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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Launch day finally arrived, now I was hoping for a gentle breeze for the first outing to test and familiarise but this was ridiculous not even a zephyr.

    Anyway bit of preparation and in she goes...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I've had the problem several times with different products Larks not sure of the cause but each time it was over epoxy and I wonder about residual wax so I think washing the pox with ammonia is...
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    :d Fresh out of ebony Alan probably have to use Jarrah with a heavy stain. Thanks for your compliment.


    Thanks John you confirm my thinking. I will go ahead and finish the bracket and decide...
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Makes the world of difference that cap mind you a bit of shed time doesn't hurt either.


    You have no idea the hours I agonised over the gains, still concerned I didn't cut them correctly from a...
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Hi Peter,
    Thankyou Sir, as I've been AWOL these many months I'm currently engaged in catching up on your adventures. Think I need to fill the esky could take a while.

    P.S. I discovered why it was...
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Thanks everyone to say I'm chuffed to finish her after so many years is an understatement, trouble is I keep thinking about another build but after this one I'm thinking divorce could well be on the...
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    My how time flys or flies whatever.

    For those of you following this thread the build took a back seat to work etc for some time but in the past couple of weeks I locked myself away in the shed and...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    G'day Peter,
    I haven't been around for awhile so have spent the last oh let's just a fair while catching up. Build is looking terrific and I particularly like your tiller nice idea.

    Keep at it....
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    Impressive John and in such a confined space.......... and I assume no harm came to the neighbours house in the making of this boat :D

    Mike
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Hi Jim,
    It's been a while since I checked in and wow great progress.

    I can't help it I'm going to make a dumb comment but looking at the photos I keep dreaming of her bright OK I've said it but...
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    Obviously not much moaning intended on this build. That's a thinking stool only.

    Great to see you at it John
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    I cut two of the molds from the appropriate stations cut them off about half way flip over the top section trace out and recut hull form reattached to strongback, Bobs your uncle. Oh and I cut some...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Very nice Mr. Sibley the white paint will show off a svelte shape...... the boat man not you. :D

    Will she be white top coat too, looks great.

    Oh and I look forward to raising a glass for the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Rob who was reading the paper you or the bloke riding the mower......inquiring minds you know.

    Hope the recovery is a speedy one both you and the window.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    OK I'll add to the chorus! I joined in 08 just before this magnificent thread started and Jim you and ol Lemonhands have kept me intrigued ever since for differing reasons. Like others I like to...
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    Re: Resuscitation of Mirror "Crackers"

    OK so who is Jack Holt......................:rolleyes::d


    Nice
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Hi Chuck been following your adventure and must say well done. As for the bolts someone who knows will be along but can I say I would be concerned as you with stainless in this application but I I...
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    Re: Possible plywood scarfing idea?

    Did that one go over everyones head..............so to speak. :d:d
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Haven't been around for a while Peter things are looking great. It's a proud moment when the first primer coat goes on and then you see all the touch up spots and you go sit in the chair for a...
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Good thing cows don't climb trees and eat leaves
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    How much can a Koala bear

    Up early the other morning to catch an interstate flight and hearing noise from the shed went to investigate. Now I made the mistake of leaving the door open the previous night and found this bloke...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Whoa I was talking to Johno a couple of days ago and he said his back was giving him grief then when he hasn't been answering I have been worried.

    Doh should have checked in here before now.
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    A little technical clarification if you please

    1. What octane fuel will the test be run under...... the motor not the skipper.
    2. Will there be wind, again I'm talking about the boat man.
    3....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    OK Johno I'm now an official SOL and finding the Fiji Race absorbing. The first thing I've found about online ocean racing is the hot shower after each watch is a luxury. :D
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    I must point out warp speed is missing Mr Scot
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    Tick and..................................BTW you've got me hooked and why don't you stand by to receive transmission
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    :D Oh I'm interested alright it's just I've still got a boat to finish and I spend enough time on here without becoming addicted to another online activity.

    Having said that how do you call water...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    I've used Norglass reasonably priced and something that is still made in Oz. They have a website with some good info too.
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Great work Peter and well Sir I am flattered however I fear your faith in my advice may well be misplaced you see I subscribe to the two metre rule. That is if it looks OK from two metres away it's...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thought it important this scientific study was passed on as members may decide to travel the route.

    Arecent study has found over 200 dead crows near Ceduna South Australia andthere was concern...
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    ID is 45mm across the flat sections hmm big difference now you have me worried although I took my dimensions straight off the plan thinking Doug Hylan knows what he's talking about.
    I would think...
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    Interesting my 13' birdsmouth mast has a 16mm wall thichness tapers from 3" to 1/11/16" so for the extra 3' adds 3/8" to OD plus twice the wall or is it the OD that has more influence on wall...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Strange time the finish of planking it's great to see the hull form complete but an enjoyable part of the build ends, looking great Peter.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oo oo I know Johnos version of a Bolger Bird Watcher...................or not.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Been watching this thread for a while and must say until the recent pics appeared of the rudder and like wondered if the criticism was totally justified as the build might last a while in lake...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Shamus this is probably the place to post although can I say I don't like that sort of news. Can I also say it's great to hear you have survived and as you say lucky.

    I hope the recovery continues...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think at least the design parrameters should be forth coming what!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Fantastic so now we have two new build projects to watch........I love Putt Putts
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I've got an old build that needs varnishing does that count................yeah come on John spill.
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    Re: Tornado in Oklahoma

    +1 well said Rick
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, I do hope to splash this spring..............really I do.

    Andrew the deck is Huon Pine thwarts are mahogany and I have or will coat everything in epoxy, total...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Always a difficult decision, sorry you are faced with it.
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    No idea what he saying but "stay calm and carry on" seems an appropriate reply.
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    Re: Coquina buid in Oz

    Hi Dave,
    Not a lot to report life, work and things have got in the way you know how it is so the build has been at a stand still for the last few months.

    However after we left off a bit more was...
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    Re: Tugboat Bill's Last Ride

    This is a link to some stats my interpretation is it's variable across the country but a weather dude would probably make something of it....
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    Re: Tugboat Bill's Last Ride

    This is a true desert region so the rainfall is irregular but when it does generally as a result of a tropical feed from the Indian Ocean the result can be 200-300 mm in the space of a few days. This...
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    Re: Tugboat Bill's Last Ride

    Sorry about the drift but here is a pic of the same spot after some rain.

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/8752611247_5ab2bbcd1d_c.jpg
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    Re: Oughtred - Grey Seal

    Looking good Andrew....no make that great. Are you cutting the gain on one plank only as that's what I did however I see some builds were a cut is made on both surfaces perhaps the more experienced...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Your inlaid chart table should be polished yes?

    I made a pair of side tables for my daughter a few years ago, fancy book matched veneers and had a go at polishing I gave up after about 20 hours of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I thought everyone french polished their boom.
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