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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Have to love a character boat, thats some tumblehome.
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    I totally get taking a sabbatical from this place, it takes up a lot of time. I'll do it myself soon. I just want to know which Pacific island we're meeting up at. (Put smilefacething in here)
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    Re: Trysail vs. a fourth mainsail reefing point

    We've had a windy season here, particularly early on and Christmas. Lots of 30 knot and a couple of upper 30 into 40. Thats all within normal reef range ....... Trysail and storm jib is for sea. I...
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    Re: pr0n

    I see plank lines. This it....?
    http://palma.boatshed.com/bristol_channel_pilot_cutter-boat-157340.html

    Morwenna, one of Ed's.
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    Haven't we got an agent in that neck of the woods , a sneaky photo or two , or an interview ........?
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    Re: Non-skid deck paint

    The cost mitigator on kiwigrip is its waterbased, so cleanup is simple. Its also easy to touch up in wear spots by cleaning with soap and water or meths ( denatured alchohol) if more aggressive...
  7. Thread: Yikes!

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    Re: Yikes!

    There's video of those dutch barges capsizing. The heck with that.
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    Re: holy ******* ****

    Well.. that sounds a bit serious, unlike the posts people like me have been making about your absence. Get well soon / full recovery young fella.

    But I told you driving a Ford Explorer is like...
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    Re: Trysail vs. a fourth mainsail reefing point

    Re the boom furling, I'm not talking about traditional roller reefing, I have no time for that whatsoever
    The system is leisurefurl or reefrite style , where the sail is rolled on a spar inside the...
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    Re: Trysail vs. a fourth mainsail reefing point

    I changed my mind after fairly hectic trip to the islands on a friends boat a few years ago. there was such a drama and heightened risk in setting the storm jib we ended up furling the genoa to a...
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    I'd love to hear how its all going for you , Don.
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    Death in Paradise , agin.
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    Re: The lightweight lifeboat tender?

    It'll need drinks holders then......
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Is this the Chuck Berry thread?
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    Re: Where's Paul been hiding?

    Maybe Paul is the WBF Typhoid Mary .
    Which, in the interests of conversation, I had shots against last week. Typhoid, Tetanus and one of the other things , name escapes me. Anyway , arms wanted to...
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    Re: pr0n

    I think he's on a self imposed WBF diet , just to prove to himself he can give it up anytime he wants to. Like me , I could give it up annnnyyytime.........o wait.
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    Re: The lightweight lifeboat tender?

    Nice looking boat, but where do you put a 12 ft tender on passage at sea? ( says the guy who has towed various dinghies up to 15 ft for tens of thousands coastal)
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    Re: Trysail vs. a fourth mainsail reefing point

    We actually had our trysail out on the weekend looking for place for it to live hanked on ,on passage. The mast gets complicated around the gooseneck/ partners and a bag there will create halyard...
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    Re: pr0n

    He ain't back yet Jim. I just read that Paul has man flu and his fingers don't work.
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    Re: pr0n

    In the absence of an answer, I'm assuming it is in fact a cunning system for braking.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I hope that works out for you, Ian.
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    Re: Trysail vs. a fourth mainsail reefing point

    That approach has just been accepted for category 1 offshore rating here. I'd do it,but I have the trysl and track...so we'll stick with that.
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    Re: Happy Vernal Equinox

    A ten year bump. pretty good.....
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    Re: Plastic plain bearing/bushing on shaft

    Vesconite is the shaft bearing a lot of people are using now. Like a cutless bearing it is an interference fit bushing. You put it in the freezer overnight and fit it cold.
    Face seals like PSS don't...
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    Re: How to actually pronounce car brand names

    Everybody knows how to pronounce Nissan.
    Dat sun.
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    Re: Is it time for WBF to modernize ?

    Dang it, and just when photobucket has become so weighted down with ads and popups and junk that it has become completely unuseable .
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    Re: Where's Paul been hiding?

    I drove one of those once in the '90's, so much body roll you had to tack it for the corners. Perhaps he's stuck in irons somewhere. A lee shore or somewhere suitably exciting.
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    It's so roomy too!
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    Re: bowsprit project: securing the shrouds

    Yes, thats a worry isn't it.
    Also, when you observe that the sampson post is trying to elongate its deck piercing you realise just how much compression is on them. Robin Hood has his arrow drawn ,...
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    Re: bowsprit project: securing the shrouds

    Calling them stays has snuck into colloquial usage over the years.But the old rule is that wire that stops a spar falling over fore and aft is a stay ,and one that supports it sideways is a shroud....
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    Well, we held out for years but after attending a cruising communications workshop yesterday we've stopped fighting it and bought an Ipad . Everything seems to be easily adapted to them as opposed to...
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    Re: bowsprit project: securing the shrouds

    I had the impression that you guys had some pretty decent second hand/ salvage boat parts stores over there? Shirley a cranse iron could be found.
    I don't like the pad eye idea one bit for the...
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    Re: An affirmation of life.

    Great project and approach, Peter.
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    Re: Bowsprits and Headsails

    https://youtu.be/nDBvPFu769k

    On Waione , in this video for meerkat 10 years ago, we had our big headsail hanked on the forestay but that mess on the foredeck is our working jib on a wykham martin...
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    Re: Bowsprits and Headsails

    https://youtu.be/o95BDYGbjH8
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    Re: Bowsprits and Headsails

    One could argue a rum is necessary before going out there......Heh heh.

    Oh... that isn't very good these days is it.
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    Re: Bowsprits and Headsails

    It does,so you just set up with some seperation. I ran wykham Martin and then tried a modern code zero type furler,which worked well but didn't look so good. They're perfectly suited for a flying...
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    Re: Bowsprits and Headsails

    I've never had netting on my boat or any other I've sailed or raced on, I put non skid on the varnish along the top of my bowsprit, bad weather you'd get low with a foot on the bobstay. Cruisers and...
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    Re: Southern Cross

    Great news John. Thanks.
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    Re: Bowsprits and Headsails

    You go out and you get it down and gasket it, change it if necessary. Some people had retrieval lines / downhauls, you still have to gasket it or take it off and get it back.
    or you had a flying...
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    Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    Yep, its that time , should be an update around about now.....
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    Re: Study of a Yacht

    The helmsman isn't filled in so it never was finished. I do like most of it but wouldn't have it on my wall with that rig disaster going on. My first thought was it was a non sailor copying a photo...
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    Re: Year of origin dream garage

    I like the idea. I'd expand it a bit to include your wishlist cars from when you woke up as a young adult. Same thing really ....for me that often means 60s and early 70s cars despite my 50s birth...
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    Re: Table Saw Kickback Example

    One way to get a stake in telecommunications.
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    Re: useing a tablet as a chart plotter.

    I have something like that for the laptop on the boat Peter. It works fine down below. The laptop has open cpn charting as backup.
    Like I said earlier , my tablet is android and has gps in it so I...
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    Re: FORD - starting issues

    Still got the Moke?
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    Re: Year of origin dream garage

    I used to have that car ! 4 door '55. 265 smallblock and three on the tree. I drove it 1000 miles at 90 with a PE 175 Suzuki in the back seat.
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    Re: More overhang than waterline

    One rater is what flicked across whatever remains of my grey matter too.

    Its interesting observing what comes around goes around. Pretty much every race boat and many cruising boats now have...
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    Re: This is a unique runway

    I bet his airline meal tasted like plastic.
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    Re: Oh ****

    Chilling.
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