I’ve just read through your thread (possibly for the second time), as I ease myself very slowly back into a building frame of min (it’s taking longer than I thought it...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Excellent! Thank you very much, especially for the bonuses.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Very interesting (and useful for neophytes like myself). Thanks for the comment on the batten material - I’ll try and find some clear, flatsawn radiata pine of suitable length. I only need enough for...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    What Steve said here, too. Scenery looks lovely, though - nice snow!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Best wishes for a speedy healing process, Tom. As a musician, I’d be in big trouble if that had happened to me (a broken wrist was bad enough).

    Fingers crossed for you :).
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Crikey. :d. Thanks.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hello Tom, what on earth is that? A trimaran? Excuse my igorance, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s truly frightening…
  39. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Mike. I thought that I was going madder than usual! Some forum software hiccup by the sounds of things.
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    What was actually supposed to be in the ‘Attachment 118819’ photo - was it the photo of components that Max quoted?
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    I’m getting an ‘invalid attachment’ error on the ‘Attachment 118819’ link here…
  42. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    White hull and (darkish, not really dark?) green sheerstrake sounds good. The cassette and centrecase look - well, shiny! What all the others said - the white looks much better on the cassette.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Looking beautiful. It's amazing what a difference the simple addition of few lines makes in 3D. Good luck with the beech, and have a great trip :).

    PS, what sort or wood did you use for the...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    That serves me right! :D :D :D
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Hello Ian, that's weird - I seem to be getting more than I used to. And I don't seem to be getting logged out at the drop of a hat, either. I'm not complaining about either of those, though. Maybe...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Vielen Dank, Max, es ist besser als nichts.

    Well, having gone through all the conniptions of finding out about square drives in Aus, here is what the local hardware store had:

    16G x 100 mm 8...
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    Wow! That’s a fine bow taken to an extreme. Beautiful boat, thanks for sharing :).
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Hello Dale, thank you do your kind remarks and welcome to this sporadic thread. Fingers crossed that I don't get tendonitis on top of the tear!




    Hello timber_cruiser, likewise, thank you for...
  49. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    It does indeed! I’m speechless.
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    Wow! What a difference ‘twixt before and after on Impala! Unrecoginisable.
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