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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Measure thrice, cut once, then fair. Great stuff Ian.
    3 mm MDF is my go to pattern material, a nice balance between flexi and stiffness.
    I see we have a few books in common too.
    Carry on, Sir.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBe4bs2Vo70

    Sailing on Rawhiti.
    Waiheke Island, Patio Bay race 2022. A distance of about 22 nautical miles. Top speed, 9.6 knots, about when this video was taken....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

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  4. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Alex. The internet is a good tutor:d



    Hi Max,

    You are right, no one will see it but the mold spores will have a hard time hanging onto something.:rolleyes:

    Great idea about the...
  5. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    The foredeck went on today after a bit of prep.

    The epoxy coatings that had been applied were sanded with 120 grit and a coat of 207 epoxy was applied.
    This was to create a smooth and glossy...
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    Started carving out a backing block for the chain plate support earlier this week, then decided I didn't like the chain plates themselves , so that's going on the back burner for now and I'm...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Great progress Ian.

    That 291 is great stuff, have used it quite a bit over the years in a few large wooden joinery projects that had to allow for some expansion and contraction.
    Looking forward...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I hadn't planned on it Ken but now you've got me thinking that a piece of the old tree on Hector would be quite cool:ycool:
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    Thanks Alex, thanks Rick.
    Looking forward to getting the deck permanently fixed into position.

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    Three coats of epoxy have been rolled and tipped onto the underside areas that will be...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Some lovely rich colours in that breasthook, Ken.

    I have some walnut saved in the workshop. It's from an old tree that died after standing for well over a hundred years in my parents back yard....
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    Haha. John, when you are reincarnated, you will either come back as a Fox Terrier or a Blue Heeler... they both just never give up :D
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    Thanks Greg.

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    The decking now draws the eye to the sheer, promoting the sweep, especially toward the stern.
    Very pleased.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Great progress, Greg.
    Regarding those limber holes, how about welding a drill bit to a length of rod that extends beyond the edge of the cabin.
    Looking good.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  14. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Welcome aboard Tom.
    Enjoy the read.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    All the ply joints are scarfed.

    There are 5 scarfs at 6-1 over the solid deck blocking and king plank.
    The remaining two scarfs are at 8-1 over a void in the side deck.

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    Now, back to what has been happening on the dinghy itself.

    Painting of the blocking has been completed.

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    Primed, two undercoats, a quick sand and one top coat to finish.
    Will be easier...
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    Hi Nick,
    Well that depends.
    If it's a windy day nothing will be roved regarding the tops'l, so a little less flapping going on there.

    There may be days when it may not suit to have a tops'l up...
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    Thanks Nick.
    One idea was to attach a bullseye onto the mast with a soft loop/ bolster arrangement just above the gaff jaws and run the tack line through that which would hold the tack in close to...
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    Thanks for the compliments Ed and thanks for eagerly lurking.:ycool:

    Your tops'l system works well and keeps the process of setting and dousing simple.
    I know what you mean regarding the number...
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    Thanks for the link Alex, that's great.

    The rig is rather large I suppose but there will be the usual options to shorten sail.
    I basically don't like being underpowered.:arg

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Hi John,
    Thanks for the info.
    My topsail will be a handkerchief compared to Waione's.
    The aim is to not have yards at all so the sail can be stowed in a locker (or ice cream container:ycool:) when...
  22. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks for the recommendations Ian.

    I have various books on wooden boat building, rigging and sail making etc that one collects over the years.
    A while back I had John Leather's book as well, but...
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    Thanks for the input Nick, a few things to think about.

    If the forecast is for light winds then the topsail would be rigged ashore, getting it down at sea (if the forecast is wrong) without hang...
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    There have been a number of thoughts in regard to setting the topsail.

    The mast is very light, so the plan is to keep it full length to accommodate the topsail without resorting to a top yard....
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    Hi Nick,

    I posted (#24) this diagram in August 2020, it's on the first page of the thread.
    It illustrates my ideas for the intended rig using the sails that came with the dinghy, which are...
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    Thanks very much Ian.

