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    Certainly good to have an escape pod.


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    There's a Steel boat up near the quarry, about 10 m above present sea level………………..

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    Near the quarry... taking in ballast maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Maybe global warming and rising sea levels are starting to alarm some people. Hold onto your boat for a few more years, the price may go into orbit.
    If the sea level keeps rising, and Arawana keeps rising relative to sea level, Arawana will eventually go into orbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    There's a Steel boat up near the quarry, about 10 m above present sea level……………&hell ip;..


    Waiting for the quarry to hit the water table?


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    Does anyone here want, or know someone who could use, a small set of lifelines?



    The stantions are 500mm high. Six per side. The bases are separate, and most have some slight angle to match the deck. Bases are 100x50mm with four bolt holes.

    The total length including the drops each end (see photo) is around 5m.

    Everything is still together, including a full set of mounting bolts.
    In my opinion the mounting bolts aren't adequate, being pieces of threaded rod which were glued into the deck, with cap nuts holding the stantion bases. It's all there, though.

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    Also, anyone want 4x Barlow #15 winches that need cleaning up, regreasing and reassembling?

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    Why don't you want your lifelines and winches? Is the boat dead?

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    The boat has been reborn without lifelines, and with different winches. (she's this boat now)

    I'm cleaning out the garage, and these things aren't particularly saleable but will almost certainly be useful to the right person. :-)

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    All the old standing rigging is sitting around here too, but I figured it's not much good for a boat, being really old, so I figured I'd offer it locally on Gumtree or Freecycle or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The boat has been reborn without lifelines, and with different winches. (she's this boat now)

    I'm cleaning out the garage, and these things aren't particularly saleable but will almost certainly be useful to the right person. :-)


    That's a stunning transformation


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The boat has been reborn without lifelines, and with different winches. (she's this boat now)

    I'm cleaning out the garage, and these things aren't particularly saleable but will almost certainly be useful to the right person. :-)
    Oh I did see the pic of what she is now, just hadn't connected that with what she was. What a transformation!

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    She could be seen trying to get out. Just had to squint a bit:


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    Wow. I had not looked at those two photos side-by-side until just then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    She could be seen trying to get out. Just had to squint a bit:

    Just as well you rescued her Matt she would have had a permanent mud berth had she stayed in that location .last time we visited Kangeroo Pt the whole basin was completely silted.

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    Bloody marvelous !

    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Just noticing your standing rigging... synthetic?

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    Yes.
    I was almost going to chime in on your thread asking about this, but I don't have enough experience with the other options.

    Add my voice to the others who have said "You'll never look back once you try it." It's SO easy to work with even I can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    That's a stunning transformation


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    I second that. She looks like a real sailing vessel now!

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    What are your new winches Matt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What are your new winches Matt?

    Rick
    Years ago I almost bought Resolution a 48’Gaffer that leisurely sailed around the world with Horst and Susan Oltjen aboard.
    The only winch aboard Resolution was the anchor windlass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Bloody marvelous !

    I like the before and after...particularly the after, nice work.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Matt I think you've been seriously delinquent in your obligation to post photos and updates here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What are your new winches Matt?
    They're old, not new :-) Some little bottom-handle bronze snubbers found in the spare parts box at the slipway. I forget the name on them. There are no winches on the mast now.

    I'm finding that I don't really use them as sheet winches much. The loads aren't very high, and I sheet in by pulling athwartships on the sheet between the winch and cleat, then taking up on the cleat. The runners are set up to go onto the winch, so they are used for that when I'm feeling keen..


    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Matt I think you've been seriously delinquent in your obligation to post photos and updates here.
    I know. Sorry! :-) Still no photos sailing, but I haven't missed a week.

    I went out on Thursday for a quick look and resolved (afterwards) to sail in and out of the creek even when single handed (which I was at the time) because the chop at the creek mouth in a NE'er is crap with no sails up, and the motor is hopeless in the chop too. Low tide made it worse. I have to keep reminding myself: There's room inside to head up and drop sails!

    Trying to hoist and hand sails with one arm around the mast to hold on is just silly when there's all that flat water inside.
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    Sounds like you have an ideal location!

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    I was quietly thinking that motor is a bit of a travesty

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sounds like you have an ideal location!
    Yep. It's a good little harbour.

    I sail in when I have someone to steer while I drop sails, but I'm going to start doing it single handed too. If the wind is on the nose going in, then it's from the SE and the sea outside isn't as bad so I can motor in.

    I don't have a quick way to lash the tiller, so I think that'll be the next thing to tweak. That'll get me another thirty seconds sometimes. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I was quietly thinking that motor is a bit of a travesty
    I speak that thought loudly and frequently. If the motor was actually any good then I could almost tolerate the extraordinary ugliness. But it's barely any @#&* use either!

    Once I'm more confident sailing in and out, and have that yuloh working...

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    My long term plan is for a little inboard electric motor. I already have a 15" Gori 2-blade folding prop I got on eBay. It's going to be installed offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Yes.
    I was almost going to chime in on your thread asking about this, but I don't have enough experience with the other options.

    Add my voice to the others who have said "You'll never look back once you try it." It's SO easy to work with even I can do it.
    Yep, I'm going to give it a whirl. Bought some Dynice dux. If you are willing to post more photos I would be keen to see any details of your rig.

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    Have you looked at this thread on setting up a Dyneema rig? http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...Served-Dyneema

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    That's one of my favourite threads. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Have you looked at this thread on setting up a Dyneema rig? http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...Served-Dyneema
    Yes, read it cover to cover at least a hundred times (so far). Initially I had been thinking to copy, but have some reservations, the biggest being that dyneema's weak point is high temperature... apparently over 70 degrees is enough to damage it. So bearing in mind that my part of the world sometimes hits 50 degrees in the shade, what do you reckon are the chances for a rig made from dyneema, wrapped in mat black serving, sitting in the sun in summer?

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    Toast! I wasn't aware of Dyneema's temperature sensitivity! Here in the NW US we don't have that heat problem...hypOthermia tends to be more of an issue. Thanks for the heads-up...I'll obviously have to do more research before I think Dyneema for rigging as we do see 30-32 C fairly often in the summer... and sub-zero C in the winter.

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    There are some strength by temperature data published by DSM which should be easy to locate with some googling. Dyneema is supposed to be excellent for cold temperature, so depends where you're going. I suspect bare dyneema, or dyneema with a pale coloured cover may be ok even in a hot climate. A black cover, however, might get too hot in some parts of the world. Having said that, Spectra is essentially the same material and has been around for decades, yet I've not heard of temperature related failures even though some ropes have quite dark coloured covers. All a bit confusing really.

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