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  1. Sticky: Congratulations! I'm so pleased to read this....

    Congratulations! I'm so pleased to read this. Well done.


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    Thanks for the info on the finishing method and...

    Thanks for the info on the finishing method and the sanding gear.

    The photos are good. Very good illustration of the post. I don't see the photos inline on the forum but I get an alert email when...
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    Thanks for the video Greg. It's really looking...

    Thanks for the video Greg. It's really looking good. I'm not on the forum as often as I used to be and it's a treat to see your updates when I do log in.


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    I love it when all the planning and preparation...

    I love it when all the planning and preparation pays off.

    Love ya work Greg. Looking very good.


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    Not yet, although we've had some good suitable...

    Not yet, although we've had some good suitable weather. It won't be long.


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    The weirdest was hanging over the back of the aft...

    The weirdest was hanging over the back of the aft deck beam of the Seawind 24 in a swell. There wasn't much sea clearance at the best of times. At any sort of speed there was no requirement to wipe....
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    I'm slowly getting organised to get out in the...

    I'm slowly getting organised to get out in the Sabre as soon as the weather here is reasonable. It has been rubbish weather for ages. But I've at least got the boat somewhat watertight.

    I've also...
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    Heal quickly Tom. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Heal quickly Tom.


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    Not that I'm aware of. Balia's deck job is...

    Not that I'm aware of. Balia's deck job is virtually completed as far as I understand it. Not sure about refitting cockpit machinery and hardware, and finishing coamings. To be honest I think Phil's...
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    On the subject of wooden boats I saw Phil Y...

    On the subject of wooden boats I saw Phil Y today. He's looking well, happy and very very busy. His bakery continues to evolve and prosper as you'd expect from him. He told me how many bread loaves...
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    I’m really happy with the camber, shear and...

    I’m really happy with the camber, shear and angles that I went with:



    There's a lot to be happy about with the way it's all coming together. It's really looking very, very good.

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    Alternatively, as my wise Uncle Ern told me,...

    Alternatively, as my wise Uncle Ern told me, seagulls are reincarnated souls of drowned pirates. If you record and slow down their calls you'll discover their blood-curdling Aaaaar, unmistakably...
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    Avian diabetes, primarily due to dietary inputs...

    Avian diabetes, primarily due to dietary inputs beyond the capability of their very specialised digestive processes. They can digest raw fish. They can't adequately digest potatoes cooked in...
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    "We could see something brown moving in the...

    "We could see something brown moving in the distance"

    Shocked it was just a seal


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    Seal has been euthanised. It was blind in one eye...

    Seal has been euthanised. It was blind in one eye and too old to find its way home.

    Can't say I blame it for leaving that bit of the coast. It's very pretty from a safe distance, not so nice up...
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    I saw a short video showing a 3D printer making a...

    I saw a short video showing a 3D printer making a boat hull. Makes me want to take up whittling tent pegs.


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    Are there any other requirements or...

    Are there any other requirements or specifications for the dinghy?


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    Golly it has been nine years since the great...

    Golly it has been nine years since the great wossname challenge to plan to sail around the world in a wooden boat. It might be time for more big-thinking things in this thread.


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    She looks beautiful then, and it makes the...

    She looks beautiful then, and it makes the current work all the more worthy seeing how good she looked.


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    [QUOTE=WX;6697375]I think his sail was flat cut,...

    [QUOTE=WX;6697375]I think his sail was flat cut, mine will have 6% camber in the panels.
    In shape his first sail was similar.
    His second sail was a bit different.



    Yes I think I remember the...
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    Looks nice. Is it anything like the design that...

    Looks nice. Is it anything like the design that goanywhere used on his TS? I don't recall how many panels his had, but it flew well, stowed well, pointed ok for a jibless sail, and was fun.

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    Siquando seems to be back on the market.


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    It's ten years since you lot convinced me that...

