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  1. Thread: Boat paint quiry

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    Re: Boat paint quiry

    Hey JB77, Kirby is not available in Aus, (cant mail dangerous goods, and no importer/supplier.) Not sure about Fine paints?
    Jotun is great, as is Norglass. I found Jotun to be a lot cheaper in the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great to meet yourself and Thelma today Bruce. We found a fantastic campsite overlooking the Denison Canal.
    Must be high tide. Just saw 3 boats go through.
    127329
    my phone camera is playing...
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Looking at Mikes work up to this point I reckon he will have it pretty close. I don’t want to jinx you mike :) but probably spot on.
    Any adjustments can be made as you said Nick.
    she’s looking...
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    Re: The buggers drilled my gas tank.

    Plastic weld?
  5. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    Has the human species ever been capable of live and let live?
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    if you buy white kiwi grip you can get it tinted any colour you want at the local paint shop. You may already know this?

    bummer on the engine slacko. Feel for ya.
  7. Re: All I知 getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    A trip to the chiro was also what left me unable to walk, or lie down, crawling to the toilet, or breathe without pain,no medication touched it, etc.
    It was Sarah’s book which a friend gave me that...
  8. Re: All I知 getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    Sarah Key’s has dedicated her whole life to treating back pain. I dont think there is much she hasn’t seen, and she says you have to move it. The vid above is not a yoga session. If you can get your...
  9. Re: All I知 getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    ive been there. It lasted weeks.
    You need to move it and let it know it’s safe to move.
    The nerve contracts the muscle which tightens the nerve and around you go.
    how you accomplish that is up...
  10. Re: All I知 getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    You got to move it move it.
    https://youtu.be/B8eTYU4bjFg
  11. Re: All I知 getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    I found this book very useful years ago
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-back-sufferers-bible-sarah-key/book/9781760295097.html
  12. Thread: Mast makers

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    Re: Mast makers

    Leo from tally ho is getting his spars made in the PNW. Check his latest vid.
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    Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    Have no idea about the logistics of the rest, but for accommodations would a Camper van suit? Transport and accommodation in one.
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    I can ask him.
  15. Thread: Oops... a crash

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    Re: Oops... a crash

    I’m guessing it’s this one. Never gets old.
    https://youtu.be/b9mtM0uIQ9Q
    edit to add language warning
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    A mate of mine finished building one just last year. He followed the plans with the cockpit and there wasn’t a lot of room underneath once done. Was very close to the waterline so I’m not sure I...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I’ve always had trouble finding a half decent sand paper. Thanks for the info, I will definitely get some!
    boats looking lovely and solid there mate.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Jeez… you earned that!!! Welcome to Aus.
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    Re: I can't catch a break

    Shrooms have the wonderful, almost motherly quality of guidance. They will take you as far as you need to go as long as you are respectful and can trust the process, of which you are.
    The dosage is...
  20. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Hey Rick, what’s the slope of the forward of your cabin top? Would it suit to match that?
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hey Mike,
    Great little project you got going on here! The Oregon has held up well, should be some nice timber under there.

    Steve
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    “Smart” is quite the interesting word including pain and mental distress hidden in there.
    1. astute, as in business; clever or bright

    2. quick, witty, and often impertinent in speech
    a smart...
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    Re: carrick bend loop

    I enjoy these knot tutorials thanks asemery. Ignore the ol’ grumps.
  24. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Thank you gentleman!
  25. Thread: Depth sounder?

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    Re: Depth sounder?

    is this a small boat? That’s how I was reading it.
  26. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Thank you Andrew and thank you Rumars, (how do you know so much: )
    i found this description.

    Second World War WWII HUSUN Sextant by Henry Hughes & Son in Fitted Box 1943. No. 6B/177' below.The...
  27. Thread: Depth sounder?

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    Re: Depth sounder?

    You could go a hand held. Electronic or lead line. My first boat i had paper charts, hand held gps and a lead line for anchoring depths. Shallow draft cat so it worked ok. (Pre fancy nav apps) Or you...
  28. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    I found this on Gumtree a couple of years back. Haven’t used it as yet, (i dont understand the maths:)
    Can someone let me know what i have please? Its quite small so may cause troubles?
    120307...
  29. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Hey Ron, a shame to lose the ol’ deck look but I get it.
    are you going to reef the old seams and epoxy them or just go over the top as is?

    steve.
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    Re: building progress

    If im understanding properly Bernadette? This a link to Leo lifting tally ho. Scroll to the 15:15 mark
    https://youtu.be/ympYv5i8ER4

    Steve
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    Re: GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    Yeah its a bummer for him and the race.
    It looks like the Tashiba 36 is built strong.
    The hull is still in tact and looking at ways to get it off. Hopefully he still has a boat!...
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    Re: Patience during the late stages of a build?

    Both? :)
    the last 20% of the job takes 80% of the time, or something like that.
    As said above, a list and a cuppa will help. GL
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    GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    Details coming out on Guy hitting the rocks, losing his boat and having to swim to shore through the breakers.
    ...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hey David, congratulations on your build and first sail! What a wonderful little boat.
    Its good to learn some tough lessons straight up, no one was hurt, no damages. Might save your but later :)
    A...
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    Re: Flush trimming deck - need advice

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    excuse the lack of detail…
    But before you start make yourself a little jig like this, (don’t know what it’s called)
    it will transfer the hull line to your deck

    edit to add, photo is...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    that’s awesome!
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    Re: How much paint to buy?

    Hey Mush, You could apply the primer first and see how much you use before ordering the Kirby’s.
    both products should have sq ft estimates.
  38. Re: Tiller pilots - 'anything that I need to look out for?

    I get that.
    edit to add, you will probably find she steers beautifully with sheet to tiller, and can use the pilot for engine and difficult angles.
  39. Re: Tiller pilots - 'anything that I need to look out for?

    Hey Greg,
    i have had nothing but trouble with Raymarine tiller pilots, rust, randomly stop working etc.
    I have never owned a Simrad but have heard they are better. (Smarter and tougher).
    One...
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    I bought my anchor and a link of chain in to the shop (rigging store, not big box store) with me when sizing my shackle.
    That was after after an attempt at buying on line. (It was to big). In the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    hey Andrew, whatever you apply it over make sure it is well keyed. That stuff likes to peel. A fella I saw didn稚 sand properly and basically pressure washed it all off and started again. I put two...
  42. Thread: Nicotine Addict

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    Re: Nicotine Addict

    try being a smoker in aus. 50gram pack of tobacco is $90 One pack would last me around 5 days. I Just stopped a month ago. I certainly feel better in the mornings and walking up a hill, but damn I...
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    Re: Sikaflex and epoxy play nice?

    As in a chemical reaction?
    if so, no.
  44. Thread: R.I.P. my butt!

    by Geftb
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    Re: R.I.P. my butt!

    I heard willie Nelson died,
    he was singing on the road again…
    I’ll see myself out :)
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    To love and to have lost, is better than to never have loved at all.
    can’t remember where I read this years ago? But I find it is true, hurt and all.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Your boats coming along great Andrew!
    what about a couple of small light boards in your rigging? You could even look at having them run on batteries = no holes in your boat.
    I’m not sure how much...
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    which will make it hot in the summer. Bare wood= bare feet.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Do your best to imagine/calculate how much time and money a project such as this would take.
    then times it by a minimum of 12 on a good day then times that by 2 and your getting close. Kinda...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    another long time lurker here Jim. Never had a lot to offer on your crafting, but back pain. Haha, I can. Lift with your glutes. That was a game changer for me.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Haha, a sliding/adjustable bar?
    rhetorical question
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