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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
  2. 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...
  9. 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:
  11. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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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....
  15. Re: heres the thing... a serious wee question for the motley crew

    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...
  20. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    Yes - the trick is to get a membrane that won’t hole too easily if you pinch it passing it under the hull (as I initially did using builders plastic) and to get it pressed as close to the hull as...
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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    Yep, I have and there are endless threads and discussions on here about it. I did one myself and happily found that it works well enough with some timbers but not so well with some others...
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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    I’d suggest dirty water pump as in a submersible sump pump - something that can handle any small debris that is likely to be floating around. If you google “dirty water pump” you’ll find plenty of...
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    Looking absolutely superb Jase - very nice!!!Y>
  24. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    Fantastic!! Congratulations.
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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    I’m really looking forward to seeing whether you buy her and then seeing some more photos of the whole boat. Good Luck with the engines and everything else.
  26. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    Even with slick-seaming the open seams I’d be asking the yard to let her hang in the slings for the time that it takes to run the systems up and check them if she’s going back on the hard straight...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Sounds like a good day really, albeit that perhaps bit of non skid is in order - (and I can’t open your video Bruce)
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    Re: Long time listener first time caller.

    Welcome to the H28 club Buek, I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with her. What else can you tell us about her? What is she built from? How is her gear and what sort of shape is the timber and...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    18047 superb Bruce!!!
  30. Thread: Droning on

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    Re: Droning on

    Condolences Ian, very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, both for you and those who’s life he has impacted
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Jay, I do have the original LFH sloop plan that I believe you put me on to at the time from (I think) Mystic Seaport museum (??)

    Mind you, I do have visions of being able to attain a...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    |:).....feeling a bit of dejavu on the question Jay, having been raised a couple of times before ( first at post #24 page 1), but sticking with her sloop rig - the reasonably new spars and stays when...
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    Re: Pirate ship - only $10,000!

    Thanks for the update Z, a nice outcome for a delightful folly |:)
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    You have my attention.......
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    No, shivering down in Canberra trying to get some money together to allow me to get back into it Gary. Contemplating ordering some bronze hardware at the moment - portholes, but dithering over which...
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Beautiful!!!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    No raised dog house Jay - still sticking with my plans to revert (as much as possible) to H28’s original profile design.
  38. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Hi Jack, I’m rebuilding a huon pine strip planked H28 that has been laid up in my shed for far too long because I work away from home, but if it helps I have been through much of what you seem to be...
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    Re: Timber on a stainless wheel

    Nice find Phill - and much better than jarrah anyway, far less movement (growth and shrinkage with the unavoidable ongoing cycles of wetting and drying) than you’d have experienced with the jarrah....
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    Re: Restoring Antique Wooden Dinghy

    A plywood boat from the 1930’s?? That’d have to be a pretty rare thing I’d imagine, particularly surviving that long given that plywood back then was for industrial use so possibly unlikely to have...
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    Re: Wooden Boat (Hartley) questions...I have

    I reckon you’ve got it absolutely right and have got a nice buy. It is a perfect blank canvas, a good design with plenty of room and a host of options available to you and it looks like a decent...
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Y>Y> Brilliant!!! The engine pulley set up looks interesting....
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    Bugga! Got your PM while driving down to Wodonga and back and I was looking forward to getting home to see which ones you got.
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    Re: Wooden Boat (Hartley) Newbie questions...

    Also missing decks (and a cabin if you want one) - if you haven’t already seen this site have a look at the options for the Flareline 18, which looks like it may be what this one could be....(???)
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    PM came through fine
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    Re: Romana de Scamp

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180601/a749cab33680ab674932c6492ff2eeb4.jpeg


    Now there’s a heart warming and smile inducing photo if ever I’ve seen one - this is a particularly pleasant build...
  47. Thread: H28 Genesta

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    Re: H28 Genesta

    The previous owner was kidding himself on his "no anode for a timber boat" philosophy. The zinc anode, being the least noble metal in the area, is there to essentially absorb the electrolytic current...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Where do you go skiing Jeff?
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Long weekend here so am back at Mt Koscuiuszko to walk a different track, play with a new toy and do a bit of fly fishing before the season ends. Hike today was to Blue Lake (so called I think...
  50. Thread: H28 Genesta

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    Re: H28 Genesta

    As I mentioned, I’ve replaced a few shafts, struts and props because they had become pitted from electrolysis and which were anti fouled with a copper based antifoul, who knows for how long and what...
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