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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    Great to see Peter!

    Rick
  2. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    I've never heard of the rotational ones. The only electronic one I'm aware of is a Johnson one that has two external `points'. When water rises to the higher point, I assume a circuit is completed,...
  3. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    I thought you wanted it for those times when you intend to leave the boat on a mooring or anchored. The little electric pumps don't move much water really so they're not much use if you get swamped....
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    Re: Trump and asbestos??????

    Time to stop feeding trolls, Peter.

    Rick
  5. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    I think he means having an electronic sensor switch and a float switch paralleled so that either can turn the pump on. Wales being fairly close to ireland.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sort of the opposite of putting your foot in it ... Sorry to hear it! Hope it heals quickly! Good luck with the boat deliberations!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    They didn't have one in any other colour?

    Rick
  8. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    The one I had on Pipsqueak never failed but I had two float switches fail. I think you'll find it'll be fine.

    Rick
  9. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    I had an electronic one fail. They don't seem to be as widely available as they were a few years ago. I've had float switches fail too but it's what I have in Masina now.

    Keep it clean, so place...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good luck with that Gary!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Open the window and buy the boat!

    Rick
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    Re: Trump and asbestos??????

    Life's too short.

    Do some reading.

    Rick
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    Re: Trump and asbestos??????

    But not a whole lot if this post is any indication.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sounds like you have an ideal location!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What are your new winches Matt?

    Rick
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    Re: What we need today is some Mural Art

    Our place in Newcastle. Thomas Jackson, Hit the Bricks Festival.

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    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sure does - looking great!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Or wait a bit longer and you can do it by just sitting on the wharf.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Farts?

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    I think external plates would suit Balia. They look wrong on many boats but just right on some.

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Masina's chainplates are really solid, two-part things. Only the bolts joining the parts go through the deck and the upper section covers the holes well. I reckon it's the best arrangement I've seen...
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Do half-lap joins where you join the ply sheets. Make these about 50mm wide.

    Form shallow trenches to bury overlapping joins in the glass. That way you get strong glass seams and a smooth deck.
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    15mm will be fine. Back everything strongly whether it's through 12, 15, 18 mm - whatever. Any movement will crush edges and allow moisture to penetrate. Don't set your chainplates up to move at all....
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Soda blasting is a good alternative to sandblasting.

    Rick
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Glass is stronger than dynel. 12mm ply, glassed, will be perfect for the deck and you'll have no trouble bending that to a Seabird deck. A properly sheathed ply deck will last indefinitely and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'll have a look.

    Rick
  27. Thread: Songs???

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    Re: Songs???

    Dear Doctor - Rolling Stones

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I can spend all day in a Parasox.

    Rick
  29. Thread: A.I.S

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    Re: A.I.S

    The GME AIS transceiver I've bought but still haven't installed, has no screen so I'm supposed to link it to the chartplotter. I wonder if that'll be an issue?

    Rick
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    Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    I can and it all looks terrific!

    Rick
  31. Re: Do You Think Peter Sellers Could Have Played Trumps Character?

    I don't think Peter Sellers could have done the pout. John Candy or Chevy Chase - yep, except I like them! I like Danny Devito too and Bette Midler but I reckon either of them. Cagney, Borgnine,...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Just to add - I don't have stops on Masina's traveller. I have blocks at each end, with lines running to the mainsheet block slider. A system like that, with blocks or cleats could easily be added on...
  33. Re: Family of 5 flip kayack on Lk Superior; only mother survives

    Right, if it was that windy, the boat could have been out of reach very quickly. So the mother might have swum for the boat while the father stayed with the children. Horrible.

    We had 5 children...
  34. Re: Family of 5 flip kayack on Lk Superior; only mother survives

    Surely if it was a sit-on-top kayak, they would have righted it and climbed back on?

    Rick
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    The point of a traveller is to provide more efficient down force so any additional advantage from allowing the block to travel outside the curve is negligible. Jamming is a real issue with a curved...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I posted the picture of the other horse as it has interesting stops. Sorry if that's breaking yet another rule. I have a friend who nearly lost three fingers to a badly designed traveller.

    Rick
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    Re: Letís do up a thread on Nike

    Exactly.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ah, good! I could only see links to articles - i didn't think you could view the whole magazine. Thanks!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Going through some photos and found this:

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    Rick
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Jim, this is a horse I took a shot of at the last Australian Wooden Boat Festival. I'm not sure how well it might work but it was beautifully made. It might help in your deliberations:

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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Some of you will recall that when Bruce was caught for a while at Wilson's Promontory last year, he met Neil Smith, owner of Wild Winds, a gaff ketch. Neil's the guy who brings loads of Tasmanian...
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    Re: The puns around here are getting out of hand.

    But just a tune full of tuba helps the melody go down, the melody go down, the melody go down

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I did suspect that.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Indeed. Does still make me wonder why you like the sound if it. Actually, I don't think I've ever emptied a bottle of it. I usually throw out half a bottle of crystalized and congealed gunk which...
  45. Thread: Bearly Anchored

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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    Unbearable!

    Rick
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    Re: The puns around here are getting out of hand.

    Too early for kebabs but brass monkey weather here too today.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's usually very quiet.

    Rick
  48. Thread: Songs About Death

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    Re: Songs About Death

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chF244LWWqg

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I use Fixtech and Purbond. Both good except they don't last on the shelf for more than about 18 months.
    For that reason, I'd recommend Purbond as you can get it in smaller bottles than Fixtech.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Simon Sadubin
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