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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    And here’s me thinking they were sailing North........Y:o.......I guess at least it’s down hill
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    Re: Selway-Fisher design

    I built a Selway Fisher Thames Skiff and would definitely be very happy to build one of their designs again and to recommend them to anyone else. I found their plans and instructions perfectly...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    t’other side to you JB - Pa Rd, but I’ll be looking for an excuse to get away and would love to see where you are going to move to. Are you still on xxx xxx267?
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes there for a week from 21Dec. Where’s the block? It has a bit of a Kerikeri inlet Rd area look to it??
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    ??? any destination in mind???
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    Re: Anyone here on any sword forums?

    Thanks Paul. I’ve been in touch with a very experienced and well regarded knife maker and restorer and am waiting on him to respond to the photos that I’ve sent him - his first response when I...
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    Re: Anyone here on any sword forums?

    Yes, have been in touch with them first up, no success so far
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    Re: Anyone here on any sword forums?

    Thanks Jim, myarmoury.com looks like just the thing.
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    Re: have you seen one of these?

    Are you having trouble finding SS grub screws in general or just that size?

    http://www.anzor.com.au/stainless-steel-socket-head-screws/grubscrews/product

    or try a local bearing supplier
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    Anyone here on any sword forums?

    I’ve been trying to register on a couple of sword forums to seek repair advice and tips on tracing the history of my 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword (...
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    I understand that they were produced from 1796 through to 1821 John, so a reasonably long production run, but I’ve yet to find any way of dating the actual production of any particular sword and...
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Thanks Henning, I’ll certainly keep that in mind if I end up having to do the repair myself.

    The Australian Arms Collectors Society who Purri put me on to have responded quickly and are looking...
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Thanks Purri, will do
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Well there’s something that I never knew and would never have guessed - we do get Knox Gelatin here, thanks Sleek.
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    That seems to be the best way of looking at it John, as annoying as it is.

    The other thing though is that I’m learning a lot that I didn’t know before - particularly about hide and animal glues as...
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Thank you Doug, I really appreciate that and will be very interested to hear what she can advise and what her thoughts are on various options.
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Thank you Jeff, I was just about to drop you an email when I saw you’d looked in here. I’d really value and appreciate your advice on that handle. I’d not thought of animal glue and don’t know...
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Gentlemen thank you indeed for some great advice and contacts there - I’d not thought of book binders but we actually have one of renown in our presence - Jeff aka Skuthorp - so he’ll be getting a PM...
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Mostly Ethnic swords Paul, picked up mostly from when I was sailing - so from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sudan, Turkey and so on. Each with a story behind them.
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    Re: Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    Sadly this how it arrived yesterday:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4864/43984633630_0fe81bda99_b.jpgIMG_1505 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr
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    Devastating sword news....my 1796 Pattern HCTS

    If you are into swords I’m sure you’ll appreciate this to some extent:

    I’ve been on the hunt for a 1796 Pattern British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword for as long as I can remember, but their rarity...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Very very sorry to hear that, a true gentleman and a wonderful Australian. He will be sadly missed by many.
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Gotta agree on the scarf joint being your best option and not to join over the deck beams, seems counterintuitive if you are used to building houses.
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I see (said the blind man) and my apologies, it looked in the pic like the cut edge of some ply under the cabin sides, more so on that front corner in the photo, which’d be similar to how my H28 was...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BP8BYN/peter-otoole-man-of-la-mancha-1972-BP8BYN.jpg
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    The red stuff looks like West System low density fairing powder.

    Where your deck joins the cabin sides, with the amount of work that you are doing I wonder why you wouldn’t lift the cabin and run...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Sounds like you’re building a racing mast - photos?
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Jay, though I must confess that I am very familiar with wind scoops and their versatility and many advantages, having spent so long living in and cruising around the tropics and I have a few...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Tom, nice to know and to keep in mind when I decide. I’ve sailed a yacht that had a similar setup and it was a nice thing to have in the tropics with the washboards closed in the rain. Though...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Jay, I have a whacky of idea of fitting my stove to drawer runners that would allow it to stow away through the aft bulkhead, one side or the other, back under one of the cockpit seats to...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Found some lovely olde but very well built and perfectly suitable portholes at the right price and in the right shape and had the very great pleasure of meeting a particularly nice gent' in the...
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    Re: latest photo of H28 "Bright Star"

    Very nice to see her back out in her element Jay - but it seems your son has all the fun, it’s well and truly time we saw some photos with you out there enjoying her
  33. Thread: Redwing update

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    Re: Redwing update

    Why not use some hardwood for it Gary? I don’t know what my H28 rudder is from but it’s damn heavy, possibly blue gum like the deadwood. Also, just looking at your rudder drawing and am not sure if...
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    Re: take a look then Ill ask some questions

    Just googled her out of interest and found this other advertisement:

    https://boats-from.co.uk/not-specified/gentlemans-wooden-classic-yacht-liveaboard-boat-111285

    for GBP30,000

    "Built in...
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    Re: take a look then Ill ask some questions

    You may also find that one engine will drive her at a decent but economical cruising speed for passage making to get the best range out of her, a question for the owner as to what speed she’ll do...
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    Re: take a look then Ill ask some questions

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2tQAAOSw9KhZ9Jjp/s-l1600.jpg

    She looks nice, I’lll be interested to hear more from someone who may know this boat better, but I'm thinking she’d make for a great...
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    Re: Hartley TS16 restoration

    A very clever solution and well worth the effort, nicely done.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thank you for looking in and commenting. I’m working a long way from home at the moment so sadly progress has stalled for a bit ....., but hopefully not too much longer and it’s all adding to the...
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    Re: Hartley TS16 restoration

    Wow Chris, for $1k Kiwi she’s in terrific shape - well done and congratulations!!

    I like Paul G’s CB leak repair idea - much easier and simpler than mine was.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the...
  40. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    This guys problem Jay seems to be that he doesn’t have any water available near the boat to run a hose from.
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    Re: Overheard…………..

    ...chantilly lace and a pretty face, pony tail hanging down, a wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk........:ycool:
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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    A thought re dampening the hull timbers something along the lines of how a solar still or ground condensation trap might work - though without ever having tried it myself to confirm that it’d work in...
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    Re: Hartley TS16 keel and centreboard repair

    Absolutely do a thread, it may not seem useful to everyone but it will be interesting to most and useful to many, even if not immediately.

    The TS16 is very easy to work on and very forgiving -...
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    Re: Oarlock mounting question

    No reason at all why you can’t do it that I can imagine. I looked at the same thing for my skiff using the same fittings but decided it wasn’t needed, and the only issue that I could come up with...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks James, I’m home for the weekend so will go and have a look.....at the portholes....
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    Shane, I missed this when I last looked for it:

    https://app.mysail.team/series/17/spice-islands-darwin-ambon-yacht-race
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    Hey buddy - great to see signs of life and spirit :D! If you can get your A into G in time, I’d be seriously looking at heading to Darwin and tagging a berth on a boat in the Darwin Ambon starting 4...
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    Re: building progress

    Great to see the update and particularly nice to see some progress photos Bern’. Looking forward to more.
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Hey, worst case you’ll have a great set of templates to take to a fabricator to save him/her trips back and forward to the boat measuring, shaping, tacking and finishing......there can be a lot of...
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    Re: Identifying pine trees. Victoria, Australia

    I’m surprised - I’ve noted that offcuts of radiata (untreated) left out on the fire-wood pile rotted well ahead of offcuts of oregon, though they both rotted. The radiata was pulp after about 3 to 4...
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