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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Approve of this..looking great Greg.
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Great to see some pics and good to hear of your plans Mike. Best wishes!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Nice vid, and merry xmas!
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    A few videos over here - still learning how to make them but have been concentrating on the boat and not the camera. Hopefully they'll get more interesting in future.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great to hear from you!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    And also designer of Charm. He came up to visit here in Brisbane whilst I was building her, as he was also working with me on a donation of family drawings to the Australian Maritime Museum, where he...
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    Re: A Cradle-Boat for Aveline

    Well done, terrific.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Certainly some lessons there Tom. We went down, had a look out from Scarborough headland and only saw 8-10 boats (maybe 6 larger craft) off in the distance. I was a bit annoyed as it was quite calm...
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    Re: Forums not rendering correctly in Firefox

    I changed from Chrome to Firefox the other day and straightaway had this same issue - and only on this site of all the ones I visit. I clicked the little icon to the immediate left of the forum url...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Weep no more for me....
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    Re: S&S 36 - Bits and Pieces

    At the risk of being off-topic, but in answer to above, I'm posting my drawing of Kintail from the Hobart 2013 show. I met the owners, a delightful family, and spent a bit of time on the boat, and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks, that makes sense now. It was all the angled grain and tar stains that looked a bit confusing. Not so bad really, now I understand.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks like a lot of different things going on deep in there.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Don't forget to take some photos when all done - been a while seen I've seen some good photos of her.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    [QUOTE=RFNK;6546897]I use Carbaline AF. For a range of annoying reasons, Masina hasn't been antifouled for 3 years. I expected the growth to be much worse but there was really only growth around...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looking lovely - will soon look lovelier...
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Got a couple of pics of Gull out on the street where you can see her a bit better. Hopefully will get some better shots when we get out for a sail next week - fingers crossed. Plus a still from the...
  18. Thread: Cockpit Comfort

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    Re: Cockpit Comfort

    This is my Australian designed Green Island 15 - the most comfortable dinghy I have ever sailed in. Link to youtube video below, but here's some pics too. In the video, look-no-hands sailing in...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have got some stuff from these guys before too - very good and efficient. https://www.skiffgearonline.com.au/
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    How about the Hartley or similar FB pages? - might be worth an ask.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Not much at Whitworths, and most dinghy parts people in Aus sell stuff for smaller racing dinghies mainly.
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Thanks Greg, yep, I can see how that could work. My problem in the open dinghy was that the centreboard case was already busy and anyway not quite wide enough. Straight behind the mast could have...
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Comapss and shelf fitted. Now onto the mast fittings for the spar reefing halyard.

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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Back to the boat for a couple of weeks, and there's an 'old gaffers' regatta coming up at the end of the month I hope to sail in if I can get everything ready.

    First task was a dry fit of the...
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    Re: An Ilur Build in Portland OR

    Fabulous!
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Yep that would work. Simple.

    Meantime, I've made a double thickness padded canvas drawstring bag to store the compass when it's off the boat.

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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Compass shelf ninety percent complete. The bracket will screw onto the bulkhead of the aft buoyancy compartment just below the tiller, so I'll be looking over or slightly back at the compass, but...
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Quite okay Greg, always good to talk timber species. :)
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Good point Greg, but there's some brass on the boat at the moment. Indeed, it's a bit of a mixed bag.
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Making a compass bracket out of recycled Queensland silky oak recued from an old table. Just mystery parts at the moment but nice to be back doing a little carpentry. Compass is a Silva 85. I...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Go for it Gary. It's probably heresy, sacrilege, apostasy and blasphemy in Hartley fans' eyes, but I quite like the round portholes too. Actually a friend in Poona took the whole cabin off a...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm plannng on bringing the boat down Tom, but will keep an eye on the weather before final decision. I hope we make it.
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    You'd probably enjoy these videos too. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STGwyif5K5M and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76CEx-Mgqi4

    And this is a video of my friend's Reuel Parker sharpie...
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    There are so many boats in this vein and I think around 18' would be perfect. A friend built a bewtie out of Reuel Parker's Sharpie book for example. I watched a good youtube video of a guy building...
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    Hi Ryan, I asked Ross Lillistone if he'd be interested in designing a shorter version of Munroe's Egret design, which turned out to be an idea he'd been interested in for quite a while. The result...
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    You need to sail them on their chine, then they're a V bottom. I love them, as is probably obvious. Simply elegant straightforward boats for everywhere but oceans. Beautiful lines.
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    Well done on the scarves and the future plans sound good. One good thing I found was that once I had a timber species for framing (in my case Hoop Pine) but maybe for you Douglas Fir, that was the...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    I think it was built in about 2015 so not too old at all, but not well finished in some places.

    A couple of times in my first and second builds, I was short on good pine and was tempted to use...
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    Re: Marianita's overnight "cruise"

    A good read, thanks.
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    I've noticed that there is more prep for a small dinghy on a trailer than for a larger boat on a berth. Pretty much everything needs to come off the dinghy each trip home and brought back on board...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    Hi from Australia. Shall enjoy watching you all go through with your build.

    I think that pine will be radiata, grown in plantations. I have no idea whether you've got heartwood or sapwood. But...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Got out for a nice little sail yesterday. About 8-12kn breeze, and we put in a reef whilst out there, but I don't have a second halyard for the gaff/yard to deal with its lower position when reefed...
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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Time for a litle sail....

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    Re: Green Island 15 restoration

    Back up to the boat for a couple of weeks and hopefully out for a sail tomorrow, go-pro in hand. Little details today - cutting a hole in the capping board of my centreboard trunk, and fitting a...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Looks a bit as though you took the guts out of your mac and now you've got to work out how to put it all back in there. Stunning photo! Good luck, I'll watch with interest. I might need to do a...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    What a truly wonderful project - am enjoying the blog immensely. Thanks!
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    I agree I think it would be good to cut the case open. Perhaps if you did it with a reasonable width blade it would be easy to size up a thin (2-3mm, whatever is required) wood strip and laminate it...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Am thinking of bringing my dinghy down. Just investigating getting the required 3rd party insurance. Have you any clues on this? I'm expecting a quote from Club Marine any day. My boat is not...
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    Re: A daysail to Cape Lookout

    Thanks, enjoyed that.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Not sure, perhaps you all know this video, but I really enjoyed it. It's called Hands: Shannon Boat Builder and it's an old doco on a lovely builder of the Shannon One design class....
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