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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    The search for Aunt Mabel's handbag.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It was fairly windy here last night from time to time but there hasn't been much wind here all day, although it probably got up to around 15 knots a few times. But yes, this one came through with a...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'd estimate 50 knots here now and building. And we're in the lee. Quite glad that Masina is on the Marina tonight.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    On any other day, that's probably what I'd say! But if i had to put money on it .....

    Just back from the marina. All looking snug down there, no wind, just lots of rain.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Currently 8 knots here. But the calm before the storm, I suspect.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Matt - I consider myself hugged! I think Mikey's the one who really needs the hug right now though!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well good luck! Wish we could give you a hand somehow! Which bay are you in?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, since I'm in a bad mood anyway ...... if an owner can't even be bothered tidying up the boat for the ad photos, what sort of condition would you expect the boat to be in? It might be great but...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A timely question! A month or two ago we returned Masina to the mooring to find that an adjacent boat seemed closer than before. It had had a mooring service in January and the owner felt that the...
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Progress indeed! Thanks for the update!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Okay! A lovely boat - if we didn't have Masina, I'd certainly be interested. I like just about everything about that boat.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, a problem with my terminology I think! I've always called those sort of moulding stringers, battens! I'm not disputing the term stringers, i just didn't know that's what they're called. I've...
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    The 3M stuff is a powder so it's already dry and it doesn't clog up the sandpaper. One pack of the stuff would last your whole life as you only need a tiny amount. By the way, I think `guide coat' is...
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    Re: Still confused about sheathing.....

    Okay, the trench was only mentioned in the first place in response to KB's query about how to deal with the lump created by an overlap. I mentioned that a way it's commonly dealt with on decks is to...
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Yep, same thing. The 3M product is a black powder, applied with a sponge-like thing. Reminds me of the face powder system used by er, previous generations. I don't think I'd use it on a new hull like...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A pretty standard, full keel. I'd guess it's ferro Jeff. You're not really looking for a cruising yacht are you?

    Rick
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    I use two coats of primer if the surface is a bit rough. But I wouldn't use a second coat of primer as a shadow coat. Shadow sands off very easily and reveals low spots. You don't leave any shadow...
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Available just about anywhere! The reason I bought the Corona ones was that I was chasing really good brushes for tipping off and the Sydney supplier suggested trying their rollers too. They're...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    The worst thing was actually standing, as all the blood rushes to the leg and it hurts a lot for a couple of weeks at least. But I really don't know whether, in my case, it was the sprained ankle,...
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    No problem, as this ain't the ABC. They're Corona Ultra Smooth High Density Foam. To find your nearest supplier, go to www.coronabrushes.com. I know there's a Sydney supplier, I think there's a...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Scott, so sorry to hear of the accident! Best wishes to Susan for a speedy recovery! I had a spiral fracture of my leg 5 years ago so I know too well how much fun she isn't having.

    Rick
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    Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    I've recently become a big fan of high-density foam rollers. Of course you know they have to be polyurethane compatible but the finish I've been getting with Awlgrip, especially when my pathetic...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    But but ........

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Gary, does your boat really have stringers, or are they chine logs?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Fairy enough! Composite construction!

    Here's one for Bruce or Jeff (but I still reckon the one in Newcastle has Jeff's name on it .....)....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'd have thought most of her stock might be a bit small though. I guess boxers and front rowers must also pop their teeth under the pillow.

    Good luck with it Phil! Just hope that it's not like...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    How much did she charge Phil?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Right, of course! Yes, I was thinking of the more traditional stringers. And yes, that arrangement would be a real nuisance. I'd also question the need for them once the building is complete. It...
  29. Re: Modern Timber Hull Construction: Skin and Framing Options.

    I think fillets are ugly but, trying to keep Pipsqueak's (our Folkboat) innards clear of water and dust, is a real nightmare. While I love the look of a clinker boat (only Americans call them...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I never really looked at the construction. I knew it was triple skinned or whatever and that it was built by a very good builder. I was all set to fly over to have a proper look when the owner...
  31. Thread: Redwing update

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    Re: Redwing update

    Looks great Gary!

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I just bought some Cetol Marine to try out on the bridgedeck and the shelf at the back of the cockpit. I just rough sanded the teak today and will give it a better sand if the weather's okay...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Isn't cold water supposed to be more fertile?

    Riada's looking terrific JB!

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes, I think I mentioned how surprised I was that there seemed to be so little growth on the boats, posts, rocks etc. in Nelson, compared to where we are.

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I'd be happy to pay the extra for Micron if it really is that much better. If I go that way, I'll have to find a way to get all the old and older AF off though - that might kill the deal! I'd also...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    We hope you'll have your drawers on when next we see!

    Rick

    PS That boat of Scott's really is a masterpiece, isn't it?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Anyone we know?

    Rick
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    Do you like it?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No need to cry Greg - your boat is nice too!

    Only kidding ....Yep, that's just great. Those little moments are precious! But you put a lot into that boat and it's superb. Anyone with taste would...
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    I'm sure there are plenty that are okay, and, of course, it depends on the paint. I found that the epoxy primer I use is really tough on rollers. I got some hairy ones to use with the primer,...
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    I've had that problem with other ones too. The ones I'm using are Corona brand. It's an American company www.coronabrushes.com but I bought them from a place in Sydney. I got onto them by chasing up...
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    Re: A Boat for the Tasman

    Just been doing a bit more deck and cockpit painting with Awlgrip. Slug recommended the good foam rollers for this a while ago. I ordered some and have been trying them out. They really are excellent...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes, I use that one from time to time but the mooring is affected by a lot of cur-rent, a big part of the problem, so snor-kel is trickier than scu-ba. Well, it would be if the slackarse owner...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    School holidays here so we have more than the usual number of little families wandering past to look at the water, go fishing, swimming etc. Last night, just on dark, we heard Dad say to Son: Look, a...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I wonder if that AF can be put straight over the Altex I have or whether I'd need to strip the old AF off? I suspect I'd have to strip it off!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, it is sad to hear of all these losses. I lost my parents a long time ago - both died quickly and both were quite young. I miss them every day.

    Rick
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I don't know how you guys get your antifoul to last so well over there. Masina's already got quite a bit of slime and a few barnacles and it's less than a year since hauled. Same Altex AF she had in...
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    Re: Skin on Frame Rowboat

    Wow John! Fantastic! That's a really beautiful boat you've built there!!

    Rick
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    Re: An update on The Mighty Pippin

    You might not like what you see when you look in the Mirror, Igor!

    Rick
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    Re: Still confused about sheathing.....

    I think that was directed at me. I'm not a qualified shipwright - I seek advice from those who are and try to pass on methods that I find most useful. I'm just about to commence a hull sheathing job...
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