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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks like a whole lot of jammers on the mast.

    Lovely boat.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great photos Tom! Thanks!

    Rick
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    Who IS Squat? Seems that a lot of people know him but don't like to acknowledge him!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Where are you planning to go in your boat? Masina's been to Heard Is but never had a heater as far as I know.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Okay, I suspect, from the Balia snoring stories, that Bruce sleeps flat on his back. In which case, the compressible foam thing should suit him perfectly. Ms Bruce however, will need to keep a jug of...
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    Yeah and they also have weapons of mass destruction hidden under those ponchos! And watch what happens when they team up with those other aliens - they won't just borrow people on isolated country...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's a blowin' and a blowin' here.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks good Tom!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    So do I. Just do it!

    Rick
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    Re: The Republican National Convention

    Wake me up when they get the poodle to bark at us next please.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hoping and trusting that all will be well Mr S!

    Rick
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Hi Mal! Looking the part there! What a horrible job fairing is but ..... nearly there, eh?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Antipodean gourmet thread.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I know you alternate between that and Watties Baked Beans on toast.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Mashed potato, peas, chops, GTK, Bellbird and Nescafe.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No, they're not. We want to laugh and share!
    Reenactment possible?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    My brother had an XU1. My other brother had two Vauxhall Vivas. He bought the second one for spares. Each week he cut a bit off the remaining one and put it in the whizz bin. To save dump fees. He...
  18. Re: Your opinion on the lines of a 28' Norwegian sailboat from 1908?

    Clinker looks great but it's a maintenance headache inside due to all the lands. It's a much trickier building method than carvel and more difficult to keep completely dry inside. But I would go with...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I had one of those Toranas. It was a pretty hopeless car.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That's always the problem! But strips at the widest point give you the option of turning around a post, at least, when the doo doo hits the fan.

    But yes, paintwork and sheathing are easily...
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    I think the Republicans are about to do a whole lot more varnishing than you Gerard!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Wooden boats are particularly vulnerable to scratches and gouges on wharves and posts. It's just so easy to do serious damage from a very minor problem with current or steering. It happens with glass...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    All in all it sounds like it was nearly a bad day in but we're glad you stayed out!

    But .... Isn't that the opposite of what you wanted? Where did you go?

    Rick
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    Re: The Republican National Convention

    Yes! Time to get back to the good old days of napalming Vietnamese families and carpet bombing Cambodian villages.

    Rick
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    We only get the lowlights here. At least, I hope that's what they are .....

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice but you'll be happier with a telescopic one.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You can buy a really good tiller extension fitting from just about any chandlery for a few dollars!

    Here's a Riley one...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That's great! Nice footage! is that with a Go Pro?

    We sailed inside Fish Rock a few weeks ago. I've always wanted to dive there but each time I plan to go, something happens to prevent it. I even...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We're driving down in Feb. Don't really know where we're staying yet except in Hobart for the festival. We splurge a bit on accommodation there.

    Rick
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    Re: Seems Appropriate Right Now...

    But the REM guy's video clip is soooo good!

    Thanks Duncan! And thanks too for the TFF info - I had no idea that song was theirs.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes but this is such beautiful photography. You can really see the power of those waves and their beauty. Geoff McCoy made a fantastic film of underwater footage at Teahupo, also in slow motion. Very...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think I've posted this before but ...... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7woVTuN8k3c

    Rick
  33. Thread: British classics

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    Re: British classics

    Really nice - thanks!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Lots of good stuff there! Good prices too. The dinghy smock isn't listed but there's a Gul top that seems similar.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Perfect!

    Remember that rashees are quite cold when wet in a bruuze. So if you use a sleeveless wetsuit with a rashee underneath, your arms and shoulders can get pretty cold. Rashees don't add any...
  36. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    These assumptions that May is acting wisely remind me of Chauncy Gardener. Sorry, but I think this latest emperor should acquire a gown, or anything!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Remember those tin things in country trains? You sort of shook or rolled them and they got hot. As a result, you sat there shivering like a leaf in a gale but at least you had warm feet. I always...
  38. Re: forcing thickened epoxy uphill into a hole AKA pushing **it uphill

    How much goop do you need to get in there? Another method is to push the goop in with a bit of grooved dowel. The air escapes via the grooves but the glue remains if it's thick enough. Just keep...
  39. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Well, it figures. The same bunch of lunatics that created the referendum appoints an offensive prat to head up the Foreign Service. Maybe we SHOULD send some our politicians back to the motherland....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Beware using any open flame in a boat for heating. Unless you have a flue, you can deplete the oxygen, you get drowsy, fall asleep and die. Not that it would be a bad way to go but not great if you...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    At this stage, it looks like light NE for next Thursday Gary but there's a trough developing inland which could develop into a low pressure cell, so watch that. Forecasts of our coast are rarely...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Bastards without wooden boats?

    Rick
  43. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Boris for Foreign Secretary. That should go well!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It might knock some sense into me!

    The boat has provision for two boards but I'll just use the one.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I don't think I've ever seen a Sabre. I've got two VJs at present. I bought another one from the VJ Association for the sails, boom and other bits. The hull's GRP and no good, apparently, so I'm...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, good on you Bruce!

    Going to be winidier for you tomorrow Jeff! Put a couple of reefs in! Windy here tomorrow too but not a gale. Good, steady NW today - would have been perfect for sailing....
  47. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Largely because our country is run by sheep. Britain and USA are run primarily by idiots who keep getting their countries embroiled in ridiculous wars. Our sheepish government then drags us into it....
  48. Thread: A flint

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    Re: A flint

    Thanks for bumping this - I'd missed the final photos. She looks terrific! Great job!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You probably wouldn't have seen any.

    Looks good Tom!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, okay, we have possums in and around our house, snakes, frogs, echidnas, koalas in our yard but, generally speaking, there's a lot more underwater. ....

    Rick
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