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    Re: Devlin Oolichan 13

    Hi,
    I just looked back after a long hiatus (nearly 1 year to the day........)
    unfortunately work and life have got in the way over the last year.. Business has been crazy due to covid travel...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Have a chat to your rigger about the grub screws, as to what they use.
    I'm pretty sure they still use locktight otherwise I'd say use tefgel to stop the corrosion.
    As a sailmaker I'd recommend...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks for putting all this up Chris, it's a really interesting thought experiment and I agree with your view on that what we do is only a tiny drop in the ocean when it comes to emissions but it's a...
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    Oolichan / Candlefish deck options

    I've started building an Oolichan 13 from Devlin Boats.
    The Oolichan is a wider version of the Candlefish 13 which is why I included that in the title as I believe a few of these have been built...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Just out of interest, My H28 which was a 1950 built ketch had some lead (50kg) in the bilge just behind the mast step.
    The previous owner did this when he upgraded the engine to a 20hp beta with...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I got told this Gem a while ago when I had my H28.
    Apply a different colour antifoul as you base layer. That way you know when your top layers has worn through and the different colour is showing...
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    Re: Devlin Oolichan 13

    Got some more done this weekend / today (public holiday in AUS)

    All the frames are cut out and edges radiused and got the two layers of the transom glued together.
    I'm tossing up weather to coat...
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    Thanks Rich, I’ve been following your...

    Thanks Rich, I’ve been following your Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff it was one of the final designs I was thinking about but went with the Oolichan as I really like the look of chines.
    We have a...
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    Devlin Oolichan 13

    Hi,

    I've just purchased plans for Sam Devlins Oolichan 13.

    I haven't found any info or builds on the boat on the web and I was wondering if anyone had experience with this design. Looking at it...
  10. Australian source of ballistic nylon for skinning skin on frame boats

    Does anyone know of anywhere in Australia that sells either ballistic nylon or another fabric suitable for skinning a skin on frame boat?
    All the searching I've done so far hasn't come up with...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    on my little dinghy I did a similar but DIY method to the CLC product.
    Being a sailmaker / Canvas worker I have a lot of short rolls and offcuts of sunbrella in many lovely colours.
    Basically I...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I'm not sure if this was mentioned before, but what would happen if you didn't spline the boat and just left the caulking in when you sheathed it in glass?
    will the hull become unstable when the...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    In my H28 I had a water strainer for the engine raw water intake in the cabin so you could easily see that it was pumping water (or when it had anything in it). It just sat next to the steps so it...
  14. Ross Lillistone's low power high speed skiff "Fleet"

    I've been doing a fair bit of reseach over the last little while on low power high speed skiffs.
    There isn't a whole lot of information out there which actually gives you expected speed at a given...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Be careful when sewing through think materials (especially webbing or where there is already stitching hole) with these lighter weight machines. They are the ones which bite!
    I'm a sailmaker by...
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    I have done heaps which where more square with a...

    I have done heaps which where more square with a batten that extends from the gooseneck area to the back edge of the head.
    I don’t have any photos but could do up a drawing if you like.
    The...
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    Refinishing Washboards,

    I’ve stripped the varnish off my washboards and there are some black marks (I guess water marks) left in some spots where the varnish had peeled.

    Is there anyway to get rid of them? ...
  18. I have two awnings for my H28 (I am a sailmaker /...

    I have two awnings for my H28 (I am a sailmaker / canvas worker)
    One is my storage and all weather awning. This is out of sunbrella (light tan colour) which forms a peak with roll up sides. As I...
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    Re: Skin on frame rowing boats

    Thanks Dave and everyone much appreciated.
    I've got a bit more to ponder now.
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    Skin on frame rowing boats

    I'm contiplating building a skin on frame boat for rowing in river and bay which is really close to a house we just moved into.
    It's only a couple of hundred meters to the boat ramp so the lightness...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    The other thought I had been toying around with was just getting a webber style BBQ instead of a stove.
    Then it would be a lot easier to cook outside so the cabin doesn't warm up ect. It is the big...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    The other thought I had been toying around with was just getting a webber style BBQ instead of a stove.
    Then it would be a lot easier to cook outside so the cabin doesn't warm up ect. It is the big...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    My sister swears by her jet boil (google it) for camping. It packs up small and boils a cup of water super quick. I think they have different sizes depending on how much you want to boil. you can buy...
  24. Thread: My H28

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    Re: My H28

    From memory 4 liters......
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    Re: My H28

    I painted my H28 with a house hold single pack enamel (Dulux here in Australia). It didn't level out as well as the marine ones are suppose to but the budget has been slim of late. Also I don't mind...
  26. Thread: My H28

