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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That's nice! A sort of stumpy Folkboat but really nice! Not my call at all but really, I think if I were Jeff, I'd go trailerable because of all the mooring issues there and the opportunity to nip...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Don't buy it unless they pay for stripping off that godawful deck paint and replacement! And get a proper survey!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Very possible - lots of campsites. From our place, two days sailing and rowing to get to The Broadwater then as much sailing as you like on the Myall Lakes. So, 6 days. But you could always just...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What about a really good TS 16? Or something a little more seaworthy and roomier. But TS 16 is a great boat! That Bolger boat isn't pretty. Boats should be pretty.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think HS might be a bit heavy and a hassle to rig, compared to a purpose built trailer sailer. But a lovely boat!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quite so.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You know, we love the Folkboat but if I was buying a boat for anything other than ocean cruising, I would definitely go trailerable. Leave it on a mooring during the calmer season and lift it out the...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I've got some pictures that I'll. post later. No wheels, just two rails C section 150 75, an I beam across the middle 150 x 70 and box section 50 x 100 across the ends. All bolted together with...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    They're never as good as they look in the ad but these are a nice little boat. Worth a look!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I like their dinghy. They'll struggle to get the $75K but I think it's a really nice boat - slow but very seaworthy, and attractive.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Possum drama season here - territorial warfare! Last night, there was great commotion at one of the possum boxes and upon investigation we found that one box had fallen and was jammed in the tree...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I don't think it has anything to do with the epoxy. I've had the same thing happening varnishing oars. Sometimes, things just go oarwry.

    Sorry, about that. I've had it happen with bits of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    141 kph on Mt Wellington today. You'd need to put a reef in your paraglider or just hang on tightly to your hat, I guess! Landing could be tricky!

    Rick
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    Re: 38' sloop restoration

    Yes, lovely boat!

    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    An elegant solution!
    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Bruce has flipped!

    Rick
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    There are indeed! Looking fantastic Mal!

    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    And paint it to clearly expose any opening seams. :)

    Rick
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    Re: Grouper versus Lionfish (Video)

    Yes, I should have said larger predator!

    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Tough love!

    Rick

    PS And just in case you might think otherwise, nothing to do with the relatively expansive glue lines typically achieved in my workshop .....
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Confession time ....... after two yachts and gawdonlynose how many wooden boat festivals ...... I am so OVER varnish!! Painted boats look so fantastic! Of course it's only my opinion but .... I think...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    I suspect it's not the tiny voids the silly bugger's worried about. Rather, it's those giant glue lines! I mean, really, they're nearly as wide as the smaller rays in that Oregon! Tch tch tch!!!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgghnQF6E4

    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Don't be silly. Paint it!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The maximum amount of water that a boat with a self-draining cockpit can take on, is the volume of the cockpit, as long as all other openings are closed, of course. It doesn't really matter too much...
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    Re: Grouper versus Lionfish (Video)

    What a shame these things have become such a problem over there! They're treasured here, the subject of so many underwater photos. I was really surprised to hear of people eating them - they're...
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    Re: 38' sloop restoration

    Marcin, why don't you just laminate new floors from strips of wood and epoxy? Then you can extend the wings of the floors up onto the planking, and achieve a much stronger hull. Around the mast, you...
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    Re: 38' sloop restoration

    Thanks - we really love our boat!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's the bit that's so often overlooked. The self-draining cockpit sheds water as the boat rolls and limits the amount of water taken on to just one cockpit load.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sounds pretty dreadful! Folkboats are built without self-draining cockpits too and are also regarded as very seaworthy nevertheless. I built a self-draining cockpit into Pipsqueak primarily for...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Great photos JB - thanks!!

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

    That's easy - it's not a boat, it's a plane. Is it a DC3?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, it'd be nice to see him come in. Tell him to let us know when he's coming in and I'll see if we can meet him.

    Rick
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    Re: Hobart Tasmania WBS

    Looking forward to that!

    Rick
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    Re: Hobart Tasmania WBS

    I saw your tugs by the way - they're terrific! I didn't take any indoor shots though as I was too lazy to carry a flash. I thought the model display was very poorly organised, all crammed into that...
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    Fantastic Alan! As always!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    WB looks great Tom!!

    Who's GaryK? I rarely go over to Nelson Bay and both boats are out of action for sailing at present. I could motor out in Masina though. Ask him where in Port Stephens he's...
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    Re: Hobart Tasmania WBS

    Nice video but ..... I wonder if they noticed that there were several hundred boats in the water there?

    Rick
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Let me add my congratulations and thanks for a terrific adventure and a fine tale! You probably don't want to know what the weather is like here at present but I hope your coming summer is just like...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    March fly season - I hate March flies!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I've spent the last few days building the cradle for Pipsqueak. The side rails are heavy - C section, 8mm x 75 x 150 x 3.1 and I'm making the whole thing collapsible by using angle brackets and...
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Cut the frames to the template then bevelled to fit?

    Rick
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    Re: Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival 2015 Pictures

    |:)

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oak abuse.

    Rick
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    Re: Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival 2015 Pictures

    As above, great pictures and some really nice bosts! Thanks for posting!

    Rick
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    I don't think you need fillets either. However, fillets make sanding a lot easier so if you intend to paint the inside of the boat then having fillets will make it easier to sand back. Sanding into...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Your ability to imagine such a situation is astonishing!

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

    By the way, mine lost a boat hook too. A brand new, floating one. She watched it float away. I was away with the dinghy, at home getting a wetsuit so I could unwrap the mooring line from around the...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I wonder what the Dutch word for nightjar is?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-26/rogue-european-eagle-owl-sows-terror-in-dutch-city-purmerend/6265390

    Rick
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    Re: Cooking without full headroom .

    If you make the bottom companionway step into a seat, and keep it narrow (across), you can sit facing the stove or the table on the other side. It's a very effective, simple solution. Have another...
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