    It's ten years since you lot convinced me that writing a book was a compulsory entry condition for this forum topic. In a miraculous coincidence I got a royalty payment yesterday! $0.33

    Self...
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    Greg that's looking amazing. Sent from my...

    Greg that's looking amazing.


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    Awesome!


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    I'd still like to see first hand if it sails...

    I'd still like to see first hand if it sails acceptably well.


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    What did they do to that gorgeous fat-bottom...

    What did they do to that gorgeous fat-bottom boat?


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    I bet if they put pontoons under it as it is it...

    I bet if they put pontoons under it as it is it would turn right way up by itself.


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    Narsty. That's hold onto the wheel and try not to...

    Narsty. That's hold onto the wheel and try not to die weather.

    I also saw some hair raising measured wind speed data from Tasman Island station.


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    Tell all please. :) A very capable looking...

    Tell all please. :)

    A very capable looking crew if ever I saw one.


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    Cold, wet and windy here as well. Good boat...

    Cold, wet and windy here as well. Good boat weather if you have a dry boat in a good marina.

    I'm minding the boat's cat while the daughter and outlaw empty their flat of the last van load of...
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    Just past Apollo Bay, aiming at Portland, planned...

    Just past Apollo Bay, aiming at Portland, planned fallback Port Fairy, achieved Warrnabool after advice from Rob and a call to Coast Guard to confirm the sight lines in through the reef.

    It was...
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    It was literally madness, not sailing chops, but...

    It was literally madness, not sailing chops, but thanks for the comment.

    Now that enough time has passed I'm happier to reveal that I'd escaped from pre-existing near fatal depression to do that...
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    If you'd booked a Tassie holiday you'd be...

    If you'd booked a Tassie holiday you'd be spewin'.


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    I had the great pleasure of sailing through there...

    I had the great pleasure of sailing through there West to East on a 46 foot motorsailer, Serena, delivering to Sydney. The only time I've been through either direction without stopping at Refuge...
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    It's looking like 'Do Not Go Sailing Through Bass...

    It's looking like 'Do Not Go Sailing Through Bass Strait' weather for a few days

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    Gaz that's a terrific painting. You've done well...

    Gaz that's a terrific painting. You've done well to get that one.


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    No it's bloody not! It's down the end of my...

    No it's bloody not! It's down the end of my street. I can put you up and put up with you if you can get here. ;)


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    Yes, random boat bits. A few weeks ago I...

    Yes, random boat bits.

    A few weeks ago I found several bags of recently retired dinghy sails in hard rubbish. Brought them home 'just in case.' One set has already been donated to a local dinghy...
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    2023


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    Sheila and I have been invited out on Katana...

    Sheila and I have been invited out on Katana tomorrow night to anchor off away from street lights and look for meteors. It's a Mothers Day gift for Sheila. Apparently I'm going to be in charge of...
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    Looking good Greg. Nice progress. Must feel good....

    Looking good Greg. Nice progress. Must feel good.


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    My last report on Katana for now.

    She was delivered to North Haven marina this morning from the Small Boat Club...
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    Katana is in her new dock and morning...
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    At the risk of being banned for talking about...

    At the risk of being banned for talking about boats that aren't wood, I am sitting here drinking beer, my cheeks wet from a stray tear or two.

    Does anyone remember Drift? That book you sneaky...
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    Are you doing most of a rebuild? If so you might...

    Are you doing most of a rebuild? If so you might just finish in time for some dry weather and hopefully some sailing.


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    It is a ferro hull in this instance. Sent...

    It is a ferro hull in this instance.


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    Good, well engineered solution. Sent from...

    Good, well engineered solution.


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    Yes Gary I think you're right. Thanks for the...

    Yes Gary I think you're right.

    Thanks for the pages.


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    As Gary said, a big Hartley. It's listed as a...

    As Gary said, a big Hartley. It's listed as a Queenslander but the guy selling it says it might not be that design. It has the look of a Tahitian in the bow. So, lots to be discovered about it.
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