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    Re: My H28

    Love it! not sure about the wood...
    anymore details or photo's of the boat?
    Is it a ketch or sloop?
    much prefur the original cabin top rather than the dog house style.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    This was a nice re-read.
    Larks heres a good reason for the ketch, you have an awesome anchor point for a full set of covers, Did these late last year. feels so much cooler on deck and below. Plus no...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I'm pretty sure that the beta has an oil spout on the top of the motor for changing the oil (Atleast my beta 20 does)
    It's a curved spout with what looks like a garden tap handle. It made changing...
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    Re: Old style sailmaking

    This sail was computer designed and plotted. You do get a better shape doing it this way.
    We did make the panels narrow (two panels for the width of the fabric) which gives it an older look as the...
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    Do you have anymore pictures of a ringtail on a...

    Do you have anymore pictures of a ringtail on a Bermuda rig?
    I had in my head that they where more for gaff rigs.
    I might put one on the h28 if they do work.


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    I painted my boats topside so with dulux...

    I painted my boats topside so with dulux aquanamel about 1 year ago.
    Only had one split on plank join and no wear where the boat sits on the fenders.
    The only issue I had was on a flat surface or a...
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    Re: Old style sailmaking

    Had the same issue here with Bainbridge ect.

    We ended up splitting the 140cm fabric in half for this sail to get the narrow panel look.
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    Re: Old style sailmaking

    And here is the finished product. (to many pictures to do in one post)

    https://i.ibb.co/HNjDvjP/10.jpg

    This really makes me want to get around to making a new mainsail for my H28.
    The one...
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    Re: Old style sailmaking

    Here it is step by step,

    First sew on a leather chafe strip to the leach and punch a hole where the centre of the ring will sit,
    https://i.ibb.co/qxLnb7m/12.jpg


    Next trace around the outside...
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    Old style sailmaking

    I've had the opportunity over the last few weeks to make some sails for a replica of a 1908 Moreton Bay Mullet Boat.
    It's similarish to a couta boat but a bit bigger I believe.
    The owner keeps the...
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    A mate put a new beta 30hp in his timber bay...

    A mate put a new beta 30hp in his timber bay cruiser last year.
    He'd been having nonstop issues with an old yanmar since he bought the boat.
    He did the instal himself and did the whole thing...
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    Re: Sail Slide Shackles?

    I've been sailmaking for 12 years now (not as long as some who have already commented) working on everything from little dinghy's to 100ft supermaxis.
    I wouldn't recommend using plastic shackles on...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    I have the same set up, works like a treat.
    I do need to have a play around as the navionics app I use doesn't show your heading as a compass angle (not that I have a compass on deck....), it only...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Awesome photo. really makes me want to get out in mine.
    Love the Ipad and reaching strut.
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    My partner took the boat out the other weekend for the lady skippers race in Brisbane.
    Unfortunitly I was away doing an offshore rece, and as usual the best pictures of your boat you have don't have...
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    If your still looking for port holes there a...

    If your still looking for port holes there a place at cold coast city marina called recycled boat bits which had quite a few when I was in there the other week.

    There’s also a H28 going for...
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    Re: Curtains and cushions

    The advantage the sunbrella upholstrey fabric have is that they are more waterproof than standard fabrics.
    Just the high humidity on boat gets into the foam which is great at sucking up moisture...
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Thanks heaps for your advise.
    The previous own has told me that there is a barrier coat between the antifoul, shaft and prop.
    He had advise that he didn't need the anode which is why there isn't...
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Hi Jay,
    I should go back through your thread to find pictures of your rigs, do you have side stays running to the jib stay as well?
    I have two lowers running to the base ( one forward one aft) of...
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Yeh, the white looks a lot better than the old colour. It was a home made mix of white and beige........ It just never looked clean.
    What colour do you have your decks painted? I'll be doing that...
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    The second day they sailed with a reef and went better.
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    We had our wooden boat festival at Wynnum Manly Yacht Club at the bigining of the month.
    Perfect weather.......... 20-30 knots all weekend.

    We had some good racing in Div 2 with a twister 28...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    I'd be interested in what you motor at with the 16hp.
    I've got a beta 20 but a small fixed prop, and cruise at 5-5.5knts.
    I'd love to get a folding or feathering prop one day. getting that nut off...
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Used Altex no.5 green.
    I only found that altex and sea hawk available it green. the Alex was $225 for 4L and the sea hawk was going at $380 1 gallon (about 3.8L)
    I got some leftovers from a...
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Hi All,
    It's been a while between posts but a fair amount of progress has been made,
    I've slipped the boat and,
    Filled the seams which needed filling,
    Sanded the hull smooth (smooth but not...
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