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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Perfect Ken.
    Eric Hvalsoe used the same material for toggles in his article about removable floorboards in the February '22 issue of Small Boats magazine.
    They are low profile enough not to catch...
  2. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hi Alan and thanks.
    Yes, the I-phone camera tends to distort the proportions somewhat.
    There will still be a little more to come off here and there to streamline the look.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  3. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    With the ring frames and outer panels now permanently fixed, the shaping has begun.
    The top ring frame has a flat on each side, this will take a forked laminated arm which will be fixed to the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yeah, just ask Alice, she knows ...ghost written by Lewis Carroll:d
  5. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Max.
    I'm very pleased with how it is turning out.
    I have finished dry fitting the four ring frame pieces top and bottom.
    This evening, the leading edge and tail pieces were glued onto the...
  6. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Max, here is a little more.

    A quick rudder cassette progress report.

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    The images above show the starboard half of the cassette.
    Each half is made up of six structural...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Perfect the way it is David. To have your high level of handiwork in a position where it can be admired while sailing along is all good in my books.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Nice work Greg.
    The varnish has brought out those lovely honey tones.
    Looking great.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    "Optimists only beyond this point"...may just borrow that one
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    Thanks Max.
    Your trip looked great. Your little ship kept you safe and sound. Well done.
    Cheers.

    The two inner panels have now been formed.
    Using thin layers limited any spring back, in fact...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Very cool Max, very cool. A great shake down cruise.
    You must be very pleased with your creation and to learn what it can do.
    Glad you had a good trip.
    Just googled cliffs of Mon, very nice.
    ...
  12. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    With the rudder foil complete, it can now be used as a pattern for shaping up the two curved inner panels of the rudder cassette, a similar construction process to the dagger board.

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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Sweet looking boat Tim, the trailer wheel guards look cool too.
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Looking good Ken. Nice to see the shiny parts going in.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Now that's what you call a real antipodean (down under) house boat:D
  16. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Haha...well it is June after all.
    In saying that we hit 21 deg C last Wednesday, right balmy it was.
    Thanks for the plaudit Greg.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Ha, yeah, not the first time the hose has dislodged either. May be time to heed my own adviceBY:D.

    Chalk and cheese rudders.
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    Bit of trivia.
    New blade weighs 2.7 kgs (6 lbs)
    Old barn...
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    Thanks Alan, my pleasure, glad you are enjoying the process.

    As for pitfalls, had a couple myself this weekend.
    Air bubble in the epoxy dispenser, had to redo that one.
    Vacuum hose detaching...
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    As usual? John, the way you articulate through your writing has often had me thinking "this guy should be penning books" ,especially humorous ones.
    Go on, fire up that laptop.

    As for the...
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    Mid Friday afternoon I started glassing up the rudder blade. Throughout the entire glassing, dynel and filling process, through to graphite coating, 205 fast hardener was used to speed up the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It was a great workhorse, did everything that was asked of it. It's an old model, how old I have no idea.
    I ended up buying a table saw with a bigger table and more accurate/longer fence. The motor...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have one, given to me by my father in law many years ago, along with a tanner bandsaw.
    Done a lot of work over the years, has a short bed buzzer attached as well, great on the building site back...
  23. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Ken. The other side required a little fairing to fill out the curve but nothing major.

    Progress this week .

    Carbon fibre reinforcing along the trailing edge.

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    Glued two kauri...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    In the February 2022 issue of Small Boats Monthly magazine there is an article called Removable Floorboards by Eric Hvalsoe.
    It would be very beneficial for you to read this article as it gives...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Nice timber, are you painting or clear finishing them? If you are painting then ignore the rest of this blurb, if not...
    The random color and grain orientation in the set out of your sole boards may...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Ian, you're the epitome of the phrase "You can't keep a good man down".
    Will be following along and enjoying the process of you building one of these fine looking craft.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  27. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Hi Chris,
    Cool boat.
    If you incorporate that lifting tackle into the process sooner rather than later, it will certainly ease the pain both physically and mentally.
    With that system in place the...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Very nice Ken.
    What is the timber that you have used for these lovely gifts.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Foiled again.

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    The front and back edges have been shaped up and squared off.

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    A profile template was run down the length of the board to check the consistency of...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Cool:ycool: .That means you can just go sailing...that distressed paint look you have going on there suits the boat.:arg
  31. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Nice Jim.
    The Bungalow style of house built here in New Zealand around the 1920's had doors of a very similar look to yours.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  32. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    You win :D
  33. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Andrew, will do. Y>

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Progress on the rudder foil this week.

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    The ply panels were glued into the rebates of the laminated leading edge.
    The laminated spar was wrapped in carbon fibre.

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    As a...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Good on you Max.
    Enjoy the fruits of your labour.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Great name, great boat, well done Max.
    Congratulations on your accomplishment, Hulk is a credit to your patience and skills.
    The sails look to be setting nicely too.
    Again, well done and I hope...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Nicely done, Greg.
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    You are spot on there Nick and thank you for your pointers.

    Cheers,
    Mike.

    There is a somewhat debated architectural phrase "Form follows function", that was expanded upon by Frank Lloyd Wright...
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    Crikey Nick, you are making me reveal all my secrets:d

    The scenario:- wanting the look of a barn door rudder without it acting like a barn door rudder.

    The issue I'm having before finalising...
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    So, after a bit of toing and froing a decision has been made in regard to a rudder configuration.This is the first option that will be constructed.

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    The chord will be 250mm (10"), the...
  41. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    This is a thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread with suggestions, observations, opinions etc, it has been very beneficial.
    A plan of attack has been made, two plans actually but only...
  42. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    Thanks for link Gary.
    I can see how that setup would work well and certainly minimize any damage in the event of a collision.
    It's the exposed bungy cords, they are just not in keeping with the...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    The bandsaw enigma:- when the auto feed part of the brain overrides the braking part of the brain.

    Good call on the double lines.

    Roller stands are your best friend.

    Looking good.

    Cheers,...
  44. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    Thanks for the pointers Jeff.
    If the dagger version doesn't work out, then the next option would be the kick up version.
    The dinghy has a beam over twice that of a MacGregor and potentially 2 1/2...
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    Re: Greg Foster Tent Sailor

    Go on, you know you want to:D

    That spar with the jaws is actually the boom for a standing lug rig. It even has a small cleat along one side, probably for belaying the outhaul, either that or it's...
  46. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    AHA! Yes, thank you Max. Also what JB was alluding too in regard to the hinge point at the base of a raked rudder, it's not actually a balanced rudder at all.
    Now I can sleep:d

    Thanks for that...
  47. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    Thanks John.
    The front edge you mention does move around a lot.
    As you can see , I have just posted the latest version which reduces that movement quite considerably.
    The balance % is maybe a...
  48. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    Very nice Max, that's some pretty funky hardware you have on that rudder head.

    This is the latest version in the scheme of things.
    As you can see I'm determined to have a dagger arrangement, but...
  49. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    Thanks for the info Edward.
    I will check out that Western Skiff.
    Below is a link to the site that gave me some instruction about foil builds.
    How to Build Rudders or Dagger Boards | Small...
  50. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    I checked out your thread Dave, very cool.
    I guess what I'm trying to achieve here is a classic look (Barn door style) with some performance.
    That means a compromise between practicality and...
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