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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    True that and I’m pretty sure that it has been discussed here before now that I think of it (or maybe some other woodworking forum???) - example Queensland Kauri v NZ Kauri: they look remarkably...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    It says Oregon masts, New Caledonian Kauri hull, which likely wouldn’t be much (if any) different to NZ Kauri anyway - either way it is a valuable hull timber.

    Do you have the masts? If they are...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    I’d say most of the opposition to fibreglass sheathing a hull is in cases where it is done to a good solid historical hull where the thought is that it has ruined the historical integrity of the...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    How were the original three layers fastened? Any glue of any sort between them? Resorcinol?. The only triple layer construction that I’ve sailed and worked on was built with each layer epoxy glued to...
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    Re: The Jealousy. A very slow TS16

    Very nice!!
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    Congratulations Dad and Little, fantastic achievement. What next??

    http://www.poolediary.com/edcb/f-dscf9075.jpg http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=124264&d=1669569237&thumb=1
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    I reiterate, from experience, that I believe it is simply being applied too thickly with each coat. I have used Deks Olje quite a bit and this product stresses the need for “patience” and not taking...
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    I took it that what appears as “white stuff” is just the reflection of a light overhead
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    I don’t know about the idea of soaking it overnight in the tin of D1 - you can’t do that with the rest of your work so it seems a little pointless to do it with the test piece....???? Did you remove...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Mike - and good idea, I can run it through a bit of tube to both protect the cabin top and guide the bit
  11. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Really nice to see the shape with the deck on Mike, she looks very sweet.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Steve and Hugh. Yes fortunately this paper does represent a case of you get what you pay for.

    The discs are interesting, they have a series of small holes in a spiral pattern instead of the...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I’ve been cogitating over a design for my main companionway hatch for quite a while and have finally, rightly or wrongly, committed to building it using some Harken track cars and 22mm track instead...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    Clean it, sharpen it and use it. Don’t worry about losing the “patina" if that means riding it of rust, that’s really not the sort of “patina” worth preserving.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Fairing really isn’t my forte, there must be a trick to it that I’m not aware of but it seems to be coming good. I’ve been fairing the cabin top and aft deck so that I can get some more pieces in...
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    nice to see some finishes going in Gary.
  17. Thread: Jay Greer???

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    Re: Jay Greer???

    Thankyou Jimmy, I really appreciate that mate - it suggests that all is good in the house of Greer, I really hope so anyway.

    And what about that guitar?? That blew me away - Joe Euro, absolutely...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Well you know what they say about the two happiest days in a boat owners life - the day you bought it and the day you sold it.

    I can fully understand your reasons for selling her, though I can’t...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    Congratulations on all counts Dave, finding a good new home for La Vie en Rose and on the election win.
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    it’s always a little surprising what you might pick up in a photo that you wouldn’t notice otherwise - they keep you honest
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    Re: Hartley TS 16

    I just sold mine recently after owning it for about 20 years or so and “restored” her a couple of times over that period - I loved her dearly and can highly recommend them!! Mine was built in...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    And it's always a treat to see that you've been looking in Bruce, I hope you're well mate.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    That's really nice to know mate, always good to see a little progress on Warana - I expect that ripper new engine will be an even more motivation to crack on with her.
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    Re: Warana 11 Blairgowrie Victoria

    That's fantastic!! Is the engine new? It looks very close to new if it isn't.
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    Re: Dodger design

    To be perfectly honest it looks just like it should size/proportion and angle wise - spot on! I can’t really imagine it being improved upon....appearance wise anyway
  26. Thread: Jay Greer???

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    Re: Jay Greer???

    Bump??
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I know he hasn’t been active on the forum for a long time and I have no idea how his health is but I would really like to think that Jay Greer might be checking in on this thread :o.
  28. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Stunning as usual Mike - and thanks for including the varnishing details, now saved in my little stash of incredibly useful tips Y>.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    She looks stunning Neil - and as you say: that sheer, really nice! How nice a feeling is it to walk out and now see a boat under the shed rather than an upturned shell?
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Really interesting JB, I’d heard the story before but the talk would have been fascinating.
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    Re: Dodger design

    Looks good Rick. I’m wondering about the thinking behind using biaxial glass for the roof and double bias for the rest and why you wouldn’t just use one or the other for the lot? I used double bias...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thankyou Steamboat and Brian, your responses really are appreciated and do make a difference, it’s always nice to know that someone is getting something from photos and videos posted on the forum -...
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    Re: NZers circumnavigate in a wooden boat

    Thanks Patrick, I think that’s my Chrissy present sorted
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    Looks like good progress Gary.

    Something possibly worth remembering down the track, not because you wouldn’t be aware of it but because, like me, you may just not think about it at the time: if...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Andrew and Mike, I really appreciate the comments guys.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Yes, they’re amazingly strong for the price ($23.00) but the cable is so short that I’d have to reset it twice each time I moved the boat until I found that it moved easily enough with just a rope...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I had some photos lined up to post but wanted to do another video for my mum to see what’s going on so you may as well have that instead:
    https://youtu.be/lb2HE2BzMAU

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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Sharpes Assassin - yes Bernard Cornwell has another Sharpe novel out with yet another in the making. This one is immediately post Waterloo.
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    Re: we are rebuilding an old schooner

    Thanks for including the pic Peter, (I’m another that doesn’t do the instagram thing so couldn’t see the photos in the link). What an absolutely amazing project to be working on, I am very jealous -...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    I really enjoy this book, ‘have read it a couple of times but might get it out for another read now (the benefit of a poor memory, you get to enjoy a good book more than once)
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    Re: Gooey epoxy

    I was going to suggest that it sounds like a poor mix and that being the case I’d be much more inclined to clean it up completely with a scraper and acetone (and heat gun if necessary) and redo the...
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    Re: Gooey epoxy

    Are you talking about an older deck or new work that you’ve just done?
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    Re: Dodger design

    Would you consider getting an estimate on curved glass? You might be surprised how affordable it can be, I’ve had to order some for a few different commercial projects in the past - all they really...
  44. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    If it’s of any interest Daniel here’s a thread of some that I did a few years ago. Aside from my own attempts there is some good information from others here that you may find useful:
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    These 6 ton (each) rated trolleys have turned out to be a terrific purchase at $56.99 each and a few minor mods to my cradle/trolley means that, with a $23.00 1 tonne rated come-along, I can now move...
  46. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    That really is cool, I love the style of it!!! I thought it was one of those computer generated paintings from a photo, which is intended as a complement, it has the whole depth of field focus thing...
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    are they sending an extra rubber seal as well or will you need to source something to suit?
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    Stunning 12m Miquette restored and launched

    worth a watch over a coffee - the first 11 minutes are trucking and launching her, which I found interesting anyway. Her restoration actually starts at about the 11 minute mark

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  49. Re: Shipwrights dovetail (?) - first attempt (for my butterfly hatch)

    Worked like a charm, brilliant!!!
  50. Re: Shipwrights dovetail (?) - first attempt (for my butterfly hatch)

    Woohoo!!!Y>:)
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