    "Steadfast" certainly suits its name, that is one solidly built boat.

    The original idea of having the long bowsprit on the dinghy, was to incorporate a cutter rig.
    I...
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    Re: Creating 2 piece oars

    WoodenBoat issue #229 November-December 2012 .
    Page 40, "When the wind fails" is an article by Harry Bryan which explains the building of two piece oars and a side deck mounted bracket for a small...
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    Forming the longer length of blocking on the mid aft deck.
    Two lengths of 8mm thick Kauri were laminated over the mid camber. A small packer was placed mid length to allow for spring back.
    ...
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    Thanks Ken.
    I'm glad you are inspired and it did test the patience.
    I actually have a twenty minute nap at lunchtime, every day and recommend it. Have done so for many years, keeps the energy...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Nice timber Ian, just the bees knees. You're going to have a bit of fun with that.
    Enjoyed reading about your trip too.

    Cheers, Mike.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Sounds of whistling winds and rustling tumble weeds...:D
  32. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Hi Rick,
    Looks like it's all coming together.
    Have you given any thought to bringing the forward corner post slightly inboard, similar to the HR35 Rasmus in post #85.
    The continuing line of the...
  33. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks Alex.
    I did actually run out of clamps, which required a quick trip to a neighbouring workshop to borrow a few more.

    Cheers,
    Mike.

    Interior varnish completed.

    Three coats of...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Great vid Greg. Some fancy editing skills on show there.

    Down below is looking good, especially with that mood lighting going on:ycool:
    It's all starting to blend.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Re: NZers circumnavigate in a wooden boat

    A very good read.
    He started a bit of a dynasty, son Leith is a four time world and six time national OK dinghy champ, grandson Josh is a world champion in the Laser Radial class and is a dead cert...
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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    Maybe try sourcing the required timber from a building demolition business.
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    Good result. Sprung back about 10 mm (3/8") over the full length.
    Square dressed to 47mm ( 1 7/8").
    Weight 1.8 kgs (4 lbs).

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    Placed it in the vice about where the gammon iron would be,...
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    It is Max, and now it has been ripped into three strips, run through the thicknesser and laminated.
    A block fixed at each end and another set at the point of the stem head was all that was needed to...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Good on you Robert, you're a man after my own heart.
    Enjoy the "journey"... nothing ventured, nothing gained.Y>
    Best of luck to you.

    Cheers,
    Mike.



    Love it.
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    Hi Max,

    Laugh out loud moment there.

    The ring will probably be wrapped in leather, either that or some sort of soft braid. I will test the options closer to the time.

    Attaching a furler to...
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    They certainly do.

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    I'm even thinking about trying out a traveller ring on the dinghy, just to complicate matters even more.|;)

    Would certainly help with balancing the rig in...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice Tom. Looks like a tidy build.
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    Hi Max,
    Yep, I have a pretty good strike rate too...so far.

    Check out the bow sprit on this sandbagger replica.

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    More info here https://stephenswaring.com/spirit-tradition-replica/ to...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Scrunched up aaand frozen:cool:
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    Thanks Steve, it's a project I'm enjoying very much.
    I'm looking forward to dressing that Oregon too. It's great finding diamonds in the rough.

    Cheers,
    Mike.



    Last summer the 58' pilot...
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    Thanks Alex.
    I have always liked the look of curved bowsprits on Couta boats. A little more severe in their curve than what I intend, but they are the inspiration in this case.
    The upward curve of...
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    At last, something to show for my latest efforts other than varnished pieces of wood.

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    Two coats of Dutch white enamel have been applied to the inside of the top strake, knees, the...
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    Re: History of the planing dinghy

    Update for photos in post #481.
    The date scribbled on the back of the bottom photo reads "January 31st 1931." That is four days before the earthquake.
    The back of the top right photo reads...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    :arg"Black Sails" a good watch


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    Black licorice ice cream...don't knock it till you tried it.
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    Re: History of the planing dinghy

    John,
    I do...somewhere.
    All the relevant information I had gathered regarding these photos and the photos themselves I posted on the CYANZ website some years ago, unfortunately the website posts...
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